Southern Belles in the City


I recently had the opportunity to interview the lovely ladies from the new talk show Southern Belles in the City. From my interview I can tell that the show will be a bunch of fun, entertaining, and informational. These ladies are definitely the total package from beauty and brains with unique personalities.

The hosts include Joslyn Penywell (ANTM 11), Ciarra Carter (“American Bad Boy”), Shayla Rae Williams (Celebrity Hair Stylist), and Merlynne Williams-Anenih (Relationship Coach). The show is viewable via the web series YouTube channel by subscribing to the “Southern Belles In The City” YouTube channel.

Most people remember this Southern Belle from the hit CW Network show America’s Next Top Model 11. Joslyn is a well-traveled & professional model, actress, host, & public speaker that moved from Lucky, LA to Los Angeles, CA to pursue her career. She is an expert on the runway and has toured the US, Canada, and Bahamas with Ebony Fashion Fair. She is a former Miss US Miss National Pageant title holder. Joslyn holds a Masters of Science in Criminal Justice and Bachelors of Science in Business Management from Grambling State University. Follow on Twitter @joslynpennywell

Ciarra Carter is a Native of Nashville, TN where she attended Columbia State College in Columbia, TN. After a year she decided to make a career move into acting & modeling. She won the Elite Images National Model Competition which took her to Jamaica and now she currently resides in Los Angeles, CA as a spokes model for Pit bull Energy Drinks. Ciarra has co-starred in several films like “American Bad Boy” with Kat Williams, “The Love Section” starring Mekhi Phifer & Kellita Smith, just to name a few. Ciarra can also be seen on the TV sitcom “Love That Girl” produced by Martin Lawrence on TV One, & in the upcoming film “YANKS” where she has a leading role. Follow on Twitter @ciarra_carter

Shayla has been styling hair professionally since 2003. She’s an Aveda trained cosmetologist licensed in Arkansas and California. Her talented and versatile styling specialty is in extensions, haircuts, color, and thermal straightening. Her work has been featured in Signature Magazine, styled for AJ Wright, America’s Best Dance Crew, music videos for Benny Boom, Bryan Barber, Keyshia Cole, Flo rida, T-Pain, Mary J. Blige, Ace Young, Tha Vill and Latoya Luckett, to name a few. Shayla has also done many celebrities during their press junkets, on-set movies, commercial and more. Follow on Twitter @hairbyshaylarae

Lynn is a native southern belle from North Little Rock Arkansas. After earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue her dreams.  Lynne started her own business “Lights, Glamour, Action, Inc., Angels In the Industry, and now launching a “dating” service.  Her knowledge of intimacy, love, and relationships came from her marriage, life experiences and ongoing research. Her success with matchmaking among her friends and family became contagious.  She found herself giving relationship advice on a daily basis.  She was baffled by how many of her beautiful, talented, educated girlfriends were single, and so deserving of quality men. So, she made it her business to find them love. Follow on Twitter @Lynnda10



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