[ Q ] What have you been up to lately? Future plans?
[ A ] I just got home from a shoot for two covers, and a few spreads of upcoming issues of Hard Core Muscle Magazine shot by
Irvin Gelb with me and a bodybuilder
Chad Ray Martin. I had lots of fun, the people at that magazine are awesome!
Tomorrow I am shooting a pilot for HDTV, where I am the ring girl of a new sports show. After that, I have an appearance with Bodybuilding.com, in Orlando April 29th - May 2nd for the 2004 IFBB Orlando Pro. Look for pictures of me shot by the incredible Brian Moss on news stands in upcoming issues of American Curves.
Besides that, there are several catalog and commercial shoots in LA, Nashville, and New York in the upcoming weeks. I'm really looking forward to be shooting two separate girl/girl fitness shoots with two very beautiful models for the fitness magazines. One with me and Brandy Dahl, and the other with Bodybuilding.com's Carmen Garcia.
As far as my future plans, I like to take everything one day at a time. I do plan to continue in the fitness industry, and am open to any other modeling, acting or even writing opportunities that come my way. I truly believe being flexible is a huge part of being a success in any career.
[ Q ] What did you think about the Arnold Classic this year? Who do you think should have won?
[ A ] The
Arnold was alot of fun. I enjoyed the booth, the afterparty, and I even got to meet Sylvester Stallone who was there promoting his new supplement line.
I am not a judge, so I cant say who I thought should have won. I have heard several bodybuilding authorities online and in several magazines arguing over whether the decision and placings were correct or not. Who knows?
[ Q ] What was your favorite moment at the Bodybuilding.com booth?
[ A ] When Lauren Powers made everyone scream "Bodybuilding.com, Bodybuilding.com, Bodybuilding.com" for free t-shirts. And they all did it! Guys would literally bend over backwards for a free tshirt or shaker. You would think we were giving away free money!
[ Q ] What's the craziest thing ever that a fan has done to get your attention?
[ A ] This one guy sent me a bunch of gifts to my p.o. box with pictures of him begging me to go out with him, and love poems that were pages and pages long. That was a little crazy!
[ Q ] I noticed you are a sponsor for some of the after parties, any good stories?
[ A ] Several. One in particular that I thought was hilarious. But to protect those involved, I'll have to keep all the behind the scenes gossip to myself. I will say this, everyone who goes always tells me the next day at the booth that they had a great time.
[ Q ] You have a great website, when did you launch it and how many emails do you receive weekly?
[ A ] I launched my
website about a year ago. It is an ongoing project for me. I am constantly updating it with content, and information on my newest ventures. I love the internet, and my website has allowed several companies and people to contact me for jobs that might not have found me otherwise.
I consider my site to serve two purposes. One purpose is that it is my self-promotional tool for the fashion, fitness, and acting industries. The other is to keep all my awesome fans up to date on what's going on with me, and show all the different pictures, videos, etc. that I've been shooting.
I have no idea how many emails I receive weekly. So many that it is really hard to keep up. I like to think I do a pretty good job with it though.
[ Q ] You have a beautiful body; do you have any plans on competing in the future?
[ A ] Thank you! I've thought about figure. Maybe years down the road. Right now I am too busy with mainstream modeling to put in (above what I already do now) the time and effort it takes to be in competition shape. I think it might be something I'd like to tackle one day though.
[ Q ] What are your thoughts on the current state of the industry?
[ A ] I like several things about it. There are other things I'd like to see change. Most of the people are wonderful that I've met. Because everyone is fitness oriented and promote healthy lifestyles in the industry, I think it is a great industry to be in.
The only thing I'd like to see change is to see every athlete with some kind of contract. Some of the fitness magazines still don't pay the athletes and models to shoot. I have spoken with several other models and competitors who would all like to see that change. If a magazine is making money of an athlete or models image, its only right.
[ Q ] Do you think that female competitors are treated different?
[ A ] I'm not a female competitor, but I am friends with several women who are. From what they have told me, the men are always paid more money. I think all athletes should be paid equally for winning a competition. Regardless of race, or sex.
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[ Q ] If you could change one thing in the industry, what would it be and why?
[ A ] I guess I'd like to see the athletes paid more. There are bodybuilders I know that are up and coming that can bearly even pay rent. Let alone the cost it takes to prepare for a show.
[ Q ] What does your diet consist of?
[ A ] Lots of
chicken, boca burgers,
whey protein shakes,
protein bars, and
fruit, and complex
[ Q ] What does a normal week of training look like?
[ A ] Usually a 4-5 day split of weight training for 45 minutes to an hour. I usually also do some form of
cardio for 45 minutes to an hour 5-6 days a week.
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[ Q ] What has been your most memorable photo shoot?
[ A ] I really enjoyed a recent
shoot with Brian Moss. It was really relaxed, went by really fast, and the pictures came out unlike anything I've ever shot before. You'll be able to see them in an upcoming issue of American Curves Magazine.
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[ Q ] What has been the worst?
[ A ] When one photographer made me very uncomfortable by asking me nonstop the entire shoot to "reveal more" than I was comfortable with. I told him no several times, and finally stopped shooting because I felt it was very unprofessional. I don't put up with unprofessional behavior. No one should.
[ Q ] What advice would you give to women trying to get into the industry?
[ A ] Take it slow. It won't happen overnight, but once it does happen it will be awesome. Make sure to stay in shape year round once you make it, because several bookings come up at the last minute. You have to maintain a great shape all the time if you want to work all the time.