Born Tionyo Keesley, now known as Mz. Blaque Diamond is the owner and founder of Diamond Enterpri$ez, LLC. Diamond was raised in Anderson, South Carolina. She had made a transition from being a tomboy to walking in heels without much effort at all. The encouragement to model came from one of her business instructor's at Hanna-Westside Extension Campus more than 12 years ago. Her instructor told her that she had the walk of a model and she should put it to work. That was the exact moment modeling and fashion actually peaked her interest. She started modeling after graduating from TL Hanna High School.
She has always taken pictures as a child. Her mother's was constantly taking pictures of her and brother. Therefore, she has been in front of the camera for many years. After spending thousands of dollars on the mega conventions that many call scams, she was signed by William Reynolds Modeling Agency in Atlanta, Georgia. Diamond's first big break came from being a walk-on model for BET's Spring Bling in Daytona Beach. She modeled in the Platinum Faces Fashion Shows. She was featured in local video, movies, and commercials. Unfortunately, it came to a halt due to lack of support from her spouse after getting married. She chose to be family orientated and settle down at a young age. Which lasted for about 7 years, then finally came to an end. Knowing that she had been out of the business for a while, Diamond jumped back in the industry by doing videos that here cousin directed.
Feeling that she was a little late getting back into the game, she started to teach aspiring young women what she had learned as model. So she started Diamond Enterpri$ez, LLC. The company was created because she said, "South Carolina needed a boost of confidence to create a market for itself." She made it her mission to educate aspiring models, that there are many types of models. She teaches them how to present themselves on and off the catwalks or cameras and much more. She let them know that they did not have to be a high fashion model to make it into the business. Diamond's a big sister and mentor to all of the models and talents that she represents. She recruited models of different calibers, promotional, high fashion and commercial. Diamond built the following of her company by planning and hosting many events around fashion and open mic competitions. One of which she made a tour, the D.E. Rips the Runway Tour. She took her company to many of the cities in both South Carolina and Georgia to gain exposure for her models and the artists that she helps promote. She believes in helping others to get the exposure needed to get a head start to break into the industry. One of her events that she planned and hosted landed her on the plaintiff’s side of the Judge Mathis Court TV Show. She won her case against what Ice Cube portrayed as in one of his movies, a "Janky Promoter" in 2009. Her appearance on the show gained her paid guest appearances at many of her hometown events.
Diamond attended the 1st Annual 2008 South Carolina Music Awards held by One Love Music Group. She was determined to be on the next year's ballot. Diamond Enterpri$ez, LLC was nominated Agency of the Year for 2009-2011. In June of 2011 one her now former models was award Model of the Year for the SCMA. She set her goal and conquered it. Knowing how hard it is to get the exposure needed to make an impact, Diamond decided to take on managing artist as well. In 2011, the first artist she took under her wings, was awarded the 2011 GeecheeOne Award Best Female R&B Artist of the Year Award. She's also voted 2012 GeecheeOne Award's Female Grinder of the Year and Writer of the Year.
Satisfied with some of the short-term goals that she set out to reach, Diamond wants more. She has had articles published in magazine already, but her goal is to finish her autobiography, "Life of a Diva: Carolina Breed" really soon. Along with all that she does, she's also a talent scout for a few major labels. She's also getting prepared to launch a clothing line, called New Generation Clothing Inc. Keep your eyes and ears open for more to come from Tionyo “Mz. Blaque Diamond” Keesley coming to a city near you.
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