Hometown:Brooklyn, New York
Currently Reside: Brooklyn, New York
Ethnic Background: Haitian-American
Web site: SimplyMedgie.com
You aspire to be an actress and are using modeling as a vehicle to get there, what kind of acting jobs interest you?
Yes, I have been using modeling as a vehicle to breaking into the acting field. But like a vehicle, when you decide to take a ride or a trip, you have to know in which direction you’re traveling in, what route you’re going to take to get to your destination, how long it may take you get to your destination, and you have to be fully aware behind the wheel or you may get lost on your trip numerously. And that’s pretty much how I would sum up the two – modeling and acting! This is the path I’ve decided to take for myself and only time will tell if my vehicle makes it to Success Street. Oh, (laughs) I’m interested in everything– comedy, drama, action– even some sci-fi! I want to dip and dab in everything! You have to have a very big imagination to be an actor…– I’m a Pisces and imagination is my forte!
Your heritage is Haitian, do you speak French or Creole and would you consider acting in a French or Creole speaking role?
Actually, If I may say so my self– My Creole is on Pizzont! I speak Creole fluently and I can read and write it as well… my French— (laughs) It may need more practice! I clearly understand it better than I speak it– But I got a B in french class, so I guess I could survive if I had to in France. I would love to act in French or Creole! Why not! Let’s do it all!
You have an outstanding shape on a slim frame, where do the curves come from and how do you stay in shape?
Honestly.. I get it from my momma! I look at her pictures when she was my age– and that woman was the one! My dad lucked out! Only my mothers derriere is way more voluptuous then mine! (laughs) How do I stay in shape?? (laughs) Wow! Honestly, (don’t get mad ladies)… I don’t work out! It’s in the genes I guess! I eat rice everyday all day… I do want to go to the gym though– and work out my stomach– I want a 6 pack! (laughs) And stress plays an important role on my figure, so I try not to stress myself out!
How do you keep your acting skills sharp, are there people out there that you have fooled and don’t know it?
(laughs) I use my family & friends as guinea pigs… I’m always putting on a show for them! Always causing a scene, always making them laugh, always in and out of numerous characters! But of course you know that doesn’t cut it– so I make sure to take classes in the city on occasions to better my craft. I take seminars. And I watch television. I watch a lot of television! I watch and dissect what I see them do, and I incorporate that into my craft.
What kind of shoots/work do you enjoy the most?
Honestly, I love hair magazine shoots! Something about it– Ever since I booked my first gig with a hair mag– it’s been my favorite and what I enjoy the most.
Just to name a few, I can be seen in music video with entertainers such as Jadakiss, Ne-Yo, Jim Jones, Lloyd Banks, 50 Cent, Maino. I’ve toured with Katt Williams. Numerous Hype Hair and Braids & Beauty tear sheets and features in magazines. I’ve been featured as an extra films such as Spider-Man 3 and Notorious. I’ve had ads running with the NYC MTA..Been on BET Behind the scenes, Making the Video. I even auditioned for Americas Next Top Model– By Tyra wasn’t feeling me, I guess! (laughs)
You took time off from modeling to finish school, tell us what you studied and why?
First off, this is for my models– mainly my video vixen ladies! They don’t respect us in this industry! We sell and portray sex appeal! I just happen to sell it, with a lot more class then the average! A pretty face and nice body doesn’t complete the package! Finish school! Get an education! I was always in and out of school– but I knew that I wanted to finish– simply because I love standing out from the rest, and I knew it will benefit me in the long run! And if by some fatal tragedy my plan A doesn’t work I always have a plan B to fall back on! Plan B ladies! Plan B! (I know you ladies are familiar with Plan B– <laughs>) I studied Broadcasting and Communications– Radio and Television… (laughs) I’m determined one way or the next, to do exactly what it is I love to do!
Do you have any tattoos or piercing’s?
Yes! I have a few tattoos… of course you can easily see them in my pictures! Besides my ear lobes being pierced, my belly button is.
Your beauty can easily be intimidating, but have you ever been afraid before a shoot?
My beauty intimidating– wow! I don’t want that to be a compliment! (laughs) I hope I don’t intimidate people, at least not with my beauty…. people usually tell me it’s my head strong and aggressive personality that intimidates them! That I take pride in! (Laughs) No… I’m never scared before a shoot! Nervous maybe, But always excited and anxious to see if I produce something more spectacular then the last!
(laughs)… Oh Geesh… embarrassing moment… People would be surprised to know that I suck my thumb still– like a big baby and all!
We consider a kushion to be a woman that is strong enough to hold her own, but soft enough to be held by a man. Tell us about your strong and soft sides.
(laughs) Who came up with these questions?… (laughs) Ummm… my strong and soft sides— I mean I’m a tough cookie… but I’m sweet, genuine, and caring. I love easily which can be a downfall at times… I’m a pathetic romantic, and I love to express my feelings as well. I think there is always room for strength where I’m concerned– you get no where in the real world being a softie! I feel bad for the potential next man I’m involved with– it ain’t going to be an easy task at hand for him.
You’ve got front row tickets to see your favorite artist. Who is it and why?
Lil Wayne… which is funny… because the last time I saw him was when he came to the Hammerstien Ballroom in New York, which is why he’s serving time right now in Rikers.. So, Weezy I can understand how you feel about not wanting to come back and perform in New York… but we love you! So you have to– it only makes sense! (laughs) That man is sick with it… each and every track– album— he’s just sick with it! what’s the word?— ILL!!
What females do you consider to be sex symbols and why?
Is this a trick question? (laughs)… Beyonce, Rihanna, Tyra, Halle Berry, Ciara, Nikki Minaj… of course Michelle Obama! (laughs) You really don’t need me to explain why these ladies are sex symbols… it’s really self explanatory!
How does Hip Hop music impact your daily life and your work? What’s your favorite song of the moment?
I’m an 80’s baby! Hip Hop is my life! Right now the artists on my ipod are Nikki Minaj, Rick Ross, Eminem, Lil Wayne, Drake, TI, Trey Songs, J Cole, Joel Ortiz– that boy crack!
Tell us the best line you’ve heard from a guy trying to get your attention?
“Damn Lord you work fast!” “Last night I prayed for him to send me an angel– and here you are. Amen!” (laughs)… The things they say!
I’ve read that you have faked 50% of your orgasms, how does a man know when he’s really taken care of you sexually?
Oh– he knows! believe me he knows! And between me and you– I’ve only shared numerous orgasms with 1 man– so he def knows that he’s taken care of me sexually!
What’s the craziest thing a fan/admirer has done to get your attention?
You know… I haven’t encountered a crazy fan as of yet… Thank God! And I pray that I don’t.
Who have you enjoyed working with the most? And name someone you would love to work with?
I would have to say that I’ve enjoyed working with Katt Williams the most…. let me just say, Katt Williams is misunderstood… (laughs) But I enjoyed it! It was fun and a crazy experience that I would probably never do again! I would actually love to work with Hype Williams and Jerry Bruckheimer…. Oh yea baby! I’ve got big plans!
The most sensual shoot you’ve ever done and what made it so sexy?
The pictures for this feature was a sensual shoot to me. There’s something about blonde hair that turns a girl around (laughs) I just might remain a blonde for a little bit longer… they really do have more fun then your average!
Build your soul mate from scratch and tell us what he’s made of?
My soul mate– he’s out there! I’ve found him already.. only our gravitational pull hasn’t aligned up correctly yet, so we’re both still floating around. He’s handsome, smart, caring, ambitious, motivated, physically fit and built, loving, devoted, family-oriented, and of course GOD-fearing!
Any parting words or people you would like to thank?
(Laughs) of course I would like to thank you, first and foremost for having me… and taking the time to interview me, as well as taking a liking to me and my work. So, I thank you! I would of course like to thank the fans for sticking it out with me thru the years, and continuing to do so– I promise not to fail you. My friends and family that have supported me and my dreams from day one! I love you guys! I would love to thank Island Boy Photography– whom I owe the credits for these wonderful pictures for the interview! And all the other photographers, make-up artists, stylists which I’ve worked with in the past that has helped shaped my career. Live, Laugh, Love people! Life is to short to worry about what doesn’t matter! Respect yourself, respect others! If you can dream it- you can achieve it! Don’t walk over people, walk around them! And no one can love you, better than you may love yourself! Place GOD first and everything else will fall into place naturally!