Wednesday, August 30, 2006
First of all, where are you from and what city, state or town are you representing? North Wilkesboro, NC
What are your measurements? 36C-25-34
Why did you want to become a model? My mom took me to a Barbizon (School of Modeling) audition when I was 15, and I continued to persue it professionally after I graduated highschool
What do you bring to the modeling field or game? I bring me. I don't think my look or style is like anyone else. I'm not trying to imitate anyone, I just do me and if people aren't feelin that, that's them.
What do you like to do in your free time? I LOVE to write. I write a lot of poetry, and I can sing too. Like being with my girls, and shopping of course
What kind of man do you prefer; Wall Street executive or hat to the back thug? Thug..hands down. It's not just the physical, it's the way they carry themselves. They have a confidence about them and I've found that many of them are very intelligent as well.
Another question Im sure the fellas will want to know, what are you most likely to wear to the beach? To bed? To the club, if you go to clubs? To the beach, bikinis. Bed..a wife beater and boyshorts. Club..depends on my mood. If I'm not in the mood to dance, I'll wear something really sexy and eye-catching. If I want to dance, my attire is very relevant to the way Aaliyah use to dress. But that's my everyday style
What is your most defining feature? My eyes. Everyone tells me that they give me an "exotic" look. Although, I know what most guys would say my best "features" are :)
Being as beautiful as you are, you must get alot of attention day to day. How do you deal with all that attention? You know what, I'm not one of those chicks who loves being the center of attention. It's flattering to be complimented or stared at, but that's not why I model. I just like taking pictures and dressing up.
In modeling, what settings are you most comfortable in? I'm comfortable when the people around me are having fun with what they're doing. I'm uncomfortable when it's really quiet and everyone's taking everything so seriously. It makes me tense
If you had a choice, what magazine would you be on the cover of? KING. It's the most prestigious black men's magazine and that's one of the goals I have. To make the cover by my 25th birthday
If you had a choice, what would you rather be in for exposure; a reality TV show or a bunch of dirty south music videos? Music videos. Not so much "dirty south", just any Hip-Hop/R&B videos.
What is your favorite part about being a model? The perks. Sometimes you get free stuff like clothes and other things. I also love to travel.
I've seen your Yahoo Group; are you on any other sites? I'm on several sites (Model Place, Musecube, etc.), my official site should be up this summer
Anything else you want to throw out there to the people? That I love receiving fan mail. I get a lot of emails but I should have a physical address for my fans to send me personal letters or whatever they want in the next couple of weeks.
I’m glad that I got a chance to catch up with you, so for my last question, I want you to sum up your style and yourself with one word..... Hmm...that's hard to do. I guess I would say "determined"
Type of flower: Calla Lillies (white) and Oriental Hybrid Lillies
Type of car: Chrysler 300C
Brand of jeans: Rocawear
Movie: Paid In Full
Type of food: Shrimp
Mixed drink: Absolute & Cranberry
Sports Team: And1 (streetball)
Day of the week: Saturday
Actor or Actress: Gabrielle Union
Rapper/R&B singer: Jay-Z/Keyshia Cole
Book: Confessions of a Video Vixen by Karrine Steffans
Free time activity: Writing poetry
Perfume: Goddess by BabyPhat
Celebrity: Juelz Santana
Flavor of Ice Cream: Vanilla
Check Breezey out on ModelPlace and her Yahoo Group!
Tuesday, August 29, 2006
Thursday, August 24, 2006
Why did you want to become a model?
I ALWAYS WANTED TO BE A MODEL AS A YOUNG CHILD
What do you bring to the modeling field or game?
SOMETHING NEW OUT OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA WITH A COMMERCIAL SMILE BUT UNDERGROUND RAPS.
What do you like to do in your free time?
HANG OUT WITH MY WITH MY FAMILY OR WATCH COURT T.V
Where is your favorite vacation spot?
I’m sure the fellas will want to know-are you single or taken?
I AM SINGLE
Another question Im sure the fellas will want to know, what are you most likely to wear to the beach? To bed? How about to the club?
TO THE BEACH A TWO PIECE OR MAYBE JUST SOME SHORTS AND A TANK TOP
TO BED NOTHING SEXY I SLEEP ALONE IN SOME SHORTS, LONG SHIRT
TO THE CLUB JEANS,CUTE SHIRT AND SOME PUMPS
What is your most defining feature?
In taking photos, what are you most comfortable in?
IN CLOTHES LIKE A FASHION OR GLAMOUR SHOOT I REALLY DON'T LIKE HANGING ALL OUT ON CAMERA.
If you had a choice, what magazine would you be on the cover of?
DUBS,HOOD STARZ, VIBE
If you had a choice of videos, which one would you be in? A dirty south crunk video or would you go hyphy?
I AM FROM CALIFORNIA AND WE GO DUMB SO I WOULD HAVE TO TAKE THE HYPHY VIDEO.
What is your favorite part about being a model?
I CAN BE MYSELF AND NOT BE JUDGED BECAUSE OF WHAT I LOOK LIKE WHICH IS THE OPPOSITE OF WORKING IN CORPORATE AMERICA
What’s the best advice ever given to you?
YOU DON'T HAVE BE NUDE,SIMI NUDE OR BENT OVER IN A THONG TO MAKE IT IN THE MODELING INDUSTRY. STAY FOCUS AND NEVER DO THINGS YOU ARE NOT COMFORTABLE WITH TO IMPRESS SOMEBODY.
What are your goals in terms of being a model?
TO MAKE IT TO LONDON AND BE APART OF A HUGE FASHION SHOW. I WANT TO DO RUNWAY MODELING AND BE KNOWN IN FOREIGN COUNTRIES.
I’m glad that I got a chance to catch up with you, so for my last question, I want you to sum up your style and yourself with one word..... CALIFORNIA
Check Natasha out on Myspace,her Yahoo!Group,Photobucket and ModelPlace.
Type of flower RED ROSE
Type of car 73 CADILLAC ELDORADO
Brand of jeans TOMMY,GUESS,POLO
Brand of lingerie I DON'T OWN ANY LINGERIE
Type of food MEXICAN FOOD
Mixed drink TOP SHELF LONG ISLAND ICE TEA
Sports Team SACRAMENTO KINGS
Day of the week FRIDAY
Actor or Actress SNOOP DOGG
Rapper MAC DRE RIP
Book THE COLOR PURPLE
Free time activity RAPPIN
Celebrity E 40
Flavor of Ice Cream COOKIE N CREAM
Saturday, August 19, 2006
Watching the rest of the show, I got hooked. Now, its Flava of Love #2, and this set of girls has more internet models. My favorite has to be the irresistable Buckeey AKA Shay Johnson.One scene of her pulling back her shorts to reveal her booty and letting fellow contestant Nibblz kiss it has to be the hottest moment in VH1 history. The owner of the Flavor of Love blog and me agree; that scene was unforgettable!
This season has inspired some debate, like on the All Hip Hop message board and AfterEllen. Does it degrade black women? Is it too explicit? People might think so after they saw the fight between the two contestants in the first show where the black woman pretty much stomped this white girl, the one girl named Somethin' took a dump on Flav's floor, and what about the "booty shake" contest the girls had amongst themselves when Flav was gone?
The way I look at it is that it is a fun show, with beautiful women of every race and persuasion having a good time. Its one of the unrealest "reality" TV shows ever, so I don't even consider it "reality TV". As much as any sista out there asks "Why would any woman want Flava Flav?", the last series season finale was the highest rated show in VH1's history. Its obvious; Flav's a fun guy who keeps the show moving! But, would I watch a Flavor of Love #3? I don't know. That would be really pushing it!
VH1: The Flavor of Love #2 Girls
Myspace pages of the Flavor of Love girls: Beautuful ,Nibblz, Payshyntz,Bootz,Buckwild, pics of Choclate, Deelishis, Like Dat, Spunkeey and Shay!
Thursday, August 17, 2006
Wednesday, August 16, 2006
Models, photographer and webmasters have been trying to create successful paysites of years now! I've been observing this Internet model phenomena since early 2001. Just going through my old favorites list is a reality check of how fickle this 'net modeling business really is! Link after link is a dead one, often after 4 months or less. In my opinion, it is more useful to focus on what causes those few websites to be successful rather than what causes most to fail. There are five keys to having a successful modeling website in my opinion. Those are; Talent, Consistency, Involvement, Business Ethics, and Networking. (emphasis mine)
TALENT; Attractiveness is subjective. One can look physically attractive, yet it's not enough if critical areas which make the whole package are lacking. Talent is much more than looking good!Talent means playing up your strongest features and having a knack for getting your personality across in your images, writing, videos, and sometimes in personal appearances. Just looking good does not complete the whole picture. It takes talent to visualize your website and make it something that attracts people to you! That takes talent! Certain "looks" might be more popular, but the people who buy subscriptions to model websites and online publications are very diverse. So there is room for models of many shapes, sizes, ages, and ethnicities. It really depends on imagination and targeting the correct market for ones look. Being able to act, dance or have artistic ability can greatly help a model. It is the combination of ones look, ability, knowledge and creative energy that bring together the talent needed to succeed.
CONSISTENCY; Do things in a timely manner. Updates should be done as scheduled on the website. Customer service should also be consistent and timely. Customers do expect things to be there when scheduled or else they may grow impatient and move on. The sets of photos, videos, and any other product offered should be at a certain quality level that customers can expect to be consistent with the website. If quality fluctuates, then the customers will have doubts as to the worth of the site. Certainly the quality should be kept at the highest level of production in which the website production team can stay at. So set a quality level and schedule then stick to it!
INVOLVEMENT; Most people who are going to join model websites don't care about the photographer, or the process of creating the content. They are there for the models! Any model website must have involvement from the model to be successful. The more involved the model is in the website, the closer the customers feel to that model. In other words, personality counts! There is no need to give personal information on the website, but having a message board or forum in which the model drops in to post on a regular basis helps. Giving the members some information as to hobbies, likes, and dislikes can also help. Some members would like to send birthday greetings or buy presents. However models do need to take precautions against stalkers or scary obsessive people. Set limits of involvement and stick to it.
BUSINESS ETHICS; Run the website like a business! So many websites are started by models, photographers and webmasters with stars in their eyes. They think it's a "get rich quick and easy" sort of scheme, but it's not. They give up after a few months because they didn't realize how much hard work it takes to build and keep a successful website going. Don't outright lie to the customers. They will not be happy about being lied to and will not come back! Don't start in this model website business unless the commitment is strong. It takes commitment and business sense to keep the website going longer than 6 months. If the honesty and commitment are not there, then the business ethics wont be there either.
NETWORKING; It is absolutely critical to network and market! It is how the members or fan base is built. Doing banner exchanges with other sites, getting in affiliate programs, and feeding the search engines with meta tags are important to the success of a website. Advertising and person to person promotions are also a part of networking too! It's important to have a business plan on paper or at least in mind with web hosting and billing worked out. The web server and billing are also a component of the networking. Without good hosting, the website might crash or not be online all the time like it should. Without reliable billing, then the money might not be there. It's better to have a business plan that includes the leasing or purchase of servers, but at least get a strong hosting plan. Get a merchant account if possible. Third party billers can be very expensive!
Bring this all together with careful planning and that is what makes a successful model paysite! One that can last for years running as a legitimate business!
Originally posted on the Internet Model Club! Check this group out.
Friday, August 11, 2006
First off, where are you from and what city, town, or state are you representing? I am representing Hollis, Queens....NYC.....Home of the kings of RAP.Run DMC! I also represent for Trinidada and tobago because thats my roots.
Why did you want to become a model? I always wanted to be a model because I did my first fashion show when I was 5 and i fell in love with it. After seeing other black models such as Naomi and Tyra and normal sized women like Melyssa Ford, I knew there was a place in the fashion world for me.
What do you bring to the modeling field or game? Well, first of all, I wanna bring my west indian culture. Put Trinidad on the map once and for all, as well as my exotic features. I also wanna do it for all the single working moms.
What do you like to do in your free time? Free time? Whats that! LOL, to be honest, working my full-time job, being the mom to a 5 year old and doing the modeling thing...I dont have much free time. but when i do have a moment, I like to go to eat, go to the movies, go to a lounge and have a few drinks. and of course...shop.
I notice in your group you like to discuss various things. What is your favorite topic of discussion? The debate on the issue on what actions actually are considered to be cheating and with who. I like to talk about real things, you know. Especially being that my group is 90 % men. Its a good way to get inside the males mind!
Where is your favorite vacation spot? I would have to say I loved Cancun, but had the most fun in Hedonism 3 in Ocho Rios Jamaica.
I'm sure the fellas will want to know-are you single or taken? Right now, I am single and I must say , loving it! LOL, however, if I meet someone nice, I wont be on some liberated woman stuff, I will see what happens. Im game for whatever right now.
What kind of man would you prefer-button down Wall Street professional or a hardcore thug? To be quite honest, I need a man wit a little of both, or a man that can switch it up. because when you are in your 30's and u dont own a suit or a pair of shoes somethings wrong................but then again every woman wants a man with a little hardcore in em, u heard what Foxy said....."you could leave your Timerlands on"!
Another question Im sure the fellas will want to know, what are you most likely to wear to the beach? To bed? To the club? The beach I am wearing the tiniest bikini I can find with some linen shorts or a sarong, to bed, wife beater panties, sometimes non, cause you have to let it breathe sometimes, to the club, i mainly wear a nice pair of fitted jeans, and the lowest cut shirt you can find! Cleavage is character! LOL
What is your most defining feature? I would have to say my lips and my eyes as well as my cheekbones.
When you model, what settings do you like to do the most? I like outdoor settings, nature
In taking photos, what are you most comfortable in? The less I wear the more comfy I am, sounds weird, but true. I love lingerie, tiny shorts, bikini tops whatever makes me feel super sexy.
If you had a choice, what magazine would you be on the cover of? I would do Playboy or KING
If you had a choice of videos, which one would you be in? An R&B or a salsa/reggeaton banger? R&B
What is your favorite part about being a model? Being pretty, being sexy and the opportunity to work with different people.
What's the best advice ever given to you? Be cautious and be patient
What are your goals in terms of being a model? I would like to go as far I can...skies the limit. I wanna even do some acting as well.
I'm glad that I got a chance to catch up with you, so for my last question, I want you to sum up your style and yourself with one word. The one word that describes me is EXOTIC. from my dark skin to my slanted eyes..................to my choice of wardrobe.
Check Jackie out on Modelplace, her Yahoo Group and Myspace.
Jackie Rose's favorites
Type of flower Calla lily
Type of car (my car) Lexus GS300
Musician Jamie foxx
Brand of jeans joes jeans
Brand of lingerie Victorias secret
Movie The Godfather
Type of food Italian
Mixed drink Vodka, sprite with a splash of cranberry
Sports Team Mets
Day of the week Friday, last day of work
Actor or Actress Robert Dinero
Rapper LL cool J
Book Black like me
Free time activity Playing with my son
Perfume Cinema by Yves Saint Laurent
Celebrity Oprah Winfrey
Flavor of Ice Cream Cookies and cream
Friday, August 04, 2006
Why did you want to become a model? I always had love to be in front of the camera since I was a toddler! I would pose for my mom and take pictures on the coach and in the kitchen...modeling always has come naturally for me.
What do you bring to the modeling field or game? I know that I bring a lot of energy, uniqueness, professionalism, and most indefinitely a person that everyone can relate to instead of that fake model image that society tries to portray.
What do you like to do in your free time? Well, free time is few and far in between, but when I do get a chance to relax...I love to go shopping, write poetry, go to the movies, and just hang with my friends and family. I love to laugh and have a good time!
Where is your favorite vacation spot? Right now my favorite vacation spot has to be New York City! I love the Big Apple!
I’m sure the fellas will want to know-are you single or taken?(smile) I'm dating but, very much still single
Another question I'm sure the fellas will want to know, what are you most likely to wear to the beach? To bed? To the club? Well, I would wear a nice bikini bathing suit to the beach, something very comfortable yet flirty and fun...I always wear tight tanks and boy shorts to bed...When I am in the club not promoting an event I like to wear low-rise jeans, with a sexy belt, and a flowing blouse, with shoes and earrings to match!
What is your most defining feature? My eyes!
When you model, what settings do you like to do the most? I love outdoor shoots the most.
In taking photos, what are you most comfortable in? As long as the clothes are beautiful and I look beautiful in them, it doesn't matter what I am wearing or what I am not wearing!
If you had a choice, what magazine would you be on the cover of? I am going to be on the cover of Black Men's Magazine!
If you had a choice of videos, which one would you be in?A dirty south crunk video or would you go R&B? I would have to go with being in a sexy, sensual R&B video with recording artist, Usher, Ginuwine, Pharalle or someone on that level of music...
What is your favorite part about being a model? Wow! I must say my favorite part of being a model is living the model lifestyle, knowing that I always have to be ready for anything! It is just a great feeling to always have to have your A game on!
What’s the best advice ever given to you? The best advise that I have ever been given is to never forget who I am and not to let the media or anyone change who I am in the inside.
What are your goals in terms of being a model?I would love to be a well known print and commercial model.
I’m glad that I got a chance to catch up with you, so for my last question, I want you to sum up your style and yourself with one word..... Elite
Check Erica out on One Talent Source, Musecube, Daily Diva (she's Diva of the Month), Jurgita, ModelMayhem, and Model Locate!
Color - Royal Purple
Type of flower - Tulips
Type of car - 6 Series Benz
Musician - Alicia Keys
Brand of jeans - G-Star
Brand of lingerie - Victoria's Secret
Movie - Bad Boys I, II
Type of food - Sea Food & Soul Food
Mixed drink - Apple Martini with Greg Goose
Sports Team - Chicago Bears
Day of the week - Saturday
Actor or Actress - Jada Pinket-Smith
Rapper - 2Pac
Book- The Coldest Winter Ever
Free time activity - Bowling
Perfume - Kenneth Cole Gold
Celebrity - Oprah
Flavor of Ice Cream - Swiss Almond Chocolate