Kimberly Parris: Beyond the Page

I am very excited to share a really cool interview with model Kimberlyn Parris!  I recently met Kimberlyn here in LA, and I just had to walk up to her and tell her how beautiful she was! I mean seriously ladies, her skin is like BUTTER and her smile could light up a room!!! and as it turns out she was not only beautiful on the outside, but she had a beautiful spirit and she was very excited to tell me about her 3rd Annual God Has a Plan For Me! Talent Show; an event that she has organized in honor of her father, which is coming up in October.

You may recognize Kimberlyn’s beautiful face from all of your favorite fashion magazines.  She has graced the pages of Vogue, Elle, and Marie Claire just to name a few. You may have also seen her in ads for GAP, L’oreal, and Payless…

Kimberlyn was so kind to answer a few questions about her modeling career and her wonderful event which began in Hamilton, Ontario and is now broadening it’s horizons with it’s first show right here in Beverly Hills!

Q: Before we get into the talent show, tell us a little bit about you. When did you start modeling?
A: I was born in Canada of Barbadian descent. International model scout Elmer Olsen discovered me. He insisted I enter the Elite Model Look modeling competition that was taking place that day. I won and advanced to two competitions, and was chosen second place to represent Canada in the international Elite Model Look in Nice, France two months later.

Q: Is there one job in particular that you would say has impacted your career the most?
A: Placing top 30 and winning for best runway walk, in the Elite Model Look in Nice, France while competing with 300 girls from all over the world-helped jumpstart my modeling career.

Q: Do you have a fashion icon? If so, who?
A: For many years, my fashion icon was Grace Jones, because of her powerful presence, her ability to command the audience and her strong features. Early in my career, photographers would shoot me depicting Grace’s fierceness and dynamism.

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Q: If you had to pick only one designer to work with for the rest of your career, who would it be?

A: In the fashion world, you have to have more than one designer I love Valentino and Roberto Cavalli.

Q: What are your favorite brands?
A: Definitely Valentino and Cavalli.

Q: How would you describe your personal style?

A: Fun, Sexy, glamorous, and polished. With signature earrings designed by Lorraine West Jewelry. www.tashawest.com.

Q: You have gorgeous skin! What is your beauty regimen?
A: Stay hydrated from the inside out, always stay moisturized. Get rest; always respect your body and skin.

Q: Do you have any advice for aspiring models out there?
A: Always keep your integrity and have a fearless attitude towards life. Remember to believe in yourself.

Q: Now let’s hear about this wonderful event you’ve spearheaded – the God Has a Plan for Me Talent Show. Tell us a little bit more about what inspired the event?
A: My father was a loving family man who always made a difference in his communities by assisting others and bringing happiness to all people. He was a driving force that ignited a powerful movement of leadership, friendship, stability, trust, and celebrating the delicacies of food. In honour of my father, I created an event that makes a difference in the world, brings people together to celebrate their God given talents while encouraging the youth of the future to be passionate about their talents and education.

Q: What can people expect to see at the talent show?
A: God Has A Plan For Me! Is filled with passionate artists ranging from Singers, Kung fu champions, Actors, Musicians, Poets, comedians, dancers. Every show has an overflow of excitement, interest and is unique.


Q: This is the 3rd event for you, and you’re taking the show on the road… to Beverly Hills! Wow! That has to be very exciting. Tell us how that happened.

A: God Has A Plan For Me! Debuted in Hamilton, Ontario in 2008, one year after my father passed. Now in it’s third year in Canada on Saturday November 6, 2010 at 4 pm, and we are expanding by bringing a new show to Beverly Hills, CA on October 23, 2010 at 4 pm. This positive uplifting show has great fan support. People love the message and want to be a part of this show. People realize that God Has a Plan for them and this event showcases that. We encourage the up and coming generations to express their GOD given talents while gaining confidence, knowledge and education thru this inspirational show. The past two shows modeling agent Norwayne Anderson www.nammodels.com and commercial agent Carlos Hicks www.hickstalent.com scouted for new talent. We are looking forward for more agents and scouts to take this opportunity to find their next star.

Q: You also have a scholarship program, right? Tell us about that.
A: The Adelbert Parris Scholarship created to assist in furthering education for the next generations. Tickets Sales from each show enables us to award an Adelbert Parris Scholarship to a Trade, Academic or Performing Arts graduating student. The first Adelbert Parris Scholarship awarded to a trade skilled student in Barbados. The second recipient was an academic student in Canada. We are looking forward to awarding our first American Scholarship next year. Just another positive way God Has A Plan for Me! Continues to inspire.

Q: What are you long term goals for God Has a Plan for Me?
A: We plan to expand globally while continuing to create successful shows in Canada and Los Angeles. We will be starting our global tour in Barbados next year.

Q: How can people get involved?
A: We are always excited to bring awareness to our shows you can logon to our website at www.kimberlynparris.com/talent and follow us on facebook.com/God Has A Plan For Me! Talent show for up to date news.

We are holding an audition on Thursday August 19, 2010 in Hollywood at International Dance Academy located at 6755 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90028 from 11 am ~ 2 pm. All talented stars who wish to audition please email Kimberlyn at talent@kimbelrynparris.com to reserve your audition.

Tickets for both events go on sale on online at www.kimberlynparris.com/talent in September. This show is a great investment opportunity for entrepreneurs who want to advertise and reach a new market/clientele from our upcoming shows please email Kimberlyn for more information. We welcome all talent agents and scouts to come to the show, find their next star, and be a part of making the talents dreams come true. God Has A Plan For all of us we just have to open to accept his greatness!

Wowza! Isn’t she amazing? It is always a beautiful thing to see someone parlay their personal success into something bigger…something that is beneficial to others…something that will enable others to also achieve success. I really hope that you’ll take some time to learn a little bit more about what Kimberlyn is doing with God Has a Plan For Me! and if you are interested in auditioning or know a talented individual who would love to take advantage of this great opportunity, please do spread the word!

Thanks for stopping by!!!

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