The Brawn: Salieu Jalloh by: Devonte White


The men (of color) over at Red Model Management NYC have been storming the fashion industry one runway show at a time. Red Models NYC host a list of future male Supermodels that already boast impressive portfolios. One of the young men that stick out among his peers is the young Sierra Leone, West Africa native, Salieu Jalloh. Every since he was plucked off the streets of New York in 2008, he has been booked for major editorials, campaigns, and runway shows.

Twenty-one year old, Salieu Jalloh was introduced to the world in 2008 when he booked his first couple of campaigns for United Colors of Benetton and Sean John. Since then, the young “IT” boy has modeled in just about every major fashion week around the world. Tim Hamilton, Givenchy, Thom Browne, and Rag & Bones are a just a FEW of the designers that have casted him for runway shows in the past. He also can be seen in editorials for Vogue Hommes Japan, GQ, Interview Magazine, Dansk Magazine and the list goes on. Salieu has been one of the most casted black models in the industry for the past few years. He’s look is very fresh, exotic, and memorizing.

What makes Salieu Jalloh so attractive and loveable?  Maybe it’s his beautiful smooth dark skin, or his full lips that draws people in, but above all the 6 foot 2 model has a welcoming personality.  An 18 year old, Salieu Jalloh can be seen in his Red Model NYC casting taping smiling and enjoying all of the camera time. Last summer he was also casted for a reality TV show on BET’s Centric channel called, “Model City”. All the exposure that this young Sierra Leonean native received has increased his chances of possibly becoming the next Tyson Beckford.

With the head honchos of the fashion industry still seeing only one “color,” the world doesn’t always get the opportunity to experience a supermodel of color. So, it’s definitely a breath of fresh air to see a young man doing so well. I’m expecting to see Mr. Jalloh at Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week 2011 walking most of the major shows. Hopefully, Salieu will continue to be a force to reckon with in the future. Good Luck!

Salieu Jalloh Casting Video (RedModelsNYC) – http://youtu.be/EI6gQTcf-lc

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Maurice J. Lawyer has written 332 articles for BE Entertained Magazine

  • Salieu Jalloh undoubtedly deserves all the success in the world, he is my biggest idol … dream every day be like him, he inspires me and gives me courage to follow my dream as much as the way it’s painful! This “God” from the catwalks is simply perfect in his works, he just knows what to do, when they have to do and how. What I admire a lot for his spiritual qualities, for its beauty and versatility of the proposed work before.

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