Keriâ€™s Thriving In Control
Keri: â€œI took charge of my life and became the self proclaimed Diva I am today.â€?
[Our Model Of The Day]
Where She’s From: Keri Stallworth, whose sign is Virgo, was born in Nuremburg, Germany, while her mother honorably served in the US military. “It’s hard to say where I was raised because my family and I were stationed in many different cities every few years, but my mother was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, so that is where we call home,” she tells The Black Star News. “My family has made me who I am today. I am very grateful for them because they are always in my corner, during the good and bad times.”
Keri attended the University of the Cumberlands. “I played volleyball there, and then decided to start modeling at the beginning of 2007. I signed with Stremelyne Model and Talent, Allure Models, and HerWorld, Atlanta, Georgia,” she says.
Where She’s At: “When I was younger I wanted to model so I could be one of the models on The Price Is Right. Now that I am older, my ultimate goal is to be a Victoria Secret model, a successful business woman, and a powerhouse in the entertainment industry,” the confident young beauty adds.
“Growing up was very awkward for me because I was abnormally taller than all of my classmates, and it didn’t help that I had a large gap in between my teeth,” Keri continues. “I was 6’0’’ by my 14th birthday and was very unsure of myself. One day I sat in my room and decided to change the way I felt about myself. I would no longer let people make fun of me, nor would I make fun of myself. I took charge of my life and became the self proclaimed Diva I am today.”
Now that’s what you call taking control, readers.
Keri’s recent work includes: Promotional Modeling—Kool, Louisville, KY; Mountain Dew, Louisville, KY; B. Simm, Miami, FL, Jacksonville, FL, Nashville, TN, Louisville, KY. Fashion Shows: From the Streets to the Runway Series, Atlanta, GA; The Hurd Agency Fashion Show 2007: A Benefit for Star Power, Nashville, TN. Print—Styles Hair Magazine, cover, Summer 2007 issue; Her World 2008 Calendar, Atlanta, GA; Stremelyne Media Ad, Who’s Who In Black Louisville, L styles; Velocity Magazine, Louisville, KY; Ozone Magazine, September 2007. Events--Grand Hustle: T.I., Lil Wayne, Young Jeezy Birthday Party, Atlanta, GA.
“Beauty is only skin deep, and it can be taken from you,” she continues. “No one can ever take your knowledge away from you. I believe brainpower is a necessity, and beauty is a privilege.”
So how does this determinef go-getter prepare to step out?
“I love MAC makeup because it matches my skin ton really well, and they have the best lip gloss. My favorite perfume is Happy by Clinique because it smells sweet. My favorite shoes are by Steve Madden, because they fit me just right.”
Keri’s Words Of Wisdom: “Don’t try to be like someone else. Make some one else want to be like you.”
Keri’s Secrets Of Success: “The secret to my success came from my grandmother. She always told me to keep god first no matter what I am doing. I pair that with hard work and determination.”
Keri’s Favorite Three Movies: “Sparkle, The Last Dragon, and New Jack City.”
Keri’s Three Favorite Books: “The Bible, Be A Better You, by Joel Osteen, and
Disappearing Acts, by Terry Mcmillian.”
Leaders That Have Inspired Keri: “Martin Luther King Jr., Oprah, and Mahatma Gandhi. They all represent peace and truth.”
First Three Things Keri Would Do As President: “End the war and bring the troops home; lower the gas prices; and, redecorate the oval office.”
Some of Keri’s Favorite Cars: “My favorite car is the Bugatti Veyron. It is so sleek and classy. And it’s the fastest street-legal car in the world. I have a need for speed.”
Keri’s Five Favorite Entertainers: “Mariah Carey—My All; Christina Aguilera--Hurt; Yolonda Adams—The Battle Is Not Yours; L L COOL J—I Need Love; Amanda Diva—40 Emcees.”
Keri’s Five Favorite websites: “tyrabanks.com, babyphat.com, vh1.com, bet.com,
To book Keri please contact Allen Cartwright (502) 299-8067
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