Bentley Ro has truly been involved in the modeling industry his entire life. At a mere 48 hours old, he was a silent supporter at a Tide shoot for his brother, Gregory. Little did his mother know at the time, but Bentley would soon follow in his big brother’s footsteps. He landed his first modeling job at an impressive 18 months of age, shooting a potty-training video, and has showed no signs of slowing down.
At the young age of six, Bentley’s portfolio and resume are growing as rapidly as he is. Hallmark, Sierra Julian, Sprint, US Toy, Lee Jeans, Mazuma Credit Union, Zinburger and Scheels are some of the notable clients with whom he has booked print work, commercials, and runway. He was privileged to be the first baby chosen to launch the Hallmark baby clothing line, and his cherubic face has also graced a Hallmark card. He relishes playing make-believe on-set and working conscientiously with clients to capture exactly what they are looking for. Though a picky eater, Bentley thoroughly enjoyed “pretending” to eat a hamburger, French fries and drink a chocolate shake for Zinburgers new children’s menu campaign recently. Last summer, he had the honor of flying to New York City to shoot the Spring/Summer 2016 collection for Sierra Julian catalog. The owner and designer of Sierra Julian, Sophie Jaworski, was so impressed with Bentley and his professionalism that she booked him to return to NYC last month to shoot the Fall/Winter 2016 collection. The other young child models in both catalog shoots, most from NYC and surrounding areas, are all seasoned veterans in their own rights, having modeled for Ralph Lauren, H&M Kids, Oscar de la Renta, and Gap Kids. Being from Kansas, Bentley and his mother cherish both of those amazing opportunities and are overjoyed he is featured on the home page of the Sierra Julian website. The catalog shoots have given them a great taste of the Big Apple and they both dream of Bentley participating one day in NYC Fashion Week and shooting for Ralph Lauren.
When he is not in front of the camera, Bentley is an active 1st grader whose activities include ice hockey, fencing and piano lessons. He is also heavily involved in volunteering for causes close to his family’s heart. No stranger to working hard, he is driven to become the youngest in his school’s history to achieve the presidential award, specifically the top-tier gold pin, for volunteer service. That is certainly no small feat, but definitely attainable for the consummate young man that clients lovingly call Bentley Pro. Not even seven years old, he already knows the importance of working together as a team to get a job done and amazes clients with his maturity, focus, and independence. To echo the sentiments of his mother and family, the Hoffman staff is confident this special young boy will grow to be a compassionate, well-rounded, successful young man. We are proud of Bentley and look forward to what the next six years and beyond hold for him.