Kalyn Hemphill: New York City, New York
Kalyn Hemphill owned the runway during Fashion Week at New York City’s Bryant Park, thanks to the winning designs of "Project Runway" finalist Irina Shabayeva. Together, the two talented women took the "Project Runway 6" title, and Kalyn went on to ultimately win the premiere season of "Models of the Runway". The Texas-born Kalyn scored her first modeling gig at age fourteen. Before moving to New York City at eighteen, she starred in musical theatre and sang the National Anthem at Houston Astros, and Rockets games. Her hard-to-define, multiethnic look has landed her on the catwalk for the likes of well-known designers Luca Luca and Moschino. However, the runway is not the end for Kalyn, as the recent recipient of the Actors' Equity Association's prestigious Roger Sturtevant Award, Kalyn is well on her way to Broadway. Kalyn and Irina join forces once again in February’s issue of Marie Claire, which features Irina Shabayeva’s Runway Collection.
Visit Kalyn Hemphill for more on this up-and-coming star or at Scene Cuisine, Kalyn's new series going “behind the bash."
The Concierge Questionnaire: Kalyn Hemphill, Model, Actress and Singer
What is your favorite word to describe New York City? Alive.
What word best reflects the people of New York City? Driven.
What is the most creative, spiritual or emotional place in New York City?
I adore Grand Central Station. You can see people of all sizes, shapes, and types in action.
Completely restored to its 1913 splendor, Grand Central Station is no longer just a transportation hub. It has become a midtown destination for exquisite restaurants and cocktail lounges, casual eateries, and gourmet food and specialty shops.
Grand Central Station: 87 East 42nd Street
Please visit Grand Central Station for restaurant and shop information, tours and much more!
What is your favorite outdoor activity in New York City?
I love to bike around all the boroughs. It is the best way to see the city and explore.
Please visit NYC Department of Transportation to download a PDF of a New York City Cycling Map or to map a route online.
What is your favorite indoor activity in New York City?
I love going to museums, shopping, and seeing Broadway shows.
Please visit ILoveNYTheater.com for the latest shows, ticket information and more!
What is your favorite sound or noise in New York City?
Church bells from the old cathedrals. I love Saint Patrick's Cathedral and also enjoy looking in all the beautiful churches along Fifth Avenue.
Completed in 1879, Saint Patrick’s Cathedral is the largest gothic-style Catholic Cathedral in the United States.
Saint Patrick’s Cathedral: Fifth Avenue
(between 50th and 51st Streets)
Please visit Saint Patrick’s Cathedral for the Mass schedule, public tour information and much more!
What is your favorite smell or taste in New York City? The roasted nuts stands at various street corners. Mmmmmm…
What drink best reflects New York City?
The Cosmopolitan is a cocktail made from vodka, Cointreau or Triple Sec, cranberry juice, and lime juice. Also known as a “Cosmo”, the cocktail is served in a chilled Martini glass.
What song or type of music best reflects New York City?
Frank Sinatra's "New York, New York."
If Heaven were New York City, what would God say to a visitor when they arrive at the Pearly Gates? Welcome to the greatest city in the entire world!
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