Supermodel/Actor/TV Host/Hollywood’s Next Big Star
Sam Sarpong is the guy everyone recognizes, but can’t put the name with the face. Well, that is about to
change because his 2012 projects will make both the name and the face media staples.
Sarpong is most recognizable for being the international supermodel for designer Tommy Hilfiger for
over 6 years and for being Wilmer Valderrama’s co host on the MTV hit show “Yo Momma” for 3
seasons. Sarpong, who has appeared in over 60 films and 50 television shows, gained critical acclaim last
year when he starred in the Cannes Film Festival favorite, “Anchor Baby” as Paul Unanga, a role that
earned him a BEFFTA award nomination in the UK for Best Lead Actor. He has been one of the most
recognizable faces in fashion this past decade, modeling for such designers as Jean Phillipe, Louis
Vuitton, Gucci, Dolce and Gabana, and Jean Paul Gautier. Sam made history as the first model ever to be
featured in the prestigious California African American Museum with both a bust and collage created by
artist, Toni Scott.
To kick off the Summer, Sarpong hosted the BET Awards, “All Access” behind the scenes show. Then last
week at the South African Consulate in NY, Sarpong was introduced as the North American Brand
supporter for the Nelson Mandela inspired fashion line “466/64” with plans to appear in up coming
If that’s not enough, this Summer you can catch Sam as an LA co-host on Mark Cuban and Ryan
Seacrest’s new network, AXS TV, a platform for pop culture, celebrities, music and entertainment. Sam is
working with TV masterminds, Debra Weeks and Andrew Levy. Sam says “They are both very creative
people who think outside the box. I am really excited about this show and I think we can make history.”
AXS TV is HD NET re-launched and is now in over 40 million homes.
2012 proves to be the breakout year for Sarpong who has a slew of projects due out including two films
this Fall, “Trigger” and “No Weapons Formed Against Us” in which he plays the lead in both. However,
this year is not limited to just film. Having been named one of the most 100 influential fashion people in
the world by International Fashion Group, his Boy London campaign and video have created an
international buzz, so much so that now Rihanna is sporting this edgy look.
Sarpong is definitely on his way to super stardom. Some people always saw this coming. Lilian Bossman,
BET’s International producer, who has worked with Sarpong for the past four years simply states, “Sam
is Hollywood’s best kept secret. He is destined to be a star and in my eyes and those of many others, he
already is. Now I am just waiting for one day to scream, “told you so!”
So, look out! It will not be long before everyone can put the name with the face.
Sarpong is represented by Artists International Management in the US and Fashionaires in the UK.
Sam Sarpong on Twitter: @SamMrSarpong
Sam Sarpong on FaceBook:www.facebook.com/samsarpong
Photo Credit:Danny Baldwin,Toni Scott, Robb Friedman, Robert Howell, James Lyon, EGlamour Photography
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