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Lake Tahoe Realtor from Chase International picked by AARP as Real People Model after nationwide search

Provided to TribuneSusanna Gascoine.

AARP The Magazine, the definitive voice for 50+ Americans and the world’s largest-circulation magazine with more than 33 million readers, announced the winners of the 2008 Faces of 50+ Real People Model Search.

Lake Tahoe-based Susanna Gascoine, a Realtor for Chase International, was chosen in The Faces of 50+ Real People Model Search which looks for vivacious, active men and women who reflect AARP and the magazine’s belief that beauty and style don’t expire as you age.

After combing through over 14,000 applicants from online submissions and entries gathered at the 2nd annual AARP The Magazine Road Show, AARP The Magazine selected eight “faces” and left it up to America to choose the final two “Reader’s Choice” winners.

The winners were chosen because they truly embody the best qualities of 50+ America and are revealed in the magazine’s March/April issue in a feature story spotlighting smart spring looks and style tips.

Contestants entered the model search by having their pictures taken at the AARP The Magazine Road Show stops or by submitting their photo online at The magazine’s editors then hand- selected eight of the winning models in age groups 50-59, 60-69, and 70+, in addition to 16 Reader’s Choice finalists to be voted on, online by readers.

After more than ten thousand votes were logged, the final two Reader’s Choice winners emerged.

The 2008 Faces of 50+ Real People Models

In their 50’s:

” Marilyn Bray Campbell of Charlotte, North Carolina

” Garry Michael Albrecht of Chicago, Illinois

” Patricia Benavidez of Galveston, Texas

” Vincent Spaulding of Berkeley, California

In their 60’s:

” Susanna Gascoine of Lake Tahoe, Nevada

” Michael Garnet Rank of Wesley Chapel, Florida

” Carol DeFore of Encino, California * Readers Choice

” Thadette “Tina” Nelson of Monroe Township, New Jersey

In her 70’s:

” Christine Andrews of Fair Lawn, New Jersey * Readers Choice

In her 80’s:

” Daisy Spears Stroud of Charlotte, North Carolina

The winners were flown to New York City for a professional photo. Alongside their personal profiles, the winners are outfitted in the chicest spring fashions and our expert stylist gives top tips on how to dress your best assets.

Additional information can be found online at

For a copy of the magazine or to speak with an AARP The Magazine editor or one of the Faces of 50+ Real People Models, please contact Meghan Holston, Coburn Communication, 212.382.4450 or

About AARP The Magazine

With more than 33 million readers nationwide, AARP The Magazine ( is the world’s largest circulation magazine and the definitive lifestyle publication for Americans 50+. Reaching over 22.5 million households, AARP The Magazine delivers comprehensive content through in- depth celebrity interviews, health and fitness features, consumer interest information and tips, book and movie reviews and financial guidance.

Published bimonthly in print and continually online, AARP The Magazine was founded in 1958 and is the flagship title of AARP Publications.

About Chase International

Headquartered in Lake Tahoe, Nevada since 1986, with seven offices in the region (Zephyr Cove, Glenbrook, Incline Village, Tahoe City, Truckee, South Lake Tahoe and Reno) and one in London, England, Chase International and its exclusive affiliations handles a large share of the country’s property. Currently Chase International has one of the top five most expensive properties ever listed in the nation – Tranquility located at Lake Tahoe, for $100 million.

With more than 140 professional RealtorsĀ® boasting an array of industry certifications and the highest volume per sales agent in the area, Chase International successfully represents homes at all price levels. For more information about Chase International visit

About AARP

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization that helps people

50+ have independence, choice and control in ways that are beneficial and

affordable to them and society as a whole. AARP does not endorse

candidates for public office or make contributions to either political campaigns

or candidates. We produce AARP The Magazine, published bimonthly; AARP

Bulletin, our monthly newspaper; AARP Segunda Juventud, our bimonthly

magazine in Spanish and English; NRTA Live & Learn, our quarterly newsletter

for 50+ educators; and our website, AARP Foundation

is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection, and empowerment

to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors,

and sponsors. We have staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of

Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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