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Beyonce Chooses Unlikely Latina Model For Her New Clothing Campaign

There’s a new girl in town and she is getting mad recognition from none other than Queen Bee herself! Model Jillian Mercado, who has muscular dystrophy, is one of the new faces in the ad campaign for Bey’s new clothing line. Slay, girl!

Mercado, born to Dominican, parents made the announcement on Instagram with a picture of the website — where she’s front and center — said, “So BEYond excited to finally announce that I’m on the official @beyonce website!!!” she writes. “A special shout out to Queen Bee herself and the amazing team behind it.”

Mercado, who’s actually an experienced model — she’s modeled for Diesel, Nordstroms and has a contract with IMG — told Racked, “I feel like the modeling industry has been stuck on this one notion of perfection. But we are all human, everyone has flaws and it’s refreshing when you can relate to someone in an ad,” she said. “Sometimes these advertising and campaigns feel so distant because you don’t look like the models and they feel far away, it’s a fantasy so you don’t know why you’d even buy the clothes.”

In essence, Jillian is  “Fresher Than You”!

Cardi B’s Balenciaga Dreams Have Officially Come True! — She’s Their Latest Face

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Cardi B’s Balenciaga Dreams Have Officially Come True! — She’s Their Latest Face

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Fans of Cardi B know that the big-time rapper has long loved Balenciagas (particularly the ones that look like socks)!

As it turns out the feelings between the high-end fashion brand and the “WAP” rapper are 100% mutual. This week, Balenciaga revealed the face of its new campaign and it’s your girl Cardi B.

This week, Balenciaga debuted Cardi B as the face of its winter 2020 campaign.

In the images of her new Balenciaga campaign, Cardi can be seen wearing a midnight blue evening gown while lying down on a sprawling colorful lawn.

The Balenciaga ad featuring Cardi is currently strung up outside the Louvre in Paris. According to Dazed, the photo (which shows Cardi rocking a black bob while lying amongst a bunch of children’s toys) was self-shot in Los Angeles during the COVID-19 lockdown. 

Cardi’s appearance makes for a big-time Afro-Latina first.

It’s commonplace for fashion houses to use famous faces to model their clothes but Balenciaga has kept away from the practice up until now. Cardi’s appearance makes her the first celebrity that the luxury fashion house has ever tapped to head a campaign. Cardi’s appearance also makes it a first for the rapper who has never modeled for a major fashion house.  

Cardi’s celebrated the news on her Instagram.

“Ya looking at the face of a Balenciaga campaign!” she wrote. “I remember how I felt seeing myself on a billboard in NYC Times Square but Paris! Wish I was there to see it in person!”

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Chrissy Teigen’s Photos Of Her Breast Implant Removal Scars Are Pretty Dang Brave

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Chrissy Teigen’s Photos Of Her Breast Implant Removal Scars Are Pretty Dang Brave

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It is a truth universally acknowledged, that when Chrissy Teigen decides to be forthright she does so without shame.

When it comes to her role in ensuring body positivity, this truth goes double. In recent months the actress has made the decision to be vocal about her choice to have her breast implants removed. She’s been open about the process, sharing her experiences with pain and healing. Recently, she even shared her daughter Luna’s reaction. “Have fun pulling your boobies out,” she wrote in a message to her mother just before her surgery.

Teigen has continued to show off pictures of herself on her social media platforms proving that despite the process she is not only doing amazing she also looks it! The stellar images have caused some to doubt whether she actually followed through with the removal of her implants in the first place.

To set the record straight, Teigen shared images of her scars while wearing a yellow bikini.

To confirm her surgery, Teigen took to Instagram on Sunday to show the scars now located on the bottom of her breasts. The fresh scars run vertically down each of them making it pretty dang clear the surgery actually happened.

“A few of my friends keep having to tell people that I really got my implants out, ’cause no one believes it,” Teigen explained in an interview. “These are the scars.” She followed up the photo with images of herself in an operating room that had been taken just after the procedure. “Trust me lol,” she wrote over the image.

The model announced her plans to have her implants removed earlier this year back in May.

“I’m getting my boobs out! They’ve been great to me for many years but I’m just over it,” she wrote in an Instagram post. “I’d like to be able to zip a dress in my size, lay on my belly with pure comfort! No biggie! So don’t worry about me! All good. I’ll still have boobs, they’ll just be pure fat. Which is all a tit is in the first place. A dumb, miraculous bag of fat.”

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