Category Archives: Season 3

When, Why, and How I Decided to go Natural, part 2 of 2

One day after all the confusion had settled, I was looking at the going-natural site and said to myself, you know what? I just may do it! Why not? I was lucky enough to have gone from saying, "That could be me" to "That could've been me." What an eye opener!

I thought about the contest some more and decided that the possibilities and opportunities far out-weighed the vanity of it all. And if I would let something as small as hair keep me from pursuing something this big, then I didn't deserve to win anyway.

So here I am.

When did I go natural? Well let's see. What time is it? Oh, about 19 hours ago. I went to the barber shop yesterday evening and had them to cut it all off. Every inch and guess what? I absolutely love it! I feel so free! I feel so alive.

I guess the most difficult part about it was getting the courage to actually go to the barber shop. Sitting down in that chair was the point of no return. No looking back.
And the happiest time, I have to say,  was when the cut was finished and I looked in the mirror and absolutely loved what I saw.[video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9fkNWItQGE 100×100]

 

week 4 feedback

week 4 feedback

all the ladies again have done a great job with the brief

Ebony: i love your close up shoots it really showed the make up to it’s best, you foundation base was clean and your skin looks clear and healthy! just the type of skin you see in many campaigns. for you jewelery pics i would have like to have seen you in something simple like a vest or t-shirt as the scarf and the coat were a little to much and perhaps you hair pulled back to showcase the earrings, however as always the quality of your pictures are impeccable!

 

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Kcurly on Week 8

Ebony- Lovely style! Your shots were a little redundant, but you showed off the the style nicely. The instructions on recreating this style were well worded.

Timolin– I just love the updos you picked. You looked like a princess with the first one and the second had such a dramatic flair. I loved your poses as well. You were my favorite this week.

Nina- Gorgeous hairstyle! And your shots were equally gorgeous! I was smiling at your description of America’s Next Natural Model.

Munya- This was very pretty. I simply loved seeing your locs cascading down! However, I would’ve liked to have seen more angles of the style. Otherwise, you look fab!

 

This has been a wonderful contest with beautiful ladies. I am so happy to have been a part of it.

 

Simeko – Feedback on The Valentine’s Challenge

Simeko – Feedback on The Valentine’s Challenge

Simeko Watkins-HartleyEach week is getting more and more intense.  As I look at the photos and the stories that they are telling, I am drawn in more and more. We’re getting closer to the end of this competition and it is clear that everyone of you are really working hard to win.

This week’s choice winner, for me, is Chassity – You, absolutely, drew me in and I loved it! Everything about your delivery this week exuded inspiration and love….your photos, your story, and the way you adorned your hair.  This is what this competition is all about.  If you keep this up, you will be America’s Next Natural Model!

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Chassity Bynum Winner ANNM 2012

Chassity Bynum Winner ANNM 2012

My favorite challenge was the Maroon challenge because it really spoke to my heart. I am familiar with challenges and trials as I had a heart attack after the birth of my 2 year old son. When you have to fight for your life, you look at it differently. You step out and accept challenges with ease and confidence because you know what you have persevered through.

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La Partie Paturelle de ueur 2

La Partie Paturelle de ueur 2

While participating in ANNM, I have been confronted with many thoughts about beauty and how we see ourselves. In this weeks challenge specifically, I have learned the importance of styling and posing to make your best side shine through. I have found that when I glow on the inside my outward beauty completely radiates!  I encourage all of my natural family out and about to love the beauty that is found without as well as within, the beauty that is found in God’s grace and love: the beauty in simple peace, in smiling at a person when they may be down.  This beauty will make you look even better on the outside than you already do. Enjoy and God Bless you all.

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