About


A Vintage Girl in a Modern World... 

B-Anne The Bombshell



Berylanne at the 2017 New Filmmakers
Los Angeles Red Carpet Premiere


ENTREPRENEUR | PIN UP MODEL | CONTENT CREATOR
(and much more...)



Born and raised in a small town in Illinois, B-Anne The Bombshell (born Berylanne Veronica "Choo" Lynch) is an entrepreneur, pin up model, vintage enthusiast and content creator. Her business, B-Anne Productions produces many productions including stage plays, short documentaries and pin up parades and contests. She is known for creating instructional content about vintage culture, pin up modeling, lifestyle and uplifting Black women through her YouTube channel platform. She also participates in activism and history as well. She adapted the stage name "B-Anne" in high school.


Born: February 2nd
Hometown: Zion, Illinois
Education: Illinois State University
Occupation: Entrepreneur & Content Creator
Years Active: 2013 - present 
Spouse: None
Nationality: American-Jamaican
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Awards: See below


Background


She wrote, directed and produced her first short film, Out of Range, in 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Out of Range screened at multiple festivals including in West Hollywood and Chicago. She continued creating more short films via her YouTube channel as well as tutorials on beauty, vintage culture and pin up modeling. Some of Lynch's videos include uplifting Black women to embrace their individuality and to participate more in vintage lifestyle to encourage a more positive image for Black women rather than indulge in the harsh, negative stereotypes of Black women in the media. Her short films include documentaries about history and the vintage times such as small towns, brands and historical figures. She occasionally posts historical reenactments via her social media.




Her background includes theatre, filmmaking and writing. In her childhood and teenage years, she was always fascinated by vintage hairstyles and fashion. She claims that she always felt "different" and did not quite "fit in" in her childhood and high school years. Growing up in an old-fashioned home, access to vintage and antique furniture, photographs and clothes were always a norm. Although many people misunderstood her passions, she continued to strive to make an impact in the vintage enthusiast community by spreading awareness to how the past greatly impacts the future and to cherish the vintage times. She is greatly inspired by late Hollywood actresses Marilyn Monroe and Dorothy Dandridge; and filmmakers Spike Lee and Quentin Taratino. Her favorite time periods are the 1940's and 1950's.

Early Life


Berylanne Lynch on her graduation day
at Illinois State, May 2012.
Lynch was born and raised in Zion, Illinois. Her mother was an adult probation officer and later housewife and her father worked with a labor company. She is the youngest of four siblings. When she was a toddler, her parents nicknamed her "Choo" due to her fun of imitating trains. Lynch graduated from Zion-Benton Township High School in 2008. While in high school, her main coursework was choir and music. She participated in the school's musicals, drama club and German club. She practiced and played piano fervently and performed in piano recitals until the age of 18. 

She enrolled at the College of Lake County from 2008 until 2009 and took general education and dance courses. While there she participated in dance and musical performances. In 2009, she transferred to Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois. During her first semester she majored in German Education before switching to Earth Science Education. As she was not succeeding well academically as a science student and felt she needed to focus on a major that supplemented her skills and background. From there she felt her true passion was performing arts, theatre and show business and she made the final decision of changing her major to Theatre Management and Stage Directing.

Berylanne graduated from Illinois State three years later in May 2012 with a Bachelor's in Theatre. It was also at Illinois State where Lynch met one of her best of friends who was an English major and later became a writer. They began collaborating on projects after graduation. 

A year later, Lynch enrolled in gradate school at National-Louis University in Chicago where she decided to pursue teaching screenwriting and playwriting at the community college level. She earned a Master's degree in 2015 in written communication. Despite her ability to teach screenwriting and playwriting, she instead instructs via her YouTube channel and provides personal tutoring for writers.  

Career & Work 


berylanne lynch - santa monica beach CA
Berylanne enjoying a warm day at
Santa Monica Beach, CA
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In May 2013, she founded her first business, "B-Anne Productions" which has a mission of creating thought-provoking productions, stage plays, and pin up shows.

Berylanne's pin up modeling career launched shortly after in 2013, when she began posting vintage hair styling and beauty tutorials on her YouTube channel.

With her pin up modeling platform, Berylanne likes to discuss about Black-American vintage history, and how Blacks lived from the 1920's to the 1960's despite discrimination and social injustice. She encourages and inspires Black women to get involved with pin up and Black vintage culture to embrace their natural style and history.

In 2018, she created a series of video tutorials called "The Pin Up School" where she provides countless instructional material on pin up modeling and lifestyle for new or experienced pin up girls. Click here to learn more about The Pin Up School.

Over the years, she worked at various theatres in Chicago, Lake County and Los Angeles as an usher and assistant director. You may even see her as an extra on FOX's hit T.V. show, Empire featuring Taraji P. Henson and Spike Lee's latest movie about Chicago, Chi-Raq. She also had a small appearance on FOX's pilot T.V. movie called Untitled Project in 2017. She has directed and assisted directed numerous music videos, short documentaries and short films. Some notable credits include A Flea in Her Ear (Play), A Chorus Line (musical), Out of Range (Short Film), The Underground Effect (Play) and played as an actress in a commercial titled The Uber Driver by The Onion, a Chicago magazine. She has worked outside of her industry in many different opportunities. She has worked at Macy's, The Navy Exchange, Forever 21, Hooters and as a substitute teacher in her younger years.

Modeling Style


Berylanne enjoys keeping her pin up style classic, fun and authentic. She believes portraying vintage and pin up should have a level of authenticity and remain true to the actual time period. She occasionally models for classic and luxury cars, lingerie, old-time Hollywood, and bikinis with glamour. She plays up her youthful look as a whimsical but yet clever vintage housewife character in some of her photography. 


Places Lived


Berylanne at the 2017 Miss World of Wheels
Pin Up Contest, Milwaukee, WI.
Lynch has lived in Corpus Christi, Texas with her friend who is a writer, as well as Los Angeles, California. After living in Los Angeles for almost a year, she decided to return back to Illinois to focus more on her pin up modeling platform. While living in Los Angeles, there were many disputes between housemates. Due to miscommunication and multiple different personalities in the shared house, there was an altercation that occurred one night in September 2017. The Los Angeles police department was called around 1:00 a.m. but did not arrive until approximately 4:00 a.m. After the altercation, she did not feel the energy of living in Los Angeles any longer. She then returned back to Illinois about a month later.

Awards


In 2016 Lynch was nominated for "Best Producer" for the Chicago Oscars. In 2017, she received the Chicago Oscars for "Best Director". She has been featured in Black Pin Ups Magazine 14th and 20th issue including a spread interview in 2017 and 2018. She has also been featured in Sex Kitten Pin Up Magazine 1st and 2nd issue in 2018.




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