Shannade of the famed “Clermont Twins,” spoke out for the first time on social media since being found guilty of wire fraud and sentenced to prison. The Clermont twins rose to fame after appearing on the reality show “The Bad Girls Club,” and then went on to be featured as models in Kanye West’s Yeezy fashion show. The visibility gave the sisters a huge social media following they could leverage for sponsorship and promotion.
But their ascent came to a crashing halt when Shannade allegedly went on a “prostitution date” with a man named James Alesi in 2017. After the man passed out in his home, Shannade took his debit cards and went on a shopping spree and wired money to herself. The man later died from a toxic mixture of cocaine laced with fentanyl.
Shannade pled guilty to wire fraud and is serving one year behind bars. She told her social media followers that her time in jail has been a period of faith and detoxing.
“Hey everyone💕 Just wanted to thank you all for the endless support and love, it means a lot to me to be growing through all this with all the unconditional love I get from you guys. This journey hasnt been easy but I’m thankful to know that I’m going on my 6th month and soon it will just be another chapter to my story. God has a funny way of testing our faith but I’m doing his time….”
Continuing, “This has been such a detox for me and Im still learning so much about myself as a person and using this time to really better myself… Keep your shoulders back and your chin up high and dont let know one tell you different about yourself. Love you guys.”
At the time of her conviction, Shannade showed remorse for her “shameful actions,” and told Judge Naomi Buchwald that “Words can’t explain the sorrow I have in my heart,” AP reported.
The judge told Shannade that her case was one of moral ineptitude.
“When faced with a real test of character, you chose to steal his debit card information,” U.S. District judge said.