Star of the Ralph Lauren Polo Red Extreme fragrance campaign, Kenneth Guidroz Jr., oozes a masculinity reminiscent of the male supermodels of the nineties. A favorite subject of legendary photographer Bruce Weber, Kenneth has graced the pages of Vogue Hommes and CR Fashion Book in addition to staring in campaigns for Barney’s and C-IN2.

How were you discovered?

Initially on a site called Model Mayhem by a guy in Dallas that runs a magazine. After working with a photographer here in New York, he introduced me to Jason Kanner, who is my current agent.

What do you hope to get out of your modeling career?

Well, like all of us, I want to get paid and book lucrative jobs. During the process I hope to make great friendships along the way. I also hope to inspire others that have aspirations to pursue modeling.

What has been the highlight of your career so far?

It’s gotten better every year since I started but I’d have to say that becoming a part of the Ralph Lauren fragrance franchise has been my greatest accomplishment.

What challenges have you faced in the industry?

Getting people to look past the obvious (tattoos, physical size, age). Also ,finding productive things to do with all the downtime and developing patience.

What would people be surprised to learn about you?

That even though I look big and intimidating, I’m actually a sweetheart with a big heart and wouldn’t hurt a fly, unless I was eating it. Also, I always cry when movies have a happy ending about people who overcome high adversity and obstacles.

What are your long-term goals?

To become a better father. To continue to make my momma proud. To become a better person. To pursue acting.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

Travel.

What’s currently on your radar?

I really want to do a music video with a top female artist. I also look forward to taking my son to Disney World.

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