Brains and beauty: Accountant moonlights as Milwaukee model

Published Feb. 18, 2015

Karen Leahy, a CPA and Milwaukee native, doesn't really talk about her other career - something she's been doing straight through since the '80s. "I'd rather be known for brains than beauty," says Leahy, who is also a successful part-time model. "I should have been a boy," she says, nuzzling her dog in her chic Downtown condo. "I like cars, sports and sex."


Five questions with Sarah, the outgoing "Rock Girl"

Published April 18, 2011

Sarah Martini is closing in on the end of her term as "Rock Girl," an annual promotion/contest that 102.9 FM "The Hog" promotes heavily on its station and at area events. Casting calls for the new Rock Girl begin April 23 from 8-10 p.m. at Whiskey Bar, and run through May 6. Then, fans can vote through the station's Web site or through Time Warner Cable On Demand. In June, it gets serious, with finalist events leading up to the crowning of a new Rock Girl on June 25.


Milwaukee's Top Model is Marteisha Dunson

Published Aug. 11, 2009

Saturday's competition was fierce, but Marteisha Dunson emerged as the winner of Milwaukee's Top Model Search, presented by and Milwaukee Magazine. The 23-year-old Milwaukee native out-walked nine other finalists for the grand prize package.


Derzon to play "Addy" in American Girl Show

Published March 18, 2005

This weekend, Glendale's Robyn Derzon will play "Addy" in The American Girl Fashion Show at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center. Like Addy, Derzon was also granted freedom, but in the form of a supportive family.


Interview with a Milwaukee nude model

Published Oct. 9, 2002

Pegi Taylor is a freelance writer, performance artist and a nude --or "art" -- model. Not a pin-up girl or the star of a series of adult videos, rather a self-described "Plain Jane" who, every week, walks into a classroom filled with artists, removes her clothing and poses for three hours while students sketch her hair, muscles, limbs and, well, everything else.