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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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We all know about Sanaa’s famous dad, Willow and Jaden’s famous parents, Angela and Vanessa’s legendary daddy and the list goes on and on. But this is the new wave of celebs with famous parents. A couple of them you may know already and a couple may just surprise you – check it out!
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.
Lauryn Hill may have shunned the spotlight, leaving many of her fans craving for a new LP, but she hasn’t stopped her daughter from pursuing her dreams of fame and fortune as a model. Last March, Selah Marley, daughter of Lauryn and Rohan, made her debut in Teen Vogue and she’s already started off the new year with a new set of prints.
The 12-year-old looks gorgeous as she switches from serious poses to more playful, youthful looks, proving you can still be striking without being oversexed. With a mother like Lauryn, I’m sure Selah’s modeling career will be kept in check—making sure she’s always age appropriate.
If, by chance, modeling doesn’t work out, Selah can always fall back on one of her many other talents like playing basketball and doing ballet and gymnastics, or playing violin, piano, or guitar. She might also give signing a try—if mama Lauryn approves. Selah told Teen Vogue, when she asked her mom about launching a singing career she told her, “Let me hear your stuff and I’ll think about it.”
“People tell me I have to follow in the footsteps of my mom and grandfather, but it’s a lot of pressure,” Selah said. “I can’t really slip up and mess up the name.”
Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.
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Bethann Hardison, former supermodel and current editor-at-large for Italian Vogue, knew she could leave a greater mark on the fashion industry if she stepped away from the camera and went to work behind it. No, she wasn’t becoming a photographer but she was making sure black models had an opportunity to work. Since then, Hardison, who is also the mother of Kadeem Hardison, has been responsible for some of the fashion industry’s most successful black models. Recently Black Enterprise sat down to speak with this fabulous mover and shaker to get a little insight on how she made it happen.
The young one, who served as a contributing editor for the issue, told Teen Vogue that she loves singing and would one day like to be signed to a record deal. That doesn’t seem too far fetched with legendary musical geniuses in her blood line.
Check out more details on Selah over at Black Voices.