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Hottie of the Week: Ashley Salazar

By Lady Killa
Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer

Much more than a pretty face, Ashley Salazar has big things planned. Aside from her modeling and acting career, Salazar owns her own photography company.

Ashley Salazar has had a unique background, as she spent time in the armed forces. It is rare to find a model with such a background. Ashley feels this, and her being a mother, is what separates her from many other models.

Currently based in St. Louis, Ashley Salazar has been featured in various projects. Her work has appeared in television commercials and magazines, among other products.

Despite being on billboards, doing runways, and being in movies, Ashley Salazar a mother and a fighter. She is also an amateur MMA fighter.

Recently, Ashley Salazar celebrated the one-year anniversary of her website, http://www.missoohlalaa.com/. Ashley Salazar talked about this and a number of other topics with Hip Hop Vibe.

Read the entire interview below:

How long have you been modeling? When I was younger, I did a few test shoots, but I didn’t really start part time/full time modeling until 2007.

When did you first appear in television commercials? My first big job that I landed was back in 2007 with Toni’s International Models, one of my modeling agencies here from St. Louis. It was a television commercial for Rent N Roll.

Did modeling lead you to start your own photography company? Yes, modeling did lead to me starting photography. At the time, I was working as a talent agent for Toni’s and was in charge of the reconstruction of the high fashion board. I had all these great models coming to me that I saw real potential talent in. Many either didn’t have the funds for expensive photo shoots or had low quality images, so I couldn’t book them with as an agent.

One day, I just asked my fiancee, who had been shooting professionally for ten years, if I could shoot some of my models and have him set me up on the basics and let me run wild. Well, nevertheless to say, at the end of that day he looked at the images with me and told me that I had the eye and not to stop, so I never put the camera down and now I love it just as much as being in front of the camera myself.

Have you had many clients for the photography company? Yes, I have worked with a wide range of clients since I first started shooting out of the living room wall in my house to onto now my second photography studio at the Historical Lemp Brewery. My clients have been everything from families, models, corporations, magazines, many musicians, and more. My studio name is New Karma Studios, big lover of Karma.

You say your goal is to become a Playboy playmate, can you tell us more about that? I have been trying to become apart of the Playboy family for about two and half years now. I’ve submitted to them online a few times and they have also contacted me on their own, but nothing ever came from it, besides many back-and-forth emails and phone calls.

In December 2010 I competed in Playboy‘s Miss Social and placed fourth in the finals. I then competed again and made it as a finalist in June in hopes of winning the title during my birthday month, but I didn’t win. I’ve supported many girls who have ran in the competition, and personally even helped a few of them win their titles by devoting many hours to promoting them.

Recently, I also did charity work with Playboy as a Playboy Girl of Golf in the Los Angeles tournament. The reason I went to LA, about a month ago, in the first place was to set up a test shoot with contributing Playboy photographer, Josh Ryan, at my own expense. Being from St. Louis, there is no Playboy here, nor any photographers whom have an established – liaison relationship with them. Because of this, it’s been very hard to be noticed by Playboy even to be a regular Playboy model, not just a Playmate.

To point blank answer “Why do I want to be a Playmate,” well why not?!

I’m a mom and its ten times harder for us in the modeling industry, it seems, or at least from my experiences. I know I have what it takes to be a Playmate, I’m sexy, classy, full of amazing curves plus I have the brains, savvy, and support of my friends, family and fans behind me. I know I have what it takes to be in Playboy and represent the brand well. Honestly, I personally think they should start their own Special Editions that just features moms, the market for it is surely there.

It sadness me so much, nowadays, when all I see is the mass majority of women in Playboy who aren’t moms, yet they claim to have the most beautiful women in the world. To me the most beautiful thing in this world is the creation of life and being able to create life, so when did all of a sudden moms become not so beautiful? If you do the research and look up how many Playmates were mothers at the time of their publication, the list is small, tiny in fact. I want to become a Playmate more then anything to break that stigma not only for myself, but for all the American hard working model moms out there. Lastly, my desire to work with emPlayboy/em doesn’t end at being a Playmate, I want to produce and shoot the Playmates myself one day.

Can you tell us about your time in the military? Oh ,wow, where to start, six years of service is hard to cram into just a few sentences. Well, when I was in the Air Force, I earned two national Radiology Registries as a Radiology Technologist and Mammography Technologist. I also performed over 800 military special ceremonies and funeral services while being a team member for Keesler AFB and a team flight leader for Scott AFB. In addition to all this, I served as a Security Forces Officer, Base CPR Instructor, coached Volleyball for the Scott AFB Medical Squadron, and was a goalie for the Kessler AFB base Soccer team.

In 2005, I went through Hurricane Katrina and remained on duty at Kessler AFB, and after losing my home I was relocated to Scott AFB and then was honorably discharged in 2008. Lastly, during my service, I was recognized for many medals, awards, such as BTZ, Diagnostic Imaging, Airman of the Year (AMC), Humanitarian medal, and Achievement Medal.

Following your service, you moved to St. Louis? I was relocated here after I lost my home in 2005. I chose to remain in the area for school and because I had extended family members in the area.

How do you like St. Louis? It’s alright, I have some great friends here that are everything to me, but in general this city seems to not like me much. It’s not my hometown (Chicago is) , I’ve experienced times where I sit and wonder why do I try to hard to support the talent here and make more relationships with people who don’t appreciate what I can bring to the table. Overall, the city itself is very historic and has some amazing places to shoot at, but California keeps calling my name.

Do you think it is a good place for you to build your career? Well, of course, if you can’t make it in your own town I don’t see how you can make it anywhere these days.

How do you compare St. Louis to places like Miami, New York, and Chicago? Well I’ve never been to the first two, but I have been to other big cities, like Dallas and Los Angeles. Our market here is existent, but it will only stay that way or grow bigger if the talent in our city wants it to and starts helping each other out more. This is what I have been trying to do for the past year and half now with my digital entertainment website, http://www.missoohlalaa.com/

What magazines have you been featured in? Model Maze Magazine (Cover), Fighters Only Magazine, Full Throttle, Midwest Magazine, Alive Magazine, Stunner Baby Magazine (Cover), Macho Rhino Online Mens Magazine, WWE Magazine, Co-Existence Magazine (Cover), Kamboom Magazine, COED Magazine (Miss COED of the Day), Super Models Magazine (Cover), Miss Ooh La Laa Magazine, honestly there has been many digital write up’s about me, sometimes I don’t even know about them until I Google my name. Those are the ones that have meant the most to me so far.

Have you starred in any TV projects, high or low profile? Yes, I have my first independent film in which I play Sarah, as the lead female role, which will be released soon, viewers can check out the film at: www.farmthemovie.com and I have worked as a Strikeforce Ring Girl which appeared on Showtime. My Rent & Roll commercial and a few other projects as well.

How do you juggle your busy career and being a mother? I just do, my daughter knows and see’s how hard I work everyday to make opportunities possible for us. I make her watch me when I photo shop images sometimes of models because I don’t want her growing up thinking that women look like they all do in the magazines. I also talk to her about most everything that a child her age can understand so she knows why mommy has to go on trips to places like LA and other areas I go for work. She calls herself little Miss Ooh La Laa and one day I hope that I can build this empire up for her and hand it over if she wants to run it or at least give her more than what I had growing up.

Who, or what, has served as your inspiration? My daughter, fiancee, my muse(s) Tara and (R.I.P. Mason P. Cummins), my best friends, my family who I actually still talk to (I come from a very broken home), my fans who never stop believing in me and smack me back into reality when I second guess myself and, actually, my haters, because they make me grind harder and force me to learn new ways of connecting to my fan base which they try to destroy on a daily basis, it seems like.

A few other key individuals as an artist Pink, Marilyn Manson, Marilyn Monroe, Lady Gaga, Esther Lin, Mick Gleissner, Kingston O’Nasty, Hugh Hefner, RuPaul, Annie Leibovitz, Dorothea Lange, Demi Moore, Selena, Jennifer Lopez, Arny Freytag, Sally Mann, Jill Greenberg, and Cindy Sherman just to name a few.

I want to say thank you for the opportunity to be featured within your magazine and thank you to all my supporters for without you all I am nothing.

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Hottie of the Week: Letitia

By Lady Killa
Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer

Much like many others in the modeling industry, Letitia one day hopes to become an actress. She ended up modeling because of her history with beauty pageants. With the two fields so close, it was only a matter of time before Letitia ended up modeling.

In order to actively pursue modeling, Letitia joined Suga Cane Ent. and has been getting a few gigs. Now, active in the Atlanta nightlife, she has worked at a number of clubs. Esso is among Letitia’s favorite places to work.

Letitia recently discussed her career, and her future, with the modeling industry with Hip Hop Vibe.

Read the entire interview below:

Is modeling something you always wanted to do or something you just ended up doing? No, modeling isn’t something I always wanted to do, only because I’m a pageant girl. I was in the All-American Miss Mississippi Teen Pageant in 2005. I have so much more going for myself than just modeling.

In the future, do you also want to do some acting? I also love to act, I would love to get jobs dealing with acting, but it’s coming soon for me.

Where is your favorite place to do work? My favorite place to do work would be, hands down, Esso.

How long have you been working with Suga Cane Entertainment? I have not been with Suga Cane too long.

Have you been featured in any videos? Not yet, but I would love to in the near future.

What has been the most-exciting part of your career, so far? Well, there has not been anything too exciting, or should I say nothing I was not already used to.

How do you deal with all the stress that comes along with this lifestyle? It is really no stress at all, only dealing with making the type of money you would like to make.

Outside of modeling, what is your favorite activity? Singing, shopping, playing softball with the Hurricanes, working on my website for my boutique, and trying to finish up writing my book, Reflections of Tia.

If you were not modeling, what would you be doing? If I wasn’t modeling right now, I would be traveling around the world with my lover.

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Hottie of the Week: Ms. Hoover

div class=”separator” style=”clear: both; text-align: center;”a href=”http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-MV503yKSEm8/TnAMjU5PlSI/AAAAAAAAE3I/-EezBWE7KeM/s1600/Hoover.jpg” imageanchor=”1″ style=”clear: left; cssfloat: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;”img border=”0″ height=”400″ rba=”true” src=”http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-MV503yKSEm8/TnAMjU5PlSI/AAAAAAAAE3I/-EezBWE7KeM/s400/Hoover.jpg” width=”177″ //a/divstrongBy Lady Killa/strongbr /strongHip Hop Vibe Staff Writer/strongbr /br /While she is relatively new to the modeling scene, Ms. Hoover is getting her name built in a timely fashion. Last year, Ms. Hoover was even signed to a contract. Ms. Hoover serves as the first model signed to First Amendment Entertainment. Already, she is making big moves.br /br /Among the projects she has going is a book about modeling. Despite being fairly new to the game, Ms. Hoover has plenty of big moves going. With her future very bright, Ms. Hoover is currently weighing her options. In the next few months, people will be seeing much more of her.br /br /For a little over a week, Ms. Hoover and Hip Hop Vibe have been communicating. Recently, she sat down for an exclusive interview.br /br /strongRead the entire interview below:/strongbr /br /strongWhat type of modeling gigs have you had so far?/strongbr /I’m new to the modeling field, but I have a modeling book for sale.br /br /strongHow long have you been modeling?/strong br /I have been trying to get my career off since 2010 with First Admendment Entertainment.br /nbsp; br /strongWhen did you first land modeling gigs?/strong br /I have always wanted to model and I recently landed some gigs.br /br /strongDo you find it difficult to juggle all your projects?/strongbr /No, I don’t find it difficult to juggle my projects at all.br /br /strongWhere is your favorite place to travel?/strongbr /I haven’t had the chance to travel yet, but I would like to go to Miami.br /br /strongWhat is your favorite part about modeling?/strong br /My favorite part about modeling is dressing up in different styles and taking pictures. br /nbsp; br /strongHave you had the chance to meet any interesting people?/strong br /While I haven’t had the chance to meet many people yet, I sure hope to in the near future. br /nbsp; br /strongWhat do you see in your future?/strong br /I plan on furthering my modeling career and currently I am in cosmetology school so that I will always be to work within the modeling field.div class=”blogger-post-footer”div class=”separator” style=”clear: both; text-align: center;”
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Hottie of the Week: Britney

div class=”separator” style=”clear: both; text-align: center;”a href=”http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-7pDlRx3IR60/TmdePhV-DfI/AAAAAAAAEvE/mFS5NjxanNo/s1600/brittany+1st+edits-7.jpg” imageanchor=”1″ style=”clear: left; cssfloat: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;”img border=”0″ height=”320″ nba=”true” src=”http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-7pDlRx3IR60/TmdePhV-DfI/AAAAAAAAEvE/mFS5NjxanNo/s320/brittany+1st+edits-7.jpg” width=”249″ //a/divstrongBy Lady Killa/strongbr /strongHip Hop Vibe Staff Writer/strongbr /br /Despite being a new company, Suga Cane Entertainment has been making moves. The company is steadily signing more talent and landing more events. Because of this, more models are flocking to the company.br /br /For a little over a month, Britney has been signed to the Suga Cane Entertainment company. Despite not being their incredibly long, she has already been booked for several jobs. Britney is confident in the growth of the company, as it has already grown.br /br /Britney discussed a bit of her background and her time with the company in an exclusive interview with Hip Hop Vibe.br /br /strongRead the entire interview below:/strongbr /br /strongWhen did you link up with Suga Cane Entertainment?/strongbr /About a month ago.br /br /strongExplain your experience with the company so far./strongbr /It’s been great. Even though Suga Cant Entertainment is a new company, Ive already gotten a few cool jobs. It’s a great way for me to gain more exposure so Im loving it. There will be a lot of upcoming gigs for all of the Suga Cane models. Soon everyone will know about us.br /br /strongFor the most part, how have things gone for you?/strongbr /Really good, the company is still growing and so am I. It’ll only get better from here.br /br /strongDo you ever fall victim to being star struck?/strongbr /Never, I’ve been meeting celebrities for as long as I can remember so it’s nothing! I view celebrities as just another person who just happens to be in the spotlight. Money or not, you will always just be a person. That’s just how you have to look at it.br /br /strongHow do you separate professional from personal?/strongbr /Work is work. I’m about business, nothing more nothing less. Whenever I go on a job, its always professional. I never let the fact that I’m around a certain celebrity or working with a certain company get to my head. That’s the quickest way to get caught up in this business. Modeling is a job, it’s not my life.br /br /strongWhen did you first begin modeling?/strongbr /Just recently. Ive been an aspiring actress for aboutnbsp;eight years, so modeling just kind of fell into place. Atlanta is the perfect place for it. Since I love the Atlanta nightlife, meeting new people, and getting paid, why not model?br /br /strongDo you feel as if you are born to entertain?/strongbr /Yes. All my life I’ve been entertaining whether it was singing, acting, or dancing. Now modeling! I do it all. br /br /strongDoes working in the nightlife make you dislike it on a personal level?/strongbr /I will never dislike it, but too much of it can be a little overwhelming. Now that I model, I dont party as much on my own time. I get enough of it from work, but whenever I do go out its always a good time. br /br /strongHas your work for a few of the Atlanta clubs turned you into a local celebrity?/strongbr /Not yet. I have a lot more work to do and a lot more exposure and respect to gain in this industry. It will come one day though. It doesn’t come overnight which is what a lot of aspiring models expect. It’s a lot of work to be put in, and you have to start small before you can be big. br /br /strongView additional photos of Britney below:/strongbr /div class=”separator” style=”clear: both; text-align: center;”a href=”http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-5rjqO7-C-54/Tmdf08KEdqI/AAAAAAAAEvI/8V7-st4ecHw/s1600/DSC_8624.jpg” imageanchor=”1″ style=”clear: left; cssfloat: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;”img border=”0″ height=”320″ nba=”true” src=”http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-5rjqO7-C-54/Tmdf08KEdqI/AAAAAAAAEvI/8V7-st4ecHw/s320/DSC_8624.jpg” width=”168″ //aa href=”http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-9f3IRIZEaic/Tmdf5kF4nAI/AAAAAAAAEvM/A7gS9mWVufo/s1600/DSC_8763.jpg” imageanchor=”1″ style=”margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;”img border=”0″ height=”320″ nba=”true” src=”http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-9f3IRIZEaic/Tmdf5kF4nAI/AAAAAAAAEvM/A7gS9mWVufo/s320/DSC_8763.jpg” width=”212″ //a/divdiv class=”blogger-post-footer”div class=”separator” style=”clear: both; text-align: center;”
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Hottie of the Week: Baybiie

div class=”separator” style=”clear: both; text-align: center;”a href=”http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-945hnRUgctI/Tl69APlL6kI/AAAAAAAAEmw/V6zbIDFIeZ4/s1600/Baybiee.jpg” imageanchor=”1″ style=”clear: left; cssfloat: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;”img border=”0″ height=”320″ src=”http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-945hnRUgctI/Tl69APlL6kI/AAAAAAAAEmw/V6zbIDFIeZ4/s320/Baybiee.jpg” width=”208″ xaa=”true” //a/divstrongBy Lady Killa/strongbr /strongHip Hop Vibe Staff Writer/strongbr /br /One of the brightest new faces in the entertainment industry is Baybiie. She is among the most talented young women in the entertainment industry and she has veteran experience. Ever since she was a little girl, she has been doing ballet. Her passion for ballet led her into other forms of entertainment.br /br /Among her many different talents is modeling. Baybiie has done shows all around the country. In addition to her shows, she has also brushed shoulders with many heavy hitters in the game. Despite her success, she remains focused on the overall goal. The rising talent has been signed to First Amendment Entertainment and is working hard.br /br /Recently, Hip Hop Vibe reached out to Baybiie for an exclusive interview. br /br /strongRead the entire interview below:/strongbr /br /strongBecause you are a multi-talent, do you find it easier to land gigs?/strongbr /Now it is. Before it was a lil difficult until I started getting some fan base.br /br /strongHow did you link up with First Amendment Entertainment?/strongbr /Oliva she came to the club I was performing at 1 night and was tracked me down (laughs).br /br /strongCan you tell us a little bit about your history as a ballerina?/strongbr /Ballet is my foudation as a dancer. I wasnbsp;three when, I say, a picture of my first ballerina on pointe. I said to my grandmother, “Granny, I wanna do that!” She put me in classes and I fell in love.br /br /strongHas living in Charlottle helped your career advance forward?/strong br /Yes and no. Because Inbsp;am living in Charlotte I was able to start a fan base and learn new thing to advance into the best artist I can be. But, at the same time, my carrer would have taken off sooner if I were in a bigger city.br /br /strongHow do you feel about being in the entertainment industry?/strong br /I love being an entertainer. I love to knowing that my performaces speak to people open them up to new things and make them smile.br /br /strongDo you feel as though you have a passion for what you do?/strong br /Yes, my passion is what inspires me to push forward,nbsp;tonbsp;try new things, and to express myself to the fullest. My heart goes into every move I make. br /br /strongBeing so talented, how do you stop the praise from going to your head?/strong br /For the most part, I pay it no mind because I’m doing something I love to do. Also. I remember there are so many dancers out there that are just as good, if not better. Last, I’m nothing without my fan base they give me postive feedback that helps feed my passion.br /br /strongCan you talk about your time as an exocitic dancer?/strong br /My time as an exocitic dancer was and is a learning and growing experience. It forcde me to find myself. as a person and grown woman.br /br /strongHow has that experience helped to mold your career?/strong br /Most of my fan base was gained frm working as and Exocitic dancer. Most of my pole skills were developed during the two years. It also helped with my tech and connect better with my audience.br /br /strongGoing forward, what projects are you working on?/strong br /Well, I will benbsp;doing a battle Labor Day week for Atlanta Pride 2011. Aside from Atlanta Pride, I will also be at All-Star Weekend 2012, LA Pride 2012, NYC Pride 2012, just to name a few…br /br /strongHow successful do you see yourself being in the long-term?/strong br /Very. I intend to climb to the top choerographing music videos, movies,nbsp;and concerts. I also,nbsp;one day like to open a dance studio.div class=”blogger-post-footer”div class=”separator” style=”clear: both; text-align: center;”
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Hottie of the Week: Tarina

By Lady Killa
Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer

Among the newer faces on the Charlotte, NC entertainment scene is Tarina, she has linked up with Suga Cane Entertainment. She is trying to take her career to the next level. Tarina has modeled for a couple of magazines, already.

Tarina came across Suga Cane Entertainment on Facebook and began working in February. While her career is just starting off, she has already had a number of adventures. Recently, Tarina discussed all of this with Hip Hop Vibe.

Read the entire Tarina interview below:

How would you describe you career, at this point? I would say this is just the beginning.

How long have you been working for Suga Cane Entertainment? We came across each other on Facebook back in February. From there, we just began working.

Tell us a little bit about your time with Suga Cane? Thus far, it has been awesome. The CEO keeps everyone, including myself, updated with new events and by me being one of the models who does not reside where the actual agency does, its very difficult for me to go back and forth to the events, so they are very understanding when I am not able to attend any events.

Thus far, how has your experience been? Things have been going kind of “rocky” trying to book great gigs. Finding the best of the best photographers is hard work, I’ve dealt with individuals who does not know a thing about what they are trying to do, but it’s always a “well lesson learned” for the most part! I am just going to continue to work and fight for what I want, which is to become a well respected black model.

Have been a victim of falling star struck? No (laughs).

Do you have trouble separating the business from the personal? I leave the personal at the door and then I begin the business.

How long have you been modeling? Actually, I have not been modeling that long. I began when I relocated to Charlotte, North Carolina from Flint, Michigan. For as long as I can remember, I have been told that I should model and that I have “the look.” I never really paid attention to those comments until I came to Charlotte and I needed something to do. It was then when I decided I should model, I know I can do it.

Can you tell us about your love of entertaining? I feel I was born to both entertain and teach.

How do you feel about the nightlife, seeing how you work in it? I still enjoy it a lot .As a model, your life seems to never stop to get a break, but I have a personal life also, to where I can sleep when I want, party or even if its just spending some time with loved ones.

Has all this modeling turned you into a local celebrity, of sorts? No, but hopefully it soon will.

Hottie of the Week: Shauni

div class=”separator” style=”clear: both; text-align: center;”a href=”http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-tOa8YxAFMYY/Tku6x30tnQI/AAAAAAAAEWA/M4HSURhu3KY/s1600/Shaun.jpg” imageanchor=”1″ style=”clear: left; cssfloat: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;”img border=”0″ height=”320″ naa=”true” src=”http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-tOa8YxAFMYY/Tku6x30tnQI/AAAAAAAAEWA/M4HSURhu3KY/s320/Shaun.jpg” width=”212″ //a/divstrongBy Lady Killa/strongbr /strongHip Hop Vibe Staff Writer/strongbr /br /The face of Shauni may not look familiar, but it will in the very near future. Already, Shauni has appeared in several high-profile music videos, which made it to television. A little over a year ago, she linked with a new company and is ready to take things to the next level.br /br /Shauni knows her future is bright and she has major plans. Recently, she discussed her future plans with Hip Hop Vibe.br /br /strongRead the entire interview below:/strongbr /br /strongHow do you feel about your career currently?/strongbr /I feel like I’m finally making progress. I’ve dealt with alot of flaky people in the industry who damn near promised me different events in which I didn’t get a chance to pursue them.br /br /strongWhen did you link up with Suga Cane Entertainment?/strongbr /I want to say it was at the end of May.br /br /strongExplain your experience with the company so far./strongbr /Its definitely been a learning experience lol but a fun one based on the fact that we all have built relationships with each other. If we hadn’t some of our most skeptical moments would’ve made it difficult to keep the faith. br /br /strongFor the most part, how have things gone for you?/strongbr /They’ve gone pretty awesome! I’ve networked with some great people, attended a lot events,and got a chance to be exposed to the some powerful people in the industry, which in itself is amazing since we are just getting started. I believe this is good for me. br /br /strongDo you ever fall victim to being star struck?/strongbr /Not yet; I have come across some people who’ve recognized me from either “The Car amp; Bike Show” or the clubs we work at. I’m pretty humble, so when I finally get my article published with you guys, I can get a little star struck. lolbr /br /strongHow do you separate professional from personal?/strongbr /I try to keep my emotions out of my professional life, because if I don’t, I would handle certain situations totally different.br /br /strongWhen did you first begin modeling?/strongbr /I started modeling in the 11th grade. I was an officer in JR. Council, we had to put on this event called “The Show” and every since then I wanted to walk around made up in heels.. br /br /strongDo you feel as if you are born to entertain?/strongbr /Of course (laughs).nbsp;I feel as if I don’t fit in with “Regular People” I sing, write, act, dance,nbsp;and model. I have nothing in common with anyone who honestly feels like a 9-5 for life is the greatest thing ever, I would rather die trying to fulfill my dreams than be stressed out being someone’s corporate bitch, I’m just saying.br /br /strongDoes working in the nightlife make you dislike it on a personal level?/strongbr /No, I actually look forward to it. We work for some pretty hot clubs and to be able to walk in like we run it (we do) is always fun. VIP sections amp; free bottles.. I will always love it!br /br /strongHas your work for a few of the Atlanta clubs turned you into a local celebrity?/strongbr /Somewhat. People see me or hit me on Facebooknbsp;and Twitter just to ask if I’ll be at Door 44, Essos, or Josephine Lounge all the time. Guys mainly ask because they feel its a way to get a me (laughs). It really isn’t, butnbsp;I guess harmless flirting (Promoting) isn’t a bad thing to keep my growing fanbase up!div class=”blogger-post-footer”div class=”separator” style=”clear: both; text-align: center;”
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Hottie of the Week: Ashley Coburn

div class=”separator” style=”clear: both; text-align: center;”a href=”http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-PoKzUGpEWz8/TkmaQ7QnbpI/AAAAAAAAET8/OjsOflSVQGU/s1600/ashley.jpg” imageanchor=”1″ style=”clear: left; cssfloat: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;”img border=”0″ height=”320″ naa=”true” src=”http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-PoKzUGpEWz8/TkmaQ7QnbpI/AAAAAAAAET8/OjsOflSVQGU/s320/ashley.jpg” width=”282″ //a/divstrongBy Lady Killa/strongbr /strongHip Hop Vibe Staff Writer/strongbr /br /It is often said that a person can do anything they set their mind to. This statement is true, but the part left out is the difficulties. The difficulties is what keeps many people from accomplishing their dreams.br /br /For the one-hundred people who give up, there is one person who continues to push. Ashley Coburn is that one person. One year ago, Coburn launched her company, Suga Cane Entertainment, and has not looked back.br /br /Now the head of her own modeling/promotions company, she also serves as a model, herself. In only a year’s worth of time, she has become one of the more well-known up-and-comers in the game.br /br /Recently, she discussed her rise and new projects with Hip Hop Vibe.br /br /strongRead the entire interview below:/strongbr /br /strongHow do you feel about your career currently?/strong br /Modeling is a career that I always wanted to do from the traveling to meeting new people, to networking..I LOVE IT.br /br /br /strongWhen did younbsp;start Suga Cane Entertainment?/strong br /I actually linked with with my bussiness partner, BJ from Rep1, wenbsp;sat down and talked about coming up with a companynbsp;for upcoming models who have the drive for modeling and thats how we came up with Suga Cane Entertaiment.br /br /strongExplain your experience with the company so far./strong br /The experience is amazing, I love the shows, and the models. br /br /strongFor the most part, how have things gone for you?/strong br /Things havenbsp;been good, just finished my photoshoot with Dash, for Kim Kardashian’s summer collection in Miami.br /br /strongDo you ever fall victim to being star struck? /strongbr /Huh?br /br /strongHow do you separate professional from personal?/strongbr /Just keep personal way from professional. You don’t want nobody in your personal life, try your best not to discuss any personal situation in your professional life.br /br /strongWhen did you first begin modeling?/strong br /I first began modeling whennbsp;I wasnbsp;three years old. I started in a Baby Gerber commercial in Panama (the country) and from there my mom put me in every modeling event.br /br /strongDo you feel as if you are born to entertain?/strong br /YES !!! I mean I’m funny, when I’m in that runway I feel free I feel alive.br /br /strongDoes working in the nightlife make you dislike it on a personal level?/strong br /Well, yes just a little because I know I know a lot of guys don’t want their women out in the clubs or guys all over his women and my grandmother always told me that a young woman shouldn’t be out late at night (laughs). I’m young, I’m single I love to have fun and what other way to have fun than doing what I love to do best hosting events, club events, runway shows etc.br /br /strongHas your work for a few of the Atlanta clubs turned you into a local celebrity?/strong br /Well, I’m way past the “LOCAL” celebrity I’m very well known in Miami, Memphis, Jacksonville, New York for different works that I have done and still doing. I can truly say that couple of works that I have done in Atlanta didn’t turn me into a celebrity, but I think I’mnbsp;seen as the cool model of Atlanta. Yeah, I havenbsp;been in videos, shows but I think me being one of the coolest ATL models turned me into a celebrity.div class=”blogger-post-footer”div class=”separator” style=”clear: both; text-align: center;”
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Hottie of the Week: Pairee

div class=”separator” style=”clear: both; text-align: center;”a href=”http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-mD93gnSP8Ms/ThO1xdPNMiI/AAAAAAAAD_k/q5eSBjq_cP0/s1600/Colby+Powell.jpg” imageanchor=”1″ style=”clear: left; cssfloat: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;”img border=”0″ height=”320″ i$=”true” src=”http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-mD93gnSP8Ms/ThO1xdPNMiI/AAAAAAAAD_k/q5eSBjq_cP0/s320/Colby+Powell.jpg” width=”212″ //a/divBy Lady Killabr /Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writerbr /br /Many components make up the hip hop game. Most only think of the rappers who drive the hip hop industry. But, when an entire production is being made, there is so much more than what meets the eye. Even some of what meets the eye is overlooked by many.br /br /Pairee is among the members of the hip hop industry often seen, yet still overlooked. With dreams of modeling, Pairee is actively pursuing her dream. Currently, she is signed to Street Kingz Entertainment and will soon be in videos.br /br /Now a part of one of the biggest movements in Baton Rouge, Pairee is very excited. Until her career takes off, Pairee is going to nursing school. While she is confident she will one day become a force in the industry, she has a solid back up plan.br /br /Hip Hop Vibe spoke with the confident Street Queen earlier today. Read the full interview below:br /div class=”content” id=”id.227286023969782″/divdiv class=”content”br /strongHow long have you been modeling?/strong/divdiv class=”content” id=”id.169309993135797″I actually started modeling in high school during my freshman/sophomore year for a department store called the Bon Marche’, located in Seattle, Washington. It was an unpaid modeling intership, if you will. We helped set up events and fashion shows. I was also able to model in some the fashion shows. There was one in particular, called the “Back to School” fashion show. They provided make-up, outfit changes, and cat walk intructions. We did it just like the professionals.br /br //divdiv class=”content”/divdiv class=”content”div class=”content” id=”id.207872845925668″strongWhat was it like growing up in Seattle?/strong/divSeattle is like a second home to me, I was born in Baton Rogue, Louisiana. Wenbsp;relocated when I was seven years old. Seattle was a great place to grow up, it hadnbsp;many opportunites and challenges. It molded me into who I am today.br /br /strongIs there much of a difference between Seattle and Baton Rogue?/strongbr /Yes! Seattle is a fast-paced growing city and always is on the go. Baton Rogue is more laid back and is steady growing, but it has it’s Southern drawl that makes you feel right at home with Grandma or Grandpa. Both cities are home and there is nothing like home.br /br /strongDo you have any gig’s coming up?/strongbr /Yes, I have a couple of things in the works. I havenbsp;a photo shoot, titled “Gemini Shoot,”nbsp;which isnbsp;also a 12 month calendar featuring yours truly, as well as some video shoots, just to name a few.br /br /strongWhat was your feeling when you were informed you were added to SKE?/strongbr /My feeling(s) you mean, because I had a lot of emotions going on all at once. I was very skeptical at first and thennbsp;I did some more research even after everything was official, but overall I was very excited, nervous, ready, inspired, shocked, and thought to self this could possibly be a DREAM come true.br /br /strongWill you be in the upcoming videos?/strongbr /Yes, I will be working with J. Slimm, the head of SKE. He has a video called “Make a Flick” off of his upcomingnbsp;mixtape. I also will be working with Anthony Droze and Marcus Dearbone, to name a few.br /br /strongYou are also studying to become a nurse correct?/strongbr /Yes, that is correct. I am looking forward to reaching that desired dream as well.br /br /strongWhat advice would you offer to younger models coming up?/strongbr /Please do your research if you are ever approached by any type of agency, or entertainment company. Have self respect, because if you have respect for self, no one else can disrespect you or try to get over. Also, make sure you are comfortable with any and all projects: photo shoots, music videos etc. that you are involved in. Last, but not least, have fun and never let any one tell you that you CAN’T, always know that you CAN. You can do anything your creative mind allows.br /br /strongHow important do you believe education is for aspiring entertainers and people as a whole?/strongbr /Education is very important. At the same time it isnt for everyone, but with out it you face a lot of challenges, such as people doubting your intelligence or creativity. It’s also a great back up tool to have if the industry fails you, because nothing is promised. It’s either a blessing or a golden opportunity in life, so always have a plan A. Education and a plannbsp;B. Goal or dream to pursue in life.br /br /strongWhen will people begin seeing your work appear?/strong/divdiv class=”content”Very soon! My calendar/Gemini shoot doesn’t have an official date set yet, but this is just the beginning so STAY TUNED!! It’s going to be a great show. /divdiv class=”content”/divdiv class=”blogger-post-footer”div class=”separator” style=”clear: both; text-align: center;”
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