Interview: 5 Questions with "Hawthorne Modeling Agency" CEO Roderick Hawthorne

Monday, August 1




  



Maytee: Tell us about your background and how you got your start in fashion?


Roderick:
 My name is Roderick Hawthorne II, I am a 21 year old Senior at Hampton University. I have always been into fashion but it really became my passion when I started college and began doing fashion shows.




Maytee: What made you want to start your own modeling agency?


Roderick:
I started my own agency in October 2010. The agency was started in order to give college men and woman the platform to pursue a modeling career that didn't have the resources or outlet to do so.



Maytee: What sets Hawthorne apart from all the other agencies?


Roderick:
Well being that Hawthorne is fairly new we have a lot of growing to do, but I do think that Hawthorne offers Models that are of variety. I seem to see that most top agencies sign models that all look alike and I wanted to be the Agency that did the exact opposite.





Maytee: What would you recommend to those looking to follow in your footsteps?


Roderick:
I would say don't let anyone stop you or discourage you from what or how you want to do and fulfill your dream. I have had many bumps in the road and I continue to have them but I push through and keep going. Make sure you have strong support from somewhere because it can become very overwhelming. I tell people all the time I run this Agency by myself I have no staff so if you are hungry for it you will work and make it happen. I will be hiring a PR in the fall so anyone who is interested please email me at hawthornemodeling@gmail.com lol



Maytee: Is the agency looking to expand in the near future?

Roderick:
Yes I will be working on a grant this fall to expand to Milan and London. I currently have Models in NYC, London, Atlanta, and Virginia however, I have no actual home location yet.


For more info, Please visit: www.hawthornemodeling.com