On the left is Ali fo Rap/ Hip hop group Travis Porter while on the right is model Christian Ragin.
Christian Ragin is no stranger to the world of fashion or modeling. He was born in Washington, DC, but raised in the south, because of his father’s fundraising profession, he lives, breathes, and eats his goal of being a legendary model. After being discovered at a Morehouse College Homecoming Fashion Show, model Ragin went on to later become signed with Elite Milano.
Christian Ragin once stated in an interview with Luxurious PROTOTYPE (LP), ” My advice to aspiring models would be to remember that location is very important. The primary market for fashion models in the U.S. is NYC. Don’t spend a lot of money on pictures. Most agencies want to see clean shots. They can get a good direction from those. Don’t do anything too glamorous unless you know a renowned photographer. Get your body in the best shape. Walk into the agencies and see what response you get from them and take it from there. Anything other than that is what you should not be doing.” When ask If being a successful model had a recipe, what would be the ingredients? by Luxurious PROTOTYPE (LP), Christian Ragin replied, “It would start with a dash of confidence, which is of the most upmost importance. You’re around the most beautiful people in the world and you’ll need confidence to keep you afloat. Add in a pint of patience. Everyone’s career doesn’t explode at the same time, so patience is key in making sure you stay determined. Add in a few cups of hustle. You must be prepared at all times to fly across the world in short notice. End with persistence and top it all off with attitude because it is everything in modeling.” Ragin has been in Keisha Cole’s “Trust” featuring R&B artist Monica, Kelly Rowland’s “Motivation,” Beyonce’s video “Run the World,” and more recently Miranda Brooke’s “Hater.” Christian Ragin is already breaking strides as one of the few black male models in Versace’s Exclusive in Milan. He was the main video feature for Sevyn Streeter Feat. YG – nEXt music video. Christian Ragin was a operations Intern for Maison Margiela, Dsquared, and Diesel Denim Gallery. He obtained a Bachelor’s degree, Business Administration, Management and Operations from 2005 – 2009 at Morehouse College. Christian Ragin, born on June 21, 1987 in Washington DC but was raised in Atlanta Georgia. He now resides between New York and Milan as he embraces the changes that come with his burgeoning modeling career. Christian Ragin, raised predominately by his five older siblings, prides himself on his ability to learn and adapt. While at Morehouse College in 2009, Christian was scouted by Elite Model Management. He immediately shot with photographer Derek Blanks, and worked regularly with Macy’s and several other well known catalogue clients. Christian Ragin had his breakout modeling debut in 2010 as a model in Versace’s Fashion Week presentation in Paris. After graduating Morehouse, he followed his dream to New York, and signed on with Request Model Management. Focused on developing his career, Christian Ragin started acting classes at the prestigious Black Nexxus Studio with world renowned acting coach Susan Batson where he started acting in short film and video. In his short career he has accomplished so much including shoots with well known photographers Cliff Watts, Albert Watson, John Malinowski, and Idris & Tony. Christian Ragin has walked BET’s Rip the Runway, Live Mechanics and Rivera Club during New York fashion week, and in Milan for Versace as he gears up to do it again in January 2012 in Milan. He has been featured on several blogs, websites, and in publications including Arise, Man About Town, Cosmo, Bleu, Ammo, Uptown, The Source, Client, FAB, Vibe, and XXL and this is only the beginning.
Ali of rap group Travis Porter who`s real name is Lakeem Mattox, is a member of the three members Travis Porter it consists him, his stepbrother Donquez “Quez” Woods and Harold “Strap” Duncan. Travis Porter is an American hip hop group from Decatur, Georgia. Ali and Quez (stepbrothers) met Strap while attending the same middle school. The three grew up together and in 2006 began exploring music.The group’s biggest hits are “Aww Yea”, “Go Shorty Go”, “Bananas”, “Ayy Ladies”, “Bring It Back” and “Make It Rain” produced by F-K-I. Travis Porter released a biographical film titled Proud to be a Problem on May 18, 2010.Travis Porter has a YouTube channel with over 130 million views and a Twitter page. In November 2010 the trio signed with Jive Records. The group started out as the Hard Hitters, but changed their name to Travis Porter in late 2008 to be more marketable. Besides performing throughout the USA, Travis Porter has performed internationally. In 2008 the trio played in Kaiserslautern and Bamberg, Germany. Travis Porter would quickly earned major popularity through their mixtapes, show performances & through social media. Four of their biggest underground hits include “Black Boy White Boy”, “Uh Huh”, “Go Shorty Go” & “All the Way Turnt Up”. They appeared in one of Atlanta’s biggest concerts, Birthday Bash, during the summer of 2010 on the The Mo’Nique Show. They performed with Canada’s own Drake at BMI’s Unsigned Artist showcase in Atlanta. Though when they were unsigned they still worked with notable signed artist such as Roscoe Dash, Fast Life Yungstaz & Waka Flocka Flame. Travis Porter was also featured on MTV Jams Feb 5. The group also received Myspace’s #1 unsigned group title. Their single “Go Shorty Go” made it on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Chart and in fall 2010. They also recently joined the BMI family.[when?] The trio was honored in the Underground Music Awards 2010 in New York City with other well-known underground artists like J. Cole with the “Most Dynamic Rap Group Duo” award. Gucci Mane reportedly announced interest in signing Travis Porter to 1017 Brick Squad Records, saying “Just give me 12-15 songs. I don’t know about that other stuff. Handle your business”.But the group would eventually end up signing a record deal with Jive Records.
On December 22, 2010 their debut studio album single “Make it Rain” hit number 50 on the urban radio charts and debuted on the charts at number 97 then climbed to number 46. On October 7, 2011 RCA Music Group announced it was disbanding Jive Records along with Arista Records and J Records. With the shutdown, the group (and all other artists previously signed to these three labels) will release their future material on the RCA Records brand. On February 7, 2011 Travis Porter released their second single entitled “Bring It Back”. In 2012, their single “Ayy Ladies” with Young Money rapper Tyga peaked at #56 on the Hot 100 and topped the Heatseekers Songs chart, becoming Porter’s most successful song to date. Their debut studio album, From Day 1, was released on May 29, 2012 on RCA Records and Porter House Music. On March 5, 2013 Travis Porter released their eleventh mixtape entitled Mr Porter. Travis Porter starred in their debut movie Red Rock, released on November 20, 2012. “All the Way Turnt Up” caused controversy with Roscoe Dash. After Roscoe Dash came up with the song and asked Travis Porter to be featured on it Travis Porter added the song to their mixtape causing fans to believe it was not Roscoe Dash’s song, but Travis Porter’s. Soon Roscoe Dash released another version of the song through his label Interscope Records featuring Soulja Boy. The group Travis Porter signed with Jive Records near the end of 2010, but the label would be closed in 2011 by its parent company, RCA. The group’s debut album, From Day 1, finally arrived in 2012 on RCA with productions from Diplo, J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, and others.
Ali of rap group Travis Porter and model Christian Ragin are famous people that look alike.