Reality star to speak out for GLADD

“Ronnie Kroell, the runner-up of the first season of Bravo’s reality show Make Me a Supermodel will be coming to UA on Oct. 19, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. as part of the E.J. Thomas Hall’s Stage Door series. The presentation is sponsored by E.J. Thomas Hall and the university committee on LGBT Equality.”

Ronnie Kroell, the runner-up of the first season of Bravo’s reality show Make Me a Supermodel will be coming to UA on Oct. 19, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. as part of the E.J. Thomas Hall’s Stage Door series.

The presentation is sponsored by E.J. Thomas Hall and the university committee on LGBT Equality.

Kroell’s lecture will focus on his life as an out model and his work for gay and human rights.

Since being on Make Me a Supermodel in 2008, Ronnie has been very busy.

He moved to NYC and began his career as a supermodel with New York Model Management. He started working on a book all while trying to complete his political science degree.

However, at the heart of all this labor is a man who is committed to his passion for individual people and the value of each human experience.

While some reality TV stars like to use their fame to benefit their own lives, Kroell has chosen use it to make a difference in the lives of others.

In an interview with Bravotv.com Ronnie said, At the heart of my work rests the genuine desire to open lines of communication, inspire others to reach their true potential, and to continue to build bridges between the gay and straight communities.

After hearing about the devastating statistics of hate crimes and discrimination cases in his hometown of Chicago, he became involved with organizations to encourage and value diversity among others.

Ronnie actively participates in many events sponsored by the Gay-Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation group (GLAAD) as well as the campaign for human rights.

Although he has a deep connection and commitment to the gay community, he does not let himself be defined by it.

His personal message is more about inspiring others to be comfortable with themselves no matter how different they may be, rather than strictly focusing on gay rights.

Listen to your HEART, speak your MIND, and follow your DREAMS, is a displayed clearly at the top of every section of his Web site.

To hear more about his personal passion and own experiences come to E.J. Thomas Hall on Oct. 19, at 7:30 p.m.

No matter what your sexual orientation, his message is an educational experience.

Ronnie will share his struggles, triumphs and message of hope and confidence with each of us.

For more information on Ronnie’s presentation, contact the Women’s Studies Department at 330-092-7008 or millhof@uakron.edu.