Mahiri Takai, the creative force behind MKLINKS MODELS/Mahiritakai enterprizes, has been called a fashion industry prodigy by colleagues, mentors and peers. The recent winner of Mr. Southern Gentlemen male model competition. Young and driven, Mahiri has modeled and worked under and with some of the top fashion designers, supermodels, wardrobe stylists, hair and make up artists, vocalists, professional athletes and celebrity personalities in fashion and entertainment gaining him work and travel from New York, Spain, London, France, L.A,and many more. Although formally educated at Barbizon, Mahiri’s true education came from leaping out on fate into the real world—the streets of New York City—where he quickly gained recognition as a forward thinking and progressive style maker and independent model. As a rising fashion star, Mahiri garnered the attention of industry insiders and secured editorial styling, production and video styling opportunities with celebrities, top models and music industry talent. His sharp wit, incredible eye and intellectual perspective on the industry made him a highly sought after runway coach,model, and choreographer creative director and overall fashion expert, having worked with such notable names in fashion and entertainment as Emanuel Ungaro, B. Michael, Indashio,Bill Blass, Bad Boy, Angela, Vanessa Simmons and Eva Pigford, among others. Most recently, mahiri walked in bkfashion weekend and has plans to take over dallas tx and new york fashion scene.