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It is officially baby season out in Hollywood. Plus-size model Anansa Sims, the daughter of iconic black model Beverly Johnson, just became a new mommy all over again after giving birth to a baby boy on Election day. Anansa and her hubby, former NFL player David Patterson, welcomed their second child, David Bernard Patterson III, on Tuesday, November 6, according to her rep.
David entered the world at 8 lbs and 13 oz and measured 21 inches long, which would be expected considering the height of his parents. Anansa and her husband jumped the broom in 2010 and wasted no time popping out the babies. With this little cutie’s birth, the couple’s 16-month-old daughter Ava Brielle became a big sister.
Beverly Johnson told People she’s ecstatic about the birth of her grandson, saying:
“[I'm] feeling so blessed! Being a grandparent is the best!!! I am so in love! Go straight to grandparenthood!”
Check out pics of the proud parents and their little man on the next few pages. Congratulations!
Although the fashion industry continues to be dominated by Anglo-Saxon ideals of beauty, these seven black fashionistas turned the industry on its head. Displaying the splendor of diversity in color and size, they broke racial barriers and used their modeling and fashion platforms to pursue other business opportunities, support their favorite causes and open the world’s eyes to the beauty of black women.
Donyale Luna was the first black cover girl. Born Peggy Ann Freeman in 1945, this Detroit native enjoyed success in front of both still and motion cameras. In 1965, her sketch was featured on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar. The following year, Luna became the first black model to be featured on the cover of Vogue; it was the British version of the magazine.
The New York Times proclaimed 1966 “The Luna Year” and stated that at the age of 20, she was the hottest model in Europe. She appeared in several Andy Warhol movies, starred in an Otto Preminger movie alongside Groucho Marx, and was the title character in Salome, an Italian movie made in 1972. The Sunday Times Magazine of London, described Luna as “the completely new image of the Negro woman. Fashion finds itself in an instrumental position for changing history, however slightly, for it is about to bring out into the open the veneration, the adoration, the idolization of the Negro.”
A new documentary, About Face: Supermodels, Then and Now, explores the lives of some of the modeling industry’s most famous faces. Fancy clothes! The latest makeup trends! Travel around the world! Yes, it’s a glamorous job. But not everything is oh, so great.
“When I was modeling, the career lasted between three and five years. That was your entire career. And it was frightening,” Beverly Johnson tells the New York Post. In fact, most of the former top models interviewed by the newspaper talk about their oversize fears of aging and the impact it has on the industry. Not a surprise, but worth pointing out again in case it’s something you’ve given any thought to.
Instead, perhaps you want to consider a job in fashion editorial? Click here for Mediabistro’s interview with Lucky editor-in-chief Brandon Holley who offers tips for getting your start with the magazine. About Face airs July 30 on HBO. We’ve got the trailer below.
So many children to highlight today! If you didn’t know, Monroe and Moroccan (aka, Dem Babies), the cutie pie twins of Mariah and Nick Cannon, celebrated their 1st birthday on April 30. Jet setting around the world with mom and dad, the twins celebrated their birthday in Paris. According to Blackcelebkids.com, at the Plaza Athenee where the family was staying, they had a small party in a room decorated with all kinds of balloons (including some that actually said, “Dem Babies”) and lavish gifts, of course. The twins were dressed to the nines in white and cream ensembles, and mom and dad were looking fabulous as well. Check out their party room and the cute (belated) birthday boy and girl below.
Ever seen Cuba Gooding Jr.’s kids? No? Me neither. But his sons were seen out and about recently with dad getting their family night on after a Coldplay concert in Hollywood. Spencer, 17, and Mason, 15, look just like their pops and look like they’re going to be a couple of heartbreakers. Check them and their cute father out below. Gotta love family nights!
And lastly in cute kid news, this cute little bundle of joy below is the daughter of Anansa Sims, the plus-size modeling daughter of the iconic Beverly Johnson. Sims’s husband is David Patterson, and together they have this adorable 9-month-old by the name of Ava. We can already tell she’s going to be modeling like mom and grandma. She’s too adorable! Check out more of the little cutie-patootie below!
Most images courtesy of Black Celeb Kids.
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Move over Iman, fellow former supermodel Beverly Johnson is also in the house. The OWN reality star has launched a new beauty line targeting women of color. The new collection, Model Logic by Beverly Johnson™ offers hair cair products along with bath and body products. She told Racked.com that the experience of starting her business was life-changing. “It’s painstaking, but what’s so gratifying is when you build something yourself, and you build the foundation, and you know that it’s strong. And my business partner’s now my partner partner. We’re boyfriend and girlfriend.”
Will you be checking for Johnson’s new line or is the market over-saturated?
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The star power in Tyler Perry’s latest film “Good Deeds” is undeniable. Besides Thandie Newton and Gabrielle Union, the film also includes supermodel Beverly Johnson and Rebecca Romjin. We caught up with Johnson and Romjin on the red carpet. As a bonus, we also got to chat with Johnson’s daughter Anansa who is an MBA-certified financial analyst and plus size model.
A new show featuring former supermodel Beverly Johnson is coming to Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network this winter. The channel has picked up “Beverly’s Full House,” a reality series that follows Johnson as she adjusts to:
-Her daughter, plus-size model Anansa,
-Her ex-NFL player son-in-law David, and
-Their newborn baby, Ava,
Moving into her home in Palm Springs. Wow!
OWN describes the season in a press release: “Throughout the season, Beverly tries with varying degrees of success to bond with her daughter and son-in-law. Despite sometimes overstepping her boundaries and at times having her intentions misunderstood, she loves her family and is determined to right past wrongs. Along the way, viewers will witness the drama, good times and bad times as Beverly’s traditional/non-traditional family comes together, bound by love, and learns to make it all work.”
“Beverly’s Full House” will premier on the network in February. Sounds like this could actually be a wholesome reality TV show. Will you watch?
Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.
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(BlackVoices.com) If you think that women who choose to rock weaves and wigs over their natural tresses somehow care less about hair care products-think again. Just take a look at former supermodel Beverly Johnson. Although she’s become well known for her hair weave and wig line and sports weaves religiously, Johnson does not play around when it comes to managing her natural hair. That’s primarily why she decided to develop her very own African-American hair care line.