Albert Reed appears as a contestant in the fifth season of the ABC network’s celebrity reality TV dance competition series Dancing with the Stars. He is an American clothing model who was born on March 6, 1985 in South Miami, Florida. When he was 13 years old, his family moved to Vero Beach, which he describes as being a little surfer town, where he enjoyed surfing almost every day and became part of the local surfer culture. However, his father John Reed and his mother Barbara Foster divorced while he was in the 10th grade, and he describes them as having been hippies.
He worked for a time as a waiter for the five-star restaurant The Brasserie, and was signed by the Karin Models modeling agency for part-time work while he was still in high school. Upon graduating, he moved back to Miami to continue pursuing modeling and public relations work for clubs. His modeling career allowed him to travel to Scotland, Greece, and Italy. Reed has worked for Abercrombie and Fitch, Van Heusen, and SLAM. He has appeared in ads for the pages of Rolling Stone, GQ, and Teen Vogue. Apart from modeling, he also writes songs and poetry for his band in his spare time, and continues to enjoy surfing.
Albert Reed and Anna Trebunskaya
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