Alisha was my own personal favourite, I share a passion for modelling too, and I felt as though she was representing me when she blasted through week after week with stunning images!
I was gutted that Alisha didn’t win the title of Britain’s Top Model… But I am equally proud that she got so far, Stood her ground, and was always true to herself and was never bitchy, aggressive or someone who portrayed multiple personalities (as we get often in the house).
SHE DONE US PROUD!!
Alisha is definitely one of those models that look just as glamorous in real life like in her pics! I was happy to spot her at the BNTM Live expedition in the Excel Centre, and in my hometown Croydon.
I felt BLESSED that Alisha began to follow me on twitter (probably after all my tweets LOL!!) And now I’m even happier because she agreed to do an interview with me!!
So let’s get to Know a Bit more about the GORGEOUS Alisha!!
Name: Alisha S White
Location: South London
Age: Sweet Sexy 19
Background: I’m British Born in England, My mum and Dad’s Parents are Jamaican and My Grand Daddy is Half Jamaican half Japanese.
What inspired you to be a model?
Modelling is my passion, my drive, my everything if I could marry it I would, I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT IT! From the High Heels to the catwalk shows…the Lights everything. I just love everything…
Who is your biggest inspiration?
My mother, shes my real “Role Model”. However I adore Tyra Banks, she does a bit of everything from acting to singing. Now she even has her own show, now thats a real women .x. But I also LOVE Elle just as much for giving me a chance!
What are the toughest things a model has to face in the industry?
Being Black not going to lie, you get judged a lot just from the tone of your skin… which pi**ses me off however that’s life. Also people not liking you with no reason what so ever behind it. Another thing is when other models will try and put you down at castings, But my advice is Don’t even listen just go blah blah..blah.. lol!!
What have you got up to since leaving BNTM?
Just pacing myself really, having fun at model parties which you would never have thought you would get a invite to.
I have met so much more people from the industry which is great, I met Rhianna’s stylist I was in complete shock! lol
I have also got a lot of stuff on the cards, However you have to wait and see for that lol everything’s on the shhh shhhh for legal reasons
What advice would you give to model wannabe’s?
Just be yourself!!!!! No matter what!!!!.
Never lose yourself or who you are to please others, but always bear in mind there’s a time and a place for everything.
My Motto is “I always keep it REAL”…why? Because I don’t have a clue how FAKE feels.
Know how to walk in heels otherwise you may struggle doing catwalk.
Be upbeat Fun and out there, people hate a boring person.
But its ok to be shy, SHY IS CUTE!
What’s your reaction to this statement “everyone wants to be a model”?
Everyone does want to be the model, however there’s nothing wrong with that! It’s every girls dream to be glammed up and what have you.
But its goes back to my statement of KEEPING IT REAL!
Do you think any aspect of yourself has changed from leaving BNTM?
I’m a bit more confident… I’m ‘realer’ than before LOL! And I take a lot more time in picking heels now looooool!
*I toooootally get that, shoes = *
Do you have any other talents except being such a good model? lol x
I have a Btec in Performing arts Acting, Singing and Dancing, I got ‘DDM’ in my grad!
I also have a Btec in Business, so I like to class myself as a business women.
*ooooh Alisha.. darliiiing* (queens English accent)
I also have skills in Beauty …
*well you always look stunning!!*
Are there any secret tips you want to share that you were given?
- Always wash your make-up off!!!
- Live in your heels
- Stick to your style…
What’s the most expensive fashion item you own?
Erm… a pair of sandal’s from Elle, there ALOTTT OF MONEY and I HAVEN’T even WORN THEM!
Who do you fancy on the celeb scene?
I FANCY… mmmmmm….. 50 CENT, always have for a long while! I like Big guys lol……
Erm… Also a few Guys I’m following on twitter Lol!
*begins to browse through Alisha’s Twitter following list lol*
What’s your perfect night?
OMG…. the highest heels in the world, a sexy freak’em Dress and all my girls a cool car.. Upbeat VENUE! And great music!
(Sounds FUN.. make sure I get an invite LOL!!) *whips my hair back and forth*
Maybe … Ok I’m rubbish at lying Yes I am *Cries*
(THERE HAAAAS TO BE A QUUUUUEEEEE.. you hear that fellas???) *gaaaassssp*
So that’s all.. for now… Make sure you follow Alisha on Twitter, and keep watching out for her..
THIS LADY IS DESTINED TO BLOOOW THE INDUSTRY!!
Alisha Never give up… Keep going.. you have more than it takes to get to the top!
Not only has this Music Artist won over Roberto Cavalli’s heart… but she has won over mine!!
I eagerly present Music Artist Jareth to you all!! Fun.. Unique and down to earth.. And one whom creates SKIN ENVY!! this girl is definitely one to watch
I was given a lovely cosey spot in Jareth’s intense studio schedule to get her to answer a few questions so you guys could ge to know her just a lil’ better.. Also a little bit of advice for those who are seeking to get into the industry…
Jareth has recently released her first single which is selling well called ‘Pathway’ (click on the image to buy)
*squeeel* she has also then went on to now work with one of the most influential.. and #NOT just H&M’s… lol… but my favourite designers!! Her voice has been Mistaken for Award Winning artist Adele.. which i guess?… yea?.. it’s a good thing.. but nooooo my lovelies.. its JARETH’s soulful voice!!
Jareth (said “Gareth” but with a J..really you couldn’t make it up lol)
2. Ethnic background:
Ugandan & Rwandan
3. Label name:
4. Job description:
A human being: currently moonlighting as a Recording artist and Writer ..for now
5. Describe yourself in 5 words:
Lover, Muse, Regal, part-time “idiot”, scatterbrain
6. What’s in That handbag?
Everything & nothing tbh…reckon I could live out of it 4 a week if I had too though lol. Providing I don’t loose it •_•
7. What’s playing on you Ipod/mp3 now?
Future cuts and part of my album. With a lil Martyna Baker and Daley.
8. Describe your style in 5 words:
Organic, practical, “mood ring”, fluid, Jareth
9. What fashion magazines do you like to read?
Don’t read as much as I used to..Never got in to fashion mags tbh. *I gassp* I am un-amused by celeb mags, if you ever catch me buying a mag it’s one of them obscure real life people magazines (you know the ones) lol ..You can judge me lol I judge myself for it to a little tbh lol
10 What’s enjoyable/different about this job?
It’s shown me that basically ‘the impossible’ is a fallacy! Which generally makes the idea of life a little less glass half empty..
11 What was your biggest publication (if that makes sense, the biggest publicity you have received)?
I ain’t even joking that seems to be changing on a daily basis tbh.. There are things in motion today that didn’t even exist a week a ago! A lot is happening so just watch this space !
12 Can you name a few well-known companies you have worked with/been featured in (i.e. Magz, TV channels etc.)?
13 What Artists you have collaborated with?
Lioness, Daley, Bashy,Clement Marfo, Bigz, Sway, Ty, Professor Green.. Off the top of my head (that’s seen less than 4 hours sleep I must add, so naturally my brain is running on reserve and I have no doubt left out loads, but it’s not even a par I promise lol)
… I know there are moooore!!!!!
14 What celeb would you love to work with that you haven’t worked with yet?
Will I am
15 Who are your Music icon/s?
Amy, Ella, Billie, Jill, Erekyah, Bob, 2pac, Lauryn, India, Dynamite, .. < Really though when you’re a legend, it’s a first name basis lol, it’s the usual suspects.
16 What was your first performance?.. what was it like?
…I recall an early Alexandra Burke being pleasantly present that night. I was nervous ‘n thought I was nothing special lol so I appreciated her approaching me afterwards to compliment me on my performance, that was sweet.
*wipes tear*..nah..it’s..just the wind…
17 Your first song ‘Pathway’.. Why this song… what is it about?
It made sense to me personally… I am an emerging artist an at the beginning stage of what will be, a very open and honest dialogue between my art and its active participants. Pathway is what it is, the 1st slab laid down, for path that I’m embarking on with my team. 20. What is the best free-bee (if so..lol..) have you ever received, where did you get it? And who gave it (if you can say)? Best free be of all time, will always be … Your time. The public can very easily decided to over look a new act, this happens often, it’s fully casual in this industry. So to me anyone who gives me time ? I rate your life and that is all lol.. *I blush*.. i love this girl!!! #thatisall
18. So many hot guys in the industry.. who is your crush?.. Tiny Tempah… CLEARLY being mine.. LOL! Ahhhhhhhh lol if any at all?.. This is not how I would go about informing them.. Errm I am quite reluctant to entertain romantic endeavours with anyone industry.. That could get political really very easily.. So yeah Lawyers, Scientists and general people of math, Holla! Lol 22. For those interested in your career, how would you advise them to start their journey? Start?… in all seriousness make a start! Thinking and visualising helps too lol.. When I started all I knew was what was projected in the media. The Internet .. That is all.. I am no guru or mentor I am only an expert at being me who happens to do music. Let destiny open doors, and if it’s closed shut? Personally I would try the window #JustSaying lol
I’m sorry.. I just Love this girl!!
Her vibe.. her energy.. its just amazing!! I hope this has given you a lil’ feel of the amaaazing talent that UK is offering us!!
make sure you follow her:
and be SURE!! to buy her single..
Name: Ernest Simons
Location: London, Croydon
Job: Photographer, Graphic designer
Ernest would describe himself as a passionate and an ambitious photographer. In fact he calls himself a creative rather than just a photographer. He likes to work with enthusiastic self-motivated team players with a flair and a passion within their field that regard themselves as innovative and creative. It is a small and friendly team based in South London with proven expertise in photography and graphic design spanning years.
Apart from working with him myself and seeing the great work he can produce.. I am more impressed with the wide range of clients he has worked with such as Macmillan and John Lewis and shooting Richard Branson (owner of virgin) at a corporate Event and many more
Ernest recently travelled and got involved in a project in south Africa where he document the Ghana Black Stars at the World Cup.. YES i said WORLD CUP!. There he also shoot at Africa Fashion Week in Joborg where he created a couple of Video blogs on YouTube which was picked up by the organizer of African Fashion Week and used for promotion *GRIN*.
Ernest Works so hard and hopes to one day be a house hold name in photography using fashion to create Iconic images and inspire.
” I feel people can get a lot out of my images for inspiration & encouragement. When I was small i remembered classic images from Jesse Owens receiving the Gold at the Olympics to Malcolm X looking out of his window. I want to recreate that era now to show how far the world has come & the ongoing progression we need. I feel fashion can break down barriers and this century you’re seeing fashion that has not come around ever. Its new African prints & design has never been big in the public eye at all and now it seems everyone is embracing this. I want to be a part of this movement.”
Find yourself at his Event for a Private viewing of his photography.. you may see a face you recognise *grin*
Name: Monique McLeggan
Job: TeamUK Blogger, Full time Fashionista
First of all… i WOULD take my hat of to her… but i probably will have hat shaped hair… so to save myself the embarrassment, I shall curtsey to my lovely friend Monique a.k.a. cherrimocha…
Why is SHE featured?
She has one of the most interesting blogs out at the moment.. JAM PACKED packed full of fashion and upcoming talent (including moi *grin*)…
Here she is Papped with her one TRUE love miss Amber Rose who i WORSHIP for her Adventurous style and ownership of the things you could only dream of having!!!
MAKE NO MISTAKE!!! Cherrimocha is THEEEE TeamUK Blogger….
“so if you don’t know.. u betta get’tah knoooow”
*puts ghetto back into vintage bag!!*
I AM GLAD to be friends with this beautiful lady.. she is living proof that your closest mates don’t have to be the ones you have known all you life…
SO… please follow on twitter @cherrimocha
and most definately check out her blog:
you’ze a Keeper xxxo *sobs proudly*