Saphangela, Phillyâ€™s Pride
â€œI don't just want to model,â€? Saphangela continues. â€œI want to be a role model an inspiration to society.â€?
OUR MODEL OF THE DAY
Where Sheâ€™s From: Saphangela Saint-vil, whose Zodiac sign is Sagittarius, was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. She lived there for the first five years of her life before her father decided it would be advantageous for her to live in the U.S. and her mother agreed.
â€œI Lived in New York from ages five to 11. I loved it,â€? she tells The Black Star News. â€œBut after my grandmother was a victim of a robbery twice, my father moved the entire family to Philadelphia where I currently reside. I learned great family values from my father. He was strict but I turned out to be a very well mannered self-respected independent woman due to his ways.â€?
Saphangela attended several schools, including P.S 91 in New York, Olney El. Olney High, and University of Penn Ballroom Dance. â€œI was discovered in high school,â€? she adds. â€œI received a contract at age 15 but because my father had his own perception of modeling, he blew my chances of making it big. But when I reached the age of 18, I started networking to find the individuals in the business to launch my career.â€?
Where Sheâ€™s At: â€œI don't just want to model,â€? Saphangela continues. â€œI want to be a role model an inspiration to society---a lot of wonderful things has been happening to me and my career.â€? The young model and entrepreneur has been in Black Menâ€™s Magazine, Word Magazine, fashion shows, various charity shows, and soap operas.â€?
â€œPeople come across pretty faces everyday but it's rare when beauty and brains are combined,â€? Saphangela cautions. â€œI find that people respect you more and have more respect for what you do.â€?
So how does Saphangela prepare to step out? â€œGucci, Chanel, Christian Dior, Nine West and many more are some of my favorite hand bags and shoes,â€? she says. â€œI have over 50 Bath & Body lotions. I like them all but my favorite is Grapefruitâ€”it makes you feel so refreshing. I wear MAC and L'Oreal make-up. My favorite perfume is J'adore because it defines me. I am very picky when it comes to clothes. I dress according to weather, occasion, and the way I feel.â€?
Saphangelaâ€™s Words Of Wisdom: â€œBe true to yourself and do nothing to make you lose the best possession of your life---honor.â€?
Saphangelaâ€™s Secrets Of Success: â€œSuccessful people do what unsuccessful people won't do and understand that failure is an event not a person.â€?
Saphangelaâ€™s Favorite Three Movies: â€œForever Young, The Thomas Crown Affair, and Boomerang.â€?
Saphangelaâ€™s Favorite Three Books: â€œRomeo & Juliet; Understanding Your Potential; and, my own life, because it is a book, the story never ends.â€?
Leaders That Have Most Inspired Saphangela: â€œMartin Luther King; Russell Simmons; and, Oprah.â€?
The First Three Things Saphangela Would Do As US President: â€œEnd this war; fight poverty; and try my hardest to make this world a better place for us to live in.â€?
Saphangelaâ€™s Favorite Cars: â€œMercedes Benz and Rolls Royceâ€”classy in it's own way with a very unique style and thatâ€™s how I am. My car must exude confidence and appearance.â€?
Saphangelaâ€™s Five Favorite Musicians/Entertainers And Songs: â€œLionel Richieâ€”Hello; Mariah Careyâ€”My all; R-Kellyâ€”I believe I can Fly; Whitney Houstonâ€”I Will Always Love You; and, Usherâ€”Confessions.â€?
For more on this Philadelphia beauty please visit www.myspace.com/saphangela1Â
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