Folks love to hear the story, again and again, about how a wayward cutie received her first big break. For Kara Allison, her road to being an Eye Candy was par for the course. “I never thought I could be a model, because of my height and my body,” says the Miami native, who, one month after graduating high school (class of 2008!), accompanied her BFF to a casting for Lil Wayne and Bobby Valentino’s 2008 smash “Mrs. Officer.”
After catching the eye of video director Gil Green, Kara, who was certain her 32DD-24-39 dimensions on her 5-foot-3-inch frame weren’t model friendly, was given a major spot in the video.
Three years and 12 vids later, the Jamaican beauty and college junior has notched several noteworthy joints, such as Rick Ross’s “Magnificent,” featuring John Legend; Maino’s “All the Above” (both in 2009); and, more recently, DJ Khaled’s latest posse cut, “Welcome to My Hood,” featuring Rick Ross, Plies, Lil Wayne and T-Pain; and Birdman’s “Fire Flame (Remix),” featuring Lil Wayne, which included a jaw-dropping performance involving sparklers.
Not a bad résumé for someone who was just out there supporting a friend. “That casting opened my eyes and made me realize that there are all kinds of models,” Kara says. “And I can be successful at it, as well.”