Reality star, Evelyn Lozada, covers VIBE Vixen’s beauty issue. In her interview with the magazine, Evelyn opens up about the new season of Basketball Wives and how she dealt with domestic abuse. Check out excerpts from Ev’s interview and more pics below…
VIBE Vixen: When did you first feel beautiful? Evelyn Lozada: Growing up around my family, I always felt I looked different. I started feeling myself when I was probably about 10 or 11. I definitely didn’t feel like an ugly duckling. I wasn’t bullied and nobody tortured me about anything on my body. But I think I started finding myself when I was in high school.
That’s when the confidence kicked in. Yeah. I lived in a primarily white neighborhood in Queens. But when I moved to the Bronx, it was a little tough because I wasn’t hip. I was a little culture shocked. But by the time I got to eighth grade, I got it together. When I went to high school, I started feeling that security.
When do you feel the most beautiful? When I’m all natural. I don’t do that a lot because I’m filming.
You’ve never shied away from talking about your daughter, Shaniece. Do you feel you’ve given her the tools to feel beautiful? I’ve never been one of those parents who tell their children, “Oh, you’re getting fat.” I tell her how beautiful she is every day. I’ve always been very open, talking to her about sex and things she needed to know.
Unlike the public, she personally experienced what you went through with Chad. What was that like? She has truly been my rock through all of this. She’s been with me since the day of, and for three months, we were together. I was having anxiety, so I slept next to her; we were connected at the hips. She stepped up to do things that I mentally didn’t want to do. Whether it was running errands or whatever, she held it down. I was a little gone because it was traumatic for me.
Well, what’s your dream guy like? Somebody that’s loyal, very respectful, God-fearing. I really look up to Meagan Good and her husband, DeVon [Franklin]. I heard him preach, and this man had me in tears. I was like, “Wow, this is a man.”
So, someone designed by God and who knows how to run a household. Yes, all of that. And good credit. [Laughs]
Well, until that guy comes, you’ve got business to think about! I hear you’re expanding E by Evelyn Cosmetics. Yeah. We’re going to add new palettes, more lip gloss, nail polish. Right now, there are pigments, eye shadows, brushes and a skin-care line. I really love nail polish and having designs on my nails, so we’re going to add those products on the line as well.
In about five years, where do you want to see your beauty brand in competition to others? I’m working on my clothing line, so I envision so many things. Kind of like what J. Lo did. She’s done so many great things. If I could take a page out of her book, I’m good.
And when the reality TV wave passes? I would love to do production, turning my book into TV features and continue to work in fashion. I want my brands to be big. Global status.
Source: Vibe Vixen