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Born and raised in Louisiana, ElleMarie is a published Fashion stylist and Image Consultant specializing in Editorial and personal styling. She is the founder/CEO of iG.L.A.M Academy, which stands for Girls.Living.Achieving.Maturing.Outside of her own personal clients. Elle also is the wardrobe stylist for 225 Magazine.
Chenese Lewis, of Baton Rouge, has modeled for the national chain Torrid, was the Coast-to-Coast Curves Spokesperson for Ashley Stewart, and graced the cover of VICE Magazine UK’s 10th-anniversary issue. Chenese has appeared as an industry expert on Dr. Phil, been featured on E! News, Extra, and People.com. As an in-demand host, she’s hosted fashion events during New York Fashion Week, Los Angeles Fashion Week, OBRFW and Bronner Brother International Beauty Show. In 2015 Chenese was the OBRFW Fashion Icon Award honoree.
Chris Howard, of Baton Rouge, is the OBRFW 2019 Model of the Year. Chris got his start in modeling by attending a fashion and talent expo in Texas. He got attention from scouts, including Actors Choice Talent. Chris has done runway shows and promotional modeling gigs in Louisiana.
Keondra Riley Washington, JD, is a
board member of You Aren't Alone Project.
Riley is an attorney from Lutcher, La. She has worked as an intake counselor at a local detoxification center, and a juvenile probation and parole officer. Currently she works as an attorney and law clerk. She graduated from Southern University Law School.
Keyandra Hall is the 2018 Miss Exquisite International. Keyandra is a graduate of the Southern University Agricultural and Mechanical College and is now a Graduate student at Southern University studying Clinical Mental Health counseling. Upon completion of graduate school she plans to use her skills to help disenfranchised youth. Keyandra's life purpose is shining ligh on domestic violence.
Diana Cordero started her blog Foster the Fashion in 2012 and since then has worked in the field of communications and social media for different organizations. She's a graduate assistant at LSU, pursuing a Master's in Public Relations.
Nakia Wilson-Nelson is the founder and executive director of Miss Black Empowerment and Mr. Black Louisiana. She is the former state director of Miss Black Louisiana. Also, Nakia is the business communication teacher at Baker High School. A proud resident of Baton Rouge, Nakia earned her B.S. degree in communications at the University of Phoenix and has worked in the City Mayor's Office and other governmental offices.
Ebony Warren, of Baton Rouge, is the owner of Classy Quties and President of One Voice One Dream One Team (Stop the Violence Organization). Ebony is an alumna of Southern University.