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-- someone standing by who can talk a little bit more about business -- we've had a business panel on this morning.
It has to do with branding and she is the face that you'll recognize Beverly Johnson.
Arguably the first African American supermodel.
And that she's joining us this morning the survival secrets of a fashion game changer -- it is great to have you on the program this morning.
Think you for having me.
You know it's anything having it's interesting you mail list recently Forbes magazine listed -- -- with some others like Kathy.
Ireland and Gisele Bundchen and Cindy Crawford.
As -- -- -- who have.
Taken their name and their faces.
And then well in a later stage -- their lives cast in continuing to cashed in with a brand how did you do best.
All of this is terrific I didn't even know I was on that list.
Well what are the ways I did I.
I'm on a reality show the college Beverly -- house which is on the Oprah Winfrey network.
And we -- we look at my mother daughter relationships but also.
They fill me creating my businesses that I have an idea -- -- a hair care line and online.
And you actually see it come to fruition where is actually.
On the shelves at target today the hair -- line -- that so.
Basically for the -- my career in the I knew I needed a plan B so I started right away.
You know working and planning.
To stay in the fashion beauty industry because I love it so much.
But also knew that one day the Molly was going to end and -- and I have my own company and -- distributing my own beauty.
Products in fact you're kind of successes now.
Given birth to a new phrase I have heard about it until I started reading notes on this the model for in New York.
I'd like yeah I guess we can maybe I can we yeah I don't either I don't think so.
But you did -- take what you love and carry it forward by the way I mean as gorgeous as you are can't imagine that you have -- out of anything but I'll take your word for it.
So what does it like right now and in the modeling world we really -- today's like it used to be where you could make all that money fifty grand on issue.
You almost have to have a pick up plan B from the minute you start.
What -- you always do I always say I had my mid life crises at the age of Tony cynics.
And you know I always knew that one day it would end and like -- til my -- order you know go teacher education.
And because that's something that you learn and you can always the music and fall back on in she went on got her BA in NBA the business has changed in the sense that.
You know we have a lot of celebrities doing a lot of endorsements.
And you don't really know the names of a lot of the supermodels today like Luis Cindy Crawford and Christie Brinkley Cheryl Tiegs.
We made sure -- -- learning so.
The girls in the models today it will know that it's a business and they should really look at themselves as of this.
Yeah you know it's interesting people like to be more -- Barrymore these actresses who make their living on the big screen.
Are now doing may -- ads and so on and so forth Queen Latifah is another -- -- right there's a lot of competition for branding out there and namesake.
But in the meantime -- Beverly Johnson is a big name.
Not only -- the super model world you mentioned that Beverly Johnson's full house premiering Saturday it just aired for the first time in -- weekend 10 PM eastern.
On a loan Oprah's own network good to have you here this morning of model -- -- make it a big we wish you the best.
Thank you so much.
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