Celai West 12 years old Fashion Professional Model & Activist.
Celai West Phenomenon – Talent don’t wait for Years
Celai West says » I would like to continue teaching everyone God made them perfect just the way they are”
Celai West is empowering girls everywhere.
Celai West’s Ugly truth Of The Industry’s Discriminatory Treatment
If you have been on social media, you have probably already seen the countless stories Black models experience while working on set.
Celai, although still a minor, has not been immune to this treatment so we recently took to Twitter to share all of the horror stories she experienced while working on set…and she is shaking things up!
It initially began when Celai and her mom posted to Instagram about the multiple times she was mishandled, with different clients, by the same hairstylist.
Due to Instagram’s character limitations,
Celai decided to head over to Twitter to create an entire thread detailing each experience.
Celai also felt it was very important to name the individuals who were responsible as our goal was not to just talk about it, Celai wanted it to change.
Celai West, pronounced “sah-LAY”
Celai West, pronounced “sah-LAY”, is a quirky twelve year old STEMgirl who is making waves in the fashion, runway, vlogging & acting industry, all while proving you can never be too cool for school. She changed the industry standards when she became the youngest professional runway model to walk amongst an all-adult lineup in NYFW, at just ten years old. West can regularly be seen walking the runways along-side some of the best supermodels in the business.
Celai began print modeling when she was five, doing runway shows when she was six, started acting and became the CEO of her own t-shirt line, TheChattyChick.com, at seven, walked in NYFW for the first time at eight, had her first viral video at nine, earned her second viral runway video and co-authored her first book at ten. Now that she’s eleven, she will become the youngest show producer to produce a NYFW show this September with The Industry Fashion Show.
Celai West, born in Sacramento, CA ,the youngest of 6 kids family.
Celai West change the Industry Standards
Celai has worked with major brands such as Target, Walmart, Amazon, Gap, Disney & Allstate & was the leading lady in Willy Williams’ music video “The Voodoo Song” that has been viewed over 18 million times!
She also appeared in “I Am My Own Mother” which was selected to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in 2018.
Celai West was recently featured on Vogue Italia & Good Morning America, has appeared on two news channels, two talk shows, eleven magazine covers & published inside several magazine issues and newspapers. Many of her images, as well as videos, have been shared on social media in viral numbers, including two viral runway videos that have been viewed more than 25 million times collectively. Please be sure to check out her Press page.
After several unpleasant experiences with stylists who were unknowledgeable on how to style her hair while on set, Celai & her mom teamed up to create their own hair tutorials.
They expected to help show Styling & Hair Care techniques for ethnic textured hair but were pleasantly surprised to find that their videos were a hit & over six have received viral numbers.
West looks forward to continuing to break barriers while working hard in the classroom and prove that models ARE indeed smart too.
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Celai West Believe
Celai West think it’s really important to have diversity because people don’t all look the same &there are different kinds of beauty .
So if you only show a few types of beauty, then other people who look different won’t feel beautiful.
Celai think you can learn different things from different people, & also because representation matters.
Celai don’t see girls that look like her (that have her type of hair) on TV or in ads that much but when Celai do, it makes her feel happy.
For Celai, is fighting forAfro Identity, to defence the Afro Natural Hair. All hairstylists learned how to do all hair types.
Celai West are doing Hair Tutorials to show people how versatile afro natural hair hair is and teach them how to style it.
Performance – Print Model at 5
PRINT MODEL at Five – Runway show at Six & CEO – TheChattyChick.com at 7 – NYFW at 8 – First Viral Video at 9 – Co-authored Book at 10
Celai West began print modeling when she was five, doing runway shows when she was six, started acting & became the CEO of her own t-shirt line,, at seven, walked in NYFW for the first time at eight, had her first viral video at nine, earned her second viral runway video, & co-authored her first book at 10
« Brown Skin Girl » at 9
At 9 years old West Brown Skin 9 year old Celai West « Brown Skin Girl » viral runway video from LAFW
Celai West became the first professional 10 year old runway model when she walked with an all adult lineup during NYFW, less than a year after this video was made.
10 year old Celai West gives her attitude-packed performance as she closes the David Tupaz runway show during NYFW
Celai West became the youngest professional runway model to walk amongst an all-adult lineup in NYFW, at just 10 years old.
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