Hey Fashionistas!
So the other day one of my friends suggested I blog about Gerren Taylor…

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I had to admit I didn’t know who she was (or why I should); he quickly shamed me.
Gerren Taylor was a fashion model who made headlines when she walked New York runways at the young age of 12…
…Labeled ‘Baby Naomi’ for her similar look and strut, you could see her statuesque frame dominating shows like Tracy Reese, Catherine Malandrino, DKNY, B. Michaels, Betsey Johnson, Carlos Miele, Esteban Cortezar, Heatherette, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Nicole Miller, and Nanette Lepore in 2004 and 2005…
Fast forward two years later, and Gerren found herself out of work and labeled obese by industry standards. Standing 5’11”, Gerren weighed 130 lbs and was a size 4…
She told the LA Times last year, “When I first got into the business I was 12. I didn’t know anything about what was happening … anorexia, bulimia and all that stuff..I have my own mind, but it’s hard not to fall into that trap and be one of them … [but] I just said, ‘It’s not worth my life…
Gerren’s been in the news lately, as her story dominates a new documenary called “America the Beautiful,” which debuted last Friday…
…the movie criticizes America’s obsession with physical perfection. Gerren’s story, from being queen of the runway to out of work, fits in perfectly.
I’m going to check it out!
Also, look out for Gerren as a recurring cast member on BET’s Baldwin Hills.
Smootches!

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