Geron McKinley is an American model who has gone from Compton to Paris, and everything in between. At 6 ft. 2-inches tall, he was initially going to enlist in the military but was soon scouted by a modelling agency, and the rest is history.
The half-black, half-Mexican model has left his mark in the fashion industry with fashion campaigns for Aldo, Fear of God, Fenty x Puma, Gap, Givenchy, Philipp Plein, Todd Snyder and Versace among other major brands. As for shows, the Los Angeles native has walked for the biggest and the best; Balmain, Bottega Veneta, Hermes and the shows for all the abovementioned brands he is the face of. In 2015 Steven Meisel shot him for the cover of Vogue Italia.
When not on the runway, Geron has embraced philanthropy with his nonprofit organisation CNCRT Inc., which provides young people with opportunities in the arts, sports and entrepreneurship.
WORDS: CRISTIAN BURBANO