August 2017

25 Aug 2017

A crowning achievement

It was a simple postcard that helped a shy, small-town girl from Castalia, Ohio become a national beauty queen. "I was an only child, shy, awkward and studious. I always had my nose in a book," said Cynthia Pensiero-DeFazio, an Allen Tate Realtor® with the Union County-New Town Road office. One day, the mail included a postcard for the Barbizon Modeling School. Cynthia's mother thought this would be a good opportunity, and enrolled her daughter. After completing the classes, Cynthia did some runway modeling and at 15, entered the Miss Teen Ohio pageant. "It was a great experience. I met Halle Berry," said Cynthia. "Then I chose to focus on school." Fast-forward a few years to 1995. Cynthia's friend saw an ad in the newspaper...
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