Gary LaVard

Model Male Los Angeles, California, US
My MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/gb86 www.garylavard.com
Mayhem # 794886

About Me

Model, Actor, Gary LaVard, began modeling, professionally, in 2008. A Detroit native, Gary LaVard relocated to Atlanta, shortly after Washington D.C., and currently resides in Los Angeles, CA. With Atlanta, DC and L.A. being meccas for fashion and entertainment, Gary LaVard has placed himself on a successful, professional trajectory by networking and making his presence felt in both industries. Being no stranger to the entertainment industry, as a teenager Gary LaVard hosted local hip hop shows, contributed music production to a top selling hip-hop documentary (Rap Files, Vol.1, 2004), as well as worked with major recording artists. Since then, Gary has walked in some of the world’s top fashion shows, benefiting notable not-for-profit organizations such as Toys 4 Tots, Kids against Hunger, and Washington D.C’s 2012 and 2013 Fashion Weeks. He has also gained attention from gracing the pages of credible publications such as Kontrol Magazine (Objects of Desire Issue featuring Tamar Braxton and Elle Varner on the covers), Hype Magazine, BE Magazine (Fresh Faces Issue), Metro Weekly D.C., high fashion magazine Man.u.Elle along with many others. Gary also added commercial modeling to his resume by contributing print work to nationally recognized websites for organizations such as NEA (National Electronic Attachment) and AU (American University, DC). With no signs of slowing down, in 2012 Gary modeled in an online ad for fashion giant “The Gap” at Pentagon City Mall. Later that year, he also added film to his list of endeavors being featured as an extra on a number of hit TV shows including TBS's "For Better or Worse", VH1's "Single Ladies", USA’s “Necessary Roughness”, AMC’s “Walking Dead”, We TV’s “The Braxton’s Family Values”, Trina Braxton's "Party or Go Home" music video as well as a featured appearance on the DIY Network show “I Want That”. 2013 was an even bigger year for Gary LaVard. With landing principle roles on Investigation Discovery’s “Nightmare Next Door (Tyrone)”, “Bait” a short film releasing in Fall 2014 and becoming the spokes model for the new “Get Tested” health ads, (which are currently seen on all Metro Buses and Stations in the Metro DC areas including Virginia and Maryland), Gary is positioning himself for bigger success. Late 2013, Gary relocated to Los Angeles to study with award winning actress Paula Jai Parker and will also appear in the film "Assistant Motives" directed by Jean Claude, starring Parker. LaVard foresees and quoted that “2014 will be a huge year for my career as an actor and model”.

Credits

Film/Television
•    Host of Urban Kompass TV DC (2013) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WeBjtwTJB88
•    VH1’s Single Ladies “Boutique Shopper” Season 2 (2012)
•    TBS’s For Better or Worse “Bar Patron” Season 2 (2012)
•    USA’s Necessary Roughness “Sports Fan, Restaurant Patron, Court Spectator” Season 2 Episode 7(2012)
•    The Braxton’s Family Values Season 3 Episodes 4 & 5 (2012)
•    AMC’s The Walking Dead “Zombie” Season 3 Episodes 1 & 4 (2012)
•    DIY’s Network I Want That “DIY Stone” feat. Bobble Brush S2 Ep. 211 (2013)
•    Investigation Discovery’s “Nightmare Next Door” Tyrone, S4 Ep. 3 (2013)
•    Bait (short film produced by Author, Lee Hayes) Fall 2014 "Damani Jones"
•    Assistant Motives starring Paula Jai Parker (2014) - "G-Shock" http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3481066/

Runway Fashion Shows (*not complete list)
•    DC Fashion Week
•    Sportswear by Ralph Lauren, Dream Creative Group/Mercedes Benz Fashion Show       
•    Fall Fashions by Target- Merona Brand, Beauty of the Arts Benefit Fashion Show benefiting Toys for Tots
•    Represented Ben Sherman & Diesel Brands, London’s Calling Boutique Fashion Show           
•    Epperson Rodney (Project Runway), Xtreme Catwalk Fashion Show starring Grammy Winning Ciara   
•    Kontrol Magazine, Candy Shop Fashion Show special guest Chili of TLC       
•    Designs by Lee Gregory, Urban Film Festival Media Makers           
•    Designs by Uneek Collection, Sex Appeal Magazine Benefit Fashion Show for Breast Cancer Awareness   
•    Designs by Reco Chapple (Bravo TV The Fashion Show), The Red Event benefiting Toys for Tots       
•    Fuze It Worldwide, benefiting Ronald McDonald House

Commercial Modeling
•    American University, DC Bookstore Homepage,
•    National Electronic Attachment, www.nea-fast.com
•    San Francisco 49ers Levi Stadium Project

TV Commercials
•    Fox Sports - Get Your Red On https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrTJLwk5viY (Currently airing on Fox Sports West Network)

Print
•    Man.u.elle Magazine (June 2011 Issue) 5 page spread
•    Snytch Magazine (July 2011 Issue) 2 page swimsuit spread
•    Metro Weekly DC (December 2011 Issue) 4 page spread
•    Kontrol Magazine (December 2012 issue) 2 page spread
•    The Gap (Fall 2012) local campaign ad, Washington, D.C.
•    Be Magazine (January 2013 “Fresh Faces” issue) 1 page editorial
•    Caramella Magazine (June 2014 Issue) 2 page feature

Music Videos
•    Trina Braxton “Party or Go Home” Featured Extra (2012)

Online Features (**not complete list)
•    Exclusive interview with Human Magazine www.human-mag.com/?p=778
•    Hype Magazine (May 2013) Featured interview http://www.blog.thehypemagazine.com/201 … d.html?m=1
•    Urban Annapolis Magazine (June 2013) Featured interview http://urbanannapolismagazine.com/gary-lavard/
•    Feature interview with Daily Hot Guy (Online/iOS App) (June 2014) http://www.dailyhotguy.com/blog/post/model_gary-lavard-


RADIO
•    On Air Interview, "The Paisley Show" Nov. 2012 http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thepaisley … e1-im-back

Professional Training
•    Indie Film Lab with Paula Jai Parker and Film Director Jean Claude

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