CECILIO ASUNCION, DIRECTOR OF SCOUTING AND DEVELOPMENT
STARTED HIS INVOLVEMENT WITH THE TRANS COMMUNITY A FEW YEARS AGO DIRECTING HIS DOCUMENTARY, "WHAT'S THE T?" HE WAS THE RECIPIENT OF THE OUTSTANDING FILIPINO AMERICAN AWARD FOR LGBT ADVOCACY IN 2012. HIS WORK CURRENTLY APPEARS ON HULU, AMAZON, INDIEFLIX AND COMCAST. COMBINING HIS EYE FOR TALENT AND LOVE FOR FASHION, HE HAS EMBARKED ON A NEW ADVENTURE FOUNDING SLAY MODEL MANAGEMENT, LLC DISCOVERING AND DEVELOPING THE PREMIERE TRANSGENDER TALENT IN LOS ANGELES. HE HAS RECENTLY BEEN FEATURED IN THE ADVOCATE, HUFFINGTON POST, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER, VOGUE ESPAÑA, ELLE, COSMO, I-D, INSTYLE, PAPER MAGAZINE, E! ONLINE, NPR AND MORE!
Genesis Ilada, in-house photographer
staRTed her career as a makE-UP ARTIST WORKING WITH ARTISTS SUCH AS GREEN DAY, THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS, DJ HOUSE MAFIA, BLUSH, RODGERS AND DAY DREAMERS. HER PUBLISHED WORK HAS APPEARED IN FLAUNT, COCO ECCO, SYN, REVS, SCHON, ELLE, BELLOW, L'OFFICIEL, HARPER'S BAZAAR, GLAMOUR, FANTASTICS, ELEMENTS, TINSEL, DUH, JUTE, LONDON TIMES AND WAS A MAKE-UP CONTRIBUTOR FOR MARIE CLAIRE INDONESIA. UPON PARLAYING HER CAREER AS A MAKE-UP ARTIST INTO PHOTOGRAPHy, HER WORK HAS APPEARED IN VOGUE, KIT, DEFURE, TRASH, BELLOE AND JUTE.
DONALD simrock, in-house make up and style consultant
is currently the Beauty Editor of Flaunt Magazine, through which he shares his insight and creative process for executing powerful editorial makeup. In addition to Flaunt, Simrock’s editorial work has been featured in publications such as Rolling Stone, Harper’s Bazaar, and Vogue, among others. During his years as a makeup artist, Donald’s versatility has flashed on the runway for various fashion houses such as Heatherette, and in music videos for Marilyn Manson, George Michael, Evanescence and The Pussy Cat Dolls. His unique vision, undeniable passion, and dedication to his craft affords him the opportunity to paint the faces of celebrity clients that include Madonna, Britney Spears, Eva Mendez, Nicole Richie, Mila Jovavich, Solange Knowles, Paris Hilton and Audrina Patridge. His wide artistic range and cutting edge insight have led to collaborations with many of the industry’s top directors and photographers including Hype Williams and David LaChapelle.
CASSANDRA CASS, office assistant
Cassandra is an established performer based in Los Angeles, CA. Having starred in Trantasia, Wild Things, and What's the T? Her work can be seen on Logo, HULU, Amazon, and Comcast. She is also an actress and she has been featured on The Tyra Banks Show, The Voice and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
JOHN MOLINA, INTERN
WORKS WITHIN THE FIELD OF FASHION pr and marketing. Having attended the internationally recognized university of toronto studying neuroscience, he has gone on to switch gears to the fashion industry. he currently works as the marketing and pr manager for toronto based brand peace collective, which has garnered features with elle canada, flare magazine, etalk, and many other canadian press outlets. john focuses his work within fashion and continues to engage his skills within this field.