One-year-old Jason Cohen, son of Lauren and Scott Cohen of Cranford, recently launched his modeling career when he appeared on the cover of the June 13-24 issue of New York Magazine.
“My cousin lives near a talent agent on Staten Island, Tribute Talent,” Lauren told NJJN. “We went to visit her and signed on. Then a few months later, she called us and said New York Magazine was looking for a one-year-old baby with little-to-no hair — Jason!”
But Jason did not have the job handed to him — he had to audition. “We went and tried out and were called back along with five other babies,” Lauren wrote in an e-mail.
The article that Jason’s picture accompanies contains a list of top physicians in each field of medicine as well as doctors’ personal stories of life-changing surgeries they have performed.
“Jason had a wonderful time on the set,” Lauren said. “The staff played with him and they were extremely kind to the babies.” Due to this positive experience, Lauren looks forward to future modeling opportunities for Jason. “We would love to do more modeling or commercials.”
And pride is running through the family. Five-year-old Ethan is, according to Lauren, “glowing at his brother being on the cover” and even expressed an interest in modeling himself, to make money to buy himself more Super Mario Wii games.