"The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be."

  —  Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Model Board is a unique educational and promotional platform, intended to offer model development, mentoring, coaching and workshops for those in the greater Kansas City-metro area 

who are interested in learning and sharing about the fashion world.





Noelle Manica has been modeling for nearly 20 years.  Her experience covers the areas of runway, editorial, commercial, on-camera and voice-over acting. Her Pilates training and Scottish Highland dance training provide her with a strong background in body awareness and movement.

While in highschool, Noelle was scouted at a model competition in Houston, Texas, and signed by Intermedia/Page Parkes, but really started her modeling career working with Chloe Dao, the winner of Project Runway's 2nd season. She was signed by Exposure Model & Talent when she moved to Kansas City in 2003, and was also signed with Talent Unlimited before signing with Voices& Model and Talent Agency. Noelle is also represented by West Model & Talent Management in St. Louis, MO; by TNG Models in Las Vegas, NV; by The Rock Agency in Chicago, IL and Madison, WI; by O Models in Los Angeles, CA; and by Amax Talent in Nashville, TN.  Noelle also serves as Director of Model Development for Kansas City Fashion Council, Inc. and works with them to provide various learning opportunities for the local community.

The highlights of her runway career include Paris Fashion Week, Miami Swim Week, and NYFW. Noelle also models in and supports shows in Kansas City such as Kansas City Fashion Week, West 18th Street Fashion Show, Local Runway, West 18th Fashion Show, The Kritiq and "Fashion Honors Autism".

National campaigns include Hallmark, DeVry, Wendy's, Dole, Sprint, Applebee's, Garmin, PetSmart, Edward Jones, Gordman's, Waddell & Reed, and Grandstand Glassware & Apparel. Local clients include Lee Jeans, Alysa Rene Boutique, Park Place, Legends Outlets, Sitzmark Boutique, LBA Plumbing, VML, High-Tech Institute, Institute of Technology, Argosy University, Bryan College, Southwest Florida College, Bryman College, and National Seminars Group.  

Noelle was honored to be featured in a recent blog by MaRKET ASSEMBLY, a local Kansas City collection of curated brands and independent boutiques,  for the modern woman on-the-go, the executive, the power house mama, the traveler and the spirited entrepreneur.