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ESSENCE MAGAZINE IS LOOKING FOR THE NEXT ‘IT MODEL’

February 24, 2010 3 comments

Essence Magazine is conducting a nationwide search for the new African-American “It” model. The winner–to be announced in May–will be featured in the September 2010 Fall Fashion issue of Essence and receive a one-year contract with Elite Model Management!

Live castings will be conducted in Atlanta, Los Angeles and New York.

An expert panel of judges comprised of Essence editors, Elite managers and fashion industry VIPs will attend each of the open castings to evaluate the entrants and 5 finalists will be flown to New York City for a special modeling boot camp, which will be documented for the “Making of an It Girl” web series on ESSENCE.com. The ESSENCE.com audience will cast their votes to help select the grand prize winner from the 5 finalists.

Click here for Submission Guidelines and online Application.

[Thanks Ronke]

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VIDEO: THE GUARDIAN INTERVIEWS UK RAPPER GIGGS

February 24, 2010 18 comments

Not only did the Guardian interview Giggs, it looks like the journalist actually visited him in Peckham…

Well I’ve seen it all now….

VIDEO: THE COMPLEXION OBSESSION (PART 1)

February 24, 2010 4 comments

Part one of the documentary ‘The Complexion Obsession’ takes a look at Hip Hop video models, and why the industry tends to favour light skinned women over dark skinned women.

Yes the light skinned / dark skinned debate still rages on in 2010!

UK NEWS: AKON LEAVES CAPITAL FM AFTER JUST ONE SHOW

February 24, 2010 2 comments

On February 8th I posted the news that Akon would be hosting his own weekly Saturday evening show on 95.8 Capital FM.

Well that business relationship didn’t last long because today Social Writers Blog reports that the singer has left Capital after hosting just one show.

A spokesperson from Global Radio said in a statement,

“Due to Akon’s commitments, including working on a brand new album, we won’t be broadcasting a regular show on 95.8 Capital FM for the time being.”

So they didn’t think that this would be an issue before they offered him the role?

WHAT REALLY HAPPENED CAPITAL?????

I still don’t even understand why they decided to give him his own radio show in the first place!

Hilarious!

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