Wednesday, February 28, 2007

The Black Model Museum [#002]: Beverly Peele

From The Cocoa Lounge

Beverly Peele: All Grown Up
Former supermodel, Beverly Peele

The Fashion Industry is such an interesting beast. It produces the most exquisite creations (human and textile) and throws them out like yesterday's trash at the mere sight of an imperfection--or worse--a new season.

Such is the story of Beverly Peele, who began her fashion career as a teenage It girl in the early 90's, riding in on the steam of Beverly Johnson, Iman, and Naomi Campbell before her. She appeared on and in between the covers of Harpers Bazaar, Seventeen, Mademoiselle, Italian Vogue and a host of other publications across the globe.

Beverly Peele in Black and WhiteYoung Beverly PeeleBeverly Peele, Italian Vogue


But it was the dark side of the fashion world that nearly derailed her career as Peele became involved with hard partying and recreational drugs before disappearing from the scene altogether. After the birth of her daughter, she returned to modeling with a vengenace, sparking hopes in fans and critics alike that--this time--she was back to stay. But in late 2005, trouble came knocking again as Peele was sentenced in a devastating identity theft case.

These days, it seems that Ms. Peele is back on the right track. She has traded in fashion for family and recently appeared on The Tyra Banks Show, to warn young model hopefuls about the dangers of the industry.

We salute Beverly Peele's courage and wish her the best in all her future endeavors, whether it includes modeling or not.

74 comments:

Beautee LuvR said...

She was hot then and hot now.

Beautee LuvR said...

She was hot then and hot now.

Ellington Goes To Town said...

I remember crushing on her from one of the Jodeci videos Freakin You back in the day. Glad to hear she's trying to pull her life together.

When was this photo taken, she still looks pretty damnm good.

Lonel said...

Beverly Peele is one of the greatest black models of the 90s. I'm sad to hear that all of that happened to her but god works in mysterious ways.

Charece said...

Great blog. I actually saw that episode on the Tyra Show but before that I never really heard of her.

Anonymous said...

Wow. I hope she gets herself back together. I remember seeing her i nmagazines and videos and admiring her. I even saw her in person at LAX, she's beautiful. I remember thinkin' that the car she was getting out of was kinda ghetto, it was an old Bonneville I think, but I thought maybe she got family out here and just needed a ride right quick, lol.Anyway, I pray she gets her mind right.

Anonymous said...

I modeled years ago and quit the industry for this very reason. You don't know what you're made of until you're confronted with some heavy stuff and have to make a choice to stay or walk away. If you're not careful it'll eat you alive. Beverly Peele caught a tough break and isn't the only one. Naomi Campbell has dibbled and dabbled in drugs too and the list goes on and on. I Thank god I had a few people around me who stepped in before I crashed. Hopefully Beverly is rebuilding her life and have people who love and support her. She's still so young and has so much more life to live!

Anonymous said...

i love her
she's so tight
me and her daughter are best friends and we see eachother like every 2 weeks since she lives farther away....not saying where
and i live here in van nuys! [lake balboa]
well, yup
you can't put cairo and beverly and troy in any words it's too difficult
they are just amazing!
i love you cairo!!!!!!!!

la said...

i met beverly many times as well as naomi i love these ladies it takes a strong will person to make it in that dog-eat-dog nasty profession

Bridget said...

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Anonymous said...

I dated Bev before she was a mother and actually knew Jeff (Cairo's ) dad. She was always a beauty and a fun girl. I wish her the best, this industry requires lots confidence and a good foundation. I was also a model in the early eighies upto the early nineties and remember just how much pressure they put us especially the few black ones they let in. Bev beileve in yourself and give the glory to God.

Jimmy said...

One of the most beautiful women ever.

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