Buffaloâ€™s Lovely Tamika
Tamika: â€œMake sure that our education system was competitive with the rest of the worldâ€™s; address the health care, and the nursing homes issues. We have to take care of parents and set the standard for ourselves.â€?
MODEL OF THE DAY
Where Sheâ€™s From: Lovely Tamika Winfield, whose Zodiac sign is Sagittarius, was born and raised on the east side of buffalo New York, and she notes â€œit wasnâ€™t the best side of townâ€? but then again â€œit wasnâ€™t the worst either.â€?
â€œThe most important thing that I learned growing up is if you donâ€™t respect yourself no one else will,â€? she tellsÂ The Black Star News. â€œI graduated from Florida Metropolitan University in medical billing and coding and then went to John Casablancas School of Models and Talent.â€?
Where Sheâ€™s At: â€œI consider my career to be over the hump and on the way up,â€? she continues. â€œI have learned a lot and Iâ€™m working with a lot of the bestâ€”If I donâ€™t have the answer I know how to find it. So I see no failure in my future.â€?
â€œThere have been many challenges in my life which at the times seemed to be very difficult and almost unbearable such as moving from Buffalo to Jacksonville with no job, no home and no good credit. It was a huge challenge but with prayer and persistence we over came it,â€? she adds.
â€œIt is very important to combine beauty and brainpower,â€? Tamika advises other young aspiring models. â€œDonâ€™t get me wrongâ€”being beautiful is a wonderful gift but it will not last for ever. Knowledge can continue to be built upon; therefore making the statement that knowledge is power is so true.â€?
So how does this lovely young model prepare to step out on the town? â€œAs far as name brand clothes I am more in to the vintage look pieces that I like and just put together to create an original outfit, although I do admire Gucci,â€? she says. â€œI try to keep it natural when it comes to skin care. I exfoliate with St.Ives facial scrub and moisturize with only 100% pure shea butter. For make up I only wear eyeliner, great lash mascara, the pink and green is the best, and MAC lip gloss; it looks really pretty and lasts a long time. My favorite perfume is Juicy Couture.â€?
Tamikaâ€™s Words Of Wisdom: â€œYou only live once. Donâ€™t follow your dreams, chase them.â€?
Tamikaâ€™s Secrets Of Success: â€œHave your mind set on a reason for doing what you do;
love what you do and make it fun.â€?
Tamikaâ€™s Favorite Three Movies: â€œComing to America, Titanic and The color purple.â€?
Tamikaâ€™s Favorite Three Books: â€œBetween Lovers, by Eric Jerome Dickey; Only His,
by Elizabeth Lowell; and, Left behind.â€?
The First Three Things Tamika Would Do As President: â€œMake sure that our education system was competitive with the rest of the worldâ€™s; address the health care, and the
nursing homes issues. We have to take care of parents and set the standard for ourselves.â€?
Tamikaâ€™s Favorite Cars: â€œLand Rovers and BMW sport cars. Theyâ€™re just classy like me!â€?
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