Beautiful NekuH From Brooklyn
NekuH: â€œI however am very comfortable with my size and I look at myself in the mirror everyday with adoration.â€
[Model Of The Day]
Where She's From: NekuH was born in Brooklyn, New York during the mid 80’s and two years later moved to St. Albans, Queens where she spent the duration of her adolescent life.
"I am the last of five children and the second child born in America," she tells The Black Star News. "However I consider myself Ghanaian, and a firm believer that your place of birth doesn’t decide who you are. It's all about blood and genetics. The most important thing I have learned from my relatives is to be proud of your heritage and allow it to decide who you are and what you become."
She attended Morgan State University for her bachelor’s degree and she is currently pursuing a graduate degree at another institution.
Where She's At: "I began as an amateur model in 2006 in Maryland. Since then I have done work in several states, and continue to expand my professional network," she adds. "I hope to become a household face who redefines what Black beauty and success is and to be an inspiration to other Black women."
"One major challenge in the modeling industry is weight and size," she continues. "Although I am slim, some designers and agencies believe I am too thick. I however am very comfortable with my size and I look at myself in the mirror everyday with adoration. I do make sure that I am in good shape and well toned as necessary to be prepared for any job.
I have done photo shoots in other countries including Ghana, I have been in several fashion shows and I am constantly being presented with new professional opportunities. I have been in a few online magazines and blogs and participated in few interviews. Very soon their will be a comic book coming out with me as one of its super heroes.'
So how does NekuH prepare to step out?
"Marc Jacobs, Chanel, KLS, Taverniti and So, Joe, ABS, Express, Vivienne Tam, Diane von Furstenberg; as far as clothes go. Shoes: Steven, Steve Madden, Aldo, Nine West, Marciano, Coach, Gucci, Betsey Johnson and BCBG. As far as skin care; I use all natural straight from the mother land Shea and cocoa butter for moisturizer. For cleansing Neutrogena and Avon," she says.
"Perfume: Juicy Couture makes me want to eat my skin, meaning I Love it, Jadore by Christian Dior, Issey Miyake and Vera Wang Princess. Make up; Mary Kay, Black Radiance, Max factor, L’Oreal, Sonia Kashuk and Mac. Out of all the clothes, make up perfumes and products I have tried these specific ones have left the best impression on me," she adds.
NekuH's Words Of Wisdom: "You can only live once so live for yourself and live for today! Even when you don’t have the support of your family, have the support of yourself."
NekuH's Secrets Of Success: "Professionalism, Self Awareness, Endurance, Confidence and Patience."
NekuH's Favorite Three Movies: "Four Brother’s, 300 and Hotel Rwanda."
NekuH's Favorite Three Books: "Walter Rodney’s How Europe Underdeveloped Africa, The Coldest Winter Ever, and Booker T. Washington’s’ Up from Slavery."
Three Leaders That Have Inspired NekuH: "Kwame Nkrumah, Nelson Mandela, Oprah."
The First Three Things NekuH Would As As President: "I would create programs that changed the outlook of Africa and its people. My country as a whole is misrepresented. Secondly, I would implement programs that would change the upbringing of the Black family in urban areas; the youth are our future and at this moment, the future looks grim. Lastly, free higher education! It costs too much to become an educated prominent member of society; everyone should be educated."
NekuH's Favorite Entertainers: "Mary J. Blidge, Eve, Lauryn Hill, Reggae Music, and Mark Walhberg."
NekuH's Your 5 favorite websites: "Google; I google everything and everyone. Modelmayhem, Myspace, Ebay and NekuH.com, coming soon."
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