November 22, 2017

Phaedra Parks Announces Her Contract With Wilhelmina Models, Talks G-Strings and Funerals

There’s a new model in town: Phaedra Parks. Though she may no longer be on the cast of the Real Housewives of Atlanta, the 5’1 entrepreneur has added a new job to her resume. That’s right— she’s not just a lawyer and a mortician, she’s now signed on with Wilhelmina Models, too. Stylish caught up with the accomplished reality T.V. star to get the exclusive scoop on her newest role, her revenge body and how she feels about stripping down, who her modeling inspirations are and more! Check out the interview and the Diana Ross-inspired shots below! Tracee Ellis Ross Wears Diana Ross’ Exact Shirt Her Mom Matched With Michael Jackson in to AMAs Stylish: Tell us, what are your goals for modeling? Parks: I think I’m the face of “yes you can.” I’m a small town girl who has followed her dreams. Yes you can be a mom, yes you can be a lawyer and yes you can be a model. When the opportunity presented itself some people asked me “Why?’ and I said “Why not?” A supermodel started this company and she wanted to give power back to the women and I think I stand for the same things. I have the opportunity to show people that beauty can come in every size, shade, color and age. It’s exciting and an adventure! Stylish: Tell US about how you feel about representing an under-served market. Parks: I feel great about being different, in light of what’s going on now, politically … I think women need to be empowered to stand in their truth, to be different, dare to be diverse and stand up in times of controversy. I’m excited for that part. Stylish: What would be your dream campaign? Parks: Well I would love be the face of skin care brand. I have great skin, I love makeup, but I love to be able to take off the makeup and have beautiful skin. I also think a lot of girls are looking on Instagram for an idealized standard of beauty that requires a lot of makeup. Those are not the faces of what real women look like. Stylish: Who are your biggest modelings inspirations? Parks: Of course [Naomi] Campbell, she is everything, so fierce. Also Nicki Minaj. She’s done such a great job reinventing herself and changing the standards of beauty. And she’s been a big supporter of me. Stylish: How do you feel about showing some skin and really taking it off for the camera? Parks: I don’t mind baring it all, I have been wearing g-strings and baring it all really every season for seven years. I had two children on national T.V. I love nudity! I’ve brought a lot of exotic entertainers on the show, so I love my body and I’ve got curves. I’m a mother of two children, so I’m not perfect, but I have no problem getting naked. Stylish: Have you changed any fitness or beauty routines? Parks: Well I swim everyday, I love pilates with the reformer and recent events made me tone it up. Stylish: Do you think wrapping up your divorce led you to get a revenge body? Parks: Well, a lot of things happened in my personal life. Going through everything was so much stress, but then when it finished it was just effortless. I feel like I turned into Benjamin Button and started aging backwards, I started being happy. Stylish: How are the businesses? Parks: Being a mortician is a passion of mine and everything I’m passionate about I just dive right in. This is our peak season […]
November 21, 2017

Thankful

The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest. William Blake
November 17, 2017
Being deeply loved
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. Lao Tzu
November 12, 2017
New Beginning
Let go of yesterday. Let today be a new beginning and be the best that you can, and you’ll get to where God wants you to be. Joel Osteen
November 12, 2017
Tough Times
You’re going to go through tough times – that’s life. But I say, ‘Nothing happens to you, it happens for you.’ See the positive in negative events. Joel Osteen
November 10, 2017
Enlightenment
To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one’s family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one’s own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him. Buddha
November 10, 2017
Respect
We need to reject any politics that targets people because of race or religion. This isn’t a matter of political correctness. It’s a matter of understanding what makes us strong. The world respects us not just for our arsenal; it respects us for our diversity and our openness and the way we respect every faith. Barack Obama
November 10, 2017
Health
  Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship. Buddha
November 10, 2017
What we think
What we think, we become. Buddha