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House Exclusive with Comedian The Real Selina J


House Exclusive with Comedian The Real Selina J

By Briannia Boatswain

Selina J. Laffinette- born on January 8, 1979. In St. Louis, MO. is making her way to the top in the industry. The comedian, actress, and celebrity hair stylist shared her desires, experiences, opportunities, and aspirations with during a phone interview and it was INTRIGUING. Selina J. Laffinette explained that her career all started as a traveling hair stylist. She traveled state to state styling hair for big time celebrities.

Additionally, she has had the opportunity to help celebrities prepare for their red carpet appearances. Selina’s career as a celebrity hair stylist opened the doors to many other opportunities. For instance, after working as a hair stylist behind the scenes of the movie “Advin And The Chipmunks” she met one of the directors, Wendy Gray; who set up an audition at Winsome Sinclaire Association Casting Company for her. It was at that moment that Selina acting career began- she landed a role in Barbershop 3 with Ice Cube. From there, Selina was casted in many other films and movies – she casted in Green Leaf with Oprah, Definitely Divorcing / TV One with Russ Parr , Game of Silence with Lorenz Tate, etc.

Although Selina career has been a magical and phenomenal success; Selina has been reminiscing on her past as a stand-up comedian and has a deep desire to rebuild her career as a comedian. She lost her groove as a comedian but stated that indahousemedia CEO/Founder Jerome Dorn was all of the confirmation she needed. She said that Mr. Jerome Dorn spoke with her personally about her career as a comedian and she was instantly inspired to get back on the stage! Selina is a natural at making people laugh- so, getting back out there just took picking up the mic and creating the opportunity. Selina shared some of her achievements and experiences as a current stand-up comedian – and, it was impressive. She is really making her dreams come true. Moreover, Selina recently performed her first stand-up comedy act at the J. Spot in Los Angelos, California. She stated that this experience made her realize that stand-up comedy is a big deal for her and she will work hard to be successful as a comedian. She is currently planning and working on making more appearances as a stand-up comedian in different states. She emphasized that her talent as a stand-up comedian is a gift from God and she will utilize it by all means necessary- to her best ability.

Selina expressed that she is very thankful for her success and stated that she has so much more that she would love to achieve. She stated that she would like to appear in more film as and movies, become an even better celebrity hair stylist, and of course- continue to elevate as an comedian. She named dropped a few celebrities that she would love to work with- which consist of comedian and actress Mo’nique, Tyler Perry, Tiffany Haddish, Mike Epps, etc.

Selina’s up beat energy and sense of humor is bound to take her to the top. So, look out because this is NOT A JOKE, Selina J. Laffinette is up NEXT!

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Celebrity photographer and disabled Vietnam veteran Jerome Dorn embodies the very definition of resilience. Born in Philadelphia, the fifth of seven children, Dorn stayed focused throughout his youth, eventually obtaining his degree in Criminal Justice. Dorn has worked with the Philadelphia Police Department, Department of Justice, World Wide Detective Agency, and several other high profile security groups. Throughout his successful career, Dorn wrestled with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, an aftereffect of his military service. Battling the pain and debilitating effect of PTSD, Dorn found comfort behind the camera. Photography proved to be not only therapeutic, but life changing as well. Dorn picked up his first camera in 1970 while serving in Vietnam and knew instantly that behind the lens was where he belonged. His shooting style and photographs were special, generating a buzz in the industry. In 1985, he began his career in photojournalism, working in a variety of genres. Dorn’s credentials include fashion, lifestyle photography, photojournalism, and celebrity/red carpet coverage. Working with MSNBC, Jet Magazine, and major publications in Philadelphia and around the country, Dorn has had the honor of capturing the images of hundreds of notable celebrities and politicians including President Barack Obama, George Bush Jr, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Maya Angelou, Jesse Jackson, Rihanna, Snoop Dog, Will Smith, and Tyler Perry. Photography has sent Dorn around the globe, inspiring his passion for civil activism. In 1995, Dorn assembled and led a group of forty-two men to the Million Man March. Together, they spent five days walking from Philadelphia to Washington DC. In his travels, Dorn observed a common theme amongst the youth of the world. Many of the children he encountered seemed lost. Understanding that opportunities for at-risk youth are minimal, Dorn was inspired to make a difference. Established by Dorn in 2011, InDaHouseMedia was built on the idea that there is room in the house for everyone. With InDaHouseMedia, Dorn’s mission is to provide the future generation with positive direction through sports, music, and photography.

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