Karim Konrad is back in GUSMEN. After his recent shooting and his dip into desert lands, here is his refreshing story of Willie Gomez.
Willie was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in the city of Miami, Florida. At age 15, he was inspired by Britney Spears’ “I’m A Slave For You” video and began taking dance classes at MDA Studios. By 17, he had already appeared with Latin artists such as Thalia, Paulina Rubio, India, David Bisbal, and others. He went on to dance on some of the biggest Latin award shows such as the Latin Billboards, Latin Grammys, Premios Juventud and Premios Lo Nuestro. At the age of 22, Willie made the move to Los Angeles with high hopes to someday dance for Britney herself. Three weeks later, he booked the “Womanizer” video and several months later was cast as a principal dancer on her “Circus” World Tour. He has also toured the world with artist such as Kylie Minogue “Aphrodite Les Folies”, Kesha “Warrior”, Chayanne “Gigantes”.
He can also be seen in Britney’s “Womanizer”, “If You Seek Amy” and “3” music videos. He has been appearing with artist Erika Jayne at shows all over the country, with Christina Aguilera on her 2010 American Idol performance, Mary J Blige on DWDS 2011, was a principal dancer on the XFactor USA season 1 “2011”, Has also shared the stage with Katy Perry on her 2011 Grammy award performance and Billboard awards 2012, and now has landed the biggest gig of the moment. The Britney Spears “Piece of Me” Residency in Las Vegas NV for the next 2 years.
[/wide] Shoot: Karim Konrad, www.karimkonrad.com
Styling: Karim Konrad
Hair by Luke Nicholson
All Fashion: ‘Rufskin Denim’, www.rufskin.com
except Underwear: ‘Todd Sanfield’, www.toddsanfield.com