Trey Songz, born Tremaine Aldon Neverson in Petersburg, Virginia on November 28, 1984, is an American contemporary R&B singer and songwriter
His debut album was Gotta Make It, released by Atlantic Records in 2005. Inspired musically by R&B artists from the 1960s and 1970s such as Smokey Robinson and Aretha Franklin as well as contemporary artists such as Luther Vandross and R.Kelly, the young star debuted in 2005 with great fanfare to a music genre starved for new young talent.
Growing up in the small town of Petersburg, Virginia, Trey Songz did not always have a musical career in mind. When he was a child he did not receive any rigorous voice or piano lessons but instead was engaged in the normal activities for a child of his age. His mother, however, seeing his ability, encouraged him to develop his singing talent by entering local talent shows, many of which he won. With these victories he began to make a name for himself. By age 16, Songz’s notoriety enabled him to meet his producer and mentor Troy Taylor, a veteran music producer who has worked with artists such as Patti Labelle, Lionel Richie, & Whitney Houston. Impressed by the phenom’s gorgeous tenor voice, Taylor encouraged him to focus on a career in popular music.
Andre Birleanu, born August 7th, 1982 in Moscow, Soviet Union, is a Russian model best known as one of the contestants of the VH1 competitive reality television series "America’s Most Smartest Model."
Son of two diplomats, Birleanu grew up in Romania. He is the only child of Mr. Vladimir and Mrs. Carmen Birleanu. His father is a world known name in internation criminal law who handled cases such as war crimes, hum trafficking, modern slavery, narcostics, weapons, and so on. His mother, who unfortunately passed away recently, used to work for the United Nations in NYC.
Birleanu is an extraordinary model who is fluent in five different languages and has been building his modeling career by booking direct jobs through world renowned top agencies such as Boss Models in NYC, Next Models in South Beach Miami, and Los Angeles as well as Ford in Chicago. He has worked with industry's top fashion photographers such as Steven Klein, Rainer Hosch, Nathaniel Goldberg and Nigel Barker just to name a few. His journey to date has been an incredible one filled with unlimited potential.
Antonio Rojas, born October 19, in Caracas, Venezuela, is a Venezuela model and TV host.
Rojas comes from a family of 12 brothers where he is the youngest of the boys.
Rojas had devoted 5 years to modeling. He participated in Mister Venezuela in 2003, Mister Beach in 2004 and won the second edition Chico Beach Fashion Show, which he also won the title of Best Body.
In search of new horizons, Rojas auditioned in an open casting by the production team of TV program "Ají Picante" (Hot Pepper) and was selected to replace the departing host Hector Pena
Cody Rhodes (real name: Cody Runnels), born June 30, 1985, in Marietta, Georgia, is an American professional wrestler, currently signed by World Wrestling Entertainment (as of 2009) where he wrestles on its Raw brand.
Rhodes is a former three time World Tag Team Champion, having won the championship once with Hardcore Holly and twice with Ted DiBiase.
As the son of WWE Hall of Famer the “American Dream” Dusty Rhodes, Rhodes grew up admiring his father and watching him capture the imagination of wrestling fans worldwide. Now he is ready to carry on his father’s legacy while carving out one of his own in WWE.
David Beckham.It takes the effort of an extraordinary and talented player to take the game to new levels, and David Beckham is the kind of player that makes fans stand up.
The almost meteoric rise to fame of David Beckham had humble beginnings. His father, David Edward Beckham, known as Ted, was a gas fitter's mate and Sandra West was a hairdresser when they married in 1969 in Hoxton, east London, and spent their honeymoon in Bognor Regis before returning to a terraced house in Leytonstone. Three children followed - Lynne in 1972, David in 1975 and Joanne in 1982. His father had dreamed of being a footballer as a boy; now the dream would be passed on to David.
By the age of eight, Beckham was scoring more than a hundred goals over three seasons for his team, Ridgeway Rovers of the Enfield District League; at 11, watching Blue Peter, he saw a piece about Bobby Charlton's Soccer Skills Tournament. He won, with the highest score ever, and he won at Old Trafford, the home of the tournament and of Manchester United. The lifelong devotion of Beckham to United - "There was never another team for me" -handed down from his father, was a source of some puzzlement to his resolutely southern friends and team-mates.
Kang Ji Seob, born on February 6, 1981, is a Korean actor and part-time model.
Standing 6'-1" and 175 pounds, Ji Seob, has only started acting a few years ago. He landed his first television role in the popular Korean TV series Love in Heaven (2005).
His hobbies include golf and swimming.
Marcus Patrick born in Bath, England, is an actor. His father was of English, Irish, and French descendance. His mother was born of Jamaican, Cuban, and Cherokee descendance. He is the middle child and has two sisters.
Despite a tumultuous childhood which is another story for another time, Marcus excelled in piano, voice, gymnastics and swimming. He also took up Tae Kwon Do, and became the Junior and Men's Heavyweight champion.
For a while, Marcus was intent on becoming a professional fighter, but then realized that his violence was fueled by a history of physical abuse, and decided he could fight no longer. Instead, he turned to singing, and at the age of 17, he auditioned with Simon Cowell of American Idol fame, and toured in a boy band until he was 20, at which time he went solo, with Simon acting as Agent and Manager.
As a result, Marcus pursued the dream of coming to America and supported himself as a Personal Trainer as he started taking acting lessons. He finally started booking roles via Eric Morris, and he was on his way.
Arriving Los Angeles, he continued perfecting his acting and met up with Gar Lester of JLA Talent, who saw the potential in Marcus to become something truly substantial. Together they have built up quite an impressive resume including several feature films and TV guest star appearances including Dirty Laundry; Beyond the Break, CSI: Miami. Now Marcus has landed the role of Jamal Cudahy on ABC-TV's All My Children.
Arlen Escarpeta, born April 9, 1981, is an African American actor and athlete.
Not many people can star on the gridiron and stage at the same time but Arlen Escarpeta managed to balance both a few years ago, serving as captain of the football team while performing in several drama productions as part of the arts-magnet program at Hollywood High School.
“Fortunately, I didn’t have to make a choice,” says Escarpeta, who also ran track and sang at his graduation ceremonies. “I had a very understanding football coach…I suppose it helped that one of the coaches was an actor too!”
Escarpeta is a native of Belize (formerly British Honduras) in Central America who came to the United States after his father, a construction worker, died when he was 3. His mother, a manager for a dental office, settled in Los Angeles where her young son began to sing and dance in the Young Saints Scholarship Foundation. At 9, Escarpeta was cast in the title role of his elementary school’s stylized production of “Hamlet” and was won over by the applause he received at the final curtain.
On “American Dreams,” Escarpeta portrays a teenager – who also runs track and plays basketball – at the University of Pennsylvannia during the social turmoil of the 1960s. “He’s very close to who I am,” he says. “He has a sense of humor and has something to say about his world then and I have something to say about ours today.”
In his leisure time, Escarpeta prefers to draw cartoon characters (“I’m a cartoon fanatic”), read non-fiction and restore his 1964 Volkswagen Beetle sedan. He’s also a Los Angeles Laker and Dallas Cowboy fan, and remains active working for the Young Saints Scholarship Foundation.
Justin Timberlake, born January 31, 1981 in Memphis, Tennessee, is an American singer and actor who came to fame as the front man of the pop band *NSYNC.
In 2002, Timberlake released his debut solo album. Justified went on to sell over 7 million copies worldwide and solidified Timberlake's position as a pop superstar. In 2004, Justified was honored with two Grammys. Timberlake's second album is due for release in summer 2006.
Timberlake was born to Randall Timberlake (the son of a Baptist minister) and Lynn Harless. His career began after a childhood stint on the American television talent show Star Search, when he became a cast member of The New Mickey Mouse Club teenage variety show. His co-stars on the show included fellow pop singers Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera, actors Ryan Gosling and Keri Russell as well as *NSYNC bandmate JC Chasez
Justin Timberlake has always been famous for his high voice, seen in songs such as "Like I Love You", "Cry Me A River", "Senorita," and all of his singles with *NSYNC. Justin is a true tenor and has the same range as a female alto or even a mezzo. He does occasionally exhibit some of the techniques that countertenors use, although he isn't currently classified as such. It has been reported that Timberlake has been taking singing lessons to deepen his voice, but this is as yet unconfirmed.
In 2002 Justin Timberlake performed his first single Like I Love You for the first time anywhere at the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards. The performance was criticized, due to Justin's poor vocals, Michael Jackson-like dancing, and the fact that the rappers Clipse's microphones were too low in pitch. Despite this, his debut album Justified sold over 439,000 copies in its first week of release.
Marko Jara, born January 3, 1986 in San Jose, is a Costa Rican singer.
Jara was first discovered in 2006 when he appeared as a contestant on a Mexican TV competition called "Cantando por un Sueño" ("Singing for a Dream"), in which celebrities were paired with non-celebrities to sing together before a panel of judges. He was listed as a non-celebrity -- paired with the TV host and journalist Laura Rodríguez.
Jara is also a member of a musical band "Groupo Calle 8" where he is one of the lead singers, currently touring the U.S. performing live shows at clubs in New Jersey, Miami, Washington, and Virginia, among others.