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Everyone wants to know Ty Hunter, and if you’ve met him a few times, you fall under the spell of thinking you know him. Challenged to dress one of the biggest stars since Michael Jackson – Beyonce, one might assume he’s standoffish or stuck-up, but his demeanor is actually warm and welcoming.

From his once humble beginnings in Texas, Ty is now considered fashion royalty; however, never forgets where he came from or the people that helped him along the way, particularly Tina Knowles, whom he refers to affectionately as, “Mama Tina.” He’s a strong believer in making your own opportunities and persevering despite the circumstances.

Ty’s interest in the social media and technology space continues to grow and he has made his interest profitable. In addition to launching the Ty-Lite to promote the perfect selfies, he also has his own set of emojis: Ty Hunter emoji, that launched in October 2015 with the help of his friend and celebrity photographer, Johnny Nunez.

While Ty pursues his passion in social media and technology, he assures us that fashion will always be at his core. At this years’ Met Gala, he was right by Queen Bey’s side, dressing her in a Givenchy latex gown that had the entire Internet abuzz over one of the evening’s most talked about looks.

He motivates others who are pursuing and following their dreams to “write things down” and to read motivational quotes.

“Anything to keep on pushing,” he encourages.

People Behind The People: Ty Hunter Reveals How Tina Knowles Changed His Life Forever  was originally published on