Monday, September 12, 2016

Jacksonville's "BBW IN THE ROOM" September 16, 2016






A night of art, fun, music and a whole lot of sexiness is expected September 16th at Jacksonville, Florida's Comedy Club for the "BBW in the Room" event.   Doors will open at 7pm and the show will start promptly at 8:30 pm. If you haven't gotten your tickets for this one of a kind event you still have time.  Tickets are on sale at Eventbrite for $15.00 (advance) and $20.00 at the door.  And all BBW's are expected to be present and ready to do what we do best---slay! Come on ladies, let's get in formation for our chance to shine!

The "BBW In The Room" event will be filled with entertainment that promotes and celebrates every BBW in the room.  This years event will be hosted by "Money Monie Moe" with comedy by BET comedian Terry Harris and Timothy V.

There will be visual stimulation with body tape artist Jarvis Evans.  Body paint art by Whitney Myers, and featured artwork by Mokojumbie Designs, Shane Jahi Jadson and Artistically Divine Studios.

Live entertainment by Angela Roberts, Shikenah feat #LOUD.  And a special performance by Briki 4 President and Fat Girl Formation.  And the DJ Knodat will be in the building as well.


When I first spoke with LaQuinta Davis--creator of this event, I was immediately impressed with her tenacity, passion and guts.  She was determined to stand up for what she believed in and that is that there is always a  BBW in the room but she is not getting the respect or recognition that she deserves.  The "BBW In the Room" event was created so that Jacksonville Florida can see more events that will embrace the everyday woman in the community.  "All women should be acknowledged and still feel beautiful as the next woman" says LaQuinta Davis creator of the, "BBW In The Room" event.

LaQuinta Davis hopes that this event will allow women to see that it's okay to be an individual.  She wants the fuller woman who have not come out of their shell to feel confident and know that it's okay to be who you are.  They don't have to be overly dressed and layered or have surgery.


BBW In The Room began as a play on words.  We've all heard the phrase "elephant in the room" but its not what you think.  LaQuinta looks at it this way: She believes that every flyy event always had a slew of bad "BBW in the Room" but they never get the recognition they deserve.  This event will pay homage to that woman.

Nicole Phelps is to be the face of this years "BBW In The Room."  In our interview she stated that this all happened by accident.  The promoter of the event brought it to her attention.  Although she has never modeled before she decided to sign-up and come to the casting call.  Phelps admits that she's usually behind the scenes but the "sisterhood" atmosphere drew her in.  She says that there wasn't any of the usual competition that is normally found among women in these settings.

So, what did it take to win the award of face of the event?  There was a dance routine, ticket sales and sponsorship that was considered but mostly someones work ethic.  Of course, finding out she'd won the competition she was shocked and amazed.  She admits to being the team grunt but some how she'd always end up in the front.  The competition has helped her open herself up and step out of her shell.  She now realizes that its okay to be in the spotlight.  You're not taking anything away from anyone by being in the spotlight.

Nicole can usually be found with her closest friends or family doing arts, listening to music, attending ballets or plays.  She loves to watch other people perform.  She admit to usually being the clown cracking jokes.  She's learned to laugh at her flaws.  In the end she realizes that its okay to have flaws.

The BBW In The Room event will be held on September 16 in Jacksonville, Florida at the Comedy Club of Jacksonville.  Doors will open at 7 p.m for mixing and mingling and the show will start at 8:30pm.  Special thanks goes out to all of the sponsors--Hyatt Place, Avenue, Davis Law Firm, Josephine Haute Couture Jewelry and Accessories, Mokojumbie Design and Artistically Design Studios as well as all participants.



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