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challenge 6

we are getting closer and closer to the end…I submitted challenge 6 last nite and hope that it is received well.  I got to shoot with one of my favorite photographers!  He shoots hair really well…I got my hair done for the first time in a looooooooong time!  Took me back to the days when I used to get cornrows as a kid, except alot less painful lol…

After this competiton i want to cut my hair off to start fresh.  My hair has gone through alot from being under stress about a year ago…It broke off and thinned out like crazy and im getting fed up with it!  So ima get as many wonderful photos of my hair as possible before I start over…

 In the meantime vote and comment on our pics for “Am. Next Natural Model” and stay tuned for Challenge 6:)


Natural Chic

Party Chic
We just entered holiday season so we are staying in a festive mood. For the next challenge I want you to imagine that you are going to a White House dinner to show our First Lady who is open to a natural do, the best options she can imagine.
People are hardly exposed to chic natural dos now you models have the opportunity to start changing that.

–    write an essay about chic naturals and include your best photo
–    upload 5 pictures of your best chic natural do.

my thoughts

Wow this competition has been pretty exciting for me, I’m happy to be a part of it . At first I was a little nervous about the challenges; the photos, my hair, location and  stuff like that because I’m not a model, I’m not an actress, I don’t have photographers lined up who I can call for my next shoot.  Im just a girl who loves and embraces my natural hair.  

I see so many little girls that are so beautiful, vibrant, and full of life, yet their hair is permed and damaged and not in its natural state. Many of them look at women on television who have perms, and weaves, and think that this is who they are suppose to look like.  Sometimes it saddens me, because I cant go to every single black girl and tell her “your hair is beautiful the way it is, you are beautiful the way you are. The actresses on television are doing just that, acting, and you don’t have to look or be like them because you are blessed to have your own look and style. You don’t have to alter and chemically process your hair because you already have natural hair that is gorgeous,  and it was given to you by the creator,  and it will stay with your forever”  If I could do that believe me I would,  but what I can  do is be an inspiration, I can represent Americas Natural Model so that Black women and little girls can look at me, see my journey and receive the message that I cannot directly say and give to them. Thats more important to me than anything else in this competition. 

Ngozi Design Challenge

Hello Ladies,

You all have received your beautiful piece from If you have read what the company is about you will see a match between what they stand for and America’s Next Natural Model’s goal. For instance:

The Ngozi Design Group is a business built around transforming expectations and blending ideas; created Miss NP to transform natural hair expectations as well and in the hairstyles that we present we blend enumerable ideas.

So your challenge is to make your chosen piece the connection between America’s Next Natural Model and Ngozi Design. Write about your connection and picture it in your shoot.

Please email me your 5 original photos and upload them by Sunday 11:59 PM EST.

Here is the rest of the text of About Ngozi Design Group:

The Ngozi Design Group is a business built around transforming expectations and blending ideas.

To this end we have created  Ngozi Jewelry Collections with  beautiful and colorful pieces  that one may not expect  to see but  that coordinate  with today’s trends.  

We also offer pieces that  breathe the timeless aesthetic found in the spirit of cultures around the world.  

What inspires us most though are the awesome colors, shapes and texture combinations found in nature.  

We are so truly blessed………..    

Good luck!

Challenge 2

Challenge 2 was a bit unnerving. I mean the challenge itself was great, even relaxing.  The products were amazing, and I really have to figure out where to buy them for the future.  Still the whole uploading process was so hard. I tried for over two hours to no avail. Until I had to give up and allow the contest admin to do it. There are some major bugs.