Category Archives: Week 1

Naturalbelle on challenge 1

Natural BelleFirstyly can i say what a fantastic start to the competition. picking a favourite this week was near impossible all the candidates did so well with great pictures and intelligent answers to the set questions.

This week i was torn between Ebony, Munya and Raven, all three ladies submitted very different shots that were great in different ways.



Rachel Ritfeld feedback on challenge 1

Rachel Ritfeld feedback on challenge 1

Rachel RitfeldNina: my favorite picture is the one where you are holding a yellow jacket, because you look the most natural in that shot. My advice in posing for you would be not to try so hard (referring to picture in the grey dress) as you don’t need to do much to look naturally beautiful. You have a beautiful smile and I loved your answers to your questions. The clarity in your answers depict beautifully and eloquently who you are.

Laura: in the picture where we can see your face, you look beautiful! what are you hiding? i would love to see you more clearly in future pictures and to see more of your personality

Timolin: i love the way you explored different expressions in your different shots and set ups. my favorite is the one of you in the workplace you look strong, sexy and sophisticated. Keep it up.



Sasha-Shae on Week 1

Sasha-Shae on Week 1

SashaOverall I chose the photos of Ebony C to be the best because they were well done and truly exhibits what a natural model is all about, light, free, nature-in tuned, and just exuberant. Miss. Nina also had a good deal that showcased this. I think everyone did an overall good job for the first weeks challenge and I look forward to seeing what comes in the weeks ahead.

Now everyone, go ahead and get them fierce photos coming!!


Judgement: you are an inspiration to so many in the natural hair community. I love that you are fun and outgoing and always seeking the best in situations. I think your time in this challenge will really help you further step out as a natural hair guru.





Patricia Gaines Dee NappturalityNina Ellis-Hervey Challenge 1
Your answers were thought provoking. Wanting to inspire others, especially young girls is something I take very seriously. As someone who also mentors, I feel the image you are projecting, of natural health and beauty is to be commended.  I could feel your energy in every photo. I love the attitude, the energy and the look of your hair in every single photo. The feeling is fit, youthful, vibrant and stylista, but professional and neat. Very well done and I’m looking forward to your future challenges.

Laura Cottingham’s La Lueur Naturelle Challenge 1
I love the spirituality you represent in this challenge and the way your answer reflected this. Regardless of faith (or not) it is important for all people to learn to recognize and appreciate the beauty they were given by their creator as the perfect beauty for them. The blond hair extensions had me confused for a second, then I realized you were using them like a fur stole. Very clever! Your photographs were very well composed, showed class and sophistication – the cowboy shot was my favourite! I would like to see more of your hair in future challenges. Overall, this was an excellent challenge.



Kcurly on Challenge 1

Nina was my pick for favorite, but I was really torn between Timolin, Stephanie, and Raven.

Nina Ellis-Hervey

Your emphasis on not only physical beauty but also health and the mind were very inspiring. I got a wonderful sense of professionalism tinged with a chic and sassy flair from your photos. I also thought the poses and clothing well thought out. I loved your hair and the ease with which it seemed to flow with your choice in outfits.

Laura Cottingham La Lueur Naturelle

I very much enjoyed your answers. The display of your faith and love of humanity as a whole are clear in your answers and I find it very refreshing. While viewing your pictures, I found the shots very unique. However, I kept hoping to see more of your face and hair. My favorite by far was also your favorite because it showcased your beautiful profile and I could clearly see your regal updo.

Timolin Jeffers

The shots you chose were lovely and do a good job of showcasing your lovely face and lush hair, along with those to-die-for cheekbones! I also liked how your shots ranged from professional to free/uninhibited. Your answers reflect a laid back but determined young woman. The only suggestion I have is perhaps more full body/torso shots.

Natasha Beals

I just admire your show of confidence and enthusiasm in your answers. I loved the hair and the earrings, though I think some versatility in the accessories department would have been refreshing. I also would have liked some more versatility in your poses and shots.

Munya Magande

The hairstyle you chose really made your hair stand out from the rest of the contestants. I love the sophistication of a loc’d updo. I loved the poses, eye catching outfits and accessories. Your shots exhibit “natural” in every way, shape and form. I loved your response using your father’s wisdom.

Ebony Clark

Your angle of “every woman” is great because I feel that’s what a lot of women are starting to look for in advertising.I also enjoyed the confidence you seemed to exude in your answers.  I loved the twistout and the different styles you managed to do with it. Your poses were beautiful. The choice of outfits and accessories did showcase some versatility but I’d love to see a bit more.


I enjoyed your hair in the twists and twistout, very pretty! I also liked that you showed the professional side of natural hair while still exuding femininity with your accessory and hairstyle choices.  However, I would’ve liked to have seen a few different angles of both your face and your hair.

Stephanie SV

You probably exhibited the most flexibilty in your look and style on this challenge. I loved, loved, loved the back shot because it screamed “strong, black, healthy, beautiful woman”. It’s obvious from your answer that you are well traveled and have experienced many different cultures which is a definite plus. The only suggestion I have is that you could maybe show a bit more of your hair.


You have an edgy, yet sometimes quirky feel to your shots that I just love. I loved that I could clearly see the emotion behind your shots. Your answers reveal an outgoing individual who loves life! On the hair front, it was good to see a healthy, beautiful TWA which I think are so striking when it comes to modeling.