Claire Ateku

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This gorgeous sun kissed beauty  is Claire Ateku.  Ateku is an aspiring model from Dallas,Texas. She attended Howard University and her family is from Kenya.  Here’s some more information about her.

On June 08, 1995 Claire Ateku was born in the heart of Nairobi, Kenya, to parents Ben and Purity Ateku. At the tender age of 1 year, she, her older brother Collins, and her parents came to the United States and found a home in Weymouth, Massachusetts. After six years, they moved to Texas, where she resided until she moved to Washington D.C in 2013 to pursue a degree in Broadcast Journalism at Howard University. She is currently a sophomore, and enjoys being heavily involved in campus activity.
Claire’s parents played a significatant role in her life. They instilled in her the importance of respecting others, working hard, and stressed the value of education to her. She draws personal strength from both parents and also from other family members.
In the summer of 2014, Claire visited Kenya, her country of origin. Amongst the many places she visited was the Kibagare Children’s Home & School, located in one of Nairobi’s poorest and fastest growing slums. Pupils in this school lack basic amenities that many in the Unites States take for granted. She hopes to go back to the school in future so as to make a difference in the community by inspiring young children to focus on their studies and aim for the skies so that they can get opportunity to exploit their talents to the fullest to the benefit of their families.

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Here’s what she said in an interview:

“I started modeling when I was 14. It kind of started there when I had to deal with the criticisms of being a petite model and being a black model and then being a dark skin model. So I had to deal with those three things against me. I like the fact that in DC there are so many women of color trying to do the same thing and I’ve also met a lot of petite models that have kind of encouraged me to be like ‘look this means nothing.’ With the age of Instagram, social networking is on 100, so I am able to connect with other petite, dark skin, natural models and just like encourage each other.”

 

 

Ja’Ni Banks

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This lovely lady is Ja’Ni Banks.  She is a stunning beauty.  She is from Pennsylvania. JaNi is an upcoming model.  She can be found on Instagram and Facebook.

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Lola Chel

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This stunning woman is Lola Chel.  Lola is an up and coming fashion model.  Here’s her bio from her website:

I am Lola Chél an independent internationally published model, South Florida based host, and CEO of a company, brand and event.

I revamped this blog to encourage and educate those pursuing the modeling or entertainment business as a career and keeping everyone else up on the latest events in South Florida as well as a sprinkle of free gifts and giveaways!

So you can look forward to model-talks, updates on entertaining art-filled events, interviews, tips for up and coming entertainers, achievable fashion looks and inspiration, and FREE GIVEAWAYS for subscribers to name a few.

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Joia Talbott

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This stunning beauty is Joia Talbott.  She is gorgeous from head to toe.  She looks like an African goddess!  Be sure to show the sista some support on her Instagram page.

https://www.instagram.com/joiajohn/?hl=en

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Tamisha Thompson

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Tamisha Thompson has the type of beauty that’s hard to describe.  Her beauty is otherworldly.  She looks like an African mythical character.  She is making a name for herself in the modeling industry.  She has a website.  Here’s what she says about herself:

My name is Tamisha Thompson and I am 24 years young. I’ve been modeling since July of 2015.  It started out as just a favor for a friend, (the picture to the left of my bio is the first shoot I had ever done) and has become a big event in my life. Growing up, I always heard that I look like a model, or I should model, but I never saw it in me because, I had issues with self-confidence.  After doing my first shoot, I knew that it was meant for me to model.  Not only was I a natural at it, but I fell in love with my self and the skin I’m in.  After that, I knew I had to make it happen.  I plan on giving it all I got and to be one of the best to ever do it!
I am particularly interested in Editorial, Commercial, Swimsuit/Fitness, and Glamour modeling. I wish I could do Runway modeling unfortunately, I am only five feet.  To me, being a model takes more than just a pretty face, it is an expressive art form that tells a story without words.  I just want to be able to inspire girls, especially dark complected ones, like me.   Like I stated earlier, I wasn’t always as confident as I am now, but I’ve learned there is no love better than self love.   You have to love yourself no matter who you are.
I have worked in Atlanta, New York, LA and of course my hometown Pittsburgh. I plan on expanding as time goes on.

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Betty Kanu

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This stunning woman is Betty Kanu.  Kanu is a gorgeous upcoming model. She lives in New York but is originally from Sierra Leone.  You can check this lovely African beauty out on her Instagram page.

https://www.instagram.com/leonegoddess/?hl=en

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