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International supermodel, activist and philanthropist Naomi Campbell has signed with Women Management, an agency within the Elite World Group network, marking a new chapter for Campbell as she evolves into a businesswoman and industry activist supporting emerging creative talent.

"I am absolutely thrilled to join Women Management," said Campbell, 51.

"Together, in partnership with Elite World Group, we will change the game for fashion as we know it. For years, it's been my personal mission to support creative talent in emerging markets. From Africa to India, to the Middle East and Europe, there are so many voices that deserve to be heard. It's so important that the fashion industry looks beyond its core capitals to invest in this extraordinary talent. Working in true partnership with Women Management and Elite World Group, we will be able to leverage a powerful global network to help more people share their genius with the world. Anything is possible in this next chapter, and I can't wait to get to work!"

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"Naomi is an icon. A supermodel. An elemental force. She has shaped and redefined fashion and culture many times over. We're honored that she's returned to her roots at Women New York to continue her unrivaled career, and we are proud to work together to elevate talent from emerging markets around the globe," said Akeem Rasool, image director, Women Management.

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The London-born supermodel has walked runways for more than three decades, for Chanel, Azzedine Alaïa, Christian Dior, and Versace, as well as appearing in thousands of magazines and advertising campaigns.

While conquering the fashion world, Campbell has been an activist since the 1990s, when she met South African President Nelson Mandela, who called her his "honorary granddaughter."


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In addition to working with the United Nations on behalf of human rights and global health, she's focused on empowering young people and women by promoting industries such as fashion, tech, business, entertainment, and arts in Africa.

In 2018, Campbell became executive producer of Arise Fashion Week, which presents top fashion talents from the continent's 54 countries.

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Ladies, this post is for the men. You are welcome to lurk.

A Sandrarose.com reader requested this post after I commented on Hello Beautiful's post titled "11 Black Men Who Could Have Been This Year's Sexiest Man Alive."

Hello Beautiful was disappointed that PEOPLE magazine, which caters to a majority white audience, picked a white actor as this year's "Sexiest Man Alive."

It probably didn't dawn on Hello Beautiful that Black men graced the last three 'Sexiest Man' covers.

The following women were chosen for this post because they are intelligent Black women who are successful in their chosen fields. Our community needs good role models for our young women.

Without further ado, check out Sandrarose.com's 11 Black Women Who Could Have Been This Year's Sexiest Woman Alive.
 

1. Dyesha Jador (Instagram model)


 

2. Brooke Valentine (Influencer)


 

3. Jade Cargill (Wrestler)


 

4. Shalom Blac (Interior decorator)


 

5. Sydney Seethal (Instagram model)


 

6. Rom'nya Akia (Artist/CEO/model)


 

7. Itsjustnife (Dancer)


 

8. Tanita Dee (Web designer)


 

9. Sese Meslayy (Makeup artist)


 

10. Phaith Montoya (Instagram model)


 

11. Leslie Sidora (Fashion model)

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Fashion model and fitness buff Shomari Francis is based in New York City and has nearly 40,000 followers on Instagram and 19,000+ TikTok fans.

Shomari, 28, earns a good living from paid sponsorships with major brands.

His hawt bod and gorgeous smile makes him a winner with bot sexes. He loves to travel to exotic faraway places. So drop him a line and he may show up on your doorstep.

Shomari is 5'-11" and 165 pounds of solid muscle without an ounce of fat. His Zodiac sign is Capricorn.

Shomari loves to wear the latest fashions. He is managed by Soul Artist MGMT and Pretty Men.

Check out more photos and videos below.
 

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Lori Harvey and Olivia Culpo showcased their curves in James Bond–themed Michael Kors swimsuits on board a yacht in Miami.

The ladies were joined by a plethora of models on a yacht in Miami for a Michael Kors X 007 event, BACKGRID.com reports.

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Instagram model Lori, 24, and Olivia, 29, who won both Miss USA and Miss Universe in 2012, were flown to Miami to celebrate the launch of Michael Kors' latest capsule collection.

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"Jet set glamour, sophistication, speed, energy—these are all words that come to mind when you think about the world of James Bond," says Kors. "They're also at the core of our brand DNA. This collaboration was really the perfect union of fashion and film."

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Lori, Olivia and supermodel Shanina Shaik modeled the 007 capsule collection at the Faena Miami Beach hotel on Wednesday.

"Always wanted to be a Bond girl," Shanina, 30, wrote on her Instagram page. Shanina recently got out of a brief relationship with music producer Kanye West.

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Today's Hot or Not hunk is fitness coach and lifestyle motivator Jim Seuh. This gorgeous chocolate bar is CEO of Callus Coaching in France. Book your trip to Paris now ladies!

At 6-foot-7 inches, Jim, real name Djibrii Richard, is the tallest of the handsome Kupe Boys.

He went viral in 2018 after posting a video of him and his three friends doing the "Kupe" dance challenge on social media.

Jim, 29, had a girlfriend in 2018, 35-year-old Ghanian actress Juliet Ibrahim. It isn't clear if they're still dating.

Jim's Instagram page is chocked full of photos of his hairless chest and sinewy muscles.

Ladies, is he Hot or Not?

Check Jim out here: @Instagram.com/jimseuh


 

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International model and entrepreneur Helen Gedlu is today's Morning Glory. In addition to dancing in hip-hop music videos, Helen also owns and operates an online clothing boutique in Burbank, California.

Some of you may know Helen as Trey Songz's ex-girlfriend. She also reportedly dated basketball player Terrence Williams, music producer Kanye West and singer/songwriter Chris Brown. Currently she is single and, apparently, not looking for Love.

As she wrote on her popular Instagram page: "The only thing I'm committed to right now is bettering myself."

But she also wrote: "No more talking stages... we're either dating or I'm single. Talk to God, not me..."

Do you have a chance to win Helen's heart? Probably not. It sounds like the 35-year-old video vixen is determined to discover herself. But you are welcome to admire her beauty and enviable figure.

Follow Helen on Instagram @callherhelen.

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A loyal reader requested today's Morning Wood, male model Charlie Lynch.

Charlie is best known for his beefcake photo shoots and viral videos on social media. He is represented by the Bienaime Agency.

There is very little information about Charlie on the Internet. But there are rumors about Charlie and the owner of the modeling agency that represents him.

According to one commenter on another blog: "Marvin is flipping these guys, he's been exposed and I side eye every dude that does a nude shoot with him, hell even a regular photo shoot."

A male commenter wrote this: "What amazes me is how many of these gay photographers get these supposedly straight guys to pose for them."

DISCLAIMER:

When a loyal reader requests a Morning Wood, my assumption is that the reader has done her due diligence and determined that he is heterosexual.
 

Today's Morning Glory is the curvy Edwina Wehjla, aka The Alchemist, and CEO of @thechargedupcircle & Forginiron clothing.

Edwina is a 20-something business woman and fitness enthusiast who graduated from medical school.

Edwina belongs to the influential "Hot black women" and "Sexy Black Women" of Instagram.

Edwina and her business partner Chadoy Leon ([pictured) created Forginiron clothing line to "revolutionize sports wear for the everyday man and woman," according to her website. "Forged by iron minds, Forginiron goal is to represent all who find joy in dominating their goals, while wearing pieces that are a fusion of practical activewear and highly functional-forward thinking fashion. Each distinctive garment is tailored to conspicuously compliment your body."

Check out Edwina's style and poise on her Instagram page. Everything she wears is available on her website.

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Brad Pitt's new girlfriend, 27-year-old German model Nicole Poturalski first met the 56-year-old actor at her husband's restaurant in Berlin.

Brad was smitten with the leggy blonde the first time he laid eyes on her at Borchardt restaurant one hot night in August 2019. Brad was in town filming Inglorious Bastards on location.
 

Brad and Nicole hit it off right away - and then she introduced the handsome actor to her husband, Roland Mary, 68.

This might seem like an odd coupling -- a 56-year-old man with a 27-year-old married woman. But Europeans are much more permissive about open marriages.

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Roland is reportedly "philosophical" about his wife's romance with the 2-time Oscar winner who is reportedly in love with Nicole.

Brad and his ex Angelina Jolie divorced in April 2019. They share custody of their six children, Maddox, 19, Pax, 16, Zahara, 15, Shiloh, 14, and 12-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne.

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The 45-year-old actress is pictured dining with her young brood at Nobu in Malibu on Thursday, Aug. 27.

Brad and Nicole couple were spotted on holiday at his luxury $66 million vacation house in the south of France this week. Paparazzi photos show the couple boarding a private jet.

They were spotted cozying up together in the VIP box during Kanye West's concert at the Hollywood Bowl in November 2019.
 

Nicole frequently hooks up with Brad while traveling to Los Angeles for work. But she remains married to Roland in Berlin, according to London's Dailymail.com.

Nicole recently started school in Berlin but was pictured earlier this month in Beverly Hills with her mother Nicole.

Roland declined to comment on the relationship when contacted by Mail Online.

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To her fans, supermodel Adwoa Aboah seems to have the world at her fingertips. She even has her own Barbie doll in her likeness.

But the 28-year-old British model says she has been pushed to "a dark breaking point" over insecurities due to her mixed-race.

Aboah is the daughter of English fashion booking agent Camilla Lowther, who is Caucasian, and Ghanaian location scout Charles Aboah.

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The runway Diva tells U.K. magazine Elle she spent much of her life "quietly hiding her insecurities and internalizing her shame" over her mixed race heritage.

Aboah confessed that she felt she "wasn't white enough, nor Black enough" during her teenage years.

"I'd watch from the sidelines as certain friends flourished in social situations, all carefree and glowing, while I quietly hid my insecurities and internalized my shame," she recalled, adding she wanted to "be like everyone else".

She agonized over the disinterest from boys she liked in school in Great Britain.

"Boys weren't into my braids, so I conformed – painfully relaxing my hair, which didn't win them over either."

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The leggy model confessed she "put on a facade" to make it in the modeling industry as a lanky teenager, which did nothing for her self-esteem.

"When I started receiving more attention and external validation, I hoped these superficial markers could carry me through. If I can just put on a facade and keep the messy feelings inside, I thought, they'll magically disappear. Instead, they followed me into adulthood, compounding over time and pushing me to a dark breaking point."

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Giving advice to the next generation, the Vogue cover star said be honest with yourself and speak openly about your insecurities rather than keep them inside.

"Speak up and find spaces that let you do so without judgment or shame. I previously did the opposite."

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She continued: "I learned to not talk about things: the fears I had, that we all have. I wasn't able to articulate them. If I had opened up back then, I would have realized that these things were natural."