Height: 5' 4" Weight: 115 lbs Bust: 34" Waist: 25" Hips: 36" Cup: D Dress: 3 Shoe: 6.5 Hair color: Black Hair length: Long Eye color: Brown Ethnicity: Other Skin color: Olive
N54: Let everyone know who you are and where you are from. My name is Jessica I was born the great state of IL and have lived in many states such as California, Florida, Texas, and Louisiana. I grew up every where as my dad was in the navy and army and I would be 5 generation navy if I were to go in. I'm the oldest of four and love my family very much. I model and have been doing so since I was 19 I have been on covers of mags in four calendars and currently own a calendar named The Cajun Bomshells. I'm going to school to be an interior designer as it is my passion to make things look great and learn about the worlds history in design. I try to live my life day by day and not judge people on there past as no one can change that, it is what they do with today that matters. I have a great group of friends that any girl would love to have. I'm half mexican half everything else lol and so it made growing up very tough for me as being biracial is not easy. I feel that my future will be great and the only person who can get in my way is myself.
N54: Tell us a little bit about your personality. I'm fun to be around there's never a dull moment with me I say lots of random things and will do just about anything to get people to smile.
N54: What nationality are you? Mixed Half Mexican Half Caucasian. It was hard for me growing up I got made fun of alot from kids about my race which ever one they chose that day but, I think it made me the person I am today I'm very open minded to everything and listen to what everyone has to say I don't judge anyone for anything because I know we as people don't get to choose alot about our lifes were just born into it.
N54: How did you get into modeling? A photographer wrote me on myspace we shot and the next thing I knew I was shooting every weekend now I'm in calendars I was in an add and I'm about to be in a magazine O and the photographer and I are good friends now!
N54: What do you like the most about being a model? Getting to meet new people and going to new places not to mention seeing my face in diffrent places and the fans are the best thing of all with out them I wouldn't be who I am.
N54: Do you have any strange or funny photo shoot stories? Yes I do I was shooting at a wild life center and it just so happens that you have to get a parking permit well we didn't know that so were shooting and the camera starts having problems well I go and sit in the car mind you I have a thong bathing suit on well wouldn't you know one of the wild life officers pulls up he knocks on my window and asks what we were doing well we tell him were doing a shoot and I guesss he didn't like what I was wearing so he wrote us a ticket and he also said "this takes the cake of the crazyest things he's seen and he's seen alot" I guess the poor man never saw a a girl in a thong bikini before.
N54: What do you think is your best physical feature? My nose. I'm very into faces that's the first thing you see and I think my nose fits a face perfect
N54: Tell us something that no one would know about you. I have the biggest fear of getting in a wreck.
N54: What do you like to do on your spare time? Spare time what's that?
N54: Do you have a favorite drink when you go to clubs or bars? No not really I drink everything.
N54: What kind of music do you like to listen to? Anything really just not country my fav is techno.
N54: Any last words to your supporters and future fans? Keep a look out for me and the magazine I'm going to be in and also thank you all so much who support me becuase with out you I wouldn't be where I am.
N54: Hi CC. Thanks for taking the time to sit down and talk to us. So to start, tell us where you are from and when did you start modeling? I’m from the small tourist town of Wisconsin Dells, WI. I started modeling in August 2011, which is crazy now that I think about it. Everything has happened so fast! It started with a small shoot in Chicago and has taken off from there! A lot of people had been telling me that I had the curves to do swimwear/lingerie stuff, so finally I just did it.
N54: Are you currently still in Wisconsin? Yes, I still go to school in Wisconsin, hoping to get my bachelor’s degree in Political Science in Spring 2013. One more year! Thank god!
N54: So. Are you single? Married? etc.? I am single right now. This is my time and I just want to focus on business. I’m also only 20 years old, so I have lots of time to date. I’m definitely not in any rush to settle down.
N54: Who are your role models? I would have to say that the person I look up to right now is Kim Kardashian. I know, I know, everyone is sick of them. But she made an empire out of her name, that’s a business woman!
N54: What is the biggest misconception of you? The biggest misconception people have of me is that I’m an attention seeker. It’s hilarious because I’m the total opposite. When somebody comes up to me and says they’ve seen my pictures I go into a shell. I don’t know why! It’s weird. I didn’t think I’d be like that when I first started modeling. I’m not embarrassed, I just get really shy.
N54: What is your favorite thing about modeling? My favorite thing about modeling is definitely meeting new people and going new places. So far I’ve traveled to New York, Chicago, Las Vegas, & Miami. And everyone I’ve met along the way has been great. Los Angeles is in the works right now, I’m crossing my fingers!
N54: SO how is the industry treating you? It is hard being in this industry and living in Wisconsin because I’m so far away from the big cities where everything is happening. I do intend to move, but I promised myself that I would get my degree before. Because if all of a sudden modeling doesn’t work out, what would I have to fall back on?
N54: Thats smart thinking. Its always good to have something to fall back on. What song would you say describes you? If there was a song that could describe me it would be “Go Girl” by Ciara. The first line is “I’m the incredible, super sexual, call me CC”, so I obviously fell in love with it after I heard that!
N54: What is your favorite thing to do outide of modeling? My favorite thing to do outside of modeling is to read. I’m such a bookworm, I don’t think a lot of my friends even know that about me. I would die if I met James Patterson, I think I’ve read almost every book of his.
N54: What is your real name and how did you get your nickname? Sierra is my real name. CC is a nickname I got in elementary school, I can’t remember who gave it to me, but it stuck. My dad is the only person who still calls me Sierra. Even my professors call me CC.
N54: So how do you keep that AWESOME Physique? I stay in shape by working out, point blank. I usually workout 6 days a week, spring break messed that up haha, but I’m back on track! Diets don’t work for me. The more I can’t have something, the more I want it, so I stay away from diets. I just try and eat healthy, of course I mess up sometimes, but for the most part I have good eating habits. There is zero junk food in my house, and that helps a lot! I would love to get into acting or voiceovers. With both you get to pretend to be somebody else and let loose, I think that would be fun.
N54: Do you feel underestimated in the game becasue of your age? I think a lot of people underestimate me because I’m so young. I’ve realized that a lot of models are way older than they look. I’m always the youngest when I go to group shoots. But I keep up! They realize that when the camera starts flashing haha.
N54: Any thing interesting in the works for you? This year I think I’m most excited to turn 21, I cannot wait. It will open up a lot of doors in modeling because right now I can’t work for alcohol companies, promote clubs, host parties, etc. But come June 11th, I will be all over! I’m celebrating my birthday in Vegas, June 11-14, I think everyone in the world should fly in to party with me!
Photos by: Nine5Four Photography - Interview By: D. Francis
Hi Karla How are you doing today? Hey, can’t complain.. feeling great!
Thats always a good thing. Thanks for taking the time to sit down with us. I know how busy your schedule is so I will try to not take up too much of your time. How did you get involved in modeling? Modeling, and being photographed has always appealed to me. Although, I got into the business not so long ago, the fact that I saw potential in myself after just a few test shoots led me to give it an actual try.
Thats whats up. So what are some of the types of shoots you have done and what would you say has been your favorite type of shoot to date? I’ve tried every style from glam, fashion, urban, swimwear, pin up, etc... I’ve enjoyed shooting in allthese different looks because it shows versatility, so choosing one is pretty difficult!
Lol. I can understand that. So who have you worked with in the game and what is the next move for Karla? I’ve done a variety of things in the field of modeling. For instance I’ve had the opportunity to shoot with some amazing photographers here in south florida for features, and magazines. I’ve worked with well known artists for their music videos, and I’ve hosted a lot of events in south beach, brickell, ft lauderdale you name it! As far as what’s next for me I would say keep a close eye out because you’ll be seeing a lot more of me soon ;-)
Thats pretty awesome giving your short time in the game... So lets get the basics out the way why don’t we lol.. tell us a little bit about yourself… I’m 19, I was born and raised in Miami, Florida. As of right now, I model full time and go to school. My nationality is half cuban and half italian. My favorite place definitely has to be anywhere that serves really good food ( I love to eat) LOL. I’m 5’6 , about 130, and my measurements are 34, 25, 39
What trait do you like most about yourself? I’ve always been told I’m a very genuine person because I say it how it is and don’t hold anything back. So I definitely like the fact that I’m straightforward. Now, if we’re talking about physical traits I must say my eyes are what I like most about myself
Who are some of your role models? My mom and my grandmother, I wouldn’t be the woman I am today if it wasn’t for them! Celebrities, to name a few, I’d say Tyra Banks, Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce, Joanna Krupa. I admire their success as individuals for having accomplished so much during the course of their careers.
What trait do you like most about yourself? I’ve always been told I’m a very genuine person because I say it how it is and don’t hold anything back. So I like the fact that I’m straightforward.
What trait do you dislike most about yourself? I was a had a better notion of time, I’m always like “I’ll be there in 5!”, and I end up getting there half an hour later :/
So what would you say is your best physical feature? I always get told my eyes and my butt lol
Hmm... Well with that said, how do you keep in such great shape? I work out twice a week with my trainer and I drink a lot of water.. I guess that’s the trick.
Do you have any pets? If so what kind? Yes! I have 2 dogs, a hot dog named Choco, and a mini pinscher named Bailey that I recently got as a present :)
On what occasion do you think it’s okay to lie? I try to always tell the truth, but at times little white lies are acceptable.
What is your idea of perfect happiness? My idea of perfect happiness is good health, being 100% comfortable in your skin, financial stability, and being surrounded by family and friends who love you no matter what.
What three things would you take with you to a deserted island? Food and water (counts together as one thing lol) my phone, and a friend, I don’t want to be bored out of my mind!
If you could change one thing about your life, what would it be? Honestly, I’m really happy where I’m at right now, and I wouldn’t change anything about my life.
What do find to be the sexiest thing about the opposite sex or same sex if that’s your thing? find many things attractive in the opposite sex, but the two things I like most are strong arms and a nice smile.
Do you have any upcoming projects that you would like to share? I have two calendars coming out, including one for the Latin Mixx and another calendar sponsored by ICE magazine.
What was the craziest thing that has happened to you on a shoot? I thought it would just be just me and the photographer at the location, turns out a had an audience by the time I got out of there!
Three Words... Describe yourself... Hard-working, talkative, and friendly.
What do you like and dislike about being a model? I like that I’m always meeting different people which allows me to network. The only thing I dislike is sometimes things are said about you that aren’t true, but that happens no matter what career path you choose, you just gotta cope with it and keep your head up.
What is your favorite type of food? That’s so hard, because I love food!! I’ll eat anything from pasta, to seafood, cuban food, and I have quite the sweet tooth as well (I try to watch it though lol)
How do you seduce a guy? Well, for my boyfriend I’d start off by wearing a really sexy lingerie set, followed by a massage. I’d then whisper in his hear and have him look me in the eye, and it’ll all go from there ;)
If you were an animal, what would you be? I’d probably be a bird, must be cool to take off and fly when you want to.
Some models say they feel sexy and even turned on when posing for the camera. Do you feel that way when posing? I definitely feel sexy when I’m posing for the camera. I try to stay focused and give my all in every shoot that I do so that way when I look at my images I’ll be happy with the turn out of that shoot.
What’s the worst pick-up line ever used on you? Hey baby you’re so fine you make me stutter, wha wha what’s your name? I couldn’t stop laughing....
What advice would you give to anyone trying to approach you? Be yourself. I can tell when a guy is trying too hard to impress me.
What is your biggest fear? My biggest fear is losing someone close to me and not being successful.
If someone wanted to get in contact with you and see more of your pictures where would they go? Check my out on modelmayhem.com/kprime
Do you have any shout outs or last comments? Website coming soon! stay tuned! and follow me on twitter @karla_pr
Birth Place: Anaheim, CA
Occupation: Model/ student
What trait do you like most about yourself? I would say my friendliness. I am always open to making friends with anyone. I f you want to be my friend then I want to be your friend. =)
What traits do you dislike most about yourself? I don’t like that I’ll hold a grudge forever. I just seem to have a hard time forgiving people that did me wrong.
What is your best physical feature? I would say my eyes they’re hazel and I’m constantly getting compliments on them.
How do you keep in such great shape? I actually just started going to the gym about 3 weeks ago. I go 6 days a week and stay there for 2-3 hours a day depending on how much I feel like working out. I also changed my eating habits. I do not eat out anymore but If I absolutely am craving something like a hamburger I’ll get like a protein burger from In n Out or a Salad and water instead of soda. At home all the food I consume got traded in for fat free or low fat labels lol.
Do you have any pets? If so what kind? I have 2 tiny Pomeranians (Gucci & Mocha), 2 Siberian Huskies (Aspen & Akira), and 2 fishes. I absolutely love animals and I spoil my pets a lot!
On what occasion do you think its okay to lie? I really try to keep myself from lying since I hate people who lie. But little lies do come out here and there such as if a pushy guy at the club keeps asking me to dance and I don’t feel like dancing I’ll tell him my boyfriend went to go get us drinks and he should be back any minute now. Always works lol.
What is your idea of perfect happiness? My idea of perfect happiness would be being happily married and in love with one or two children. Being financially secure and able to travel around the world without stress and problems.
What three things would you take with you to a deserted island? I would bring my glasses to help me start fires to cook my food lol, their really cute Dolce & Gabbana anyhow so I wouldn’t mind bringing them. I would also bring a huge jug of water never know how long it will take me to find fresh water. And last but not least I would bring a big cozy tent for shelter =)
If you could change one thing about your life, what would it be? I would say not demonstrating as much appreciation to my parents as they deserve. About a year ago I put this loser boyfriend above them he was #1 in my life and they were #2 and looking back now I feel so bad and wish I could go back and put the first and if he didn’t like it then give him the boot.
If you could spend one night with anyone in the world, who would it be and why? Cristiano Ronaldo, lol do I really need to explain why, I mean look at him he’s gorgeous. He’s definitely my type of guy physically. Plus he’s a really good soccer player.
What do find to be the sexiest thing about the opposite sex or same sex if that’s your thing? I would say the male body when they’re cut from hitting them gym.
Do you have any upcoming projects that you would like to share? My website Joselyncano.com is still under construction but it should be done soon!
What was the craziest thing that has happened to you on a shoot? Haha this happened a few days ago actually. I was at a shoot in a desert and it was really, really windy. I was leaning down strapping on my high heel when one of the photographer’s lights falls on my head. It hurt really bad!
How long have you been modeling? I actually started when I was 16. I had braces and I was underage so I was really limited to what I could do so I decided to put it on hold. About 2 months ago I finally started doing it again and I love it!
What got you into modeling? Ever since I was young I always wanted to model so I knew I would get into it sooner or later.
Three Words... Describe yourself... confident, sweet, and determined.
What do you like and dislike about being a model? I love the confidence I get out of it and each image I take is like producing art. I don’t like how in pictures my flaws really seem to be magnified. For example before I started Modeling I was at 127 lbs I thought I looked great but in pictures I looked somewhat thicker than I did in person so I felt pressured to lose 10lbs.
What is your favorite type of food? Italian food (Lasagna) and sushi (Mexican Roll is the best)
Who are some of your role models? Marilyn Monroe, and Kim Kardashian.
How do you seduce a guy? I’ll give him mixed signals, like I’ll act like I’m interested by flirting yet, act like I might not be. I notice this keeps guys hooked they love when they can’t read you 100%. I like to be mysterious because it keeps them wanting to know more about you.
If you were an animal, what would you be? A bird so I can fly.
During a shoot, what is running through your head? Thoughts are as follows lol: I need to suck in my stomach, does my hair look good, and I wonder if I need to touch up my makeup, I need a break
What’s the worst pick-up line ever used on you? “I have some modeling gigs lined up for you so give me your email & number so we can talk about work together.” A few days later I’ll receive calls from these guys and its nothing close to business related calls. More like personal calls trying to set up a date. I find this very annoying!!
What advice would you give to anyone trying to approach you? Please be yourself! Don’t lie to me to try to look cool, I can always tell when you’re lying and if I can’t tell on the spot I promise I will find out sooner or later and then I’ll stop talking to you. Be respectful, outgoing, and funny. If you make me laugh and your handsome I will most likely give you my number. If your pushy you don’t stand a chance.
What trait do you like most about yourself? My sense of humor, and I’m very down to earth and adventurous
What traits do you dislike most about yourself? yikes I have a short fuse
What is your best physical feature? My legs and skin
How do you keep in such great shape? Cardio and weights
Do you have any pets? If so what kind? I have a white pom-poo named Biscuit
On what occasion do you think it’s okay to lie? It’s not but sometimes its gotta be done
What is your idea of perfect happiness? Having a great career, wonderful husband and a loving family
What three things would you take with you to a deserted island? My boyfriend, the crew from extreme makeover home edition, and soap to stay fresh lol
If you could change one thing about your life, what would it be? The movies make it look so easy to chase your dreams. packing a bag and hopping on a one way flight. it’s not that easy although I would like to be a bit more adventurous, I usually stay within my comfort zone. I know there’s so much more out there that I’m missing out on.
If you could spend one night with anyone in the world, who would it be and why? Oprah...so I can convince her to transfer some of her funds to my account. Also Janice Dickinson because I’d get her to pull some strings for me and she’s hilarious
What do find to be the sexiest thing about the opposite sex or same sex if that’s your thing? Confidence not cockiness, personality is key, he has to be a good dresser and he better be taller than me. My man is all of these things and so much more!
Do you have any upcoming projects that you would like to share? My lips are sealed...stay tuned!
What was the craziest thing that has happened to you on a shoot? My friend put a vibrator in my bag and it fell out in front of the photographer ahaha
How long have you been modeling? 3 years
What got you into modeling? I was approached on myspace
Three Words... Describe yourself...outgoing, caring, feisty
What do you like and dislike about being a model? It gave me a lot more confidence than I had and I’ve met a lot of great people along the way. it’s like a temporary escape from the real world. once the cameras come on I tune everything else out and focus on my shot. BUT it’s definitely an expensive hobby and people tend to get carried away with their egos.
Have you done any strange or weird photo shoots? If you call body paint weird...other than that no. I’ve been asked to shoot at a cemetery and although it looks cool I wouldn’t want someone modeling over my loved ones
Do you have any unfulfilled fantasies that you would like to share? I want to travel the world!
What is your favorite type of food? Anything my mom cooks she’s amazing!
Who are some of your role models? Tyra Banks...look at her she’s doing her thing and she’s got a big forehead like me!
How do you seduce a guy? I’m actually pretty shy haha
If you were an animal, what would you be? Some kind of wild cat, very playful but vicious when provoked
Some models say they feel sexy and even turned on when posing for the camera. Do you feel that way when posing? Sexy but not turned on haha
What’s the worst pick-up line ever used on you? We would make hot babies
What advice would you give to anyone trying to approach you? Be yourself and if you can make me laugh that’s always a plus
What Hollywood star would you want to share a steamy love scene with? Megan Fox...my boyfriend would approve
Who do you think has the best and worst body in the industry today? Unless you have the best body in the world you shouldn’t call anyone out..and even then..just don’t haha
What is your biggest fear? Losing someone I love, and snakes!
If someone wanted to get in contact with you and see more of your pictures where would they go? www.myspace.com/foxy_kahlua, facebook, or Kahlua on modelmayhem. I have a list of sites I’m feature on
Do you have any shout outs or last comments? Thank you Nine5Four for allowing me to be part of your magazine:) Best Wishes xoxoxo
AS HOT AS HOT CAN BE - SHE IS BURNING UP THE MODELING INDUSTRY!
Photos by: Marquest of MQ Images, Inc.
Every so often a model comes along that has what it takes. We don’t know what it is exactly about this person that draws us in, but whatever it is, it keeps us captivated long enough to want to know more about this person. Jasmine has that star quality, the motivation, education and ambition to take any and every project she wants to do to the next level.
Hi Jasmine. Thanks for taking time out of your busy schedule to chat with me. Let’s start with the basics first Age, Location, Nationality and Measurements?
23 yrs old, Miami, I’m Colombian... and my measurements are 34-25-37
What’s your favorite thing about being a model?
How long have you been modeling and where do you want to go with it?
I been modeling since last year... eventually I would like my modeling career to take off so I can network and perhaps start my fashion styling career.
What types of modeling styles do you do and feel completely comfortable shooting?
I like shooting in swimwear because that it shoes off my body the best. I also feel very comfortable in boy shorts rather than thongs.
Three words describe Jasmine... Confident, loyal, respectful
So I understand you have a Bachelors Degree in Fashion Design and Merchandising. What is that and how can that help with the modeling industry?
The fashion industry is part of modeling. Modeling gives you another point of view of the fashion world. To stand out as a model you have to be different and know how to dress and style yourself! Also you might be a role model to younger girls, so you want to let them know it’s not just about having a pretty face or nice body. Education is VERY important especially if you want people to take you seriously in this industry.
So basically you do fashion designs. That’s awesome. So that means you can be the next Coco Chanel or Vera Wang. That’s what’s up. What made you want to choose this particular field?
I can design and create the actual garment... But I’m more into the styling and visual merchandising aspect of fashion. When I was in high school I was in the year book for best dressed. I have always loved fashion and didn’t see myself spending the rest of my life doing something different than what I love
What makes you different than the other models trying to come up in the game right now?
Unlike other models i actually have a bachelor’s degree which is something to fall on. I’m also very responsible when it comes to work and I’m about my business.
To date, what has been your favorite overall shoot and why?
My favorite shoot was with my best friend Cassie Melinda on South Beach because we were just having fun with Marquest (the photographer) and I was very relaxed and comfortable it didn’t even feel like a shoot.
Besides modeling, what do you like to do for fun or excitement?
I love to travel and just simply spend time with my friends and loved ones.
Do you have any projects in the works now that we should keep an eye out for?
Yes but I don’t want to say them yet because it’s not for sure yet and I rather it be a surprise :)
What are some of the things you dislike about the modeling industry?
I dislike sneaky photographers that you can’t trust because you don’t know their real intentions
You have such an awesome look... What does it take to maintain your look, style and shape?
Aww thanks! I honestly don’t really do much to keep my look besides the regular like getting my hair and nails done.
So if someone is looking to book you or contact you, where should they go?
Who are some of your influences in the modeling industry today?
I admire many models today can’t really name a few there’s a handful doing their thing out there!
What are some of the things you would like to achieve in the modeling industry before your done?
There’s no limit to what I want to achieve possibilities are endless
If you could change one thing about yourself or your life, what would it be and why?
I wouldn’t change a thing every day is a learning experience!
Do you have any final words or shout outs?
Shout out to all my twitter friends :)
Thanks for taking the time out to chat with me. I know you have a lot going on and I appreciate it. I can’t wait to see your designs and future modeling portfolio. I am pretty sure you will make a mark on this industry.
Photos by: Nine5Four Photography
Lets start with the basics first Age, Location, Nationality and Measurements?
Nationality: African American
Out the gate the first thing that is noticed about you is your long legs lol.. How tall are you? 5’6
You definitely have the build of a runway model, have you done any fashion shows or runway type events? Recently, I have been focusing on photo shoots and putting together a portfolio. I am also currently in Tallahassee, FL, in undergrad school, and unfortunately, there are not many opportunities here to pursue my modeling career. However, my hometown is Fort Lauderdale, and whenever I come home I am exploring such opportunities.
What’s your favorite thing about being a model? Wow! You cannot believe the extra boost of confidence modeling gives me. I am able to express my creativity in fashion & poses in a way that is totally unique to modeling.
How long have you been modeling and where do you want to go with it? I have been doing print modeling off and on for approximately two years now. I plan to go wherever it takes me.
What types of modeling styles do you do and feel completely comfortable shooting? High fashion, print, swimwear, urban wear, certain lingerie - though nothing too provocative. I keep it classy!
So I understand you are attending FAMU studying Biology. Interesting. Why this particular field and not something fashion related? I have always aspired to be well-rounded and not limit myself when stepping out into the fashion world. My major is actually Biology/Pre-dentistry; one of my goals is to become a highly fashionable orthodontist, and even in this profession I envision using my creativity in giving others that beautiful smile they have always wanted. I do not doubt that I can likewise incorporate - somehow - my major into my modeling.
What makes you different than the other models trying to come up in the game right now? I AM different because I am Daneshia Toomer, and there is no other like me. I portray and embrace my own sexy aura; my high cheek bones are unique; my creativity, concepts and ideas make me stand out from the rest.
To date, what has been your favorite overall shoot and why? Every shoot I go on is my favorite because I always have the opportunity to gain new experiences and ideas that help me grow and become an even better model. To put it simply, I am constantly becoming!
Besides modeling, what do you like to do for fun or excitement? I love to take photos with my digital camera! And I edit them! Shop until I drop! Movies! Going out to eat! And hanging out with special friends!
Do you have any projects in the works now that we should keep an eye out for? I am in the process of becoming a Jet Beauty of the Week. Be sure to keep an eye out for that, because - remember I told you I am fierce - with my fierce determination it will happen soon.
What are some of the things you dislike about the modeling industry? The fact that models have to be at least 5’8 to do runway shows. Although I am 5’6, know that I strut as if I am 5’8 or taller.
You have such an awesome unique look.. What does it take to maintain your look, style and shape? Thank you. My look and shape. It’s all genetics - LOL - no gym for me. My style, I borrow ideas from my Aunt Nedra - she’s truly a fashion goddess - and mix them with my own.
Who are some of your influences in the modeling industry today? Tyra Banks, of course, and Heidi Klum, two extremely successful and amazing ladies.
What are some of the things you would like to achieve in the modeling industry before your done? Short term: To become the premier Jet Beauty of the Week. Then on to high fashion shoots for upcoming and top designers. Print work for upcoming as well as top magazines. I would love to be a Cover Girl and Walk in The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.
If you could change one thing about yourself or your life, what would it be and why? I wouldn’t change anything about myself. I love just the way God created me! I embrace everything about myself and make it work for me.
Do you have any final words or shout outs? Special thanks to God for blessing me with such an awesome look. Of course, Nine5Four Magazine for allowing me this opportunity to display my God-given talent. Also to my wonderful Mother Sonja Ferguson, and all my family members and special friends who believe in me and support my dreams of becoming a successful model. My Cousin Profit, an upcoming artist in the rap game. Lastly, to the Vice President of Predecessor Entertainment, biggest supporter, and companion, John C. Watson.
Thanks for taking the time out to chat with me. I know we will see some awesome things from you in the future. Keep up the awesome work.
Once again Thank You!
THIS IS WHY I’M HOT!
Hi Thao. Thanks for taking time out of your busy schedule to chat with me. I know how hectic life can get during a move. lol. Let’s start with the basics first and get you warmed up lol... Age, Location, Nationality and Measurements?
Well, first of all, I would like to thank you for letting me be a part of your magazine...I am very honored. :)
My name is Thao and I am 27 yrs old. I am full Vietnamese, and live in Orange County, CA.
My measurements are 34D/26/36.
You have a VERY diversified Portfolio. The images I saw were unbelievable. How long has it taken you to build such a creative portfolio?
Thank you very much. I started to rebuild my portfolio about a year and a half ago when I decided to get back into the world of acting and modeling. I have been very blessed to have worked with some wonderful photographers, makeup artists, and stylists, who I thank for helping me along the way.
A lot of people have their personal opinions on nude modeling etc. obviously this is not a problem for you. What are your thoughts or comments for those who look down at this type of modeling?
I have always been very comfortable with my body. I am aware that nude modeling is not for everyone, and I completely respect that. But for me, as long as it is done tastefully and artistically, I see no harm done. The female body is a beautiful work of art, and I think it’s empowering when a woman is free and confident enough to express herself in that way.
Well I can say you know how to be sexy, this is definitely apparent in your images and it is more than the type of clothes you have on, it’s all in the look you present. How do you know when to turn it on or off in certain situations?
I believe all women possess that talent...Lol. :)
Hahaha. Yea your right about that. To date, what has been your favorite overall shoot and why?
Wow, I’ve had so many great shoots!... But if I have to pick just one, it would be my first Playboy shoot which was for College Girls Newsstand Special. I was so young and eager, and just extremely excited to be shooting with such a prestigious magazine. I felt like such a movie star with everyone pampering me with hair and makeup... I can never get sick of that feeling. :)
How did you get yourself involved in the modeling industry and where has it taken you so far? Where are you looking to go with the modeling thing?
I was approached by a model scout at the mall when I was 18. I ended up meeting and signing with a small agency in Beverly Hills, and it kinda just took off from there. I would love to continue doing what I love, and also get more into acting as well.
You have clearly accomplished a lot from calendars, to book covers, to Magazine covers the works so far. Tell us something’s you haven’t accomplished that you would like to accomplish?
There is so much more I still want to accomplish. I would love to get more into fashion and editorial, and maybe see myself on a billboard for a huge, national campaign. I hope to do more magazine and print work, but ultimately my dreams are of being on the big screen.
Do you have any projects in the works now that we should keep an eye out for?
I have some small featured parts in a couple movies coming out this year. The first is “Get Him Back to the Greek” which is the follow-up to “Forgetting Sara Marshall.” The other is “The Green Hornet” which stars Cameron Diaz and Seth Rogan. I am also featured in a motorcycle calendar that will be coming out 2010-2011.
So are you married, single, taken? I’m pretty sure curious minds will want to know lol
I am not married, but I am currently taken... :) He’s a really nice guy who’s always been very supportive of my modeling.
So if someone is looking to book you or contact you, where should they go?
Who are some of your influences in the modeling industry today?
Heidi Klum and Tyra Banks. They both started out as models, but worked hard to prove that they can be more than just a pretty face. They are both hugely successful business women now who star and produce their own shows. Not only that, but Heidi Klum is also a Mom and wife, and seems to balance her personal and professional life extremely well. I truly admire that.
If you could change one thing about yourself or your life, what would it be and why?
I would like to be a bit more adventurous. I always stay within my comfort zone, and would like to try to get out more and explore different things, people, places, foods, etc. I just feel there is so much more to experience that I am currently missing out on.
So pass on a few words of wisdom will you please, if a model is looking to get into this business, what should he/she do to get started and what should they stay away from in your experience?
Do your homework and research agencies or managers you’re looking to work with. Try to always have someone go with you if you can. And if it’s a legitimate modeling agency, you shouldn’t have to fork out tons of money to build your portfolio. There’s always minor costs here and there, but it shouldn’t be anything unreasonable.
Do you have any final words or shout outs?
Thanks again for having me on Nine5Four. I hope it won’t be the last... :)
Also, to all my fans, family, and friends...I luv you all!
Thanks again for taking the time out to chat with me. Your work is Amazing and I am definitely looking forward to seeing more big things coming out of you, Maybe a cover in Nine5Four Later this year? You already know lol... Thanks Thao...
Most definitely!!! ...Until then, stay blessed! Muah! :)
Photos by: nine5Four Photography
Name: Stephanie Alexis
Birth Place: Brentwood, New York
Occupation: Full-Time Nursing Student
Nationality: Dominican and Puerto Rican (Best Of Both Worlds!!)
Favorite Place: Manhattan, New York
Height: ‘5”1, Still Growing!
Weight: 105 lbs
Favorite Sports Team: New York Yankees!!
Favorite Movie/Actor: The Notebook/Brad Pitt
On what occasion do you think it’s okay to lie? Well I Don’t Think It’s Okay To Lie At All!
What is your idea of perfect happiness? My Idea Of Perfect Happiness Is Having A Great Career, A Wonderful Husband And A Loving Family.
What three things would you take with you to a deserted island? My Cell Phone, My Ipod And Soap To Stay Nice And Clean!
If you could have one wish, what would it be? To Have A Very Successful Life
If you could change one thing about your life, what would it be? I Wouldn’t Change Anything; I Am Satisfied With My Life.
If you could spend one night with anyone in the world, who would it be and why? I Would Spend A Night Out With The Kardashians, Because I Admire Their Beauty And Talent And They Seem Fun To Hang Out With!
What was your worst childhood experience? I Went To School With Heels For The First Time And Fell Down The Stairs In Front Of My Middle School Crush! Ha-ha!
What do you like to do for fun? I Love To Dance, Write, Hang Out With Friends, Go Clubbing Etc!
Describe the perfect first Date. My Date Picking Me Up And Taking Me Out To Eat. Than Out To See A Movie.
What do find to be the sexiest thing about the opposite sex or same sex if that’s your thing? I Find The Sexiest Thing On The Opposite Sex Is Their Lips.
Do you have any mottos or sayings? If so what is it? Success Is My Best Revenge!
What quality do you admire most in the opposite sex? The Quality I Admire The Most Is Their Personality.
Do you have any upcoming projects that you would like to share? Yes, I Currently Work With Diamond Girls Models, A Small, Yet Soon To Grow Big Modeling Promotion Company; We Are Currently Working On A 2010 Calendar!
What was the craziest thing that has happened to you on a shoot? I Once Did A Shoot At A High End Apartment/Shopping Center And The Bathrooms Were Closed, So I Had To Change In My Van, While The Photographer Waited Someplace Else. As I Was Getting Out The Car, My Heel Got Stuck And I Than Fell Face First! Lol!
How long have you been modeling? Since The Age 10
What got you into modeling? My Uncle Works in The Business, So He Pretty Much Got Me Involved.
What’s the best thing about being a model? Any achievements or accomplishments yet? The Best Thing About Being A Model Is The Overall Exposure. People Notice You More. You Also Build Great Confidence In Yourself. I’ve Done Magazines, Commercials, Prints And Videos, And They All Helped Me Gain More Business.
Three Words... Describe yourself...Outgoing, Talented, and Overachiever
What do you like and dislike about being a model? I Like That I Am Able To Express Myself In My Work. I Dislike That I Am So Short, It Keeps Me From Runway; Which Is Something I Really Want To Do.
Have you done any strange or weird photo shoots? No Lol.
Do you have any unfulfilled fantasies that you would like to share? No
What is your favorite type of food? Fettuccine Alfredo!
Who are some of your role models? My Mom! She Is The Only Person That Has Influenced Me In Everything I Do. She Is The Reason I Never Gave Up!
How do you seduce a guy? With My Eyes; Eye Contact Can Sometimes Speak For You.
If you were an animal, what would you be? I’d Be A Cheetah, Because They Are Slick, Fast And Mysterious.
Some models say they feel sexy and even turned on when posing for the camera. Do you feel that way when posing? Yea, Being In Front Of The Camera Makes Me Feel A lot Of Confidence.
What’s the worst pick-up line ever used on you? I Was At The Beach And A Random Guy Said “Aye Lil’ Mama, Has Anyone Told You That You Is A Star? You Got Them All Over. Come Shine With Me”.
What advice would you give to anyone trying to approach you? Just Be Yourself, Acting Like Someone Your Not Is A Major Turn Off!
What Hollywood star would you want to share a steamy love scene with? No Comment Lol
Who do you think has the best and worst body in the industry today? I Think Beyonce Has The Best Body And Amy Winehouse Has The Worst Body.
What is your biggest fear? Dying.
Have you ever cheated on your partner? Never, I Don’t Believe It’s the Right Thing To Do.
What’s the craziest thing you have ever done on a first date? I Burped In Front Of Him.
Do you have any special skills or hobbies? Yes, I Can Belly Dance, I Am Writing A Book, And I Like To Draw.
What are some of the things that relax you? Peaceful Music
What can be found under your clothes? Underwear And Bra, DUH! Lol
What is your relationship status? Sorry Guys, I Am Taken =)
Do you approach men that you like or do you let them come to you? I Am Too Shy To Approach, So I Let Them Come To Me.
What do you like to drink when you’re out? Strawberry Lemonade
What do you do for a living? I Go To School Full-Time And Work Part-Time.
What do you like to sleep in if anything? T-shirt And Shorts
Tell us, who are some of the models you look up to as a guide? Adrianna Lima, Tyra Banks And Kim Kardashian.
What was your first shoot like? How did the pictures turn out? My first Shoot Was Very Nerve-racking! I Was Only Ten Lol. The Picture Came Out Good Though!
Besides Nine5Four, Have you been approached by any other magazines or agencies? Yes, I Did A Magazine Shoot A Year Ago For A Local Magazine. I Also Began Working For A Modeling Promotion Agency.
During a shoot, what is running through your head? A lot Runs Through My Head, I Think A lot About Whether I Am Doing Everything Right, And Positive Thoughts That Give Me The Strength To Do Good!
What type of model would you want to be labeled as in the industry? The Model With Looks And Brains.
What types of modeling jobs would you consider doing and what jobs are off the list completely? I Am Down For Anything; I Am Against Any Type Of Nudity, I Am Fine With Implied Shoots.
If anyone is interested in using you for their product, how can they find you? Myspace.com/453908388 | Modelmayhem.com/stephaniealexis
Besides modeling, what other things do you like to do? I Write, I Am Currently Working On A Book. I Belly Dance At An Arabian Lounge, And I Love To Draw.
What types of music genres do you like? I Like All Types.
Where is your favorite place to go? I Would Love To Go To China
Are you a Dinner and a movie or picnic in the park type of girl? I Am A Dinner And A Movie Type Girl
What do you think attracts the opposite sex to you? My Smile.
If you had a billion dollars, what would you do with it? I’d Donate A Portion To Charity, Help My Family And Invest The Rest.
What’s the most memorable pick up line you’ve ever heard? “Do You Believe In Love At First Sight? Because I Do.” Lol
Have you ever lied to get something for free? What was it? No, Never Done That.
What do you feel most comfortable wearing? Basketball Shorts And A Tee
What’s the first thing you notice about a man? Their Smile Says A lot
What sets you apart from the other models in the game? I Am More Of The Conservative Type Of Model. I Do Imply Sexy, But In A Classy Way. You Can Still Be Sexy With Out Showing Everything.
Who’s your celebrity crush? Drake
Follow up: If you had one chance to whisper something sweet to him, what would you say? I Think You Are The Hottest Guy Ever!
What’s the most common misconception about you? That I Am Conceited, and Really I Am Not.
What is your interpretation of sexy? Someone Who’s Natural.
How will you know when you have reached the pinnacle of your success as a model? When Being Accredited For The Positive Messages My Modeling Sets Fourth.
As you continue to make your mark on the industry, readers want to know...what’s the next step for you? I Will Continue My Education In The Medical Field, Because I Have A Passion For Helping Others.
There are many opinions focused on models who pose nude. What’s your take on the art vs. pornography controversy? I Think It’s a Moral Issue, There’s A Fine Line Between Tasteful Art And Crossing The Line Into Pornography.
If this exposure afforded you the opportunity to speak out on any given cause, which is closest to your heart? Why? I Would Speak Out On Stronger Laws Against Human Trafficking And Teenage Sexual Slavery. I Feel That Being Young And Traveling All Over, You Have To Play It Safe. Lately A lot Of Innocent People Have Been Abducted For That Purpose.
Do you believe that you, in this business, can be a strong role model for the daughters of our communities? Yes, I Think I Can Be A Great Role Model, Because I Am Aware That Looks Will Get Me But So Far In Life, So I’ve Taken Major Steps To Build A Strong Foundation. Though I Do Want Young Girls To Know That Beauty Opens The Doors, Education Will Keep It Open.
What would you say to those who disagree? Everyone Is Entitled To Their Own Opinion, But We All Know That Empires Have Been Built And Destroyed When Ignorance Is Bliss.
What’s that one bad habit you just can’t seem to get rid of? I Love Shoes! And My Collection Won’t Stop Growing!
What are some of the things that motivate you to succeed? The Struggles That Minorities Have Sacrificed For Me When Laying Down The Tracks For The Opportunities That Are Afforded To Me Today. I Would Never Want Their Sacrifices To Be In Vain.
In school were you as HOT as you are now, or did you just grow into it? I Was More Known For being Intelligent Than Hot. But I Can Say I Did Grow Into It As The Years Went By.
Where do you see yourself in 5, 10, 20 years? I See Myself Being A Successful Lady, With Her Degree In Nursing And Having A Wonderful Family And Life.
photos by: Dru Photo Designs
Name: Angie Vincent
Birth Place: High Point, NC
Occupation: Full time Print, promotional, tradeshow and events model
Favorite Place: In the US, Las Vegas. For vacation Rome, Berlin or Singapore.
Favorite Sports Team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Favorite Movie/Actor: Devil Wears Prada and Casino Royale 007
First Job: Chinese fast food restaurant at 15?
Piercings/Tattoos: 1 piercing: belly button 1 tattoo: small scroll on lower back
What trait do you like most about yourself? My dependability, outgoing and caring personality
What traits do you dislike most about yourself? Sometimes I am a little disorganized but am working hard to change that trait.
What do you like most about modeling and why are you pursuing it so vigorously? Modeling has always been my dream, however, I have spent the last 5 years traveling with my boyfriend. I have been to 19 countries and lived in 4 countries other than the US. In July of last year I left my boyfriend and moved back from Australia where we were living together. So now I am free to pursue my dream.
What’s the best thing about being a model? Any achievements or accomplishments yet? The best thing about being a model is having a flexible schedule and all the wonderful people you get to meet. I have been on Maxim.com 2 times and several promotions for Playboy, non- nude of course.
What sets you apart from the other models in the game? There are a lot of girls out there that are hot. So I think what sets me apart always being happy, bubbly, willing to take direction, easy going, very down to earth and grateful for the amazing opportunity to get to do something that I love. If it’s 95 degrees or 50 degrees I try to never complain. A shoot takes as long as it takes the most important thing is how the pictures come out and that the client is happy.
During a shoot, what is running through your head- How to present the best pose and facial expressions to accent my assets and work with the photographer to the best of my ability to achieve their and their client’s vision for the shoot
What types of modeling jobs would you consider doing and what jobs are off the list completely? Right now I do swimsuit, lingerie and implied. Erotica, Fetish, topless and nude are off the list completely, except for possibly Playboy but I wouldn’t even consider nude for any other company.
On a typical shoot do you need to hair and make-up artists or are you out the box ready to go? I feel comfortable doing my own hair and make-up but appreciate when I have a professional available to take it up a notch
What do find to be the sexiest thing about the opposite sex or same sex if that’s your thing? Definitely personality first, hot is always nice, caring, considerate and intelligent.
Are you a Dinner and a movie or picnic in the park type of girl? Dinner and a movie type of girl. I love great food and movies.
What quality do you admire most in the opposite sex? Intelligence and ambition.
What advice would you give to anyone trying to approach you? Please don’t be cocky or vulgar and please don’t ask me the same drunken question 3 times in a row. I am never mean to a guy who approaches me because I know it takes guts to approach a girl.
What is your favorite type of food? I love Italian food.
As you continue to make your mark on the industry, reader’s want to know...what’s the next step for you? The most major things I have coming up are 2 parties and a Celebrity golf tournament for Playboy during Superbowl week. Also in March I am going to the Playboy Golf finals in LA where I will be a finalist for the National Girl of Golf and will be hosting 3 parties and a golf tournament with Playmates and the other girls of golf including 1 party at the Playboy Mansion. I am also entering the Maxim Hometown hottie contest, go to www.maxim.com to vote for me starting in May.
Besides modeling, what other things do you like to do? I love working out, spending time with my friends and family, meeting new people and experiencing new places, fashion and living life to the fullest.