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Russell Hong has 30 + years of experience in the Fashion Industry.  He is a graduate of West Valley College, in Saratoga California.  He finished his college years with an A.S. degree in Fashion Merchandising. Early in Russell’s career, he worked in the fashion industry with various retail giants.

While working in the retail sector Russell Hong was approached by a modeling scout and thus began his professional career as a working model.  During his modeling career, Hong worked with companies such as Levi's, Pearle Vision, Macy's, Emporium's, Mervyn's, Gottschalks.

Russell Hong has graced the runways of Macy's Passport Show, California Apparel Mart,   Bullock's, May Company, Saks Fifth Avenue as well as other clients.

Russell Hong Career with ByrdSong Productions


CAREER with Ava Byrd

1997 to 2006.  His goal was to scout and develop models & talent for the fashion industry & commercial industry. Hong is responsible for training models for the runway for such clients as Macy's, Saks Fifth Avenue, City College of San Francisco, and Nordstrom.


Russell Hong met Ava Byrd of Byrdsong Productions in 2014 at a Model Casting and since then has been hired as the Model Trainer at Byrdsong Productions. 


As part of Byrdsong Productions artistic team Russell Hong's professionalism and commitment to his clients has refined many models walk and taught them the fine art of runway modeling.


Some of Hong's runway models have landed shows in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York fashion weeks as well as local designers to San Francisco.  

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