Virginia DeBerry

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Virginia DeBerry was a successful plus-size model, former Vice President of BB/LW modeling agency and served as editor-in-chief of Maxima magazine before becoming a novelist. DeBerry is a graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo. She currently resides in central New Jersey.

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Why not?

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. Confidence

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Jail and crawly things. Crawly things in jail--I'd probably go stark raving mad.

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. I, me, my--too much talking about myself!

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. Again--on a another day the choices might be different but: Believe in Yourself (The Wiz), Lift Every Voice and Sing, Because You Loved Me, The Hallelujah Chorus, Respect

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December 05, 2008

Kitchen Confession

Virginia DeBerry

 

It feels a little odd and may even seem a bit disingenuous to write an essay about how much I love to cook as I sit here munching on my dinner--the fourth turkey sandwich in as many days. So let me be clear—while I most often do not prepare real meals for myself, I love to cook—when I have an audience.

 

I haven’t actually thought of  preparing a meal as a live performance before this very moment but for me, that’s essentially what it is.  Not FoodTV performance—which is really a demonstration— for me it... see more

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