Male supermodel Tyson Beckford and television personality Toya Wright played co-hosts to Rolling Out’s ‘Men of Power and Influence Awards’ last Thursday evening (December 13, 2012).
Atlanta’s trendsetters gathered at Atlanta’s Twelve Ballroom at Atlantic Station to honor several of Atlanta’s own ‘Men of Power & Influence,” which consisted of entertainment mogul and philanthropist Michael Mauldin, Atlanta city councilman Kwanza Hall, DeKalb County commissioner Lee May, Grammy Award-winning producer Shondrae “Bangladesh” Crawford, rapper and songwriter Roscoe Dash, founding and managing partner of Edmond & Lindsay LLP Rod Edmond, Coca-Cola executive Mark Pitts, V-103 radio host and restaurateur Frank Ski, Olympic gold medalist Angelo Taylor, NCAA and NBA champion Derek Anderson, Emmy Award-winning CNN journalist and anchor Don Lemon, Dr. William Jelani Cobb and professor Nathan McCall at the Ford sponsored event.
Legendary music producer Jermaine Dupri was among the honorees but unable to attend; his father Michael Mauldin graciously accepted the award on his behalf.
Jay-Z’s ROCAWEAR joined forces with the supermodel and her co-host, legendary male model Tyson Beckford, to reveal the fresh new face chosen during the weeks long contest.
The winner, who will most likely be revealed during Season 5 of RHOA, received a $10,000 cash prize from ROCAWEAR, a one year contract with CLICK Models and a double fashion spread in Vibe / Vibe Vixen, shot by celebrity photographer Derek Blanks.
And while that’s all well and good… the real tea is that the event was actually all about Apollo Nida, husband of Bailey’s RHOA castmate, Phaedra Parks who was revealed as The Bailey agency’s newest talent!
Several celebs were spotted on the front row of the show, including newlyweds Toya & MempHitz, Trina & Towanda Braxton, celebrity photographer Derek Blanks, Atlanta City Councilman Kwanza Hall, Roger Bobb, Kenny Burns (V103) and more.