it comes to sexy
themes. Keep in mind, this exact same pose was used
for Jennifer Aniston on the cover of Rolling Stone
magazine. While it caused some stir at the time, it
was mainly because it was one of the few times we’ve
seen a completely naked celebrity on a mainstream
magazine cover, not because it was provocatively
I was looking at this Facebook post today of newcomer Sareenah Davis at Natural Model Management, and I noticed some commenters seemed offended that she might not be wearing a bottoms. “She is…beautiful, but the bare hiney is bit much for the public” wrote one Facebooker. “[S]he is a VERY bad girl!” wrote another. This isn’t strong reproach obviously, but it reminded me of the double standard you often see with curvier women when
Kid Cudi's third studio
album takes listeners on a dark, psychedelic journey
through the artist's psyche. Cudi is known for
pushing the envelope with his music and aims to
reinvent himself after each release. He took complete
control of this album by essentially writing and
producing the entire project, which is a feat
unbeknownst to most rap/hip-hop artists.
While Indicud hasn't won Cudi any new fans amongst critics, it certainly has warranted him respect. The focal point of this album is whether Cudi can create an entire musical project by himself. Hence, you have extended instrumentals and tracks where he may take the backseat in lyrics and focus on production. This is most apparent when he collaborates with rhymeslayer Kendrick Lamar on "Solo Dolo Part II". While Lamar brings consistent lyrical fire ("Eternity, no such thing as time will tell / Infirmary, burn like magnetic combustion / Bad credit with me, and paramedics are hustling"), Cudi produces rather uninspiring lyrics ("Searching all day in the streets for DMT / Don't sip it, though -- it couldn't answer / Drip, drip all day -- bumping' MGMT, homie"). Granted, it is difficult to hang with the likes of a superior wordsmith, such as Lamar, but Cudi could have given us a bit more substance.
I am short that’s all there is to it. I’m barely 5’2” and come from a family of hourglass shaped women with a tendency to put on weight on our bottoms and tummies. I’ve struggled with my own perceptions of my weight as well as outside pressure from society and within my own family.
2. Have you been
approached by any of the major urban magazines to
shoot and which one would you most like to be
Actually I'm supposed to do a photo shoot for "Blackmen Magazine" but our schedules are not in sync right now… But we are planning to shoot soon.
3. How about those stats - height, measurements, etc.?
About my stats, I don't really know because in France we don't say it the same. All I know is that I'm 5.2 feet and 145 pounds.
4. Other than Twitter, do you have a Facebook or any other websites you'd like to promote?
I used to have a Facebook page but I deleted it. I have Instagram: karry_Frenchy
5. What is your ultimate goal in the entertainment and when can we see you next?
My ultimate goal would be acting. And you might see me a lot soon
Oh, and she’s a Cancer (NOTE: the see comments sections below for add’l pics of Karry)
I see you are in
the latest issue of SHOW. How did that come
I submitted photos and had the look they were going for. Had to audition to see if I really looked as I did in real life. Went to the audition in LA and was told I would be in an upcoming issue. Also, I was persistent on twitter, had been on a few blogs, and had a great portfolio that showed my potential. Plus there aren’t a lot of Brown skin girls in the game with no tattoos piercing and all natural bodies. I think I have a totally unique look you would never think a girl like me would come from a small suburb…
What are your main goals in urban modeling?
My goals are to become a brand, a household name. I want to be seen and profit without compromising my beliefs.
Do you see yourself getting into acting/using this as a platform for something bigger in entertainment, or are you just bestowing your beauty on the world in your peak years?
I would say both. I am all about beauty and fashion and can act I grew up a pageant girl so...it just comes natural. I hope to get into fitness because I can do that until the day I die.
What is your ultimate career goal (e.g., what do you wanna be when you grow up)?
I’m a makeup artist by trade so...beauty is a way of life. I want to continue my brand to still profit even if I quit I still continue to generate revenue from my images and merchandise.
So far, what is your favorite thing about this genre of modeling and what is your least favorite thing?
Any thoughts on
your sudden popularity on the net? Can we expect a
future Facebook page or Twitter?
Hmm I don't quite think much of it, because I'm not too well known. But I would like to thank those who are my "fans" definitely makes me want to keep on keeping on. And yes in the future you can expect a Facebook or twitter! Just not sure when that will be. Such a tease ha
What sign are you (old school)
Pisces of course.
Take for just one example
Olivia Munn (above). She went
from chomping hot dogs on “Attack of the Show” to
garnering a leading role in Aaron Sorkin’s much
anticipated new HBO drama, “The Newsroom.” Munn just seems
like one of those self-effacing women who can hang
out with the boys and have a beer, even though
they’re all secretly crushing out on her. There’s
value in that.
Just ask Mal Malloy. With her casual, approachable demeanor she represented the antithesis of the brittle arrogance flaunted by your typical urban model, and it was refreshing for people. Hence, her popularity. People will continue to do what comes easiest. But for the few willing to challenge themselves and who have everything else in place, you may find success comes faster than you’d imagined.
Q: What shop do you work
RIO: Young Guns Studio on Hollywood Blvd.
Q: The 2 portraits on your back are beautiful, who are they?
RIO: Both of my grandma's as young women, they were beautiful people.
Q: On the few days that you get to yourself, what do you do to relax?
RIO: Surf, dance, yoga, gardening, playing with my dog. I dabble in a lot of hobbies. I also try to love life as much as possible, every day. Also did I mention I'm fire dancing now?
One of my faves. BUT...She tries to be too artsy with that old school burlesque type shit...She needs to put her ass in a thong and bend over...that's all the "art" we need from her.
Make no mistake, Bufﬁe,
CoCo and Melyssa Ford aren't hurting ﬁnancially by
any means, but they haven't turned Kim's kind of
proﬁts either. Bufﬁe's "bootynomics" has a following
for those in pursuit of the perfect proportions and
Mrs. Ice T continues to entertain on reality TV.
Melyssa had some cross-over appeal in the early
2000s, with lad mags and hit shows like "Entourage.”
Considered universally "sexy," she sadly could only
target a limited audience, predominantly the male
demographic, who historically don't buy women's
perfume, lip-gloss, clothes or sneakers. Given this,
should brands have taken the risk then and offered
her the opportunity to advertise with them? They did
Similarly (and more recently) Amber Rose, a physical type unseen in most fashion editorials (even though she looks absolutely stunning in spreads for Tandem, Vibe and Elle), has been unable to replicate Kim K’s success. Amber sports designers like Armani and Karl Lagerfeld at fashion week. Yet for all the fashion world's admiration, no label has made her "the face" of their latest purse or fragrance campaign. And unfortunately, lying on Kanye's lap for his exclusive line of Louis Vuitton sneakers doesn't count.