Twin sisters, Cipriana and TK Quann, used to hate their natural textured curls and felt like they always had to straighten it because of the play the heavy with they experienced before. But after developing the confidence to proudly wear their hair natural, they are now getting paid for it! In fact, they have found huge success by being true to themselves, and they’re now inspiring others to do so as well!

“I was beginning to actually hate my hair and seeing it as a huge obstacle,” Cipriana said in an interview with Cosmopolitan.

Cipriana and TK said they have heard several derogatory comments about their textured hair.

Thus, they tried to fit into the so-called standard of beauty by applying different chemical straighteners and relaxers on their hair. Still, they are struggling and unhappy with what they are doing.Not until they decided to embrace their gorgeous natural tresses. Aside from becoming famous for their trademark hair, they also felt great because they are more comfortable being themselves.

Born in Baltimore, the identical twins are now based in the fashion capital of the world, New York.

They have been featured in several fashion magazines including Essence, Glamour, Vogue, Elle, and Harper’s Bazaar and collaborated with multiple fashion brands such as Gap, Rebecca Minkoff, and Carol’s Daughter. The twins also inspire others to be themselves through their Instagram as well as the lifestyle website Urban Bush Babes.

Cipriana co-founded the site with Nikisha Brunson, who is also an African-American influencer, with the aim to support and encourage women of color to embrace their natural beauty.

TK, who is also a musician who goes by TK Wonder, also contributes to the blogs for the site.Cipriana and TK could be two different people but they are one in working to promote diversity and inclusivity in the world of fashion and beauty. It’s just an extra that their passion is also their work.

This article was originally published on wundef.com



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32-year-old singer, Ciara, is the Cover Girl of the November issue of Cosmopolitan. She talks about life after welcoming her daughter, including how she got her famous abs back! She also opens up about her biggest inspiration to do music, how she manages trolls, and her ambition.

On Fitness routine after welcoming daughter, Sienna in 2017

It was kind of like, wake up in the morning, breastfeed, eat a small meal, go train, come back in, breastfeed, eat another meal, go train, then come back, have another meal, and then a third training session at night. It was a good challenge, one I set for myself, not for anyone else. Taking care of myself makes me feel really good. And I want to keep it sexy too, you know.

On Destiny’s Child being her Biggest Inspiration to do Music

They were killing it, and I just went, ‘This is what I want to do. I’m gonna be an entertainer…’ The first goal I wrote down was to get discovered. The second was to sell 3 to 4 million records. Third, have longevity.”

On how she deals with trolls

When someone comes for you and you didn’t send for them, you keep your eye on the prize. I know what my mission is. I know what I’m hoping for and working hard for every day. And that’s my focus. I’m not going to let people steal my joy. I move on. New day, new opportunity, new energy, let’s go.”

On her ambition

I never thought, I can’t be because of the color of my skin, I can’t be because of my gender. No dream is too big. I want to be a billionaire. The more resources, the more you can do. But I think my greatest accomplishment 10 years from now is that I would have a successful life as it pertains to my marriage and being a mom. It’s cool to want to do all these creative things, but it’s no good to gain the world if you lose your soul

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TV host Wendy Williams recently sat down with Cosmopolitan for a candid conversation in honor of her show’s 10th anniversary and the launch of her Hunter Foundation’s Give Back Gala.

When asked if anything  was off-limits on her Hot Topics, she said:
‘I don’t do my show from a place of mean. I’m not a mean woman. I’m lovely. [Laughs.] However, I’m a straight shooter—there’s only 24 hours in a day and you’ve got five seconds to say something. I’m going to get straight to the point’.

On how her show has changed Daytime TV

I’ve been a broadcaster for over 30 years. And how I think I really made my stamp [on radio] was by talking, innocently talking, about what I saw on the streets. It became a thing like, Oh my god Wendy’s talking. But I don’t like to use the word gossip—that’s a weird word to me.
Next thing you know, the 12 songs an hour that I was required to play turned into six songs because I’m gabbing. Next it’s two songs. Now it’s no music and all talk. I love it. [And now] I find a lot more people doing “Hot Topics,” doing what I’ve been doing for the better part of my career.

On striking a balance as a celebrity herself

It’s not easy doing what I do because…you can’t play two sides. You can’t do what I do and be a ‘celebrity person’ and be socializing with celebrities all the time—it taints “Hot Topics.” The more celebrities I meet, the more disappointed I get in celebrity culture.
And you also can’t do what I do and be out with your friends all the time. I only have one absolute best friend, and she lives in California. We talk every day, but she’s not here [on the East Coast], and I’m almost glad she’s not because she’d be occupying my time. I have to be up at 5:30 a.m. every morning. [After my shows], I’ve got to get home—I’ve got a household to take care of, and myself to take care of. I’ve got to moisturize. I am very serious about my moisturization.

On racism
‘I’m not lying to you—every day when I get home and pull in my driveway, I always squint extra at our mailbox and at our front door [looking out for] vandalism, a cross burned, poop thrown at the door, or something like that. And you know what people commented on my own site? Wendy, why are you complaining? Why don’t you just move?’

On her son’s struggle with drugs
‘My son smoked K2—they take that grass and they spray it with rat poison or whatever. It’s not weed, it’s not coke. Kids are out there smoking that mess. It’ll turn you into a different person’.
‘I saw it for myself—this affected [my family] very deeply. I didn’t know whether my kid would ever return to school. The whole time we’re nursing him through [recovery], I’m supposed to make fun on the show like, “Hi! Here’s Wendy! Hahaha!” But I’m dying inside. [Withdrawal] was a slow process and, for us, it didn’t involve psychiatric drugs or a psychiatrist. We cleaned him out—anything for my boy’.

On her legacy
‘That I made you smile no matter what. [Crying] I can’t stand that bitch, but she is funny as hell–like that, you know? And I do want people to remember me for my race relations, because on the down-low I do a lot for race relations’.

Full interview here  Cosmopolitan.Com below: