CLOTHES MAKE THE MAN. IT’S A CLICHE BUT ALSO VERY TRUE. PEOPLE DO JUDGE YOU BY THE WAY YOU DRESS. AND SO IT DOESN’T HURT TO PAY A LITTLE EXTRA ATTENTION TO THE WAY YOU LOOK. DRESSING GOOD MAKES YOU FEEL GOOD. SELF ASSURED. CONFIDENT. SMART. AND, HONESTLY, IT IS FUN TO DO AS WELL.
Rod Hodge II is young. In fact he only graduated high school last June. But that doesn’t mean he doesn’t know what to do in his life. No, Rod has plans. And he isn’t the kind of guy to sit back and wait for it to happen. Rod takes action when action needs to be taken. And so he moved to New York, no later than that very same day he graduated.
Though mostly associated with cities such as Paris and Milan, fashion is a very flourishing industry in new York as well. In fact, many mention New York as fashion capital of the world. And so it is probably also the place to be if you want to work as a fashion photographer. Seth London knows this as no other. Luckily for him Seth was born and raised in Long Island, not too far from the beating heart of the Big Apple, and so the transfer to new York City wasn’t a huge step for him. In fact, it was probably a logic move. Since his move to new York in 2011Seth’s rise to fame has been remarkable and attributable to his unique style and execution. Seth is a master when it comes to photography which isn’t so strange knowing that he has an unfailable energy. New York never sleeps and neither does Seth London.
Mariano Divalo is a young actor and fashion model and a role model for many who aspire similar career options. Such as Rod Hodge II. In fact many say that he looks like Mariano, which is the reason Rod has adopted him to be his personal role model. When Rod was in high school, which, as mentioned before, isn’t so long ago, he was approached by photographer Tailiah Joyner who saw some photos of Rod on Instagram (where would we be without social networking). He jumped to the occasion when Tailiah expressed interest in doing a shoot with him. One lead to five and during that last shoot Rod met runway coach Alva Paige and model scout Tim Johnson, which eventually brought Rod from his hometown Raleigh in North Carolina to New York City. Here 18 years old Rod now works hard to break through as a fashion model and already had the chance to work with renowned photographers such as Joseph Blue and Seth London.
Rod Hodge II is a very outstanding and well mannered individual. Active in sports – he has two black belts in jujitsu and tae-kwon-do and played high school football – he is also very operative when it comes to public functions. Rod went to Boys state in North Carolina where he won Attorney General, Senator, and Chief clerk of the House of Representatives, and was president of kappa league at school. His striking looks he got from his Italian father and Black German mother and his experience of being in public has given Rod the awareness that the way one looks is important if you want to impress. Good thing that he loves fashion and loves to dress up. Rod has a passion for shoes and uses them as a vase to build up his individual looks. Rod dresses to impress, not only for the job but consistently every time he leaves the house. He loves everything about fashion except that it is expensive and therefor not available for the lesser fortunate ones. Knowing how important it is for him, Rod therefor donates regularly to places that allow those others to enjoy the same perks. And that makes Rod not only a beautiful model, but also a beautiful human being. –BM-
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