Story and Interview by Matthew Shack
A southern belle (derived from the French belle, 'beautiful') is an archetype for a young woman of the American Old South's antebellum upper class.
Southern Belles embodies southern hospitality, cultivation of beauty with a flirtatious yet… chaste demeanor.
Laeann Amos is the “BLACK” Scarlet O’Hara. The FLA-bred dream girl and Miami thoroughbred is one of broadcasting, entertainment media, and modeling’s most rising stars.
Laeann is also pursing a degree in communications/ broadcasting from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale with a current 3.57 GPA, and a community activist with DARE 2 CARE, Inc, whose focus is at risk youth and underprivileged families.
Hold your breath as we introduce to you, the beautiful and talented, Ms. Laeann Amos...
TFM: How did you get introduced into the modeling industry?
Laeann: I'm from Jacksonville Florida and from time to time I would come to Miami to party with my girlfriends. One night we were in a club on South Beach and a man saying he was a photographer approached me and asked me if he could take some pictures of me. At first I thought it was a line or he was a nut or something. [Laughs] But I checked him out and he was a professional, who had his own studio and was known to do some high end work so I did a shoot for him… he placed my pictures in a few magazines and soon I began getting a lot of calls and bookings from Miami so I moved here ! It was amazing…I never thought about doing modeling before. You hear of stuff like this but you never think it's going to happen to you.
TFM: You have a breathtaking appearance. What do you do to make yourself stand out from the crowd?
Laeann: All women are beautiful in their own way. The main thing I try to do is keep a positive attitude about everything and not let things or people get to me. Someone once told me, ''When you are born you have the face God gave you ….after your twenties you have the face you've earned''. So I try to do the right thing always. And that works for me. But I also watch what I eat and workout 4 -5 times a week to stay camera ready. As far as standing out in the crowd … I just be myself and people just respond to that. I've been very blessed.
TFM: How old are you and how did you become an on-camera personality and television host?
Laeann: Are you trying to find out how old I am? I know your mother told you to NEVER ask a women her age ! [Laughing] Let's just say I was approached to do my first on-air personality performance in my early twenties. Presently 2012 Entertainment is in the process of developing a show around me. They are pitching a few ideas at me and we hope to start production this summer. I am very excited. This is something I've wanted for some time now and I will also get a chance to do some co-producing on this project as well.
TFM: How do you feel about being February 2009's Face Of The Flow and one of our newest models?
Laeann: I am very grateful for this opportunity and I thank you for it. Its publications like The Flow that has helped me get the exposure I needed to move in the direction I'm presently in now. I'm really looking forward to it.
TFM: Tell us about what you have planned for the remainder of the year?
Laeann: Like I said I'm co-producing my own show for television this summer and I have interviewed for 3 other shows scheduled to be on television as well. I have recently signed on with a manager that has worked with many A-list celebrities, Ms. Tandy Weems …so I'm trying to do it big this year. We are currently looking at a possibility of endorsement deals for me as well. That would be great!
TFM: What are your measurements, weight and height?
Laeann: I’m 34 DD -28-39, 5ft 5 and I am not telling you my weight!
TFM: What is your most favorite part of your body and why?
Laeann: My lips ….because I like to be kissed ! You can kiss me all over I won't complain a bit! [Laughs] Women love kissing …its sweet! And its intimate …If a man won't kiss you …then he is not really into you. I find it strange when a man wants to have sex with you but won't kiss you. That has never happened to me but I have heard women speak of it.
TFM: Tell us one of your patented beauty secrets.
Laeann: Positivity, good clean living and a good night's sleep!
TFM: What pet peeves do you have regarding men?
Laeann: See I don't believe you are a MAN simply because you were born a MALE. A male becomes a man by his lifestyle and deeds. But one of my main pet peeve are… most males want too many women when they can't even make one happy! And my second one is lying! lol I like a clean and honest man…because I am a clean and honest woman. I don't think it's cool for a man to sleep around a lot. Just like it's not cool for a women to do it. A man can be a whore too! Honesty is VERY important to me … I want to know the truth about the man I want to be involved with so I can make my own decisions. I don't want to be used or tricked into a situation. I try to be the women to the kind of man I want.
TFM: How can a person get next to you? Are you available?
Laeann: I'm a little old fashion with a modern twist. [Laughing] He has to be willing to take his time. I'm not fast and I'm not into fast men. Dating works for me, so if you want to get next to me…you have to date me first. I like to be asked out first on a lunch date …lunch at a restaurant on the beach would be nice. I like to be courted. Flowers and gifts…the whole thing. I am a strong and independent woman because I have to be … so I don't need or want a sugar daddy but I want to be treated like a queen because I will treat him like a king. I buy gifts, too! [Laughs] And yes … I am available…to the right man, only.
TFM: What's the worst pick-up line ever tried on you?
Laeann: ''I know Lil’ Wayne, and I can get him to put you in his next video.” He didn't know I knew Wayne as well, and I knew he was not shooting a video at that time. What a loser you are when you have to front to get a girl. [Laughs]
TFM: What advice would you give to all of those models out there wanting to follow in your footsteps?
Laeann: To be careful …check everyone out. Don't be to quick to believe everything someone tells you because you have a lot of people out there trying to take advantage of you. Get a manager or an agent if you can and never go on a shoot alone and get your money up front! [Laughing] And no matter what always be your beautiful self at all times. Don't let anyone disrespect you for no amount of money!