LaLa Vazquez covers the premiere issue of Pynk Magazine, Bleu magazine’s new sister publication. The magazine is positioning itself as a glossy for trendsetting women whose love for urban music and culture inspires her style and in that vein, Lala Vazquez is a great fit.
The personality who has an upcoming reality show debuting on VH1 in the Fall, LaLa’s Full Court Life, is featured in a striking close-up beauty shot on the cover. The inside spread evokes a “ladies who lunch” motif with LaLa in a glamorous wide-brimmed hat, cat-eyed sunglasses and color-blocked separates.
Inside, she delves deep into her image as a “basketball wife.” She talks about why she never participated in the show and how she reacts to people calling her “The First Lady of New York” in relation to her marriage to New York Knicks star, Carmelo Anthony.
On VH1’s Basketball Wives
“I was offered a spot on the show. I turned it down. I have absolutely nothing against basketball wives, the show Basketball Wives, or anything like that. But I pride myself in being more than just a basketball wife. I understand that’s something that I am, but that’s not a title that I want to define me. I’d rather be known as a mom, a businesswoman, a producer, an actress, a TV host. I just felt like that didn’t fit who I was and where my career was trying to go.”
On Being Referred To As The First Lady Of New York
“I kind of laugh when people say it. It’s an honor to be called [The First Lady Of New York.] For people to even put us in the same category as Jay-Z and Beyonce — that’s just an honor in itself, but I don’t deal well with titles. To me, actions speak more than anything. It’s about being in New York now and being active, as New Yorker’s get active in the community. And getting out there and showing people what we are about outside of our businesses, with philanthropy and different things like that. That’s how you prove who you really are. You can be given a label and a title but what does that mean when there is nothing behind it? So for us, it’s about really embracing the city of New York. We kind of rushed and got here quickly, but now that we are settling in we’re starting to get out there and do some charity work and let people really see what we’re about as individuals, and as a couple.”