Paige Turner – Kushions Pinup (Model @OMGAutumn)
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 !!!
Kitana J @kitanaj Pics and Interview !!!
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?
“Aww thank you!!! I can honestly say I get it from my mama! I work out when I’m not lazy but I am far from a gym junky I would much rather lounge around.”
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?
“I don’t think I have anywhere I would particularly like to go but I would love to go overseas anywhere just for the experience.”
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?
“Well me and my friend Jerome and I were looking for a name to fit me so we took the letters from my first name and my middle name and came up with many names but Kitana stuck out and it fit me.”
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”
Welcome Back Mikal Blair @MzMikalBlair
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 !!!
@MzMikalBlair Twitter and Instagram
Yvette Martinez (@MsSweetYvette) courtesy of Iconik Images (@Ricky_Fontaine)
As seen in Naked Hustle
Video Drop feat @ImAmberCeleste @PlatinumDaMODEL @_lulaluv @Lais_DeLeon
Enjoy some videos from around the world of Eye Candy
@PlatinumDaMODEL BTS Water Photo Shoot
Hardbody TV – Lula Luv
Lais DeLeon modeling for Mixed Magazine
Amber Celeste (@ImAmberCeleste) BTS Photo Shoot
Follow Yolie on Twitter @Yolimonroe1 and Instagram @yolimonroe
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
Curvehouse Video Drop
Curvehouse Jessica Kylie from MJ FLIX on Vimeo.
Alaya at the Beach from MJ FLIX on Vimeo.
Kushions Exclusive Sneak Peek
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.
Kushions May 2012 Video Drop
As we transition into the Summer #Kushions provides some video heat to enjoy
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Heather Bianchi with Ace Photography
Maliah Michel – No Turning Back
MJ Flix MJTL Beach Stadium
Achonti Shanise – Straight Stuntin Magazine Shoot
Beauty The Beast and Phenyx Rose – Straight Stunting Magazine Shoot
Straight Stuntin Magazine Video Drop
Featuring Jhonni Blaze, Wankeago, Maliah Michel, and Bubbles the Model
Bubbles The Model
Sarah Clayton – (Photography by Scott Church)
All photos taken by @scottchurch
Sarah is a professional model from North-Eastern PA who has modeled for Playboy, Maxim.com and various other publications, as well as clothing companies. She’s married and a mommy to out 6-year old Bulldog, Iggy. She likes working out, loves the Philadelphia 76ers (per her puppy’s name) and is addicted to coffee.