My 2018 Gift Guide - All Under $50

1. Air Fryer $49.99 Give the gift of flavor this year without sacrificing anyone's health! Air fryers are changing the face of what we...

My Weight Journey

Twenty bucks says that you think that's a typo and I forgot to write "loss" between weight and journey. Well, you would be wrong, my...

Battle Bloating This Holiday Season!

Everyone puts on a few pounds over the holidays. This is not just because we are attending more parties, but it’s evolutionary. When it...

Dear Diary...

I was raised as a strong southern woman in a strong southern family. We went to church every Sunday & Wednesday, ate homemade supper at...

Never Ending Closet

*I would like to preface this post by stating that I am not being paid to write this. This is completely genuine and my utmost personal...

Restaurant Review - P.S. Kitchen, NYC

After bar hopping around the city with my best friends, I found myself a bit peckish. Okay, I'm always hungry and I love nothing more...

Restaurant Review - Blossom du Jour, NYC

My adopted brother, James Delisco lives in New York City. He is an icon and probably one of the most talented people on the planet....

Fall/Winter Trends at Maree Pour Toi

I flew into New York City this morning and felt that familiar clutch in my chest. This city has a hold on me, even when it's cold and...

Restaurant Review - JaJaJa NYC

Hey, y'all! It's fashion week and that means that I'm in NYC. This is my first long-stay trip to New York as a vegan and I am super...

Supermodel & Restaurant Owner?

Today marks my 4 year anniversary of owning a restaurant in Springfield, Tennessee. Holy Moly. I was only 26 years old when I decided...

Why I Went Vegan

A vegan diet means that I do not consume any animal products. I do not eat any dairy, eggs, or meat. Not even fish! No cheese, no ice...

Anti-Aging Secrets

I sat down with Anjee Wilson, R.N. and owner of "Added Touch" in Springfield, TN. We discussed various options for aging skin and...

What It Feels Like

I was able to catch up with the dazzling model, Katya Zharkova in South Beach. Katya moved to America because she saw me win America’s...

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition

If you follow me on social media, than you probably already know that I am going out for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition this...

Singapore

Have you ever dreamed of going to Singapore? Smelling the east asian spices, walking through the enchanted botanical gardens, sipping...

New York, New York

It calls to me like a scorned lover. Every time I see it's silhouette, my heart stretches with a deep longing, and pangs with a sense of...

Istanbul

I can almost hear the mosques singing the call to prayer now. To anyone who wasn't raised in a muslim country, the sound is at first...

Always Practice Safe Sun!

Obagi Skin Tint SPF 50 Cost: $43.78/3oz Water Resistant: 40 Minutes Use: Face Active Ingredient: Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Oxide, Homosalate...

Let's Talk About Weddings

The Royal Wedding has everyone buzzing and I can't help but think about my own nuptials in 2013. They were perfect! As I mull over the...

Water Fasting

"Water fasting" has taken the world by storm! Customers at my restaurant in the small southern town of Springfield, Tennessee are talking...

Cheers to 10 Years!

Ten years ago today, I became the Cycle 10 winner of America’s Next Top Model; The only plus sized person to ever win. My life, as I knew...

Dubai On A Layover

If you want to skip the whole story, the moral is that you should definitely leave the airport!!! The last time I booked a flight to...

The Keto Diet

If you're looking for this season's hottest diet, you've found it. We took the Adkins plan that was so popular fifteen years ago, gave it...

Cape Town

People always ask , "What's the best place you've traveled to?" and there are two that always come to mind. One is Istanbul, & the other...