Measurements: 36D — 27 — 44
Occupation: Model /Rapper
Hometown: Bronx, NY
Bio: Guess who’s coming to town, it’s the sexy Elba Everlasting and she is bringing her new persona and talent as a Hip Hop artist! Elba has been on the covers of KING, SHOW, SHY GIRL, BLACK MEN and more as a sexy urban model. Now see her grace our December Cover as she talks with us about the model and music industries and making the switch. Never let it be said that this sexy Mrs. Claus is not putting in “Work“. And whether you’re naughty or nice, Elba Everlasting gives you what you want!
I know how you are focused on your music now, but how and why did you get into the modeling industry?
I started running a team of models in Connecticut around 2005. After a while I started to do my own thing. Got my first gig in “Pass the Patron“, it was a Tony Yayo video shoot featuring 50 Cent we had a great time shooting!
What do you like about the modeling industry?
Things that I love about the modeling industry is the connections that it has. I always end up meeting new people every time I have an event. And especially the money it brings! What I don’t like about it is, I hate how fake people try to connect with me and get with me but I don’t let it get to me.
How did this lead into the music industry?
I meet lots of amazing people like producers and artists that inspired me to join the music industry.
Do you feel modeling was an asset or hindrance to you breaking into the music industry?
I think it is kind of does both because you’re working side by side with both the modeling industry and the music world. There are many of the same contacts which is good but sometime people look at you as just a “urban model” because of the overlay.
What do you like about the music industry?
That I am able to express myself through music. When I see my fans rocking to my music it makes me want to do more.
What don’t you like about the music industry?
It’s male dominated and 3 times harder for female MC’s all the barriers we go thru we have to have a guard up at all times. And the few female rappers don’t stick together.
What would you say to others that feel that these industries objectifies women?
If a man can do it why can’t a women? I feel like these days women are creative and can be as lyrical as a man. So if a man can do it a women can do it too.
How do you feel you’re empowering yourself and others?
When I make music, I try to connect my lyrics with what people can relate too.
What does Hip Hop mean to you?
Hip hop means everything it’s away to express myself, thru music it’s an art it’s our culture.
In both the modeling world and in the music world who do you look up to, who inspires you?
Someone that inspired me the most was Lil Kim, Nicki Minaj, Laura Hill, basically everyone who was or still is very successful in the music industry.
What advice would you give to an up and coming model and or artist like yourself?
To stay true to themselves and to never give up. Always work hard, & STAY FOCUSED.
Me, myself, and I!
Where have you been published?
Kings Men Magazine, Shy Girl Magazine, Black Men Magazine, etc.
Can you share a beauty, fitness or modeling tip?
Always make sure that your eyebrows are fleeky and A1 outfit because you never know what’s going to happen.
Would you like to say anything to your fans?
Thank you for all the love and support especially to the ones who been down since day 1.
How would you describe shooting with ShotsWeekly.com?
I have an amazing time with the whole staff. The photo shoot went fantastic.
Hair & Make-Up: @liachavip
Asst. Hair & Make-Up: @davishingdivashair
Graphic Design: @stevendzyn