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New Memoir Details New Orleans Native’s Journey from Abuse to International Fame


NEW ORLEANS — New Orleans native Victor Schmitt, who worked as a successful model and actor in runway shows, print ads, and commercials for the world’s top clothing designers, has published his memoir, JACK IN THE BOX, Finding MY Hidden Truth and Purpose in the Game of Life.

Due out July 1, the book details his early life in New Orleans, his abusive childhood and his career as an international fashion model and actor.  Dividing his material into “boxes,” Schmitt discusses his life and the greater issues of the day. The book includes a “box” of questions for readers or book clubs to consider as they go through the chapters, as well as an extensive resource list.

“From the time I was a little boy, my path was being molded and influenced by the generation I was born into: who my parents were and the way they were raised, their economic status, where I grew up in the world, the religion I was raised to follow, my skin color and gender, what I was learning in school. I was a programmed version of myself. Taking my life into my own hands, I re-evaluated all the things that had defined the person I was at that point. It was then I decided to create the new me, the Jack OUT of the Box,” Schmitt said.

The book, published by LMG Entertainment and printed by New Orleans-based printing company Pel Hughes, is available online through

Now residing in the greater New Orleans area, Schmitt is a writer, public speaker and presenter, editor, film producer and photographer, as well as the president of Victor’s International Model and Talent Management. In his spare time he plays drums and basketball. He is married and the father of two. This is his first book.


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