Kara Allison, Showing Off School Spirit [Eye Candy x Gallery]

Folks love to hear the story, again and again, about how a wayward cutie received her first big break. For Kara Allison, her road to being an Eye Candy was par for the course. “I never thought I could be a model, because of my height and my body,” says the Miami native, who, one month after graduating high school (class of 2008!), accompanied her BFF to a casting for Lil Wayne and Bobby Valentino’s 2008 smash “Mrs. Officer.” After catching the eye of video director Gil Green, Kara, who was certain her 32DD-24-39 dimensions on her 5-foot-3-inch frame weren’t model friendly, was given a major spot in the video.
Three years and 12 vids later, the Jamaican beauty and college junior has notched several noteworthy joints, such as Rick Ross’s “Magnificent,” featuring John Legend; Maino’s “All the Above” (both in 2009); and, more recently, DJ Khaled’s latest posse cut, “Welcome to My Hood,” featuring Rick Ross, Plies, Lil Wayne and T-Pain; and Birdman’s “Fire Flame (Remix),” featuring Lil Wayne, which included a jaw-dropping performance involving sparklers.
Not a bad résumé for someone who was just out there supporting a friend. “That casting opened my eyes and made me realize that there are all kinds of models,” Kara says. “And I can be successful at it, as well.”
Yes, you can.

We had a schoolgirl theme going specifically for your shoot, if you didn’t notice.

I can relate to it very well. I am a college student, which goes with the schoolgirl theme.

What end of the social spectrum were you at in high school? Were you the introvert, the popular girl, the prom queen…the cheerleader?

I guess you can say I was pretty popular. I was in the choir, so I knew a lot of people. I always was a class clown, too, so I got along well with people.

Oh yeah? Channel your inner stand-up comic and hit us with a joke.

[Laughs] I don’t think I would be good at stand-up at all. I’m more of the sarcastic kind of funny.

Like, a smart-ass?

Yeah, but I knew pretty much everyone in high school. I did win “Most Attractive” at the prom, which was extremely flattering.

Absolutely, but how does the prom’s “Most Attractive” end up twirling sparklers in Birdman’s flammable “Fire Flame (Remix)” video?

[Laughs] It was very nerve-racking at first, when they were explaining to me what I would be doing, but, at the same time, very exciting. I love trying new things, and I thought it would come out dope in the end.

It did. Weren’t you afraid your hair would be set ablaze, though?

They had a professional come in and show me how to use it properly, and I caught on within a couple of minutes. It was actually pretty easy. I tried not to concentrate too much on the sparklers, and concentrate more on my dancing.

Do you think your classmates are concentrating on your recent success with scorn? Jealousy is a bitch, you know?

I’m sure they are jealous. [Laughs] —Sean A. Malcolm

Photography courtesy of Sarah McColgan

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  • HU

    This is the first non-skank eye candy I’ve seen here. She is a winner in all categories. Decent women and quality rap are making a comeback this year. Neck tattoos and Gucci Mane are on the way out…finally.

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  • Jade

    Glad to see a beautiful woman with brains. Go for the college student who is beautiful and smart. W00t!

  • JimboG

    I like this chick. She has a nice CLEAN look to herself. No trashy tats and a cute face makes for a bad CHICK!

    • ….

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  • rudebwoiC3

    U da truth lil Mama. Thanks for showing Sexy can be Classy. 2011 Eye Candy.

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    Damn!! Just busted 3 times over my keyboard!! Shit!!

  • YOM

    Incredible!!
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  • bigdadi305

    Damn its about time XXL. She is hot and real classy. Good job. She def should be eye candy of the year. She so hot I had to buy more than one copy of this issue.

  • texasmade

    id eat grape jelly out of her…

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    She is a truly amazing beauty. SALUTE!!

  • thaboss368

    WOW!! So beautiful and sexy as hell. My favorite eye candy ever

    • fuzzaveli

      this chick is fine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Dorian Grey

    Ditto, shes got it….I think shes the new Esther Baxter!

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    NICE XXL THX FOR THE EYE CANDY,HOOK.KILLS THE TIME AT WORK.

  • dondada

    Natural Beauty from her head to her bootaay

  • AW

    PERFECT!

  • sj

    Sexy. I like this one a lot

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    she bad as hell!

  • toolive

    def eye candy of the year!

  • gutta

    had a class with her and she even badder in person!

  • bb

    eye candy of the year most def

  • Mr_Shay_LTL

    When I seen this months eye candy it was one word four letters “DAMN!” this months eye candy should be eye candy of the year. Kara is looking good and is going to school that’s beauty and brains! It gets no better!

  • eddy

    i think im in love!

  • alexg

    great job XXL!

  • david123

    EYE CANDY OF THE YEAR!

  • sassy

    about time we have a beautiful girl showing that not a video girls fit the sterotype.

  • rice

    OMG this girl is beautiful!!! EYE CANDY OF THE YEAR!!!!! WOW im speechless

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    Naturale is Back Eye Candy of the Year.

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    She looks like the black Marilyn Monroe. So beautiful. eye candy of the year 4sho 100

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  • kim

    beautiful and classy!

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    NOW SHE IS WHAT YOU CALL THE TOTAL PACKAGE! SHES BEAUTIFUL, SMART AND CLASSY! WE NEED MORE MODELS LIKE HER TO BE FEATURED IN XXL!

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    she killin em

  • sexylexy

    she bad no doubt!

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    tasteful.

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  • ayisha

    my favorite eye candy EVER!

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    love her. straight beauty

  • PokerFace

    My fav is #8…WOWZA!!

  • adam

    damn i would love to be in class with her!

  • holla@me

    she fine as hell! still my favorite eye candy

  • allison masters

    IT’S KIMMMY GO CUZZ U ROCKING THAT PIC.