West African-born model Bentley O. stands 6’1 with dreams of modeling for Calvin Klein and Dolce & Gabbana. With his rich melanin skin and unique features, this unsigned model could be signing modeling contract soon.
Agency, if any:
Freelance model looking for representation.
Where were you born?
Bamako Mali, West Africa
West African (Nimba Tribe)
Social Media, food, binge-watching shows.
What music are you listening at the moment?
I’ve been listening to a lot of European rappers and Afro Beats. DJ Jukes is dope. He always brings the top heat with current jams.
Favorite movie/TV Show:
So many movies I love. The Lion King is a definite followed by Antoine Fisher, 500 Days of Summer, Avatar, Black Panther and any X-Men films.
Favorite designer, fragrance or grooming product:
Right now my favorites are Laquan Smith and David Harte. The both are Harlem natives with an eye for detailing and tailoring. As far a fragrance and grooming products, Raw African Shea Butter is a must, Kiehl’s facial cleanser, exfoliator and facial mist is EVERYTHING!!!
What would you be doing if you were not modeling?
If I were not modeling, I would somehow still be in the industry either working in an agency, stylist, or even an assistant. Fashion is my life, and I couldn’t imagine living without it.
What’s something uncool that you love anyway?
I think Arcades are uncool, but I’ll go with friends to drink and whatnot.
What’s the best thing about your hometown/country?
The best thing about my country is the unconditional love. Africa is full of life and riches. There is constant growth within the communities the world better be prepared for what’s to come. The best thing about Boston, where is grew up, is all the sports teams.
Place you would love to visit:
I would love to visit Amsterdam, Latin countries, and dependencies in the western hemisphere.
Which brand would you love to model for?
The brands that I would love to model for is Calvin Klein and Dolce & Gabbana.
Favorite modeling experience so far?
I have so many favorite memories and experience, but thus far I would have to say working with Rashad Newsome. He not only wanted the perfect shots, but he challenged me as a person, as an individual, and as an artist and I will forever be grateful for that.
Currently, you’re obsessed with/about?
I’m currently obsessed with learning all of the dance moves from Beyonce’s Coachella Performance. Literally, every morning when I wake up I go over the steps. And watching “Rome” Instagram stories. So damn entertaining.
3 words that best describe you as a person?
Outgoing. Spontaneous. Social.
Favorite entertainer or public personality?
One of my favorite entertainers is Rihanna. I’ve been to 3 of her concerts, and she’s unreal live. Her energy fills the entire space. As far as public personality, I would say A$AP Rocky. The man knows how to go out and have a good time. He knows how to stay true to himself, his perfection for his craft and his sense of fashion.
Shout out to all my dearest friends & family members who support and love me unconditionally in everything I do.
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