LaLa Anthony is enjoying the New York City heat this weekend.
On Sunday, the newest 90210 cast member shared a snap of herself showing off her stunning curves on the day of the annual Puerto Rican Day Parade. In the post, Anthony is standing outside on a balcony while wearing a two-piece bikini of the Puerto Rico flag. The actress is all smiles as she looks toward the sun in the photo. Anthony is also rocking neon yellow nails with matching toes. For accessories, the Power star is wearing a red hat and an ankle bracelet. To finish off the look, she is also wearing red lipstick. According to Anthony’s post, the photo was shot by photographer and art director Robert Ector.
You may have seen her on the silver screen in the hilarious rom-com Think Like a Man, and its sequel, Think Like a Man Too, or caught her on TV as Lakeisha Grant in Starz’ hit drama series, Power, but La La Anthony is as much a star off-screen as she is on set.
A powerhouse multi-hyphenate, Anthony has found success in front of the camera as an actress, behind the scenes as a producer with ITV America, in fashion with a fabulous size-inclusive line in collaboration with distinguished retailer, Lord & Taylor, and on the New York Times Bestsellers list as a two-time author. She’s also a committed philanthropist, giving back to inner city youth and supporting the ongoing hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico, where her family is from.
Last weekend, New York Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony visited Puerto Rico to unveil two newly remodeled basketball courts located within the Magnolia Gardens public housing complex in the northern city of Bayamon. The newly remodeled basketball courts are used by the island’s top minor league players which have produced players that are part of the island’s Superior League. It is estimated that about 350 children currently use the two courts.
In a press conference last thursday Carmelo Anthony, whose father is Puerto Rican, said “There’s plenty of kids down there who need role models… I grew up in a situation like that. It was survival of the fittest.”
Before & After of La Perla Basketball Court
Last year The Carmelo Anthony Foundation restored a basketball court in the northern coastal town of Luquillo. In 2010, they refurbished a popular basketball court in La Perla, which is a famous seaside slum in historic Old San Juan. Courts for Kids is a partnership between The Carmelo Anthony Foundation and Anthony’s Syracuse University coach’s Jim & Juli Boeheim Foundation. Their focus is to encourage and help kids in disadvantaged socioeconomic areas of Syracuse and Puerto Rico by giving them a better place to play and the opportunity to be successful both on the court and in life.
While in Puerto Rico, Melo also hosted a free-admission celebrity softball game with other athletes including Knicks teammates Amare Stoudemire and Raymond Felton, former Yankees center fielder Bernie Williams, NBA players Marcus Camby and J.J. Barea, and rapper Fat Joe among others. The outcome for the softball game was great even though it was raining and Melo was seen signing autographs.
Carmelo’s wife LaLa was also on the scene with her cousin Dice and friend Po. Carmelo Anthony expects to refurbish more of the island’s courts in the future.
Check out more photos from this past weekend’s events and past Courts for Kids charity work below!