Wednesday, July 17th
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Kelly Rowland, Kimora Lee Simmons
Kimora and Kelly: Spicy Hot Chocolate
Former Destiny’s Child Kelly Rowland once wanted to look Caucasian, whereas Baby Phat designer, Kimora Lee Simmons –half Asian and half African American– might have preferred skin much darker than her own. Students in the suburbs of St. Louis accused Simmons of being “white”. They did not know how to categorize her biracial features.
Rowland told Essence Magazine, "I remember wishing I was more fair-skinned, but Tina Knowles, Beyoncé's mom, would say, 'Don't you know how beautiful you are?' She made me come into my brown beauty. I didn't get it, but now I do. I am chocolate and beautiful and loving it."
Simmons, has also looked to Beyonce’ for style advice, or at least how to organize. Both Rowland and Simmons share a penchant for shimmery fabrics, halter dresses, and long flowing locks. So, we investigated.
Fun Facts about Kimora:
*She is half African-American, one quarter Korean and one quarter Japanese.
•She appeared as a judge on UPN’s America’s Next Top Model.
•She bought much of the artwork and furniture from Gianni Versace’s estate after his murder.
•Tyra banks was the Maid of Honor at her wedding to Russell Simmons. Tyra Banks is also her daughter Ming Lee’s Godmother.
Fun Facts about Kelly:
*Kelly was a founding member of the highly acclaimed group, Destiny's Child
*She co-hosted Bravo's reality series, the Fashion Show alongside famous designer Isaac Mizrahi
*She has appeared in television sitcoms, The Hughleys, Eve and Girlfriends
*In 2002 as a solo artist she won a Grammy Award in the Rap/Sung Collaboration category with Nelly and she won a Billboard Award the following year
*Kelly auditioned for the part of assistant to Carrie Bradshaw in the hit movie, Sex and the City (the part eventually went to Jennifer Hudson)