A Career Grows In Queens
She may not currently live in Queens, but she owes her modeling
career to our borough.
Lithe and an acrobatic student dancer, Shani has been turning heads
ever since she was “discovered” while eating in a fast food restaurant
over a year ago.
“A woman came in who was a model…she was looking at me the whole
time,” Shani said. Eventually, the woman approached Shani and offered to
set her up with some connections.
Shani said she was “a little weirded out” at first, but after
finding out the woman was legitimate, Shani was ready to break into the
The woman – herself a Queens native – soon became Shani’s
Shani got set up with Camera Two,
an agency in Forest Hills, and has been doing tons of work in the
area ever since.
“All my work so far has been runway,” Shani explained,
although she hopes to break into new markets as soon as she can.
In the fall, Shani’s going to attend Hofstra, where she hopes to
major in Communications.
Shani’s grown up loving dance and athletics, and is hoping to join
the competitive dance team at school.
In high school, she “played every sport,” including varsity
track, soccer, and basketball.
Shani says she’s grateful for the opportunities that Queens has
provided to her modeling career.
her mentor and her agency, she said her career definitely wouldn’t be
where it is today.
QConfer was recently taking a stroll through the beer section of
a local Waldbaum’s in Fresh Meadows when she noticed a very strange sign
sign, which was intended to inform shoppers of which section they are in,
said: “Beer. Delicious and nutritious treats. Great on the go.”
writer did a double take. “Wait a minute,” she thought. “What kind of
ridiculous sign is that? Beer delicious? Yes. Nutritious, absolutely not.
And great on the go? What does that mean? Is it advocating drinking and
taking a closer look at the sign, it became clear that the word “Beer”
was covering an older word, and the rest of the sign was describing
something in a different section. After laughing for a moment, a worker at
the store explained to the writer that the sign was originally in a
“health food section or something.”
bad — for a minute, we thought they had discovered the perfect elixir!
Rapper Ja-Rule is raising some eyebrows in Jamaica by not showing up for a court date. The Queens rapper was summoned to face charges for indecent language over his constant cussing at the Reggae SumFest concert last year in Jamaica – the country, that is.
Montego Bay court spokesperson said an arrest warrant could be issued for
his failure to show and he could face up to 10 days in jail or a fine of up
to 4,000 Jamaican dollars — an equivalent of $83 American.
But as of late this week, Ja-Rule did not have to face the music.
said in a statement, “I tries to keep the profanity down last year as much
as I could. This
is hop-hop — if one skips out here and there, I’m sorry if I offended
anybody, but it’s not done purposely.
rapper is further exploring an acting career, will appear in an upcoming
film “Half Past Dead” with Steven Seagal and is included in talks about
having a role in “Charlie’s Angels 2.”
looks like St. Patrick’s Cathedral became one of the City’s most unholy
places last week as cops broke up the wild sex-ploits of a couple caught in
the act inside the house of worship followed by the near-mugging of a
church-going Queens woman – all in the same day.
to police, Maspeth resident Patricia Fitzpatrick, who was on her way into
the church to buy a mass card, was told by a man standing at the
Cathedral’s side entrance to find another way inside. The man then led
Fitzpatrick to another door where he grabbed her and tried to snatch her
put me in a headlock . . . then he twisted my arm and I started to scream.
He pulled at my rings and then he ran,” Fitzpatrick said in published
also said that the commotion caused by the arrest of a couple having sex in
a church vestibule as part of a radio-show stunt kept police from arriving
promptly on the scene.
hear the one about the rabbi and the psychologist who disagreed on adultery?
now you have.
Joyce Brothers, famed psychologist and advice columnist who is a product
of Far Rockaway H.S.,
aired her opinions in the Daily News recently on Kosher Adultery,
the latest from rabbi and sex counselor Shmuley Boteach, the author
of Kosher Sex.
his new book, Rabbi Boteach touts the powers of tension, envy and distrust
in revving up any marital relationship. In Kosher Adultery he urges
readers to tell his or her spouse about “three people you
encountered during the day …that you find particularly attractive. Explain
why they attract you.”
feel a certain amount of inferiority,” Dr. Brothers responds, “and why
feed into that, instead of feeding into a feeling of success? I think that
you can really send a marriage into a very wrong direction.”
Dr. Brothers was able to see the sense in the Rabbi’s suggestion of
“sneaking into your neighbor’s backyard and doing it in their garden.”
isn’t that bad,” Brothers admitted. “People do find excitement where
they might be discovered.”
teacher and community activist John Frank may have made a losing bid
in the District 19 City Council race last year, but he’s not depressed. In
fact, he’s keeping himself chipper by celebrating the birthdays of
a Bayside resident, developed a name for himself during his campaign as a
hard-working, door-knocking, phone-calling, friend of the people. He gave
out his home number, and returned every call. He also mailed out birthday
cards to people he met while shaking hands and kissing babies.
than 10 months after he lost to Tony Avella in the Democratic
primary, a QConfer's father received a card from Frank
in the mail, despite the fact that is Frank is not currently running for
told QConf that he is still sending out the cards
because, in his words, “I love birthdays.” Although he said, “Someday,
I will run for public office again,” he said, “ I just met a lot of
great folks during the campaign, and I wanted to help them celebrate their
birthdays. It’s just a nice thing I like to do. For the price of a stamp
and card, you can make someone’s day a little brighter.”
cards say “Happy Birthday” on the front, and read, “I noticed –
after looking at my voting data – that it was your birthday!!! So I want
to say, Happy Birthday! To you, health, happiness and lots of good will.”
back of the card then says, “Have a concern in the community? Maybe I can
help. Write, call or e-mail me. Let’s see what we can do.” The card
gives Frank’s home address, phone number and e-mail address. Frank
said, “I’m just reaching out to the community. It’s what I do best.”
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