Promotions, Inc. is known as one of Texas' top promotional
modeling agencies. Stephanie Stenzel Talafuse open
her company in 1992. She is celebrating 20 years in
would like to ask about the person behind the company
when did you become interested in industry and how
did you start your own company?
I've been modeling since the age of 14. I was always
in dance, drama and pageants so it was natural for
me to go into modeling with my height. I realized
when I was in high school that I wanted to make
a career out of modeling. I won a regional model
search through Page Parkes Modeling Agency and they
sent me to Milan, Italy to model when I graduated
high school. Once I was working in Milan I realized
I wanted to open my own agency when I got back to
Texas. When I returned I went to Sam Houston State
University and got my Bachelor's of Fine Arts in
Radio, TV and Film and started my own agency in
Who are the others involved with making the business
a success and what are their positions in the company?
I have my parents to thank for being there and believing
in me. They spent a lot of time and money on modeling
schools, photoshoots and lessons. Everything else
was my own hard work and dedication.
As Premiere has evolved over the years into a company
that does all the work, leaving the client the time
to relax and enjoy the event. You provide full service
for promoting and coordinating, what are some of
the things your company provides for creating an
event that is hassle free for the client and leaves
that lasting memory?
I started my agency as a choreography and modeling
agency then went into staffing and coordinating
events. We do everything from choreographing fashion
shows, producing pageants and model searches and
helping with grand openings, conventions, parties
and nightclub events.
Who are some of the companies Premiere have done
business with in coordinating their functions and
what do you find to be the most interesting and
I love all the aspects of coordinating events &
parties. It feels great to have someone come up
and say wow that was a fun event or what a great
party. We have worked with numerous companies including;
feel free to use any of the companies listed on
As Premiere host various yearly events under trademarked
titles, what do you feel are the benefits of the
events, as for enriching and promoting the models
I enjoy changing the lives of my models & staff.
It's truly amazing to take a new girl in the industry
and help train and guide her. Because I was once
a model I understand the pressures, stress and financial
aspect of modeling. You get turned down a lot more
than you realize so it's important to stay positive
and reach for your goals. Some models want to be
famous, others want to have fun and meet new people
and others just want to make extra money.
As you're recognized for handling some of Texas
top models in the industry what do you look for
in a model and what ages?
Most of our models are 21 & up and are TABC
certified to serve and promote liquor. Most of our
clients are nightclub and liquor companies we need
them to be legal and certified. We used to produce
all natural pageants for kids so we have a big data
base of children 1-12 years as well. We also staff
some male models 21-35yrs for bartending and special
PLEASE MAKE NOTE OF OUR NEW SUITE NUMBER:
Stephanie Stenzel Talafuse - President
PREMIERE PROMOTIONS, Inc.
5959 West Loop South, Suite 384
Bellaire, TX 77401