Where is Kara Nichols? The beautiful lingerie model has disappeared, worrying family and friends who just want to know she is safe and sound and want her home.
There has also been quite a bit of discussion as to why the case of Kara Nichols hasn’t, until very recently, garnered a lot of attention.
We usually see this type of discussion when an African American girl disappears. The usual complaint of the families of missing African American women is that if the girl missing was pretty, blonde and white, that it would make national headlines.
In this case, Kara Nichols fits the bill; she’s gorgeous, blonde and white so how come her case has received such little attention and she has been missing for over a month?
Is is because she models underwear and that her profession is somehow looked down upon?
That seems to be what her family thinks. On the Kara Nichols family facebook page, Help Us Find Kara Nichols, they are asking media outlets not to post the “racy” photos of their daughter and have also said that the media is portraying Kara as someone they (the family) are not familiar with. They also state that she is someone’s daughter and her disappearance is suspicious.
While we fully understand, and respect, what the family is saying, it is important for them to understand, in order to garner the media attention that they say they want and have not received, that full disclosure is best. Their daughter, Kara Nichols, does have a modeling profile posted on modelmayhem, some of her photos are more than just “racy” and it may be linked to her disappearance so it might not be the best move for them to discount that.
ModelMayhem does not always attract the best clientele.
Further, if you look at the photos they have posted, they bear little resemblance to the model persona of Kara Nichols so they may miss out on important leads from someone that may have recognized her from her modeling photos.
While I understand they may perceive her as the little girl with the hat/hoodie on, the photos exposing her private body parts, show that she was likely caught up in the adult world.
Perhaps some of the more tasteful modeling photos distributed might help.
It is likely that authorities have their reasons, but the last phone call made by Kara Nichols is lacking details. It is said that the last call from her cell phone was made at 11:45 pm on the night of October 9th. Who did she call? Did she call her family? Who did she speak to?
Did she ever disappear for a few days, without contacting anyone, or is this the first time?
Does she have a boyfriend?
There is also information that she was going to go to Denver, CO for work. Was she on her way to work at 11:45 pm.? Was she going to the Beautiful Distraction Models office – if they even have an office or was she meeting someone that she independently met on ModelMayhem? Did Beautiful Distractions Models broker the deal, although they emphasize they are NOT an agency.
People will naturally jump to the conclusion that, due to Kara Nichols line of work, it is automatically tied to her disappearance but that may not be true.
She’s a beautiful young woman, who could have attracted unwanted attention from a number of sources.
Last year, Christiana Melusine Fesmire, disappeared and was ultimately found dead. She, too, had a ModelMayhem profile but her death was carried out by someone who used to live in the same apartment complex that she did.
It can be very difficult when the family tries to control what information the media and bloggers have access to and, ultimately can hinder their efforts.
Here’s what we know.
Kara Nichols, 19, is a model. She is a lingerie/underwear model and her facebook page says that she works for Beautiful Distractions Models, who bill themselves as NOT a modeling agency but a promotional modeling company yet they offer a way for people to book models. Confusing stuff! (see more information on Beautiful Distractions Model below). Kara Nichols supposedly has been modeling underwear since February.
Here ModelMayhem profile says she has been modeling since February and her facebook profile says she is from Chicago, IL.
Could she have traveled there, for whatever reason, and not notified anyone?
We will only post the “family approved” photos, however if you want to see additional of photos of how she might have appeared when she disappeared, you can follow some of the links within this article.
She was last seen on October 9th in Colorado Springs and her cell phone was used at 11:45 pm that night. That is the last known contact from Kara Nichols.
Police believe that she was traveling to Denver, CO for work. Family and friends are concerned because it is not like the 19 year old to be out of contact with them.
It appears that Nichols never arrived for whatever work assignment, presumably modeling, that she took in Denver.
The family of Kara Nichols family have apparently been concerned about the lack of attention the case has received and contacted the National Women’s Coalition Against Violence & Exploitation (NVCAV) to help raise awareness about her disappearance. Michele Bart of NVCAV and Helping Heroes is helping to raise awareness.
The family have also launched a Help Find Kara facebook page.
Due to this awareness that has now been raised, the disappearance of Kara Nichols has now been deemed suspicious and there will be a news conference held Tuesday at 2pm.
They only seem to have a facebook page. Their facebook page identifies themselves as Beautiful Distraction Models, yet the address within their facebook address identifies themselves as BeautifulDistractionsmodeling.
The web address for www.beautifuldistractionsmodeling.com brings you to a Go Daddy page that says the domain name expired on October 10, 2012; interestingly only one day after Kara Nichols went missing. The web address for www.beautifuldistractionsmodels.com does bring you to a website but, as of this writing, there is absolutely no information on the page.
It is not known if the expired web address or the empty one belongs to the modeling “agency”.
There is also a Beautiful Distractions Modeling MySpace but it’s contents are private.
On the “official” faceboook page, the owner is listed as J Anthony and the only mode of contact is a telephone number and a yahoo email address.
There is a J Anthony Photography that is from Colorado and lists a web address at www.modelmayhem.com/221202, however when you visit the site, that profile has been removed.
It appears that J Anthony is J Anthony Guarnica who has taken most of the photos of Kara Nichols.
Let’s hope that Kara Nichols is found safe.
If you have any information regarding the Kara Nichols case, please contact Detective Cliff Porter at (719) 520-7227 or http://shr.elpasoco.com/. Case #12-12983