How Alton Mason Went from ‘Male Model of the Year’ to ‘Elvis’

Once known for doing back flips on the runway, the 24-year-old makes his acting debut playing Little Richard.

Name: Alton Mason

Age: 24

Hometown: Phoenix

Now Lives: A hotel room on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, although he is usually traveling. “I live in Terminal 2 in Delta,” he said, jokingly. “It’s just me and my suitcase!”

Claim to Fame: Mr. Mason is an actor, filmmaker and model known for doing back flips and other acrobatic moves down the runway for Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Versace, Valentino and other major labels. In addition to being named Model of the Year by for four years in a row, Mr. Mason was the first Black

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