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Fresh Ish: Runway Model Jourdan Dunn Makes History+The Christies' Daughter Chani Makes Her Debut

Because the YBF loves fresh faces....  
On Prada's F/W 08 catwalk today during Milan Fashion Week 
British 17 year old uber model Jourdan Dunn made history today by becoming the first black woman to grace the catwalk for Prada since Naomi Campbell did close 15 years ago.  And chick is Fabulous...  
With fellow uber model Chanel Iman
  Lots more pics of her over at The Fashion Spot and here.  Congrats to YBF chick Jourdan.   NBA couple Doug and Jackie Christie are letting their daughter hit the limelight even more than just their new reality show: Chantel "Chani" Christie is making an album (surprise surprise) and her first video is for her single "Here We Are Again".  And a little blurb about Chani from her label: She is an up and coming singer who is taking the recording industry by storm! She is a fresh young talent with a soulful and mature voice.  Chani is also an established model, whom has starred in several National TV Commercial's and 100's of fashion print campaign's as well as voice overs.  She is also an actress who aspires to be a good role model for her peers. Chani grew up in Seattle, WA and has a longing to visit Cabo San Lucas, Mexico someday.  Chani is the United States National Youth Ambassador on HIV/AIDS Awareness! She is also the Washington, DC YMCA Kids Outreach Spokesperson for 2008! Chani is currently starring in her very own reality TV show titled "Coming Up Christie"which will chronicle her journey of recording her first album titled 'MY DREAM' due out spring 2008. The single to it titled "HERE WE ARE AGAIN" was released January 25th 2008 and lastly, Chani will also be completing her first book this spring. Essence's Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon will be honoring a few fab chicks on February 21st. In the category of Television, prolific screenwriter/producer Suzanne de Passe, as well as the talented, young performer Jurnee Smollett will be honored. Nice. Stay fab!
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Maybe Prada will set the

Maybe Prada will set the example and other fashion houses will follow. I mean, does anyone have stats on other labels like YSL, Balenciaga, Herve Leger and how often they feature black models? Black celebs and the well-to-do rock those labels too and honestly, they could be worse than Prada when it comes to featuring black models. We gots to do our homework black people and KNOW these facts so we can buy accordingly. As for lil Chantel...gurl please! Ashanti and Rihanna already got the "Cute Black Girl Who Can't Sang" gig on lock, so you gon' have to find something else to do boo boo. And is it just me, or does the video look Mammy-Made?
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I am so proud of Joudan Dunn

I am so proud of Joudan Dunn chick is fabulous on a whole 'nother level! She better work! Anyway, Doug and Jackie please come and retrieve your seed! This is a hot mess and clearly YouTube and her record label are trying to destroy my soul slowly with the hot mess that was that song and her singing! I never thought I would ever be able to say this but this chick makes Ashanti sound like Aretha Franklin and that is really saying something. See what Irv Gotti and Murder Inc. have started! (LOL) I applaud the little lady on her civic accomplishments and her outreach achievement but at the end of the day she can't sing to save her life and why in the hell is she writing a book - who are you? Lord, please hold my mule!!!!! Jesus will indeed work it out!
Ms Nisha's picture

The sad thing is I am sure

The sad thing is I am sure the black people in the industry knew this but continue to sport their product on the red carpet. I remember (apprx 4yrs ago) when 2 young black men approached Paris Hilton about modeling for their jean line. They were very professional & when they walked away she called them stupid niggas. This was all over youtube. Why has this tramp continued to be invited to every A-list black party Diddy & Fiddy has had. SAD
Grace's picture

The chick in the first

The chick in the first pic...her poor legs look like friggin toothpicks. Too damn skinny. Okay I gotta rant for a second ya'll Chantel....UGH..another female with a pretty face NO VOCAL skills and a CD coming out??!! I am so tired of non singing PRETTY females. Damn can we get some real talent back? And a book? WTF anyone can drop a CD or write a book these days!!
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[quote comment="38805"]I

[quote comment="38805"]I can't believe Prada has not allowed a Black woman to grace the catwalk in 15 yrs...This info should have been broadcasted a long time ago. That's a damn shame! So much for sporting my chocolate Prada bag...I'm in boycott mode now![/quote] Right On!!!
ORION's picture

[quote comment="38802"]I

[quote comment="38802"]I don't people who can actually sing are scouted anymore. If u have money and the looks than u are an artist what happened to the real singers. I don't mean to hate.call like i see it n hear it. happy to see freash new faces on the runways.[/quote] I agree i don't think your hating it's the truth nobody sings anymore they just talk on all these records.
Ms.Hollywood's picture

yes i love joudan fresh all

yes i love joudan fresh all the way... wow prada had no black face on the catwalk for 15yrs... dang....
Ms. Wura's picture

Oh my. I can't even listen.

Oh my. I can't even listen. That is the worst singing EVER. Lol.
Jaquee's picture

Yeah. I'll remember to not

Yeah. I'll remember to not buy Prada when I make that money. LOL. But she is gorgeous!!! I like her look a lot better than the other girls, even though I'm proud of both of them. She just looks more sophisticated and model-ish.
Jaquee's picture

thank you, you two are tell

thank you, you two are tell the truth and nothing but. that girl can't sing, but here she is with a video and yep no real singers get play anymore.
KeKe's picture

WHOA she sounds HORRIBLE!

WHOA she sounds HORRIBLE! They need to quit with that!
bballerchic04's picture

Im sorry, homegirl is very

Im sorry, homegirl is very pretty, but I believe we have Cassie #2 on our hands... Lol!! Im just sayin... :-D
*Kerry*'s picture

LOL last comment, what is

LOL last comment, what is Jurnee being honored for?Not to sound like a hater or anything, but she still young....oh well, just me .
Sharonda's picture

If that Chani chick don't

If that Chani chick don't look like her momma lol.She has an ok voice.I mean WE ALL heard worse and they on the top.Talent don't live in the industry no more.With some major management I think she MIGHT have a chance. Damn Prada, 15 years?Someone was listening to Naomi.
Sharonda's picture

I can't believe Prada has not

I can't believe Prada has not allowed a Black woman to grace the catwalk in 15 yrs...This info should have been broadcasted a long time ago. That's a damn shame! So much for sporting my chocolate Prada bag...I'm in boycott mode now!
Gee Q's picture

[quote comment="38802"]I

[quote comment="38802"]I don't people who can actually sing are scouted anymore. If u have money and the looks than u are an artist what happened to the real singers. I don't mean to hate.call like i see it n hear it. happy to see freash new faces on the runways.[/quote] You aint hatin'... I feel you!!!
That  Chick's picture

[quote comment="38799"]So let

[quote comment="38799"]So let me get this straight, Prada hasn't had a black person walk their runway in 15 YEARS???? WTF???? Thats just sad!![/quote] Not only is it sad but why do black celebs go out & buy or accept these designers clothes too wear on red carpets b/c apparently there is no love for the black race or any other race that hasnt walked their runway.
TT's picture

To add to the Chani, if there

To add to the Chani, if there was some more BOOM it also bump harder.Something in the song is missing.
Sharonda's picture

I don't people who can

I don't people who can actually sing are scouted anymore. If u have money and the looks than u are an artist what happened to the real singers. I don't mean to hate.call like i see it n hear it. happy to see freash new faces on the runways.
Shashu's picture

that song it WACK!!! i've

that song it WACK!!! i've never heard of that model b4! she can give chanel a run for her money...literally 4th
Min's picture

Laaaaaaaaaawd, this chick

Laaaaaaaaaawd, this chick CANNOT sing. She sounds worse than Ashanti did when she first came out.
BEEKAY's picture

So let me get this straight,

So let me get this straight, Prada hasn't had a black person walk their runway in 15 YEARS???? WTF???? Thats just sad!!
The BKC's picture

Wow Jourdan is a really

Wow Jourdan is a really pretty girl!
Poca's picture

wow y'all be on it!!!! I just

wow y'all be on it!!!! I just hit refresh and there's a post with already 3 comments... dayum
ISIS77's picture

I meant first

I meant first
rooksgyrl's picture

First

First
Leori's picture

firt again ha!

firt again ha!
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