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24th March 2020
Proceeds From Kathy Tong's Not-Quite-Supermodel To Go To The Covid-19 Solidarity Response Fund

A few days ago, Kathy Tong (Writer) and Stephanie Jimenez Schiller (Artist) announced that sales from Not-Quite-Supermodel will be going to the World Health Organisation's Covid-19 Solidarity Response Fund throughout the course of 2020.

The money raised from the book help WHO's mission in understanding the spread of the virus, ensuring patients get the care they need and frontline workers get the protective gear, inform the public on prevention techniques, and accelerating efforts to develop vaccines, tests and treatments.

The announcement came via posts on the book's social media channels; "During these unprecedented and uncertain times, it's inspiring to see communities come together and support each other. It speaks volumes about the human spirit. In recognition of all these acts of kindness, for the rest of the year, Stephanie and I will be donating all of the proceeds from the sales of Not-Quite-Supermodel to the Covid-19 Solidarity Response Fund, which supports The World Health Organisation as they lead the fight against this pandemic." 

In addition to being a published author, you may also recognise Kathy from some of her previous work as a model and spokesperson for a number of make-up and fashion brands worldwide, but also as the actor behind the lovely but deadly Mona Sax from Max Payne II: The Fall of Max Payne. She's a lady with many hats!

As a model, her first book is something that is close to her passions and her experiences and slightly autobiographical in many ways. Still, it is a work of fiction and follows the adventures of Alex, a newly-aspiring model who moves to New York after encountering a model scout at her previous job.

You can purchase the book at the following stores and help support WHO's international efforts at Amazon US, Amazon UK, Books Inc, Barnes & Noble, Apple Books, Indigo, and Green Apple Books.




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Official Synopsis: 

Alex Emmerson is painfully awkward, exquisitely unfashionable, and she’s never fit in anywhere. When a smooth-talking model scout discovers her slicing fish at a Canadian Safeway, she offers Alex the chance at a career she never knew she wanted.

Armed with a suitcase full of neuroses, Alex sets off to reinvent herself in the Big Apple. Buyer beware: it’s a runway to hell but perdition does have its perks.

Take a peek behind the glamour, and follow Alex’s laugh-out-loud exploits as she attempts to navigate New York’s high-adrenaline fashion scene. This self-deprecating narrative is a realistic portrayal of a model in the making.

Not-Quite-Supermodel captures how it feels to be young and on your own in New York City, with its limitless possibilities, dramatic highs and lows, and the sense of victory that comes from relentless perseverance.

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