Snoop Dogg’s Son Gave Up Football for Fashion

Snoop Dogg’s Son Gave Up Football for Fashion

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Cordell Broadus is an up-and-coming fashion model and street wear designer.

Cordell Broadus at his friend’s place on Santa Monica Boulevard.CreditAndrew White for The New York Times

Name: Cordell Broadus

Age: 21

Born: Diamond Bar, Calif., a suburb of Los Angeles.

Now Lives: An 1,800-square foot, 2-bedroom apartment in the Westwood section of Los Angeles.

Claim to Fame: The second son of Snoop Dogg, Mr. Broadus stepped away from a promising football career (he was a wide receiver for the University of California Los Angeles’ Bruins) to pursue work in fashion. Taking a break from his undergraduate studies in film at U.C.L.A., he recently walked in the Tommy Hilfiger show in February, and starred in campaigns for Kenneth Cole and MCM Worldwide.

Big Break: In 2016, Mr. Broadus attended a benefit for the Smile Train hosted by Quincy Brown (the son of Sean Combs) and Karrueche Tran, a model and actress. While hanging with his friends, he was approached by Ms. Tran’s agent at Wilhelmina, who asked him to come into the agency to discuss modeling. “It was a no-brainer,” Mr. Broadus said. “They were telling me the amount of money you make on a certain gig. I’m a businessman. You could get a campaign and get paid $50,000. And I’m 18 at the time and I’m listening. Karrueche had just bought a Maserati.”

CreditAndrew White for The New York Times

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