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Tyra Hearts The Black Italian Vogue Models+New Music From Michelle Williams

Tyra brought on all the models of Vogue Italia's Black Issue to tape an episode of The Tyra Banks Show.  The models were spotted on West 26th street in NY looking fabulous as ever. Tyra donned her best wax figure look with her fresh crimped out lacefront and painted on makeup.   Model Beverly Johnson was there.  And she's still got it.   Chanel Iman looked fab even though chick looks like she'll break a leg stepping up on a curb.   More pics of the models and new music from Michelle when you read the rest...   Model Noemie Lenoir was there looking gorgeous. So was Selita.  Loving this whole look. Model Stacy McKenzie was there.   



Toccara was looking fab too. And a pic of all the models--including Jessica White.  
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    Check out Michelle's 3 newest tracks off her upcoming album Unexpected: The Greatest Thank You Unexpected   The album is now set to drop October 16th.  
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Beverly's feet are light

Beverly's feet are light because she golfs all summer wearing socks. The model with her is her daughter, Anansa. She's signed with Wilhelmina Models and she never dated Kobe. She has her MBA and is coming out with her own plus size clothing line.
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The lady w/ Bev Johnson is

The lady w/ Bev Johnson is her daughter. She used to be a high fashion model but got tired of starving so she gained weight and just started plus size modeling.
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Cleopatra was black.. the

Cleopatra was black.. the lies that they tell us about her being partially greek is BS. Egyptians cut their hair because of lice, it was a preventive measure... Read people.. Read!! What greek is going around in a braid wig and gold? Don't believe the lies! It is all written literally on the walls... brown/black people with gold and cornrows. Weaves are fine until women start wearing it to define themselves as being less black. I have a problem with women who hate themselves so much that they would put poison on their head despite the damage to make their hair straight. I have had it all..relaxer, braids, weaves...now back to natural but when I had a straight weave I was still black. The women who have their ends falling out all to keep a relaxer is crazy and then use a weave to cover up the damage is crazy. If you just choose to go straight with a weave for style sake..no problem but if you are doing it to cover up insecurities and damaged hair... you are nuts.
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[quote comment="175862"][quote comment="172776"]Thanks BMW for your tips on hair. However, since the beginning of time Black women, who ruled in Egypt and in Africa, have worn wigs. In Egyt Queens like Cleopatra and Nefertiti would shave off their real hair to wear the creations that was a symbol of power and being rich. Royalty were the only people to wear wigs back then. Reading is fundamental by the way...you might learn a thing or two, other than what Rhianna is doing what her hair, and what type of statement she is making for others to follow her and cut off their hair. Also, wearing a weave right require more time and money than taking care of your real hair. Not only that, you have to treat your hair even more!!! Which is a hassel onto its self, especially if you have hair. Also, Rhianna like any other entertainer, is just that. An entertainer. And trust me, when she put a new CD out, she will be looking for a new look to promote her CD...and don't be surprised if SHORT is not IN when she does. And that is Beverly Johnsons daugher Anansa. Peace.[/quote] The women in Egypt that wore wigs didn't do so cause they were conquered by Europeans. They (the Hierarcy) wore wigs because the were required to have clean heads (shaven due to initiation) and their wigs were styled like their hair texture meaning they were not trying to inmate anyone else. I have no "hate" for these sistahs, just wish that we didn't have the need to process themselves to inmate anyone else's standards of beauty...ya'll got it twisted. I'm so sorry I days late on this because there's alot of wrong infomation up in here![/quote] Oh, and Cleopatra wasn't Black and wasn't to be honored! She was a very unattractive woman of Greek decent...thought you should know!
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Wow, I guess Nigerian model,

Wow, I guess Nigerian model, and wife of Luca Luca designer, Oluchi, did not make the cut, huh? Interesting....
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[quote comment="172776"]Thanks BMW for your tips on hair. However, since the beginning of time Black women, who ruled in Egypt and in Africa, have worn wigs. In Egyt Queens like Cleopatra and Nefertiti would shave off their real hair to wear the creations that was a symbol of power and being rich. Royalty were the only people to wear wigs back then. Reading is fundamental by the way...you might learn a thing or two, other than what Rhianna is doing what her hair, and what type of statement she is making for others to follow her and cut off their hair. Also, wearing a weave right require more time and money than taking care of your real hair. Not only that, you have to treat your hair even more!!! Which is a hassel onto its self, especially if you have hair. Also, Rhianna like any other entertainer, is just that. An entertainer. And trust me, when she put a new CD out, she will be looking for a new look to promote her CD...and don't be surprised if SHORT is not IN when she does. And that is Beverly Johnsons daugher Anansa. Peace.[/quote] The women in Egypt that wore wigs didn't do so cause they were conquered by Europeans. They (the Hierarcy) wore wigs because the were required to have clean heads (shaven due to initiation) and their wigs were styled like their hair texture meaning they were not trying to inmate anyone else. I have no "hate" for these sistahs, just wish that we didn't have the need to process themselves to inmate anyone else's standards of beauty...ya'll got it twisted. I'm so sorry I days late on this because there's alot of wrong infomation up in here!
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Wow, I guess Nigerian model,

Wow, I guess Nigerian model, and wife of Luca Luca designer, did not make the cut, huh? Interesting....
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Where is Naomi Campbell??

Where is Naomi Campbell?? This is BS without Naomi... Why are black models getting lighter?? Jessica White should be an angel not Selita Banks. Beverly Johnson will always be an idol of mine but what is up with the blonde wig? We should just leave the white world of fashion and create our own.... displaying our various colors and body shapes.
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^^^ lolol. . .smh. . .bitter

^^^ lolol. . .smh. . .bitter much?? its kool tho
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I give a hug to eveyone who

I give a hug to eveyone who knows and understand the truth! if you don't, read a book!
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Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaamn!!!!

Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaamn!!!! Would somebody please, I repeat PLEASE feed that Chanel-chick!!!!!!!!? She looks about one breeze away from being gone with the wind!!! I haven't been that skinny since I was 3 years old, uhmmm actually I've NEVER been that skinny!lol...
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Tyra is so fake and insecure.

Tyra is so fake and insecure. Check out the body language as she stands next to real women (competition) Tocarra and Beverly
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I don't like Stacie Kinzie's

I don't like Stacie Kinzie's outfit. It looks like an old gym uniform I was FORCED to wear!
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p.s. : one more cyber-hug for

p.s. : one more cyber-hug for all my beautiful black women whether your all natural, permed out, weaved up, wigged out. . .kudos to you ALL. . .we're all gorgeous, regardless of whats sitting on our heads :-)
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[quote comment="174734"][quote comment="173055"][quote comment="172807"]Also, the word "HATING" is so third grade.[/quote] as is looking down on someone for doing what it is their GOD-given right to do. ugh, im done. . .and disgusted. . .and the unnecessary negative comments are incessant i see. . .cmon black folks, do better. . .[/quote] Ladies. Ladies. Ladies. We are all entitled to our own opinion. Doesn't mean the other is wrong. The back and forth is not helping. Every opinion is welcomed here. No need to get the fists up. Now on another note: "pure sophistication" you better take your pic down sweetie. Your beauty is blinding me. Mmm mmm mmm your silky hair is spectacular. Do your thing girl![/quote] Awww, thanks mama!! *cyber-hug*, lol. . .Lets just send up a quick thank you for electric styling tools, lol
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[quote comment="174567"][quote comment="174299"][quote comment="172637"][quote comment="172579"][quote comment="172572"]I agree... WEAVE OVERLOAD-I REPEAT-WEAVE OVERLOAD!!! I know women love hair, it's just an accessory, it's fun, it's playful. BUT, it's too much. And the white girls do it too, so I'm speaking to them too, but particularly US. The myth that our hair grows slow is just that - a myth, or the excuse celebrities love - a la Gabby Union and such "Oh I just wear the weave to let my hair breathe, it grows so fast with the weave..." Girl, BYE. If your hair grew so fast why are you still wearing the weave 7 years later?? It's lazy and triflin. lol. I wore a weave for 2 years and it was nice and all but one day I was like I want ME back. 100% me. I'm just sayin. Are you gonna wear it your whole life?? Men like to see our *faces*. And long hair is sexy at times, but it's just too much! Using all these tools just to look like Jessica Simpson or somebody, glue, lace, clips, pliers, tape, concealer, thread, needles, ... GOODNESS! Thank GOD Rhihanna has counteracted some of the weave overload with her short cut inspiring some sistas to just be themselves!![/quote] Yes,girl. Just, yes... :)[/quote] LOL! I choped my hair off four years ago( I got flack for it because my permed hair was long) Now it falls pass my shoulders with no perm! all our hair needs is a good deep conditioner. when i want my hair straight(which rarely happens) I wash and hot iron it real good! I think weave is silly,especially when most women wearing it on the street look tacky.[/quote] I agree! I cut off my hair two years ago to grow locks. My hair is definitely healthier and I get a lot more compliments than my permed up/weaved up counterparts. I will say that some chicks will look a HAM w/o a perm, but all that coloring and weaving is a bit much. I don't think trying to have hair like a white women is worth the damage.[/quote] Okay, but if you are lacefronting it...what is the damage? Your self image??? I am confused. In one end, its embrace your hair...then you have the people who love the straight look...okay, so they don't perm their hair, they decide to do a wig...then they still have to hear people talk ish about them? I am really trying to figure out what is the point to this? We have to many strong Black women, Oprah, Maya Angelo, Dorothy Height, Michelle Obama, who use a straightening comb, flat iron, weave, etc. but they are still BLACK AND STRONG and make more money and have more power than all of us sitting here talking about ish that is not really relavant. Can't a person, who is black, like their hair straight, without it being said they want to be white? And if they can't then why are so many black women going to dreds...could it be because that is the only way their hair will grow past their shoulders??? I had a stylist once told me, when I decided to go natural, that I would never get my length back, unless I grew dreds. I said I don't want dreds...6 years later, I have natural hair that comes to the middle of my back. She was shocked, and I was a little as well...however, when it is washed, it curls up so tight...and I get it blown out...and then a flat iron does the rest. I get more compliments than my counterparts who have dreds...from Black women, asian women, and white women. I love my hair and I love being Black, I love my hair striaght and I don't really care who likes it, and who doesn't.[/quote] They told me the same thing! If I chop it off my hair will be short for the rest of my life! my hair grew like crazy! and my old stylist didn't understand it either! my hair grew faster in its natural state compared to it's permed state. I can't believe a hair professional told me that my hair wouldn't grow, that just shows that even the so called hair stylist know nothing about hair growth or health! I took care of my hair, and it grew like wild flowers. I never said straight hair was bad, I just claimed a perm and weave was bad. If people want to get mad about their weave crypt obession they can stay mad! I love my kinks and curls! I had one of my half sisters (she loves the weave) pull my hair when I got it flat ironed (at my sister's request for her wedding), she couldn't believe it! she was one of the people who also told me that I would regret it! now she just starrs at my hair wishing she had the same thing!
BMW's picture

[quote

[quote comment="173055"][quote comment="172807"]Also, the word "HATING" is so third grade.[/quote] as is looking down on someone for doing what it is their GOD-given right to do. ugh, im done. . .and disgusted. . .and the unnecessary negative comments are incessant i see. . .cmon black folks, do better. . .[/quote] Ladies. Ladies. Ladies. We are all entitled to our own opinion. Doesn't mean the other is wrong. The back and forth is not helping. Every opinion is welcomed here. No need to get the fists up. Now on another note: "pure sophistication" you better take your pic down sweetie. Your beauty is blinding me. Mmm mmm mmm your silky hair is spectacular. Do your thing girl!
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[quote

[quote comment="174299"][quote comment="172637"][quote comment="172579"][quote comment="172572"]I agree... WEAVE OVERLOAD-I REPEAT-WEAVE OVERLOAD!!! I know women love hair, it's just an accessory, it's fun, it's playful. BUT, it's too much. And the white girls do it too, so I'm speaking to them too, but particularly US. The myth that our hair grows slow is just that - a myth, or the excuse celebrities love - a la Gabby Union and such "Oh I just wear the weave to let my hair breathe, it grows so fast with the weave..." Girl, BYE. If your hair grew so fast why are you still wearing the weave 7 years later?? It's lazy and triflin. lol. I wore a weave for 2 years and it was nice and all but one day I was like I want ME back. 100% me. I'm just sayin. Are you gonna wear it your whole life?? Men like to see our *faces*. And long hair is sexy at times, but it's just too much! Using all these tools just to look like Jessica Simpson or somebody, glue, lace, clips, pliers, tape, concealer, thread, needles, ... GOODNESS! Thank GOD Rhihanna has counteracted some of the weave overload with her short cut inspiring some sistas to just be themselves!![/quote] Yes,girl. Just, yes... :)[/quote] LOL! I choped my hair off four years ago( I got flack for it because my permed hair was long) Now it falls pass my shoulders with no perm! all our hair needs is a good deep conditioner. when i want my hair straight(which rarely happens) I wash and hot iron it real good! I think weave is silly,especially when most women wearing it on the street look tacky.[/quote] I agree! I cut off my hair two years ago to grow locks. My hair is definitely healthier and I get a lot more compliments than my permed up/weaved up counterparts. I will say that some chicks will look a HAM w/o a perm, but all that coloring and weaving is a bit much. I don't think trying to have hair like a white women is worth the damage.[/quote] Okay, but if you are lacefronting it...what is the damage? Your self image??? I am confused. In one end, its embrace your hair...then you have the people who love the straight look...okay, so they don't perm their hair, they decide to do a wig...then they still have to hear people talk ish about them? I am really trying to figure out what is the point to this? We have to many strong Black women, Oprah, Maya Angelo, Dorothy Height, Michelle Obama, who use a straightening comb, flat iron, weave, etc. but they are still BLACK AND STRONG and make more money and have more power than all of us sitting here talking about ish that is not really relavant. Can't a person, who is black, like their hair straight, without it being said they want to be white? And if they can't then why are so many black women going to dreds...could it be because that is the only way their hair will grow past their shoulders??? I had a stylist once told me, when I decided to go natural, that I would never get my length back, unless I grew dreds. I said I don't want dreds...6 years later, I have natural hair that comes to the middle of my back. She was shocked, and I was a little as well...however, when it is washed, it curls up so tight...and I get it blown out...and then a flat iron does the rest. I get more compliments than my counterparts who have dreds...from Black women, asian women, and white women. I love my hair and I love being Black, I love my hair striaght and I don't really care who likes it, and who doesn't.
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[quote

[quote comment="172637"][quote comment="172579"][quote comment="172572"]I agree... WEAVE OVERLOAD-I REPEAT-WEAVE OVERLOAD!!! I know women love hair, it's just an accessory, it's fun, it's playful. BUT, it's too much. And the white girls do it too, so I'm speaking to them too, but particularly US. The myth that our hair grows slow is just that - a myth, or the excuse celebrities love - a la Gabby Union and such "Oh I just wear the weave to let my hair breathe, it grows so fast with the weave..." Girl, BYE. If your hair grew so fast why are you still wearing the weave 7 years later?? It's lazy and triflin. lol. I wore a weave for 2 years and it was nice and all but one day I was like I want ME back. 100% me. I'm just sayin. Are you gonna wear it your whole life?? Men like to see our *faces*. And long hair is sexy at times, but it's just too much! Using all these tools just to look like Jessica Simpson or somebody, glue, lace, clips, pliers, tape, concealer, thread, needles, ... GOODNESS! Thank GOD Rhihanna has counteracted some of the weave overload with her short cut inspiring some sistas to just be themselves!![/quote] Yes,girl. Just, yes... :)[/quote] LOL! I choped my hair off four years ago( I got flack for it because my permed hair was long) Now it falls pass my shoulders with no perm! all our hair needs is a good deep conditioner. when i want my hair straight(which rarely happens) I wash and hot iron it real good! I think weave is silly,especially when most women wearing it on the street look tacky.[/quote] I agree! I cut off my hair two years ago to grow locks. My hair is definitely healthier and I get a lot more compliments than my permed up/weaved up counterparts. I will say that some chicks will look a HAM w/o a perm, but all that coloring and weaving is a bit much. I don't think trying to have hair like a white women is worth the damage.
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[quote comment="172479"]I can

[quote comment="172479"]I can not find that issue of Vogue for the life of me. I want it for my babies when I have some. Hopefully by then these types of issue won't be so rare and there will be a dark skinned girl on the page somewhere, not African just dark. I am also geeked about the issues of Essence and Ebony featuring the Obamas. I'll be saving these for my babies too. I heart Tyra. She is crazy, but at least she is consistent.[/quote] I want that Vogue issue as well! I went to Barnes and Nobles and they told me they only received three copies!!!
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Tyra looks so damn FAKE! That

Tyra looks so damn FAKE! That hair on Beverly is killing me...and her too. Pic a new color and fit, Beverly. Never considered Toccara a model (not after the show atleast). Selita is pretty. Heck they're all pretty. Damn BLACK ppl are so good looking no wonder we get hated on. "Anyone who hates you is just mad they aren't you."
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You know, I think a few of

You know, I think a few of you are clearly missing the point. If you take a look at all the women lined up it is a pretty good representation of all the different shapes and shades that we come in. Of course they aren't all going to be dark, or all light. I think the point is we aren't African, we are African-American. It is something that can be argued to the end of time. The fact is though that we have been in America and it is ridiculous to think that, that wouldn't haven't influenced the way that we look. What some of you seem to have twisted is black women are never going to be just one thing. There is variety to us. That's what we should be proud of and celebrating. Straight hair,curly hair,tightly curled hair, etc.... I have people in my family dark as night with baby fine hair and the ones that are light skinned have the some of the thickest roughest hair you'll ever see. That was the point of Italian Vogue. To show our diversity. That's what makes us beautiful and special. We exude such a broad range. Appreciate that.
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[quote comment="172427"]The

[quote comment="172427"]The plus-sized model (i think) with beverly is very pretty[/quote] That's Beverly Johnson's daughter. I recognize her from Beverly's book that came out a long time ago.
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All the models look FAB.

All the models look FAB. Maybe that's why Tyra's trying so hard with all that hair and makeup. Notice when nobody's are on the show she looks relatively normal. I like Chanel Iman. Didn't want to at first for some reason, but I do :)
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Why are ALL the brown skinned

Why are ALL the brown skinned models in the back???
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[quote comment="173633"]Stacy

[quote comment="173633"]Stacy McKenzie i think i saw her on made one time and im pretty sure she was a tranny. i thought it was obvious but maybe it was just a look alike[/quote] She has a really deep voice but she's a woman.
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Oh & Chanel Iman needs a new

Oh & Chanel Iman needs a new stylist asap.. if I see her in a knee lenght dress & those damn boots one more time I'm gonna...... lol okay there's nothing I can do about it :( I just dont' like it.
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Stacy McKenzie i think i

Stacy McKenzie i think i saw her on made one time and im pretty sure she was a tranny. i thought it was obvious but maybe it was just a look alike
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So um.. where's Naomi?

So um.. where's Naomi?
Sarel's picture

[quote

[quote comment="172776"]Thanks BMW for your tips on hair. However, since the beginning of time Black women, who ruled in Egypt and in Africa, have worn wigs. In Egyt Queens like Cleopatra and Nefertiti would shave off their real hair to wear the creations that was a symbol of power and being rich. Royalty were the only people to wear wigs back then. Reading is fundamental by the way...you might learn a thing or two, other than what Rhianna is doing what her hair, and what type of statement she is making for others to follow her and cut off their hair. Also, wearing a weave right require more time and money than taking care of your real hair. Not only that, you have to treat your hair even more!!! Which is a hassel onto its self, especially if you have hair. Also, Rhianna like any other entertainer, is just that. An entertainer. And trust me, when she put a new CD out, she will be looking for a new look to promote her CD...and don't be surprised if SHORT is not IN when she does. And that is Beverly Johnsons daugher Anansa. Peace.[/quote] *ringing bell loud** Class has been dismissed!!!
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[quote comment="173093"][quote comment="172845"][quote comment="172818"]YAWN@ all the women bragging about their natural hair! The bottom line is you like natural hair and other's don't! What the heck makes you better for embracing your natural hair? You all sound like natural born haters! I LOVE weaves...I LOVE relaxing my hair...does that make me any less of a black woman..or does that mean I do not embrace my culture? Give me a break and get off your soapbox! Wearing weaves now equates to hate of black hair? That sounds so uneducated to me because black hair comes in so many different lengths and textures. Since you want to be so da*m natural take it all the way back...denounce anything European including clothing and research what you think your people are wearing in Africa and get some clothes made and rock those.[/quote] LOL! people in africa wear regular clothing like us!I've been to two African countries, lol! even some africans wear weave! I guess I should tell a white person who perms their hair to denounce the chemical curls and dress and act like a european! give me a break! I guess I should ship you to europe! you would blend end very well with the perm until the roots starts to show! Give me a break! lol![/quote] so i guess the fact that your hair is natural gives you the right to cry down anybody whose hair isnt like yours? And OBVIOUSLY everybody who perms and wears weaves, LF, FLW or extensions are all self hating, skin bleaching, becky loving house niggers? Sweeping generalizations only prove one's ignorance. . .[/quote] What are you talking about! here we go again with the extreme examples! lol! do you even know why black women even starting perming their hair! to fit in! it's 2008! what are you trying to fit into! wow! using the "N" word to prove a point! you showed your ignorance!
BMW's picture

[quote comment="172427"]The

[quote comment="172427"]The plus-sized model (i think) with beverly is very pretty[/quote] yes she is really pretty and dressed so well
Bee's picture

The cute girl Beverly Johnson

The cute girl Beverly Johnson is hugging is her daughter.
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[quote comment="172432"]What's wrong with Beverly Johnson's feet? They're like 3 shades lighter than her legs.[/quote] I think she was aiming to match her face with her feet... must be a new trend in modeling these days.
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Don't get me wrong, I admire

Don't get me wrong, I admire how Tyra has just taken such amazing control of her life but why does her smile always seem so forced and fake? Her smile in these pictures don't come off as genuiune at all. She looks like her wax figure from Madame Tussaud's. Wonder if it's true about her impending engagement/wedding? Anyone seen the rock? I love Selita's new hair cut and those shoes are cute. I wonder what she thinks of the Mariah/Nick union...seems she shook them off with her locks. Smart move, kid. Ms. Beverly is still working it! Show them young girls, how it's done! I wonder if that's her daughter, Anansa. Toccaro looks beautiful! She is one smart cookie, she took what was given to her and made it work (not to quote Tim Gunn) and now who even remembers who won her cycle of ANTM? Nothing can stop God's blessings, baby! Chanel Iman needs to be locked up in a KFC for about a month!
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[quote

[quote comment="172824"][quote comment="172820"][quote comment="172808"][quote comment="172776"]Thanks BMW for your tips on hair. However, since the beginning of time Black women, who ruled in Egypt and in Africa, have worn wigs. In Egyt Queens like Cleopatra and Nefertiti would shave off their real hair to wear the creations that was a symbol of power and being rich. Royalty were the only people to wear wigs back then. Reading is fundamental by the way...you might learn a thing or two, other than what Rhianna is doing what her hair, and what type of statement she is making for others to follow her and cut off their hair. Also, wearing a weave right require more time and money than taking care of your real hair. Not only that, you have to treat your hair even more!!! Which is a hassel onto its self, especially if you have hair. Also, Rhianna like any other entertainer, is just that. An entertainer. And trust me, when she put a new CD out, she will be looking for a new look to promote her CD...and don't be surprised if SHORT is not IN when she does. And that is Beverly Johnsons daugher Anansa. Peace.[/quote] are we in egypt now! the whole royalty thing is in my history book, it's not part of the present! I spend less money on my hair being natural comapared to it being very long and permed. Entrtainers wear weaves because of the styles they have to rock, and we all know black hair does not do well with too much blow drying and heat! did you read about that in a current book! lol! I can't believe you bhrought up the wig crypt fron the B.C. age, Lawd girl! ha ha ha ha ha I guess wearing a lace front makes you a queen in the present day! I can't tell if your for the weave or against the weave! where do you stand?[/quote] [quote comment="172776"]Thanks BMW for your tips on hair. However, since the beginning of time Black women, who ruled in Egypt and in Africa, have worn wigs. In Egyt Queens like Cleopatra and Nefertiti would shave off their real hair to wear the creations that was a symbol of power and being rich. Royalty were the only people to wear wigs back then. Reading is fundamental by the way...you might learn a thing or two, other than what Rhianna is doing what her hair, and what type of statement she is making for others to follow her and cut off their hair. Also, wearing a weave right require more time and money than taking care of your real hair. Not only that, you have to treat your hair even more!!! Which is a hassel onto its self, especially if you have hair. Also, Rhianna like any other entertainer, is just that. An entertainer. And trust me, when she put a new CD out, she will be looking for a new look to promote her CD...and don't be surprised if SHORT is not IN when she does. And that is Beverly Johnsons daugher Anansa. Peace.[/quote] I prefer NOT to read about the history of weave. I would rather read educational things. How does spending hundreds of dollars on weave less expensive than washing your on hair and putting cream in it?[/quote] LOL! I thought the same thing! is weave better because of the over priced value of it! I guess I have to read up on the history of the wig crypt! I just think that so many black women are obessed with weave to the point that they get mad when we talk about it because they know underneath all that mess is your real hair![/quote] So what do you say to a person who perms their hair every 6 weeks...I have natural hair!!! No chemicles goin on 6 years, and I am loving it!!!! I think that is overload when I go into my stylist chair and I see nothing but this white plaster being put onto Black women's scalp! Rhianna may not have a horse on her head...but she sure has white lye sitting on top of it!
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[quote comment="172845"][quote comment="172818"]YAWN@ all the women bragging about their natural hair! The bottom line is you like natural hair and other's don't! What the heck makes you better for embracing your natural hair? You all sound like natural born haters! I LOVE weaves...I LOVE relaxing my hair...does that make me any less of a black woman..or does that mean I do not embrace my culture? Give me a break and get off your soapbox! Wearing weaves now equates to hate of black hair? That sounds so uneducated to me because black hair comes in so many different lengths and textures. Since you want to be so da*m natural take it all the way back...denounce anything European including clothing and research what you think your people are wearing in Africa and get some clothes made and rock those.[/quote] LOL! people in africa wear regular clothing like us!I've been to two African countries, lol! even some africans wear weave! I guess I should tell a white person who perms their hair to denounce the chemical curls and dress and act like a european! give me a break! I guess I should ship you to europe! you would blend end very well with the perm until the roots starts to show! Give me a break! lol![/quote] so i guess the fact that your hair is natural gives you the right to cry down anybody whose hair isnt like yours? And OBVIOUSLY everybody who perms and wears weaves, LF, FLW or extensions are all self hating, skin bleaching, becky loving house niggers? Sweeping generalizations only prove one's ignorance. . .
pure_sophistication's picture

i love selita's shoes!!!!! i

i love selita's shoes!!!!! i remember stacy mckenzie from "the 5th element" she's been out for a while! go black models!!!
chocolateqt's picture

[quote comment="172807"]Also,

[quote comment="172807"]Also, the word "HATING" is so third grade.[/quote] as is looking down on someone for doing what it is their GOD-given right to do. ugh, im done. . .and disgusted. . .and the unnecessary negative comments are incessant i see. . .cmon black folks, do better. . .
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[quote comment="172806"]I

[quote comment="172806"]I [quote comment="172756"]yea i just scrolled up and re-read those comments. . .STR8 hateration!!!! smh[/quote] Sweety, learn to LOVE the kinky hair it IS BEAUTIFUL. IT IS TIME FOR BLACK WOMEN TO STOP WEARING weaves and wear their own hair for once!! Wearing weaves does NOT make you less black at all. @once again Do not be mad a Rihanna for not wearing a horse on top of her head.[/quote] Ok, first off, dont "sweetie" me. . .I find it demeaning and belittling, we aint friends. . .Secondly, im not sure how this post turned into weave bash. . .The point of the matter is that black women are finally being universally recognized for the beauty that we've long been ignored for. That "sweetie", is what I was getting at. Learn to look past the "flaws" that you think you see, and give praise where praise is due. The least you could do as a fellow black women is give these women, who have revolutionized the modelling industry and changed the beauty aesthetic, the praise that they so truly deserve. DAMN!!! again, smdh p.s. U know absolutely nothing about me, so u have absolutely no cause to tell me what i do and dont need to accept. I LOVE my hair; wore it natural till i was 19. However, i also appreciate the various looks that black women, with their plethora of tones, colors, shapes and sizes can so effortlessly pull off. If she's wearing a weave, more damn power to her. To each his own, we are all entitled to do whatever we choose with OUR OWN DAMN heads. I really dont understand. It doesnt in any way take away from your "blackness" or your "beauty" so what is the flippn issue?? My comment still stands, str8 hateration!!!
pure_sophistication's picture

I love Beverly Johnson and

I love Beverly Johnson and all but why do her feet look so much lighter thatn the rest of her body? Just a question.
JessB's picture

All of the women big and

All of the women big and small are fierce. Regarding Chanel, I seen a documentary on her and she's natrually skinny. I have a girlfriend who is like that, tall and thin and eats more than enough, but yet the only thing that gets big is her stomach and a few crunches takes care of that. I can't even hate on any of these women, they have all of the variety which demonstrates balck is beautiful in all shapes forms and colors. Oh yeah and must I add, the kicks these chicks are rocking are CRACK in a box. One last thing Iman is BEAUTIFUL. Glad to be who I am, I'll age gracefully as well. Work!!! !!!!
More than a HAND FULL's picture

Can someone please tell Tyra

Can someone please tell Tyra the 80's fashions made a comeback but not the hairstyles.Crimps I mean c'mon her hair is always a tragic mess.
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Most of y'all are some

Most of y'all are some haters. Bitch and moan about not having enough black models then they give us an entire issue devoted to black models and now they're not black enough? "Too skinny, too big, too weaved up, too light, damn if some of y'all ain't the most self-hating, low-self esteem having, embarrasment to our entire race group of women I don't know who is. Some of you are just so ignorant its ridiculous. All these women are beautiful and doing their thing so shut up. No other race has to "keep us down", its people like some of y'all who continue to keep black people down every day with your disgusting hatred and ignorance towards your own people. There is nothing wrong with being skinny and nothing wrong being fat, as long as your healthy do your thing. I have a cousin who is skinny like Chanel and she eats like a horse, she has low self-esteem because people tease her about being boney. It goes both ways you assholes, so the same way you praise a big girl and down a skinny girl or vice versa think about it. Ab or whoever the hell you are, promoting any kind of image is wrong, you should be worried about promoting being who you are no matter what your size is. I know plenty of women who are like that who are perfectly normal, the same way Ive seen 300 pound women who are normal, educate yourself you dumb bitch and dont you ever make fun of somebody because of what they look like you ignorant asshole.
misstiel's picture

you know guys im in south

you know guys im in south africa and here a girl like Chanel is not even looked at twice because she soooo skinning she looks unhealth.Toccara on the other hand looks great(shake them hips girl)
Luki's picture

Tyra is fierce!!!!!!!!! Hate

Tyra is fierce!!!!!!!!! Hate all ya'll want that is a BEAUTIFUL woman. It's funny how ya'll think Beverly looks better. LOL!!! Like she doesn't have on any make-up. Get real. Get it Tyra!!! Her skin is flawless.
lisha's picture

[quote comment="172881"]The

[quote comment="172881"]The model in the purple dress who looks white is Anna Cleveland. She is the daughter of Pat Cleveland one of the fiercest and more successful Black models back in the day. She is also extremely light, which is why she was so successful; her color didn't offend whites so much. Actually, that is Pat in the pink pantsuit standing in front of Anna.[/quote] No wonder she's so light! Her mother still looks good. Impressive info!
Ponygirl's picture

The model in the purple dress

The model in the purple dress who looks white is Anna Cleveland. She is the daughter of Pat Cleveland one of the fiercest and more successful Black models back in the day. She is also extremely light, which is why she was so successful; her color didn't offend whites so much. Actually, that is Pat in the pink pantsuit standing in front of Anna.
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THANK YOU

THANK YOU AnotherNatasha! Personally, I think it's almost kinda sad that all the Black models look like poor imitations of white girls. They probably don't see it this way, but all of them there together with 6 tons of fake white hair, several of them blonde, no less, 12 pounds of makeup that doesn't even match their skin tone, just lookin' phony as hell and not a true representation of black women. Yes, I know, a few are biracial, but come on people, what's wrong with black features or black hair? I seriously think there is some serious self-hate going on.
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[quote comment="172815"]PLease honey, (to ybf_oz), THAT AINT RIHANNA HAIR!!!! Not even that short haircut she has some tracks in her bangs, so just cos hair is not long doesnt mean it aint weave!!!! anyways, Selitas head is SUPER HUGE, Chanel Iman looks abso gorgeous!! and is that Fatima from ANTM in the last photo? U GO GIRL! better get that...[/quote] I stand corrected then.
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