1. Fonzworth Bentley. The name itself invokes the very essence of coolness and elegance, and those two qualities are precisely what set him above the rest. He is the quintessential gentleman. Born Derek Watkins in Atlanta, Fonzworth Bentley originally came onto the hip-hop scene as Diddy's flawlessly dressed personal assistant, and his sense of style and impeccable manners earned him a reputation as a man of class. After making the rounds in the entertainment business, appearing in films like......  Read Full Bio »

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  1. Fonzworth Bentley talks to Christian Siriano about his MTV Movie Awards fashion.

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  1. Fonzworth Bentley. The name itself invokes the very essence of coolness and elegance, and those two qualities are precisely what set him above the rest. He is the quintessential gentleman.

    Born Derek Watkins in Atlanta, Fonzworth Bentley originally came onto the hip-hop scene as Diddy's flawlessly dressed personal assistant, and his sense of style and impeccable manners earned him a reputation as a man of class.

    After making the rounds in the entertainment business, appearing in films like Honey and Fat Albert and on Diddy's Making the Band 2, Fonzworth Bentley eventually settled into his role as the authority on all things gentlemanly. His book, Advance Your Swagger:
    How to Use Manners, Confidence and Style to Get Ahead
    , focuses on bringing grace and dignity to everyday life. Indeed, the suave charmer dreams of a day when "please" and "thank you" are commonly used words.

    Fonzworth Bentley always seemed destined for celebrity status, but during his childhood it appeared as though music would be his claim to fame. By age 2, he was studying violin, eventually becoming concertmaster at his performing arts high school. Though his charm is what put him on the map, Fonzworth hasn't lost his love of music. He will soon release his debut album, Cool Outrageous Lovers of Uniquely Raw Style (C.O.L.O.U.R.S.).

    Now Fonzworth Bentley's wisdom in the ways of etiquette will once again be put to the ultimate test for the second season of MTV's From G's to Gents, the most dignified reality series ever. Fonzworth's methods may have taken him to the top and he found one diamond in the rough on the first season of the show, but can he do it again? Can he teach even one the roughest G's from the street what it means to be a gentleman?

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