REROUTE TO REMAIN
1. What inspired you to get into this industry?
A random photoshoot that I won through a magazine. It turned out I had a skill, and decided to use it.
2. How long have you been modeling?
Well I’ve been modelling professionally for a little more than 15 years. Waaay before IG babes and Facebook etc. Back when photos were printed in magazines. Ha, I would like to belong in a museum.
3. Who is your favorite model?
Hmm... tough one. Of all time, Carmen’s electra for sure, but of the tattooed models, Sabina Kelley has always been one of my favorites. Also Makani Terror. I’ve been lucky enough to work with both ladies a few times.
4. Were you always comfortable in your own skin and in front of the camera?
Well when I started modelling yes, when I was younger, not at all. I’m a natural born redhead, and with that comes... challenges that are not too awesome as a young lady or teen. However, as soon as I got in front of a camera, that changed.
5. Did you have any mentors who really helped mold and guide you?
Well, not really, I’ve pretty much just learned as I went along. I’ve been lucky enough to work with some very talented people, both companies, photographers and other models, and I’ve taken a little with my from every shoot. Self made!!
6. Do you have any tips for aspiring models in the industry?
Make 100% you trust the photographer. Always demand to see your photos before publishing. Never sell yourself for less than you’re worth... KNOW what you’re worth. Don’t take a job, just because it’s there, keep your self-respect and integrity and choose carefully.
7. Do you have a WTF moment at a shoot?
A few. One time, this photographer that I never worked with before, suddenly pulled out baby oil, and started piling my legs. Wtf dude, first off, my arms work just fine, and are long enough to reach down there, second... WTF!!!?
Another one was the proposal of getting topless in the winter rain in a small alleyway in Brooklyn... WTF. I still did it, and the photo came out amazing.
8. What are some of the biggest revelations you've discovered through modelling?
I’m not sure I had any big revelations, but I have learned to stay completely true to myself, and that boobs are an invitation to marriage proposals. It’s that easy.
9. Tell us something random about yourself.
I don’t like cheese, not even a little, and that goes for melted as well.
I used to play piano, and was a boss at it. Also played flute in a marching band.
‘Paradise city’ by GNR is the first English song I remember singing, walking with my dolls in a carrier taking them on a picnic.
My first ever LP record was ‘Poison’ by Alice cooper.
Annnnd I used to Host Headbangers Ball for MTV Nordic, where we once had Marilyn Manson, do this extremely intimate show for a dude and his 10 closest friends, in a tiny sport net in Copenhagen. There was hardly enough room for the band to stand, so the ‘crowd’ had to just sit at their feet, while they blasted their ears off. That was epic. Also not really about me, but worthy of mentioning.
10. What are you most proud of?
My kids. They’re fucking awesome. Such great little humans, both very considerate, respectful and smart. At times incredible pains in my ass, but mostly just awesome.
11. When it's all said and done, what do you want to be remembered as?
A good person and a great mother. This sounds completely cliche, but I make an effort to treat people nicely, all of them, and to teach my minions the value of all life. I don’t need to be rich or famous, I don’t need a 10 foot statue of me...( but I’f anyone wants to go there, I’ll happily model for it). I just want for people to think of me as that happy ginger face, with great boobs that always held the door, or smiled at people.
Any last words you'd like to share?
There is probably a ton, but if I get myself started, I can’t be stopped. So I’ll leave before it happens.