She May Only Be 5’1″, But Phaedra Parks Is The Newest Wilhemina Model And Her Portfolio Is Stunning
She may not be on Season 10 of Real Housewives of Atlanta (we will admit that we’re surprised that they didn’t even make her a recurring guest), but if you know anything about Phaedra Parks, it’s that she will always find a way to make a pretty penny. And, per the usual, she will do it in very interesting ways.
When she’s not busy working as a lawyer or doing her side hustle of being a mortician, the 44-year-old will now be modeling for Wilhemina Models.
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She’s only 5’1″, so she doesn’t necessarily fit the mold of what most might think of when they think model. However, Parks says she represents an underrepresented sector of women in the industry, and yes, she believes she can be a model, and a darn good one. Wilhemina clearly agrees.
“I think I’m the face of ‘yes you can.’ I’m a small town girl who has followed her dreams,” she said in an interview with Us Weekly. “Yes you can be a mom, yes you can be a lawyer and yes you can be a model. When the opportunity presented itself some people asked me ‘Why?’ and I said ‘Why not?’ A supermodel started this company and she wanted to give power back to the women and I think I stand for the same things. I have the opportunity to show people that beauty can come in every size, shade, color and age. It’s exciting and an adventure!”
While she would love the opportunity to be the face of a skincare brand, Parks is open to a lot, including showing a lot of skin. Pretty much all of it.
“I don’t mind baring it all, I have been wearing g-strings and baring it all really every season for seven years,” she said. “I had two children on national T.V. I love nudity! I’ve brought a lot of exotic entertainers on the show, so I love my body and I’ve got curves. I’m a mother of two children, so I’m not perfect, but I have no problem getting naked.”
She also told Us that she’s in great shape for this opportunity thanks to her revamped fitness regimen. It includes swimming daily and doing pilates with a reformer machine. And while they asked if she got her “revenge body” together after her messy divorce from Apollo Nida, Parks said it was a number of stressors that pushed her to take better care of herself and focus on her happiness.
“Well, a lot of things happened in my personal life. Going through everything was so much stress, but then when it finished it was just effortless,” Parks said. “I feel like I turned into Benjamin Button and started aging backwards, I started being happy.”
She definitely looks great these days. And honestly, working it for the camera is nothing new for Parks. Check out her professional portfolio pictures by photographer Robert Ector, and a few times she slayed well before she signed that Wilhemina contract.