Last year's Model America champions were diverse in their paths to winning.  Megan Powell had never competed in any show or much of a work resume.  But, her presence and potential are outstanding, appearance unique are looks rich with incredible locks of curly hair.  Matus Valent came all the way from Slovakia and has parlayed a world class volleyball career into photographic, commercial, video and theatrical showcase.  At 6'3", the blond hair, blue eye striker captures the eyes of casting agents whenever he auditions.   This year, nearly 200 both new and experienced sports fitness models from all walks of life will compete in Hollywood but all hoping to launch and advance their careers.  Also, many of the new models wanting to introduce themselves will compete at one or more regional and international events.