A Letter to Mzangila – Yes

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Should You Date A Model?

YES, You should, and you can date a model, you can even marry one if you want. Models are dated all over the world and are getting married like normal people. Wait, did I say normal, scratch that. Models get married like the rest of the people. So yes, you should date a model.

Mzangila, at-least we know you meant no harm as stated in your disclaimer. You are saved from an attack. Am no wordsmith, so don’t expect a masterpiece article, you still my friend, and you will soon become a professional model (if you allow my agency train you) and you will wear make -up! and you will love it! and that shall be my disclaimer! In a sentence this is what you have done; You have added salt, actually no, that was pepper and lemon and quinine and cucurbiticins, to an already lacerated wound. Can you imagine what that feels like?

On make-up – how many more times shall we say this, make up is for highlighting the already beautiful natural features we have. Plus, as a professional model, make up is a must. Everything has to pop. The eyes, the lips, the complexion, the hair, the teeth etc and that’s exactly why the photo for your blog entry is of a stunning, make-up wearing super-model. Otherwise, you would have just photographed one of your ex-models in the morning, in their natural fresh faces. In fact, if you just observe, it’s not models who wear make -up that makes them look like Beyonce but wake up looking like a zinjanthropus. No, not models. Models know how to wear make-up.

On career – Am a strong believer in modeling as a career. See, that enticing lotion advert/commercial, print advert or flier that makes you go straight to the lotions counter every time you go into a supermarket in search of “something” that will make your skin soft, velvety and supple like “the one you saw on TV”, is the basic breadwinner for most models. These companies actually hire models to feature in their commercials, designers hire models for their look book shoots, the corporate hires models to host and usher in their product launches, models get daily, monthly, annual product activation contracts that earn them income, models can sell stock photos, models showcase designers’ pieces on the runway (FYI that’s the correct spelling, runaway ni wewe) at a fee. I do agree with you though, that wannabes are creeping the industry, snatching opportunities from the real models, thus leaving everyone broke. And why is that? We do not have a body that governs the modeling etiquette as yet…but watch this space…stake holders have met and structures are being put in place, so really, wannabes are not a problem. However, being broke is not a menace eating the modeling industry alone. Please give us a break. Everyone else is also broke. Ever done an interview for a job you qualified for, but it ends up being given to someone with not even half the credentials you have. The world is full of cruel people and people are broke all over. Let models be, some days we broke, some days we rolling. Plus, NOT ALL GIRLS WITH SPONSORS ARE MODELS

On elegance – It’s like how, for you, you must have an easy way with words, to be a good writer. Models, who know what it means to be one, will deport themselves with grace, elegance and poise. Elegance for models is a must have. Neatness and sophistication are just some basic qualities you will find with most models, and in this case, the ones you have not yet encountered. Dig deeper. Models are hard-to-get people. That’s why I’m not buying your story, where you get to pick up a model in a bar, and she so drunk she don’t even know it when she hands you the cookie. That was not a model. And even if she drank that much, which book of law bars models’ from taking alcohol? Are they not humans like the rest of you? As long as she was there on her own private escapade, you should not pull the model card on her, especially coz you found out about it later. She could have been of a different profession. A news anchor perhaps? But a news anchor cannot be picked on, right?

On Sex – Blame yours on bad luck and the people you encountered. Here’s a little more woman confusion from Maya Angelou ; just a small excerpt

I walk into a room
Just as cool as you please,   
And to a man,
The fellows stand or
Fall down on their knees.   
Then they swarm around me,
A hive of honey bees.   
I say,
It’s the fire in my eyes,   
And the flash of my teeth,   
The swing in my waist,   
And the joy in my feet.   
Men themselves have wondered   
What they see in me.
They try so much
But they can’t touch
My inner mystery.
When I try to show them,   
They say they still can’t see.   
I say,
It’s in the arch of my back,   
The sun of my smile,
The ride of my breasts,
The grace of my style.
I’m a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.
– Maya Angelou

On physique – Shakira sang, and many men all over the world echo her lyrics daily ‘lucky that my breasts are small and humble, so you don’t confuse them with mountains.” Every human being has their own taste. If you like huge, why not look for huge, leave humble bodied frames alone! Why are you even looking in the first place if it’s not appealing? But then again, I wonder, models in their tiny frames keep signing huge deals, you sit and watch as they advertise that Vaseline or Nivea commercial, they rake in their dollars, you keep complaining. This is the part where I say, grab a life! And for Christ’s sake, we have revolutionized, we do have plus models you know? So really, what’s this fuss about models and sijui dating them? Not to mention we also have male models? Don’t they date as well?

Anyway Mzangila, I really think your thoughts on models are misconstrued, and I would like to welcome you in our next modeling camp so that we can help demystify this ‘modeling’ thing for you. Because I could go on and on and on defending my fellow models.

I remain with the most kind regards,

Sister Robertinah.


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  1. Touched a nerve. Robertinah is the lady.

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