Thursday, November 30, 2006

Melyssa Ford vs The Game and Buffie

Top Video Vixens can’t get along with each other and Game disses celebrity females. King magazine is known as the urban version of Maxim magazine.The new Jan 07 issue brings together the women who comprised the top 5 selling covers for women who have appeared in the magazine over the first 5 years. R&B Singer Mya Harrison, Rapper Trina, Actress Regan Gomez-Preston along with the top 2 hip hop video vixens Melyssa Ford and Buffie the Body and before it was over we had a cat fight. Current champion of the vixens Buffie said all the girls were great except Ford. Stating that “there’s always one person who likes to be the “class clown”.I’ve been modeling nearly two years and I never experienced something so unprofesional before. Look at Mya, Trina & Reagan.They’ve won Grammy Awards, been in movies and they don’t act out. But one chick doesn’t stop no show.”

The dissing doesn’t stop there for Ford, The Game insulted a few celebrity women on his latest album. Melyssa Ford is the first to respond.

The beauty told Page Six of the NY POST she is “confused and saddened” by the song, “Never Get Far,” in which the rapper lyricizes: “And all these new video bitches tryin’ to be Melyssa Ford/But they don’t know Melyssa Ford drive a Honda Accord.”

“I am really confused and saddened that he decided to include my name on a record that disparages the characters of women who have worked hard in the industry to make successful careers for themselves,” said Ford (who, in point of fact, does not drive a Honda Accord).

The song also says of Ford, a video model and TV personality: “She a video vixen, but behind closed doors/She do whatever it take to get to the Grammy Awards.”

The Game - also uses the number to accuse Gabriel Union (”Running With Scissors”) and Meagan Good (”You Got Served”) of sleeping with rappers in order to gain success.

In the track from his album “Doctor’s Advocate,” the misogynistic musician tells women in the music and movie industries, “You wouldn’t get far if you kept your legs closed.”

Ford is also hurt that Kanye West, a good friend of hers, performs with The Game on “Never Get Far.” “I don’t want to ride anyone’s coattails towards fame,” Ford told Page Six’s Corynne Steindler. “That line . . . it’s just horrible.”

Ford started her career as a music video model, appearing in videos for Jay-Z and Alicia Keys. She’s also slated to appear on one of the five covers celebrating King magazine’s fifth anniversary and is currently “transitioning into the film world.” While she may be catching flack from The Game, Ford still enjoys the support of her wide fan base. “Nobody understands why I am on this record,” she said. “I am the blueprint for this industry because I have respect for myself.” Mya who is also on the King cover can relate to rapper drama, she recently called out 50 cent for lying and saying he slept with her.

SOURCE:PLAYAHATA Story also on EUR WEB,The Elements and Memphis Rap

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Models, Learn Your Business - TYPES OF MODELING

HIGH FASHION MODELING

High Fashion Modeling is the modeling for famous fashion houses and designer, either at fashion shows or in publications. The pay rate is the highest among all modeling jobs. Of course, the advertisers' expectations also run high. To get this kind of job you must be experienced and known model with a proven track record for this type of modeling.

RUNWAY MODELING

Runway Models works in Fashion Shows, where clothes designers present their upcoming designs or Fashion Shows, run by a store, mall, club etc. All runway models must meet special requirements and have measurements that fit an actual standard clothing size. Almost all modeling agencies works with Runway Models.

EDITORIAL MODELING

Editorial Modeling is similar to High Fashion Modeling, except that the model works for a particular publication. The readers of that publication make up a target audience for the photographs taken. Images in the non-advertisement sections of the fashion magazines are good examples of this type of modeling. Even the pay rate is considerably low, Editorial modeling is a great way to open the door to High Fashion Modeling.

GLAMOUR MODELING

There are no established physical requirements for Glamour Models, other than the model must be beautiful and sexy in the photographs. An elegant lady in an evening dress, the eye-catching face of a beautiful girl, a shapely woman in casual dress, swim-wear, or lingerie can all become subjects for glamour photography. Most of the nude photography also falls into this category. Pay rates can be very good for Glamour Modeling. Usually, the pay rate doubles for posing in lingerie or in the nude. Some Figure and Art Modeling, typically artistic nude photography, is also included in the Glamour Modeling category.

CATALOGUE MODELING

While some Catalogue Modeling involves posing with products, most is done wearing store-brand clothes. Pay rates are considerably lower than for High Fashion Modeling. Look through some mail-order catalogs to get an idea of what is involved. Several years ago it was absolutely impossible to see the Top Models in any catalogue. But everything is changing. Even famous models are modeling for catalogues now.

SPECIALTY MODELING

There are numerous other Specialty Modeling opportunities.
Models (male and female) with beautiful hands have opportunities to display their hands demonstrating different products. For men, it could be masculine hand, or alternatively the more elegant, long-fingered hand. Women with well-proportioned feet are needed for shoe advertisements. Advertisements of stockings, pantyhose, and razors require women with nicely shaped legs. Hair products call for female and male models with good hair. Portfolio must include a few photographs that emphasize areas of your body you might use for Specialty Modeling.

CHARACTER MODELING

Some jobs require models with an everyday look, such as a truck driver, mechanic, grocery clerk, schoolteacher, cleaning person, appliance repair person, and so on. All models in television commercials are character models.

CONVENTION AND TRADE SHOW MODELING

These shows use many female models to demonstrate products, hand out leaflets or brochures, and answer questions.

COMMERCIAL PRINT MODELING

When models are photographed to promote a product. Photographs can appear on buses, magazines, newspapers and billboards.

MODELING IN TV COMMERCIALS

TV Commercials offer a growing area of opportunities to models with some acting background. Many modeling agencies now include a TV Commercial Department.

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES FOR MODELS

There are opportunities for the oversized or undersized model. The demand for ordinary-looking models with whom a majority of the audience can identify continues to increase. The market for full-figure models is growing and includes editorial, commercials, television and more. Many other opportunities exist that might fall into one of the modeling categories mentioned above.

THANKS TO HONEY BUNNY MODELS FOR ALLOWING ME TO POST THIS ARTICLE.

Friday, November 24, 2006

Interview with Latina model Poison

Variety is the spice of life, and no kind of variety is hotter than exotic models like hot Latina model Poison. What I like about Poison is her attitude. She's very pleasent in person and will talk to if you see her on the street. And check out her shape:36D-28-38H! Poison is the first Latina model that I have interviewed on my weblog. She knows where she is going, and I believe that she is going to go far. Check out my interview and find out more about the beautiful and talented model Poison!

First of all, where are you from and what city, state or town are you representing? I am from Metro Area.. I represent Woodbridge, Va

What are your measurements? 36 D 28 W 38 H (Killer Curves with dangerous hips..)

Your look is really exotic. What is your ethnic background? Puerto Rican, White,The best of both worlds lol..

Why did you want to become a model? I love what the industry can offer but you must be Wise too they are few people out there with bad intentions..

Who is your greatest influence and what help you to decide that you would love to be a model??? My biggest influence was my father who passed away (5 years ago) He got me started and after he passed away I put it on hold for awhile for my family and now few years later I am back!!!

What do you bring to the modeling field or game? I bring beauty,brains and a lot of Drive, and strong determination..

What do you like to do in your free time? Since I am a member of SHIFTN STEEL SPORT RIDERZ MC of Virginia I must say that I love to hit the curves.. I also love spend time with my family of coarse..

Where is your favorite vacation spot? For me any place I can relax.. is alright with me. I’m sure the fellas will want to know-are you single or taken? I am taken by a very supportive and understanding man who loves and is proud of what I do..

What kind of man do you prefer; Wall Street executive or hat to the back thug? Well I must admit guys I love a mixture of the two I love my down to earth man a Denzel Washington and then I luv my thug man too.. a Fifty.. In other words I love that Gentle, Rough, Suited up man that can flip the script and do the necessary for her if the necessary should occur..

What was your first kiss like? LOL, wow your putting me on the spot sorry pa, I still remember it…I was 13 one of the guys I had the biggest crush on back home (He knows who he is so No names lol) We still cool we talk every now and then.. We were on the bridge on our way either to or from school.. but I remember how I kept wishing he would kiss me and how I felt he took forever… but hey he finally did it we were both silly and shy then..lol Okay now I am going to plead the fifth… and say I am finished up with this question.. LOL..

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? Well too the beach I wear a binki with long sheer skirt to match.. To Bed.. well I believe that less is best .. and to club I must look my best I believe every time I walk out that door I never know who I am going to meet I may meet a production manager looking for a model and my nikey shirt and baggy sweat pants will not get me that part so I always dress to impress.

What is your most defining feature? I must say everything, my look is very exotic..

Being as beautiful as you are, you must get alot of attention day to day. How do you deal with all that attention? Smile wink say thank you give them my card and tell them check out my yahoo group and My Space pages where they can check me out.. Hey they already let me know they like what they see so hey promote, promote..

What's the worst opening line you have heard? Do you come here often and my answer to that is not no more..

When you model, what settings do you like to do the most? Sexy, comfortable setting… In taking photos, what are you most comfortable in? I have a wonderful Photographer Sasan Soheily with Zen Studio Photography and this guy makes me comfortable in any setting he puts me in..

If you had a choice, what magazine would you be on the cover of? Huh, I would have to say Vogue or Cosmo

If you had a choice of videos, which one would you be in? A dirty south crunk video or would you go R&B? Gotta go with R&B Ne-Yo, Avant, Chris Brown, Jon B. gotta love these guys..

If you had your choice of TV exposure, which would you choose? Flava of Love or America's Next Top Model? Well must go with America’s next top model (psst. Few women came from there with some cool gigs afterwards ladies.)

What is your favorite part about being a model? Sounds funny but every now and then someone will see me and will recognize me from my website and say hey your poison…just smile say yeah I am.. I love it..

What’s the best advice ever given to you? All closed eyes are not sleeping..

What are your goals in terms of being a model? Being as big as I can get don’t sleep on POISON you will hear this name again in the game..

Who do you prefer, Tyra or Naomi? Tyra doing more for upcoming models

What sites can people see you on?
Just to name a few:

Beauty of Month (May- Present) --with Prophecy Motorcycle Club Northern Va http://www.prophecy-mcva.com (click on P Beauty of Month)

DJ Rhumble's Honey Love featured Model of the Week (July 06) http://www.djrhumble.com (click on Honey Love Archive I am for Wk of 17th July).

Semi-finalist in Montee's Inc Top National Model Search http://www.thehouseofmonee.com/careers/topmodels.html

Contestant in The first annual on-line Most Beautiful Women in World Must sign in as judge to look at differnt contests)Become a judge and vote

Muse Cube: www.musecube.com/latincaramel

Personal Website: poison.mysite.com

Yahoo Group Page: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LatinCaramel/

MY Space Page: http://www.myspace.com/dapoisonone

Mochacity: http://www.mochacity.com/poison

Anything else you want to throw out there to the people? Again don’t sleep on me you will see my name again.. And if you haven’t join my yahoo group page http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LatinCaramel/ Gives all my updates on pics

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..... PHAT (PRETTY HOT AND TEMPTING)

Poisons"favorites"

Color: Black
Type of flower:
roses
Type of car:
huh don’t laught but Acura, (MDX)
Musician:Jon B, Toni Braxton
Brand of jeans: Levi’s
Brand of lingerie:
Victoria Secret
Movie: Full Metal Jacket (Marines ooorah)
Type of food: spanish
Mixed drink: actually I am Petrone kinda lady..
Sports Team:
Green Bay Packers
Day of the week: Saturday
Actor or Actress: Jet Li
Rapper:
G-unit, Snoop
Book: love any type of cooking books

Free time activity: Riding the bike
Perfume:
Halo (VS) and Red Door by Elizabeth Arden
Celebrity: JLO (love her get over it attitude)
Flavor of Ice Cream: Chocolate
Type of kiss: French

Models I Liked in KING's 12/06-1/07 Issue!


The latest issue of KING was the 5th Anniversary Issue. It had 5 different covers. Though I picked the cover of Reagen Gomez Preston, who I have been partial to since the days of her stint on The Parent Hood, I thought the star of this issue was of course Melyssa Ford. The issue also featured Buffie the Body as well. The other celebrities to grace the cover included Trina and Mya who also had a nice lay outs in the magazine as well.

The issue also includes models Christina Llann (Check out her Model Mayhem site) rockin' a centerfold, an internet chat with the infamous Hoopz (Check out this interview with her on SOHH), a "bend ova" shot of Ki-Toy Johnson(Check out her offical site) and an analyzation of Coco's frame (check out her site Cocos World). I never thought that the character Six from Blossom would be a model, but here is her site! She got a slight nod in KING, and she's on the up and up in the modeling world! Like I said before, Melyssa Ford was the star in this magazine, and of course shes all over the net, but here is a nice site: Melyssa-Ford.com! Buffie also got some space in the KING magazine, and if you're on this site, you should already know how to find her, but of course she has her own fansite: Buffie The Body.com! Be careful though, because if you havent ever seen her, I dont know if you'll be ready for what she's got! Im the biggest Vida fan and I am glad to read that she has a DVD out: Vida Guerra Exposed! It can be ordered online at In Ya Face Records! All in all, it was a tight issue! Until next issue, check out the Models I Like!

Monday, November 20, 2006

Conversations with Models:Lower Back Tattoos!

I dont know what it is with me, but I felt the urge to do some research on the origins and stigmas surrounding the lower back tattoo I couldn't believe it, but they are called "tramp stamps" on Wikipedia! What is the origin of this design? Why are they so controversial? The reason people get lower back tattoos vary, but the simple stigmas surrounding them exist, as can be seen in random Google and Yahoo! searches. Could it be that the lower back tattoo simply is, as the guy in the Wedding Crashers movie said, a "bulls eye" for Playboys?

On one site, "The Tao of Tattoos", I found this interesting quote:"According to ancient beliefs the lower back is an area that has a lot of stored energy in the form of 'kundalini' so this may explain why people are naturally drawn to this area. A lot of people have reported extraordinary sensations when getting lower back tattoos done. Kundalini is a Sanskrit word whose essential meaning is circular or winding. It is also a name used in Yoga for a snake like inner energy. It is believed that this energy was stored in the lower back area". Now, this doesn't mean that a woman who has a lower back tattoo put it on there because of some ancient beliefs. I personally think that lower back tattos are hot! All this considered, I asked seperately four popular models Nedra, Vanna, Simone (who sent me the picture of her lower back tattoo displayed above, thanks Simone!) and Devorne some questions about these hot lower back tattoos:

Do you have a lower back tattoo? If you dont, would you consider getting one? Why or why not?

Nedra AKA eNvy:I don't have one but I think they are very sexy. The only reason I probably don't have one is because I could never decide on exactly what I wanted to have on my back.

Vanna:No, yes I would consider getting one. I think they are sexy!

Simone:I got my tattoo my senior year of high school. I was on my senior class trip in Hawaii and a few of my friends were contemplating getting one. I was very sheltered as a teenager and I think the reason why I got the tattoo was an act of rebellion against my parents. At the time, lower back tattoos were new, and not a lot of people had them, now there are very common.

I've heard about lower back tattoos being called "tramp stamps" and being associated with sluts and strippers mostly. What do you think about the stigmas associated with having one?

Nedra:I think of it as a way to express yourself and there's no more to it. People also said things about people with tongue rings but it's all about the individual.

Vanna:I think that we as humans try to label everything on this earth. We find the postive and most of the time the negative this would be one.

Simone: I think the negative connotations have evolved because now they seem to be on every female between the ages of 18-35. Just a few years ago tattoos were very taboo; only outlaws and rebels had them, now just about everyone over the age of 18 has some sort of symbol or name sketched onto their body. I think that it was and still is a trend…just like anything in “fashion,” it too will become a thing of the past.

Devorne:I really don't have any intake on that saying because I know what I am. And a tattoo doesn't represent who I am.

Have you had any experience of people commenting on your lower back tattoo?

Simone: I have, mostly men. They make some remark about the location (only the men that I am acquaintances with, others just comment about the size and the nature of the tattoo).

Do you emphasize your lower back tattoo with low rise jeans or do you mostly just allow only whoever you are dating or hooked up with to see it?

Simone: No I don’t. I wear clothing that I feel good in and sometimes my tattoo is on display when I wear certain outfits. However, when I am in a particular setting, i.e. church or work, I do take the time to cover up my tattoos because I feel as though they are a distraction and or not professional.

If you were to get a lower back tattoo, what would it be of?

Nedra:I'm still not sure but it would definitely be something decorative.

Vanna:I would get Kanji on my lower back.

Devorne:I have one and it's a Chinese symbol on my lower back on the left side...It means TRUTH!

Check out these hot models on Myspace!

Nedra AKA eNvy: http://www.myspace.com/envynx
Vanna: http://www.myspace.com/vannacollins
Simone: http://www.myspace.com/ksimmi
Devorne: http://www.myspace.com/75044622

Monday, November 13, 2006

Nita!

Standing at 6'2, Nita wants to change the modeling game. She wants to bring back what she calls the classic pinup look of curves and beauty. Not only that, but Nita wants to put it down for the darker-skinned models as well. Nita has alot of beauty, ambition and a B.A.in communications with clearly set goals. What I like about her is not only her beautiful dark complexion but also the fact that she wants to help young girls get into modeling and promote local models looking for exposure. Nita's birthday (11/13) has just passed and if you haven't already, visit her on Myspace and give her some love!

What are your measurements? 6'2, 42DD-26-46

Why did you want to become a model? My mother and stepfather were models, so it was just something I was introduced to and happened to enjoy.

What do you bring to the modeling field or game? The total package- brains, beauty, body, and power. I'm an artist first and foremost and I think my creativity is something no one can duplicate.

What do you like to do in your free time? Cooking, singing, writing, and playing with my daughter/spending time with the hubby.

Where is your favorite vacation spot? Indianapolis. I go there to party with my girls and just relax. Its my second home.

I'm sure the fellas will want to know-are you single or taken? I'm happily MARRIED

What kind of man do you prefer; Wall Street executive or hat to the back thug? Thugs were cool when I was younger, but I definitely prefer a hard working man white or blue-collar, as long as he handles his business.

What was your first kiss like? Very awkward. The guy was 5'6 and I was 5'11, so you can imagine the rest.

Whats the craziest thing you've ever done? Sex on the beach.

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 sexy bikini that hugs my curves but leaves something to the imagination. Bed? My sheets. If I happen to be in the club, a sexy form-fitting top, usually black, and a mini-skirt or low-riding jeans.

What is your most defining feature? It's a toss up between my eyes and my 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 just smile and acknowledge it, but I try not to get the "big head syndrome".

When you model, what settings do you like to do the most? Bedroom settings. I like to portray sensuality and that's the best place to do it.

In taking photos, what are you most comfortable in? I'm comfortable in everything...or nothing at all. a true model can make anything work.

If you had a choice, what magazine would you be on the cover of? Essence. I believe every truly successful minority woman should grace that cover.

If you had a choice of videos, which one would you be in? A dancehall reggae video or would you go R&B? I love to dance, but I feel R&B is defintely for me; very mellow, very smooth, very sexy.

What is your favorite part about being a model? Being able to look back where I started and see how far I've come.

What's the best advice ever given to you? Don't do anything you're not comfortable with. I read that on Cleney's website and that's when I started making my own decisions as opposed to letting management make them.

I've seen you on your Yahoo Group and Myspace, are you on any other sites? Yes, you can find me on black cuties, hi5, blackplanet,migente, urban dimes, urban curves,chicago erotic creations, models-n-action, and my own website, set to launch soon, nitasfantasy.com. I'm EVERYWHERE! lol

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 .....UNFORGETTABLE

Check out Nita on these sites:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/OhSoNita
http://myspace.com/Nita
http://NitasFantasy.com

Nita's favorites:

Color-black
Type of flower-lily
Type of car-lamborghini
Musician-Teena Marie & Sade
Brand of jeans-Baby Phat
Movie-Unfaithful
Type of food-Thai
Mixed drink- Malibu and Cranberry
Sports Team- Lakers
Day of the week-Sunday
Actor or Actress-Angelina Jolie/Kevin Bacon
Rapper-Reno
Book-Don't Make A Black Woman Take off Her Earrings
Free time activity-Singing
Perfume- Fendi
Celebrity
- Paris Hilton- she's a household name
Flavor of Ice Cream-Pralines and Cream

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Top model of the week:Tiwana!

Tiwana is a beautiful model/college student from Tennesee! What I like about her is her lovely eyes and skin tone. She just has that look that would be as good for the show "America's Next Model" as it would be for an Apple Bottoms fashion show. I first saw her on Myspace, and I just had to see more! What I found out about her is that she's more than a pretty face; she has the drive and ambition to make it in the modeling game. I know we'll all be seeing her on the cover of a magazine someday. Check out the radiant Tiwana!

First of all, where are you from and what city, state or town are you representing? Nashville, TN

What are your measurements? 33-27-34

Tiwana is a pretty name which seems exotic. Your look is really exotic also. What is your ethnic background? Fully African American

Why did you want to become a model? Easy money! :) nah but its a hobby... I like being in front of the camera.

Who is your greatest influence and what help you to decide that you would love to be a model??? Tyra, I think thats when I REALLY decided to become a model... When America's Nexted Top Model came out.

What do you bring to the modeling field or game? Nice personality! When girls look nice, most of the time they don't have a nice personality to go along... Not always though... most of the time.

What do you like to do in your free time? Spend time with me boyfriend and do photoshoots

Where is your favorite vacation spot? Anywhere in Florida

I’m sure the fellas will want to know-are you single or taken? I am taken...

What kind of man do you prefer; Wall Street executive or hat to the back thug? Mixture of both... can't have one without the other

What was your first kiss like? Stupid!

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 = 2 piece swimming suit; Bed = T-Shirt, Club = it depends.

What is your most defining feature? Eyes

Being as beautiful as you are, you must get alot of attention day to day. How do you deal with all that attention? I don't know... It's flattering. But I am taken... so I don't really have to deal with it.

What's the worst opening line you have heard? "What do you like to do for fun?" "Where your man at?" "Can I get YALLS phone number?" I can go on and on...

When you model, what settings do you like to do the most? Urban

In taking photos, what are you most comfortable in? Anything

If you had a choice, what magazine would you be on the cover of? King or something like it.

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... But I will still do the 'dirty south crunk'

What is your favorite part about being a model? Getting paid for having 'the look'

What’s the best advice ever given to you? Stuff taked time to happen... or something like that.

What are your goals in terms of being a model? I want to be a full-time model... where it can be my main job. I will make enough money off of it to have what I won't.

Talk about your future plans. Are you going to college? I am in college... an Tennessee State University. As of right now I want to do Social Work.

Who do you prefer, Tyra or Naomi? Tyra... She is FULL of personality!

I've seen you on Myspace, are you on any other sites? ModelLocate.com, ModelMayhem.com, and there will be a TiwanaRochelle.com coming soon! I Can't wait!

Anything else you want to throw out there to the people? I there is someone that is reading this that has any kind of connections (as far as modeling ) let me know. :)

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.....SweetNSexy... (lol i guess thats 2 words)

Tiwana's "favorites":

Color- Gold
Type of flower- I dont have one... I guess roses
Type of car- Escalades
Musician- Beyonce
Brand of jeans- Baby Phat
Brand of lingerie- Victoria's Secret
Movie- The Green Mile
Type of food- Potatoes
Mixed drink- Dont have one
Sports Team- Titans
Day of the week-Saturday!
Actor or Actress- Damion Wayans
Rapper- Pastor Troy
Book- Player Hater's
Free time activity- Pictures
Perfume- True Star
Celebrity- Beyonce
Flavor of Ice Cream-Strawberry cheese cake!
Type of kiss
- Peck

Monday, November 06, 2006

Model news, tidbits, etc.....


First of all, congratulations to Exotic Trini Beauty for being the BET.com B girl of the week....speaking of BET, the network has a new show called "My model looks better than your model!" It will premiere on Wednesday at 10 PM. See a preview on BET.COM! Check out what some guy said about Esther Baxter, who was at a party for Diddy's "Press Play":"She is a freak of nature - literally!" Read more about the party on All Hip Hop! Melyssa Ford and Tyra Banks will be included in Vibe Daily Star Slideshows, read more about that on Vibe.com! Vida Guerra is going to release an All-Access DVD, Debut Album; more on Baller Status. A new online interactive magazine, Fashion Tales will be coming out soon. That should be hot! Tyra was kissed by one of Chingy's groupies? More in Memphis Rap! Also, Tyra is out to get model scammers; read more on the ABC News site. Are you a model obsessed with your weight? Check out "How Being Skinny Could Put You at Risk..." Also, I have interviews with models Tiwana, Nita, Asha Daniels, and Poison coming soon........

Friday, November 03, 2006

Interview with Whitney Reagan AKA Cherokeey Indian

Whitney Reagan AKA Cherokeey Indian is a beautiful midwest model living in Gary, IN. What I like about Whitney is that she has it all: beauty,intelligence,and a great sense of humor. Not only that,if you IM her or talk to her through Tagworld or her Myspace site or her Yahoo!Group, you'll find out that she's very funny and down to earth! I'll give credit to Miss Cherokeey for giving me the idea to interview and give exposure to models. As she says in her own words, shes a beautiful mix; modest, humble, and desired by many and envied by most! Check out the top model Cherokeey!

First of all, where are you from and what city, state or town are you representing?I am originally from Chicago, IL born and raised. I am currently residing and representing Gary, IN.

What are your measurements? 34C-26-37

Cherokeey (Indian) is a pretty name which seems exotic. Your look is really exotic also. What is your ethnic background? My ethnic background consists of African American and Native American (Cherokee tribe).

Why did you want to become a model? I began modeling at the age of 16, while in high school doing several fashion shows and events. I also was involved in Student Council while in high school; so we were responsible for planning and organizing all of the major events and parties that took place at our school. Being apart of this made me realize that I enjoyed being within the limelight and making sure that other people, including myself, always had a good time. Modeling allows me to maintain that status of being able to make sure that others enjoy themselves and I know that I am the one responsible for it; therefore I become the center of attention.

Who is your greatest influence and what helped you to decide that you would love to be a model? My parents are my greatest influence. Both of my parents taught me to become the responsible and successful adult that I am today. My parents always encouraged me to seek my dreams and to attempt to fulfill them. I have done so by being persistent and I have been successful at many things that are present in my life today. Having such a great influence, as this, and having such a strong determination I know that these two factors are the reason why I am a model.

What do you bring to the modeling field or game? I bring various attributes to the modeling game. I have a different yet versatile look; my ethnicity as well as my measurements. I also contribute the positive attitude; as well as being diverse. I never attempt to focus on one aspect of modeling. When one does that it tends to hender them and does not allow a model to excel in their career to the fullest. Don't get me wrong, some models have managed to focus on one aspect of modeling that is working for them but in the long run it is going to get old and will only make for them to have a limited career.

What do you like to do in your free time? I love watching television (Law and Order: SVU, Law and Order: Criminal Intent, First 48, Forensic Files, and Court TV); reading urban novels; cooking; bowling; spending time with family and friends.

Where is your favorite vacation spot? North Carolina

I'm sure the fellas will want to know-are you single or taken? I am already taken and off the market {LOL}.

What kind of man do you prefer; Wall Street executive or hat to the back thug? I have a philosophy that I know that many women would say that it would hold true for them as well. I don't want know Wall Street Journal brotha who is going to be suited and booted all of the time and if we go out and something breaks out in the streets he running behind me for cover; yet at the same time I don't want a brotha that is going to be calling me from the county jail collect every other weekend because he hasn't gotten into trouble again. I would like to have a nice blend of the two: meaning that I would like to have a guy who is professional and knows how to conduct himself at work as well as when we go out in public and he knows how to handle situations when they arise no matter where we are.

What was your first kiss like?It was exciting and something that I will always remember.

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? To the beach - I will wear a cute one piece swimsuit; to bed - it really depends on the season and what the weather is like; to clubs - well since I don't do clubs and I do more pubs/bars I will usually wear some fitted jeans with a cute fitted top/sweater (depending on the weather) and a pair of stilletoes.

What is your most defining feature? My legs and calfs.

Being as beautiful as you are, you must get alot of attention day to day. How do you deal with all that attention? I always appreciate a compliment so I am always going to cordial and tell someone thank you when they give me a compliment; or even if someone is just cordial enough to speak. I live by the motto, "Treat others as you would want to be treated". If someone gives me attention and acknowledges me I will do the same and make sure that I treat them in a respectable manner.

What's the worst opening line you have heard? "Since you are Whitney just call me Bobby Brown"

When you model, what settings do you like to do the most? I love studio settings due to the fact that you can really get creative inside a studio and make it look like an everyday life situation.

In taking photos, what are you most comfortable in? I am pretty much comfortable in everything that i shoot in; BUT the most comfortable that I would have to say is my fitted outfits (dressess; jeans; tops; etc.).

If you had a choice, what magazine would you be on the cover of? Rolling Stone

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 would definitely have to say that I would go R&B.

What is your favorite part about being a model? Having the opportunity to travel and meet other people (local and national celebrities); also just being recognized by people from near and afar.

What's the best advice ever given to you? Maintain focus and continue to strive for everything that I desire.

What are your goals in terms of being a model? I immulate two celebrities that have allowed me to set a standard for myself within modeling; Halle Barry and Queen Latifah. Both of these women are primary cover face models for two nationally known makeup companies. Halle Barry is with Revlon and Queen Latifah is with Cover Girl and both women have excelled in their careers by being diverse and not allowing others to hender them and getting in their ways. I know that if I allow myself to remain diverse I will be able to be just as versatile and successful as these two women.

Who do you prefer, Tyra or Naomi? Naomi

I've seen you on your Yahoo Group and Myspace, are you on any other sites? I am on ModelMayhem.com; ModelPlace.com and I was featured on the Michael Baisden show: Click The Bad Boy Fan Club Click on the "Sexiest Female Cops in the USA".

Anything else you want to throw out there to the people? That I am a fun loving, down to earth, laid back, successful woman trying to do her thing. I am easy to get to know and if anyone wants to get to know me either join my yahoo group or hit me up on myspace.

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..... humble

Cherokee's "favorites"

Color - Blue (any shade)
Type of flower - Tulip
Type of car - 1979 Chevy Impala
Musician - Kirk Whalum
Brand of jeans - Levi's
Brand of lingerie - Victoria Secrets
Movie - Enemy of the State
Type of food - Grilled Cajun Talapia
Mixed drink - Amerreto Sour
Sports Team - Philadelphia 76er's (basketball); Chicago Bears (football); Chicago White Sox (baseball)
Day of the week - Wednesdays
Actor or Actress - Larenz Tate (actor); Jada Pinkett - Smith (actress)
Rapper - Ice Cube
Book - Skyscraper (Zane)
Free time activity - reading
Perfume - Be Delicious by DKNY
Celebrity - Larenz Tate
Flavor of Ice Cream - Cookie Dough
Type of kiss - French

Thursday, November 02, 2006

World of models:Teens provide their takes on super-skinny models

Organizers of a top-level fashion show in Spain recently banned models that they thought were too skinny. Students at Cienega High School were asked what they think of the ban and what they and their classmates think of super-skinny celebrities and models.

"Whether teens realize it or not, they observe how models look and they try to imitate them. When models look too thin, teenagers try to achieve those looks by any way they can. I believe banning models that are too thin is a good action and will hopefully get the message across that being too thin is both unattractive and unhealthy."
Andrea Cool
16, junior

"There's nothing wrong with being thin. Some people are naturally thin, but when it becomes a health hazard and their heads are bigger around than their waists, it just looks gross. I think it is a good thing to get celebrities out there of all shapes and sizes, so the magazines don't start to look like an army of real-life Barbie dolls."
Missy Sprunt
17, junior

"The organizers sent a great message to all people. They took a stand towards the plague of 'skeleton skinny,' showing it's OK not to be 5-foot-7 and 100 pounds. What ever happened to womanly curves? Now it's about showing off your bones. The celebrities and models send the wrong message to men and women. Women think they must strive to become the image of these slender stars by killing themselves to lose the weight and tone up. The men are given the idea that these models are the perfect image of what a woman should be, but in reality, they are only a small percentage of what women are."
Mandy Rachuy
15, sophomore

Source:Arizona Star