GAWD DON BENJAMIN
Don Benjamin didn’t always know that being in the entertainment industry was his destiny; his ﬁrst love was playing basketball. He played all and every day with the hope of making it into the NBA, but deep down he knew there was something even bigger planned for him. Like most kids coming up in poverty, Don was raised in a one parent home by his mother and even though times were hard throughout most of Don’s childhood, she tried to make his life as stress free as possible given the circumstances. They moved in and out of different cities and states, living in the ghettos of south side Minneapolis to the suburbs of Minnesota even to the beaches of Florida and California. Due to the extensive relocation Don was able to interact with many different types of people, he would later learn to apply these experiences to his new love, music. (READ MORE AFTER THE BREAK)
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GAWD Don Benjamin
Most of his life was spent in Minnesota until his ﬁrst year of college when he decided he wanted to put his basketball dreams aside to take on the entertainment industry in Los Angeles, California. He stepped out on faith, left college, packed all of his things and gravitated towards the bright lights of Hollywood to make his dreams come true. While settling into Los Angeles, he ran into some difficult encounters and suffered his share of detours. He began acting and modeling to make money and have the time to hone his craft of music; while booking continuous acting and modeling jobs Don became involved in a rap group with four of his best friends. He soon learned that business doesn’t usually mix well with pleasure, and due to unresolved differences, the 4 parted ways leaving Don in a group of two. Feeling reenergized and hopeful he continued pursuing his music career with his fellow group mate but after 2 years of hard work and dedication, things began to fall apart and once again, the group separated.
Realizing now that he should be in control of his own destiny Don Benjamin pushing himself all the way to the top proving to the world how serious and dedicated he is to his dream. Benjamin’s goal in the industry is to become a successful artist that reaches out to everyone through his artistry and gives them stories and situations they can relate to. Don’s most recent achievements include having his music on TV shows, commercials and available for sale on iTunes; alongside landing a coveted spot on Americas Next Top Model Cycle 20; the first time ever the show has had male models on it. Don is using his versatility and experience to be one of the first successful entertainers in the fashion and music industry. He knows no one will work as hard for his career as he will, and follows that mantra daily.