First Impression Student Competed against 106 contestants
at National American Miss, July 18th,2015, Orlando, Fl
Capturing 2nd Runner Up

Mariana won 5 additional awards including Photogenic, Runway,
and Most Promising Model

First Impressions Students Mariana Togado and Alexis Harris* both placed in the Top 20 out of 106 contestants!
National American Miss, Orlando, Fl on July 18th, 2015
*Newcomer to pageant training, Alexis Harris, completed only 3 hours of training prior to the event.   Good Job Alexis!


Children, Teens and Adult Summer Workshop see workshops for full details.

First Impressions Tampa

First Impressions Tampa

Exciting New Workshops for Teens, Children & Adults

Professional Training in:

• Poise & Self Confidence
• Etiquette & Social “I.Q.”
• Wardrobe Styling
• Acting for the Camera
• Runway & Print Modeling
• T.V. Acting
• Photography and Comp Cards

Under the direction of Joann Torretta and a staff of professionals.

Classes are Limited
Call Today to Register!

Workshops are offered in Hillsborough and Pasco counties!

Joann Torretta, director of First Impressions, is recognized nationally as a leader in fashion and image development training. Her achievements have earned her National titles as “Leader in Fashion Education” by New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology and “Outstanding Career Woman of Tampa Bay”. Joann holds a B.S. Degree in Speech and Theater from Northwestern University, Chicago.

Gayle Guyardo, Host of Channel 8 WFLA-TV as the Morning News Anchor, is a graduate of First Impressions and is Joann Torretta’s daughter! First Impressions’ placement center has booked countless career opportunities in both the entertainment and business world.

…First Impressions is celebrating 45 years in business and has over 70,000 graduates, many of which are highly successful in fashion, modeling and television.

Daughters and sons of graduates are now enrolling.

…First Impressions offers small classes with individual attention.

…First Impressions instructors are certified or have a degree in their field of expertise.

…First Impressions photographers will help you create winning composites and portfolios.