Saturday, October 28, 2006
What are your measurements? Bust: 34C - Waist: 24 - Hips: 34
Why did you want to become a model? Well, I didn't really want to become a model at first. I wanted to be an actress. My mother put me in a fashion show and got me an audition for a show called Shamu TV and then I did that until it went off air, and a show called Kid Songs. Then that kind of got me into the industry, which I ended up loving and now here I am.
Who is your greatest influence and what help you to decide that you would love to be a model??? My greatest influence is Oprah, she is not a model but she is a strong black woman that made it happen by herself. I would love to follow in her footsteps to success. My mom helped me decide to be a model, along with my fiancee who keeps me up when I'm down.
What do you bring to the modeling field or game? I think I have a unique look, confidence and my style. I'm not tall enough to be a fashion runway model, but some photographers say I look tall lol. I bring my fashion look to the world of print work in modeling, that goes to show you don't have to be 5'7" to get away with it.
What do you like to do in your free time? RELAX! lol
Where is your favorite vacation spot? Puerto Nuevo, Mexico
I’m sure the fellas will want to know-are you single or taken? Taken! Sorry guys, someone already stole my heart and I'll be getting married next summer 2007.
What kind of man do you prefer; Wall Street executive or hat to the back thug? I like a little bit of both in a man, I don't discriminate lol.
What was your first kiss like? Ugghh....don't wanna talk about it lol.
What is the craziest thing you have ever done? Appeared on Girls Gone Wild the Halloween Special Edition. They came to Pacific Beach in San Diego a few years ago and I was dressed up as a playboy bunny, leaving a party and this camera crew of Girls Gone Wild ran up to me and my friend and we flashed them and then ran into Denny's to hide from the guys watching.
Another question Im sure the fellas will want to know, what are you most likely to wear to the beach? To bed? To the club, if you go to clubs? Beach, a stringy bikini...but I've always wanted to go to a nude beach as long as there are no nasty naked old wrinkled people. To Bed, tank top and panties. To the club, well I try to stay away from the clubs until I'm 21 which will be Nov. 9, 2006...but when I do go I wear something unique I hate to have on the same thing as 5 other girls in the club. I like to keep it sexy but classy.
What is your most defining feature?My stomach and lips.
Being as beautiful as you are, you must get alot of attention day to day. How do you deal with all that attention? I'm very humble.
In taking photos, what are you most comfortable in? Anything!
If you had a choice, what magazine would you be on the cover of? Unleashed
If you had a choice of videos, which one would you be in? A dirty south crunk video or would you go R&B? R&B because being in a crunk dirrty south video is like being in a club, same ol' same ol'...but they are always fun!
What is your favorite part about being a model? Getting paid to wear nice clothes and look pretty of course lol.
What’s the best advice ever given to you? Haters Make You Greater...Thanks to My Favorite Kappa.
What are your goals in terms of being a model? I am actually branching out into acting more now, but my goal as a model is to be on the cover of a magazine, get a contract with a cosmetics line and to become a Victoria's Secret Angel.
Can you list the various sites you are on? There's a lot....! Let me see if I can list a few of them for you:
I can't name anymore...go to google.com and type in my name.
Anything else you want to throw out there to the people? I luv all my fans and the people that have helped me this far,when I make it to the top I'm taking you all with me!
I’m glad that I got a chance to catch up with you, so for my last question, I want you to sum up your style and yourself with one word.....Beautiful
Chardá Bell's favorites:
Type of flower: Daisy
Type of car: Mercedes
Musician: Too many...
Brand of jeans: Baby Phat
Brand of lingerie:Victoria's Secret
Type of food: Chinese
Mixed drink: Lemon Drop
Sports Team: Chargers and Saints
Day of the week: Saturday
Actor or Actress:Dakota Fanning, Denzel Washington and Asmar Muhammad
Book: anything by Eric Jerome Dickey
Free time activity: Magazine Quizzes!
Perfume: Secret #55 from Victoria's Secret
Flavor of Ice Cream: Daquiri Ice or Medival Madness
Type of kiss: On the neck
Friday, October 20, 2006
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
First of all, where are you from and what city, state or town are you representing?I'm from DC and I'm representing the DC, MD,and VA
What are your measurements? 36-25-32
Devorne is a pretty name which seems exotic. Your look is really exotic also. What is your ethnic background? Thanks, I'm named after my aunt. I'm actually African American. A lot of people seem to ask me that.
Why did you want to become a model? I've always wanted to become a model. I love the idea of getting all glamorous.
Who is your greatest influence and what help you to decide that you would love to be a model??? My mother has a lot of influence in my life, she’s a very down to earth person,whom I want to be like when I’m older.
What do you bring to the modeling field or game? I bring Jazz and attitude. I'm a hard worker, and a easy person to work with.
What do you like to do in your free time? I have a 3 year old daughter, so when I'm not working I spend a lot of time with her. I have to admit that I have a little shopping problem.
Where is your favorite vacation spot? I have a lot of family in North Carolina. I love the country, it's so pure.
I’m sure the fellas will want to know-are you single or taken? Yes I am very much SINGLE. I've been Single about a year.
What kind of man do you prefer; Wall Street executive or hat to the back thug?I like men with class, but I also don't want a sucker. So I guess I like them both.
What was your first kiss like? Lol, my first kiss was when I was in the 4th grade, it was wet and sloppy.
What is the craziest thing you have ever done? That's a good one. When I was 16 I jumped on stage with Immature, and kept screaming in Marques Houston's ear. It was so funny, because Security had to grab me.
Another question I’m sure the fellas will want to know, what are you most likely to wear to the beach? To bed? To the club, if you go to clubs? To the beach, a 2 piece, something eye catchy. To bed a tank top and boy shorts. To the club, I love to wear a fitted dress to show Off my curves.
What is your most defining feature? My eyes.I have big eyes, the bigger the better.
Being as beautiful as you are, you must get alot of attention day to day.How do you deal with all that attention? I just take it all as a compliment, smile and keep it moving.
When you model, what settings do you like to do the most? I like Glamour, so showing my sexual side is my fav.
In taking photos, what are you most comfortable in? Swim wear and lingerie I most comfortable in. I think I can photo better in them.
If you had a choice, what magazine would you be on the cover of? That's hard. It would have to be King. I think the women in that King Mag are so beautiful.
If you had a choice of videos, which one would you be in? A dirty south crunk video or would you go R&B? I love the dirty south, but R&B is home for me.
What is your favorite part about being a model? I'm a laid back person. So when modeling I can come out and be that person that I'm not. I call her Beauty21. A beauty is what I consider my self and 21 is the age I discovered my inner and outer beauty.
What’s the best advice ever given to you? My mother told me once that you only have one life and you can accomplish anything, as long as you put your mind to it.
What are your goals in terms of being a model? I want to be successful, a well known model world wide. I want everyone to be be like, oooh, who's that. I want to put us East coast models on the map.
Can you let us know what sites you are on?
Mike Walton USA: http://www.mikewaltonusa.com/mikesmamis.htm
Anything else you want to throw out there to the people? Don't be afraid or ashamed of being different, because different is beautiful.
I’m glad that I got a chance to catch up with you, so for my last question, I want you to sum up your style and yourself with one word.....Stunning
Type of flower White Rose
Type of car BMW 5 series, my dream car
Musician Tina Turner
Brand of jeans Hydraulic
Brand of lingerie Victoria Secret
Movie Love Jones
Type of food Thai
Mixed drink don’t drink
Sports Team Wizards
Day of the week Saturday
Actor or Actress the one and only Morris Chestnut
Rapper between Nelly and Jigga
Book Anything by Zhane or Omar Tyree
Free time activity Reading
Perfume True Star by Beyonce
Celebrity Cecily Tyson
Flavor of Ice Cream Cookies and Cream
Type of kiss Soft and Gentle
Monday, October 09, 2006
On screen, Tamara Dobson stood 6-foot-2 and sported an afro that seemed almost as tall--she was impossible to miss. Off screen, she was virtually impossible to find.
Dobson, the actress who cut an imposing figure as high-fashion super-agent Cleopatra Jones, only to later become the most elusive star of the blaxploitation era, died Monday at a Baltimore care facility of complications from pneumonia and multiple sclerosis, her family said. She was 59.
A former model, Dobson's Hollywood career was brief, but iconic.
Read more about this OG of Hollywood and modeling on E! Network!
New York Fashion Week came and went last month with little talk on the issue, other than a few fashion-show regulars noting that they were seeing even more ribs and vertebra than usual.
Meanwhile, Madrid banned ultra-thin models from appearing in its Fashion Week. The British culture secretary urged London to do the same, but organizers rejected her plea, saying that designers deserved creative control of their catwalk.
It was announced that in Milan, Italy, models will soon have to present a health certificate to appear on the runway, just like athletes need to do before playing competitive sports.
Catwalkers -- now mostly an anonymous group of models since Daria Werbowy, Carmen Kass and Karolina Kurkova seem to eschew the runway in favor of ad work -- are the primary target.
"The place you tend to see very thin is the runway, and models on the runway tend to reflect trends in fashion design," says Katie Ford, CEO of Ford Models. After a parade of "womanly" models in the 1980s, "The counter-fashion trend in the '90s was grunge. That was a look that appealed to very young people, it was almost the opposite of womanly. The models were androgynous, very thin -- heroin chic, which ended pretty quickly because people rebelled against it -- but on the runway, some of that stayed on."
While the debate over runway models has created lots of headlines, runway modeling is only a small chunk of the business. Catalogs, advertising and magazine editorial pages spend far more money on models -- and they also are seen by a much bigger audience.
Those models are still slimmer than most U.S. women, but they are more likely to be fit.
Witness some of the nation's most popular models, including Naomi Campbell, Heidi Klum and Gisele Bündchen. They're all pop culture queens, and no one could say they look hanger thin, even though they're certainly slim and trim. "Womanly" superstars of the '80s and '90s -- Linda Evangelista, Claudia Schiffer and Christy Turlington -- are also still going strong.
"That very thin look isn't for us," says Rachel Di Carlo, spokeswoman for American Eagle Outfitters. She says with teens and young women as the brand's target customer, the company is more interested in models who look healthy and energetic.
There is movement to broaden the definition of "beautiful." Dove famously started to use "regular" women as models two years ago, and now is set to be honored by the Cosmetic Executive Women, a beauty industry group, for its Campaign for Real Beauty.
"Self-esteem is closely linked to body image," says Philippe Harousseau, vice president of Dove's North American skin care unit. "This was about raising self-esteem, especially with younger girls. It's extremely damaging for younger girls who suffer from body-issue self-esteem issues. It can keep them from realizing their full potential in life."
Dove also sought to draw men into the debate, airing a TV commercial full of teenagers discussing their insecurities during the Super Bowl. The result? Dads started visiting the company's online chat rooms to weigh in.
For the first time in recent memory, a top designer -- Dolce & Gabbana, in this case -- used a plus-size model in an editorial campaign. Crystal Renn appeared in fall ads.
While the industry tackles these issues, it also points out that no one should confuse the runway with reality.
"In magazines, they are icons of what is a fantasy," said Katie Ford. "Anything that's entertainment is a fantasy. You see people jump off buildings in the movies, but you wouldn't do that. Anytime people start incorporating fantasy and reality, you have a huge issue."
Sunday, October 08, 2006
Written by: Vanessa Yara
High heels and floating runways
Miss Jay hosts the walking in heels challenge. He has the girls put on heels and walk a straight line like they've just been pulled over on suspicion of drunk driving, so I'm guessing Megg should know the drill. A. J. wins the challenge and the prize of walking in a fashion show for Dennis Quaid's charity in Austin, Texas. Brooke gets excited because Austin is her home town and she hopes A.J. will choose her to come along. Perhaps Brooke should have busted out with one of her ill rhymes. A.J. chooses Megg and Caridee to go with her.Back at the house, Monique is sick as a dog. You can insert the bitch joke yourselves. Melrose believes it is her evil attitude catching up with her, which could be true, if this was the Bible. Monique eventually goes to the Emergency Room and learns she is dehydrated. That happens a lot on this show. I wonder why.The next day is photo shoot day. The shoot takes place at the end of a catwalk set-up on water in a pool. The girls must maneuver the floating catwalk then pose once they reach the end.
Caution:spoiler alert! The fate of poor Monique: (pictured above)
To be honest with you guys, I think they planned on eliminating Monique from the beginning of this episode. I'm not saying they poisoned her food or anything, but they just made it really easy to get rid of her by not even encouraging her to try harder. She really didn't look that sick at all. Now, I love Senor Jay, and I've never really despised Tyra, but I will, however, forever look at them differently.
Thursday, October 05, 2006
Funniest thing was that on the news I saw of this model on the runway at a major fashion show at Paris Fashion Week not only stumbling once, but twice! Check it out on In The Zone!
Im hoping Eugena's performance will improve, but if it doesn't, Im going to get more into that Indian contestant named Anchal. That would be cool, an Indian supermodel!
As the debate over size zero models rages on, a poll revealed that the majority of people would prefer to see fashions modelled by fuller figured celebrities.
Brook, famed for her voluptuous curves, was top choice.
Actress Kate Winslet came second, followed by Charlotte Church and Coleen McLoughlin.
Ultra-skinny Victoria Beckham was bottom of the poll.
Original supermodel Cindy Crawford was fifth, just ahead of TV chef Nigella Lawson. Doctor Who star Billie Piper also made the top 10.
Skinny stars still have their admirers - Kate Moss was seventh while super-slim Keira Knightley was ninth.
The survey of 1,000 people was carried out by Yahoo! Entertainment. As Paris Fashion Week kicks off, the size zero debate shows no sign of going away.
It sparked an international outcry after bosses at Madrid Fashion Week banned models with a body mass index (BMI) of less than 18.
London Fashion Week chiefs refused to follow suit.