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Special Collaboration: K Models Talent!

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I hope all is well:) Today, I am sharing a very special collaborative feature with you on my blog. This summer, I was given the impeccable honor of collaborating with the owner and director of K Models Talent, Ms. Katrell Mendenhall. She is a former high fashion model and celebrity make up artist who has invested in herself and others by starting an impressively impactful modeling-talent agency! Her tailored talent training has a reputation for transforming aspiring stars into succinct success stories within 6 months to a year, steering them onto the path of achievement at an early stage! Two great examples of this are Marirose Weldon, who has signed with Capitol Records and is now pursuing prestigious musical endeavors and Caoimhe McDonagh from Chicago Fire! I was privileged enough to interview Ms. Katrell Mendenhall and inquire of some of her extensive expertise. This is what she has to say:

HOW DID YOU GET YOUR START IN THE INDUSTRY?

"I started in the industry when I was 9 years old. My mother would take me back and forth from Maryland to New York in attempt to sign me with an agency. Eventually, I was able to get signed at 12 years old and I ventured into runway modeling, touring and magazines.Then, my career took off from there. I was able to do work with a lot of great photographers and designers as a model. Also, I was able to do celebrity make up artistry for "Chicagolicious" and work as an IMTA Director with John Casablancas before starting my own agency."

WHAT DO YOU OFFER AT KMT AND HOW IS IT UNIQUE TO OTHER TALENT AGENCIES?

"We offer training in acting, singing, dancing and modeling for ages 4 and up. KMT was designed to be a safe environment for those who truly are ambitious and willing to put in the work to have a good start.We are a very hands on, family friendly environment and we honestly focus on building up each individual student to be successful. We offer training that is actually helping you become prepared for the industry, you are not treated like just another number here. Our main focus is being a team and uplifting each other so that we all may reach our goals, whatever they may be. My passion for bringing life to people's dreams is what pushes me to work as hard as I do along with my staff to mold and motivate incoming talent."

FUTURE PLANS FOR KMT?

"I plan on expanding KMT to be national. I want to certainly bring it to the next level. This is a household name for industry professionals and I'm planning on a continuous upgrade. It's always about bettering yourself to stay relevant because there will always be competition. But, in the process, be sure to give back to your hometown as well, never forget who made you. There's always a support system behind every accomplishment. That's why networking is key and building your contacts, growing your support base because every interaction can be a stepping stone to stardom. It can be a small internship that evolves into a management position that turns into an executive position. It can even be something as small as an encouraging compliment that gives you encouragement to escalate your endeavors. Ever experience counts! Never let an opportunity slip because you were unaware of the potential benefits."

ANY ADVICE TO NEW TALENT?

"You have to realize that success does not happen overnight and that true persistence is involved in proving yourself. It is vital that you thoroughly research your craft before embarking on a dead end career! Be knowledgeable about the ins and outs of your field and what it takes to make it before you begin. Take that knowledge and apply it to your life! And, make sure that you beware of scams. Nothing is free in this world so take that into account when considering offers. Lastly, never give up. There will definitely be ups and downs in your career but you must stick it out to maximize your achievements."

ARE THERE ANY PEOPLE YOU WOULD LIKE TO THANK FOR CONTRIBUTING TO YOUR CAREER?

"Yes, certainly! Obviously my mother, husband, family, friends, previous employers and anyone else who has ever sewed seen within me. Anyone who spoke kind words of encouragement. These are the ones who pushed me to prosper within the industry and as an individual. So, a big thank you goes out to them for sure! I've been in the industry for 33 years and I do not plan on stopping anytime soon. That drive and determination was the result of good upbringing, experience and quality instruction."

I had an awesome time getting to meet Ms. Katrell Mendenhall and I will forever cherish our time spent together! She serves as an amazing example for many who are fixing to make something out of themselves. If you would like to know more about her and KMT, then click the link below! Thanks for reading :)

K Models Talent


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