Elegant Gail Reynolds
Gail Anne Nicole Reynolds
model Gail Reynolds was named “Ms. Photogenic” in the first competition she
obvious why, but then again, judges at the Ms. Jamaica Pageant didn’t have
much of a choice – her good looks were all they had to go on.
Reynolds was asked one question – to name her most memorable moment – she
didn’t say a word: stage fright.
she wasn’t so nervous, Reynolds said she would have told the judges about
trying to pick the best cherries off the tree as a child by reaching as high as
she could. With that same effort, and her deep brown eyes set on what she wants,
Reynolds is reaching for a modeling career.
is scheduled to have a casting call in Long Island City for “Sex and the
City,” and is trying out for modeling gigs with Essence and Jet
magazines, as well as several fashion designers.
for her style, “Old Hollywood and classic films” is the one the 21-year-old
said she likes most. When shopping for the simple yet elegant look, Reynolds
said she heads to places in Green Acres Mall, T.J. Maxx, and Filene’s
Basement. Another place where you
might see Reynolds shopping is any place having a sale. “Where there’s a
deal, I’m there,” she said.
one beauty secret Reynolds shared is the one that she won’t leave home
gloss. I’m a lip gloss fiend. It makes you look cute and sexy,” Reynolds
though she’s still a novice, Reynolds already knows where she wants her
modeling career to lead. “I want
to be an actress. If I don’t do that, I wouldn’t mind reporting,” she
Authors Snub Borough?
It was in ways a snub of Queens-sized proportions.
borough authors Warren Lehrer and Judith Sloan recently launched
their new book about Queens immigrants, Crossing the BLVD, they chose to
do it not here where they have lived and worked for the past few years but in
New Jersey and Manhattan, at the St. Marks Church in the Bowery on Sept. 24.
authors are scheduled to make appearances at bookstores and other community
centers throughout the metropolitan area and as far away as Baltimore, Miami and
perhaps the authors, who say on their website that they reluctantly moved to
Queens after not being able to afford a place anywhere else, have something to
redeem themselves with.
making an Oct. 25 stop at the Forest Hills Barnes & Noble, for one thing.
perhaps Queens gets the last laugh, or honor, when the book tour concludes with
the opening of a museum exhibit based on the book, a multimedia affair that
comes with an audio CD and is accompanied by a snazzy website,
which museum is it?
the Whitney, not the Guggenheim, or even MOMA QNS.
it will be at the good old Queens Museum of Art.
exhibit will open at the museum’s Unisphere Gallery on Dec. 14.
To Go Solo
Queens native Daryl McDaniels, better known as DMC of hip hop pioneering Run-DMC, is working on his solo debut, “Checks, Thugs and Rock & Roll” as part of an effort to establish his own label, DMC (Darryl’s Music Company).
he wants to change his music, DMC has been listening to classic rock –
Creedence Clearwater Revival, Pink Floyd, the Rolling Stones – because to him,
new sounds serve as inspiration.
to published reports, one of the songs on the yet-to-be-released album,
“Kat’s in the Cradle,” explores his own adoption. Sarah McLachlan,
who was also adopted, contributes to the melodic refrain in the track. The album
will also include a tribute to Jam Master Jay, “I’m Missing My Friend.”
is quoted as saying, “I want to be the Bruce Springsteen, Roy Orbison
of music. I’m going to keep rapping, but I want to try to make it better for
solo album is due early next year.
Spills The Beans
How many food references can Congressman Anthony Weiner make in one interview? Weiner, a 1985 graduate of SUNY Plattsburgh, is featured on the front page of the school’s summer 2003 alumni magazine. In it, Weiner, the brother of a professional chef, spills the beans on his food related metaphors.
the counting begin:
slogan for Student Association: “Vote
for Weiner. He’ll be frank.”
career choices: “I wanted to be a weatherman. I thought it had a nice
the right college: “The college experience at the wrong place can chew you up
and spit you out…”
his own college newsletter: “That gave me a taste of the power of the
else seems to be Kosher with Weiner, who’s on a roll and cutting the mustard.
eat this stuff up!
the actor who stars in the sitcom “King Of Queens,” proposed marriage to his
longtime girlfriend recently. Though James popped the big question on a
television program, it was the real thing.
is getting married to Stephanie De La Cruz, he revealed on an episode of
“Live! With Regis and Kelly” on Sept. 25.
to the actor, their love is for real. “She’s
beautiful, she’s a model and she loves me… It’s got nothing to do with
syndication or anything like that,” James said.
couple met on a truly blind date, as De La Cruz had never so much as watched an
episode of James’ hit show before their first meeting.
They were introduced, romantically enough, by James’ interior designer
and hit it off right away, James said.
his fictional role on CBS, James plays a Queens deliveryman who lives with his
wife and eccentric father-in-law, played by Ben Stiller.