Koko's Beauty Reigns

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[Our Model Of The Day]

Where She's From: Beautiful Koko Reign, whose sign is Cancer was born and raised in Brooksville, Florida, a small town outside of Tampa. ''I come from a very strong and loving family, which I must say is my backbone,'' she tells The Black Star News.

''Strong morals and values have been instilled in my family generation after generation. At every chance we show love and appreciation for each other. And at the sound of trouble or chaos, we are all there to support one another. I have a beautiful and darling mother who is the center of my world. She is one of the most loving and giving person on earth. She is such a hard worker, positive being and a truly courageous mother. She's my inner strength and my reason to succeed. I have truly learned to be a persevering woman through her guidance.''

Where She's At: Koko attended the University of South Florida, in Tampa, Florida. ''I launched my modeling career roughly eight months ago,'' she adds. ''My modeling career is pretty steady. I'm very overwhelmed at the response I have obtained in such a short time. I'm not at the top of my game just yet but in due time I will certainly be there. My ultimate goal and desire is to become a successful actress. However as for modeling, I would certainly love to grace the covers of top magazines such as Ebony, Essence, Vogue..''

''I've always been taught to take every challenge head on with no regrets. He, our Lord and Savior, will never put more on us than we can bear,'' the lovely and confident model explains, ''and He has yet to fail me. With the many challenges I have faced juggling school, work, and modeling all full time status, I always encourage myself to take each and every step with a full stride.

KoKo Reign has an impressive portfolio: ''Some of my profession al accomplishments include videos for Plies featuring T-Pain Shawty, Orlando's very own Ruff 'Get Up'  video produced by the talented Angus Prospere of Livewyre Productions and Heavy Weight 'G's' video. I have been featured in several magazines, including but not limited to SugarTails Magazine produced by the most creative and hard working producer Don Hector, Street Elements and Platforms Hair Magazine created and published by the talented Sam Baker.''

''Beauty starts within. Beauty draws you near but my brainpower will certainly keep you coming back,'' Koko responds when asked about the importance of combining brains with looks. ''I have a powerful combination of them both. In this business, you have to be wise enough to see your way through and intelligent enough to stand firm and build your foundation.''

So why does this beauty stop traffic when she steps out? ''I love Seven, BCBG and BeBe....very comfortable and superb quality,'' she says. ''Products I most often use are Mary Kay and Mac preferably because it works for my skin. One product line I absolutely must use is Optimum Hair Products. Healthy hair is a must.''

Koko's Words Of Wisdom: ''Life is not accountable to us; we are accountable to life!''
Koko's Secrets Of Success: ''Always stay humble and remain true to myself. And most importantly, never let any man steal my joy!''
Koko's Favorite Three Movies: ''The Color Purple - teaches values and morals, WaterWorld - Life's priorities are quite important, and Soul Food - Reminds me of my family.''
Koko's Favorite Three Books: ''Bible - I try to read it as much as possible, Nervous-- by Zane, Addicted--by Zane.''
Leaders That Have Most Inspired Koko: ''Martin Luther King Jr. He's a prominent foundation to our past. Jesse Jackson-I admire him for having such a powerful voice and my grandmother-for being a stand up woman in my hometown community.''
The First Three Thing Koko Would Do As US President: Reform welfare laws - too much abuse. Revisit Social Security-to assure future funds availability. Remove our troops from Iraq.''
Koko's Favorite Cars: ''Bentley GT, Range Rover Sport, BMW 750--.they all reign grace, power and beauty, the true definition of KoKo Reign.''
Koko's Favorite Entertainers And Songs: ''I love ole' school music, Shirley Brown 'You Ain't Woman Enough,' Marvin Cease 'Candy Licker,' Sir Charles Jones 'Just Can't Let Go' and I love the newer vibes of Tank and Maxwell.''
Koko's Five Favorite Websites: ''www.sugartails.com, www.modelmayhem.com, www.mylestonesphotography.com, www.blackstarnews.com and www.mediatakeout.com.''

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