Category Archives: ANNM 2010 News

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.

This year’s winner is

This year’s winner is

America’s Next Natural Model! Teesha Borum

Click here for An interview with Teesha

Judges Votes

Judges Dee Rhonda   Total
Christina-Dzenyuy 100   0 100
Karla Thomas   50 50 100
Safeeyah     0 0
Teesha Borum   50 50 100
Toshia Shaw-Lacy       0
         
         
Essays        
Name User ratings user comments Total  
Christina-Dzenyuy 0 12 12  
Karla Thomas 0 0 0  
Safeeyah 0 0 0  
Teesha Borum 0 15 15  
Toshia Shaw-Lacy 0 0 0  
         
Photos        
Name Photo Votes Photos comments Total ch4  
Christina-Dzenyuy 20 48 68  
Karla Thomas 0 0 0  
Safeeyah 2 0 2  
Teesha Borum 32 75 107  
Toshia Shaw-Lacy 0 0 0  
         
         
Total score        
Name judges Essays Photos Challenge 8
Christina-Dzenyuy 100 12 68 180
Karla Thomas 100 0 0 100
Safeeyah 0 0 2 2
Teesha Borum 100 15 107 222
Toshia Shaw-Lacy 0 0 0 0
         
         
Overall Score Last Total ch 8 end stand
Christina-Dzenyuy 874 180 1054  
Karla Thomas 715 100 815  
Safeeyah 383 2 385  
Teesha Borum 1893 222 2115  
Toshia Shaw-Lacy   0 0  

Last Challenge

Essays        
Name User ratings user comments Total  
Christina-Dzenyuy 0 3 3  
Karla Thomas 0 0 0  
Safeeyah 0 0 0  
Teesha Borum 0 18 18  
Toshia Shaw-Lacy 0 0 0  
         
Photos        
Name Photo Votes Photos comments Total ch4  
Christina-Dzenyuy 8 12 20  
Karla Thomas 0 0 0  
Safeeyah 2 0 2  
Teesha Borum 11 18 29  
Toshia Shaw-Lacy 0 0 0  
         
         
Total score        
Name judges Essays Photos Challenge 6
Christina-Dzenyuy 50 3 20 73
Karla Thomas 0 0 0 0
Safeeyah 0 0 2 2
Teesha Borum 0 18 29 47
Toshia Shaw-Lacy 0 0 0 0
         
         
Overall Score Last Total ch 8 end stand
Christina-Dzenyuy 1054 180 1234  
Karla Thomas 815 50 865  
Safeeyah 385 0 385  
Teesha Borum 2115 172 2287  
Toshia Shaw-Lacy   0 0  

Challenge 3

I had a photoshoot for challenge 3 yesterday (With F. Rankin) and will be shooting again today (with my boo:).  That is my favorite part!  I enjoy being creative in finding ways to sell a brand.  Being part of this competition is hopefully preparing me for bigger things in the future.  I lost my job last month and was denied unemployment, so im going through the annoyance of that.  But I’m thankful for the time I now have to pursue acting and modeling.  I look forward to the challenge e/ week b/c this is what I want to do…I’d rather be a struggling artist in hopes to no longer struggle, then working a 9-5 with no time to make dreams come true…I have my health and friends and family that love me.  The materialistic things in life dont matter if we dont fulfill our potential.

“Do what you love and love what you do.  If you dont know what that is, love the journey in finding out”  T. Borum

The week of Challenge 3

The week of Challenge 3

What a week! Things are getting better. I car was dead since last Saturday but my boyfriend fixed it on Friday! (Yay!) I didn’t even have the time to get to it. I live in PA but am staying in D.C. for along-term gig. I haven’t been  home since October!

 Challenge 2 with Sula NYC’s at home spa treatment was very hard! But fun to put together. I was cool trying to come up with a concept and thinking of how your going to execute it. I like how my step-by-step pictures for my review turned out.

This time around with Challenge 3 Jamacian Mango and Lime (which foodwise I love together- I wanted to use them for props but had no time to go to the store) products.  I tried to show some different looks  and hairstyles. I also worked a lot more on color adjustment and lighting.  I went to the store on Friday and did see the Jamaican Mango and Lime Wax at the supermarket.  I told my dude “Look this is the company whose products I am modeling in Challenge 3!” That was cool. Most of the day during the week I work, get back and am so tired. So I did alittle on Thursday and then did the rest all day on Saturday! I’m glad I did some photos during the week ! I did everything myself. Hopefully everyone enjoys the new shots.

 

 

 

photo by: James Mosley

It’s not easy…

I don’t know about the other competitors of the Miss Nappturality contest but I know for me, this contest isn’t easy! LOL  I had no idea, it was as hard as it is to model and do things “just right.”  This has taught me an important and valuable lesson.  I have a newfound respect for models and their profession.  It isn’t easy taking a whole bunch of pictures, changing, keeping up your momentum. 
Take for instance week 3, whew chile! We had to represent Jamaica…so its November and there I am half dressed laying all out on the sand, in the water! LOL  The next day, you guessed it, I was sniffling, and sneezing.  But you know what? I had a blast, and if I had the chance I would do it all over again!

 I have never been considered beautiful, especiallly when I was younger. So this contest has really boosted my self-esteem, and helped me realize that yes, I am beautiful, and I am worthy just like anyone else. Shew, we all are! We are made in his image so we are beautiful. 
This contest has taught me humility, patience, and beauty of self.

Thank you going natural, I appreciate it.

Challenge 4

Just posted Challenge 4…ugh, it was tough narrowing down which photos to choose…But hopefully I made the right decisions!  This time around I spent a little more time on the article than usual.  When receiving the challenge, I worked on the article portion immediately and set up my photoshoot a little earlier b/c I am finding that it has become too difficult to submit in time!  I’ve been submitting at 1159 on the dot lol  b/c from Friday sundown to Saturday sundown I observe the Sabbath, so it gives me one less day to work on my submission b/c I avoid leisurely things and working etc…. But I think the time constraint makes me get on my grind even more (??) 

I enjoyed myself once again…Just got a package today from going natural.  Nu Ade’ is the product…Interested in finding out the Challenge for it:) 

P.s…I got a spider bite or something on my shoulder last week…I have to get it checked out ASAP!  Im very thankful I didnt get it on my face or anywhere visible (phew).  It itches like crazy though:(