Sodney Dorante

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New York City, New York

At what age did you spark a fascination with style?

I think for me it was when I was in High School. Growing up I would have to wear "hand me downs" from my older brothers and when my parents would buy me something I knew I would have to wear it for a few years. However, when I got to high school and could earn some money I was able to express myself and show my individuality thru my sense of style.

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What drew you to the modeling world?

I think modeling found me. At first, it was something I was doing as a favor for friends, but then it turned into a way for me to fight my insecurities as a young black man and become more confident in myself and embrace my complexion

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How would you define your personal style?

I'm big on just clean and simple looks. I'm not big on trends.  I prefer more timeless pieces that every man should have in their closet.

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Whose career do you hope to emulate in the model industry?

Tyson Beckford. When you think of black male models, you can't deny the career of Mr. Beckford.

Although he is not a model I really admire Devon Franklin. The way he has been able to incorporate his faith throughout his career in the music industry and now in the film business is very inspiring.

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What is your dream modeling gig?

My current dream is to model my own clothing brand during New York Fashion Week. I want to create a line comprised of clean basics with some accents that really would make the pieces stand out. 

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What quote or phrase do you live your life by?

“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose” Romans 8:28 KJV

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