Most of the time, I take suggestions from my male colleagues about who I should feature—and interview—for Web Candy, but occasionally, I get some great submissions directly from aspiring—and established—models who are interested in becoming XXL‘s Web Candy of the Week. Shayna Kelly is one such model who contacted me directly with some sizzling hot photos. I could tell just by looking at her, that this girl was going to be lots of fun to talk to…and I was right! Best known for her work in Black Men’s Magazine, this Windy City wonder talked to me about meeting Twista, being all-natural, and trying new food.
Tell us about yourself. Who are you? What do you do (both in modeling, and when you’re not modeling)?
My name is Shayna Kelly and I’m from Chicago. I’m known for gracing magazine pages showing off my beautiful tattoos, which are more than two-dozen, beautiful red roses. When I’m not modeling, I’m either shopping or going to different restaurants, trying new foods and wines.
What would you say was your greatest accomplishment in modeling? What would you say was your greatest accomplishment outside of modeling?
My greatest accomplishment in modeling was when I made my debut in Black Men’s Magazine “Ink Candy” Issue #2. It opened up so many doors for me and took me to the next level.
One of my accomplishments outside of the modeling world would have to be me getting into fitness. It’s not all about looking good, but feeling good and healthy. Not only does physical activity improve your strength, but it also boosts your endurance. When you work out, your brain chemistry changes, leaving you happier and relaxed all day.
What was your best celebrity experience?
My best celebrity experience was when I met Twista. I was picked to do a music video but I didn’t know who the artist was going to be and when I arrived on set, I was pleasantly surprised. I grew up listening to all his songs, so when I met him on set of his video, I couldn’t believe how cool and down to earth he was. Plus, the video turned out great, and I was, of course, the lead.
Who is your celebrity crush, and why?
My celebrity crush would have to be Lou Williams from the Atlanta Hawks. I just have a thing for tall, handsome men with good hair. Plus, I think it’s extra sexy that he plays ball and raps.
What qualities do you look for in a man?
A good sense of humor, big heart, and most of all, intelligence.
What makes you stand out from all the other models in your area?
I’m all-natural! I don’t wear weave, I don’t have implants, and no butt injections. Not to mention, I’m a size 3, but I’m making a lot of noise in the Eye Candy world…
What are your social media outlets?
You can check me out on: Twitter/MsRoseKelly, Instagram/MsRoseKelly, Facebook/ Shay Davis, and Model Mayhem/Shayna Kelly #774712 Bernadette Giacomazzo (@bgiacomazzo)