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Friday, July 21, 2017


It's the night before #TNEI2017. Usually, I would blog about any major event, but things have been different lately and I was not able to follow tradition. So this time, it's a good thing that I am able.

What can I say?

I am nervous as usual. Finding the next Erzullie Icon is never easy and it gets tougher by the year.

We always get around 1,000 plus applications EVERY YEAR, but not all of them make the cut because of the following:

1. They don't know how to follow instructions (and I have to be fair with the rest of the models who did)

2. They don't fit the requirements

4. My personal "favorite" (sarcastic, of course) is that they already show specific attitudes that will definitely not fly within the family.

Majority of the time, the models cover all three, making elimination very easy. I am usually left with around 50 models, but there are only 15 slots. It's up to them if they want to go through with it.

So, expectations?

I expect these models to be at their professional best. I also expect them to be on-time and bring their Fierce game on. Why do I expect such a thing? Because they are amazing plus size women for starters --- there is something inside there to be expected.

That's basically it. Hopefully, we do find an Erzullie Icon. If not, there is always next year.


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