You might not know her by name, but you have probably seen Shannon Malone many times. Malone has done some acting, as well as appearing on a few posters, in several music videos and on the covers of many magazines. She was also featured on several cards in the BenchWarmer trading card series.
I met Malone several years ago. I hadn't planned on talking to her and had no questions for her. However, as I was meandering around, she started a conversation and my friend and I found her very articulate and interesting. We didn't talk about her career, either. We talked about business.
Models can get bad reputations at times, but Malone came off as personable and as a smart businesswomen. She admitted she didn't have the acting chops to win any awards, but she was having fun, making a living and doing other things, too.
She came to the show prepared, armed with several 8x10's, trading cards, posters and videos. She said she wanted to make sure she had every fan covered. It sounds kind of cold, but really it is good business.