Hollywood actress LisaRaye McCoy is known for her rocking white all year round. When AlwaysAList.com editor Jawn Murray interviewed the actress back in 2010, she explained her fondness for the color, saying:
“It’s not a method to the madness. It’s not because it’s religion. It’s because one day on the weekend I went out-of-town and realized I had all white outfits and they looked so crisp and clean. I said can I do this for a week, a month, a year? It’s been eight or nine years now. I feel like an angel,” the actress said then.
Six years later, the Chicago native recently shared the deeper meaning behind her affinity for all things white. She told ABC Radio Networks Entertainment Producer Karu F. Daniels that she adopted the style motto shortly after her father died.
“I had a revelation,” she told Daniels, as tears streamed down her face. “It was like, oh, I remember, when my father passed, my mother was very adamant wearing a black outfit and she was very adamant about me going with her to pick this black outfit and I didn’t want to. I think I had completely shut down at that time anyway. And I was like, ‘I wonder if that has everything to do with why I went totally to the right and I wear nothing but white now.’”
LisaRaye’s father, the late David Ray McCoy, was a prominent Chicago millionaire who amassed his fortune via ownership of several hotels and nightclubs. Sadly, he was murdered by his girlfriend and her brother, who shot David Ray in the back seat of his Cadillac on November 12, 1988.
LisaRaye says there are days when she thinks about adding other colors to her wardrobe.
“Sometime I might say, “I really want to come out of white because what’s the problem, like what is it?’ and I have to think ‘Why is it that you’re saying you want to come out of white? Is it because you hear somebody say ‘How long are you going to wear white’ or ‘It’s boring girl’ and then I have to say ‘Yeah, that’s what you think’. So I have gotten into a habit of buying one or two pieces a year where I think I’m going to wear this color and it’s still in my closet,” she shared.
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