Youngster Lela Brown is an 8-year-old rapper, dancer, writer, actress, and model that has been ripping the runway since she was just a toddler. By the age of 2, Lela was doing regional campaigns and corporate endorsements.

At age 6, Lela was selected out of thousands of people to be one of 16 models on the VH1 series, “The Shot”. She was selected as “THE SHOT” by fashion photographer Russell James. She even shared the runway with socialite Paris Hilton when she was 7 years old as the cover girl for the Nikon campaign. That same campaign gained her recognition by previous “America’s Next Top Model” judge Janice Dickinson.

Most recently in her modeling career, Lela was selected as the “2010-2011 Top Child Model of the Year” by Child Model Magazine.

As if that’s not enough for the young entertainer, Lela is know focusing on her music career. She was spotted by a music producer and is now working with Smart Boy Entertainment and Two Much Entertainment.

With such an extensive resume at such a young age, Lela Brown is sure to be a powerhouse in the entertainment industry.

Check out more photos of Lela below!

Photos: MissLelaBrown

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  1. Shes pretty, but that makeup isn’t doing well for her :. Maybe a lighter color :) lol, but cute pictures, she’ll go far

  2. There is something that I have noticed , and please do tell me if I am out of line : bi-racial boys and girls very often have no problem having their hair left like this (in its natural form without them or their parents having to worry too much about trying to make it look a certain way so that the child feels okay about themselves) and it is seen as very stylish and beautiful to have a natural/curly afro on bi-racial kids ; however you barely see little black boys especially LITTLE BLACK GIRLS being that much comfortable walking around with their natural hair the way this little girl is wearing it , because there are insecurities involed. If I had to find a reason for that , I would say it is because for some strange and confusing reason , that kind of black hair (afro,etc…) is admired , appreciated and considered attractive/pretty/beautiful on bi-racial kids but NOT on FULL BLACK CHILDREN !!! (I do know what I am talking about because I am a young west african woman who was born and grew up in France, therefore I have experienced loads of things like this).

    • Sigh…..

      The reason that I didn’t let my 100% black child wear her hair in this style is because it would be a tangled, matted mess at the end of the day and she would be in tears whenever I would try and comb it out. I’m not going to put her through the pain and torcher of that just to prove a point.

      Simple as that.

      Biracial children OFTEN times have looser curls that comb out easier. My nephew is biracial and wore his hair long until he was about 8 and trust me, doing my 100% black daughter’s hair was a completely different story than doing his hair.

      • While I see both sides of the fence here I do believe that in the case of this beautiful young lady’s hair here, being that of a biracial child’s hair, it appears to be of a fairly coily and course texture, quite similar to that of many African Americans. So I don’t entirely agree that dealing with the hair of most biracial children presents less of a challenge. This is especially true of the hair of my two sisters who are biracial; in spite of the red locks they inherited from their mother, their hair is of the same course and tightly curled nature as mine, not the hair of the average biracial children most say.

        As a African American women wearing natural hair for the last half decade I do agree that leaving the hair of the average African American’s out will result in tangles and matting. However this is only the case if it is left unattended for a long period of time. It is possible, as an African American, to have the option of wearing your hair out and not having to deal with a mass of tangles, you just have to know when and how to care for your hair.

        So to come back to the point made of what makes hair socially acceptable, it is well understood by most that African American hair in it’s natural state even when attended to and well cared for, is unfortunately still considered less conventionally attractive than the looser curl pattern and length more commonly associated with the hair of those with mixed race origins.
        However, I believe society’s views of the hair of natural African Americans and how you let this impress you should be completely unrelated so this can cease to be an issue.

      • The point I was trying to make was not to say that full black children should wear their hair like this more often , what I was trying to say is that even if a little full black girl would like to have her hair in this form , she would ignore what she would like because of the reactions of people around (peers at school,etc) they would make her feel like she is ugly , whereas when it is a bi-racial child who enjoys their hair in this form , they would not be ‘bullied’ by people around for wearing it.

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