Ok… so obviously Phaedra Parks has had quite a rough year with regards to the Real Housewives of Atlanta franchise but her recent announcement via Instagram shows that she has been keeping busy despite all of the negative press.
Recently she did an interview with Stylish where she, of course, spoke about the funeral business but she also spoke candidly about her recent announcement that she is now signed with Wilhelmina models.
Color me slightly surprised! Even though she isn’t one of my favorite housewives (not sure I have a fave) I think this is pretty cool!
Via Us Weekly:
There’s a new model in town: Phaedra Parks. Though she may no longer be on the cast of the Real Housewives of Atlanta, the 5’1 entrepreneur has added a new job to her resume. That’s right— she’s not just a lawyer and a mortician, she’s now signed on with Wilhelmina Models, too.
Stylish: Tell us, what are your goals for modeling?
Parks: I think I’m the face of “yes you can.” I’m a small town girl who has followed her dreams. Yes you can be a mom, yes you can be a lawyer and yes you can be a model. When the opportunity presented itself some people asked me “Why?’ and I said “Why not?” A supermodel started this company and she wanted to give power back to the women and I think I stand for the same things. I have the opportunity to show people that beauty can come in every size, shade, color and age. It’s exciting and an adventure!
Stylish: What would be your dream campaign?
Parks: Well I would love be the face of skin care brand. I have great skin, I love makeup, but I love to be able to take off the makeup and have beautiful skin. I also think a lot of girls are looking on Instagram for an idealized standard of beauty that requires a lot of makeup. Those are not the faces of what real women look like.
Stylish: How do you feel about showing some skin and really taking it off for the camera?
Parks: I don’t mind baring it all, I have been wearing g-strings and baring it all really every season for seven years. I had two children on national T.V. I love nudity! I’ve brought a lot of exotic entertainers on the show, so I love my body and I’ve got curves. I’m a mother of two children, so I’m not perfect, but I have no problem getting naked.
Ok Phaedra! – I’m not mad at this, she is 44, she is breaking down the walls of what one would consider an ideal model and she is confident she can bring it! Congratulations girl!