We will be back from our epic hiatus from shooting original content in the fall, in the meantime #Kushions will continue to feature up and coming models from our amazing group of supporters… Check out Bella Vita’s newest set of pics, courtesy of Curves Ent !!!
Race: African American, Cherokee Indian, and Mumbai Indian.
Eye color: Brown
Hair: Dark brown
Location: Wilson, Nc
I started modeling when I was 15.
I took modeling classes as well as local pageants.
I love helping others. Anytime I’m able to work with charities or benefits I’m game! I also enjoy photo-shoots for causes and for up and coming photographers.
I dislike unprofessional people and atmospheres.
As far as hobbies, I love to cook! As a mother of two small boys, I enjoy experimenting with fruits and veggies. I’d like to be assn inspiration to other young women that just because you’re from a small town doesn’t mean you can’t pursue your dreams.
My favorite body part is my legs.
I’d NEVER date someone online. Although I have a boyfriend, I’m old fashioned when it comes to dating.
I’m attracted to masculine men. I like very dominate men. I don’t like pretty boys.
Sexist thing a man has ever done is seen another man approach me while we were on a date and stand back. When I walked over and asked why didn’t he come over, he replied… “I wasn’t worried”. Confidence! Secure in himself!
The craziest thing I’ve ever done was do commando under my church robe! Lol. It was a dare.
Turn ons are tattoos and Gucci cologne.Tattoos are a huge turn on for me.Can’t disclose my bedroom secrets! Wink lol
Turn offs are pretty boys and hipsters.
My favorite jeans are acutely these pair of Levis I bought and I haven’t been able to find another pair like them. They are comfortable and fit amazingly.
My favorite shoes are a pair of cheetah print heels I bought from Charlotte Russe.
WEB: FB FAN PAGE
The craziest thing I’ve encountered as a model is just plain cattiness from other models.
My favorite artist is Alicia Keys. I feel as though she not only an amazing mother, wife, and artist, but she remains very private and modest.
Perfect first date is something public and yet intimate. Dinner and a movie. I’m very old fashioned.
Talents, I dance and bake, I have a degree in pastry arts.
I balance my life as a mother and model by always planning ahead and having back up plans.
My favorite attire is evening wear. I feel my sexiest in a little black dress with smokey eyes.
I wouldn’t change anything about myself. I am beautifully made exactly how I was meant to be.
My guilty pleasure is bacon. Oh my, I know I don’t need it but I love love love it!
I am happily taken.
I’d like to add that I’m not just a pretty face. I have a degree as well as in college again now.
PHOTOGRAPHER: JACK OAT
Lookout for more pictures and full interview with Mickey Sweets in 2014 !!!
For now enjoy these pictures she sent over for the Holidays !!!!
Model: Paige Turner
These lovely pictures have an even better story. ModelMayhem.com is a gambler’s paradise for models and photographers. (You can view my profile on modelmayhem.com/2707674 ). There are a ton of talented, amazing models and photographers, but there are a plethora of members that are weirdos, fakes, flakes, or just altogether unprofessional. I came across Paige on MM and we agreed to work on something different from the standard eye candy genre. I have been shooting a lot of pinup style shoots with models (K’La Barber for example) and the outcomes have been great. Paige wanted to shoot a pinup look, and it just turned out to be magic !!! Paige and my long time friend and featured model Natural All Day worked on the hair and makeup, Paige supplied her wardrobe for the two looks and here we are. This look was shot at True Sound Lounge, thank you to Self and the whole team !!! She’s a blast to work with and we have another exclusive look coming to the site that will rock your world. I’m going to dedicate all of the #kushions posts this spring to the pinup genre, and my contributors will continue to supply eye candy. Stay tuned !!!
Hometown: Lansing, Michigan
Currently Reside: Detroit, Michigan
Ethnic Background: Caucasian & Hispanic
Sound Cloud: SoundCloud.com/KitanaJ
Model Mayhem: #1205378
Kitana J on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPdtSb0gKyr8ttU990W1djQ
Thanks for doing the interview, how are things in your world?
“Everything is good around my way!”
What inspired you to pursue modeling?
“A few of my friends said I should take a shot at it so I did just that.”
You have an outstanding hourglass figure, where do the curves come from and how do you stay in shape?
Which of your features attract the most attention?
“I would say my thighs people seem to enjoy them”
You’ve got a nice variety of looks in your portfolio, what kind of shoots/work do you enjoy the most?
“I can honestly say I love the vixen sets the best. I feel comfortable in my own body and Its easy to turn on the “sexy switch” for me. Living in Michigan though you have to deal with the different types of weather so in some seasons location shoots are impossible but I love being at on location photo-shoots rather than backdrops.”
What are some of your credits?
“I would actually prefer to give credit to RunDolo for seeing something in me and making me one of their official models!”
Tell us some of your long term goals….
“I would love to make it into some major magazines those are my big goals…for now as far as modeling but as far as music my do-to list is very long!!”
Can you tell us about your tattoo(s) What do they mean?
“I have my little sisters name on my wrist. My initials on my lower back …A “13” on my hip. A star on my chest and A Latina clown on my arm which means smile now, cry later & stay strong till the end. (The chains are attached when she is smiling and broken when she cries)”
Tell us about your approach to being in front of the camera, what makes you comfortable and how do you get there?
“At first being in front of the camera I started to pick myself apart but that turns into confidence and knowing what I should and should not do what looks good and what doesn’t. It took me about a year to be able to fully embrace who I was and who I wanted to be… Now I am very comfortable in front of the camera!”
People would be surprised to know that….
“I love to go fishing, Jet skiing, Canoeing, Camping and just enjoying Michigan for everything it is!”
Your idea of relaxing is?
“No work what so ever, grabbing a beer hitting up the lake and going fishing with my girl Anna !!!”
You’ve got front row tickets to see your favorite artist. Who is it and why?
“Rihanna she is so amazing! She inspires me so much!”
Tell us somewhere in the world you would like to visit and why?
How does music impact your daily life and your work?
“Music makes every day easy for me. Literally that is all. Music is my everything”
What is your favorite song of the moment?
“My favorite song At the moment is A Jay Boutire “UNFAMILIAR” you can find his music at soundcloud.com/ajayofficialmusic”
Your bio lists that you also are a singer, what kind of music do you like to make and is there somewhere online we can check out your work?
“I love all kinds of music but I mostly enjoy recording love songs you can’t lie about love and love is written so effortlessly. Everything is attached to my F.B ./SoundCloud and my youtube which I just recently put up!”
Tell us about the name Kitana and what made you use it?
What’s the craziest thing a fan has done to get your attention?
“Craziest….hmm…I guess its kind of crazy when fans send me penis snap shots. I guess since my ass is out they feel they should return the favor!!!”
Who have you enjoyed working with the most?
“People from my home town, In my heart I believe that Michigan has so many great artist, They are by far my favorite people to work with. As far as photo shoots I enjoy J’s Custom the most he is not afraid to be creative and go into dangerous situations with me to get the shot! A jay Boutire is heaven sent just for me I swear he engineers all of my music and has also written for me. Then I have the Beautiful Katelyn Susan she also writes for me and she is just so amazing as well she knows just what to write for me and how to write it for me!”
And name someone you would love to work with?
“Music – Eminem. Photographer – Facet Studio”
Can you tell us what kind of look/style you would like to shoot that you havent been able to yet?
“Pin Up is my next goal!”
What should we expect to see you doing in the near future?
“God willing all I would like is to be closer to my dream. No steps in particular just proof I made a trail!”
Any parting words or people you would like to thank?
“I want to thank big perm for always “picking my brain” and never letting me fall short. I thank my engineer A jay and my writing partner Katelyn. I want to thank all of the photographers and photo editors for making me always feel comfortable and wanted. I want to thank my supporters all the way from Michigan to overseas I would be nothing with you! Special thanks to Nobel Fam Ent for backed up support and all of the Magazine editors currently working on an issue that involves me you are so appreciated for everything you are doing and have done! Big thanks to Hood Illustrated for putting me in there upcoming issue…Make sure you pre-order your Hood Illustrated today rather it is for you, a friend, your store, your studio, your barber shop or anything else! Make sure you have one on deck. Thanks for rocking with me I just love all of you!! Xoxox Kitana J”
The lovely Southern Belle Mikal Blair has blessed us with another batch of pictures, be sure to follow her on twitter and instagram and tell her that #Kushions sent ya her way !!!
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Yolie, Author of PASS THE MEMO, is mostly recognized for her Diva Dollar$ advice column in GET MONEY™ Magazine – Hip Hop’s leading business & finance publication – where she recently signed on as Production Director. Yolie began her career as a model, having the rare luck of first working with Michael Jackson on his last music video “You Rock My World” and then appearing in other videos such as Busta Rhymes “Pass Da Courvoisier” and Ginuwine’s “In Those Jeans”. She went on to grace the pages of popular magazines such as Smooth, being voted on their “Top 100 Sexiest Women” list since 2009.
PASS THE MEMO (ISBN# 978-0-9814643-1-2; Price $16.95), is now available on Amazon.com, Kindle, Nook, and select bookstores
Coming soon: an exclusive video and photo collection of #kushions first photo shoot. For now a one pic killer of Tru Models own K’la Barber
Stay thirsty my friends we are just getting started.