PHOTOS BY: NINE5FOUR PHOTOGRAPHY
Name: Erika Cerese
Birth Place: Miami Florida
Birth Date: December 25th (Christmas baby)
Occupation: Model, Student, Artist (Cartoon Animation)
Most Embarrassing Moment: Tripping over a rock while skating on South Beach, lol I can totally laugh about it now but at the time it wasn’t very funny :) I still have bruises.
Craziest thing you have ever done? Telling my Manager at the time that I fell down the stairs in my apartment, sprained my ankle and had to be taken to the hospital. All because I was Very hung over, and I was told if I was late to work one more time I would be fired. Smh.....living on South Beach will sometimes make you say and do crazy things.
Have you ever been in a fight? Happy to say no. I’ve never let people take me down a negative path, I’ve never been a fan of the “he said, she said”. With that being said, I don’t have the time nor energy to deal with drama of Any kind. Im a peaceful person :^)
What is your favorite body part and why? My eyes, because they’re beauitful and the shape is amazing.
What do you love most about yourself and why? My personality, because Im able to get along with just about anyone at any age. I’ve been told that I’m a real cool down to earth person.
What do you look for in the opposite sex and why? Personality, Education, and Common Sense, because all though it’s common some guy’s still lack the Sense.
What are your turn-off’s in guys? Ignorance. What are your turn on’s? Nice eyes, beauitful smile, great conversation, and someone that can make me laugh :^)
What is your biggest fear? Failing.
Have you ever cheated on your partner? In a previous relationship yes I did, I kissed someone one else while I was dating another person, but in my defence that person that I was dating wasn’t honest with me. For example, I’d go to his house and he still had his ex’s personal items in the bathroom, her pink shower cap, her strawberry shower gel, not to mention what I found in the laundry, ect., ect.......... I mean come on now, it was overs he was still waiting for her to come back or maybe she never left? It is what it is.
What do you look for in selecting a partner? Intelligence, personality, sense of humor, and of course good looks :^).
Do you have any special skills or hobbies? Yes I’m an Artist, a Computer Animator to be exact. I Love to draw. I’ve been doing so sense I was 4 years old. I also play the Saxophone and been playing that for about 15 years, and lastly I Love to Dance. I’ve been dancing sense I was born. I took Ballet, Tap, and Acrobatics for 10 years. Hobbies: drawing, painting, skating, swimming, dancing, going out with friends, and acsnly poppin bottles in the club :)
Do you approach men that you like or do you let them come to you? I have in the past but its definately not a regular thing. He should be able to read the signs.....
What do you do on the weekends? Relax during the day, maybe do a little shopping, then go out to whatever club is poppin’ to have some drinks and dance.
What are some of the things that relax you? Listening to Sade, Kem, Maxwell, Jill Scott or Jazz.
What’s your relationship status? Engaged to my bestfriend of 10 years :^). Whoever said it’s best to be friends before lovers they where so right :^).
What can be found under your clothes? Victoria Secret bra & panties...sometimes Fredricks.
What do you find Sexy in the opposite sex? Confidence, not to be confused with arrogance.
What do you like to drink when your out? Long Island Ice Tea baby :^)
What do you like to sleep in if anything? Tank top & panties but most times nothing ;^). It’s Florida b**ches lol
What types of foods do you like? Anything I didn’t cook lol.
What do I do for a living? Besides modeling I draw cartoons, graffiti, murals, design and sew clothing and I’m full time student working on obtaining a Masters Degree in computer graphic arts.
How did you get into modeling and where has modeling taken you thus far? I was a cheerleader for the Annual Miami Memorial Day Celebrity Basetball Tournament in 2005 and 2006. Thats when I saw Wayne and Baby kiss for the first time (LOL). Its been on and poppin’ ever since. I’ve been in videos for Lil’ Wayne, Plies and Akon, Flo Rida, Brisco, Kevin Little (reggae artist), Wouilo (French rapper); Fashion Shows for Gino Green; and some other local projects in the 305 and 954.
What do you like most about modeling and why are you pursuing it so vigorously? I love the rush and excitement of it all, the glam and the beauty, the fashion and the celebrity.
Tell us, who are some of the models you look up to as a guide? Of course, Tyra Banks and Kimora Lee but closer to home...Amazin Amie and Esther Baxter.
What was your first shoot like? How did the pictures turn out? My first shoot was with J-Lash. It was fun and the pics were nice for my first time modeling. I had a makeup artist and she did a bangin’ job.
Besides Nine5Four, Have you been approached by any other magazines or agencies? Yes, I was approached by the SOURCE magazine but the photographer didn’t want to release the photos because he didn’t get paid upfront.
During a shoot, what is running through your head? My next look, what is my facial expression looking like, my angle and pose, and how to let my personality shine through the photos.
What type of model would you want to be labeled as in the industry? Versatile and diverse....someone who can do print work for Aeropostale, Hollister, Express and also hit all the urban markets like Sean John, Dereon, or Ecko Red.
What types of modeling jobs would you consider doing and what jobs are off the list completely? I’ve done artisitc nudes but off the list completely are any Erotica shoots.
On a typical shoot do you need to hair and make-up artists or are you out the box ready to go? Definately need a makeup artist if you’re serious in this game, unless the shoot is a natural beauty session then I’m ready to go out the box...as long as my hair is right. Lol
If anyone is interested in using you for their product, how can they find you? They can find me on FaceBook under Erika Cerese and on Model Mayhem # 1378883. You can also hit me on twitter @ErikaCerese