Fonzie

On a chilly autumn evening in 2019, I met Fonzie at a bus stop in Los Angeles. We struck up a conversation and became fast friends. He was really cool and I was uh…

Well…

He was really cool. But then I learned that Fonzie was struggling to survive on the streets while raising a beautiful 2-year old step daughter named Helena.  I would go on to ask Fonzie to be DFYNT’s model. He is 6’1”, lean and muscular, weighs 150lbs. And I liked his hair. He agreed.

I got to know Fonzie and his family well after a couple of photoshoot sessions. Seeing their struggle up close still haunts me. Watch Fonzie tell his story and you’ll see why.

In the end, his modeling was just a byproduct of our larger collaboration. We are dedicating these offerings to Fonzie and his family. Hopefully there are many many better days, months and years ahead for them, especially the barely-over-2-feet-tall blondie. She didn't ask to be here.

If you would like to work with Fonzie and/or his family including Helena, please let us know and we'll put you in touch. Fonzie's cool and all but Helena is a rockstar. 

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