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Our Story

Since 1976 the name Millie Lewis has been associated with the fine art of educating and promoting modeling and fashion in the southeastern United States. Millie Lewis, a Hall of Fame former cover/supermodel, founded this company that has provided integrity, knowledge, and expertise in the multifaceted field of commercial modeling, fashion modeling, and acting to individuals who strive for success.

Our Mission

Millie Lewis's Mission continues to promote excellence and integrity in the modeling and talent industries. We hold a great responsibility: the hopes, the dreams, and the potential of each person. We pledge to use our knowledge and connections to teach them, to promote them when advisable, and to protect them always.


Barbara & George Corell

Owners - Agency

In 1976, Barbara Corell became the director of Millie Lewis Modeling School & Agency. In 1982 George and Barbara Corell purchased the business from its founder, Millie Lewis. Together, they’ve built the company into South Carolina’s largest model/talent agency. Along the way, they’ve launched the careers of countless women and men who have gone on to work in local, regional, national and international markets. Millie Lewis graduates have been placed with world renowned modeling agencies including: Ford, Elite, Next, Wilhelmina, Folio-Japan, and Eye for I – Milan.

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Annie Guarcello

Owner / Director -  School 

Annie Guarcello has been a part of the Millie Lewis Agency and School since 2009.  She started as an instructor while modeling and acting for the agency; booking runway, print, and fitness model work, along with television, feature film, and short film projects.  


Annie is a graduate of Clemson University with a Bachelor of Science in Design and a Master of Architecture.  She has been a design and architecture professional since 2001, and has loved being able to fold her love for the world of design into her passion for helping others through Millie Lewis.

In January, 2020, with the blessing of the late Millie Lewis’s daughter, Carey, Annie purchased the school from Barbara and George Corell.  She and the Millie Lewis staff have committed themselves to upholding the established program whose driven purpose is building self-worth in children, teens, and adults in the community.  The literal thousands of individuals who have completed the program have gained a new sense of empowerment and inner confidence; a gift that will last a lifetime!


Elizabeth Rouprich

  • Millie Lewis Office Manager

  • BS degree in Retail from University of South Carolina

  • Professional Image Consultant

  • Teaches Adult Class


Shelly Massey

  • Has taught at Millie Lewis for over 30 years

  • Teaches Advanced Modeling Class


Chelsey Ashford

  • BS degree in Visual and Performing Arts from Lander University

  • Creative Director and Professional Photographer

  • Teaches Fresh Start Camps


Catie Rawl

  • Pursuing Master's Degree from Clemson University

  • Graduate of UofSC in Mass Communications 

  • Teaches Kids’ Club and Fresh Start

  • Pageant Prep Coach 

  • Birthday Party Staff


Ava Major

  • Millie Lewis Graduate

  • Pursuing Fashion Journalism/Merchandising

  • Teaches Kids’ Club 

  • Birthday Party Staff


Tammy Sorrells

  • Has taught at Millie Lewis for over 25 years

  • Executive Director of Jesus Baskets nonprofit

  • Teaches Kids' Club, Advanced Kids' Club, Pro Kids’ Club and Fresh Start


Bridgett Powell

  • Graduate of University of North Alabama

  • Teaches Fresh Start

  • Pageant Prep Coach


Audrey Dickson

  • Attends Florida State University

  • Graduate from SC Governor's School for Arts & Humanities

  • Teaches Kids' Club


Katelyn Wong

  • Millie Lewis Graduate

  • Trained in Performing Arts

  • Teaches Kids’ Club

  • Birthday Party Staff


Kayla Wong

  • Degree in Chinese Studies from Furman University

  • Subs for Kids' Club and Advanced Kids’ Club

  • Birthday Party Staff

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