Model Spotlight |
Renaldo DorrelHe was discovered on the streets of Harlem. With a rich dark complexion that clearly glistened in the sun, yet excellent for profile modeling, agencies from around the world quickly embraced him. You can see Renaldo on the runways on 6th and 7th Avenues for major designers as well as roles in movies and videos for Mary J. Blige, Sean Puffy Combs, Will Smith and Amerie.
Renaldo, age 25 was born in Jamaica, West Indies and grew up in Harlem. He always had a vision of helping others to be their best from a very young age; he was a member of the Boys Choir of Harlem and a participant of the youth driven organization, The All Star Talent Network. The All Star Talent Network is a three part non-profit organization that gives paid internships, grand prizes for talent shows, and acting lessons for youth. Through the All Stars program, he was able to fine tune his talents and enter the world of mainstream entertainment.
After receiving notoriety within the fashion arena, Renaldo is ready to give back to the community. He started the series of Inspire the Youth “Phat” Fashion Shows of Harlem to provide the youth with opportunities outside of their community. Most youth only know about fashion from what they see on television. Inspire the Youth “Phat” Fashion Shows of Harlem, will give the youth of the community the opportunity to participate as models, designers, organizers, makeup, hair stylists’ and promoters.
Renaldo is pleased to say were moving on to our 3rd show case. Since showcase one and two, over five thousand dollars worth of donations was issued to support the effort in various areas. Super model Tyson Beckford’s mom came out to support the effort. She is the owner of a modeling agency also and was able to book jobs for various youths after the event.
This showcase has built self-esteem and added inspiration to many. Thanks to the support of people like Ebby and 5point Magazine. Click images for Larger View
Credits: Shawn Punch & Fashion Ledge