[caption id=“attachment_1961” align=“aligncenter” width=“500” caption=“Renowned fashion photographer Nigel Barker takes a group photo with military photographers and press at Hickam Air Force Base in Hawaii April 12, 2010. During his USO visit, Barker shared practical insights with troops to help inspire them and hone their craft. This is Barker’s first USO tour. (USO photo by Jackie Zettles)”][/caption]

Former model turned fashion photographer turned TV personality (turned author!) Nigel Barker is currently volunteering his time with the USO and spreading cheer to hundreds of military families in Hawaii.  This is Barker’s first USO Tour, timed to coincide with Month of the Military Child.  he’s emphasizing the importance of believing in yourself and following your dreams to these Troops and their families.

Barker supports a variety of humanitarian causes and continually uses his talents behind the camera to give back. He's highly regarded for his work as both a photographer and judge from the popular TV show “America’s Next Top Model,” which airs on The CW.  Barker’s upcoming book, “Beauty Equation,” is scheduled for release during Fall Fashion Week 2010.

“Say Cheese,” and check out these stylish pics from Hawaii!

[caption id=“attachment_1965” align=“aligncenter” width=“500” caption=“Renowned fashion photographer Nigel Barker gives troops and families in Hawaii something to smile about, April 12, 2010. The model turned photographer is participating in his first USO tour sharing tips of the trade with military families. (USO photo by Jackie Zettles)”][/caption]

[caption id=“attachment_1966” align=“aligncenter” width=“500” caption=“Fashion photographer and America’s Next Top Model judge, Nigel Barker, stops for a photo with Lt. Tamekia Payne (left) and (right) SSgt. Heather Warden at Hickam Air Force Base in Honolulu, Hawaii, April 12, 2010. Traveling on his first-ever USO tour Barker will deliver inspirational messages to troops and their familes. (USO photo by Jackie Zettles)”][/caption]