Christina Flowers Is Blooming
Christina believes that all parents should teach their children about their background so that they have self esteem, knowledge and confidence. â€œPeople many times donâ€™t pass down the history of their heritage because they may be ashamed of it,â€? she explains. â€œKids must have a sense of self-pride and love.â€?
MODEL OF THE DAY
Where Sheâ€™s From: Christina Flowers was born in Pittsburgh, PA. Her mother hails from the South Side of Chicago and her father is from Gulfport, MS.Â
â€œI am the eldest of six,â€? the lovely young model and actress tells The Black Star News. â€œI believe one of the deepest lessons my parents have instilled in me and my siblings is â€˜Remember where you came from and know your roots.â€™â€? An old Creole saying is, â€œTell me whom you love and I'll tell you who you are.â€?Â Â Â Â Â Â
Christina believes that all parents should teach their children about their background so that they have self esteem, knowledge and confidence. â€œPeople many times donâ€™t pass down the history of their heritage because they may be ashamed of it,â€? she explains. â€œKids must have a sense of self-pride and love.â€?Â
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â€œAs a member of several minority groups: woman, Black and young, I am aware of the diversity within many communities.Â Coming from an all-white, suburban community to an atmosphere that has allowed me to intermix with different races and cultures in an urban environment, two seemingly polar-opposite environments, has taught me to look deeper than the surface and recognize the commonalities that exist beyond appearances,â€? she continues. â€œBoth environments represent a microcosm of society, both environments have taught me the ability to relateâ€”which is key in progressingâ€”that no matter what groups I belong or associate with I can identify with any group.â€?
Where Sheâ€™s At: Christina currently attends Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI, and is studying Communication and Rhetorical Studies, African American Studies and English. She has her eyes on the news business. â€œThis past fall in interned at WISN-12 News in Milwaukee, Wisconsin which solidified my decision to move toward broadcast journalism,â€? she adds. â€œI am also a member of the Kappa Eta Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated. They have helped me realize both my personal and professional goals in life.â€?
Christina is superbly athletic, having participated in swimming, soccer, track, basketball, softball, skiing, skating and gymnastics. Sheâ€™s also a talented dancer; from street, hiphop, dance hall, to soca. â€œMy modeling career was launched with Gorilla Promotions in 2004,â€? she adds. â€œGorilla Promotions has helped to groom and expose my talents to the public. With Gorilla Promotions I have done countless photo shoots, a few magazine spreads, and on camera video work. I am building a name for myself in the fashion and entertainment industry.â€? Christina wants to combine modeling and acting with a career in broadcast news.
Where Sheâ€™s Heading: Christina is very spiritual, and notes, â€œWith everyday I strive to release and let go of all past hurts, misunderstandings and grudges because I am abundantly blessed! My goal is to recognize them as the illusions they are, and sent from the enemy to kill my spirit, steal my joy, and destroy my faith; For God is all there is. All else is a lie.â€?
Her proud accomplishments include a spectacular shoot for Ya Heard, a national publication and modeling for a relationship column series called â€œ4 ways.â€? Christina notes: â€œIf someone is going to judge me on physical attributes, thatâ€™s fine--as long as you know thereâ€™s something deeper, a brain.â€?
How does Christina prepare to step out? â€œWith clothes I like Express, Forever 21, and anything that has a different look; Ed Hardy, Viktor Viktoria and Urban Outfitters. Over the years Iâ€™ve found myself drawn to their styles. Make-up: MAC & NARS; I love their bold colors Perfumes. Anything by Ralph Lauren or Clinique Bath & Body Products: Victoria Secretâ€™s Love Spell. I always seem to get compliments on how I smell.â€?
Christina is also a reporter for BrewCityTV.com, Above Average Inc. (www.aboveaverageinc.com) as a promotional model, and the Queens of Paradise model team in Milwaukee, WI.
Christinaâ€™s Words Of Wisdom: â€œI live by this quote, â€˜Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate, our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.â€™ By Marianne Williamson.â€?
Christinaâ€™s Secrets Of Success: â€œWhat I am presently doing is striving for success, by having a strong sense of faith and spirituality and a very strong support system in my family and close friends.â€?
Christinaâ€™s Favorite All Time Three Movies: â€œLove & Basketball, City of God, Brown Sugar.â€?
Christinaâ€™s Favorite All Time Three Books: â€œIn Search of Sisterhood by Paula Giddings, When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost by Joan Morgan, The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison.â€?
The First Three Things Christina Would Do As President: â€œI feel many politicians arenâ€™t realistic about their goals and lack strategic planning with follow through. Idealistically I would like to improve the nationâ€™s education system and eradicate hunger which would consequently help to end poverty in our country.â€?
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