New York raised, editorial and commercial model Sodney Dorante was born in Haiti on August 5, 1989. His ambition for modeling developed after being faced with challenges that derived from the conservative guidelines in a Christian home with his struggle for transparency in a secular world. However, with the indwelling of strong faith in God, he was able to stand true to his beliefs despite compelling aspects of his spirituality with today's popular cultures. His mission as a visionary for black men is to inspire others to be influential in their own way; by establishing a sense of purpose within their lives, and remaining true to their faith while embodying self authenticity, and transparency as a whole.