Hey there! Thanks for stopping by! I'm Calynn, 18x Award Winning businesswoman, media personality and former pageant queen (Miss United States Universe Tourism 2021, Miss World America Nation 2020).
I started this blog when I was barely 15 years old in January 2011 as a supplement to my application to the retail business internship at the downtown Chicago Nordstrom mall! I stayed there for 3 years learning the fundamentals of everything fashion business from sales and marketing to media and modeling. This was a phenomenal foundation to my career as it gave me the rudimentary knowledge and competitive edge that I needed to be successful!
From there, I went on to college and obtained my first degree in Business and Humanities (the arts and social sciences). I wrote as a freelance journalist and editor for several large publications and hosted live cable television for two years. I walked countless red carpets being a VIP media guest at major industry events all over the country and internationally such as but not only New York Fashion Week, LA Fashion Week, Paris Fashion Week, Chicago Fashion Week, Latino Fashion Week and Black Fashion Week! I did this while maintaining various office jobs in Marketing and Sales Management.
For my entrepreneurial endeavors, I own a media/marketing conglomerate, the Calynn Communications & Creative corporation! This is the parent company to my nonprofit initiative, The Fresh Faces Project, which has benefited over 800 brands, my 5-star rated web series "Chicago Talent TV" and several major online publications, including The World Times, What's Good Weekly, Millionaires In The Making and Icons In The Now!
I've been blessed to win 18 awards for my work including 4 RCCI Academy Awards, Global IMA Social Impact Champion 2023, 4 Virtual Visionary Awards and Woman of the Year. I've also completed 2 new degrees: a Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts & Social Science (Summa Cum Laude), a Master of Science in Management and Leadership and am currently working on completing my Doctorate in Clinical Pastoral Counseling to become a board certified trauma specialist. I will continue in my stride towards helping as many creatives, talents, entrepreneurs and change makers receive the promotion and exposure they deserve as much as I possibly can!
Thank you for joining me for the ride <3