Simply Be Empowerment Campaign Featuring My Boo Ty Alexander

Ty Alexander

Ty Alexander

As a lifestyle blogger my inbox is frequently filled with press releases touting the next greatest beauty product or some epic, can’t miss event. I often skim these releases, consider whether they resonate with me and my audience and never really give them much thought. This morning was quite different because I received a release featuring a woman I truly consider a friend and I teared up with pride and excitement because my boo Ty Alexander was included among a list of stellar bloggers. I have had a glimpse into her rise, I know a bit about her journey and I couldn’t be happier for this season in her life. Ty is featured in the Simply Be Empowerment campaign and the cast of ANTM will be challenged to represent their given hashtag:


Tune into the CW network at 8pm EST as Top Model alum Whitney Thompson along with Simply Be US publicist and Kelly Cutrone hosts tonight’s challenge.

You can see all the bloggers featured in the campaign here

Mad Rag Looking For a Fresh New Face


Mad Rag stores known for their on trend items at a budget-friendly price point is searching for a model for the Spring 2013 look book. The contest will be judged by Nole Marin of America’s Next Top Model fame and winners will not only win a chance to go to New York City for the photo shoot, they will also receive a $250 Madrag gift card and 3 professionally shot photos to add to or build their portofolios!

Complete contest details can be found on:

    About MadRag

Madrag has been bringing the latest fashions to budget-conscious, trendsetting young women of all sizes (including Junior Plus!) between the ages of 14-32 for over 30 years. We offer a diverse collection of clothing, shoes, lingerie, swimwear and accessories that feature key trends and reasonaby priced items that are must haves for today’s fashion conscious shopper.

Meet Krista White, ANTM Cycle 14 Winner

I have come to the sad realization that the majority of my television preferences tend to be of the reality TV variety, and my DVR is clearly a testament to this fact.

My guilty pleasures run the gamut from “Tiny and Toya” to America’s Next Top Model. Admittedly last season of ANTM was a pass for me… for some reason the idea of a selecting a model who is considered petite by the industry simply did not appeal to me…. Now when Ty Baby (Tyra Banks) decides to focus on curvy girls who are all size 10 or greater, I will watch with religiously and wait with bated breath while a winner is selected. Although I cannot tell you the name of a single contestant from Cycle 13 of ANTM, the most recent offering was high on my DVR list for recorded programs. A large part of this seasons appeal was the fact that Grand Dame Andre Leon Talley of Vogue fame was firmly planted behind the judges table. When a true fashion icon is on the CW, a fashionista like me takes notice.

In any case after a season of learning how to “smize” (smile with your eyes via Tyra) and Drekitude, (a hot ass mess via ALT) a winner was selected.

Meet Krista White- a 26 year old Pine Bluff, Arkansas native who has the skin of mahogany, and the fierceness of America’s next super model.


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