La’Vala Moss: Birmingham’s ‘Concrete Rose’ is in full bloom

La’Vala Moss proves that ambition, determination, and perseverance are what dreams are truly made of. Professionally known as Lala D’iore, the 25-year-old who grew up in Birmingham’s Joseph H. Loveman Village public housing project is a multitalented hip-hop dancer, runway and print model, and show choreographer.

She is the Magic City’s very own “fly-girl” and self-proclaimed “concrete rose” inching her way into the mainstream one opportunity at a time.

Moss dabbles in rap, songwriting, poetry, and fashion—each of which makes her who she is, she says.

The A.H. Parker High School alum has been commissioned to “rip the runway” as a model and dancer at shows like the 2018 Bronner Brothers Hair Show and the 2018 Natural Hair and Health Expo.

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