Q: First off I would like to thank you for taking time out to do this interview with us.
Thanks for choosing me to be a part of your incredible website and music scene!
Q: You have a very exotic mix of Brazilian and Cherokee, who is who in your family?
My mom is Brazilian and she still lives in Recife today. My father is of Cherokee Indian descent.
I was always the type of girl that wondered what if and how come, I loved science projects and even won a few science fairs in my days. I also was really into dance and cheer squad! Coming to America at age 8 and not being able to speak English made life tough at first so I received a lot of attention growing up in small towns outside of Dallas TX and Tulsa OK, because I was Brazilian, but soon enough it was my dance talents that people recognized as well. I actually learned to speak English through my education of dance, so dancing is very important to me.
Q: So how did you get into modelling?
Ever since I owned a Barbie Doll I wanted to be a muse, or an inspiration to other girls to look pretty and feel pretty! My first modeling job was for local Miami artist Black Dada, we did a photo shoot to promote his latest single “Naughty Girl”, it was an honor to work with such a talented staff and a great musician. From there I booked my first music video for another Miami artist Swazy Styles for his “LIKE THIS” video, which again was a lot of fun and I met so many great people. After that bookings started coming in and I hope that my good luck continues…
Q: I see you have an impressive resume Playboy Girls of Golf, Maxim,and also a Nuvo spokes-model, these are all very prestigious events/titles to have how much do you enjoy it?
It’s fun! Meeting new people and going to the HOTTEST events in Miami, who could complain, right? I hope though being more involved in public events I will be able to use my start power to shine a light on a charity that is near and dear to my heart, like Mutts n Models http://muttsnmodels.org. Mutts n Models is a group of caring models that work on a volunteer basis. They serve as a support team targeting the same goals as do the rescue centers with which we align themselves; to help prevent animal neglect, raise awareness. They are not a shelter, nor do they collect funds directly from any of the events. I urge everyone to do what they can to get involved today!
Q: I see you did Soulja Boy’s “Wet” video. What was working with Soulja Boy like?
Soulja Boy was very cool, very relaxed and down to earth and REAL! and it made working with him so much fun! Also got to give it up one time for Jon Bertorelli of http://vulpinefilms.com/ for making an incredible video!
I would love to work with Soulja Boy and Vulpine Films again in the future!
Q: How much does hip-hop influence your life?
Hip Hop is a HUGE influence on my life! Its my favorite style of dance and my favorite style of music, well I love rock n roll too!
But hip hop has the beats that make my body move!!! nuff said, LOL
Is there any such thing as normal? I mean usually I wake up and walk my puggle, Kaya (she is like a daughter to me and we even have the same birthday), I make my boyfriend and myself breakfast and then got to school, and then tan and work out. But it never happens that way LOL, I always have a booking or something crazy, and we are running around all day trying to be at ten different places at ten different times, lol.
Q: What are your turns ons?
flowers and a romantic dinner are all it takes to melt my heart…
Q: What are your pet peeves?
Q: The sexiest outfit you have is _________?
Whatever I am wearing at the moment 😉 !
I like a clean cut man with a bad boy side, must be honest and respect his mother, you can tell a lot about man by the way he treats his mother.
Q: What is your sexiest feature?
Depends who you ask, I say my eyes, most say my butt!
Q: How do you keep in shape?
Leandro Carvalho’s Brazil Butt Lift work out dvd’s! Crunch Gym, Dancing, eating right and SEX!!!!
Q: If people want to find you in the next year, what will you be doing?
HTM-Hidden Treasures Magazine, nine5four magazine, ModelScene Magazine and Flava Girl Magazine to name a few. TV appearances on Charlie’s Angels, Burn Notice, The Glades and any other new TV shows filming in Miami. I also Go Go dance at different night clubs and I am always involved in different promotions as well
How were you discovered?
Well I met Kush DVD from networking and grinding through FB and Twitter and then they contacted me.
What inspired you to pursue modeling?
My love for fashion, I love everything about modeling because for me its a form of being creative and expressing yourself and clearly everyone in my family draws and I can’t lol. I pursued acting first it, but it didn’t take off as quick.
You have an outstanding hourglass figure, where do the curves come from and how do you stay in shape?
Well thank you & my curves I must give thanks to GOD and my mother although I stole hers…lol ((sighs)) as far as keeping in shape I can admit I need a personal trainer & self discipline but as for now water and small meal portions… smh
Which of your features attract the most attention?
Wow.. its a battle between my ass & face! Lol if I gotta choose my ass won!!
I enjoy glamor, fashion and concept shoots! I hope to book commercial and print ad work, tear-sheets etc. I Love it all as long as it’s within my limits… 😉
What are some of your credits ?
Well I’ve done about 10 fashions shows this year between NJ and NY. I’ve hosted events and artist in-store signings like Trey Songz. I’ve done about 6 or 7 upcoming artist videos, other promotional jobs and I also do make-up which I’ve recently done for author Terese Smauldon. Just grinding to get me noticed & more paid jobs because I am definitely worth it.
Tell us some of your long term goals….
My long term goals are to become successful period no matter what I do! What do I love to do.. besides modeling, I love shopping and fashion so I want to pursue my degree in Fashion Merchandising & Mgmt. I want to eventually start a few businesses and definitely help other models reach their goals.
Do you have any tattoos or piercings?
Yeah I have 4 tattoos; my daughter’s name my 1st, 2nd SexyMa the name I got before thinking to model, 3rd Aquarius on my neck which didn’t hurt at all and 4th was my foot with a vine of rainbow hearts!! That shit hurt by the way!! Lol
Your beauty can easily be intimidating, but have you ever been afraid/intimidated before a shoot?
Ummm not really !! At first I refused to wear makeup and that didn’t work, I’ve never been to a modeling school or signed with an agency so everything I do is me trying to perfect it Naturally. I can definitely say now I am much more confident than in the beginning and now know what I do/don’t wanna represent in the modeling industry. I don’t judge what others do but I know myself and I am not easily persuaded, I’ve been told I won’t make it and that’s just another opinion in one ear out the other.
People would be surprised to know that ___________?
My sexual preference is women and that I have a daughter.
Your idea of relaxing is?
Lol… since I know whats good for me I’ll just say watching a good movie in my bed if you know me or get to, then you know the rest.
Hmmmm that’s hard but I would say T.I because he’s a very inspirational rapper I love his music, personality and he’s REAL and that’s hard to find!!
Your favorite getaway spot?
Anywhere my sister @MaraSkyeDesigns is at…currently GA which is perfect!!
How does Hip Hop music impact your daily life and your work? Whats your favorite song of the moment?
Wow Hip Hop and music as a whole impacts me in so many ways… I am good at pinpointing great music and artists. I actually catch myself listening to Hip Hop more than R&B! Its the beats that get me goin and motivated! I love good music and my fav song is everything out that’s a good package like…
What are your turnons?
Intelligence, common sense, confidence, motivation & swag! When you contain all of those you have balance and a great foundation for a total package.
What are your turnoffs?
Ignorance, Close Minded individuals, people who can’t dress, haters or cocky people that just don’t qualify to behave in any way other than humble… lol oh & thirsty men. I feel if you got swag you shouldn’t have to chase anything not even your dreams!!
Omg I was going into the bodega to get an Arizona Sweet tea and he came in and followed me to the fridge and says “excuse me mam but who are you? You gotta be someone cause you just look too good… can I get your autograph?!” I just held my laugh and blush in and gently responded “I’m no celebrity yet hun I just model…” I thought that was cute and it gave me that boost like damn I can imagine when I really get it poppin in so many positive ways!
Who have you enjoyed working with the most? And name someone you would love to work with?
The most so far… I definitely gotta say KatWalk Katerers a company I just began working with in July. Their movement and intentions are GREAT!! Hmmm I would love to work with my favorite model Esther Baxter or another new inspiration Bobbi Jo model/actress as far as a photographer, I wanna work with Maya Guez or Howard Huang their work is HOT!!
The most sensual shoot you’ve ever done and what made it so sexy?
I can’t say I’ve done your average sensual shoot but the most for me is doing a collab shoot for an upcoming male artist in 2pc lingerie and another female model. It was sexy because we had to portray we were jealous of his attention…lol and she got completely naked for it nothing raunchy… no further comment lol
What should we expect to see you doing in the near future?
Being in your favorite classy yet sexy videos, magazines, DVDs like KushDvd, videos as the principal girl, commercials and hopefully someday movies!!
Any parting words or people you would like to thank?
I would like to thank Kush DvD for granting me the opportunity to do this interview, GOD for getting me where I am today and accomplishing my goals one by one and everyone who I’ve worked with that has truly supported and put their best effort in working with me. Thank you keep ya swag up and GOD Bless!