Runway Walk-An Interview with Runway Coach, Model & Actress Destiny Tenille


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If you ever been curious about fashion behind the scenes then you should check out this interview.
I had a chance to chat with Destiny Tenille.  Keeping reading to find out more about the Runway Coach, Model, Actress and Navy Veteran.


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1. First off can you tell the readers more about yourself?

My name is Destiny Tenille.  I'm a first-generation Jamaican. I graduated from the United States Naval Academy and served as an officer in the United States Navy.  Growing up, I always loved the stage. I found my love for the stage at the age of 9 when I first auditioned for the renowned Chattanooga Ballet's, The Nutcracker.  For eight years I performed various roles in The Nutcracker. I later got into stage plays, participating in plays at the Chattanooga Theater Center. 

  In 2009, I was selected to be the spokesmodel for a professional hairstylist in Virginia and was featured in Sophisticate's Black Hair Magazine in 2009/10. I have since appeared multiple times in the hit NBC TV show, Smash. Most recently, I have walked numerous runways from Los Angeles to New York City and trained with America's Next Top Models Brittney Sharaun and Laura James.   My current acting projects include the TV pilot Brother, independent film, 50 Pack, and web series Through It All.  I produced a very successful fundraiser fashion show called Fight for Fashion back in October of 2017.  We could donate over $1100 to a young lady fighting cancer, because of this show I co-founded Service After Service, a nonprofit founded by veterans who have served their country, and now are serving their community. 

 2. Not only are you a Model and Actress, but a Runway Coach. What is something that aspiring models might overlook?

 There is so much to think about when walking a runway! Stand up straight, hold your stomach in, don't cross your arms... CROSSOVER! I could go on, but I would say that the most overlooked tip for runway walking is to keep your chin down.  Most shows, the audience is sitting and so are the photographers.  You want to make sure that you are getting a good angle in your pictures.

Destiny Tenille in Karlene Lindsay Designs
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3.  How did you first connect with Karlene and Karlene Lindsay Designs?
I first walked for Karlene at the Warriors Against Cancer Fashion Show. Since then I reached out to her when I saw an ad for one of her fashion shows.  I have also done other photo shoots with her for her beautiful bridal gowns.
 Destiny Tenille in Diamond Fashion Week Preview
4.  Do you have any upcoming events that you can share?
    As a producer, I have many upcoming projects and events as I'm constantly working on the next thing. I just finished casting for my web series called Party Lines.  That will shoot in the next few months and we are very excited about that.  I also just hired 4 promotional models to represent Destiny Tenille Productions at a fundraiser Game Night for my nonprofit, Service After Service on May 19th in Glastonbury, CT.  I am also casting the models for Flawless Fab NYC with J. Davis on May 20th.  The show will be on July 21st. As for runway classes, feel free to contact me at any time to set up your next class for your agency, the models in your show, or one on one.
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5.  Lastly, where can people find you online?
Instagram: @destinytenille or @_sasinc
Facebook: Destiny Tenille or Service After Service (@militaryhands)
Special thanks to Destiny Tenille. Be sure to find her and Service After Service online.

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