By Lady Killa
Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer
Brooklyn has made quite an impact on the rap game. Many of the biggest rappers in the game are from the borough. When thinking of Brooklyn, longtime hip hop fans think of The Notorious B.I.G. and Jay-Z. Meanwhile, the new generation of hip hop fans think of Joey Bada$$.
The borough of Brooklyn is also known for producing many of the most-beautiful women. Many of these women have also made their name in hip hop. Tedele Charisse is a native of Brooklyn, growing up in hip hop, but she has since relocated to Atlanta, the new entertainment mecca.
Tedele Charrise has made quite a name for herself, working closely with the Hood Rep movement. Inspired by the likes of Tyra Banks and Naomi Campbell, Tedele Charrise is carving her own lane in the modeling game. Gaining attention in the hip hop world, Tedele Charrise is on the cusp of stardom. Hip Hop Vibe talked to Tedele Charrise and she explained how she ended up becoming a model and what she has in the works.
Read the entire interview below:
How did you get into modeling? When I was fourteen, I went to Barbizon School for Modeling.
What made Dr. Miracle reach out to you? I was standing in the elevator of my building, when a woman was staring at me. Right before we reached the lobby, she asked me if I wanted to be on TV for her husband’s hair products ad. Of course, I said yes.
Can you explain how this changed your life? Getting an opportunity to be on TV changed my life because I was now living out my dreams of becoming a model.
What do you admire the most about Tyra Banks and Naomi Campbell? What I admire most about Tyra Banks and Naomi Campbell is that they are both strong, independent, black woman. Not only did they achieve their dreams of becoming models and they now help young women all over the world live out their same dreams, and other organizations.
As a native of Brooklyn, did you grow up listening to Biggie and Jay-Z? As a native of Brooklyn, I love growing up listening to Biggie and Jay-Z. They are my favorite rappers.
How did you wind up in Atlanta? I decided moving to Atlanta and it was a great change for my life.
Was this move purely business, or did you just need a change of scenery? Moving to Atlanta was life changing, for a better living environment and also living out my dreams in modeling.
Who are some of the people helping keep your name out there? I have a lot of people that believe in me and my movement. From club promoters reaching out and giving me chances to host major star studded events. From websites and magazines featuring me.
Where can fans find you online? My fans can find me online on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram under Tedele Chari.
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