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Model Material? Phaedra Parks Announces Her Contract With Wilhelmina Models

Phaedra Parks already has a long list of careers on her resume – lawyer, mortician, former reality star but now the 5’1 entrepreneur is dipping her toe into the modeling world.

The former Real Housewives of Atlanta star recently signed with Wilhelmina Models and is talking about her newest role with Us Weekly.

As for her modeling goals, Phaedra says “I think I’m the face of “yes you can.” I’m a small town girl who has followed her dreams. Yes you can be a mom, yes you can be a lawyer, and yes you can be a model. When the opportunity presented itself some people asked me “Why?’ and I said, “Why not?” A supermodel started this company, and she wanted to give power back to the women, and I think I stand for the same things. I have the opportunity to show people that beauty can come in every size, shade, color, and age. It’s exciting and an adventure!”

While you don’t see Phaedra and think model especially considering the fact that she’s only 5’1. Nevertheless, Phaedra says she’s ready to represent an under-served market.

“I feel great about being different, in light of what’s going on now, politically … I think women need to be empowered to stand in their truth, to be different, dare to be diverse and stand up in times of controversy. I’m excited for that part,” Phaedra explains.

Adding, that her dream campaign would be being the face of skincare or makeup brand.

“Well, I would love to be the face of skincare brand. I have great skin, I love makeup, but I love to be able to take off the makeup and have beautiful skin. I also think a lot of girls are looking on Instagram for an idealized standard of beauty that requires a lot of makeup. Those are not the faces of what real women look like,” Phaedra reveals.

When it comes to inspiration, Phaedra looks to “[Naomi] Campbell, she is everything, so fierce. Also Nicki Minaj. She’s done such a great job reinventing herself and changing the standards of beauty. And she’s been a big supporter of me.”

Modeling usually requires showing some skin on camera, which Phaedra admits she’s not afraid of. In fact, Phaedra says the stress in her life has helped her slim down and get a revenge body.

“I don’t mind baring it all; I have been wearing g-strings and baring it all really every season for seven years. I had two children on national T.V.  I love nudity! I’ve bought a lot of exotic entertainers on the show, so I love my body, and I’ve got curves. I’m a mother of two children, so I’m not perfect, but I have no problem getting naked,” Phaedra reveals. “Well I swim every day, I love pilates with the reformer, and recent events made me tone it up.”
 
“Well, a lot of things happened in my personal life. Going through everything was so much stress, but then when it finished, it was just effortless. I feel like I turned into Benjamin Button and started aging backward, I started being happy,” Phaedra wrapped.
Check out photos from one of Phaedra’s recent photoshoots.
I don’t see Phaedra as a model, but hey she must be able to do it if Wilhelmina has signed her. Plus she does look great in these photos.

Thoughts on Phaedra’s modeling career? Are you surprised Phaedra is jumping into the modeling world? What do you think of Phaedra’s modeling photos? How do you think Phaedra’s former RHOA co-stars will react to her new career in modeling?

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