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February 20, 2009

Model Moment: Jessica White

Jessica White (born 1984 in Buffalo, New York) is an African-American model and occasional actress.

At the age of 16 she was scouted in her hometown of Buffalo, New York and had gone to Personal Best modeling school, run by Susan Makai, at age fourteen. Then was whisked off to Paris where she signed a contract with the IMG agency. In the next six months she landed campaigns for CoverGirl, Chloé, and Gap.

She was soon walking the runways for New York’s top designers including Ralph Lauren, Oscar de la Renta, Marc Jacobs and Tommy Hilfiger. Tyra Banks dubbed her “the model of her generation. In June 2007 White signed a contract with Maybelline making her the only African-American model to have ever had two make-up contracts in her career.

She has done pictorials for Harper’s Bazaar, Teen Vogue, King and covers shots for Surface and Trace magazines. In 2003, White was chosen for a coveted shoot in Sports Illustrated’s famed Swimsuit Issue. She was also featured in the 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008 and 2009 issues. In 2005, she became the first African-American model to be featured in three consecutive editions of the annual feature.

In addition to working with world class photographers she was the object/subject of several Joanne Gair body painting works in these editions. She holds the distinction of being the only Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model to appear on the cover in a body painting although only as an inset. White is currently part of Elite plus in New York City.

Check out some of her photos from Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue

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To be continued…

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February 17, 2009

Model Moment: Bar Refaeli

Bar Refaeli was born on June 4, 1985 and is a Israeli top model: Bar Refaelimeasures 1,74m, 87-61-90.

Bar Refaeli is Israeli, she spent a happy childhood on a ranch in the countryside and began modeling at the age of 11. The Ford agency discovered her and at 15, she worked for fashion catalogs such as Castro and Pilpel, then Refaeli features in an advertisement for the brand Milki. Bar Refaeli won the title of “Model of the Year” in a beauty contest in 2000 and again in 2001.

At 20 years old, Refaeli is selected to represent the Renuar network and for productions abroad such as “Dim”, she appears in the French magazine Elle then in summer 2002 and winter 2003 catalogues. Refaeli collects publicity campaigns and magazine covers such as the March 2006 issue of GQ Italy. Refaeli is the first Israeli model to appear in the magazine Sports Illustrated.

Most important of all, Bar Refaeli is most famous for being one of Leonardo DiCaprio’s sexy girlfriends.

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Behind The Scenes With Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2008: Bar Refaeli

Bar Refaeli Photos Video

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February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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December 11, 2008

Model Moment: Hilary Rhoda

You may not recognize the name, but you surely recognize the face. Hilary Rhoda has been burning up the modeling scene with a series of appearances in one high-profile advertisement after another. She’s also worked runways around the world and popped up on the pages of magazines such as Harper’s Bazaar, W and Vogue.

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December 10, 2008

Model Moment: Eva Marcille “Eva The Diva”

The Reinvention of a Top Model: Eva Marcille aka “Eva The Diva”


Dubbed “Eva the Diva” at an early age by her family, this self-assured model-actress was destined for stardom. As a child, Eva Marcille always managed to be the center of attention, she says, and it’s no surprise with her sculpted looks and fun charm. The former winner of “America’s Top Model” opens up about her leap from runways to daytime TV.

Beauty & Brains

Eva attended Atlanta’s Clark Atlanta University, where she majored in speech communications with an emphasis in theatre and minor in criminal justice. The California native had been granted early admission into Vanderbilt Law School when she was selected to be a part of the third cycle of “America’s Next Top Model.”

“I never dreamed winning “Top Model.” My best friend wanted to try out, so I went along to support her,” says Eva. The brown-skin beauty beat fellow contestant Yaya Da Costa. Although Eva was a giant on the runway, she is the shortest winner of “Top Model,” proving her presence both on and off camera is larger than life.

From Pigford to Marcille

Using her power of persuasion, Eva has flawlessly made a career name change from Pigford to Marcille (Marcille is her middle name) a nonissue. When asked why she switched it up just a year ago, she simply says, “I am focusing on acting, and in the modeling industry I am known by Pigford. When I went to castings, my name was immediately associated with modeling. I had to help myself and my career, and now when I go to castings Marcille has no preconceived notions.”

Team Tyra

“I am a part of the ‘Top Model’ fraternity. I speak to Tyra every so often. I saw her at the Emmys, because I was there for the show (‘Young & the Restless’) and was so excited to see her win. At the end of the day, I owe her for the opportunity,” says Eva. Although “America’s Next Top Model” made her famous, Eva has been modeling and acting since her freshman year in college.

Art Imitating Life

“The Young & the Restless” star ironically plays a character named “Tyra” on the show, which Eva claims has no association with Tyra Banks. “Maria Bell, the head writer and executive producer on the show, actually names characters based on the real-life names of her friends and family. A personal friend of hers has a daughter named Tyra and that’s where the name originated from, ” explains Eva.

Holiday Cheer

Dreaming of a white Christmas, Eva enjoys the holidays at the popular California ski destination Big Bear Lake, located in the San Bernardino Mountains. She and boyfriend Lance Gross started the tradition of heading to Big Bear one year ago, and they’re hoping to make the occasion even more special by bringing both their families along. Are these signs of 2009 wedding bells?

Island Fever

A true jet-setter, Eva plans to enjoy some sun and fun in the Caribbean this New Year’s Eve with beau Lance, who plays Calvin Payne in the TBS sitcom “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne.” Eva dishes that they will be vacationing with Lance’s boss, Mr. Tyler Perry himself. We love when business mixes with pleasure.

Shop Till She Drops

“I absolutely love to shop! I hit Black Friday up like you won’t believe. From Rodeo to Barneys to Saks to Neiman’s,” says Eva. The star can’t live without her designer duds. She says she is never caught without her big Louis Vuitton handbag; has so many shoes she had to inlist the help of the Container Store to manage her many stylish options; and adores clothes from Gucci and YSL. Although you see her usually decked out in glamorous get-ups, she owns more than 400 pairs of jeans. Steal Eva’s style by wearing one of her favorite denim designers. She turns to Rock & Republic and Dave Ray for that perfect fit.

Beauty on a Budget

Wonder how Eva keeps her skin looking tight and right? She swears by Ponds Cold Cream Cleanser, just $3.14, at Ponds deep cleans without drying out the skin, keeping you looking radiant and refreshed. With a work schedule that varies from day to day, Eva needs to look rested so she can be her best on the “Young & the Restless.”

Model Moment

When asked to reflect on her most memorable model moment, Eva says, “Sitting front row at the Versace show during Milan Fashion Week–about four seasons ago. I stayed with Donatella (Versace) at her Lake Como mansion and it was just amazing. I went shopping at the Versace store, and when you are with Donatella, you just pick out what you want.” Oh, what a dream. We wonder how many bags of clothes she carried out the store with her? The beauty, who likes everything Italian, dishes that she loves to cook, and her favorite dish to prepare is spaghetti.

New Year, New Eva

Counting down to the new year, Eva gushes to that she is “dying for the inauguration of Barack Obama. The budding starlet also confesses she wants to live more “green” and that Eva is actually the name of a popular biodegradable fabric used to make stylish organic clothing. Going green never looked so good, with celebs like Eva demonstrating the partiality of taking a sustainable approach to life. We love the organic cotton collection launched by H&M early this year that is not only cheap, but very chic.

Game Girl

Eva loves to play video games. The California cutie keeps a pink Game Boy that she has adorned with butterflies with her at all times. Her favorite game is Mario Brothers, and even though she has conquered the game many times she enjoys playing it over and over again.

Interviewed by Qianna Smith @
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