Tuesday, June 26, 2007


I kinda like that title. Very simple...but cute. You know, like Linens-n-things. Anyways...I had a photo shoot this weekend. I just love the way that sounds. Makes me feel all important and like a model-n-thing. :) let me tell you all about it. I guess I should set you up with how I got involved...

It all started on a stormy afternoon in my college dorm room back in Greenville, NC. No, it really did! I was sitting around the dorms, bored and decided to hop on blackplanet.com. That was the hot site back then, freshman year LOL. Anyways, I got on there and I met this guy that was really serious about BBW's. For those of you who don't know, you better ask somebody! BBW is an acronym for Big Beautiful Women.

Ok, so this guy was serious about BBW as far as modeling, acting, etc. He found out through talking to me that I was in school for theatre and wanted me to be involved in a movie he was trying to put together. I said no. LOL People are way too crazy in this world today and I ain't got time to be messing around with them!

So after years of saying no to him, I move up here to NYC to do my thang and he finds me again after I randomly sign on yahoo messenger. He tells me that he is working on a BBW magazine and he is doing photo shoots all over the country. I figure since I am in the cespool of modeling/acting/whatever you can do to get your name in lights, that NYC was going to be one of his stops. Sure enough he tells me he is coming here and asks if I would like to be a part of the photo shoot. This time I say yes.

He asks me to be there early, around 2 so that we can talk about the magazine and possibly give me some test shots. Of course, me being me, I show up at 2:45 and homeboy ain't even there! But a short, round woman named Precious Love...is. She is scantily clad in black tights, black halter (no bra), complete with back fat, black flats, black fedora, wig, and sunglasses. She breathed as if she was snoring.

Now, imagine all of this. This woman was telling me that this wasn't on of her outfits and that she dresses provacative anyway. She was also telling me how much she was hit on on her way there. Mind you, she told me that she can't stand up for long or walk long distances. I don't know...something about that says guys aren't necessarily checking for her. But she says they are and therefore I can't knock a woman with self confidene, even if it IS dillusional.

Either way, time just kept on passing by and it was almost 4 at this point and Shai (my poetry friend) had just arrived. After chatting it up and laughing it up with Shai and Precious (you know, having that big girl talk) Precious evidently had worked up an appetite. I had cosigned and said that I was hungry as well.

Precious said, "would you like some cake?" I was like CAKE?! WTF!? You have some cake with you...thinking it was like homeade 6 layer chocolate cake that she was going to pull out of her purse. Precious proceeded to pull out a bag from her suitcase filled with Lil Debbie snack cakes. I was too happy that she had one of my favorites...strawberry shortcake, BUT I was mad that she fulfilled a stereotype LOL. I mean all those cakes in her bag....outa control!

But yes, Precious then showed Shai and I her 6-inch stillettos that would go well with her lace and feather laden lingerie that she was going to be wearing in her photos. I was like, this chick is OD!!! WOW. Then when it finally came time to take photos (when homeboy finally showed up) Precious Love left...without a word. The mystery is yet to be figured out. Was she self conscious about her clothes that she brought, was she pissed that she had been there since 12:30...the world may never know. But what I DO know is that I am glad I missed that whole 6-inch heel, feather, lace and hat/shades/wig photo session.

Well, the makeup artist was also late, so Shai did my makeup. I was happy with it until I saw the eyes. I didnt make a big deal about it, but I wih I would have because I HATE silver anything on my eyes. And there was definitely some silver eyes going on. The first girl did her thing with her two outfits and next up was yours truly. I was SO nervous. My smile felt forced, nothing felt natural.

The photographer was like, what were you wearing when you got here? I told him a white tank and shorts. He asked me to put it on, and I did with my white wedge heels. He took pics with that outfit...mind you I was only supposed to get 2 changes. Oh well, I wasn't complaining! LOL So we took a few shots there and in the midst of me changing into my last outfit...Shai got irritated and left bc she said I was getting treated differently.

Then these 3 other ROUGH looking chicks came in from Boston. He took me up on the roof and did all my shots for that dress up there. I absolutely loved them. I was only supposed to pic 15 shots, I picked 25. LOL I was again, NOT hating. I said I can't just pick 15, he said don't worry about it. So I didn't LOL.

I don't know why I got treated better than everyone else, but I was indeed loving it. I want to do it more often. I think he created a MONSTA!


Anonymous said...

lol Monsta! And I'm mad your friend left because she was hating...was she supposed to take pics too or just there for moral support?

Anonymous said...

Sounds like there is a model n thing in the making! I'm too upset your friend left because of special treatment thats a little strange and its too hot to be acting like that anyway. Congrats with the photo shoot!

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