“Who Taught You to Hate Yourself?” – Malcolm X

Boy Meets World’s Angela (Trina McGee) Goes Under Dramatic Bleached Makeover (PHOTOS)

By Kadia Blagrove

Trina McGee as "Boy Meets World's" Angela
(Photo : Boy Meets World) Trina McGee as “Boy Meets World” character Angela
Trina McGee
(Photo : Twitter: @trinacolettemcg) Trina McGee circa 2012

Now that “Boy Meets World” is coming back with a spin-off, some of our favorite BMW characters are beginning to resurface. Remember Angela, played by Trina McGee? She was Shawn Hunter’s (played by Rider Strong) high school and college girlfriend. Well the once afro-centric 90s star is barely recognizable today.

McGee traded in her curly braids and locks for bleach blonde tresses. According to some critics, like Media Takeout, the star also seems to have undergone skin bleaching.

In “Boy Meets World,” McGee played Angela, the eclectic and bohemian girlfriend of Cory Matthew’s best friend Shawn Hunter. She entered the show as the series’ first main character of color. Angela and Shawn were the first and only interracial couple in the series – a groundbreaking storyline for television at the time.

So did the now-fairer McGee really lighten her once beautiful brown skin? According to the 43-year-old actress, she’s au natural – well except for her new blonde hairdo of course.

“No work done, just taking good care of ME,” McGee tweeted to her speculating fans. The actress has been divorced for 11 years after being married for ten. Perhaps this new look signifies a new chapter in her life.

On her Facebook page, McGee posted some nostalgic photos of her Angela days.

“I looked so different back then,” she captioned an old photo. Her fans agreed with her and condemned her for changing her look.

One fan asked, “Why did you do this to yourself?”  Another fan told McGee, “This is sad…Lay off the bleaching cream sis.”

Another fact about McGee is that she is now a vegetarian – that seems pretty “Angela-like.”

“i feel so much better when i dont eat meat,” the actress tweeted.

The actress recently reunited with her on-screen boyfriend Rider Strong, who is now a director.

“Lunch with the STRONG one was great. Best BMW reunion to date for me. Still looks good only better,” McGee gushed. Wouldn’t it be amazing if these two became a real deal couple? Shawn and Angela did almost give Cory and Topanga a run for their money as the series’ most loved couple.

So far, only Ben Savage (Cory) and Danielle Fishel (Topanga) are confirmed to join the spin-off series “Girl Meets World;” hopefully McGee and Strong along with the other loveable cast members will also make an appearance on the show.

What do you think of McGee’s new look?

Then:

Now:

Twitter: @trinacolettemcg

 

Source: http://www.fashionnstyle.com/articles/4156/20121128/boy-meets-worlds-angela-trina-mcgee-goes-bleach-blonde-photos-2012.htm#J7vDdy8ELmuYzBVv.99

It’s sad when these beautiful women and brainwashed Black men don’t know the value of black beauty anymore. White doesn’t necessarily make u attractive but your features do, she was so much prettier before. Some ladies just don’t know the value of their beautiful God giving chocolate skin. My black queens need to learn how to love themselves. No matter what the media portrays and no matter how many men that claim to prefer light skin. If you are reading this as a person going through identity crisis just remember all shades are beautiful. You are beautiful regardless of what others say.

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One comment on ““Who Taught You to Hate Yourself?” – Malcolm X

  1. Okay. As a makeup artist who has worked in film/television and editorial and fashion such as ELLE, etc… I can tell you that this woman has had no plastic surgery and that lighting is the culprit. The only issue you can have with her, if you so choose, is her yellow hair, but I hope you all give Beyonce the same trouble you are giving this talented actress. I don’t know McGee personally, but I was a fan and having trained in NY and Hollywood, understanding lighting and makeup (she’s just got concealer under her eyes – I have a similar look when I use concealer that is the same color as my foundation).

    I very much enjoy your blog, but I feel that this woman is getting persecuted unnecessarily. I’m also trying to understand the inclusion of her comment about Rider Strong, a young actor with whom she had a great working relationship. Was that meant to further indict her?

    I REALLY don’t like the yellow hair on her, but this is not unheard of and certainly not an indicator of self-hate. Chris Brown’s hair was dyed yellow, but it was his words and actions re: Black women that indicated his self-hate. There are Black males on the bmx/skater dude bandwagon… I’ll look out for the article on their illustrations of self-hate. There are many Black males out there who do nothing of the sort (physically to themselves) who happily speak ill of Black women/people to non-Blacks. That is self-hate. Propping up non-Black aesthetics in women or trying to assign traits that are typical of Black women to non-Black women in an attempt to humiliate and diminish Black women is self-hate. Rapping (commercially, most notably) about the merits of non-traditional Black traits in women is self-hate. Ignoring and making excuses for the raping, murdering and beating of Black women is self-hate. Coloring your hair when you are clearly not white? I need a little more proof than that…

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