#flashbackfriday America’s Next Top Model Season Five Finale

Marcellas Reynolds and Bre Scullark
Marcellas Reynolds and Bre Scullark at the America’s Next Top Model Cycle Five finale

Last night I attended the finale of America’s Next Top Model Cycle Five. I’m a reluctant fan of the show. I believe the girls that become the second runner-up are the ones that should win. I am a fan of Elyse, Kahlen, Mercedes, Shandi, and Shannon. This season was all about Bre Scullark. Bre was like the girls I grew up with in Chicago. Fabulous, a touch ghetto, pretty, and oh so real. Whenever she was on screen, I was riveted. Though I didn’t see a win in Bre’s future, she made it to the final three. Robbed. Victory snatched from her grasp. I love how she kept it real until the very end. When she lost, the heels came off, and the glasses went back on. You must never forget in your travels who you are. She did not. Tonight my mission was to meet her. I did, and she was just as I hoped she would be. Sublime.

Marcellas Reynolds and Bre Scullark
Marcellas Reynolds and Bre Scullark at the America’s Next Top Model Cycle Five finale

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SUPREME MODELS in Grazia UK and Vogue Ukraine!

Grazia UK — The Best 14 Fashion Books For Swotting Up On Style History And Showing Off On Your Bookcase

The press for SUPREME MODELS: Iconic Black Women Who Revolutionized Fashion continues to keep coming. In the past month, SUPREME MODELS has been mentioned by Grazia UK, Vogue Ukraine, on Access Hollywood, and Book Authority proclaimed it one of the “100 Best Fashion Books of All Time.” It’s incredibly thrilling. I’m humbled and proud. 

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SUPREME MODELS Interview At FashionGoneRogue.com

Leomie Anderson in Supreme Models: Iconic Black Women Who Revolutionized Fashion

FASHION GONE ROGUE has long been one of my favorite blogs. Imagine my absolute glee when I was asked to do an interview for them? Click HERE to read my interview and see a gallery of the world’s most beautiful women within the pages of Supreme Models: Iconic Black Women Who Revolutionized Fashion.

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The Race Entry Part II

Marcellas Reynolds by Photographer Gabriel Goldberg
Marcellas Reynolds by photographer Gabriel Goldberg

It’s late, or is it early? I’m experiencing mind-numbing insomnia. Since I returned from Chicago, I can’t sleep. Actually, I couldn’t sleep in Chicago. There I thought it was the time difference. Insomnia is the worst. I can’t get to sleep until 5 or 6 am, but I sleep till 1 or 2 in the afternoon once I do. It’s vampire hours. It’s 3 am, and I’m headed to bed, but I just checked my email. I got what I consider an ugly response to The Race Entry, my most responded to and read blog entry thus far. Yeah, I keep track of that. At first, I didn’t want to publish it, as it was anonymous, which I don’t like. I went as far as to not publish it under comments. I hit the reject button, but these replies get emailed to me so I had the copy. I walked away from it and came back. Here it is:

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The Race Entry

Marcellas Reynolds Photographed by Dart & Jake
Marcellas Reynolds photographed in Miami by Dart & Jake

Recently, I met a guy, or should I say a guy met me. He hit me up, made the initial approach if you will. The conversation was great. He was cute, smart, and had BODY. He was sexy. Since he approached me, I thought, “Why wouldn’t he want to hang out?” Yeah, hang out means go on a date or even more. When I asked him out, he said he was “Flattered,” and thought I was “Nice,” but he did not date Black guys. What? What does that mean? You don’t date Black guys. How can you not? He said he didn’t find Black men attractive. Hold up! What are you saying, “You don’t find Black men attractive?” How is that? Are you telling me that I’m not fine? Or Gary Dourdan? Or Kanye West? Or Michael Ealy? Or Tyson Beckford?

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