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Coming To A Newsstand Near You

Coming To A Newsstand Near YouTwo Tufts faces - a 1997 Tufts graduate and a Tufts senior - graced the pages of major fashion magazines in October.

Medford/Somerville, Mass. [10.16.02] For some members of the Tufts community, recent issues of international best-sellers Cosmopolitan and Seventeen Magazine may feature a couple of familiar faces. Selected for special sections of the magazines, a 1997 Tufts graduate and a Tufts senior each appeared in the major market glossies, which are read by millions of people every month.

"Easton native Michael Faradie is among 50 men featured in Cosmo's upcoming 'All About Men' November issue," reported the Easton Journal.

Faradie - and 49 other men from around the nation - were each selected as the representative for their home states. With a home in West Hollywood, the Tufts graduate was picked as California's top guy.

A child psychology major while at Tufts, Faradie is a rising actor and model.

"Faradie has appeared on 'All My Children' and 'The Bold and the Beautiful,'" reported the Journal. "He is the lead in 'Voluspa,' a fantasy adventure film which recently aired at the New York film festival."

The Tufts graduate says Cosmo may provide an important stepping stone to advance his career.

"Right now, acting is just a favorite hobby," he told Cosmo. "But winning an Oscar is still a secret pipe dream of mine."

His appearance in the magazine - which is the largest-selling young women's magazine in the world - has already helped him out. The feature spurned a series of scheduled TV appearances for Faradie, who was slated to be a guest on "Regis and Kelly" as well as "Entertainment Tonight."

"It should be pretty cool," he told the Journal.

Faradie's appearance isn't the first time this month that a member of the Tufts community was featured in a major fashion publication.

According to the Hartford Courant, Tufts senior Adair Ilyinsky - and her younger sister Tory - were among 17 women selected by Seventeen Magazine to model a winter coats by designers including DKNY and Tommy Hilfiger.

"Seventeen was seeking 'real girls,' not professional models, for a layout featuring 74 of the coolest pieces of outerwear among 'cold weather favorites,'" reported the Litchfield County Times.

The quantitative economics major and art history minor received the news of her selection this summer while she was working at her internship for Coach Leather.


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