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Everyone knows what happened to Andrew Mukamal, the Goth-by-way-of-Scarsdale breakout-star assistant to power publicist Kelly Cutrone on now-defunct Bravo reality show Kell on Earth—he's all over the media being a stylist on the rise.
But what ever happened to Tandrew, the other Andrew at People's Revolution who also had a starring role on the show before abruptly leaving halfway through the season? Racked caught up with Andrew Serrano, who's still working in fashion PR, to find out what happened after the cameras clicked off.
Image courtesy of Andrew Serrano
Racked: What did you do immediately after leaving People's Revolution—both life-wise and career-wise?
Andrew Serrano: I actually left People's Revolution somewhat abruptly in the middle of taping, as I had some personal family issues to tend to in California. As much as I love my career, my family will always come first!
Fortunately everything worked itself out at home, and, at the same time, an opportunity to work on the press team at IMG Fashion opened up. My supervisor there, Alison Levy, was my PR professor at Parsons. I have great deal of respect for her, so I knew working as her coordinator was going to be an amazing opportunity. IMG turned out to be a really positive experience and I count my lucky stars for Alison and everything she taught me.
Personally, I have been enjoying the life of a typical New Yorker. Working crazy hours, hanging out with friends, and trying to enjoy the process. As a busy PR professional, dating always takes a back seat, but hopefully one day I will have time for that.
Racked: How did you feel about being called Tandrew, your nickname while on Kell on Earth? Do people still call you Tandrew?
Tandrew: I thought it was hilarious. I still do. I am a jokester, and I like to make fun of everyone, including myself. I love being tan; to me having a glow makes you look happy and healthy. The fact that it was picked up on the show was hysterical. People come up to me on the street all the time and call me Tandrew, I think its kind of endearing.
Racked: On the show, your departure was explained as leaving the PR industry. Did you reconsider working in PR after your experience at People's Rev? What made you decide to stay in PR?
Tandrew: As everybody knows, things aren’t always portrayed fully on a reality show. People’s Rev taught me so much about PR, and I still use what I learned there every day. Ultimately, Peoples Rev was not the right fit for me, but I am so thankful for everything I learned while I was there and will always be grateful for that experience.
I’d be lying if I said I didn’t reconsider my career choice after leaving there, but I really do love the job itself. Working in various other PR capacities since People's Rev has really allowed me to realize my strengths in the field and I am glad I have continued to pursue a career in Fashion Public Relations
Racked: What have you been up to since? Any more television projects?
Tandrew: While working at IMG, the door opened up to work as the PR Director at the company where I am now. I work for a contemporary designer, Yoana Baraschi; we sell at Saks, Neiman’s, Lord and Taylor and over 500 specialty boutiques worldwide. I have been busy trying to direct the brand in the right direction, and am currently swamped with planning our show during New York Fashion Week.
As far as television projects go, there is nothing in the works right now. However, ultimately I would love to be some kind of red-carpet host/fashion critic. For now I am happy working in the industry and learning the ins and outs of fashion, so that when the opportunity does open up, I know what I’m talking about.
Racked: What's a day in your life like these days (without all the television cameras everywhere!)?
Tandrew: These days I am caught up with fashion show lists, requests, and RSVP’s. But that is exactly where I want to be. Do I miss the cameras? Sometimes, yes. It was fun to have them around. However, I love my job and life exactly the way it is. But who knows what the future holds.
· All Kell on Earth coverage [Racked]