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Meet Royal Cromwell

Today we’d like to introduce you to Royal Cromwell.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Royal. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
My story begins with a thought from a feeling created by an emotion made from negativity. I’ve always had an eccentric and flamboyant style and taste and so, therefore, I have been judged for it my whole life. One day in the midst of getting ridiculed, one of the antagonists that bothered me regularly bk in middle school said: “you think you special, but you are weird!” And I thought why can’t I be both? So after that, I made it my goal to make people comfortable with what some consider weird. That also led to me being comfortable with the realization that I’m Bisexual. In middle school I suffered from the closed minded idea that a man/woman can’t like both they must choose. With all that mental war fair going on, I started exercising my built up tension and depression into music. Joined the band and orchestra and the choir and I realized from performing and being on stage that I liked it, but I didn’t want to do it through just music I wanted all eyes on me, this grew my interest in clothes. My style has always been a mixture of cultural fashion trends from different periods and countries. So I will have e chopsticks in my head with a bun and suspenders on with my socks over my pants with a scarf, sounds odd however people admired my outfits. They admired them so much that I was picked to be the coordinator of a school fashion show and after that, I’ve been modeling and teaching since.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Was the road smooth for me, no, mentally it was the worst ride ever, a funny one but still a bad one. Depression and bullying of course where a struggle but the real struggle I guess was my acceptance of myself and of what I can and can’t control, many mistakes in my life were made because I thought I had the situation in control, but I had to realize and accept that I didn’t even have control of myself or my mind and that’s scary. Do I have regrets, no, I’m happy to have gone through my struggles and my lessons, my creator has made a strong warrior from them.

We’d love to hear more about your company.
So the Factotum is a school for modeling. Along with that, it’s also a network so anyone apart of it has access to many of our trusted partners whether that be in of a photographer or a Hairstylist. We provide a full service to our students with our small but versatile team. I’m mostly known for being an androgynous model and for wearing high inches exotic heels. I’ve also directed many shows in the southern region and instructed/coach many groups, organizations, and people in modeling.

As a company, I know we are most proud of being a factotum. That term in the dictionary means: a person having many diverse activities or responsibilities” and that’s true for our whole team. Everyone is skilled, for example I’m a Hairstylist, model coach, vocal coach, and writer. I think that’s what set me aside from others, and I am not afraid to be myself and to Express and display myself as vivid as possible.

What moment in your career do you look back most fondly on?
The Alabama music awards hired and appointed me as the director for their Fashion show 2019,and because of that big break (the proudest moment of my life haha), I have been on OWN and HBO, Featured in I push magazine and became a coach for several major groups in the south like the Royal Couture talent and modeling agency, Fluent University by Dr.Fluent, And Infiniti powered by UAB.


  • Walk/modeling classes start 20$/h
  • Enroll for a year 1000$/tuition paid monthly or in full

Contact Info:

  • Website:
  • Phone: 2057600485
  • Email:
  • Instagram: Royal Cromwell
  • Other: Ig- The_Royal_Factotum

Image Credit:

Dels View Photography
Jess photos
Ron j photography
Roger Stephenson photography
Tyra TGD Shot it
D Jerome Smedley photography

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