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April 23, 2012 15:00 ET

maurices Announces Winners of Nationwide Model Search

DULUTH, MN--(Marketwire - Apr 23, 2012) - maurices (NASDAQ: ASNA) has revealed the 12 winners of maurices Main Street Model Search. The following women have been chosen to model for the young women's fashion retailer in upcoming fashion campaigns:

  • Alexandra Stebbing, Cairo, NE
  • Briana Palumbo, Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Brittany Tutt, Dawn, MO
  • Elizabeth James, Bourbonnais, IL
  • Jenna Thompson, Chandlerville, IL
  • Julie Sperfslage, Seneca, KS
  • Katie Kirk, Carlinville, IL
  • Kelsie Feller, Battle Creek, MI
  • Kristen Hurst, Mayo, FL
  • Micah Goodrich, DeKalb, IL
  • Micayla Tetivia, Greeley, CO
  • Taylor Everett, Dunseith, ND

This is the second year maurices has held the contest, which drew more than 1,400 contestants from around the country. Women entered the contest at, and online voters narrowed the search to the top 100. maurices chose 20 of these women to attend a casting call in Minneapolis, Minn., last week, where they participated in a series of interviews, hair and makeup sessions, and test shot photos. The judging panel from maurices, including celebrity judge and maurices designer Christopher Straub from Lifetime's "Project Runway," selected the 12 winners.

Each winner will receive a photo shoot in an iconic fashion shoot destination, which will gain the winning 12 national exposure through maurices stores and online at She will also receive $1,500 in maurices clothing and a $7,500 charitable makeover for a nonprofit in her hometown.

"We've been inspired by not only the number of participants in this year's search, but also the passion behind every contestant," said Brad Hartmann, maurices vice president of marketing. "We're excited to give another group of women the modeling opportunity of a lifetime and also see the impact of the charitable makeovers on these women's hometowns."

To learn more about the winners and follow them along their modeling journeys, visit

About maurices
, a division of Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASNA), is the leading hometown specialty store and authority for the savvy, fashion-conscious girl with a twenty-something attitude. Today, as maurices expands into the Canadian market, it operates more than 800 stores in 44 states. The retailer stands for fashion, quality, value and customer service. maurices' styles are inspired by the girl in everyone, in every size.

Note to media: Photos of each model are available for download at, on the Media page.

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