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Model Aoki Lee Simmons Calls Out Her Harvard Professors For 'Picking And Choosing What Kind Of Dreams Are Appropriate To Chase'

Aoki Lee Simmons isn’t standing for how she says she has been treated at Harvard University. As previously reported by AfroTech, she is the youngest daughter of Russell and Kimora Lee Simmons. After enrolling at Harvard at only 16-years-old, Simmons has been pursuing modeling just like her mother along with a degree in computer science. However, according to Simmons’ TikTok, her professors have been disregarding her career, and the 20-year-old has spoken out. @aokileesimmons Maybe if I had a lacrosse game you’d give me the zoom link? ♬ Back End – Finesse2tymes “When professors love being accommodating for students with jobs and work opportunities they ‘respect,’ but modeling isn’t real work, in their opinion,” she wrote in the TikTok video.

Sep 7, 2022

Kimora Lee Simmons Has Built Part Of Her $200M Fortune From Her Catwalk, But Her Proudest Shoes To Strut Are Those As A Mom Of Five

In the era of tall tees, extra baggy and low-rise jeans, boots with the fur, and plastic/rubber clothing (who can forget the outfit Marques Houston wore to the 2004 MTV Movie Awards) — Baby Phat was one of the coveted brands all the girls wanted to wear. Kimora Lee Simmons is the creative mind behind that brand, and her influence remains today. Although many people’s introduction to Lee Simmons is through her ex-husband, she has more than created space for herself in the fashion and media industries. Born in St. Louis, MO, the Black and Japanese businesswoman started her career as a model at age 13. She would go on to be featured in shows for luxury designers like Fendi, Valentino, and Yves Saint Laurent. Lee Simmons’ modeling chops would eventually land her a role as a judge on Tyra Bank’s competition show, “America’s Next Top Model.” However, her appearance on that platform would not be the end of her television career. Kimora Lee Simmons has been seen in roles across several...

Aug 31, 2022

As A Harvard Student & Rising Fashion Icon, Here's How Aoki & Ming Lee Simmons Are Carving Their Own Paths

As the only children of Russell and Kimora Lee Simmons, Aoki and Ming Lee Simmons had very big shoes to fill. The product of the co-founder of Def Jam Records and the internationally-renowned fashion model-turned-Baby Phat founder, the two girls are also part of the greater family legacy that includes their famous cousins (including Angela, Vanessa, and Diggy) and legendary uncle (Rev. Joseph “Run” Simmons, aka one-half of the legendary Hip-Hop group, Run-DMC). You might say that Aoki and Ming were destined for greatness from birth. Fortunately, they didn’t disappoint, and today, they’re successful women and entrepreneurs in their own right. One is even Ivy League-educated (And, as Kimora Lee put it, she got there on her own merit — not because of her family name or other connections)! Regardless of whatever else goes right, or wrong, in the case of Russell and Kimora Lee, we can all agree that Aoki and Ming Lee Simmons — their two daughters — are doing their part to keep the...

Kimora Lee Simmons Launches Baby Phat Beauty Brand Alongside Daughters

Kimora Lee Simmons has been setting her girls up for success for decades through her lifestyle label, Baby Phat, established in 1999. Her daughters, Ming and Aoki Lee grew up with a behind-the-scenes look often appearing in campaigns for the brand. As young women, they will now join Simmons as the faces and brains of Baby Phat Beauty, a partnership they’ve inked with HatchBeauty Brands, according to Yahoo News. It’s been 20 years since Simmons created Baby Phat and since relaunching the label, she’s collaborated with Forever 21 and Foot Locker. Now setting her sights on beauty, Simmons is no stranger to the category as the owner of Pellequr, a Korean spa located in Beverly Hills, plus her previous beauty releases. Her latest move will now allow her to merge her existing fanbase with a new generation, Generation Z, which her daughters will help to represent. “The girls grew up on the runway,” Kimora said, according to Yahoo News.  “Ming currently attends New York University, while...

Sep 1, 2020