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GETTING WEALTHY AS AN ARTIST'S MODEL AT AGE
OF EIGHT YEARS
Seattle,, Wash,, Jan, 23. Al
though she is "only 8 years old,
Nevilla Wheeler is earning' big
money as an artist's model. She
is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
X). A. Wheeler and has been pos
ing since she was 5.
Nevilla goes to public school,
studies music and still plays with
dolls. But she is regarded by
Seattle artists as the biggest find
'h the west. She has been offered
Many opportunities to "go to the
big art centers in the east, but
her mother says "no." Nevilla
can "hold a pose" for 10 minutes
at a stretch.
"I like to pose better than go
ing to school -or playing with
dolls. I like it better than any
thing," says Nevilla.
But Nevilla's mother says she
can only pose till she gets big.
Her sister, Juanita, used to pose,
too. But she's too old now, Her
mother says, "and little Nevilla
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