The modeling industry is an intriguing world, for sure. Only a select few get the opportunity to walk through those doors and though there are thousands of interested individuals desiring to make their dreams into careers, the reality is difficult- especially if you don't have proper guidance or direction.
Thats why we are so excited to have Katrina Chief and Franklin Terry on board! Both have experienced great success in their careers, and have joined the FBB team for the second year in order to contribute their experiences, their stories, their advice and their time. They are our Model Mentors and two of our biggest advocates, to ensure that Fashion Beyond Borders and all the wonderful models who are participating, will be operating at their best!
Dubbed the nick name "Twins", these two are a great team and among North Carolina's finest! Below, you can learn more about these two fashion forward friends and their excitement about the show!
Franklin Terry has had success both on set and behind the scenes. He began his industry career working behind the camera on BET's original series, "The Game", working with actors such as Megan Good, Tia Mowery, Brittney Daniel and Pooch Hall . Franklin is now signed with Marilyn's Agency, where he is contracted for modeling and acting. During his success and experiences, Franklin's talents have been showcased in local Carolina magazines, the men's line of H&M, Ralph Lauren, Belk, Rooms to Go and local business commercials such as Sheetz and Flow Automotive of the Triad. Franklin is also an achieved athlete and a kind friend! We are so proud to have his participation in this show!
"Pearls of Hope knows I'm always down to help. I love helping people, that's why Fashion Beyond Borders is something I believe in. I always feel positive after I leave these guys and I know I have lots to teach new models. It's great to give back and know that your efforts make real differences."
Katrina (Chief) McCain is a Charlotte native and product of the Charlotte Fashion community. She has modeled for several local boutiques and designers and branched out in other markets including NY and Atlanta. She's worked with Magazines such as ZinK, Linger Magazine, Charlotte/Carolina based magazines and Vogue, Italia. She has worked with local Makeup Artists, such as Jami Svay and Sparkles Hill, photographers Derick Blanks, Erin L. Hubbs and Fitz Film. Katrina has enjoyed contracts with Wilhelmina, Akon's Konvict Music Female Line, Slamm Model Management of ATL, Click Models of ATL and Marilyn's Agency. She has walked in runway shows in NY, California, Atlanta, Charleston and Charlotte and has enjoyed a feature spot in The Hunger Games movie, a feature spread in Linger Magazine, contributed by Erin L. Hubbs, and has been featured in Belk and Rooms to Go commercials. She is now married and is the founder and president of Pearls of Hope Outreach. She coaches emerging models in her spare time and is thrilled for the second showcasing of FBB!
"I will always love fashion. Even though my career as a model is no longer my focus, I have gained tremendous growth as a person through my experiences and I am very passionate about helping the next generation of models emerge from our lovely state. Fashion Beyond Borders is a culmination of many dreams. It's a way for my friends and I, of Pearls of Hope, to give back and share God's love, while simultaneously feeding my cravings for fashion. It's the best of both worlds!"