All this week, Kentrell Collins has taught us that being the leader of the Prancing Elites is not as easy as it seems. The multi-talented entrepreneur has learned many lessons on his way to stardom. From being denied auditions to having his own series on Oxygen, Kentrell knows how tough it can be to have people take you seriously when you’re starting, so he gave New Celebrity’s readers his five ways to be elite!
BE BOLD AND UNAPOLOGETIC
Even from a young age, Kentrell has always been a colorful character; With age, he only grew wiser. He learned to always live his truth. His message to his fans is: “Be who you are, embrace what you do, and don’t worry about what the next man wants you to”. He knows that when people “hate”, it isn’t because they have a reason to not like you, but because they are “afraid to be who they really are”. Remember to stay true to who you are and always be BOLD AND UNAPOLOGETIC, just like Kentrell!
BE THE CHANGE
In his junior year of high school, Kentrell Collins asked to audition for the marching band’s dance team. Unfortunately, the Alabama school denied his request because he was not a girl. Considering he was the one teaching the girls the dances, he knew his dance career wouldn’t end with the high school marching band. He gathered a group of friends and started dancing at sporting events, rebelling against the school system! A change needed to be made and Kentrell took the first step towards making that impact. Is there a change in your community that you could be making?
FORCE FEED YOUR WAY INTO THEIR HEARTS
As a group of young, black, LGBT dancers, their Alabama community did not take very well to their style. After performing at a Christmas parade, the small town of Semmes had very critical words for the team. The Prancing Elites did not allow it to get to them, they continued being themselves and forced their ways into the lives of many through their passion for dance. No one ever saw it as a career move, unintentionally thinking of it as a hobby, but through the team’s hard work and growing notoriety, they gained the recognition they deserved. However, Kentrell always makes sure to keep his loved ones close and weeds out those that don’t contribute to his well-being. If someone says no to your dreams, stay persistent, you’ll force your way into their hearts through your passion!
REMEMBER YOUR PURPOSE
Kentrell Collins is the leader of Prancing Elites, studio owner for Studio 705, and CEO of Kentrell Cosmetics! He continues to grow his empire with events in the UK, studio expansions, and new product launches. However, as any entrepreneur knows, every day is not always a good day. Kentrell has dealt with the struggles and doubts of not making money, seeing other products sell more than his own, but one thing that keeps him on track is remembering his purpose. Even when he feels like he has made a mistake, Kentrell has to remind himself that there was a reason for his initial decision. Whenever you’re getting down, remember the reasons you started to get you through the struggles!
FOCUS ON WHAT’S IN FRONT OF YOU
A lesson every aspiring influencer should learn quickly is to focus on what is in front of them. Don’t get caught up in unnecessary drama or negativity that comes from social media. If you happen to get caught up in a negative situation, the only thing you can do is make the best out of it! Kentrell Collins knows that “once you have those eyes on you, it’s about how you turn the narrative into something positive.” His method is to press on silently and move forward. By not responding to rumors, he has turned negative comments into a series on Oxygen, successful businesses, and loads of stress relief. Think twice before responding to negativity in a situation, would it be best to stay silent?
We hope that these tips help you become the most ELITE entrepreneur you could be. Kentrell Collins works wonders as a quadruple threat, dancing, running businesses, starring on reality TV, and being 100% THAT B*TCH! It took years to be as fierce as him, but these tips will definitely help you kickstart your influencer journey.