JaRed, pronounced (jah-red). Modeling is my passion, with an eye to a future in televison or radio broadcasting.
I am a true mutt. My mother is Egyptian and Puerto Rican. My father is Italian, American Indian and African American. Shout out to Obama, us mutts have to stick together.
Hit up my port with feedback. It will be welcomed, appreciated and returned.
Thanks for believing in me dad. You will always be my hero.
There are a few people whom I need to thank because without their guidance, support and belief in me modeling would have been just a dream...
TARRICE LOVE - You took a chance on a scrawny kid from the Bronx and shared incredible stories and advice all while sharing with me your incredible talent. As my dad reminds me each time I share a story about you... you are my Personal Jesus. From the bottom of my heart, I thank you man.
SEAN KILKENNY - We were both new to the industry when we shot and now look... Your rise just blows my mind and I hope we shoot until I am too old to stand on my own. You're blessed man; walk with that knowledge.
RAY BROWN - We finally got it right. Your designs are amazing and I know I will walk for you in a show soon. Keep expressing yourself my brotha and know that I believe in your talents.
TIMOTHY TAHARI HARRIS - You believed in me enough to send me out for my first go-sees and taught me so much about how to be the guy who gets the jobs. Your guidance is warranted and appreciated, your talents undeniable.
JERRIN HOLT - If I ever I had an older brother, it is you. When modeling was but a dream, your port and stories of you from photographers were the inspiration I needed to try a little harder. The casting where we finally met was a dream come true. I still reflect on that moment. I predict you will be killin 'em in this game for a long time to come my brother. God bless you.
CORTLAND ANDERSON - For a few years my dad and I watched your rise from a skinny high school student in Cali to the incredible model you are today. Your story and determination have inspired me over the years and forced me to grind it out in the gym and infront of the camera. To someday share a cup of joe at Starbucks would be a great honor. Keep doing ya thing baby boy.
PHIL DOXTATOR - I started believing in the possibility of us mutts after I viewed your work with Tim Ricks. You always give amazing shizzle infront of the camera and I am still aspiring to be as good as you. Thank you for inspiring your right coast bro and keep doing big things man. The sky is the limit for you.
KAMERIN - You're the next big thing lil bro, I know this to be true. It was an honor to watch you turn into a model during the Dallas Logan shoot. I can see why you know who got emotional... Keep ya head in them books while you make moves in the industry and you will go far. Keep doing what you do down at North Carolina A&T kid. We all believe in you.
TAY TAY - You always manage to take care of dad when I am not around and for that I thank you lil bro. I laugh constantly at the stories he tells me about you and the crazy things you do. You're becoming the big man on campus next year, just remember to put school first. Your time in this industry is coming kid.
BUBBA - Welcome to the family. As I told you during our last conversation; you have the burden to continue the legacy our father has started. We are expecting great things from you despite your beginings. He believes in you so we ALL believe in you. Learn to LIVE THE LESSONS as you continue along your journey.
DAD - I can't even type your name without smiling. Since I was a kid you've believed in me even when I didn't believe in myself. When I wanted to play baseball you learned enough to guide me. When I wanted to snowboard you learned enough to guide me and now you're better than me. When I decided to model you spent a full year learning all about the industry simply to guide me. You become a better father with each step I take because you love me enough to expand your knowledge whenever I have an interest. You encourage me on my journeys and I understand because of you that the father/son relationship is the greatest relationship there is. Thank you for believing in me, guiding me and loving me these 24 years. You have always been my greatest supporter and I love you daddio!