AN AWARD FOR NATURAL BEAUTIES: AMERICA’S NEXT NATURAL MODEL 2012
— $1,000 in cash, an Adrian Alicea photo shoot, an Iman Cosmetics makeover, Going Natural Hair Care products, endorsements and more —
Tiana Tamara Townsel – ANNM 2008
Nationwide(BlackNews.com) — Out of hundreds of beauties, only ten will compete for an Adrian Alicea photo shoot, an Iman Cosmetics Makeover, $1000 in cash, free Going Natural Hair Care products, endorsements and a whole lot more. All this takes place online in one of the fastest growing social communities today, Going-Natural.com, with over 25,000 members. The annual pageant, also known as Miss Nappturality, can best be described as America’s Next Top Model meets American Idol on the web. Read more…
I spent time watching a trailer for the film “Dark Girls,” directed by Bill Duke and D. Channsin Berry. Oddly enough, the clip was sent to me by a friend of mine who has spent her life being praised for being “light skinned-ed” and having the long, flowing hair of a black Marilyn Monroe. She eventually married a tall, dark man, leading me to wonder if she feels any guilt for receiving preferential treatment over something that should never have mattered at all.