Calvin Brockington has quite some years of in the modeling and photography industry under the belt and we can safely say that he knows what he wants. Recently he partnered up with a good friend of his in order to search and launch new talent. Calvin’s friend is an experienced, well-known stylist and model coach and that combined with Calvin’s skills in photography made the perfect scouting match. And so they set off to find the new male model.
It was in the first week of their endeavor that Calvin Brockington stumbled upon Lenn Johnson. Though they only met online, Calvin was super excited to find this fresh, new face, and well, the body. After only one week, Calvin thought himself to be in heaven. However, he soon learned that it wasn’t at all that simple. Calvin soon experienced that when you approach a guy with the question if he is interested in being developed, you get resistance. A lot of resistance. Calvin realized that today’s world is a sceptic one and people find it hard to believe that others can see potential in them. But after a bit of convincing that he was the real thing and not after his money or some scandalous proposition, Lenn agreed to except Calvin’s help.
Calvin Brockington and his business partner really wanted to do this in a very serious way. They made a list of items that each model had to agree with. Knowing from experience what it takes to groom a model, they had to be in agreement otherwise they wouldn’t take them on. So Calvin was in heaven after he came to agreement with Lenn. But when he proposed him to his partner, his excitement got squashed pretty fast. Apparently Calvin’s partner had already worked with Lenn once and the experience was far from satisfying. Lenn came with several issues. Attitude and bad skin. No model personality and expression. And he was lazy. In fact there was a long list why Lenn wasn’t the perfect model, but for Calvin that really wasn’t a problem. Because wasn’t that what they had set out to do? Make a model?
Calvin decided to give in to his partner and promised to scout a few more faces. But he couldn’t get Lenn out of his mind and eventually came to the conclusion, Lenn was his boy. And so they met in person. The first thing Calvin noticed that his partner had spoken the truth. Lenn’s skin was not in model condition. Doubtful at first, the two star makers then set out to develop Lenn. They got him a skin care routine and started with physical coaching. They taught him how to walk, how to move, how to pose. It soon became obvious Lenn Johnson did not at all have a bad attitude. He was simply a shy guy. He was also calm, sweet and smart, which showed in the fast progress he made every week of the training. Lenn wasn’t the only talent Calvin and his partner had taken on, but he soon became their star student. In no time he started to carry himself different. Better. He rapidly learned how to move and pose. His runway training got him in one of Dallas’ largest shows. Lenn Johnson discovered his sexy character and he liked it.
Calvin Brockington and his business partner invested time and energy in their muse, and it truly paid off. Though there is still work to be done, and Lenn is not signed yet, they are proud of their 23 year old protégé. Lenn is clever and sexy. He really found his niche and is passionate about it. For Calvin this couldn’t have ended better. To know where they started and to see how well it is going to end, that is what developing a person is all about. –BM-
CALVIN BROCKINGTON | BEAUTIFULMAG