Hello Kesse Fans,
Here’s my latest update on MY favorite top model. Kesse recently was back in North Little Rock for her first visit since she left for the Big Apple. Last night, we hung out for some girl time before she headed back today. We met a group of our friends (her original fans) and our kids at Chili’s, and we turned the place out! She was so gracious posing for pictures with the other customers and signing autographs. Then she called Robin and told her hello from all of us. She hasn’t talked to Shannon in a while, but said she’s also doing well in the business. The best part of the night was the impromptu "model walk" competition that was held right outside the restaurant! It was the funniest thing. Women, young and old, were lined up to strut their stuff. Incredible! You’ll be happy to know that life in the city has not changed Kesse at all — she’s still crazy! And man, what a walk! I am saying it right now and you can mark my word, she is going to rule the runway — SOON! Let me just say again how proud I am of her. She just grew up so fast . . . (Excuse me, I’m having a melancholy moment) OK, it’s over!
Kesse looks incredible and shared lots of stories about the "real" top model world. She said she has not met anyone as critical as Janice D. In fact, she said most of the clients she has gone to see have been super nice and have given her tips and advice on how to succeed. Look for her photos in at least three upcoming magazines — I forgot to ask her if it’s OK to tell you all the magazine names, but I will say that she’s doing one of them with Tyra! Yes! I think it’s going to be a mentor/ protégé angle. (I’ll let you know soon.)
She still lives in a model’s apartment and she says she and all the other girls get along great. (Sorry, no cat fights, calculated nastiness or in-your-face meanness. A lot of that was in the editing.) Although, the stress of five girls and one bathroom is very real! She said on a typical day she’s up early and on her way to the go-sees her agents have for her. The go-sees are sometimes no more than 2 or 3 minutes! Literally. Kesse goes in, they look at her book and she’s out the door. No wonder Tyra could do so many in one day!
Kesse is with a couple of smaller agencies, which she likes because she gets more personal attention. Her real coup, though, is having an awesome manager, Abby Z., who also is an incredible designer. Thanks, Abby!
Like most models, she also has a "pay-the-rent-for-now" job. So if you’re in Manhattan at one of those swanky restaurants, you just might look and see her dazzling smile greeting you!
Sure, we miss her here on the north side of La Petite Roche, (er, excuse my French!) but we are proud of Kesse, and we continue to wish her all the best.
Kesse sends her love and thanks to all of you who have supported.
Delta Sigma Theta forever.