Andrea “Aunni” Young is a published celebrity journalist, fashion and beauty columnist and professional model, and a fashion and beauty expert. Aunni is experienced in radio and television and aspires to be an inspirational personality in journalism and broadcast media. Adding to her many accomplishments, Aunni recently created her own Style column called “Rocking That Style! Aunni’s Fashion and Beauty Column” published in the Afro American Newspaper at www.afro.com and also her own website www.aunniydesign.com.
For more than five years, Aunni has written high profile social, fashion, community, political and entertainment news stories for the Afro American Newspaper, a Washington, D.C., and Baltimore national newspaper that targets the African American and related urban communities.
As a professional model, she is represented by Willhelmina/Modelogic Model and Talent Agency.
As the CEO and designer of Aunni Y Design, Aunni is a marketing consultant, industrial engineer, educator, professional model, makeup artist, illustration artist and fashion designer.
Aunni holds an MBA in Marketing from Capella University (3.94/4.0 GPA) with a focus in luxury products and a BS in Industrial Engineering (cum laude) from North Carolina A&T State University. Aunni is currently an MFA in Fashion Design candidate at the Academy of Art University.
Aunni enjoys traveling coast to coast writing articles and conducting exclusive one-on-one interviews with talents such as Yolanda Adams, NBC’s The Voice finalist Matthew Schuler, Chrisette Michele, Producer/Director for BET Reggie “Rock” Bythewood, Fred Hammond, Frédéric Yonnet, Aisha Hinds, Jermaine Dupri, Omar Benson Miller, Frank Ski, Valerie Simpson, Eriq La Salle, Mya, Marvin Sapp, Leon (the Five Heartbeats), Steve Harvey & Michael Ealy – Think Like a Man Movie, WHUR's Harold Fisher, Radio One's Russ Parr, executive producer for The Undershepherd movie and former Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Chairman & current United States Representative Reverend Emanuel Cleaver II (D-Missouri 5th District).
As an entertainment writer who has written many film and play reviews, Aunni has also interviewed other celebrities and high profile individuals including SoftSheen Carson's Nedjetti Harvey, Washington, DC's Mayor Vincent Gray, MC Supernatural, legendary Mayor & Councilman Marion Barry, Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth, Debra Cox, Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr., Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr., Amerie, Donnie McClurkin, Brian McKnight, Que (formerly of Day 26), General William "Kip" Ward, Darrell Green, Marvin Sapp, Dick Gregory, Tye Tribbett, Grammy nominee Chrystylez Bacon and many more. As a personality and host, Aunni has also delivered special reports on WHUR Radio, DC Cable, TBD Channel 8 (All Over Washington), and YouTube with community leaders and high profile business professionals.