THE YES GAWDS – Don Benjamin 1 of 1st Male Models on Americas Next Top Model Cycle 20

Posted on Jul 11 2013 - 11:21am by Funky Dineva



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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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.

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  1. Ignorance Lives February 17, 2014 at 12:10 am - Reply

    He’s simply beautiful (and know he knows it), and though I actually love tattoos this is one of the few cases where I feel someone would look better without any. I wonder if he’s a good man…….

    • Ignorance Lives February 17, 2014 at 12:10 am - Reply

      *I know he knows it

  2. Anonymous August 25, 2013 at 10:23 pm - Reply

    your so cute

  3. salon tais July 15, 2013 at 1:25 pm - Reply

    I was suggested this blog by means of my cousin. I’m now not certain whether this post is written by him as nobody else realize such particular approximately my problem. You are wonderful! Thank you!

  4. ckelly518 July 15, 2013 at 8:09 am - Reply

    Yes GAWD indeed!!! He is gorgeous first yes gawd I actually find attractive. Thanks for this post

  5. Canthelpbutlove Shakeya McDuffie July 11, 2013 at 4:23 pm - Reply

    So when and what channel does ANTM come on?

  6. hotlantaboss July 11, 2013 at 11:55 am - Reply

    Ohh Lawd!

  7. Welcome To Krissyville July 11, 2013 at 3:49 pm - Reply


  8. Kamika Janae´ July 11, 2013 at 3:41 pm - Reply

    I just wanna lick him… So yummy!!!

  9. Ashley Walkingbyfaith Stubbins July 11, 2013 at 3:27 pm - Reply

    Oh yes has cycle 20 started?

  10. Cynthia R. Johnson July 11, 2013 at 3:27 pm - Reply

    Yes Indeed GAWD!!

  11. Trei T. Tops July 11, 2013 at 3:20 pm - Reply

    I say YOSSS GAWD B!

  12. Trey Suchasweetheart Andrews July 11, 2013 at 3:19 pm - Reply

    Tyra might win me back with this one ……

  13. Chris Starnes July 11, 2013 at 3:19 pm - Reply


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