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COVER GIRLS: "Love & Hip Hop" Chicks Mashonda & Yandy Create EGL Magazine

Looks like the "Love & Hip Hop" chicks are taking full advantage of their tv time and starting new ventures they can pub in between beat downs and catfights. 

 

Check out Yandy Smith's new magazine venture called EGL, where she ironically focuses on positivity, inside...

In between managing models and rappers and trying to break up fights, "Love & Hip Hop" star Yandy Smith started a new venture.  She says she's all about being a positive role model to women and young girls. So Yandy and her girlfriends have created their own magazine and jewel line called EGL.

To bring in the new year, she tapped singer/writer and fab chick Mashonda, former "Love and Hip Hop" castmate to be on the cover of her January 2012 issue (above).

Here's some behind the scenes and actual shots from the shoot with Yandy, Mashonda, and stylist Samantha Telfair, wife to basketball player Sebastian Telfair.  Plus a snippet of Mashonda's interview:

Loves Mashonda's look though.  She had a conversation with Yandy for her cover story:

So, tell us what life has been like after Love and Hip Hop?

"Life has been great, completely different to say the least. My reality on that show was authentic and totally real. I’m glad that segment of my life is over; it was very melancholic. Being on "Love and Hip Hop" opened my eyes to many things in my life, on and off the screen.

The moment you let go of whatever is negative in your life is the same moment you breathe.”

Hot.

 

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I love swizz to death but he

I love swizz to death but he is the one left her for fame. He doesn't love her, he loves what she has. Swizz and Mashonda had been together since they were not even famous... Very sad that "Hollywood" could change people and relationship.
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Yes but were they really

Yes but were they really happy? If so, why was he going out with so many other women and fathering children. Evidently something wasn't right. Women need to open their eyes and realize what men are doing to them, then don't only let them go but kick them to the curb.
Anonymous's picture

..Wow, she is still getting

..Wow, she is still getting attention all because of Alicia. No one knew who Mashonda was before she tried to ruin Alicia's career. I could see this one coming. Guess she picked the right woman to be jealous of because it sure did get her the attention she evidently so desired. But the other women, oh well that's ok they didn't know any better or she pretended not to even care. Hmm
Anonymous's picture

Forget the dumb stuff, who

Forget the dumb stuff, who made that dress Mashonda rockin???
Tia's picture

Professionally or personally

Professionally or personally I don't have lots of positive things to say about Yandy. However I respect any woman who uses her own mind to create wealth for themselves. Mashonda looks nice too. People misconstrue Mashonda as bitter but really she exposed a bitter situation. She could have said/done worse about her situation. Often times women get mistreated and it remains unspoken and when women expose theyre pain they're bitter? More power to Mashonda.
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Yes well she didn't need to

Yes well she didn't need to expose it the way she did. There is such a thing as going to court like a normal person and settling your differences. Why invite the whole entire world? Oh yes, ATTENTION. Hope she's enjoying all her new found success. NOT!
Anonymous's picture

Professionally or personally

Professionally or personally I don't have lots of positive things to say about Yandy. However I respect any woman who uses her own mind to create wealth for themselves. Mashonda looks nice too. People misconstrue Mashonda as bitter but really she exposed a bitter situation. She could have said/done worse about her situation. Often times women get mistreated and it remains unspoken and when women expose theyre pain they're bitter? More power to Mashonda.
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Professionally or personally

Professionally or personally I don't have lots of positive things to say about Yandy. However I respect any woman who uses her own mind to create wealth for themselves. Mashonda looks nice too. People misconstrue Mashonda as bitter but really she exposed a bitter situation. She could have said/done worse about her situation. Often times women get mistreated and it remains unspoken and when women expose theyre pain they're bitter? More power to Mashonda.
Jane Dillinger 's picture

This is not for young girls

This is not for young girls to read. being positive is NOT showing all of your private parts!
Anonymous's picture

I totally agree. Also she

I totally agree. Also she should have exposed her pain a long long time ago. She's gotten just what she wants FAME Even if it was at the expense of others.
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I totally agree. Also she

I totally agree. Also she should have exposed her pain a long long time ago. She's gotten just what she wants FAME Even if it was at the expense of others.
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Oh look Alicia, these are

Oh look Alicia, these are REAL legs... :) Ah... couldn't resist.... I know she's so past this and good for her. :)
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So what? That sounds so

So what? That sounds so superficial. Isn't there more to a woman than the physical gift God gave us?
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I LOVE YANDY. SHE IS ALWAYS

I LOVE YANDY. SHE IS ALWAYS POSITIVE ON THE SHOW AND SHE IS A RATIONAL PERSON! TEAM YANDY! NOW I CANT STAND THAT NASTY MOLE FACED LOUD MOUTH MANLY JIM JONES WOMAN. SHE IS LIKE A STEAMING DEVILISH BULL! SHE JUST UGLY AND MEAN SPIRITED FOR NO DAMN REASON. SHE IS ONE JEALOUS BIG LIP SISTER!
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What r u smoking yandy is

What r u smoking yandy is fake and a shit starter chrissy is the only real one on they show
Anonymous's picture

By "real" you mean fighting

By "real" you mean fighting people's battles for them and DEMANDING respect she clearly hasn't earned and by being a thug?? That Chrissy has some emotional and sychological damage only God can help her with
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Alicia wished she looked like

Alicia wished she looked like Mashonda #gorgeous!!
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Child have a big old seat.

Child have a big old seat. Alicia is Beautiful, inside and out, she doesnt need make up and fake boobs to make her look good, she is a natural beauty. She can have on jeans hair flying, no make up and still be absolutely gorgeous, dont know why you felt the need to bring up Alicia in a Mashonda post. When will you people let that chick have an identity of her own?
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You need to have a big old

You need to have a big old seat! You are one hatin ass chick Alicia ass will always be the homewrecker that she is she maybe pretty on the outside but the lies make her a very ugly person on the inside. mashonda body is bangin and alicia body is cottaged cheese thighs and cankles. tight jeans can always give an illusion.
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Oh I thought you typed

Oh I thought you typed bargain when refering to M's body, which to me sounds more right. I don't know how people can refer to AK as a homewrecker or lier just because of internet gossip and a jealous ex wife. Why would that be so much more believable than Alicia herself? Some people are so gulible. Mashonda will never see the day she is even half as beautiful as Alicia-inside or out. She's not a homewrecker. Maybe you should take a look at the women before her and wonder why Swizz and M were separated before laying into AK. Does insulting a beautiful make you feel better? There is absolutely nothing wrong with AK's body and at least she doesn't bounce when she walks.
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Perhaps, you should ask

Perhaps, you should ask Mashonda out on a date. You are very much into her body. The two of you would make a hot loving couple. Try asking her out!
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NO SHE DON'T! What is your

NO SHE DON'T! What is your problem? She is a very beautiful woman and has no manly features. I can't believe the comments about her. This woman is so gorgeous and elegant and classy. Nothing, I mean absolutely no reason anyone should even question her gender. Maybe some people just want her to be a certain way. Those are the people with problems.
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and you mad because?

and you mad because?
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I looked at their website, i

I looked at their website, i would support them.... but i just dont like the snake earings and bracelets!!!!! if they can come up with other styles or patterns?????
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I'm so happy there is

I'm so happy there is magazine that represents black women!!!! Yay!!!!
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SO happy about this. We need

SO happy about this. We need more positive BLACK magazines. I definitely will purchase.
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I love Yandys lips. She got

I love Yandys lips. She got that harlem talk.. Love her magazine and I love Mashonda from season 1. Wish she was on this season..
Anonymous's picture

I respect Yandy's hustle. I

I respect Yandy's hustle. I doubt anybody will be buying that when blogs are there, essence, ebony, sister with Jaime magazine is there. I still wish them the best.
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This looks very low budget

This looks very low budget and the magazine industry is very hard to break into and maintain. We don't think this was a great business deal. Stick to managing D list stars and selling cheap earrings. We love you tho Yandy!! #congratz LAUNCHING 2012 CLICK THE LOGO!! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
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This looks very low budget

This looks very low budget and the magazine industry is very hard to break into and maintain. We don't think this was a great business deal. Stick to managing D list stars and selling cheap earrings. We love you tho Yandy!! #congratz LAUNCHING 2012 CLICK THE LOGO!! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
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I can't knock Yandy! Yandy is

I can't knock Yandy! Yandy is capitalizing on whatever she has access to, at the moment. I hope she doesn't allow this reality show to continue to expose her personal being, because that's who and what she is, but continue to show her professionalism & possibly spin-off into a working reality show. Build the Bethanny Frankel empire! These women have every opportunity to utilize this platform for the positive. If they all could behave in the light they wish to be shown, there is no reason these reality shows shouldn't help them build an empire!!! Don't go the "Nene" "Evelyn" "Jennifer Williams" "Sheree" etc route & allow your image to become a laughing stock where no one wants to be associated with your brand. Look at Kim Kardashian, Bethanny Frankel, Tabbatha..etc
Anonymous's picture

Once again people stay

Once again people stay bringing up Alicia and Swizz's names whenever Mashonda is posted here. This is why people say she has nothing going for herself outside of them because people keep tying everything about her back to them. In all the pics I've seen and the way they speak about each other, both Alicia and Swizz look very much happy and at peace with their lives and their family, and Mashonda looks very happy with her life as well. As for this magazine, I appreciate the effort, but for me the whole reality show thing takes away from the positivity aspect. Yandy is intelligent and has other means to make money, so she must like the drama to agree to be part of something like Love & Hip-Hop.
Anonymous's picture

She had nothing going on her

She had nothing going on her own before them. No one even knew who she was so why should she have something going on after them? Oh yes, because she demanded the attention by including them. If it wasn't for Mashonda's big mouth and boo hooing to the magazines she would still be an unknown. So she's still riding Alicia's coattail. Truth hurts.
Anonymous's picture

I disagree. I think it goes

I disagree. I think it goes all ways around the board. Even when there are blog post about swizz and alicia people still bring up mashonda, adultery and homewrecking. This doesnt only happen to mashondas post. The 3 of them will have to live with this stigma in the urban community forever. Plus, the only people that think mashonda has nothing going for herself is the alicia key fans. So really everyone of them need to live and be happy and not care what WE think. They dont care about our lives.. yandy deserves credit for doing something positive. Shes the only one on the show now thats even making an effort.
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Yes the three of them will

Yes the three of them will have to live with this, thanks to big mouth Mashonda. I don't think she minds being tied to them because that's how she gets her attention. Without Alicia, Mashonda would be nothing. As far as this magazine, there is nothing in it that would interest me and she can thank Alicia again for anyone who might be interested. Keep hanging on Mashonda. What else will you do now that AK has made you famous? Or should I say you made yourself famous by using her.
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