Her name is Darlene Ortiz. But 20 years ago, she was known simply as “Darlene”.
All Darlene ever did to earn her spot in the annals of Hip Hop history was pose half naked for the cover of her husband’s 2nd studio album.
Darlene’s image on the cover of Ice T’s 1987 album “Power” propelled sales of the album through the roof. Her curves earned her praise from men and women alike.
Twenty years later, Darlene reenacted her infamous album pose for KING magazine. From the photos, we see that Darlene, now in her 40s, still has it. Video models today with their super sized man-made parts look like cartoon caricatures in comparison to Darlene from back in the day. She was perfect.
There’s not a video model out today who can measure up to the Darlene of 1987 — and she wasn’t even black!