Pierrot the Clown

June 5, 2011

Focus On Model- shaun ross

Filed under: Photography — kiva @ 7:30 pm
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Shaun Ross is the first African-American with albinism to male model. (though he has got a fairly large amount of attitude) His unique appearance catches ones eye (mine 😉 ) and so he’s our focus for this post.

Growing up, he dealt with a lot of anti-albino sentiment in his mainly African-American and Latino community. He was bullied frequently by his peers, called names such as “Powder“, “Wite-Out“, and “Casper“.[2] After dancing with Alvin Ailey American Theater Company for five years, he crossed over to the fashion industry in 2008 at 16 years old, represented by Djamee Models in New York City; Ross is their only model on roster as of June 2010. Shaun Ross has opened up many doors for people of color and difference.

Ross recently appeared in the video for Katy Perry’s “E.T.”


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