Location: East Elmhurst
Weight: 105 lbs.
Photo by Jim Chow
While Chantal Sade has had a lifelong interest in modeling, she saw it as an art form and a chance to find new forms of expression.
“It just gives me a chance to creatively express myself,” she said. “I see myself as an artist and it allows me to get myself out there.”
Although Sade has only started modeling this past May, the pursuit was instantly gratifying for her; an outlet that let her explore a longstanding passion for glamour. A dental assistant by day, the Queens native was drawn to modeling ever since she was a kid, when she used to dress up for fun. The real appeal for her was the art behind a photo shoot.
“I was more attracted to the art of it,” she said. “You can capture a moment in a photo that people can remember forever.”
Having lived her whole life in the house her grandfather built in East Elmhurst, Sade finds life in Queens nowadays to be peaceful. One of her pastimes involved going down to the bay near LaGuardia Airport and watching the sun set. If she wants to do something more active, she often heads up to Harlem and enjoys listening to jazz music.
“I can be anywhere and I can have fun,” Sade said.
While modeling is a creative hobby for her, Sade said she’s happy to pursue it as long as it allows. She also plans to take up dancing again, particularly ballet.
For more information about her, visit chantalmyrick.wix.com/blac-wynter.
Fries With That Shake?
One Queens prankster has been arrested for organizing a flash mob of the popular internet dance craze, the “Harlem Shake” at his school.
According to reports, hundreds of students at Forest Hills High School were ordered to disperse when they jammed to the song around 9:30 a.m. on Feb. 15.
The senior who organized the flash mob on Facebook, Arnis Mehmetaj, 17, was hauled away to the 112th Precinct when he invited more than 500 students to attend. He was charged with disorderly conduct and was given a desk appearance ticket.
To make matters worse, Mehmetaj was also given a five-day suspension from school.
While it has become a worldwide phenomenon, to this QConf reporter, the “Harlem Shake” just looks like people suffering from a seizure.
Latin American Idol Martha Heredia
Although Dominican singer Martha Heredia was a winner on “Latin American Idol,” she was a real loser when she got caught trying to smuggle heroin on to a plane bound for New York City.
Heredia was arrested on Feb. 20 after police found 2.9 pounds of heroin stuffed into three pairs of platform shoes packed in her suitcase. Law enforcement is still attempting to determine whether she was working as a mule for a drug-trafficking organization.
Back in 2011, the singer, also known by her nickname “La Baby,” called her first album “Lose or Win.” Sadly, this case shows which of those categories she’s falling into.
A Greek fashion publicist was arrested at John F. Kennedy Airport last week for allegedly stealing a Salvador Dali painting from a Manhattan art gallery last year.
According to reports, Phivos Istavrioglou was cuffed at JFK right when he got off of a flight from Milan, Italy.
Istavrioglou reportedly walked off with the “Cartel de Don Juan Tenorio” painting while he was looking at paintings.
The alleged robbery was caught on surveillance video and he anonymously mailed the painting back to the United States, undamaged.
The publicist pleaded not guilty in Manhattan Criminal Court and will be due back in court.
QConf would like to remind readers beauty is in the eye of the beholder, not the person holding the beautiful works of art.
Trump Hall of Fame Bound
Donald Trump - the newest member of the WWE Hall of Fame
He's one of the richest men in the world, hosts a wildly popular television show and has even mulled running for office. But all of that pales in comparison to the latest honorific on Donald Trump's resume.
On Monday, it was announced that the Queens native would be made the celebrity honoree for this year's WWE Hall of Fame class. Trump will be inducted during a ceremony at Madison Square Garden on April 6, the night before WWE's annual WrestleMania.
The Donald is no stranger to the squared circle or to WrestleMania. Trump Plaza in Atlantic City hosted the event in 1988 and 1989, and Trump participated in a Hair vs. Hair (toupee?) battle with WWE owner Vince McMahon in 2007.
Trump will be inducted alongside wrestling champions Bruno Sammartino, Bob Backlund, Mick Foley and Trish Stratus.
Organizing a campaign is hard work on any level, but running a campaign for Mayor of New York City involves a lot of organization for candidates.
Just ask John Catsimatidis, for instance.
Last week, the candidate sent out a press announcement touting a recent endorsement. At the bottom of the release was a link to Catsimatidis' website, www.johncatsimatidis2013.com.
The link, however, directed readers to catsimatidis2013.com, which the candidate clearly never registered.
It looks like someone could use a little bit of help on the campaign trail...
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