Monday, May 21, 2007

Anorexic ideal for women in U.S. disturbing

On Sept. 13, 2006, Spain banned unhealthily thin models from Madrid fashion week. The decision summoned explosive reactions from eating disorder groups, modeling agencies and designers.

Though at the time the fashion world was in an uproar, the "revolution" the fashion industry was supposedly undergoing died down rather rapidly.

Once again women have settled down with their "lose 10 pounds in three weeks!" Cosmopolitan articles, boyfriends have grown increasingly frustrated with thin girlfriends that insist they're fat, and America has swept that pesky body-image dilemma back under the rug.

I am frustrated the United States has yet to adopt the same restrictions for the models that parade up and down the runways of New York Fashion Week.

The argument of those against restrictions is nothing less than insulting; to say the emaciated women of the industry are "naturally thin" when their body mass index classifies them as malnourished is offensive.


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Friday, May 18, 2007

Meet Tremika!



Tremika is one of the most dazzling models I have ever seen. What I like about her is her eye catching and alluring beauty. Her skin looks so smooth and her eyes are so seductive. Not only that, she is incredibly humble! Check out her website at Tremika.com and check out my interview with the beautiful and amazing Tremika!

First of all, where are you from and what city, state or town are you representing? I am from Cocoa Fl originally but I reside in Orlando, FL.

What are your measurements? 34-24-34, I am a size 5, shoe size 8 1/2--9

Your look is really exotic and pretty also. What is your ethnic background? My grandmother was Cherokee Indian. A beautiful woman I might add so I hate to sound like so many others who claim to have Indian in the blood BUT I actually do :)

Why did you want to become a model? I have been interested in modeling since I was really young. My mother could not afford to pay for pictures and such so I kinda pushed it aside and focused on my education. Now that I am older I have really started to pursue my dream with more passion.

Who is your greatest influence and what help you to decide that you would love to be a model??? I can not say who my greatest influence was back then, I just know that if I saw a camera, I had to be in front of it! Now that I am a woman, I am greatly influenced by Tyra Banks. Her inner strength and ability to shake off the haters is something that I admire in her.

What do you bring to the modeling field or game? I bring my flaws and all to the modeling field. I can only be me. I refuse to pretend to be anyone else.

What do you like to do in your free time? I love to read fashion magazines and watch old movies. I love movies from the 18th and 19th century.

Where is your favorite vacation spot? I went to Bahamas in '06 so I must say that I would not mind going there again.

I'm sure the fellas will want to know-are you single or taken? Sorry fellas, I am in a very fulfilling relationship. And although full of imperfections, I am happy!

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? I like to be comfortable AND sexy. So I would probably wear a cotton bikini. Something light and free. I wear boy shorts and tank tops or wife-beaters to bed. I know not very sexy but this is me. I actually do not hang out much but I love to show off my fashion sense and style so I use that opportunity to blow tha' haters away!!!

What is your most defining feature? Wow, that questions is weird to me because I do not see myself as sexy. But I like my hips and my eyes.

Being as beautiful as you are, you must get alot of attention day to day.
I love attention! Sometimes it can be uncomfortable but that comes with the territory so it's all good.

What's the worst opening line you have heard? Let me take care of you! I could not stop laughing because he looked so broke down. He looked as if he needed someone to take care of him.

When you model, what settings do you like to do the most? I do not have a preference. I just deal with whatever environment I am put into.

In taking photos, what are you most comfortable in? I am most comfortable in clothing that are not only sexy but show my personality and class.

If you had a choice, what magazine would you be on the cover of? I have seen so many beautiful sisters on the cover of Essence. I would love to be on Vibe as well but Essence is my first choice.

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 am from the dirty, dirty so I love the music but the only way I would be in a dirty south video is if I am the leading lady and I am represented in a respectful way.

What is your favorite part about being a model? Changing clothes and portraying different personalities.

What's the best advice ever given to you? No matter what type negativity an individual or situation beings you, always stay positive and smile!

What are your goals in terms of being a model? I want to bring a new attitude to the modeling industry. I am 28 and a mother of an 11 yr old. I want to change the face of a "model". I want the world to know that it is ok to have flaws. That does not make me or anyone else less beautiful.

Who do you prefer, Tyra or Naomi? Vida or Melyssa Ford? New York or Delishis (from Flava of Love)? I prefer Tyra. I am not familiar with Vida(sorry) but I think Melyssa is absolutely gorgeous. Delishis is such a lady. I love her swag and the fact that she is a wonderful mother.

I've seen you on Myspace, are you on any other sites? I have my own website:TREMIKA.COM-Holla at ya girl!!!!

Anything else you want to throw out there to the people?
REACH FOR THE HEAVENS -THE SKY IS NO LONGER THE LIMIT!

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.....Myself in one word- DETERMINED

Tremika's favorites:

Color- purple
Type of flower- sunflower
Car- Benz Coupe(one day)
Musician- Robin Thicke
Brand of jeans- any that fits these hips
Lingerie- Victoria Secret
Movie- The Queen/Blade sequels
Food- Seafood
Mixed drink- Grey goose/cranberry
Sports team- GO BULLS (BIG BEN)
Day of the week- Friday
Actress- Hilary Swank
Actor- Denzel Washington
Rapper- Pastor Troy/Young Jeezy
Book- Bible
Free time activity- Sleep or Read
Perfume- I like body sprays(Victoria Secret)
Celebrity- Michael Jordan
Ice cream- Vanilla
Kiss- French

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Congrats to Jaslene!


After having read the paper the Examiner this morning and reading a critic totally dis Jaslene and write that she would never win the ANTM, I was so happy to see her prove them wrong. In the Examiner which is a free paper given away at most subway stops here in DC, their prediction about Jaslene was "To be honest, we're surprise Jaslene held on this long. We think she'll be eliminated in the first half to tonight's show."

Regarding Natasha and Renee, they were all on Renee's tip-"Come on, look at those legs-how could she not win", and with Natasha, they were lukewarm-"We're sure she'll be one of the final two."

Funny how the judges said Renee looked old. I just chalked it up to the fact that they wanted something different. Caridee already fit that tall blonde criteria, so why not have a fly Latina instead. She really brought it on home and blew Natasha away.

Way to go Jaslene! Do your thing ma!

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Javno:World Top Models

The job of a model

Photography for various magazines, walking down the catwalk in clothes by fashion designers, has become a real “business”. There is a lot of money circulating in the fashion industry today. Everybody wants their piece of the cake, and certainly the most popular member of the industry are the models. This is one of the rare occupations where women are more pronounced than men.

However, amongst the successful there are those who are the most successful, and we call them top models. They are liked by the whole world, and smile to us from the catwalks in creations by the most famous designers, from large billboards, calendars and magazine covers.

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Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Meet Sugar Tail Sweet Koko Reign!

In this second installment of Sugar Tails Week, I will be talking to the fascinating and lovely model Koko Reign. What I like about Koko is her exotic look and she has a nice luscious shape as well. She's all over the net, appearing on many sites, including her own site. Check out my interview with the astounding "fashionista" known as Koko Reign!

First of all, where are you from and what city, state or town are you representing? Brooksville, Florida, a small town in central Florida, Representing the Tampa Bay Area!

What are your measurements? 35-26-39

Your look is really exotic and pretty also. What is your ethnic background? I am African American, West Indian and Caucasian

Why did you want to become a model? Often times a simple photograph can inspire people in so many ways. I love the thought of being influential, both in person and in my pictures. I can appreciate what a model has to offer, more than just a pretty face. I'm also a fashionista.

Who is your greatest influence and what help you to decide that you would love to be a model??? My greatest influence in my Mother. She taught me that through hard work and dedication, your dreams can certainly come true. Modeling is something I have always wanted to pursue since I was a little girl, but it was consistently instilled in me that education came first. It wasn't until I was out of college that my mother made me realize that I could be successful at both. So now I'm pursuing my passion, modeling.

What do you bring to the modeling field or game? Pure ecstasy, extreme fascination and nothing short of positive triumph! It's time for America to experience a taste of Koko Reign.

What do you like to do in your free time? I love to work out and read, I delve into photography and computers, and I'm an avid Sudoku player

Where is your favorite vacation spot? I had an amazing time in Mexico.

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

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? A 2 piece bikini to the beach, most likely boxers and a wife-beater tee (for comfort) to bed and it's always top notch sex appeal when stepping in the club. However, I always remain a classy lady.

What is your most defining feature? My eyes, I think I have magnificent eyes, I can portray so much energy behind them.

Being as beautiful as you are, you must get a lot of attention day to day. Without sounding extremely conceited, yes it's quite overwhelming at times. I don't let it go to my head though. It's quite flattering, but I like for people to see the beauty inside as well as my outer appearance.

How do you deal with all that attention? Smile, give thanks and keep it moving. I've learn to deal with it. I appreciate the compliments I get, but it doesn't consume my every thought.

What's the worst opening line you have heard? "Excuse me, is your name Gillette, because you're the best a man can get" How weak is that? ha ha ha This one was really cute, "I wish I was a tear so I could start in your eyes, live on your face, and die on your lips"

When you model, what settings do you like to do the most? I enjoy studio glamour settings.

In taking photos, what are you most comfortable in? I'm comfortable in anything as long as it's not too skimpy. I like to keep everything classy and respectful.

If you had a choice, what magazine would you be on the cover of? Essence, it's both positive and powerful.

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'd love to be a feature model in an R&B video, something very romantic and heart felt.

What is your favorite part about being a model?
Having a presence that demands attention.

What's the best advice ever given to you? My dad always told me to be sure to "get your ducks in a row". Always have a game plan, regardless of your ambitions and goals, always be well educated and prepared.

What are your goals in terms of being a model? To grace the cover of numerous magazines, become a spokes-model for a cosmetic company and eventually crossover into acting.

Who do you prefer, Tyra or Naomi? Vida or Melyssa Ford? New York or Delishis (from Flava of Love)? I admire Tyra for her continuous accomplishments and positive drive. Both Vida and Melyssa are comparable to one another, in my opinion. And if I hear about New York one more time, I'm going to scream. New York is too fake and the most dramatic person I've ever seen. I think her two minutes of fame expired three minutes ago. Delishis is a naturally pretty girl, she seems down to earth and I can vibe with that. I wish her much success.

I've seen you on Myspace, are you on any other sites? I have my own website, www.kokoreign.com and myspace.com/kojack7, I'm also on Model Mayhem, Digital Dolls, BlackCuties and One Model Place.

Anything else you want to throw out there to the people? Be sure to stay tuned for more updates on Koko Reign!

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.....Astounding

Koko's "favorites"

Color: black
Type of flower White Stargazer Lilies
Type of car Bentley GT
Musician Shirley Brown (ole school)
Brand of jeans Seven & Killah
Brand of lingerie Victoria's Secret
Movie Coming to America
Type of food Italian
Mixed drink Grey Goose with a splash of Pineapple & Mango Juice
Sports Team Florida Gators
Day of the week Sunday
Actor or Actress Samuel L Jackson
Rapper DMX
Book Nervous by Zane
Free time activity Weight Lifting
Perfume Pleasures
Celebrity Morris Chestnut (ooohh la la) lol
Flavor of Ice Cream Ben & Jerrys Banana Split
Type of kiss French

Monday, May 07, 2007

Interview with Don H, CEO of Sugar Tails


Don H. is the CEO and founder of Sugar Tails. I am glad to get an opportunity to interview him because he really knows what he is talking about when it comes to the modeling industry. Sugar Tails is not just about showcasing models, it is a proactive company, helping models to develop the concepts they need to achieve their specific goals. Don is about as real as they come in this industry, and he's serious about what he does. Check out my interview with Don to find out more about the man behind Sugar Tails!

Tell us about your company Sugar Tails. When did you start and how did you come up with your company's name?
Well Sugar Tails is a brand new model promotion and marketing company that just launched in April. The actual concept behind Sugar Tails however was in development for about six months; so this isn't something that was just slapped together. Coming up with the name was a long and stressful process. I knew from the very start that I wanted not just a name, but a BRAND. To me, a company's name and image are two of its most important assets, especially in this business. Basically I wanted a name that I could build a brand behind and also something that had potential iconic name recognition (like Playboy). Sugar Tails was it.

How long have you been in the business of modeling & when did you first get into the modeling business?
In the modeling business, about seven months. But I have over two years experience dealing with some of the many aspects you come across in this business.

Tell me about the models in Sugar Tails.
The models in Sugar Tails huh? Well first of all, I've branded the models I work with as the "Sugar Tails Sweets". I'm very selective about the models I work with because I want to work with those who will best represent the Sugar Tails brand. Sugar Tails sweets are models who have the total package: brains, beauty, and personality. And most of them are new and up-and-coming models.

Have you had anything major happen for your company or are you just networking and scouting for now? Are you thinking of putting together a magazine or a calendar?
Nothing that I would consider major just yet. Right now we're just networking and doing some scouting. We're working on getting the name out there, which will help us with the second part to your question. We're currently working on developing a magazine which is planned for release in the Spring of 2008. As far as a calendar, we're anticipating releasing a 2008 calendar just in time for the holidays.

What are your future plans for Sugar Tails,and where can we expect to see more of your hot models?
Being that we're building Sugar Tails as a premium brand, you can expect to see an enormous amount of cross-branding and cross-merchandising from Sugar Tails. The same thing goes for the models. Sugar Tails is "the new Playboy", just without the nakedness.

What advice do you have for anybody trying to start out in the modeling business behind the scenes? Furthermore, what is the biggest challenge when getting into this business?
My advice?! Do your homework. A lot of people, mostly guys, come into this business thinking it's all fun and games. IT'S NOT! Well at least not for me. Yeah of course it's fun, but it's also work. So know exactly what you want to do before jumping in. The biggest challenge just starting out is finding the right group of people to surround yourself with. Whether it be the models or your crew, FIND THE RIGHT PEOPLE to start off with. A bad foundation now will lead to the building falling apart later.

What advice do you have for any potential models who want to get
down with Sugar Tails?
Like I said, I only want to work with models with the complete package: beauty, brains, AND personality. Please bring all three with you if you want to get down with Sugar Tails.

Are you a photographer also, and if not, who do you use as a photographer?
Naw, I'm not a photographer. I've been using the same photographer for years. A REAL and very talented photog name Andy Armano. And for the ladies reading this, PLEASE checkout my blogs on our myspace. I have a very interesting blog about fake photographers and models. www.myspace.com/sugartails

Which successful model(ie Vida, Melyssa Ford, KiToy, etc.) in the business do you wish you had gotten to before they got famous? Outside your company, who would you say is a model you like?
Two words: Angell Conwell. I think she has them all beat. No comparison.

Anything else you want to throw out to the people reading this weblog? Yeah! Sugar Tails is the real thing. There is so much in this industry that's being done over and over and over again. Some good, some bad. Sugar Tails is here to change that and the rest of the game. Either get behind us or move out of the way!!!

Check out the Sugar Tails website and the Myspace page!

Sugar Tails Week!

This week I will be focusing on an exciting new modeling company called Sugar Tails! Sugar Tails is a marketing and promotion company dedicated to giving new and aspiring models the QUALITY exposure they want, need and deserve. This company is planning many major projects including calendars, magazines and model websites!

I will be talking with the CEO of Sugar Tails, Don H. He will talk about the business side of how he started and how he runs Sugar Tails. I also have interviews with KoKo Reign. She is known as a Sugar Tail Sweet!

Sugar Tails is going to take the modeling industry by storm, so I am thankful to Don H. for giving me this opportunity to spotlight this exciting and promising modeling company. Check out the Sugar Tails site and the Myspace page!

Friday, May 04, 2007

Interview with Angelica Cruz

Angelica Cruz is a hot and sexy Filipina/Latina model from New York. What I like about her is her exotic look ,her ambition and her personality. She's planning to take the modeling world by storm! With beautiful long hair and a totally hot body, I expect this Hot Import Nights model I found on Myspace to excel in the modeling industry. Check out my interview with the lovely and lively Angelica Cruz!

First of all, where are you from and what city, state or town are you representing? I was born and raised in Long Island, New York in a tiny town called "Kings Park".. I rep New York the the fullest... I'll only rock Yankees hats. LOL

What are your measurements? "36-24-36, ONLY IF SHE'S 5'3"

Your look is really exotic. What is your ethnic background? I'm Filipino/Spanish mixed and OH SO PROUD OF IT.. thanks Ma!

Why did you want to become a model? I want to become a model because I have extreme potential to do so. For a while it was a lost dream but now I realize that I'm getting older and need to start getting serious with my life. I love modeling and being in front of any camera. When I see all these beautiful models it's like "If they can do it why can't I"... and how would I be able to say I can't do it without even trying?

Who was your greatest influence and what help you to decide that you would love to be a model??? My greatest influence is definately my mother. I have always recieved what I've set out for, basically "I get what I want"... Persistence does not recognize failure... I'm a driven young lady with extreme potential that can't be "normal". The idea of modeling popped into my head, I discussed it with my mom and her being behind me through all this was amazing... then I knew that it's completely possible.

What do you bring to the modeling field or game? Competition... I am out to dominate both the import and urban modeling industries. LOL. I'm exotic as all hell, no one can ever figure out what I am so I can pass for pretty much anything.

What do you like to do in your free time? In my free time I walk my dogs They're two pitbulls Skyy and Jigga. I also love to workout and gamble every once in a while, maybe sip on a couple drinks. I go clubbing and get my drink on. I also LOVE to eat... LoL... shopping is also definately a favorite.

Where is your favorite vacation spot? My favorite vacation spot is the Florida Keys. I love it there it's SO cute and beautiful. White sand, sky blue water and a bikini, that's all I need in life.

I’m sure the fellas will want to know-are you single or taken? Sorry guys I'm taken... I've been with him since I was 15... not married yet but I don't think I'm ever going to be able to get rid of him, LOL. I've been doing to wifey thing forever: cooking, cleaning, laundy, ironing etc. I like it!

What kind of man do you prefer; Wall Street executive or hat to the back thug? I like the kind of guys that are both! HOW DREAMY. Lol. I love thugs, guys that wear True Religions with Rolys and whatnot... still with a backwards hat. Mmmm mmmm mmmm...

What was your first kiss like? Lol, my first kiss was at my middle school in 6th grade. His name was Steve Mecca... I remember it being such a big deal at the time. There was a parent teacher meeting that night and we hid behind the bush. Wow, it's crazy to think how long ago that was!! It's cool because I'm still reallly good friends with him.

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 an extra small bikini with tie up heels and a denim mini skirt that isn't buttoned or zipped and folded over at my hips, and of course the stunna shades (CHANEL SWEETIE) maybe a wifebeater is it's chilly. To bed, a wife beater and boyshorts from Victoria's Secret (Sexy Little Things). To the club: ANYTHING THAT MAKES THE BOYS STARE...

What is your most defining feature? My most defining feature is my big REAL boobs.... I don't have a bubble booty like all these other chikkies but I got a little something back there... plus I got thicky thicky thick thighs. Guys love my eyes as well, they always say they're Hypnotizing.....

Being as beautiful as you are, you must get alot of attention day to day. How do you deal with all that attention? I get a lot of stares. Anyone I'm with is always like "Are you used to being stared at like this?" I never ever notice! When I'm in the club I've learned to just keep walking because if I stopped for every guyt that tried to say hi I'd be in the same damn spot all night! I really don't notice stares anymore... at all.

What's the worst opening line you have heard? I've never had anyone approach me with a cheesy pickup line. I hate when guys hit one me... if I'm going to even talk to a guy I'll approach him...

When you model, what settings do you like to do the most? I love lingerie shots.... so the bedroom, I love taking seductive shots so whatever seductive setting goes with my lingerie is bad ass. I also love outdoor shoots... the sun luminates my skin.. LOL.

In taking photos, what are you most comfortable in? I'm most comfortable with the least amount of clothing on... I love wearing sexy litttle rinky dink outfits with sexy strappy heels.

If you had a choice, what magazine would you be on the cover of?
MAXIM off top, but I would like to be on any car magazine or any urban magazines. I wll be soon.... please believe.

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 rather be in an R&B video. In those dirty south crunk videos they completely degrade girls. They make us look like such hoochie mamas... but we gotta get our grind on yano?

What is your favorite part about being a model? My favorite part about being a model is the traveling. I love being able to go wherever I want whenever I want to. I'm a free spirit and I go with the wind, I love that I can honestly say that...

What’s the best advice ever given to you? Without struggle there is no progress.

What are your goals in terms of being a model? I'm taking the game over... Vida Guerra better watch out because I'm coming out and I'm ready to dominate all the covers. Eventally I'm going to move up to acting... more cheese over there.

Who do you prefer, Tyra or Naomi? I prefer Tyra because she's such a sweetie. Naomi on the other hand ::pause:: Lol. Tyra is doing her thing and I got mad respect for her! She doesn't even have to model anymore!

Where can we see more of you? I'm going to be on the cover of LOWRIDER magazine, and the cover SHOW magazine (who has the same editorial director as SMOOTH). I'm a Hot Import Night model as well so you can see me doing the signing the autograph thing at those events as well. And EVERYONE has a mySpace here's mine : www.myspace.com/krayzzeeinlove

What else you want to throw out there to the people? Mark my words, you're about to see my face everywhere.... just give me a little time. Thank you to the fans I have already for all their love and support xoxo

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..... OUTGOING!!!

Angelica's favorites:

Color: RED
Type of flower:
ROSES
Type of car: MAZARATI
Musician: ALICIA KEYS
Brand of jeans:
SEVEN
Brand of lingerie: EITHER FREDRICK'S OR VICTORIA'S SECRET
Movie:
HAVE YOU SEEN 300???
Type of food: SUSHI
Mixed drink: MARGARITA WITH PATRON
Sports Team: CHICAGO BEARS
Day of the week: FRIDAYS
Actor or Actress: ANGELINA JOLIE
Rapper: JAY Z
Book:
LOL...
Free time activity:
WORKING OUT
Perfume: CHANEL OR GUCCI
Celebrity: BRANGELINA
Flavor of Ice Cream:
TOM AND JERRY'S CHUNKY MONKEY
Type of kiss: SMOOCHES


Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Upcoming Updates!


I'm going to take a look at the latest issue of Show Magazine! Plus, I will also be interviewing hot Filipina model Angelica Cruz! All that coming soon. I just got today my 1,000th Myspace friend! Check out my Myspace page! I got big plans for the summer so stay tuned!

End of the Piers show for Naomi

Naomi Campbell is now at peace with an editor at a British tabloid that ran photographs of her leaving a drug counseling session six years ago, a Hong Kong magazine reported in its May issue.

The British model won a privacy infringement lawsuit against The Daily Mirror over the pictures in 2004.

The legal case led to a public spat between Campbell and the newspaper's then editor, Piers Morgan.

Campbell agreed to be interviewed by Morgan for the magazine GQ in its April issue.

She told Prestige Hong Kong magazine in an interview for its May edition that she agreed to speak with Morgan against the advice of her friends and enjoyed it. "I don't hold grudges and had moved on," she was quoted as saying.

Check out the rest of this story on The Standard!