An upcoming model in the highly competitive global modeling industry, Hali Kai makes New York City her home where she is represented by Wilhelmina Models. New on the scene, her multi-cultural look transforms her easily from African American to Italian, Spanish, Middle Eastern, Brazilian or pretty much whatever the advertisers are looking for. From a two page spread in Seventeen Magazine to the upcoming 2013 September issue of Vogue a metamorphosis occurs from squeaky clean girl next door to an elegant smoking hot young woman that all eyes are on when she enters the room. Originally from California, her family then moved to Indiana until she graduated from high School. Immediately after graduating she moved to New York to pursue her modeling career. Hali is Biracial, her father is of African American descent and her mother is Irish American. She was raised by her mother in a single household and her mom predicted from a very young age that Hali Kai was special and should model. When she continued growing taller and taller to 5’9″ and 36″ x 24″ 34″ measurements with an infectious smile and stunning features people began to notice. The midwest modeling agencies started showing interest, but she had her eyes set on bigger sites and through the help of her mother, friends, family, photographers and her natural ability in front of a camera, she landed in NYC with her first job at 17.
After her first year and many magazine
commercials from A/X to Seventeen Magazine and a laundry list of advertisements in NY, she relocated to Miami with her Wilhelmina agency to continue to build her profile for 6 months last winter. After that she returned back to New York where she continues to work non stop with Wilhelmina from New York to bookings all across the country. Living briefly in Harlem and also in Brooklyn she now lives in midtown NYC. Though when I spoke with her briefly the other day she mentioned that she would love to live back in Harlem.
We are happy to be friends with this upcoming dedicated beauty here at HarlemCondoLife, and admire her hard work ethic. The future looks bright for this shining young star. For more information on Hali Kai contact Wilhelmina Models – New York, Mainboard, Hali Kai Portfolio
From Miami to Harlem. New Podcast available now on iTunes with various artists such as Julius Papp, Daft Punk, Pharrell Williams, Calvin Harris, Sade (Phillip Damien remix 2013), Darren C, Shadow Child, Royksopp… and a lot more. See the full playlist below. This compilation has a heap of new mixes and favorites from Miami’s legendary WMC 2013 (the largest international music festival in the world) held every year in South Beach for DJ’s, musicians, producers, remixers, record labels and music lovers from around the globe. Miami Poolside Mix is a “best-of” afternoon pool parties compilation with a little bit of everything on it but mostly funky house grooves.
PLAYLIST: Miami Poolside Mix 2013
No Matter What – Huxley
Hot Rabbits – Glom
Let You (subliminal mix) – Crek
Llove (Kaskade’s ICE Mix) – Kaskade
About You (Baunzz ‘Flexxxy’Remix) – Darren C
Boogie Buffet (Deep Dub) – Julius Papp
Feel So Close (Dillon Francis Remix) – Calvin Harris
Zdarlight (Chopstick & Johnson Remix) – Digitalism
So High (Hot Since 82 Remix) – Shadow Child
Get Lucky (Extended Vocal Mix) – Daft Punk ft. Pharrell Williams
Tricky Tricky (Cristo’s Tricky Mix) – Royksopp
Pearls (Phillip Damien 2013 Remix) – Sade / Phillip Damien
Sunrise (Tommy Trash Version) – The Aston Shuffle vs Tommy Trash
Mas Que Nada (Richard Grey Mix) – Richard Grey and Nari & Miliani
Heaven (Freemason’s Mix) – Depeche Mode
1981 (Mike Vale & Jerome Robins Remix) – Deadmau5
Easy (Lemaitre Remix) – Mat Zo & Porter Robinson
Entire Library of HarlemCondoLife’s here Podcasts.
Stop the DJ, pause your iPod and for 2 hours Oct 16 at 9pm watch the second Presidential Debate. If you are looking for a place, Harlem Food Bar will be one of several showing the debate Tuesday at 9PM here in Harlem. For 2 hours CNN political correspondent Candy Crowley will moderate President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney in this Town Hall style format.
For the first debate I was in Miami and asked a buddy/DJ friend of mine “what bar/lounge is the best place to watch the debate here in South Beach?” he said “Why? nowhere” He was right we ended up at our hotel lounge which was lacking quite a bit of… shall we say flavor and was mostly routing for… shall we say the other guy. Needless to say it is great to be back in NYC and specifically Harlem and have as many options as we do to view the debates. Thanks to places like Harlem Food Bar, Lido’s, The 5 and Diamond, Corner Social and other Harlem businesses that help to keep us informed and send the message that this Presidential Election is an important one for Harlem and for our Country’s future.