XIOX MAGAZINE Volume 2 Issue 7 - Page 14

What were the hardest obstacles in your career? How did you overcome them? One of the hardest things to endure for me was and is getting old! I overcame it by staying young and looking at life in a different way then others, I suppose? What was your most memorable situation in your career? One of the most memorable moments in my career would have to be when I was made into a mannequin, the first Black model to have her likeness made into a mannequin for department stores. You had a daughter when you were 19. How did you juggle both worlds? Actually I had Cairo, my first daughter when I was 18 years old. I managed it by taking her everywhere I went. We traveled to Rome, Africa, Bali, Paris, Milano, Miami; you name it she was there…. How many covers have you graced and what one most stands out to you and why? I have been on over 250 magazine covers in my career. The one that I love the most is this one of course!!!!! What client did you work with on your first runway show and what emotions were running through you as you stepped out on the catwalk? Do you realize how long ago that was for me? ü'Še´ÑÉ她œÑ¼É•µ•µ‰•Èµä­¥‘́¹…µ”¡…±˜Ñ¡”Ñ¥µ”„„„„1½°)]¡…Ёµ…­•ÕÀ…ÉÑ¥ÍЁ‘¥å½ÔÝ½É¬Ý¥Ñ …¹Ý¡¼¥¹ÍÁ¥É•½È¥µÁɕÍ͕å½Ôµ½ÍЁݥѠÑ¡•¥ÈÑ…±•¹Ñ́…¹Ý¡äü)Q=<59dQ<1%MP„„„„)]¡…Ё±½…Ñ¥½¸Ý…́ѡ”µ½ÍЁ¡…±±•¹¥¹œ…¹Ý¡äü)Q¡”µ½ÍЁ¡…±±•¹¥¹œ±½…Ñ¥½¸Ñ¼Í¡½½ÐÝ…́Áɽ‰…‰±ä%•±…¹ü%Ё݅́¥¹É•‘¥‰±ä‘¥™™¥Õ±Ð‘Õ”Ñ¼Ñ¡”™…Ð°Ñ¡…Ёݡ•¸Ý”)ÑɅٕ±•Ñ¡•É”Ñ¼Í¡½½ÐÍÝ¥µÍÕ¥ÑÌ°¥ÐÝ…́‘…å±¥¡Ð€È́¡½ÕÉ́½˜Ñ¡”‘…䁅¹•áÑɕµ•±ä½±¸MÝ¥µÍÕ¥ÑÌ°‘¥$µ•¹Ñ¥½¸)ÍÝ¥µÍÕ¥ÑÌüe•… °Ñ¡…Є%•±…¹üüe•… 'Še´ÍÕɔå½ÔÕ¹‘•ÉÍх¹“Š˜¸)Q•±°Ṍ…‰½ÕЁݽɭ¥¹œ½¸Ñ¡”•½É”5¥¡…•°Ù¥‘•¼)]½É­¥¹œ½¸Ñ¡”4Y¥‘•¼Ý…́¥¹É•‘¥‰±”¸%Ё݅́¡…ɐÝ½É¬…¹Ù•É䁱½¹œ¡½ÕÉ́‰ÕЁݕ±°Ý½ÉÑ ¥Ð¥¸Ñ¡”•¹¸)]¡•É”Ý…́¡½µ”‰…Í”Ý¡•¸å½ÔÝ•É•»ŠeЁÑɅٕ±¥¹œü)5䁡½µ”Í½µ•Ñ¥µ•ÌÝ…́¥¸A…ɥ̰½È9•Üe½É¬½È°!…Ý…¥¤°½È1½Ì¹•±•Ìü%Ё‘•Á•¹‘́½¸Ñ¡”å•…ȁå½Õȁ…Í­¥¹œü)]¡…Ё­••Á́å½Ô‰ÕÍäÑ¡•Í”‘…åÌü)5ä€Ð…µ…饹œ­¥‘́­••Àµ”‰ÕÍ䄄±½¹œÝ¥Ñ µäMÕÁ•Éµ½‘•±¥Í´ÍхÑṌ$¡…Ù”Ñ¼±¥Ù”ÕÀÑ¼„„„„„)%˜å½Ô…¸¼‰…¬¥¸Ñ¥µ”…¹¡…¹”Í½µ•Ñ¡¥¹œ…‰½ÕЁå½Õȁ…É••ÈÁ…Ñ °Ý¡…Ёݽձ¥Ð‰”…¹Ý¡äü)$¡½¹•ÍѱäÝ½Õ±‘»ŠeЁ¡…¹”„Ñ¡¥¹œ¸$Ý…́…¹ÍÑ¥±°½¹Ñ¥¹Õ”Ñ¼‰”‰±•Í͕Ý¥Ñ …µ…饹œµ½µ•¹Ñ́¥¸µä±¥™”¸ٕ¸Ñ¡”)‰…½¹•Ì…É”½½½¹•Ì¥¸Ñ¡”•¹„„)e½Õȁͭ¥¸±½½­Ì…µ…饹œ°Ý¡…Ё…É”å½Õȁ‰•…ÕÑäÍ•É•ÑÌü)]•±°¥˜$Ñ•±°å½Ô°¥ÐÝ½»ŠeЁ‰”„Í•É•Ð…¹åµ½É”¹½ÜÝ½Õ±¥Ðü)¼å½Ô¡…Ù”„ÍÁ•¥™¥Œ‰•…ÕÑäÉ½ÕÑ¥¹”ÿ €)]•±°$µ…­”ÍÕɔÑ¡…Ё$­••Àµä™…”¡å‘É…Ñ•°…¹$‘¼¹½Ð‘¼…¹åÑ¡¥¹œÑ¡…ЁɕÅեɕ́µ½É”Ñ¡•¸€ÄÀµ¥¸Ñ¼µä™…”¸) …¸å½ÔÑ•±°Ṍ…‰½ÕЁå½Õȁ‰•…ÕÑ¥™Õ°¡¥±‘É•¸…¹¥˜…¹ä½˜Ñ¡•´Í••´Ñ¼¡…Ù”Ñ¡”µ½‘•±¥¹œ¥Ñ ü)=˜½ÕÉ͔°$±½Ù”Ñ…±­¥¹œ…‰½ÕЁµä€Ð…µ…饹œ­¥‘Ì„1•ÓŠé͕”°Ñ¡”™¥ÉÍЁ¥Ì€ÈЁ啅É́½±…¹¡•È¹…µ”¥Ì …¥É¼A••±”…¹)Í¡”Ý…¹Ñ•Ñ¼µ½‘•°‰ÕЁ…™Ñ•ÈÝ”‘¥„É•…±¥ÑäÍ¡½Ü…±±•ƒŠqɽݥ¹œUÀMÕÁ•Éµ½‘•³Št™½È1¥™•Ñ¥µ”9•Ñݽɬ°Í¡”‘•¥´)•¥Ð¥Ì¹½Ð¡•È…±±¥¹œ¸ …¥É¼¥ÌÕÉɕ¹Ñ±ä‘•Í¥¹¥¹œ¡•È½Ý¸±¥¹•É¥”±¥¹”‘Õ”½ÕЁ¹•áЁ啅ȸ$¡…Ù”„€ÄЁ啅ȁ½±¹…µ•)QɕäA••±”µ9坅ɐ°¹½ÜÑ¡…Ё¥ÌÑ¡”MÕÁ•Éµ½‘•°½˜Ñ¡”Á…¬¸!”¥ÌÑ…±±•ÈÑ¡•¸µ”°…¹$…´€ÛŠdNJt„Q¡•¸Ñ¡•É”¥ÌµäÑ¡¥É°)¨A••±”…¹¡”¥Ì€Øƒ ô…¹…¸…µ…饹œ‰…±°½˜ÁÕɔ•¹•Éä¸Q¡”±…Ñ•ÍЁ•‘¥Ñ¥½¸Ñ¼Ñ¡”Á…¬¥Ì°MѽɴM•­¡•ÐA••±”…¹Í¡”)¥Ì€äµ½¹Ñ¡Ì½±…¹©ÕÍЁ„™½É”Ñ¼‰”É•­½¹•Ý¥Ñ ¸Q¡•ä…É”…±°‰•…ÕÑ¥™Õ°…¹½¹±äÑ¡”…¹•±Ì­¹½ÜÝ¡…Ё±¥•Ì…¡•…)™½ÈÑ¡•´ü)%˜å½Ô¡…‘»ŠeЁ‰••¸„ÍÕÁ•Éµ½‘•°°Ý¡•É”‘¼å½Ô¥µ…¥¹”å½Õȁ±¥™”Ý½Õ±¡…Ù”½¹”ü)$…»ŠeЁ…¹Íݕȁѡ…ÓŠ˜]¡¼½Õ±üü