The COVID-19 crisis has hammered hard in various industries worldwide. Consequently, many people have lost jobs causing great distress and fear to people everywhere. But even amid the pandemic’s battering effects, Leonty McCarthy chooses to take on a more positive outlook, viewing the crisis as an open door to explore other opportunities.
Before the coronavirus, Leonty had a great career working at Madison Square Garden Arena until he got laid off due to the virus outbreak’s economic recession. But unlike most people, saw the circumstance as a blessing in disguise and chose to maintain a positive mindset. “I think 2020 has been the best year so far,” shares Leonty McCarthy. “I’ve had the time to explore other avenues.” With the recent turn of events, the big dreamer has shifted most of his building his brand and pursuing modeling and film. As of late, this year’s greatest tragedy has indeed turned into a triumph for Leonty.
Born in Russia, Leonty McCarthy moved to the United States when he was six years old. His family resided in North Carolina. He grew up striving for greatness and working hard to enter into unknown territory, even if it meant taking risks. That adventurous spirit brought him into the professional sports world. It brought him the opportunity to work with professional teams such as the Carolina Panthers, Charlotte Hornets, New York Knicks, New York Rangers, and many others.
But as the worldwide crisis canceled all sporting events, Leonty adapted and made shifts. Today, he is currently working with Latitude Talent Studios and BoldNetwork Modeling Agency as a model. He’s played countless student films and various minor roles for films such as “Pool” and “Fire on the Mountain.” The talent is also part of the upcoming movie “Dear Melina” to come out in 2021. He’s also done work with many publications such as Glamour Magazine and collaborated with local photographers like Bri Flasch and Whitney Whelshimer.
But beyond his work as a model, actor, and social media influencer, Leonty McCarthy is a motivator. He spreads positivity and inspiration to those who need it most in these times of uncertainty and crisis through his platform. Leonty looks up to motivational speaker Gary Vaynerchuk and looks to follow in his footsteps through helping people improve their career, health, lifestyle, and choices. “If you do something difficult, life gets so much easier,” encourages Leonty. “Always strive for greatness, and don’t be afraid to travel to the unknown. You never know what you can find, as you may find a new talent and skill to catapult your career.”
In the toughest of seasons, Leonty McCarthy implores people to strive to use the challenge to become a better version of themselves. He maintains that if he could turn his situation around, anyone can as well if they believe in themselves enough.
Leonty McCarthy is more than excited to see what life has in store for him next. He’s currently working on multiple projects for commercial and blockbuster film and other modeling gigs for some of the hottest up and coming brands.