Ronnie Kroell and Stephanie A. Jones
Global audiences were first introduced to this handsome mid-westerner on season one of Bravos Make Me a Super Model. Ronnie walked away the runner-up, but with the larger prize -- winning the "Fan Favorite," beloved by all ages, genders, sexualities, races, ethnicities, for his gracious goodness. Well before the world knew of Ronnie's sweet soulfulness via MMASM, Ronnie was working in Human Rights in his hometown of Chicago, educating through the arts on matters of diversity and multi-culturalism.
Since MMASM, Ronnie has balanced his successful modeling career in NYC -runway work for Philip Sparks, Loris Diran, Malan Breton, Richie Rich and featured cover model for both Instinct and Next magazines, and of course Playgirl June 2010 issue! -with his continued work as a Human Rights Activist, as a Political Science student at The New School, and as Trustee of GeekNerdWonk Charitable Foundation that is "Helping Charities Help Themselves". Ronnie is currently working on developing a fragrance line and filming a new reality tv drama that marries Queer as Folk, Sex and the City, & The Hills.
Ronnie believes that anything is possible and challenges all those he interacts with to never give up on their dreams and to simply be themselves. Without the support of his loving family & friends, his mentors, and his incredible fans he would not be where he is today and Ronnie is so thankful as he looks forward to the adventures ahead. One thing is for sure, wherever Ronnie goes - he goes with his whole heart.
Stephanie A. Jones, J.D., LL.M., M.P.H., Esquire is the Co-Trustee, with Ronnie Kroell, of GeekNerdWonk Charitable Foundation (www.geeknerdwonk.org) which “Helps Charities Help Themselves.” Stephanie is trained as a multi-disciplinary social and political scientist, with degrees from Yale (Sociology and Political Science) and Columbia (Masters of Public Heath, in Ethics and History of Socio-medical Science), as well as a doctorate and post-doctorate degrees in law (Mental Health Policy). Stephanie uses the frame of Public Health to research, write, and educate focusing upon what socio-political forces affect the civil liberties of marginalized populations. GeekNerdWonk Charitable Foundation assists with conceptualizing and conducting fundraisers for small, personally-vetted, underfunded marginalized charities (with no one population as the focus); educates and consults in strategic messaging, social marketing, and public health education and promotion; and compiles and/or conducts research to scientifically support GeekNerdWonk's Grantees grant proposals.
To date, GeekNerdWonk Charitable Foundation’s Grantees have included Womankind Kenya (Kenya, Stephanie on Board of Directors, as well as honored to be the US Representative to the United Nations); Center on Halsted (Chicago), NYC Anti-Violence Project (New York, see Stephanie's work, www.avp.org, "LGBTQ Domestic Violence Report 2009"); White Knot (Los Angeles); H.O.P.E. for an Unreached World (Uganda, Stephanie, Board of Directors); the “Hate Crime is HUMAN CRIME” campaign for Jorge Steven López Mercado (New York); New Yorkers for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (Albany, New York); STOP Partner Abuse/Domestic Violence (at L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center, Los Angeles), Drinking for a Change (New York), Haitian Relief (with Daffy’s Corporation) (New York), Miss New York, and cross country travel to promote Pride Events.