Brenda Chavis is a secretary for the Maryland Division of Corrections, but she has an active lifestyle outside of her daily work schedule. Her weekends are busy with four-wheeling, body building, dancing and fishing when she does not have part-time modeling assignments. But her real love is writing. Shewon a writing contest sponsored by station WWIN promoting the Patti Austin song "Givin' in to Love," with a prize of an appearance on the Joan Rivers Show. "It was a great moment for me," Ms. Chavis says, "we had 10 minutes of air time talkingabout love and Joan Rivers told me I could be Miss America."
How would you describe your taste in clothing?
My tastes range all over the place. I like funky and sophisticated clothes. You can mix them and come up with something unique. I've learned to mix as a model in full-figure sizes. I wear a 14.
What's the newest thing in your closet?
It's a red sequin dress I bought at Macy's for my appearance on the Joan Rivers show.
What's the oldest thing in your closet?
A pair of purple suede cowboy boots I bought at Value Village on York Road. They're about 10 years old, but real favorites and I wear them a lot.