5:15 pm - 6:00 pm │Sneex Exhibition Stage, Grand Ballroom B
Twenty-seven-year-old Atlanta native Beija Velez is a jack of all trades. A model, designer, on-camera host, stylist, music curator, and basketball player, her achievements include designing a sold-out Wilson basketball for the WNBA's 25th anniversary and being featured in the Vogue documentary "Supreme Models" alongside influential figures like Anna Wintour, Iman, and Zendaya.
Velez gained prominence as a social media manager, growing Usher's following by 2+ million in 5 months at just 20 years old. As an on-camera personality for Complex Media, she interviewed pop culture icons like J. Balvin and Linkin Park. In 2023, Velez became a Critics Choice Awards nominee for her empowering sports show on Fuse TV, where she engages in-depth with women athletes on critical issues and healing practices. With a remarkable resumé, Beija has styled for Ciara and modeled for brands such as Savage x Fenty, Nike, Balmain, and more.
Beija Marie Velez, Model and Multifaceted Creative
Tiona Deniece is a Singer-Songwriter, Content Creator and Sneakerhead (host)