by MIKE CHAIKEN
Thirteen-year-old model Austin Fabre is an entire entertainment empire by himself.
Austin, who calls Baton Rouge, La. home, has a lengthy resume in the arts in addition to his fashion credentials.
For example, Austin was the Child Male Model Winner in Victoria Henley’s Magnifique Fashion Show held on Jan. 9 at the Acadiana Fashion Week at The Grouse Room in Lafayette, La. (Henley is a former contestant on “America’s Next Top Model.)
Austin also is a musician who plays guitar, piano and composes lyrics and music for songs. Austin has performed live concerts and recitals with Piano Pathways, Ethan Bortnick’s Celebration of Music and the School of Rock Baton Rouge.
Austin has found his calling in acting as well; although COVID-19 gave him a slow start in 2020.
However, Austin made headway in that realm after having submitted 50 online auditions. Eventually, he landed a feature role in the film “Tad Caldwell and the Monster Kid.”
Austin also performed in the play “The Show Must Go Online” with Playmakers of Baton Rouge and filmed a commercial for the Simply Piano app in 2020.
Fashion modeling is another one of the seventh grader’s talents. He completed Barbizon’s Acting and Modeling training program when he was 10 years old. His runway resume includes the Barbizon’s Dallas, Texas Show; Passport to Discovery Cruise; Coastal Fashion Week: The Movement; One of a Kind Baton Rouge Fashion Week; and Magnifique’s fashion shows.
Austin has managed all of this while coping with the challenges presented by ADHD and a mood disorder.
For all of his efforts, Austin found him dubbed “One Amazing Kid” in Baton Rouge magazine back in 2019.