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

Bella Petite Hour “Palm Springs Highlights” Editorial Campaign: New Faces!

Meet new petite model faces for Bella Petite!

5’3″ Sundai Love, 5’2″ Colleen Shannon, and 5’4″ Shannon Hall they are a few of the many new faces that will be appearing in Bella Petite Magazine’s editorials.

We 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

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

Bella Petite Hour “Petite Model News!” Meet Amber Forrester

On the April 13th Bella Petite Hour radio show with (Host Ann Lauren) we featured special guests petite model Amber Forrester and International agent Swan Bowden.

Amber is the Bella Petite cover girl finalist for April! She is one 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

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! ”

Faith in who you are, faith in Read more

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

“Braga”-‘bout “PETITE!”

Alice Braga,” – another petite actress hitting the big screen! You may have already seen this 5’3” Brazilian-beauty in the critically acclaimed, crime-drama film, “City of God,” released worldwide in 2003, earning itself four Academy 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

“LA’s Hottest Acting Coach” on The Bella Petite Hour

On the next Bella Petite Hour with (Host Ann Lauren) we will have special guest entertainment expert Lynette McNeill “LA’s hottest acting coach.” Lynette has been in the entertainment business for over 30 years.   We will get Read more

Tyra Banks America’s Next Top Model “CANCELLED!”

Tyra Banks’ new cycle of America’s Next Top Model successfully demonstrates why the status quo remains the industry standard.  As a petite woman you owe it to yourself to tune out this series, so we are declaring that Read more

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

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

No Tanning for Beverly Hills 90210 Stars

The stars of the new Beverly Hills 90210 are on a tanning time out!  Seriously, how else are the California golden girls suppose to have that oh-so-golden glow?  Apparently, the producers of “90210” don’t want the show’s Read more

‘Designer Challenge 2010’ Vote for the Best Oscar Escort Gown! “Fernanda Carneiro’s in the TOP NINE”

It’s on the countdown to the Oscars begins! The 82nd Academy Awards are coming to you LIVE March 7th on ABC. We want you to vote and choose which designer’s evening gown will worn by an on-stage escort during 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

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

Petite Celebrity Nia Peeples on the Bella Petite Hour

The Bella Petite Hour (with host Ann Lauren) is pleased to present special guest petite celebrity, actress and musician Nia Peeples!  Nia Peeples has enjoyed a diverse and successful career in the entertainment business which spans over 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

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.”

Sundai Love Read more

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

Best and Worst Dressed Petite Celebrities at the Grammy Awards

The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards were held at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, January 31,2010.

Beyoncé broke the record for most wins by a female artist in one night winning six awards. Taylor Read more

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

Model and Advocate for the Disabled, Tiphany Adams, on the Bella Petite Hour

The Bella Petite Hour (with Host Ann Lauren) will feature “Wheely Famous,” petite model Tiphany Adams. Tiphany is a living exhibition of courage and inspiration, and her story needs to be heard and shared around with world. In life, Read more

2010 Beauty, Skincare and Hair, Expert Advice! “Bella Petite Hour Radio Show”

On January 19th, the Bella Petite Hour (with host Ann Lauren) will feature Bella Petite’s resident beauty expert, Shonda Chase, RN.

Shonda Chase, a registered nurse and owner of Revive Salon and Spa and Wellness Center in Palm Springs, 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

OMG Follows Bella Petite on “The Truth About Height & Celebrities!”

CELEBRITY HEIGHTS EXPOSED! Bella Petite will take the credit for reporting on celebrities, models and pop stars, and the “Truth About Height and Entertainment.” We already exposed the fact that both the men and women in Read more

ALL MY CHILDREN “DAYTIME STAR PETITES” NOW IN LOS ANGELES

ALL MY CHILDREN ARRIVES IN LOS ANGELES

They have arrived! In an effort to cut production costs, ABC daytime soap All My Children has moved production from New York City to Los Angeles. The new AMC set will be Read more

WHAT IS PETITE?

“PETITE” REFERS TO STATURE (HEIGHT), NOT WEIGHT.

Industry standard size women at 5’9″ and taller only represent 3% of women.  The fashion industry is alienating majority of women around the world.

According to most old school fashion designers Read more

Lady Gaga to Appear on Bravo’s “Launch My Line”

By Ann Lauren: Lady Gaga owned the 2009 pop charts, snatching up numerous awards this year! The singing, dancing, piano playing 5’1″ petite pop star sensation is making a fashion statement appearance that’s all Gaga on Bravo’s “Launch My Read more

Model and Entrepreneur Jillian Rabe on The Bella Petite Hour

The Bella Petite Hour (with host Ann Lauren) will feature a look from above in the modeling and entertainment world, special guest Jillian Rabe.  Jillian is a business woman, entrepreneur and an “industry standard” 5’9″ Read more

“Dexter” Season Finale Shocker with Star PETITE Julie Benz

By Ann Lauren: If you DVR’d the Dexter season finale and haven’t watched it yet, read another Bella Petite post. Dexter’s season finale was by far one of the most distressing season finale’s in television history. The Showtime series Read more

The Rachel Zoe Project: PETITE STYLIST TO THE STARS

For the last decade petite fashion diva 5’4″ Rachel Zoe has been styling the stars. Formerly of Gotham and YM Magazine, she is now starring in her second season of The Rachel Zoe Project on Bravo, a reality show Read more

“Emmy Award Winning Producer” on The Bella Petite Hour

An inside look into the entertainment world will be brought to you live on December 8th, with The Bella Petite Hour’s “Hollywood Insiders” special with host Ann Lauren. The show will feature two guests working in the entertainment industry, 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

America’s Next Top Model Cycle 13 Season Finale Review!

By Ann Lauren:  Last week my hopes of having a true petite model winner on ANTM were dashed, though I had been anticipating this disappointment for some time.  Despite this, I caved and watched the finale. Read more

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE PETITE CELEBRITY DOUBLE HEADER!

By Ann Lauren:  On Saturday, Nov14th petite pop star Fergie (5’1″) and the Black Eyed Peas rocked the SNL house.  The show was hosted by petite actress 5’5″ January Jones of Mad Men, and they did not Read more

America’s Next Top Model NO PETITE MODELS HERE…

By Ann Lauren: America’s Next Top Model no longer has any petite models on the show!   Much to my chagrin the last remaining true petite model 5’5″ Jennifer didn’t make it into the top two (as Read more

“MEET PETITE CLOTHING DESIGNER” Elizabeth Dutra

SWEET PETITES ACTIVE AND CASUAL APPAREL

Fashion month continues on The Bella Petite Hour this week with Ann Lauren hosting the founder and lead designer of Sweet Petites Apparel, Elizabeth Dutra.  Petite ladies have never looked so good Read more

MEET Exclusively PETITE Denim Designer ALLISON IZU

FASHION MONTH IS UNDERWAY WITH FIT, FASHIONABLE, STYLISH JEANS!  The Bella Petite Hour (with your host Ann Lauren) is announcing “JEANS ARE BACK IN THE CLOSET!”  That’s right you heard me, your prayers have been answered by Read more

America’s Next Top Model “Interview 101” & Jessica Lowndes

Interview 101 with  Jessica Lowndes of “90210”

By Ann Lauren: ANTM Episode 8 “Interview 101” was an extremely informative and relevant show.  The models put their interviewing skills to the test as they interviewed 90210’s Jessica Lowndes Read more

America’s Next Top Model Guest Judge 5’3″ SuperModel China Chow

ANTM GUEST JUDGE CHINESE SUPERMODEL 5’3″ China Chow

By: Ann Lauren

Admittedly,  I wasn’t looking forward to ANTM’s episode 5.  I was expecting the same old tired routine and I just could not bare the prospect of 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

America’s Next Top Model “Make Me Tall”

America’s Next Top Model Episode 3 “Make me Tall”

By: Ann Lauren

I have a feeling the Wilhelmina Agency is hoping ANTM can magically make the petite models tall.   This week was ANTM’s biggest improvement, mostly since Tyra Read more

ANTM Episode 2: Wrong for Petite Models

By: Ann Lauren

My intention in covering America’s Next Top Model: Cycle 13  is to provide objective, reliable observations on the show and how it relates to the current state of petite modeling.  In my experience working Read more

America’s Next Top Model Cycle 13 “shorty” Edition

ANTM CYCLE 13 SERIES PREMIERE

Tyra Banks and the America’s Next Top Model producers clearly know they aren’t the “first ever” petite model show.  I wonder if they appreciated our efforts for producing the largest petite women’s organization Read more

America’s Next Top Model Cycle 13 CAST REVEALED

Season Premiere September 9 on the CW Network

By Ann Lauren

ANTM breaks the mold for cycle 13 by offering women “below the industry height standard” (5’7″ and under) the chance to become America’s Next Top Model.

Tyra Banks 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

Petite Model Kate Moss on September’s Vogue & W Magazines

KATE MOSS

KATE MOSS: THE MOST FAMOUS PETITE MODEL TO DATE!

By Ann Lauren

Petite model 5’6″ Kate Moss is as close as we can get to an actual petite supermodel, though she is over 5’5″ tall.   I guess we will go with it for now. Moss opened the door for actual petite models to sneek in!  Surely, she proves to the lame fashion industry czars that petites do can represent in style!   Kate Moss is breaking down old stereo-types about height and age, and at almost 40 she looks great and is still in demand!

Get all your petite fashion news and entertainment at Bella Petite!

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Petite Women Sweep the Teen Choice Awards!

PETITES: Britney Spears, Miley Cyrus & Megan Fox

Petite Women Sweep Teen Choice Awards!

By Ann Lauren

Ahh, music to my ears, petite ladies dominate the 11th Annual Teen Choice Awards. It’s time everyone acknowledges the fact that petite Read more

Petite Profiles: Lauren Conrad of “The Hills”

5'3" LAUREN CONRAD

ANTM Special Guest Judge, Lauren Conrad

By: Ann Lauren

The news is in and ANTM will have former “The Hills” petite Lauren Conrad on as a guest judge for an episode.  It is unfortunate that Lauren Conrad hides her true height.  After some brief research regarding her height, the results ranged from 5’2″-5’7″.  This interesting phenomenon in entertainment just makes my day.  Does anyone disclose their true height?  Probably not.  Deception is key in the entertainment business.  Bella Petite got to the bottom of it though, and Lauren Conrad’s true height is a ~5’3″.

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Petite Profiles: 5’2″ Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson: “You don’t have to hold onto the pain to hold onto the memory.”

By: Ann Lauren

Even the dynamic, unstoppable petite-powerhouse, Janet Jackson, was caught in little fib to OPRAH when she mentioned, “I am little, I’m Read more

Race Car Driver 5’0″ Danica Patrick, INDY 500 Star!

5'0" DANICA PATRICK

US RACE CAR DRIVER AND INDY 500 STAR, DANICA PATRICK: PETITE, HOT AND FAST! By Ann Lauren

“Eat my dust boys!,” says 5’0″ Danica Patrick as she looks back at the following pack.  Danica has 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

MODELS AND ACTRESSES TRUTH ABOUT THEIR HEIGHT

2009 MTV MOVIE AWARD RED CARPET PETITE HOTTIES RULE ENTERTAINMENT WORLD! 

Who’s telling the truth about their height in Hollywood? It appears nobody. Even the men lie.

High School Musicals star petite hottie 5’0″ Vanessa Hudgens and Transformers Read more

Tyra Banks ‘America’s Next Top Model’ “2009 Year for Short Models”

ANTM cycle13 “shorty show” on PETITE MODELS…

Contestants for cycle 13 of The CW’s America’s Next Top Model will be required to be at or below five feet, seven inches (5′ 7″) in height for the first time Read more

Halle Berry on her CAREER, LOVE LIFE & NEW DAUGHTER! SHAMU TOO!

EXQUISITE PETITE BEAUTY ICON HALLE BERRY Recognized as one the world's most beautiful people, Halle Berry has been quoted as giving her height as both 5ft 4" and 5ft 5", which means she's likely 5'3". As we've noted celebs and their agents exaggerate actual height by two-four inches. The interesting phenomena with Halle is that we have discovered several sources purporting a wide range of heights from 5'2"to 5'9". Surely their measuring sticks are BROKEN! Read more

Teen Sensation Miley Cyrus is PETITE POP Star!

Miley & Daddy Cyrus

TEEN POP STAR MILEY CYRUS AND BOYFRIEND NICK JONAS

By Ann Lauren

Teen pop star Miley Cyrus is reportedly 5’4″ tall, but keep in mind she has two more years of growth.  Also, remember 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

Pop Star Lady Gaga

Lady GAGA received the award for International video of the year-Artist award for “Poker Face.”

 

HOT PETITE FEMALE POP STAR LADY GAGA DOMINATES

By Ann Lauren: Here it is, I promised another eye popping reality check story on 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

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

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