Models Of Queens
The Kid Next Door
fun loving Queens girl doesn’t shy away from the spotlight – in fact,
she says she loves performing.
of her confidence comes from plays and drama classes at Howard Beach’s
Middle School 220.
there that she has honed in on her acting skills by appearing as Wendy in a
Peter Pan play, Dorothy in the “Wizard of Oz” and a dancer and singer in
“Fiddler on the Roof.”
also explained that despite the fact she is 14 years young, she has already
seen her fair share of photo shoots, has modeled at a Fashion Institute of
Technology modeling show and
appeared on the “Sally” show as an extra.
said she caught the modeling bug at age 11 and has admired those who work in
the profession. She is a favorite at John Casablancas Modeling in Forest
Hills, the agency that represents her.
those who know Kayla note that there is more to the young woman than her
presence in front of the camera.
a really smart girl, her mom told us.
her favorite subject in school is Earth Science.
study real hard and I have a great teacher,” Kayla said.
when not studying to maintain her 97 average and keep up to speed with her
Regents classes, Kayla likes to play basketball, run track, read novels,
write poetry and put on informal shows with her two younger brothers.
she finds a break from balancing modeling and schoolwork, Kayla enjoys
shopping at Queens Center Mall and grabbing a slice from Howard Beach’s La
many youngsters, Kayla is concerned about her future. She stressed the
importance of education and plans to put college before her modeling career
but would like to be able to do both.
The new Mayor and Council Speaker recently charmed a small group of children and their mothers when one of the new Queens Council members took them on a tour of City Hall.
A. Gifford Miller willingly posed for pictures in his office then led
the group outside to the steps for “more official looking” photos.
group was then led upstairs to see Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s
Bullpen-style. Having been told that the mayor wasn’t in, the party
was surprised when affable Mayor Mike walked up behind them. He
showed them his desk in the center of the room surrounded by those of his
deputies, commishes and support staffers.
wanted to remove the barriers,” the Mayor told them. “And if I
could’ve gotten away with it I would’ve removed the titles as well. In
my business I don’t believe in titles. People use those titles to look for
other jobs or to feel that they are better than the people without the big
titles. It also sends a message that the people without titles are somehow
less than those with them.”
Mike then turned on the charm for the children asking each
name, age and school. He also posed willingly for photos – sitting
on the floor of the stage area of the bullpen and gamely followed the
kids’ lead by yelling out “Chicken!!” for the camera.
If this is the style of city government 2002, we’re charmed!
Williams' Mistaken Identity
With all the money “The Today Show” is shelling out to host Katie Couric, it seems they’ve skimped on a few fact checkers.
recent segment aired on ex-New Jersey Nets basketball star Jayson
Williams, a St. John’s U. grad who is in big trouble after his limo
driver was found shot to death inside of his Jersey mansion.
to published reports, Williams was playing with a loaded gun while taking
his driver on a tour of his large mansion, when the gun accidentally went
off. An investigation is ongoing, but Williams has already been charged with
Today Show” segment gave all of these details while showing video of
Williams playing basketball for the Nets. Video of him rebounding, getting
injured in 1999, dribbling and shooting appeared during the story. And, a
still photo of him winning the NCAA championship with Duke University.
You should be. Jayson Williams the accused ex-Net never played for Duke. But
Jason Williams (above) the Duke junior and probable number one pick in this
year’s NBA draft sure did. “The Today Show” ran a photo of Jason
Williams, the Duke point guard instead of Jayson Williams, the alleged
gunslinger during a story about a murder case that could ruin the reputation
of the ex-Net.
to be too confusing, there's a third Jason Williams in the NBA, playing for
the Memphis Grizzlies.
doesn't look like either of the others. He's white.
Bey Won't Go Away
may seem he’s faded into total and utter obscurity since his infamous talk
show was cancelled in 1996, but Rockaway-raised Richard Bey keeps on
recent months he could be heard on talk-radio WABC 77AM.
he has toned down his act, his legacy of tasteless television lives on in
cyberspace. In fact, there is an entire sordid subculture devoted to his
90’s TV show once named slimiest on TV by Entertainment Weekly.
set new (or could it be low?) standards in the early 90’s with his show
which set the stage for Jerry Springer with unfaithful boyfriends
placed on a “Wheel of Torture” and robust women competing for the honor
of “biggest booty.”
an internet petition to have Rockaway Rich return to the air has not yet
been successful, an award has been bestowed in his name.
tribute to Bey’s show, FadetoBlack.com has compiled a list of “Richard
Bey Award” winners to honor those who were placed on this earth for no
other reason than to lower our standards.
winners include RuPaul, Marion Berry, Jerry Springer, Tori Spelling, Arsenio
Hall, Hulk Hogan, O.J., Anna Nicole Smith and Ed McMahon.
While You Work
Queens woman who volunteered to assist with rescue dogs at Ground Zero told QConf
recently how even a walk through the neighborhood surrounding the
site became a lesson in the grim reality of the terrorist attacks.
woman realized that several dogs who had been caged, awaiting their
“partners” needed to “stretch their legs.” So she asked permission
to walk them.
permission, she leashed the dogs and headed out to the streets around Ground
Zero. But on her first walk, the woman was stopped by several firefighters
who told her to be sure to carry a whistle while she walked the dogs.
the whistle? The dogs could have come upon some human remains as they
walked. The whistle would be a signal to rescue workers to go to the
location so they could be properly recovered.
Mike takes a break with the visiting Queens kids.
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