‘RHOA’ star Kandi Burruss Finds Surrogate To Carry Her Baby Girl

Kandi and Todd are adding more then just new businesses to the family

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Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker are planning to have more kids.

The couple, who star on “Real Housewives of Atlanta” and welcomed their first child, Ace, in 2016, are in the early stages of locking down a surrogate, Burruss told Us Weekly.

“We did find someone, and right now we are in the process – you know it hasn’t been done – but we’re in the process,” Burruss, 42, said.

Burruss, who’s been married to Tucker since 2014, admits she’s a bit “nervous” about moving forward because it’s all so foreign to her.

“Like, I don’t have anybody who can tell me [about it],” she added. “When we were going through the IVF process, I did have a couple of friends who had done it, so, you know, I could talk to them, but this is a situation where I don’t have anybody I can talk to.”

The couple has two girl embryos left and is planning to use them.

They’ll be following in the footsteps of Kim Kardashian, Tyra Banks and Nate Berkus, who’ve all used surrogates to expand their families.

Both Burruss and Tucker have older daughters from previous relationships.

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Fashion & Style 411 : BrooklynPetite

Meet Veronica she’s just your average 5’ ft nothing women with a lot of style to express, and a big fro to match it. She’s a humble, honest, ambition young women who loves listening to a bunch of rap music. Some would say Veronica has a potty mouth (always dropping the F bomb), she knows its not lady like but her readers love the real ger so take that! Did I mention she’s also a funny gal living in the big city

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Question 1: So when’s the first time you fell in love with FASHION?

BrooklynPetite: I believe I was a sophomore in High School, that was when I let go of the sneaker trend and bought my first pair of cowboy boots, that I couldn’t stop wearing. After those boots came more ankle boots, knee high boots. It was like I never knew other style of shoes existed outside of the nike and Jordan trend.

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Question 2 : Do you have a signature STYLE?

BrooklynPetite: : I don’t know about a signature style, I love to switch up my looks every now and than cause I mean why not make it fun you know? BUT if I can wear ripped jeans a t-shirt, some loafers and a leather jacket everyday I would!

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Question 3: Who is your favorite DESIGNER?

BrooklynPetite: I don’t have a favorite designer, I have many Givenchy, Zimmerman, Marissa Webb, Balmain, and Alexander Wang!

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Question 4 : Who is your current STYLE crush?
BrooklynPetite: My current style crush would have to be Amiee Song, Danielle Bernstein and Kim Kardashian.

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Question 5: How do you pick the ensembles you display?

BrooklynPetite: Whenever I feel inspired by somebody outfit I have to write it down in my notebook or else I’ll forget it. If I see an item in my closet a lightbulb comes right on top of my head and I make sure to write it down; that way come shoot day I have my looks already.

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Question 6 : What are some of your favorite boutiques to get your fashionable pieces?

BrooklynPetite: If I’m thrifting, my go to is L train Vintage they have the best pieces to me and the Levis are extremely cheap! My go to websites are the line by k, misguided, asos, Zara and sometimes top shop (I need them to come out with a curvy collection).

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Topless Woman Protest at Kanye West’s “Multiracial Women Only’ Model Call

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Over the weekend, Kanye West tweeted out a NYC casting call for “multiracial women only” to model his forthcoming Yeezy Season 4 collection. The request immediately drew protests both online and IRL, however, thanks to its wording.

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And while white people crying “reverse racism” were definitely a component of the backlash, the more relevant dialogue came from POC who called out the inherent colorism, or the implication that dark skin does not meet “traditional” beauty standards, that pervaded West’s phrasing:

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One such person was a woman who appears to go by the name “babyscumbag” on her social media, and who showed up to protest the casting this weekend with “They want black features not black girls” scrawled across her chest. She also held a poster that read, “‘multiracial only’ = lightskin only…you ain’t slick, Ye”, as well as a quote from West’s 2006 Essence interview, in which he says multiracial girls are referred to as “‘mutts’.”

Now, she’s resurfaced online with a detailed post explaining why exactly she did what she did.

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“This is an indictment of not just Yeezy but the entire fashion and beauty industry in which there is a racialized hierarchy of beauty which is a ubiquitous symptom of the legacy of colonialism,” she wrote. “Regardless of whether Yeezy does choose to include darkskinned women in the end, the coded language of the casting call was clear and a part of a broader problem of colorism in the fashion industry.” And a systematic problem she mentioned is evident from the chances of girls walking down the runway depending on the deepness of their skin color.
She also wrote that this specification for “multiracial only” implies that “Black can only be beautiful when ‘MIXED’ with another RACE.”

“There is a history of wanting to dilute the Blackness of one’s children because of the longstanding stigmatization of Blackness,” she said, adding later that, “The lighter you are the more beautiful you are considered.”

However, babyscumbag notes that at the same time, non-Black women have begun to desire Black features “in a brutal and corrupt form of irony.”

“It’s just facts that Black women are constantly told they are too dark, lips too big, hair to ghetto for all professions,” she pointed out. “Only to see these same features or styles on non-Black women receive praise-(braids, gap teeth)-obviously the problem isn’t the style but the color of the women wearing it.”

Which all leads back to why she did it in the first place: as a means of highlighting how pervasive the Eurocentric beauty standards stemming from white supremacy and colonialism still are.

“It’s not just about fashion it’s about understanding how racism, and white supremacy dictates our understanding of reality,” she finished. “T hese are toxic ideologies need to be unlearned and #ITsAPROCESS.”

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