HOW DID YOU GET STARTED MODELING?
I started modeling when I was very young, I always had an eccentric style and loved to create. I used modeling as an outlet for self expression.
WHAT EXCITES YOU ABOUT MODELING?
I love really intricate avante garde shoots, especially when a full team is available, so hair, make-up, and wardrobe can all coincide with expressive poses and create beautiful, thought provoking imagery.
DO YOU COME FROM A BACKGROUND OF TRAINING IN THE ARTS?
I spent some of my childhood taking ballet and tap dancing, but it didn't last too long. I moved on to martial arts in my teenage years and back to dance as an adult. I spent a few years go-go dancing for various shows and festivals then moved on to live performance, specifically burlesque and fire breathing, which is what I solely do now aside from modeling.
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE TYPES OF OUTFITS TO MODEL IN?
I absolutely love latex, mostly because it's like a second shiny skin, (and I prefer to be naked, honestly) But I also really like long flowing dresses and crazy headpieces.
WHAT ARE YOUR LEAST FAVORITES?
I can honestly have fun in just about anything.
CLASSIC PINUP HAS BECOME A HUGE PHENOMENA LATELY, WHAT ABOUT IT FIRST CAPTURED YOUR INTEREST?
Pinup is great because there really is no middle ground - it's either done very well or it's absolutely horrid. I am personally a huge Bettie fan (both Page and Boop), she has given me ideas and inspiration for a lot of my shoots. I also love how pinup has slowly integrated tattoo models to fit right into the mold of the style. Not to mention, the expressions are so overdone and it is so much fun!
HOW DID YOU BECOME INTERESTED IN FETISH/BDSM?
I started go-go dancing for Temple of Flesh in San Antonio, Texas, which eventually led to live fetish performances with the EBM Dollz (no longer affiliated.) We performed alongside Bozo Porno Circus, My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult, and many others.
DO YOU ENJOY FETISHISM/BDSM PLAY IN YOUR PERSONAL LIFE, AND IF SO WHAT ARE YOU INTO?
I do! I enjoy erotic asphyxiation and bloodletting. Plus a whole lot of other things, but I think I'd have to get to know you a little bit better before we got into that. ;)
WHAT IS IT ABOUT TATTOOS THAT INTRIGUES YOU?
I wouldn't really consider myself intrigued by tattoos at all. I like them, they're a fun form of art and can be a form of self expression, but they really aren't a huge deal... You have them, or you don't, no biggie.
ARE THERE ANY OTHER CREATIVE MEDIUMS YOU WORK IN?
I'm also a live performance artist. I perform around the USA (mainly in Austin, TX) doing burlesque as well as fire breathing.
WHAT KIND OF MUSIC DO YOU LIKE?
I could not honestly give you a genre - I like something from every single genre that exists out there and I don't particularly like one more than the other.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO FOR FUN?
Stay at home, watch a movie, drink, and cuddle.
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