WA Today: “Marketers cash in on Obama girls”
But what will the first mum make of the next wave of lookalikes: child models who are being recruited throughout America because they look like Sasha and Malia?
“People are looking for girls who resemble them,” says Charlie Winfield, the head booker at the FunnyFace Today agency. “Photographers even want them for their portfolios.”
Marlene Wallach, president of Wilhelmina Kids & Teens, says the First Daughters are tough subjects to match. “It’s a very specific age and a very specific ethnicity, so there aren’t that many girls that would necessarily fit the bill.”
Kwan, the opposition critic for housing and mental health, gave birth 41/2 months ago to a baby boy, Renan. She has continued to breast-feed him, often expressing her milk with a pump and storing it for feeding later. […]
However, security officials became anxious when the unit went through a scanner. Kwan said she spoke to a supervisor and a manager, both of whom were suspicious about why she would carry a breast pump and ice packs, but have no baby with her.