Baltimore native Kevin Wallace Jr. has made quite a name for himself in the entertainment industry. As a fashion model, actor, and business owner, Wallace Jr. has worked with some of the biggest names in the business.
Wallace Jr.’s impressive portfolio includes commercials for Haagen Dazs, Gillette, Lili, Redken, NFL Crown Royal, and Comedy Central’s The God’s Honest Truth. He has also been featured in Netflix’s Next in Fashion and Investigation Discovery, walked the runway for Essence and Vogue Fashion, and landed print ads for Kiehls, G-Shock, Chase, Adidas, Bergdorf Goodman, Ulta Beauty, and Connor Magazine, among others.
For Wallace Jr., the road to success has been anything but easy. Growing up in Maryland, he was often viewed as having a “pretty look,” which was frowned upon in the streets. However, he turned that disadvantage into an advantage and pursued modeling opportunities that came his way.
“I knew from the first time I saw Denzel Washington on the screen in Training Day that I wanted to act,” Wallace Jr. says. “The passion I felt through the screen with his character did something that changed me in a way where I automatically knew this was the career I wanted.”
In addition to his successful modeling and acting careers, Wallace Jr. also owns a talent agency. His main mission behind the agency was to facilitate a path for others, offering them information and resources that he had to learn by himself.
“The most rewarding part of my job is watching myself continuously go after my dream and surpassing each goal I have set for myself,” he says.
Looking forward, Wallace Jr. plans to develop in real estate, expand his business, and continue his successful acting career, all while finding true happiness and internal peace. When asked about his biggest inspiration, Wallace Jr. jokes, “Would I be conceited to say myself? (literally cracked up out loud).” However, he goes on to stress the importance of having a game plan, staying organized, and having self-belief, consistency, ambition, drive, and peace to be a successful entrepreneur.
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