Latoya Shanell

Model Female Chicago, Illinois, US
Mayhem # 24930

About Me

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.

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Award Winning Event Producer. Entrepreneur. Marketing Strategist. Professional Model. Speaker.

Latoya has a contagious personality rich in wit, honesty, persistence and BIG ideas. She is a visionary with a “nothing is impossible attitude.” Latoya has 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.


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 ( 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!"


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“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
Lovelace 382088
Blo Photo MM 8487 OMP 5693
Jim Jurica MM 328239
Kristina Thomas
Steve Ledell
Paul Elledge
Audrey Photo Design
Victoria Sprung
Pete Flanagan
MikeyBoy MM 2151
Southbound Photography MM 8995
Ken Erickson OMP 33768
Dale Rice OMP 4747
Greg Sayles
Krista Muller
Brian Matthews (Visual Solutions)
Vegas Alien
Dean Paul MM 54077
Terrance Blount
Nexus Photo MM 4572
Jason Stoller OMP31348
Michael Brooks MM24141
Katrina Robinson
Mark Kottke, MM17847,
Sean McLennan MM407636
Gabriel  MM396367
JohnPaul  OMP6108
Pat Obrien, OMP17649, MM270774
Brent Arrison OMP 174308
Jeff Haas OMP # 83894
Alex Goykhman
Parrish Lewis, PL Photography
Patrick Bastien
Keith-Natural Beauty

Makeup Artists:
Bisi MM 583000
Gerald MM 464989
Claude Julian MM 7064
Stacey Lynn
Krista Muller
Lillian-Starlight Makeup MM 388071

Emmanuel Chavez
Double Stitch




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