The son of a professional basketball player and a model mom, young Alton Mason lived in 11 countries from Bosnia to Belgium while his father played for overseas teams. When he was 17, he moved to Los Angeles to study at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. Today, he lives in both LA and New York.
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There were plenty of major models in fly clothes at Fashion Week’s Tommy Hilfiger x Zendaya presentation outside the Apollo Theater, from the gloriously pregnant Ashley Graham and besuited Alek Wek to spruce Winnie Harlow. But it was dancer and model Alton Mason who stole the show when he spun, slid and strutted his way down the runway in a snake-print suit. The star-studded crowd went crazy for his elastic moves.
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