Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Who is Ebony Davis?

Who is Ebony Davis? If you asked me this question an hour ago I really could not have told you.  But now I can actually say I know a lot about her. Our interview was really smooth and at some points did not even feel like one. She is a very down to earth girl who enjoys knitting and also has a special talent of calligraphy.  You definitely could not tell those were her favorite hobbies just by looking at her! Ebony is from New Jersey and she lives right around the corner from the talented musician Faith Evans, before moving there she used to live only a couple doors down from TV show host Wendy Williams. How cool is that?

 Ebony is a broadcast journalism major that plans on finding a rich man to marry after she graduates from Hampton University. Interesting to say the least, the reason she’s here is because she was in between committing herself to Hampton or Howard while her boyfriend was in between Hampton or Morehouse. Her boyfriend eventually decided to go to Hampton University so she chose the same thing. While in precollege he got in trouble and was then kicked out, soon after that, they broke up. You could tell she definitely would have attended Howard if it weren’t for him. 

Ebony idolizes many famous women but Eva Longoria take the spotloight, not because she is beautiful or talented but because  “i think she’s popping.”  Throughout the whole interview we shared many laughs at some of the corny similarities we had. Like the movie Titanic, I didn’t expect her to say that was her favorite movie because when I tell a person that’s my favorite movie they look at me crazy. “People always come up to me and say you look like your favorite movie is Titanic, like you would go outside and do Rose’s infamous pose at the top of the boat.”

As the interview came to a close I realized why my professor did this. It was a lesson in disguise, it taught me to talk to other people around me because you will never know how much you all will have in common and it also helps with networking!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The Fabulous Toccara

Many may know Toccara Jones as one of the losing contestants of Americans Next Top Model Season three, however she is definitely winning now without the help of Tyra and her entourage!  Toccara is one of my inspirations because she is not only beautiful on the outside but the inside as well and she knows exactly who she is. From day one seeing this bodacious aspiring model on Americas Next Top Model, i knew this would not be the last time seeing her face on the big screen.  After being on season three of ANTM, she quickly signed to Wilhelmina Models where she graced the covers of many magazines including Be, The Next Level  Magazine, Black Men, Black Hair, as well as having her own 16 page spread in Vogue All Black Edition.

Her success in modeling has led to even more exciting things for the twenty-nine year old including  appearing on VH1s Celebrity Fit Club, Celebrity Paranormal Project as well as hosting BET's The Black Carpet. She also has her own line of fitness tapes that includes how she recently went from being a THICK plus size model to being a FIT plus size model. With all of that going on she still went out and completed a reality dating show "The Ultimate Merger", where she was in search to find love.

Though she did not win Americans Next Top Model, she definitely showed that if you are really dedicated to what you are dreaming for, you can achieve it.  She has gained respect from many people due to her loyalty in being America's favorite plus size model.

To read more on Toccara Jones click here