Summer may quickly be slipping away, but the season is just starting to heat up thanks to upcoming television and film premieres from entertainment’s newest heartthrob and man-crush, Kofi Siriboe. This month, the 22-year Los Angeles native boldly covers Upscale’s Best of the Best issue swathed in show-stopping looks from Italian fashion-house Etro.
During the exclusive shoot in Atlanta, Siriboe told Senior Editor, Satchel B. Jester:
“”I’ve always wanted to reach beyond just entertaining, with an overall goal of being reflective and introspective in everything I attempt.”
He also acknowledges his newfound “bae” status and says:
“I was a little chubby boy that was homeschooled, so I was a bit different. I never did prom and those things. I always laid low, but now, I’m getting used to it!”
Evident by his premiere magazine cover, September is a huge month for the primetime maverick who made his debut in the highly anticipated OWN Drama Queen Sugar, originating the role of “Ralph Angel Bordelon” that aired on September 6th & 7th, and he will be playing the male supporting lead of “Flaco” in the urban coming-of-age film Kicks, which makes its debut on September 9th.
Siriboe’s past credits include; Toronto film festival favorite 40, Academy Award winning film Whiplash, and a heavily recurring role as “Tyler Miller” on MTV‘s teen comedy hit Awkward.
Get more of Kofi’s cover story by subscribing to Upscale Magazine HERE or pick-up at your local newsstand.
Photography: Ahmad Barber
Wardrobe: Lee Hardnett
Grooming: Kwame Waters
Creative Director: Satchel B. Jester