LAâ€™s Stunning Chiandra Washington
â€œObviously, you need beauty in this industry but you also need to be business minded,â€? Washington adds. â€œThis is one of the toughest industries and not for the weak minded.â€?
Where Sheâ€™s From: Lovely Chiandra Washington, a.k.a. Sexy Shawn,Â was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. Since she was able to promote her skills effectively in 2005 her career took off to supermodel status.
She went to School in California and attended some College in North Carolina before deciding to launch her career. â€œI have so many aspirations, I donâ€™t know where to start discussing them,â€? she tells The Black Star News.
â€œThe most important thing I learned from my mom was to stay honest and humble,â€? she says. â€œAs quick as you can get fame, God can just as quickly take it away it you take him for granted. My mother instilled in me the desire to give back and treat people the way I would want to be treatedâ€”not matter how they may be treating you.â€?
Still, she concedes that sometimes the traveling and living from a suitcase and one hotel to another can be tiringâ€”but there are also rewards in the industry.
Where Sheâ€™s At: She has had numerous advertisement campaigns, appeared on several fashion shows and music videos. â€œI love it all because of my versatility,â€? she says. â€œThere is nothing I canâ€™t do, from high fashion to glamour.â€? Washington is signed to an ad agency and is also represented by a manager and lawyer. She cautions others to be careful â€“and to control their careersâ€”so that sharks donâ€™t take advantage of them.
Where Sheâ€™s Heading: In addition to magazine covers, she also completed her first season on New Yorkâ€™s Fashion Week. â€œThat was a huge accomplishment, and doing a Guess Jeans campaign,â€? she recalls.
â€œObviously, you need beauty in this industry but you also need to be business minded,â€? she adds. â€œThis is one of the toughest industries and not for the weak minded.â€?
How does Washington get ready to step out? â€œThe jeans I wear are Sevens because they are long enough for my legs,â€? she says. â€œI like Baby Phat also if the length is right. I only wear MAC products as far as makeup. It lasts and the pigments are incredible. I like Perry Ellis 360 as far as perfume and any type of shoe. I am a shoe freak.â€?
Washingtonâ€™s Words Of Wisdom: â€œLive life everyday like itâ€™s your last.â€?
Washingtonâ€™s Secrets To Success: â€œStay on your grind-morning, noon, and night.â€?
Washingtonâ€™s Three Favorite Movies: â€œShaw Shank Redemption, Coming To America, and Friday.â€?
Washingtonâ€™s Three Favorite Books: â€œCoffee Will Make You Black, The Notebook, Cheaters.â€?
First Three Things Washington Would Do As President: â€œI would help reduce unemployment, help reduce the price of gas, and provide further assistance for the victims of Katrina.â€?
At The End Of Her Career Words To Describe her: â€œShe came, she saw, and she conquered.â€?
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