Author: Sonya Dickerson

Supermodel Sonya’s Hair Salon – ONE Championship atomweight champion Angela Lee

February finds ONE Championship atomweight titleholder Angela “Unstoppable” Lee (6-0-0) in a state of preparation. MMA is a family affair for the charismatic 20-year-old, who fights at 115 pounds and trains with Evolve MMA in Singapore and her father’s United MMA in Hawaii. Lee is coming off an exciting 2016 that culminated in winning the belt in one of the most exciting fights of last year. Taking some time to enjoy the journey – which included visiting family in Canada over the holidays – Lee is back in beast mode, training and promoting her upcoming defence against undefeated Taiwan contender Jenny Huang (5-0-0)...

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Supermodel Sonya’s Hair Salon – Bern Nadette Stanis

Something strange happened on television in 1974. When Bern Nadette Stanis stood in front of America stirring oatmeal in a pot, not many people realized that something exciting was going on. Young women of color, in particular Black women, saw someone on TV they could identify with. Someone that looked like them. A beautiful Black woman. I had an experience with her approximately 11 years ago. I met her on a Chicago movie set, arranged by a friend of mine. However, my eight-year-old daughter was such a huge fan that she wept during her encounter. Stanis seemed touched by her reaction....

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Supermodel Sonya’s Hair Salon – A proper introduction

As a new addition to Crossfire Nation, I’ve spent a lot of time interviewing fighters and other amazing individuals, but I realized that many of the readers didn’t know much about me. So let’s correct that right now with a proper introduction…  I am Supermodel Sonya. The nickname? I drove buses for the city of Chicago and I was fanatical about keeping up with my hair and makeup. I also did some television appearances. That’s right. Yours truly drove a bus for the Chicago Transit Authority. Perhaps some of you Chicago readers rode my bus one day. I was...

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Supermodel Sonya’s Hair Salon – Robyn Stuart

Ever heard of a Bourbon Ball? I hadn’t either, but Kentucky native Robyn Stuart makes them nearly every day. You can find her at her company DB Bourbon Candy, sending her chocolate goodness to celebrities like Chris Tucker and Martin Lawrence, to making them for the Oscars and the Kentucky Derby. While there are many candy companies in Kentucky, DB Bourbon Candy is believed to be the only African-American owned company in the state. What does the DB in the business name stand for? Stuart’s mother used to call her “doodlebug”. But life is not always so sweet. Robyn...

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Supermodel Sonya’s Hair Salon – “The Ace of Spades” Lady Jade

Welcome back to my hair salon.  My first guest, Brittany Brutality, intrigued a lot of readers. This time, amateur featherweight fighter “The Ace of Spades” Joviana “Jade” Gonzales (1-1-0) – also known as “Lady Jade” – representing the Sunshine State of Florida (originally from Ohio), stopped in for a chat. Jade at 28 years old is rough and tough, standing at 5 feet 7 and fighting at 145 pounds. She trains with the Full Affliction team, out of Ocala, Florida. Gonzales scored a 54-second TKO over Ashley Dean at a recent Oct.1 Arena Fighting Championships (AFC) card. The short and staccato way...

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Supermodel Sonya’s Hair Salon – Brittany Brutality

25-year-old Long Islander Brittany Gianino – who fights as Brittany Brutality – is a strawweight fighter that trains out of Longo- Weidman MMA. As a third-degree black belt in Kempo and former New York State PKF kickboxing champion, Brutality oozes individuality and expression. Stepping into The Hair Salon … BRITTANY BRUTALITY Supermodel Sonya: What is your personal style? Brittany Brutality: I’ll say I’m really simplistic. I’m a v-neck, T-shirt kind of girl. I never leave the house without my Mala beads. They keep me grounded and remind me to be mindful. That’s pretty much what I usually rock. Supermodel Sonya: How important does...

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