Hey sugarpies! After years of watching Rip The Runway on BET and daydreaming about being on that runway I was able to finally join my curvy sisters and rip it this year! I had such a fantastic experience! I had the honor of modeling Monif C. while Robin Thicke preformed his new song "Pretty Little Heart." Robin was so great to work with and had us laughing and smiling the whole time. During rehearsals, he sang "Exhale" by Whitney and the whole room stopped. A moment I'll never forget I tell ya! It was...amazing. Come to find out weeks later he preformed "Exhale" on Ellen (very much worth the google search).
I have to admit that while I was super excited to be there it was a bit tough to be there without my friend and mentor Mia Amber. She definitely was in my heart and mind the whole time. We always used to talk about me being on RTR and not having her there was tough. I hope I made her proud. Mia, we miss and love you.
Click the photo below for the video and check out the pics. Oh, and thank you SO much for the support!
Being glammed up and fabulolus is fun...don't get me wrong. But I'm the happiest when I get opportunities to connect with young women and share my experiences with the intention of inspiring anyone who needs it. Speaking at Barnard College was a dream come true for me. The evening started with me speaking about my background and what I struggled with as an aspiring model and plus-size woman in a skinny girl society. The evening ended with the girls asking me to show them how to runway and let me tell you that was FUN. My overall goal with any work that I do is to be someone that younger girls and women can look up to and represent in a positive and realistic light. Thank you, Barnard College, for letting me share.
Hi sugarpies! I'm thrilled to announce that I will be a guest judge during New Jersey Full Figured Fashion Week's model search with Toccara from America's Next Top Model. It's a weekend full of star-studded yummyness including performances by Eric Benet, Miguel, Melanie Fiona and more! There is also a host of great events like fashion shows, panels and expo's catered specifically for the curvy chicks. How awesome is that?! I hope to meet some of you there! It's going to be a blast :) xoxo
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