BEHIND THE SMILE is an autobiographical self-help book by Ronnie Kroell.
In the keeping up with the Kardashians age of social media, many of us are getting caught up in presenting fabricated + exaggerated versions of ourselves to feel relevant. Face-tuning, filtering, and carving 6-pack abs out of our not so 6-pack bellies to manufacture an illusion to fit-in, captivate our audiences, gain followers, and make money. We’ve become accustomed to showing the high-light reels of our lives, but rarely do we acknowledge the ugly truth behind the scenes — the challenges, the hardships, and the days that we’ve been so depressed that we just want to throw in the towel. Instead, we put on a big smile, suck it up, and show the world just how “happy” we are hoping that they won’t catch on. This behavior has created an endless cycle of people pleasing, putting our need to be liked over our own health + well-being, and encouraging others to join the game or be left out of the “cool kids” club.
RONNIE KROELL, model, actor, producer, activist (and now an independently minded US Presidential Candidate for 2020), knows first hand how challenging it can be to go after your dreams without losing yourself or your integrity in the process. He is committed to telling his story, sharing his trials and tribulations, examining his successes and the failures, and most importantly — Revealing the juicy details that will walk the thin-line of causing his family and friends to freak out while keeping his fans salivating for more!
BTS is an autobiographical self-help book that takes the reader on Ronnie’s epic journey from childhood to adulthood, including but not limited to the challenges of coming out, his break-out role and steamy Bromance on BRAVO TV’s “Make Me A Supermodel”, to dropping his labels for PLAYGIRL Magazine, to starting a company that works to prevent bullying and celebrate friendship (Friend Movement), to his present day aspiration of becoming the 46th President of the United States.
More than just giving the reader an intimate look into the man himself, BTS offers practical guidance, tools, and daily life-hacks called, “Wisdom Teeth”.