Is She Bigger Than NYC? Lala Vazquez-Anthony Covers Latina Magazine & Talks Trusting Melo, Being Satisfied & Having Good Family Support
Media personality, TV Host, Reality Star and Business Mogul Lala Vazquez-Anthony is covering the April 2012 issue of Latina magazine, which hits newsstands on Tuesday, March 13th. In the cover story, the talented Brooklyn native talks about giving her husband, NBA Player Carmelo Anthony his space, trusting him, being satisfied, having good family support and much more. Lala is doing a great job at branding herself, I respect what she does. She is also well-spoken, educated and very talented. Be sure to watch La La’s Full Court Life beginning March 19th on VH1 at 9pm. Below are some excerpts:
On giving her husband Carmelo Anthony space and how they have lasted 8 years.
“It’s been 15 days since I’ve seen my husband. That’s a long time for us to go without seeing each other. But I went on this whirlwind of launching the makeup line and my husband’s a basketball player. It’s not like he can say, ‘Hey, I’m not playing in the game today, I’m going to meet up with my wife somewhere.’ We’ve been together for eight years and I think we’ve lasted this long because we give each other space. But there’s also that time where it can be too much space.”
On not being satisfied, looking for the next thing and balancing it all.
“I’m never satisfied—career-wise, I mean—I’m always looking for the next thing; that’s just my personality,” she says. “Why can’t I be a great mom, wife, TV host, actress, producer, have my own reality show and makeup line? The hard part is the balancing of it all.”
On trusting her husband Carmelo
“I wouldn’t say it’s a misconception, because there are a lot of athletes who do live a certain life with women everywhere,” La La says. “So you can’t act like it’s the craziest thing you’ve ever heard, because it is out there. But I’m secure in my relationship. I’m happy with having my own thing going on. I don’t spend all day worrying about what he’s doing. In that sense, I trust him.”
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On embracing whatever makes you different and not being like everybody.
Tap into your uniquenessss – “I encourage people to embrace whatever it is that makes them different. Not being like everybody, setting your own trends, being your own person, that’s what makes you cool.”
On making peace with your insecurities
“In this day and age, [people will] tear you to hell: ‘Her hair, her legs, her this, her that.’ So it is sometimes hard to stay as confident as you like. I’m just like anybody else. Weight goes up and down, sometimes I’m killing myself to be on a crazy diet, sometimes I’m not. Sometimes I feel like my legs are too skinny, other times I don’t. As you get more mature you learn to embrace insecurities and figure out how to be okay with that stuff, to keep it in perspective.”
On being encouraged by her family and having a great support system
“My family always encouraged me and supported me. While still a teenager, I told my mom one day I was moving to L.A. She was like, ‘All right, I’ll go with you, get you settled and come back.’ If I didn’t have that I wouldn’t be confident to do all these things.”