HOW DID YOU GET STARTED MODELING?
I started modeling because I needed a head shot for my acting resume. My cousin's husband was a professional photographer and he agreed to give me free head shots in exchange for some creative shots for his gallery opening. I had so much fun that I decided to do more photo shoots with other photographers when I could. When I stated a band a few years later I did a bunch of shoots to promote my band.
WHAT EXCITES YOU ABOUT MODELING?
I enjoy getting dressed up and taking on new characters and moods. I love networking and meeting new people and being in new situations all the time so modeling has opened a lot of doors for me.
DO YOU COME FROM A BACKGROUND OF TRAINING IN THE ARTS?
I was a theater kid, a painter, a dancer and a gymnast growing up. Later on, through college, I took more visual arts, such as welding and sculpting, glass blowing, jewelry making, photography and design. I also am a musician, and play in a band.
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE TYPES OF OUTFITS TO MODEL IN?
I love dark images. I like contrast and layers.. anything sexy and mysterious, and/or fun.
WHAT ARE YOUR LEAST FAVORITES?
I like to leave something to the imagination, so I enjoy implied nudes, or only having one more revealing area showing, while leaving the rest of the body covered.
WHAT IS IT ABOUT TATTOOS THAT INTRIGUES YOU?
I love artwork. It's exciting to me to see work from awesome artists. Cover ups are particularly fascinating to me, I have no idea how they see what to put over things.
ARE THERE ANY OTHER CREATIVE MEDIUMS YOU WORK IN?
I am a musician, playing in a band. I also do some photography. I recently got back into painting and am getting back to welding again to make some furniture. I am also a working actress.
WHAT KIND OF MUSIC DO YOU LIKE?
I enjoy many different genres, depending on my mood and situation. I enjoy anything that portrays deep emotion and passion. There are a lot of heavier bands I have been into lately, but I also enjoy classical, pop and dance.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO FOR FUN?
I have a 5 year old daughter who is my world. We hang out and pretty much do everything together. She is so much fun. I love showing her new things and exploring our world. We enjoy going to the library and reading new books, going to movies, swimming, barbeque's and get togethers with friends in the summer, and in the winter we like building snowmen and drinking a lot of hot chocolate :)
See more of Aeon Cruz:
My band can be found at www.facebook.com/glassdeliriummusic
Candy Colored Photography
Gryphon Visual Arts