Rio: I started modeling when I was 17 years old. I was scouted by Abercrombie & Fitch while shopping at the mall with my parents. Two weeks later I became a “store model” for Abercrombie. Years ago Abercrombie scouted models who worked in the store and I was noticed by a talent agency, and that is how it all began.
Wiley: How is the modeling industry treating you?
Rio: The modeling industry is actually going pretty good so far! I just walked my first New York Fashion week this year of 2017 and just got invited back to walk this upcoming September! Also Instagram play a big role for me to be noticed on social media, I’ve worked with well know photographers and looking forward to growing as a model. Don’t get me wrong though its not easy and its A LOT of competition out here.
Wiley: I heard that many African American models find it hard to stay working, do you find yourself dealing with that problem ?
Rio: At times it can be a bit challenging to find work. However I tend to do pretty good with my bookings. However it is still discrimination towards black models in this industry.
Wiley: Do you feel like Chicago is the place for you to help take your modeling career to next the level?
Rio: HELL NO! Definitely New York or LA would be the place for me! New York is more easier to book shows and print, LA is very strict on looks and body so I have work to do. I need to get in the gym more if I think im going make it in LA haha!
Wiley: Who do you admire in the modeling industry ?
Rio: That is a really hard question! My inspiration would have to be Sacha M’Baye! Hes so talented and so humble, I can relate to him in so many ways. My favorite female model would have to be Naomi Campbell of course!
Wiley: How is your dating life ?
Rio: My dating life is drama and stress free! Im currently single and waiting for that little cutie to come into my life. Until then I am just focused on my brand and career.
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Bad news for fans of Rosewood and Morris Chestnut.
FOX has canceled the police procedural after two seasons.
The drama, which premiered in September 2015, was initially a solid performer for the network but saw drastic declines after it was moved to Friday nights—often referred to as the graveyard slot in American television.
Morris also shared the news of Rosewood‘s cancellation on Instagram.
Rapper Fly Young Red need to release new music ASAP. He really need to release original material instead of remixes. He can make it to the next level musically if he stop playing. He have to stop beefing with radio DJs. And focus on his music career. Throw that boy pussy era is over and his fan base need new & original music. I am rooting for Fly Young Red because he make good remixes.
Whoopi Goldberg is on course to bag a salary of $3.5 million should she hold onto her role as a moderator on the successful TV series ‘The View‘.
$1.5 million higher than the $2 million she received last season, the amount- if coughed up by ABC– would see her retain her position after she announced that she was to part ways with the show at the end of its current season.
Seems straight forward? Well…it isn’t. For, Goldberg’s request also comes with a number of conditions.
She wants producer to be fired.
Sophie Brussaux has already hired 2 big NYC lawyers to get the paternity/child support ball rolling. She claims she’s 3 1/2 months pregnant and pins down conception to either January 20 or 21. The pic was taken January 24 at a Japanese restaurant in Amsterdam.
The woman, a retired porn star, has what she says are text messages between her and Drake, which purport to say the following:
Drake: I want you to have an abortion.
Brussaux: I can’t kill my baby simply to indulge you sorry.
Drake: Indulge me? F*** you.
Drake: You do know what you’re doing you think you’re going to get money.
She says she’s having a girl.
We reached out to Drake’s people, who say, “This woman has a very questionable background. She has admitted to having multiple relationships. We understand she may have problems getting into the United States. She’s one of many women claiming he got them pregnant.”
The rep goes on, “If it is in fact Drake’s child, which he does not believe, he would do the right thing by the child.”
The rep says he has no idea whether the purported text message is even real or out of context because they haven’t seen the actual text.
The rep says Brussaux had sex with another big rapper at the same time as Drake, adding the other rapper has all but acknowledged it’s his kid.
The Queen of Hip-Hop/Soul is treading the promo trail in support of new album ‘Strength Of A Woman’ and stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon for a spirited performance.
MJB belted out ‘Love Yourself,’ which was produced by Kanye West (who also features on the studio version).
The showing comes on the same day the project’s sales forecast was revealed.
Per Hits Daily Double, ‘Strength’ is on course to open strong on the Billboard 200. Its sales-plus-streaming prediction is 67,000-72,000, while the pure sales estimate sits at 63-68k.