As part of their new campaign to “redefine the color of beauty” beauty brand Carol’s Daughter chose three light skinned women, model Selita Ebanks, Beyonce's sister, Solange Knowles, and Puffy's concubine, Cassie, to be their new spokeswomen. Is anyone surprised?

Selita Ebanks explains that the starlets were chosen for the texture of their hair, rather than for the hue of their skin: “Carol’s Daughter doesn’t have just one direct demographic,” she said. “Solange’s hair is a different texture than mine; so is Cassie’s. Our skin and body types are different. Today, people are blended, and I think the three of us are a prime example. Women in my family range from vanilla to the deepest chocolate.”

That's funny, I don't see the "deepest chocolate" represented in this photo. I guess they couldn't find any chocolate sistas on such short notice?

Here's an excerpt from the WWD Style feature, via The Life Files:

“They will serve as cultural ambassadors in bringing forth this acceptance that the definition of beauty is now colorless,” said Steve Stoute. “There are no longer boxes of white, black, Latina, Asian. More and more women are checking the other box.” According to Stoute, the trio was chosen because aside from their beauty “they share the vision and embody the messaging in their attitude, appearance, projects and core values.




Remember the sad story of Lashaun Armstrong, the little boy who was the only survivor after his mother drove her family into the Hudson River last week? Lashaun Armstrong, 10, is shown walking outside a residence in Newburgh, New York with a woman identified as "Lisa." He seems to be holding up really well considering the horrific deaths of his mother, Lashanda Armstrong, and his three siblings. Photo: Splash News Online

  • Dawn Sheen

    That’s funny, I don’t see the “deepest chocolate” represented in this photo. I guess they couldn’t find any chocolate sistas on such short notice?

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    I see 3 beautiful women.

  • KK76

    WWD stands for When Will...

  • prynsexxx

    I LOVE SOLANGES HAIR!

    Poor Lashaun. I hope he holds up, but who knows what will happen at the funeral.

  • WUTWUZMISSIN!

    Jill Scott, Lauren Hill, Angie Stone... don't they all rock natural looks?

  • Cinderella

    Sandra, please get over your skin color/self-esteem issues. It's not healthy for you.

  • Dawn Sheen

    Cinderella says:

    Sandra, please get over your skin color/self-esteem issues. It’s not healthy for you.

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    Please do NOT confuse Sandra with Lil Kim. Sandra been a chocolate drop all her 50-11 years. Lil Kim was born a chocolate drom them morphed into chinese take out.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bi0pQbpWWu4&feature=player_embedded#at=504 His_Mommy623

    i hate Dawnnnnnnnnnnn :rofl:

    but Solange looks old as shyt in that pic....its a bad pic :no:

  • Dawn Sheen

    WUTWUZMISSIN! says:

    Jill Scott, Lauren Hill, Angie Stone… don’t they all rock natural looks?

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    Everytime I see Angie she has on a lacefront or 27 piece (wig NOT chicken)

    Lauryn or Ms. Hill isn't quite ready for sonsorships just yet. There isn't emough Carol's Daughter for all of her personalities.

  • KeyshKeysh

    Carol's Daughter is a natural hair brand catering to curly haired girls...I can cleary tell Solange is natural but idk bout the rest of them broads :/

  • Dawn Sheen

    His_Mommy623 says:

    i hate Dawnnnnnnnnnnn

    but Solange looks old as shyt in that pic….its a bad pic
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    You LOVE me and YOU know it! Solange smokes weed (she said it, I didn't)I heard that makes you age.

  • amatrex

    Gotta agree with Sandy about the "diversity" represented on the WWD cover. Why couldn't they have put chocolate women like Lanisha Cole, Robinne Lee, or Tika Sumpter on the cover to truly represent a full diverse color spectrum of black women. :shrugs:

    Nice to see the 10-year old boy in good spirits. I'm wondering if what happened to his family is still beyond his comprehension at this point.

  • StillASassyOne

    Mawnin ya'll! :waves:

    TGIF...just mailed off tax returns for the past 4 years.... :wail:

    Awaiting a very depressing phone call about how I plan to "pay the piper." SMH...

    Dawn...hold me!!

  • VAALLDAY

    3 people that aren't really doing shyt right now snag a cover...that is amazing to me!

  • Lady_L

    Dawn Sheen says:

    Cinderella says:

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    Please do NOT confuse Sandra with Lil Kim. Sandra been a chocolate drop all her 50-11 years. Lil Kim was born a chocolate drom them morphed into chinese take out.
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    :rofl:

  • StillASassyOne

    Glad to see the little boy is doing well. If I were him, I'd be mad as hell. I want to raise his mama from the dead and throttle her like I can't even describe. Selfish, selfish, selfish, weak, chick!!

    :mad:

    Don't even get me started!

  • Dawn Sheen

    VAALLDAY says:

    3 people that aren’t really doing shyt right now snag a cover…that is amazing to me!

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    I disagree: doing shyt as in what "we" think they should be doing or doing chit as in they are branching out and examining other avenues? Diversity brings revenue. Example: Nikki Ninja has success being a gimmeck but we won't support her outside of butt pads and wigs.

  • Dawn Sheen

    Hay Sassy! I see u still advertising ur pussi in ur gravi!

  • miamore1973

    I actually see three different shades of brown but maybe that's just me.

    I'm happy to see this child is coping the best way he can. I hope he's doing as well mentally.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bi0pQbpWWu4&feature=player_embedded#at=504 His_Mommy623

    Dawn! :hug: I do adore ur crazy

    SASOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO *motorboats u* :hug:

  • Terri B

    I'm with you Sandra, we come in all kinds of beautiful shades and textures of hair, why not expose all of them. This is the best they can do?

  • cheeks8683

    That poor boy. I was watching cnn or msnbc at the gym last night and they revealed that in his interview Lashaun explained that once the water started to fill the car his mom said she made a big mistake and attempted to get out but then just gave up and said at least we will all die togehter. Lashaun was able to get his window down and excape. He just learned to swim last year and he told the lady that picked him up off the side of the road that he was planning to teach his brothers this summer and felt bad because he didnt do it sooner. His sister was too strapped into her car seat for him to get her out...I just :pray: that he is not messed up for life!!!

  • Mr.BluPhi

    They look like animals....like literally. Puppies?? Rats?? Something.

    And yeah they could have put have someone of a darker complexion on the cover if they wanted to title it "Beauty in Diversity" ...

  • cheeks8683

    When is Cassy gonna get over this half shaved head phase?

  • Terri B

    KeyshKeysh says:

    Carol’s Daughter is a natural hair brand catering to curly haired girls…I can cleary tell Solange is natural but idk bout the rest of them broads :/

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    That's what I thought, so I'm more confuse on why these three. straighen hers.

  • Mr.BluPhi

    Please do NOT confuse Sandra with Lil Kim. Sandra been a chocolate drop all her 50-11 years. Lil Kim was born a chocolate drom them morphed into chinese take out.
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    :dead:

  • TwinMom

    Solange looks like one of the crows from the Wiz.

  • Mr.BluPhi

    I can't even comment on the little boy. That chit makes me sad man. This is why Im pro abortion. Some women, even when they think they're ready, are not cut out to have children, and they dont realize it until their car in sinking in a river with their children in the back seat...man.

  • OSHH

    Weed does not make you age, WTF??
    Solange just sticks out in that pic and not in a good way.

  • Mr.BluPhi

    TwinMom says:

    Solange looks like one of the crows from the Wiz.
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    lmfaooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
    (*sings "you cant win")

  • Dawn Sheen

    OSHH says:

    Weed does not make you age, WTF??

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    Spoken like a true Pot head

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOnqjkJTMaA ALBoy

    I hate that lil man had to see that. A couple months ago I had a church member get killed and her lil boy saw his dad kill his mom. it was crazy but after she was gone and the dad was arrested the kids actually started doing better. I hope he has a better life and peace in his mind :pray:

  • cheeks8683

    Carol’s Daughter is a natural hair brand catering to curly haired girls…I can cleary tell Solange is natural but idk bout the rest of them broads :/

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    That’s what I thought, so I’m more confuse on why these three. straighen hers.
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    Does Salita even wear her real hair?

    Solange looks like one of the crows from the Wiz.
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    lmfaooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
    (*sings “you cant win”)
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    :rofl: "you can't break even and you cant get outta the gaaaaaammmmme"
    LMBO!!!!!!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOnqjkJTMaA ALBoy

    :lol: I love the wiz :lol:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWW5NhVpi_U Man, I just don’t care™

    Cassie :lick: Mmmmmmmmm.....

    Lil Man looked relaxed (relieved) as hail. Something tells me this wasn't the first incident he had to endure with his mother/parents. SMH.

    :offtopic: And "Lisa" got a nice thick azz body.

  • StillASassyOne

    "...said she made a big mistake and attempted to get out but then just gave up and said at least we will all die togehter....."

    ^^^^ See- THIS just pissed me off even more! You wait until you and your children are fukkin drowning to decided that you may have made a "big mistake?!"

    No lie. I hope that bish is in hell with not a second of peace. Not ONE! And this is EXACTLY why I'm in favor of mandatory abortions. That bish was 25 with 4 kids. Pregnant since like 14-15. Had they foced an abortion on that unstable broad then, that little boy would not have to live his LIFE knowing that he had to leave his family drowning because his weak azz mama had no damned sense.

    Get me off of this topic.

  • StillASassyOne

    Hey His!! And Dawn...yes...p*ssy is the one business that never endures a recession. :wink:

  • nydiva4u

    dont give a crap about the the first picture but on a serious note, I am glad to see little man smiling. Lord knows he is dealing with a bunch of feelings. Prayers go out to him for a peaceful heart.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWW5NhVpi_U Man, I just don’t care™

    Did they ever find out what sent Lashuanda over the edge? They only spoke of an argument with one of her baby daddies but didn't give specifics.

  • Myaela0207

    I was watching the news story last night when I got home from work. I cried listening to the details on what happened. And I'm mad, like you wanna kill yourself, go ahead, but don't bring your babies with you!!! :mad:

  • StillASassyOne

    @Man
    That simple bish couldn't deal with the consequences of her actions and was just all around weak....and a fukkin idiot. THAT's what sent her stupid azz off the edge....all 4 innocent kids in tow.

    I'd fight that bish if I could...

  • Terri B

    OSHH says:

    Weed does not make you age, WTF??
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    Ohhhhhh yes it can! Smoke in general can age you.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWW5NhVpi_U Man, I just don’t care™

    @SASSY
    "That simple bish couldn’t deal with the consequences of her actions and was just all around weak….and a fukkin idiot. THAT’s what sent her stupid azz off the edge….all 4 innocent kids in tow.

    I’d fight that bish if I could…"
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    yeah... She prolly had mental problems before hand that went without notice.

  • cheeks8683

    Did they ever find out what sent Lashuanda over the edge? They only spoke of an argument with one of her baby daddies but didn’t give specifics.
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    The boy told authrorites his step-father had been cheating on his momma "again" and it sent her over the edge, She fought with the dad, police where called to the scene and by the time thay got there nobody was home and she had driven to the lake...Worst of all it was at night!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bi0pQbpWWu4&feature=player_embedded#at=504 His_Mommy623

    *kicks SASO* u betta come better than that girl!!

  • KrayZKat

    The story of Lashaun Armstrong makes me weak in the knees. This baby not only has to deal with the death of his mom and siblings, but possibly survivor's remorse and trying to save his innocent baby sister he couldn't rescue. Hopefully he's getting professional help because I know my grown behind is having a hard time just hearing the story. I am so happy to see him smiling though.

  • StillASassyOne

    Im sorry, His! this sh*t just got me riled up!

    @Man
    I filed my taxes.....the total $8300.....can you help me with that?

  • cheeks8683

    @SASSY
    “That simple bish couldn’t deal with the consequences of her actions and was just all around weak….and a fukkin idiot. THAT’s what sent her stupid azz off the edge….all 4 innocent kids in tow.

    I’d fight that bish if I could…”
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    yeah… She prolly had mental problems before hand that went without notice.

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    Honestly, a child does not have the mental capacity to deal with having a kid that young, yes ot happens but it is imparative that they have a good support system. Alot of young women get by but never heal those emotional scars. I know grown women who have kids and they sometimes cannot deal with the everyday stress of life. Its not a joke. Then she had back to back kids...

  • StillASassyOne

    @Cheeks
    This simple bish did NOT drive her vehicle off of a bridge...with her 4 kids in there...because some loose-d*cked negro got caught slippin...

    PLEASE....PLEASE.....tell me that is not the case.

    Is it wrong to pray that somebody gets rebuffed at the gates of Heaven? Cause this bish does NOT deserve to walk through the gates....

  • StillASassyOne

    @Cheeks
    Then that stupid ho shoulda kept her trifling azz legs closed!! It ain't rocket science!! Ain't nobody to blame for her having all them damn kids but her!! Her!! And HER only!!!

    No sympathy here! Fukk her, her soul, her spirit and the afterlife she's sent to.

  • KrayZKat

    "The boy told authrorites his step-father had been cheating on his momma “again” and it sent her over the edge, She fought with the dad, police where called to the scene and by the time thay got there nobody was home and she had driven to the lake…Worst of all it was at night!"
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    ANY mother, or parent, for that matter, would have to be mental to do what she did, but I just don't understand why, if he was cheating, she proceeded to have babies by him. It says he cheated "again," so obviously it wasn't the first time. I don't get it!

  • http://chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco aka Hippie

    That is not a flattering picture at all - I see diversity in FUGLY - Cassie's face is looking pudgy - Solo look like a clown and Selita is too bug eyed! Yep I said it :lol:

  • http://twitter.com/#!/Birdshu Bird

    Maybe its about the hair diversity and not the skin. They've had Mary J as a spokesperson so its not like they discriminate.

    Now that I have cut and permed my hair and cain't stand all the damn fuss, as soon as it gets long enough on the sides and back, I'll be getting micros until I have a natural like Solange's.

  • http://chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco aka Hippie

    Im glad the young lad is doing well I felt so bad for him and yet angry with his mother for doing her children that way I can't make sense of it!

  • http://mylifeinthesun782.blogspot.com Ms. Everything

    Sassy her age has NOTHING to do with her dumb ass driving off a bridge with those babies. I know excellent mothers who were 25 with 4 kids, sh.it I was younger than that. Thats not the issue here, old mothers do stupid chit too. The bottom line is this woman was sick in the head, it has nothing to do with age, you can wait til 35 do all the planning in the world and STILL won`t be prepared for all motherhood really is

  • jazi65

    Why does solange look like she's just passing by instead IN the pic?

    My heart goes out to Lashaun.

  • West Coast Chick

    Cassie is beautiful... I see why Diddy Bew'd her up.. Solo reminds me of a muppet :lol:

  • cheeks8683

    @Cheeks
    This simple bish did NOT drive her vehicle off of a bridge…with her 4 kids in there…because some loose-d*cked negro got caught slippin…

    PLEASE….PLEASE…..tell me that is not the case.

    Is it wrong to pray that somebody gets rebuffed at the gates of Heaven? Cause this bish does NOT deserve to walk through the gates….
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    Unfortunately....yeah....thats what did it (Now we know there were several reasons that mounted because obviously she was on some other ish). I mean the dude been cheating on her. Shoot the way I look at it she is blessed to have her babies. Do u know how many people have to deal with betrayal by themself...instead she could have found strength thru her kids and become a better person for them. Shoot my momma did it. My daddy was 10 types of wrong to her but my mom said we were the reason she wanted more and could go on. This women needed help a looong time ago

  • http://chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco aka Hippie

    She killed herself to get even with her children's father and that's why she took the kids with her - it was a selfish move on her part - he is still gonna date other females - mourn briefly over his children and resent her for what she did- FIRST LOVE IS SELF LOVE!

  • http://chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco aka Hippie

    She didn't love herself or her kids - REAL!

  • IsaiahsMom

    amatrex says:

    Gotta agree with Sandy about the “diversity” represented on the WWD cover. Why couldn’t they have put chocolate women like Lanisha Cole, Robinne Lee, or Tika Sumpter on the cover to truly represent a full diverse color spectrum of black women.

    Nice to see the 10-year old boy in good spirits. I’m wondering if what happened to his family is still beyond his comprehension at this point.

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    :preach:

  • http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/profile.php?ref=profile&id=1335451522 therapist1911

    They are all beautiful women....

    I just never got the hype of Selita. Even as a VS model. *SHURGS*

  • leapyearpisces

    Hey everyone...just stopping by for a quick min to say....

    Poor Solange...bless her heart....she can't get a break..she is always having to play the background and that can't feel good. Why did they put her in the back instead of the front??? She looks so awkward....it has to suck being the "ugly" one, even though you're NOT ugly :shrugs:

    and as far as that other situation, PPD is real!!!! I am sure that is what that woman was suffering from compounded with other things (NOT MAKING EXCUSES,CAUSE THE BISH CAN BURN IN HELL FOR ALL I CARE)

    I remember after I had my twins, I was soooooo depresssed while still in the hospital (thats another story for another day and time), that I remember telling my mom and dad that I wanted to put them up for adoption but the depression passed and I kept the little INGRATES, and this morning their little sassy and manish selves reminded me, that first ideas are always the BEST ideas!!!! :lolol: just kidding..but parenthood is NO JOKE, it's not for the WEAK!!!

  • ohpretty1

    It's possible that this woman had been suffering, undiagnosed, from postpartum depression (which many still don't believe is real). It can get worse untreated. Think about all of the other women who have drowned their kids that made national news - postpartum. It's really sad that she went on to have more children in an unstable environment. I'm not making excuses, just saying. May those babies' souls rest.

  • GoldenGurl

    Damn, at first glance, I thought that chick with the little boy was Jennifer Hudson! lol

  • GoldenGurl

    Every time I see a pic Solange, she always has that I-know-Im-not-as-cute-as-my-sister-look on her face.

  • http://twitter.com/afineparadigm afineparadigm

    Solange is not a good look - I wouldn't put that b*tch and her attitude on anything of mine.

    This is why I don't FUX with CD anymore, since they went commercial and started selling in Sephora, and Will, Jada, MJB and Jay-Z invested in the company, the products are cheap.

    I JUST RAN ACROSS THE FIRST CD CATALOG I ever received, with Kim Fields on it. Oh the good times.

    Y'all can than Steve Dtoute for integrating the Grammy's and knocking out a bunch of AA categories. I had the opportunity to hear him speak at the Black MBA conf in LA this past summer - #getsomewhereandsitdown

  • Destinee

    I dont understand why within our own ethnicity we have racism. We are all African American's. Sandra, sometimes I think you have a little issue with the lighter skinned females. Just be comfortable in your skin, having a stank attitude about light skinned females getting the "lime light" isn't professional, mature or even called for..

  • bohemiandream

    This ad is a fail. Besides Solange I would never believe that these girls use Carol's Daughter. None of their ads represent the image that they were founded on. Happy I stop buying CD a while ago.

  • free

    for the first time, i gotta side with SR on this carol's daughter mess. i don't see the vision i would think they want me to see.

    i'm glad to see a smile on the lil boy's face. it makes me feel a lot better.