Brad Alphonso is NOW engaged to Miss Katie Waissel! The two posted photos on Facebook and Twitter over the weekend... Check out their wedding band, heart tattoos!
We knew these two had a passionate relationship when we saw them at the IPOP convention! We're happy for them both and will keep you updated on this glam couple's wedding day plans. Is he bringing her home to NOLA? Stay tuned.... this New Orleans native, likes to keep us in the loop! ; )
International model and JRP NOLA alum, Brad Alphonso is no longer a single fish in the sea... In fact, he found love across the pond. He's currently dating UK singer, Katie Waissel. Perhaps, you recognize her from Simon Cowell's music competition television series, the X Factor. They currently live in Los Angeles together where she sings with her band, Red Velvet Lovers and Brad is pursuing acting.
The couple attended the IPOP convention ( International Presentation of Performers) this week, where Brad presented awards to the talented winners!
He's also representing JRP New Orleans, as a successful alum and we can't wait to get the competition results from our very own, JRP NOLA team!
Last time we reported on all the Louisiana- shot films showing at the 65th annual Cannes film festival... and we’re proud to announce director, Benh Zeitlin’s, “Beasts of the Southern Wild” starring young Houma native, Quvenzhane Wallis won the Camera d’Or award!
This award followed the film’s Grand Jury Prize and Excellence in Cinematography awarded at Sundance 2012 and was preceded by the audience award for best narrative feature at the Los Angeles Film Festival last week!
In addition to the international outstanding film festival honors, “Beasts” received impeccable media reviews! In fact, I’m so impressed at the critical acclaim this unique film has received; I want to share with you all:
“ One of the year’s best movies is “Beasts of the Southern Wild”
“Some of the most eye catching cinematography in recent years…”
- Marlow Stern, The Daily Beast
“Among the best films to play Sundance in two decades”
- Menohla Dargis, The New York Times
“ It is animated by the same spirit of freedom it sets out to celebrate”
“ Hushpuppy is an American original”
- A.O. Scott, The New York Times
“Benh Zeitlin's debut feature evokes life in a surpassingly strange corner of Louisiana through the ecstatic spirit of a 6-year-old black girl named Hushpuppy”
“But the best way to see "Beasts of the Southern Wild" is to sit back, let its pleasures wash over you and forget, at least for the duration of the experience, about making distinctions between what's real—and shockingly harsh—in Hushpuppy's life, and what's boiling in her imagination”
- The Wall Street Journal
"BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD" will be in theaters tomorrow, July 4, 2012
click HERE for a listing of where to see the film in your area: