Occupation: Freelance/ Promotional/ Runway/ Fitness Model
Who is your Favorite model?
My Favorite Model right now is Broderick Hunter. He is someone I look up to and I see a lot of similarities in myself.
What is your favorite book?
The Hardy Boys Mystery Books.
What is your favorite movie?
The Last Samaria.
Why did you become a model and what is your goal as a model?
I became a model to be an inspiration, a motivator and as an example for all people. To show the world that you can make it in life by doing things the right way and just working hard. Also, because it was something that I have to really work at. It can and brings a lot of personal evaluating and struggles but I love it, and I plan to continue to get better.
How important is your hair as a model? Why do you choose to wear your hair the way you do?
It is very important. I have to keep my hair neat, and groomed. I don’t want a lot of dry patches on my hair and I want to look as presentable as possible at all times. I wear my hair low because it brings out the strong features in my face and appearance.
What does your hair mean to you? Is it just an accessory that compliments your personality and style or is it deeper than that?
Hair means a lot to me now because that’s what people look at, your face, your hair, and how you present it. The way to groom and care for your head and face is almost a direct perception of how to handle and care for the rest of your body and life.
How important is a woman’s hair to you? Does a weave, relaxed hair or a natural head bother you or do you have a preference for either of these styles?
I Love hair!!! I didn’t have an appreciation for natural hair until I started modeling at natural hair shows, and saw how beautiful and elegant the women look and it just blew my mind. Weave is ok, but it has to be managed well. But natural hair is the best for me, (lol). I just really love a woman that takes good care of her hair and isn’t afraid to chow it. It’s beautiful.
What do you think of our pageant “America’s Next Natural Model” to promote natural African hair?
I think it’s a great idea and endeavor. I would definitely be in attendance and it will be a great way to encourage and promote others to go, stay, and love being natural.
Do you think black hair is an issue? Why or why not?
No, I think that it depends on the person. If you want to take care of your hair, you will. It takes work but I’d pick it over weave any day. Black hair is scrutinized because they say it’s nappy or dirty. Man Please!!! I’ve seen it and everyone’s hair is different. But if you manage it right, it will be just fine, besides your hair is your hair. You are the perfect you. So I can’t have a problem with that.
To see more of Kellen Marcus: www.modelmayhem.com/KellenMarcus