America's Next Top (Role) Model

Leah Darrow, once a contestant on the reality show America's Next Top Model, is now pursuing a life as a role model.
“For years my faith took a back seat until it all came to a soulful boiling point during a high power photo shoot, where I turned back to God and my faith,” confesses nationally known Catholic speaker Leah Darrow.

“Ever heard that prodigal son story? I’m his sister,” she said.
Darrow has left the world of high fashion to join the cause of Pure Fashion. "Pure Fashion is an international faith based program designed for girls 14-18 to help young women re-discover and re-affirm their innate value and authentic femininity."

Darrow, who now travels around promoting her new cause continues to model, but with a different approach. “I bring each modeling opportunity to Our Blessed Mother; if I feel that I can participate in it with her by my side, then I know Jesus will be happy with it,” she said.

Leah also has a new blog called Exposed and on it she writes:
If it is my Constitutional right and freedom to kill my child through abortion, then I’d rather be a slave to my Catholic Faith. If it is my right and freedom to dress and act provocative, then I’d rather be considered a prude. If it is my right and freedom to sterilize myself through contraception, then I’d rather be fruitful. If it is my right and freedom to become some “thing”, a sexual object, then I’d rather become some “one”, deserving of dignity.
It is so nice to have her on the team. It is really tough for Matt & me being the only really good-looking people in the Catholic blogosphere!! This takes some of the pressure off us ;-P

Go say hello.


  1. "designed for girls 14-18"

    Gosh, they ought start for girls around age six. Thank god for Catholic school uniforms. It's not easy to find appropriate play clothing for my kindergartner. I don't need "princess" emblazoned on my daughter's rear nor does she need a "future drama queen" T-shirt. Thank goodness for hand-me-downs from relatives and friends who can shop at better stores than I can.

  2. This is such a great organization...and anonymous above--I have a 6 yr old daughter, too, and agree with you completely!

  3. How wonderful to have someone "in the industry" concerned about this issue. I can't believe that there are moms that let thier little ones wear "spank pants"...why would ANY mom want people looking at their daughter's backside???
    Thankfully my girls are still modest young ladies...but it sure is difficult to find nice clothing!

  4. Most encouraging news I've read in years. I did say hello. Thanks Archbolds :)

  5. Isn't Pure Fashion sponsored by the Legionaries of Christ?

  6. "Thank God for Catholic school uniforms"

    Plaid skirts should get kicked to the curbside... They are one of the most highly desired outfits perverts want to see girls of all ages dressed in. I'd rather my Catholic daughter wear blue jeans and a tucked in shirt!

  7. About a month ago I expressed concern in two comments (the first you deleted) that you were linking arms with Fr. Maciel's prodigy, the Legion of Christ.

    Now you're promoting its apostolates!

    And, like the "good NCR" and Zenit, you've had nothing at all to say about Fr. Maciel.

    Wonderful! Good to know I was wrong all along!


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