Sincerely, Nia…The Momologue

Sincerely, Nia…The Momologue

A couple days ago was my son Chris’ 21st birthday. Yikes!  How time flies.  Hard to believe 21 years ago today I was at Cedars Sinai Medical Center, just a stone’s throw from The Read more

Entertainment Experts Takeover the Bella Petite Hour

6/22/10: The Bella Petite Hour with (Host Ann Lauren) features entertainment expert’s Lynette McNeill “LA’s hottest acting coach.” Lynette has been in the entertainment business for over 30 years. Plus, Emmy Award winning producer and director Christopher Toyne Read more

A FATHER’S DAY TRIBUTE – The Corporon Family Story!

A FATHER’S DAY TRIBUTE – A True Story

Here Comes the Judge (and she was “petite” too!)

“Please rise – Superior Court of the State of California, Honorable Judge Leonard presiding over the case of, Toro vs. Toro, in Read more

Bella Petite Hour: Petite Model Doubleheader!

On the next Bella Petite Hour (with host Ann Lauren) we will explore the petite model, fashion and entertainment scenes.  We have three great guests scheduled for the show to let us in on what’s happening in the Read more

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Sincerely Nia…The Wisdom of 10 “Pretty Little Liars”

The Wisdom Of 10

Stage 7 at Warner brothers studios, I was on the set of Pretty Little Liars watching the playback from my scene with Shay Mitchell, admiring her bright eyes and beautiful lips, how easily and perfectly Read more

Sincerely Nia…The French Identity Crisis

Down the Ave de Gaulle at the Cannes Film festival I was shoving my way through thousands of fans and photographers who were trying to get a glimpse of their favorite stars on the coveted red carpet when suddenly Read more

PETITE MODEL FASHION PROSPECTIVE [petite clothing]

WRITTEN BY: New Bella Petite contributor Fariha Alhassen

Fashion represents changing seasons.  We see trends and styles come and go like night and day.  A majority of us women, if not all, are entranced by the styles Read more

Ann Lauren ® Model

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Ann Lauren On Bella Petites Future

BELLA PETITE MAGAZINE CELEBRITY BRAND AMBASSADOR EDITOR Ann Lauren ® biography on IMDB

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Bella Petite Magazine Created by Celebrity Petite Model Ann Lauren

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Ann Lauren Featured in Palm Springs Life! JUNE ISSUE

SPECIAL OFFER TO BELLA PETITE MEMBERS ONLY

Get a fashion magazine you can identify with register now.  PETITE Women 5′5″ & under it’s time to join the petite women’s fashion movement.

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Bella Petite Hour LifeStyle Show! Nia Peeples

On Tuesday, June 1st, the Bella Petite Hour LifeStyle show with hosts Nia Peeples and Ann Lauren.  Nia will tell us about her activities in France at the Cannes Film Festival. She will also have two excellent guest Read more

Ann Lauren ® Radio Show Host

Ann Lauren ® hosts the Bella Petite Hour weekly at America's Web Radio, Radio Sandy Springs, BlogTalkRadio, Itunes, Read more
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Bella Petite Hour “Embracing Leadership” with Fortune 500 Executive Maria Gamb

Now Playing, the Bella Petite Hour (with Ann Lauren) with petite powerhouse Fortune 500 Diva, Maria Gamb. In a collaborative effort Maria and Ann will breakdown all of the negative stereotypes and debunk myths relating to women and height Read more

Bella Petite Hour “Petite Model News” Cover Girl AIKO & Agent Swan Bowden

The May 11th “Bella Petite Hour” radio show (with Ann Lauren) features special guests: petite model cover girl finalist Aiko and Hawaii Focus International agent and director Swan Bowden.

Aiko is the May Bella Petite cover girl finalist!  Read more

Mother’s Day Tribute: Bella Petite Sunshine Peterman MOM of “9”

Article written by Bella Petite Member Sunshine Peterman:

This is my story…

Writing to me is a hobby, children are my passion. Put that both together, and with the Examiner, I am able to have a voice that may Read more

Sincerely, Nia… Petite Celebrity Aides South East Asia Tsunami Victims

Sincerely, Nia…….Have a little FAITH!

Faith in who you are most uniquely, most naturally.  Faith in who you are becoming.  Faith that the universal ever flowing energy, whatever we may call it, can not help but conspire Read more

Hot Petite Celebrities in Sports illustrated Swimsuit Editions!

Pretty Petites Popping up in the Swimsuit Edition

Although Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issues have not had any petite models on their covers, I must give them some credit due to the fact that they have allowed petites in their Read more

The Rated “G” Magazine – Before There Was Playboy!

The First Cover – Petite or Not?

1964 marked the first issue of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition and was credited with making the “bikini” a justifiable piece of apparel.  The cover girl for this January issue was Read more

Who’s the REAL forgotten Woman? “Petite”

There has been a been an outcry in the press recently over the Lane Bryant advertisements, but the real forgotten woman is the petite woman!  The actual discrimination happening in the fashion industry is only against using petite Read more

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The Bella Petite Hour “Business of Entertainment”

On the Bella Petite Hour with (Host Ann Lauren) there will be two fascinating and knowledgeable guests joining us to discuss the business of entertainment.

You will find out about what it takes to be a glamour model, what Read more

Sincerely, Nia…HOW I STAY “PETITE” FIT AND WHY IT’S IMPORTANT

At age 16,   I went to work at Pam’s figure salon in West Covina—my very first job. My duties were simple: Teach aerobics…sell memberships. Clean the hot tub… sell memberships. Tout the grapefruit diet… sell memberships. Strap women Read more

Lady GaGa “Petite”…with a Secret?

Does she? Or, doesn’t she? “SHE”…is the one and only, 5’1”, “Lady Gaga!”

I’m sure you all know what I’m talking about, right? By now, it’s an age-old question given how fast rants, raves and rumors fly through the Read more

Sincerely, NIA…Next stop? FAITH

Sincerely, NIA…

Beauty is in it.

Your best you is in it  Believe it. Trust it. Never doubt it.

“What’s at stake is nothing less than our own personal autonomy- our capacity to empower ourselves so that we Read more

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Bella Petite Hour NEW LifeStyle Host: Petite Celebrity Nia Peeples!

On the next Bella Petite Hour host Ann Lauren introduces Bella Petite’s new lifestyles host Nia Peeples.   Together Ann and Nia will have fun talking to you about “faith! ”

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Commercial Print Agencies, Height and Petite Modeling

THE TRUTH ABOUT: COMMERCIAL PRINT AGENCIES ON HEIGHT AND PETITE MODELS

Can I get Commercial print as a petite model?  (Petite Modeling)

The current “status quo” practiced by the fashion and beauty industry, leaves the petite model Read more

Sincerely, Nia: “Believe it. Trust it.  Never doubt it.”

The best I can do for everyone is be the best I can be.

The best I can be is the greatest me, not the greatest you.

What is the greatest you?

Many times I see women trying to Read more

Fashion, Modeling Industry Standards, Height and Petite Modeling

PETITE MODELS BEWARE!  A smart general rule to follow: Don’t ever attend a modeling school and  if an agency or a management company is advertising for “petite models” it is a scam.  You will never see Read more

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Sincerely, Nia: “Your Best YOU is in it”

Sincerely, Nia: Individuality II

“Alive within the energy field of every single one of you is a light so abundant, so overwhelmingly alive, that to touch upon it would fill your longing heart.Bartholomew, Reflections of an Read more

Bella Petite Hour Gets Behind the Scenes with “Chicago Style Petites”

On the next Bella Petite Hour (with Host Ann Lauren) we will get the behind the scenes scoop on the “Petites: Chicago Style” shoot. It was produced and directed by actress, dancer and producer Jennifer Bollinger. Jennifer is a Read more

PROFESSIONAL PETITE MODELING

Can a 5’2″ petite model work in the industry?

Sure they can, but to become a fashion model it is not likely.  Even for commercial print modeling, the market for petite models is nearly non-existent.  The realistic Read more

Sincerely, Nia: WHAT I LOVE ABOUT BELLA PETITE

WHAT I LOVE ABOUT BELLA PETITE is that it helps put things into perspective.  It encourages women to be real, to love themselves enough to see the truth about Hollywood and the fashion industry, which is so Read more

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The Bella Petite Hour with Nia Peeples on “Individuality”

The “Bella Petite Hour” (with host Ann Lauren) and petite celebrity Nia Peeples will be focused on the importance of “individuality.”  Every month we will have a lifestyle show with Nia to talk about the “Elements of Life.” Read more

Ripping OFF the Red Carpet

Written By Nia Peeples: A Daytime Emmy Awards experience to remember.  It is 3:45 pm and it’s a sweltering 95 degrees. The last thing I want to do is pour myself into a skin tight sequin gown and Read more

Ann Lauren Biography @ IMDB

Actress Ann Lauren biography on IMDB. Read more

Model and Talent Agent Suzi Hosfeld on the Bella Petite Hour

The Bella Petite Hour (with host Ann Lauren) is exposing the truth about the modeling industry with East Coast model and talent agent Suzi Hosfeld.  Suzi is 5’10” and began her career as a model, working the runways Read more

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Sincerely, Nia…The MYTH of Perfection: By Nia Peeples

Nia Peeples is a newly contributing writer on Bella Petite and will be sharing her industry experience, personal stories and teach us about the elements of life. Nia is our new Lifestyle Editor!

Written by: Nia Peeples

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Tiger Prefers “PETITE-Meat!”

Michelle Braun, a Hollywood Madame, claims that the “Tiger” of the golfing jungle prefers his prey “petite, blonde and natural”…oh yeah, and easy on the “breasts!” Although, clearly, that’s not always the case given he carried on a 3-year Read more

America’s Next Top Model Follow Up and Advice With Sundai Love

America’s Next Top Model Finalist Sundai Love is a newly contributing writer on Bella Petite and will be sharing her industry experience and petite model insight.

PETITE MODEL ADVICE

I have received a million questions about the modeling industry. Read more

Kelli Chapman, “Pretty Lucky?” Or “Petite” Lucky?

RECENT NEWS: We’ve all heard the sayings, “If you’re going to cheat, cheat death,” and, “When it’s your time to go…it’s your time to go!” Well, not true for petite (and pregnant) Kelli Chapman of the United Kingdom. In Read more

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5’0″ Danica Patrick on Nascar The Queen of Speed!

5’0″ Danica Patrick, Bella Petite’s favorite petite racer, is taking her passion for speed to a new track this year: Nascar’s junior Nationwide series.

A veteran of breaking new ground and defying the odds (a most respected trait Read more

America’s Next Top Model’s Sundai Love on the “Bella Petite Hour”

The Bella Petite Hour a fashion, entertainment and lifestyle radio show (with host Ann Lauren) has special guest celebrity petite model 5’3″ Sundai Love, from the Tyra Banks (ANTM) America’s Next Top Model Cycle 13 “shorty edition.”

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VALENTINE’S DAY: Sweet Confections or Naughty Connections? It’s not what you do…it’s how you do it!

TICK TOCK…TICK TOCK…you realize the weeks are flying by, the days are spilling into the next faster than you can keep up, and before you know it you have less than 72 hours to plan…SOMETHING! Then, suddenly Read more

Breaking News: Petite Actress Brittany Murphy’s Death, “PREVENTABLE.”

You may have already heard the reports today detailing the cause of Brittany Murphy’s death – a death that could have been “preventable,” sources say.

Speculations grew each passing second upon learning about the untimely death of petite actress, Read more

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Update on Petite Celebrity Britney Murphy’s Cause of Death

The latest news in the investigation into petite celebrity 5’2″  Brittany Murphy’s death in that the Los Angeles Coroner’s Office is attempting to find an explanation for the crucial gaps in her medical history, in order for a Read more

Internet Visionary “THE MOTHER OF THE CODE” SHERI WELLS

The Bella Petite Hour (with host Ann Lauren) will feature visionary internet entrepreneur and innovator Sheri Wells. Sheri is currently guiding a burgeoning internet empire through her company, SMS Media Group.  She might be petite, but Sheri’s stature Read more

Petite Celebrity Actress Brittany Murphy, dead at age 32

By Ann Lauren: Brittany Murphy born November 10, 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia age 32, found dead this morning by her mom while in the shower at her home, having collapsed from cardiac arrest.  She was pronounced Read more

MARY-KATE AND ASHLEY OLSEN [PETITE FASHION] STYLE ICONS

Powerful petite celebrity icons take on the business of HIGH FASHION!

By Ann Lauren: Petite stars Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen became millionaire moguls by age 10! Their careers were launched as infants on the tv series, Full House.

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PETITE FASHION & MODELING MYTHS

Petite Fashion and Modeling Myths

Myth 1

You have to be tall to be beautiful and a model.

Reality:   Beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. When designer Marc Jacob’s was asked about Kate Moss’s height, he Read more

Ann Lauren Call On Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show To STOP HEIGHT DISCRIMINATION

BELLA PETITE MAGAZINE BRAND AMBASSADOR EDITOR ANN LAUREN ® IMDb BIO / Credits

HOW VICTORIA’S SECRET DISCRIMINATES AGAINST WOMEN

BELLA PETITE QUESTION: How many petite women buy clothing, lingerie and swimsuits from Victoria’s Secret?

After our Read more

TWO PETITE PUBLISHERS ON LIFESTYLE…

On December 1st, professional petite business women on “The Bella Petite Hour” with host Ann Lauren.  It’s always great to highlight professional women making a difference, and we have two excellent guests who exemplify that image.  Cynthia Read more

Oprah Apologizes to Robin Givens For Mike Tyson Interview

By Ann Lauren:  The beautiful petite celebrity 5’2″ Robin Givens appeared on Oprah Winfrey today and received an apology from Oprah, who admitted during her show that she should have handled a recent Mike Tyson interview “better.” Read more

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Fashion Photographer Peter Baratti & Petite Celebrity Playmate Colleen Shannon

FASHION PHOTOGRAPHER AND PLAYBOY PLAYMATE

The Bella Petite Hour with Host Ann Lauren will launch its premiere radio webcast on October 20th with world-renowned fashion photographer Peter Baratti and Playboy Playmate Colleen Shannon.  Peter has had the pleasure Read more

Hot Body Model Search by Wilhelmina Model Agency

Internet PR News Wire Sept. 25 Wilhelmina Hot Body Search

By: Ann Lauren

Wilhelmina International, Inc. announced today that its special event activities have been extended to the category of fitness, and that the first-ever Wilhelmina Hot Body Read more

Ann Lauren on Bella Petite’s Future

Ann Lauren premier brands global source for petite female consumers. Read more

5’3″Madonna The inventor of REINVENTION! ADOPTION CRAZE!

SLAMMIN' HOT PETITE 5'3" MADONNA

PETITE POWERHOUSE POP ICON ROCKS MUSIC WORLD

By Ann Lauren: Yes, it’s true: Madonna is 5’3″ tall.  She’s the petite, female powerhouse that rocked the music world.  Her slammin’ hot petite body Read more

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Madame Carven, First Petite Women’s Fashion Designer, Turns 100!

CARVEN DESIGNS

Madame Carven turns 100!

By Ann Lauren

Paris (AFP): Only a diminutive five feet one in her stockinged feet, for half a century she was the favourite designer of petite women.  “Couture brought me happiness, they Read more

5’2″ Miss Puerto Rico Petite, You’re Fired!

Petite beauty queen Gone WILD!: Keishla Villafane Rivera Pageant Fiasco…

BY ANN LAUREN

5'2" Keishla Villafane

I have been in pageants, as a model and a producer, and I thought I’d seen and heard it all! Usually the pageant Read more

India’s Largest Beauty Pageant Crowns a 5’3″ Queen!

Center Eram, Left Sha

Beauty comes in all shapes and sizes!  It’s crazy that lack of height somehow contributes to lack of beauty.  That’s the age old stereo type we at Bella Petite are here to break Read more

THE DOWNSIDE TO BEING SHORT…According to Mainstream Media

Please note: that all the information contained in this article was found in Allure Magazine with stats and research provided by psychologists Linda A. Jackson and Kelly S. Irvin of Michigan State University. In addition to ABC 20/20 Read more

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