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Let me just say this...this event gave me life!!! It's been too long since I've been to an event that celebrated the PHATABULOUS woman the way she truly deserves to be celebrated. The air in the room was thick with anticipation for what the night would bring and it did not disappoint There wasn't an empty seat in the building and when the DJ started blasting fan favorites the BBW's in the room could not wait to get up and strut their stuff.
Oh, you thought I was talking about the ladies in the show...Nope! I'm talking about the audience. These BBW's were so fired up and excited every chance they got they were up out of their seats and enjoying themselves with so much freedom it was magnetic.
Body Tape Artist Jarvis Evans presented his work with featured model "Spider." Spider modeled for about four years but this was her first event doing the body tape art. She's done body paint art before but this was definitely a whole new level. She admits to feeling nervous right before she walked out but once she stepped out she felt the audience embrace her. She now feels more confident in her own skin and ready to take her career to a whole new level.
Whitney interviewed each model before she began painting and as their conversation developed she let that be the inspiration for what designs they would display during the show.
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kept looking over at her. She has a magnetic pull even when she's sitting still. I didn't know it at the time but I found out near the close of the show when she graced the stage to perform her 2016 anthem "Fat Girl Formation."
When we finally got a chance to talk later on she told me about all of the hell she went through to get there all the way from New Orleans. She admits that she cried all morning because everything that could go wrong did, but that same determination that steadied her journey to this stage showed up and brought the house down.
This event was so jammed packed I wasn't even able to interview everyone. I greatly enjoyed the spoken word, poetry, the live performances by Angela Robert's, Shikenah and #LOUD. T-Rone graced us with his presence. It's always good to see local celebrities that have made a name for themselves show support.
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At the close of the show, the lady of the hour LaQuinta Davis,
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The BBW in the Room event was an awesome experience. If you missed it you might want to get on Facebook and like her page so you can get your tickets early for next year's event. You can also keep up with any other shows and events she produces. If you would like to work with LaQuinta Davis & DIVA BIG you can reach out to her @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
There were so many amazing an beautiful women that participated in the show and I would like to personally thank each and every one of them for your courage and strength. You made a Phatabulous gurl feel so special. I'm pretty sure you made a lot of women in the audience feel loved and that it's okay to embrace who they are...and that's what it's all about!
Special Thanks goes to: Katrina Calhoun, LaShay Trimmings, Marquisha Keesh Williams, Model Goddess Keicha, Monique Coles, Nicci Phelps, Poketa L. Moore-Crawford, Tarsha Hagan, Yatosha Michelle, Angel Morris, Crystal Teal, Indaya Pittman, Ja'Nice Laster.
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Written By Candace L. Smith
Edited by RIZM