Nelly Wants To Know Where Do Urban Models Stand In The Industry (Why We Don’t Know)

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May 9, 2013 ‐ By
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From StyleBlazer

As a rapper and mastermind behind Apple Bottom jeans, Nelly is well versed on beautiful women. When asked by VLAD TV in a recent interview about urban models and the lack of recognition they receive in the mainstream media, he had a few interesting things to say.

“At the end of the day, it is still is modeling,” he said. “It’s a different type of modeling, but it’s still modeling because if you break down the definition of modeling…it’s [still] a form of modeling but it’s not a high-end form.” Adding, “When Hugh [Hefner] first started Playboy, some people kind of frowned upon it. Then Playboy became a part of America.”

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  • Britt

    In the modeling world, there’s hierarchy, urban models are not as respected as glamour models and glamour models are not as respected as high fashion models. That’s just the way it is. Playboy is the white man’s King and is only mainstream because euro centric standards of beauty always dominate in this industry.

  • Ms. Kameria

    “Urban Models” “stand” where they’ve always stood. Some may stand in a higher tax bracket because of “modeling” in “urban” men’s magazines. Urban modeling is not main stream because it only caters to one (maybe two) demographic(s). These urban models usually start out as strippers, video girls or some other form of sexual content, then eventually make their way to print. If they are lucky enough, or in the right place, at the right time, they may get courted by a rapper/athlete and on their way to their come up a little higher. Those that are smart enough to know when their time as a “urban model” has expired, venture into other business opportunities, but they are few and far in between.