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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”!

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.”

Kenyan-Mexican Actress Lupita Nyong’o Stars In Beyoncé’s ‘Black Is King’ Trailer

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Kenyan-Mexican Actress Lupita Nyong’o Stars In Beyoncé’s ‘Black Is King’ Trailer

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Beyoncé Knowles Carter is back to snatch your breath.

The “Homecoming” and “Lemonade” singer revealed she’s ready to drop her next visual experience. That’s right “Black Is King” is coming straight to you from Beyoncé on Disney+. Based on the music from The Lion King’s The Gift soundtrack, Beyoncé has promised a virtual album written, produced, and directed all by her.

The best part? It’s due to debut in just a few weeks on July 31, 2020.

According to a recent press release from Disney + the visual tells “a tale of a young king’s transcendent journey through betrayal, love, and self-identity.”

“His ancestors help guide him toward his destiny, and with his father’s teachings and guidance from his childhood love, he earns the virtues needed to reclaim his home and throne,” Disney revealed.

“Black Is King is a celebratory memoir for the world on the Black experience,” the statement said. “The film is a story for the ages that informs and rebuilds the present. A reunion of cultures and shared generational beliefs. A story of how the people left most broken have an extraordinary gift and a purposeful future.”

“These timeless lessons are revealed and reflected through Black voices of today, now sitting in their own power,” the statement proceeded. “Black Is King is an affirmation of a grand purpose, with lush visuals that celebrate Black resilience and culture. The film highlights the beauty of tradition and Black excellence.”

“A journey is a gift,” Beyoncé says in a teaser trailer released on her website over the weekend.

According to a report by Variety, Black Is King will feature Blue Ivy Carter, Jay-Z, Childish Gambino, Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell, and others.

Beyoncé’s latest news is all of the confirmation that we needed to know that she’s the queen of relieving our collective COVID-19 anxiety.

The announcement of her latest album comes just on the heels of her surprise drop of the single “Black Parade” on Juneteenth which served to benefit BeyGOOD’s Black Business Impact Fund. 

No doubt Beyoncé has every intention of spreading a whole lot of Black Pride this summer.

Beyoncé recently teased the release of her forthcoming film, Black Is King with a new trailer starring Lupita Nyong’o and Naomi Campbell.

According to Vanity Fair, Beyonce’s film Black Is King was shot in cities across the globe including South Africa, London, West Africa, New York, and Los Angeles. It also stars Black actors, activists, and musicians including Lupita Nyong’o, Naomi Campbell, Kelly Rowland, and Queen Bey’s husband Jay Z. All of them make quick appearances in the new trailer. Tina Knowles-Lawson, Pharrell Williams, and Aweng Ade-Chuol and Adut Akech also star.

Speaking about the film, in a post to her Instagram page, the artist explained that the film has taken on a new meaning in light of recent events.

 “The events of 2020 have made the film’s vision and message even more relevant, as people across the world embark on a historic journey,” she wrote in the post. “We are all in search of safety and light. Many of us want change. I believe that when Black people tell our own stories, we can shift the axis of the world and tell our REAL history of generational wealth and richness of soul that are not told in our history books. With this visual album, I wanted to present elements of Black history and African tradition, with a modern twist and a universal message, and what it truly means to find your self-identity and build a legacy.”