Always up for an adventure, we decided to go spend an afternoon at Holt High School in Wentzville, Missouri for their career day. Surrounded by tables for colleges, military service, technical schools, etc… our Mother Model Management booth stood out to say the least. In those situations, we tend to be overwhelmed with aspiring models wanting to be discovered. Walking through the gymnasium our eyes caught a young handsome guy, Jud Birza. He more than likely would have never come up to us,we were happy to see him walking with a girl across the room.
Jud was dynamic, open, fun-loving, and actively involved in his favorite spot, water skiing. He was open to our offer to pursue modeling and we began by developing his look and style. We started by submitting digitals shot in our backyard which eventually led to him booking jobs for Abercrombie & Fitch, Cosmopolitan, and L’Uomo Vogue. Eventually Jud moved to Los Angeles, living as a college student and model. As life would have it, a door opened up through the industry that led to an audition for the hit CBS series, Survivor. Jud was cast in the 2010 season in Nicaragua. He became the youngest million dollar winner of Survivor at just 21 years of age! We had a blast tuning in every week to see him win competitions and move on to the next week.
Jud continues to model and will have a solid, lucrative career. He has always maintained his love for acting as well, staying plugged in to classes and acting coaches. Nothing would surprise us regarding his future, he has big goals and we are sure he will accomplish them.