Experienced, talented, driven, and professional model with a background in print, runway, television, and trade show, promotions, and live event modeling. My professionalism most of all makes me distinctive; but, my extreme dedication, easy-going personality, and strong work ethic set me apart.
L A T O Y A S H A N E L L ®
Event Director. Owner. Corporate Marketing Manager. Professional Model. Speaker.
Latoya Shanell is an entrepreneur and marketing and events professional. She is the owner of her event management company, L’ Shanell Event Productions, which specializes in corporate, social, and fashion events and productions. Latoya’s business encompasses her creativity while utilizing her project management and communication skills.
Latoya has a contagious personality rich in wit, honesty, persistence and BIG ideas. She is a visionary with a “nothing is impossible attitude.” She has over 5 years of experience in all areas of marketing, communications, and event management. She currently works full time as a corporate Marketing Project Manager.
Latoya has been a professional model for 5 years with national advertisements in various magazines (People, Restaurant, Hype Hair, Essence, Chicago Red Eye, Sister to Sister, etc.), and experience in runway, print, and television (CBS and NBC fashion segments) for companies such as Marshalls, Motorola, Hour Glass Angel, Chicago Tribune, Red Eye, Pilgrim's Pride, Street Level 9, and Chicago Midwest Beauty Show. She also has experience as a promotional model, clothing designer event model, and cover model of a local magazine.
Latoya has a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and minor in Communications from Northern Illinois University (NIU) and an Event & Meeting Planning Certificate from Harper College.
REDEYE NEWSPAPER AD:
CBS 2 Fashion Segment
Forever Fit Print Model
AMPS - Cover model/Spread/Interview/Website
Street Level 9 Print Model
+ Worked with many companies doing promotional and tradeshow modeling including Marshalls and the Chicago Midwest Beauty Show; designers and boutiques doing many doing runway modeling shows including Akira Chicago and NBA Player Linton Johnson III's charity fundraiser; a calendar for a popular Chicago radio station; and been in local magazines and designer advertisements.
+ Featured on month-long advertisement on the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) buses
+ Additional National Magazines: OK! magazine, Sister 2 Sister magazine, and Today's Black Woman magazine
+ Shot other national advertisements for Street Level 9 (www.sl-9.com
) and Motorola
+ Shot an advertisement for Chicago Tribune and Red Eye
+ Participated in television fashion segments on NBC
"You do not have to brag about what you do; your humility will speak volumes of your greatness!"
“Beautiful, breathtaking, and charismatic are the first words that come across your mind after a ten second encounter with Ms. Latoya Shanell. The multi-talented entrepreneur and runway model has her sights on taking the fashion and modeling industry by storm in 2008. Her incredible smile and lightning quick business savvy has already set her apart from most of today's upcoming industry models. Because of her busy schedule, AMPS Magazine-Chicago was lucky to catch up with Latoya and speak with her about the vision that has kept her motivated for the past few years.
It is an absolute pleasure to be the first magazine to bring such a beautiful and kind-hearted professional to the spotlight!”
- Mr. Michael N. Hunt, Publisher, AMPS Chicago Magazine
"Latoya Shanell... What a blast I had working with you. I think even if we had not shot 1 image, I would have been ok with the day laughing and just hanging out. Sometimes shooting models is like work but you had me laughing from the moment we first met. Attitude means a lot to me and yours was A+++. Once again thanks for being you. It means a lot."
-Kelvinbushan Photography Atlanta, Georgia
"Latoya is an outstanding model. Not only does she follow direction very well and photograph exceptionally, her personality and good spirit are truly inspiring. I am glad to have had the opportunity on several occasions to work with her and am very honored to call her friend."
- Mr. Greg Sayles, Sayles Photography
Some of the professionals that I've worked with:
PJ Studios MM241649
KelvinBushan MM 176916
Blo Photo MM 8487 OMP 5693
Jim Jurica MM 328239
Audrey Photo Design
MikeyBoy MM 2151
Southbound Photography MM 8995
Ken Erickson OMP 33768
Dale Rice OMP 4747
Brian Matthews (Visual Solutions)
Dean Paul MM 54077
Nexus Photo MM 4572
Jason Stoller OMP31348
Michael Brooks MM24141
Katrina Robinson myspace.com/kmrphotography
Mark Kottke myspace.com/zionimaging, MM17847,
Sean McLennan MM407636
Pat Obrien myspace.com/patobfoto, OMP17649, MM270774
Brent Arrison OMP 174308
Jeff Haas OMP # 83894
Alex Goykhman myspace.com/goykphoto
Parrish Lewis, PL Photography
Bisi MM 583000
Gerald MM 464989
Claude Julian MM 7064
Lillian-Starlight Makeup MM 388071
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