Currently Reside: NYC
Ethnic Background: African American
You have a website of your own in development, tell us what people can expect to see on www.MontanaRite.com?
The people can expect to see pure sexiness, erotica, & elusive images from the pictures to the videos…I will also include some of my writings because I want the people to get a better feel of me….
Your complexion is a lovely brown and there seems to be a shortage of ladies of your skin-tone in the industry, how has this affected your approach to modeling?
Us chocolate women have always had it a bit harder in the world, not only in this industry. I’m very comfortable & happy in my own skin, it just makes me work harder to make the world chocolate lovers 😉
Your story is unique because your first shot at print exposure was not only a major magazine but the cover! Tell us how you got there so quickly?
I actually submitted my pics to quite a few magazines and never received any feedback. So one day while on Myspace I saw that Dj Kay Slay was online. I wrote him a message stating that I liked the movement he has going on that gives amateur models a shot at their dreams. Surprisingly he responded back with a number & an email address. I called and we spoke about not receiving feedback & how i felt that maybe it was because of my darker skin-tone. At the time I only saw light skinned and Latina women getting heavy features in magazines. So after that conversation, I was told to email some images and I did. He felt I had potential so we set up a shoot with Frank Antonio. The shoot went pretty well and then I got the news that Straight Stuntin embraces all complexions…Chocolate was & is in, maybe not to all magazine but to this one. I’m eternally grateful for that opportunity.
What was it like after the cover dropped? When did you realize you were being recognized and how did you deal with that?
After the cover dropped things got a little weird because people that I haven’t spoke to in years started to resurface and they were the very same people who doubted me. I still live a normal life though. Most of the time when someone notices me it’s in the club. I look different during the day, I wear glasses when I work & dress down so no one really recognizes me that often.
The stereotype for Brooklyn girls is street smart,sassy,sexy and strong do you agree? And what did we leave out of your description?
Yes I hear that amongst other things! But I’m very versatile. I’m spunky, book-smart, goofy, laid-back & pretty humble.
How were you discovered?
I would say I was discovered through Myspace, but my follow up was on the Straight Stuntin Model Appreciation Annual Boat-ride.
What inspired you to pursue modeling?
I love all avenues of modeling from print, high fashion, runway, glam-our, and catalog, modeling as a whole is an art form I adore.
You have an amazing athletic toned hourglass figure, where do the curves come from and how do you stay in shape?
My mom was curvy even after she had me her body was still breathtaking….I have great genes but I do workout to make sure I stay toned. Thanks to Baseline Sport (Scott) the toughest trainer out shheeesh lol…
What kind of shoots/work do you enjoy the most?
I have fun with all my shoots really but artistic shoots interest me the most.
Models are made to be sexy, but what about Montana Rite makes you feel sexy the most?
The fact that I remain true to myself, I do what works for me…To me being yourself is as sexy as it gets!!!
Tell us some of your long term goals….
I would love to do voice-overs for cartoons, it’s a weird talent that I have! I also have a vision of starting a youth center for young girls ages 12-21.
Do you have any tattoos or piercings?
Yes I have both. 4 sets of lips coming up my thigh, & another on the small of my back. As far as piercings, my tongue, navel, and nipples are done.
Beautiful women like you often unknowingly intimidate or make people shy, but have you ever been afraid/nervous before a shoot?
I think the only shoot I was extremely nervous doing was for my 1st publication, and mainly because I knew it would be distributed all around & it was my debut.
People would be surprised to know that ___________?
I was a dominatrix before lol
What is your favorite movie or book?
One of my favorite books is “The Art of Seduction”.
You’ve got front row tickets to see your favorite artist. Who is it and why?
Right I would say Lady Gaga, I love how she just serves it & doesn’t care what people think. Self expression Babyyyy
Your favorite getaway spot?
My favorite getaway spot would have to be Cancun.
How does Hip Hop music impact your daily life and your work? Whats your favorite song of the moment?
I love all types of music but Hip Hop is definitely a part of my everyday life. I listen to music EVERYDAY, my favorite song at the moment is Drake feat. Young Jeezy, “Unforgettable”.
Tell us what a person must have to excite Montana Rite?
To excite me you must stimulate my mind, and if you can capture that everything else will fall into place.
And of course what are some things that turn Montana Rite off?
My turn offs are nagging, bad hygiene & being disrespectful.
What’s the craziest thing a fan/admirer/ex has done to get your attention?
Lol the craziest thing was someone was leaving notes at my job every day for 2 months straight.
Who have you enjoyed working with the most? And name someone you would love to work with?
I enjoyed working with Frank Antonio. He’s professional, quick, straight to the point with the shoots & the shots come out great. I’d love to work with Facet Studio, His work is amazing to say the least.
What should we expect to see you doing in the near future?
My most recent feature is in Stunnaz Magazine, which dropped in October look out for that. I’m also working on some skits for a demo to submit to an agent and hopefully get into the cartoon industry, and of course my website www.montanarite.com which also launched in October.
Any parting words or people you would like to thank?
I would like to thank Kush DVD for the interview & having me on the show. Thanks to all the people who support & show me love I appreciate it all. Big shout to my Straight Stuntin family, Gorgeous Magazine for my latest feature & Stunnaz Magazine for what’s to come.