Angela Simmons posed for the new issue of Rolling Out in glamorous dresses, accessories and shoes. For the shoot photographed by DeWayne Rogers, the 25-year-old shows off her striking sense of style and fun personality. She also opens up about work, family and the changes she’s made in her personal life.
On her fashion line: “It’s really feminine, but still dressed down, because that’s how I am. I think that an outfit should be able to carry you from day to night. It should be something that you can wear with sneakers, or something that you can wear with heels. That’s the kind of girl that I am. I’m a New York City edgy girl on the go, so the clothing line is fun and young … it’s also something that you can keep forever.”
On her father being a Reverend: “I think with religion, people are just judgmental off the bat. They feel like if you have a relationship with God and Jesus Christ, then you’re not allowed to have any fun. I think that’s just wrong when people judge others … especially when you’re not supposed to judge anyway. But I deal with it all the time. People will come up to me and say ”Oh you shouldn’t be wearing that skirt,” and I just say ”why not?” I’m not doing it distastefully, and I’m not being disrespectful. I have my relationship with God, so therefore I don’t feel like anyone should judge me.”
On staying healthy and fit: “I’ve been into health and fitness for a long time now. When I first moved to L.A. seven years ago, I told myself that I was really going to give it a try. And when I met my trainer, Mike T, he really transformed my mind and my body. When I first met him, I said that I was just going to do a trial, but from there, I worked out for seven years straight. I was really dedicated, too; I was in the gym two times a day, I cut out all white carbs. I mean, I was extremely dedicated, and within the last three years, I’ve also become a vegetarian. It was my own decision, but I was also inspired by my uncle [Russell Simmons], who is a vegan.”
It was also announced last week that BET will be adding Simmons as a co-host along with Bow Wow for “106 & Park.” The exes have hosted several episode, including the BET Awards, this spring/summer and will continue throughout the season. In regards to the other hosts, Miss. Mykie, Paigion and Shorty Da Prince– looks like they will not be returning.
BET Statement: 106 & PARK” is undergoing exciting changes. Angela Simmons will continue to guest host until the end of the summer. Bow Wow aka “Mr. 106 & Park” will continue as the lead host; Miss. Mykie, Paigion and Shorty Da Prince will no longer remain on the show. BET Networks is happy to have worked with these bright, young stars and will continue to support them and their upcoming endeavors.
Well then. We will everyone the best in their endeavors too.
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