Inside the proud Latina talks her driven rise to fame, her sense of fashion, staying fit while Carmelo offers up a few words on seeing her for the first time on TV when he was a Syracuse University student and how Lala having her own career benefits their relationship.
In the accompanying Annie Leibovitz shot photo, La La looks effortlessly flawless in a gold Oscar de la Renta knit dress, while Kiyan and Carmelo rock Rag & Bone with matching fedoras
Check out excerpts below:
Lala’s mom Carmen on how she treats everyone
One thing about her is she treats everybody the same. There’s no ‘Oh, I’ve got to suck up tp that guy.’ And I think people respect that because everybody helps her out, from the janitor to the CEO. She just came home over the holidays and she wanted to eat Spanish food and talk, and if she left the house even once, I don’t remember.
Lala On MTV choosing her to be a part of the network
I was very high energy. They wanted to know who this girl was. To be an African-American Hispanic woman on MTV –you weren’t seeing that a lot.
On the evolution of her sense of style
Now I definitely like to wear clothes that make me feel good. I love wearing something that makes people stop and say, “Where did you get that? On TV, you want people watching to say ‘Hey she looks great, even when she is dressed down. She just has a way of caring herself.
On what she eats to stay fit
Eating plenty of fruits and vegetable, but if I fall off the wagon, I’ll go on a juice cleanse for a day or two.
Carmelo on his wife’s sense of fashion
She has a very classical style. She knows how to make it work.
Carmelo on seeing Lala for the first time on TV
As a teenager, I wanted to meet her someday, and it came true.
Carmelo on Lala’s success being a benefit to their marriage
We’ve been together for eight years, and we’ve kind of made it work. I have my things, and she has hers. I mean, it would be bad if only one of us had things going on.
Read the full story in the April 2012 issue of Vogue! Minus the details that a woman is claiming that she slept with Carmelo Anthony after he took her to Jr’s Cheesecake in Brooklyn… Maybe that’s why he said They kind of made it work… And according to BSOL Carmelo Anthony wants to be traded from the Knicks every since LINsanity started.
You can check out both Carmelo and Lala on the new season of Lala’s Full Court Life premiering March 19th on VH1. Check the trailer below