Keizer to cover girl

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes When she was a McNary High School student, Alesha Cubitt was likely most memorable because of her hair. She changed colors and styles regularly, even went so far as to shave it. “I was a complete tomboy,” Cubitt said. “I was actually really shy, I did track in high school and always got last place. I wasn’t great at school, but I got through it.” After graduating, Cubitt found work as a line cook at Emerald Pointe Senior Living Community. She was still working there in 2014 when she finally got around to sending some photos to Portland’s Muse Models agency. For years friends and associates had encouraged the 5-foot-10 Cubitt to give modeling a shot. This month, with her natural copper locks grown out to her shoulder, Cubitt is on the cover of a major Japanese fashion magazine, Spur. The cover is the result of her second international modeling trip and it’s her second cover on an overseas magazine. After connecting with Muse Models and garnering more than a little excitement about her look, Cubitt was sent to New York City where she got her first real taste of the modeling life and connected with Next Model Management, the agency sending her to the far-flung corners of the globe. “I went to do some testing shoots to get myself out there...

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