Businesswoman Angela Simmons, who recently celebrated her 25th birthday donned a few “Carrie Bradshaw” looks for a photoshoot in the latest issue of PYNK Magazine. In the interview, Angela discusses starting her own businesses, being a role model, how the “Simmons” name has helped her and what type of man she’s looking for. Here are some pictures and snippets from her interview:
Do you think you would have accomplished as much without the family namerial spirit ?
“Yes, I am very much driven so with or without the name I would still work hard and I don’t think the name is what’s keeping me relevant.”
In terms of your upbringing, how has it helped you and how has it affected you?
“There was nothing negative about my childhood. My parents always told me to go after what I want in life and work hard at it. My drive also comes from watching my parents working so hard, it showed me that hard work and dedication can get you what you want in life.”
Do you see yourself as a role model?
“I get that often, but I do realize that by doing what I’m doing I have been a role model to some girls and I find it flattering because I’m doing the things that I love.”
Besides your family members, who else do you look up to?
“Beyonce, she is such a hard worker. It is really motivational for me to watch her work ethic.”
What’s the best advice your father has given you?
“He always tells me “Do your best and forget the rest.” I like this statement because it ties into everything I do because once you’ve done your best, what else can you do?”
What are some qualities you seek in a male partner?
“I look for someone who is driven, spiritual, educated, and a family guy.”