I’m 5’2, 40 years old, 140 lbs, brown skin, and bald.
No, I do not think I’m beautiful,
but what I lack in physical attractiveness,
I make up for in behavioral confidence.
I may not be your cup of tea,
but for some men and even women,
I have something that attracts them to me.
I keep my head high, as if I’m holding up a crown,
because there is always someone waiting for you to fall on the ground.
I walk like I’m a model,
5’9, slender and tall
but I’m really 5’2, 40 years old, 140 lbs, brown skin and bald!
Modeling will never be my career but I’ve always dreamed of doing it, so when a few weeks ago an associate posted in the BSOQ group that a designer was looking for some models for an upcoming fashion show, I said why not. I entered my information, sent my measurements and a full body shot. And some weeks later, I was going for my first fitting. A day later, my second fitting. And two days ago, I modeled in the the South African Freedom Day – Nelson Mandela Centenary Celebration at the Ritz Carlton Doha. The Designers were South African brand Urban Zulu and Qatar-based Nigerian Designer Romeo Ekene Paul from Romeo Paul. It was so much fun! I walked out amongst the crowd like I had been modeling all my life, like I had hair down to my ass, like I was American’s Top Model, like I was the most beautiful creature created and the crowd loved it! I received so many compliments afterwards and honestly if I never model again, it will be okay because how many people can say, they’re living out their dreams.
WELL I AM!
Check out some photos from the fashion show.
Here are some pictures of some of the other models:
I’d love to hear from you…What are your thoughts, is it better to be beautiful or confident?