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Walking the Red Carpet

by Office of Marketing | November 03, 2011
Along with millions of Americans, Michael Gagliardo '07, loves to watch celebrities walkdown the red carpets at celebrated awards shows. But unlike everyone else, Michael doesn't just watch - he actually gets to walk down the red carpet too.
Along with millions of Americans, Michael Gagliardo '07, loves to watch celebrities walkWalking the Red Carpet down the red carpets at celebrated awards shows. But unlike everyone else, Michael doesn't just watch - he actually gets to walk down the red carpet too.  
While at VFCC, Mike majored in Business and minored in English. He served as the freshman and sophomore class presidents of Student Government Association (SGA), as the SGA President during his junior and senior years, and was part of the launch team for Curtain Call, VFCC's drama club. 

While fulfilling his business internship at The View and The People's Court, Michael had the unique opportunity to network in the New York City production world. Because of these connections, Michael moved to the city immediately following his graduation from VFCC, and landed a job at The Tyra Banks Show as an Audience Associate, where he filled seats with fans and worked with the production team the day of the show. 

Several months later, Michael began working at PMK-BMC Inc., an entertainment-focused public relations and marketing firm in the city. After two years as an assistant, he was promoted to the role of publicist, where he gained his own roster of celebrity clients. 

As a publicist, Michael is responsible for the "image" of his clients, and he works with their managers to promote them for their upcoming movies, television shows, charity events and projects. When the press arrives, Michael is right there beside his celebrities - traveling to different venues, walking them down the red carpet, and organizing the resulting interviews. He helps them promote whatever they need to be promoting at the time, books them on television shows, and is the man who helps them to get onto the covers of magazines. 

Most importantly, Michael knows that he's able to be an example to those with whom he works. "I'm able to be a model of what a Christian is by letting people see the way that I live and the way that I act as opposed to everyone else." Michael Gagliardo is a light in a world where many people will never go. 

Michael currently lives in Brooklyn, and attends The Brooklyn Tabernacle when he isn't traveling.