Morning Glory: Shay Elise

*Loyal reader Shay Elise writes:

Greetings Sandra!

My name is Shay Elise and I read your blog faithfully everyday. I love how you express your mind no matter the outcome. I’ve always noticed the ‘Morning Glory’ post, and would love to be added. I’m 26 from Springfield, Massachusetts and I’m 6’1 without heels, lol! I’ve been modeling for about two years now, and I love it. I just want to make it without being seen solely as a sex object. Before I started modeling, I was an athlete. I’m an All-American in basketball who played throughout high school and community college before receiving a full scholarship to the D1AA school Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland. I’m a hard worker, poet, and currently learning how to work from BEHIND the lens!

I’ve been told I’m too tall, too skinny, too fat, too many tattoos, and the list goes on! Being beautiful is a full package, and it should NEVER go on looks alone. What about the personality, charisma, and loyalty? All traits that we look for in someone whom we may want to get to know or love. We can be runway, editorial, high fashion, commercial models, yet no one looks to models to be ROLE models? I’m starting to see too many vixens and not enough Imanis, Tyras, and Evas. The most editorial photos I’ve seen lately have come from singers, i.e. Kelly Rowland, Brandy, etc. Where are the models that have the edge but can still be fashionable? Where are the models that can still be naked, and it’s actually called Art instead of eyecandy? By no means, shape or form am I saying that I’m top notch, I’m just a girl with a dream. But the view as “models” as black women have got to change…that’s all I’m saying :)

Thanks for staying true to self no matter what!

Best Regards,
Shay Elise

P.s. I’m not big on Twitter but I have a facebook: www.facebook.com/ShayElise23

*Email edited for clarity and length

MORE photos of Shay Elise after the break!



 


56 Responses to “Morning Glory: Shay Elise”

  1. 1
    SweetP1984 says:

    Nice! Looking good girl.

  2. 2
    Sandra Rose says:

    ^^^ Yes, :yes: and she looks even better when she’s all-natural, without the fake hair.

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    Hello Gorgeous says:

    She’s very pretty & definitely has potential. I wish her the best of luck.

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    LaTechGrad02 says:

    Beautiful young lady. Good luck to her. Good job Sandra

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    Yardgirl says:

    Thanks Miss Sandra!! This girl is pretty and I too prefer the look without the wig. Very niiice.

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    DJ DCeezy says:

    no silicone injections? all them legs? cute? yah she could receive it

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    Tainted_Love says:

    Beautiful chick…hold it down for the tall chicks!

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    MsHRDiva says:

    very pretty! wish her much success!! :bow:

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    Ididntreallymeanit says:

    pretty I like the photos

  10. 10
    Eb says:

    Why can’t I view the emoticons list when I’m on the mobile site? I don’t know the list by heart.

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    laykeya says:

    Pretty girl the looks without the wig are better more edgy, with the wig on looks too plain and common! Mass represent!

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    Daisy says:

    My Uncle is a Prof of the English at Morgan State

    Nice pics and interesting tatt good luck Shay

  13. 13
    Daisy says:

    @Eb :rofl:

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    Ididntreallymeanit says:

    She should walk in shows she meets the height requirement

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    Daisy says:

    *Prof in the English dept that is

    I can’t believe she was told she was to tall

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    LA_Finest says:

    Hey Shay! :waves:

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    Sandra Rose says:

    Eb says:

    Why can’t I view the emoticons list when I’m on the mobile site?
    __________________

    The mobile site is a separate blog theme and it’s a little more complex for me to code than a standard blog theme. But if you scroll down to the ‘Pages’ tab and click on it, you will see the SR Smilies page :)

  18. 18
    Eb says:

    Thank you Aunty!!!!!!!

    my comment for this post is :lipssealed:

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    Anna says:

    I have to agree, I love the pics w/o the wig. I am not a fan of too many tatts, but they are nice. If someone really likes ones looks, a tatt can be covered up for print work. Angelia Jolie has books of tatts on her body, but they cover it up for her movies. Shay your sure are beautiful. I have a daughter and a sis who are both 6 feet tall, they both married short men. LOL.

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    KrayZKat says:

    Great pick, Sandra. Shay is a very pretty lady and the pictures are very nice and tasteful.

    I wish Shay much success in her endeavors.

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    Starr says:

    The shorter hair is much edgier….with the long weave, she looks like just another pretty girl.

    I like the pics.

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    His_Mommy623 says:

    I like her look but LOVE her height…gawn bish! :yes:

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    His_Mommy623 says:

    she reminds me of Nivea…before Nivea starting looking like she looks now..

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    Tt says:

    Someone in the aIrbrush dept is earning their keep, but despite that you can tell she’s a pretty woman. The shorter hair pics are cute.

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    Carrington says:

    I guess I’m the only one willing to admit that the chick with the weave and the chick with the short hair don’t even look like SISTERS, huh?

    She should be successful as hell if she can change her look like THAT because I promise, I thought Sandra posted the wrong pics.

    I’ll bet her man doesn’t cheat… he can have two different broads on two different days. lol

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    Anna says:

    Carrington says:

    I guess I’m the only one willing to admit that the chick with the weave and the chick with the short hair don’t even look like SISTERS, huh?

    She should be successful as hell if she can change her look like THAT because I promise, I thought Sandra posted the wrong pics.

    I’ll bet her man doesn’t cheat… he can have two different broads on two different days. lol

    ~~~~~~~~
    LOL. I was waiting for a man to respond. She can change her look, that’s what modeling is about.

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    GoldenGurl says:

    Are those her chil-ren on her chest? Me no likey dat tat.

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    roccitysfinest says:

    Very pretty girl. I love the pics with the shorter hair also…very edgy.

    Morgan State Represent!

  29. 29

    go head Shay! i like her pix, i think she’s gorg & seems classy. her pix r tastefully done & i love a bish that can look totally diff in pix. i think it’s alluring & shows her talent as a model. hope she goes far!

  30. 30

    i also luv that although she’s slim, she still has curves. nice bod, legs for dayyyys :yes:

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    stellabella says:

    Pretty eyes and nice legs.

  32. 32
    ELove says:

    :tape:
    But I DO Agree w/ @Anna when she said:
    She can change her look, that’s what modeling is about.

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    datsmdubya2u says:

    very pretty

  34. 34
    Binki says:

    Those legs!! :bow: This is a welcome change from the norm. I get insecure about my height at times and I’m only 5’9″. I love her confidence. I liked her letter too because she’s right. Sexy does not always have to mean slutty and nude can be art. I know I’m paraphrasing lol

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    masturbatehate says:

    Hi all!

    Shay you are beautiful and my first thoughts I read in other comments…

    Go natural – maybe add dye for edge…I think it would accentuate your bone structure and compliment your height!

    Continue to be positive!

    Liked the pics and loved the shoes in the first pics!

    peace.

  36. 36
    chase says:

    I have family in Springfield, and my cousins went to Morgan State… Small world!…
    Cute girl!!!

  37. 37
    Anna says:

    ELove says:
    But I DO Agree w/ @Anna when she said:
    She can change her look, that’s what modeling is about.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~
    Your gravi makes me ill but I love my e male(you). Shay is with out a doubt beautiful. There is a diff between “pretty, cute and ok. She is not pretty, cute, nor ok. She is “IT”.

  38. 38
    H-Townmama says:

    I love her look w/o the weave minus the tat. She is pretty and I love her legs :yes:

    Off Topic: I’ve been up since yesterday and doubt I will be able to sleep anytime soon :sad: :yawn:

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    IsaiahsMom says:

    Cute gal!
    And seems like she has a good head on her shoulders *yes!*

    Poster–I like you better with short hair. Long hair washing out your features. You look super cute with it shorter.

  40. 40

    They must have a chit load of photographers/magazines/niche products cause ANY old hoe satin they a model. This chick is insultingly ugly. Look goofy and ugly in the face.

    Sandra please tell some of these chicks sending in pics that because their friend takes a black and white photo of them, it don’t make them a “model.” Tell the ugly ones “no thanks.”

  41. 41

    Keep at it……I’ve heard most models/supermodels state they heard a 1,000 no before hearing the 1 yes that catpulted their career.

    6’1 is relatively tall for modeling. I think the standard is 5’8 – 5’10 without heels

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    kingstonn says:

    she’s pretty. :)

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    Richie Domino says:

    Very Glorious:) I Like:) Amazing how a change in hairstyle can drastically change a look.

  44. 44

    she’s very pretty…she does have that face that can give versatile and multiple looks…6’1″ barefoot is pretty tall, even for modeling, but she can definitely do high fashion runway modeling if she keeps on pushing. Folks are gonna keep saying “no”, that’s just the way the industry works…but there WILL be one person who says yes… :yes: I’m not feeling all those tats, but if they make her happy and she’s comfortable with it then :shrugs:

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    brenden says:

    I don’t like your chest tat. It’s so big. Tats are ‘cute’ on women when they get them on their ankle, or somewhere that’s obstructed from view, but..of course that’s jmo. To be edgy I’d think you’d need more tats ala Kat Von D, but if that’s not your market the chest tat may have to go. Unlike the others I prefer the pics with the hair or the un natural look since the other is considered natural.lol…I modeled once. Saw an ad on craigslist. I responded. It was some photographers house. My wardrobe consisted of a blonde wig and not much else. I don’t know what happened with the pics and I didn’t get paid. Looking back I think that guy was just out for a cheap thrill. It’s ok because for that few moments I was in front of the camera I felt like Beyonce. Especially when he had me turn around and do her signature bounce…Aw the memories…Anyway goodluck to you…

  46. 46
    Laci PYT since 1984 says:

    :hahaha: @ brenden

    thats too funny

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    yvonne79 says:

    Not to be negative or anything but there isn’t anything spectular about this young lady. Looking at her picture, I don’t see the “IT” factor. I’ve looked at a lot of pictures of models and “video vixens” and nothing stands out to me. She’s just…..average! To me, she’s just another face. I’ll be the first to admit that I love her look better with the short hair. Anyway, what do I know I am not an expert. And my opinion of her really doesn’t matter. In front or behind the lens, I wish her well. Continue to strive and do great things…..

  48. 48
    !*LaKErCHiC@*! says:

    this girl is cuute i like these pics :yes:

  49. 49
    KDub says:

    This is a pretty girl…

    * A big ole go to hail to @Lolita though for bringing me here to peep a certain someone.

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    LADYWOODS says:

    She is Gorgeous. Man I wish I had those legs. being 4’11 is tough lol

  52. 52
    Shereezy says:

    She is very pretty and I like the short hair look!!

    Back to Lurking…. :coffee:

  53. 53
    laterthannever says:

    My local urban paper does “Beauty Unlimited” this is officially reminding me of that + Jet magazine. Not a bad idea.

    She’s pretty- the short hair really suits her (vs. the hair). And yay for an aspiring model that actually is close to modelesque proportions.

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    free says:

    she has great legs and a great figure.

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    mirsmommy says:

    I think she’s a pretty girl, and I like the short hair better than the long hair.

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    AirForceGirl says:

    She’s a breath of fresh air! :yes: Very pretty!

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