Darryn Melerine

Darryn Melerine

United States

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Darryn is a New Orleans based Brand Ambassador/Influencer largely known throughout the continental US but has quickly grown into a recognized international public figure.

His charismatic look appeals to a broad range of markets making it easy for others relating to his unique style and blend of versatility engaging to a variety of audiences. He lives an extremely active lifestyle in Fashion, Business, Travel, Martial Arts and Fitness. Living life to the fullest and always on the go with a demanding travel schedule is one of many reasons people find him and his social platforms so intriguing! 

On any day you may find him with top-level senior executives in boardroom meetings in places such as London, participating in fashion week events in New York, walking the grounds of Coachella (Palm Spring, CA) with top models taking in a cultural experience, hosting a Miami or Las Vegas pool party or nightlife event, or teaching martial arts/self-defense classes to law enforcement agencies, citizens and/or professional athletes.

Darryn is one of the most experienced and dynamic Martial Artist you’ll find internationally. Holding rank as a 5th Dan (Godan) or 5th Degree Black Belt
in Minami Ryu Jujitsu and recognized by multiple other respected worldwide organizations. He regularly teaches classes at his home-based dojo, (Zanshin Dojo) located in Mandeville, LA but also travels to conduct classes, seminars and/ or clinics with other traditional martial arts organizations, mixed martial arts competitors, professional athletes, law enforcement agencies, military armed forces and performs self-defense, women’s self-defense and anti-bullying clinics and demonstrations for the general public and corporations. 

Darryn has received top model achievements such as “Best In Show” awards for many runway shows and “Most photogenic” during multiple shows in New York and Los Angels voted by noteworthy judges such as Stephanie Seymour. A film - IMDb Member - Accredited actor for roles in “Interview With The Vampire” (Director - Neil Jordan) with actors Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, Kirsten Dunst and Antonio Banderas - “Stone Cold” (Director - Craig R. Baxley) with actors Brian Bosworth, Lance Henriksen and William Forsythe and multiple television, commercial and print ads.

A Men’s Health Magazine Ultimate Guy Finalist, Bacardi Limon Model Search National Finalist and recognized as one of the worldwide top influencers being nominated as the “Best Influencer” and “Young Player of the Year” award in 2018.

In addition, he is also a very talented athlete where you can frequently find him on a sand volleyball court or competing in the Open Divisions of Flag Football Tournaments. In fact, Darryn is a multiple-time 1st Team All American and MVP, 2x State Champion, 1x Runner Up & 2x Collegiate National Champion, 10x Open National Champion, 2x World Champion, and NIRSA National Flag Football Championships Hall of Fame Member.

He has a passion for learning and honing his skills to be the best. It is this tenacity, determination, and vision that makes Darryn a cut above. He stops at nothing, changes for no one, and if you think it can’t be done will strive to show you how it can!

Darryn was born in New Orleans, LA and raised in the small community of St. Bernard Parish. When he finds time idle time away from business, travel, martial arts or his aggressively growing social media presence, Darryn enjoys time with family/friends, anything outdoors, hiking, fishing, horseback riding or just catching a sunset or just sitting under the stars.

Darryn currently resides in New Orleans, LA.

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