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Michelle Lewin

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The Latin Goddess you dream of meeting on your next exotic vacation!

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Obsessive Compulsive Dissorder

Editor-In-Chief and Art Director

Pete Valentino ( info@glamjammag.com )

Staff Photographers

Urban Stylz Photography ( www.urbanstylz.net/glamourandfitness ) Gary Miller Foto ( www.garymillerfoto.com ) Mike Prado (www.pradofoto.com) Contributing Photographers

Matthew Cousins( www.matthewcousins.com ) Ales Fremut (www.kimi.book.fr) Sam Rambo (www.samrambo.com) Ronin Photo and Design (www.roninphoto-design.com) Brian Bowers ( http://mrbeans.smugmug.com )

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EDITOR’S NOTE BY PETE VALENTINO

HAPPY NEW YEAR! I would like to start off by wishing all the Glam Jam readers a 2013 filled with health and prosperity. The one thing that will not be missing in 2013 is the beautiful and sexy women showcased in the pages of Glam Jam Magazine! The way I see it, every year is a new year to celebrate one of God’s greatest creation - The Woman! We kick things off this moth with a brand new Model Psychology article which will hit home with a good number of young models out there. Also, we look at our first 2013 Discovery of the month, the beautiful Nikki Nardini! As always, Glam Jam is primarily a submission driven magazine to showcase the hottest new glamour photographers and models all over the world! This is your platform to finally get that valuable exposure to bring you to the next level in your craft, as a model or photographer! Get the visibility you deserve without the politics!

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MICHELLE LEWIN NEVER GIVING UP PHOTOGRAPHY: MIKE PRADO - WWW.PRADOFOTO.COM WRITTEN BY MICHELLE LEWIN

For those who don’t know it, I had a very tough childhood. My dad left when I was 1, and contacted me all or a sudden when I was 15. We met and after that I never saw him again. A couple of years back, when my name started to be known in Venezuela, he asked to be my friend on facebook. I grew up with my mother, and we never had any money for more than rent and food. She was working hard and I was also working when I wasn’t in school. Together we gained about 150$ USD per month. My weight when I was 16 was 97lbs and it wasn’t because I wanted to stay slim. No, I loved food! It was simply because we could barely afford any food just to stay alive!

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PLAYBOY VENEZUELA WAS AFTER ME FOR TWO YEARS. I HAD TO REFUSE. THE MAIN REASON WAS THAT I DIDN´T LIKE THEIR PHOTOGRAPHERS. I THOUGHT THE PICTURES IN THE MAGAZINE WERE OF VERY BAD QUALITY SO THERE WAS NO WAY I WAS GONNA LET THEM PUBLISH NUDE PHOTOS OF ME.

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COVER GIRL THE MODELING EXPERIENCE I did have some hopes for a modelling career already back then. I participated in a competition, one out of many in Venezuela. I did pretty good I think, but to get to the second round, there was a fee of 20$ USD. That was too much for me, so that was the end for my modeling career and I decided to never try modeling again. I graduated and started working, my economy got better. Finally I could afford to eat meat and chicken, I went to the gym and I started to get a body to be proud of. Still I didn’t think I was anything special, but at a beach party a photographer offered me a free test shoot. I was not interested but after a while I decided to go for it. About 3 months later, I was on the cover of one of Venezuela’s biggest magazine. That was a quite strange feeling. I took more photos with more photographers of good or bad quality, but I managed to get more printed. So I decided to leave Venezuela to try more international. So until now, I have been living and modelling in Spain, Sweden, Italy and USA. This is my 13th cover and feel I have just started.

The myth says it´s a dirty business, and it for sure is. It´s pretty impresive to see how many scams there are out there. I have been contacted by many agents and photographers stating they have contacts here and there and they need photos, preferably nudes, to pass forward to important people. So rule number one: if someone contacts you from a hotmail or Gmail and claims to be working for a big company, it´s something strange. The worst trick was before I did the Playboy cover. A guy writes to me from a playboy.com address, saying he has seen me and can get me into Playboy. Playboy is big, so I considered it. And I thought: Why not? So pushed reply and attached a few nudes. But, right before I pushed send, I saw that when I pushed reply, his playboy.com address changed to a yahoo.com address. Still today I have no idea how he did that. I contacted Playboy to see if they had anyone working there by his name, and they did not. Many times I have been contacted to do 2 hours shooting for lingerie or fashion for 500USD/hour. Now, as a new model these types of jobs don´t exist. Remember: if it seems to good to be true, it is.

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I have also been offered to be in a music video of one of the biggest, award winning male artists in the world. His manager contacted me, and seemed pretty serious. But before the video, the artist wanted to see me, and to send some more private mobile photos. I have not, and never will, go the dirty way so I bailed out. You will for sure get many suggestions to pose nude, and it´s all up to you. I did it once for Playboy only, but that was the last time. I will ever pose nude again. Why you might ask? Well, just because I feel I don´t need to. You have to think a little bit about what you actually want with your carrer. Also, if you pose nude and post it on pages like ModelMayhem.com, 95% of the photographers contacting you are doing it just to take nudes. Once nude, always nude. I have made very clear that I don´t do it anymore. Well, implied works, but not more than that.

FITNESS & DIET As I said before, my weight was down to 97 lbs. And I hated my body. I was so very thin, I felt like a walking skeleton. I never wore high heels because it made my already thin legs look even thinner. And the ideal in Venezuela is the more curves, the better. But with slightly better economy, I could eat and go to the gym and I got happier with my body. I went two to tree times per week and I just did legs. In the beginning, I could not load a single disc in the leg press. I could hardly do a set of ten without any weight, and my legs felt like spaghetti. But slowly my butt got bigger, my thighs and calves got better shaped... I felt great! I started to gain some weight. And I did just legs because that was my only goal, and I felt that if I start working out my upper body I will look like the masculine ladies at the bodybuilding competitions. I started to hang out with one guy from the gym, and he became like my personal trainer. He showed me how to work out the whole body, made me a complete program, and told me what to eat and not to eat. It was some boring weeks, but after a while I saw result in the mirror and it became fun! Nowadays I have developed the upper body very much compared to before, and I´m trying to match my big legs, but it´s hard. Today I need 650lbs in the legpress to even feel the slightest soreness the day after. I have become a happier person, I love the life dedicated to fitness and my goal was the cover of Playboy... Now when that´s done, my goal is to compete in IFBB.

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COVER GIRL PLAYBOY COVER Playboy Venezuela was after me for two years. I had to refuse. The main reason was that I didn’t like their photographers. I thought the pictures in the magazine were of very bad quality so there was no way I was going to let them publish nude photos of me. So when I was in Italy, I started thinking. If I´m going to be in Playboy, I want to feel proud of it. It has to be something I can show my future grandchildren! So I decided to take a risk. I made it to my own production. I invited the best photographer I had worked with to Italy, and we took some amazing shots. A couple of months later, I went to the main office of Playboy, gave them a pen-drive with the photos and told them that this is what I can offer, but this can only be published if you can guarantee me the cover. It took him more or less 3 seconds, then he handed me the contract and wrote a surprisingly big cheque. Unfortunately I was not in Venezuela at the time of the release so I never saw myself in the news stand. I was actually in Disneyland, a dream I have had since I was a kid, so when I was walking in one of the parks, Playboy sent me the cover to my iPhone and I saw it for the very first time there. That must have been the happiest day of my life. The bottom line is, dreams can come true if you are willing to work very hard to achieve them.

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STATISTICS VIAGE: 24 HOME: Seattle, WA (U.S) HEIGHT: 5’ 4” WEIGHT: 125 lbs OCCUPATIONS: Student/Receptionist

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HOW DID YOU GET INVOLVED WITH GLAMOUR MODELING ? A little by accident, to be honest. When I went to my first shoot, I was never planning on being a model or pursuing it in any fashion. I was curious and looking for a hobby to fill my down time. My first shoot was not good, and I was gun shy about doing sexy shoots for a long time. Eventually I started shooting sexier themes and meeting some great photographers, and it’s continued from there into something that I’m very passionate about.

WHO INSPIRED YOU IN BECOMING A GLAMOUR MODELING ? Various photographers, with whom I’ve consistently made great glamour sets with, have been key in giving that confidence I needed to keep putting myself out there.

HOW DO YOU MAINTAIN SUCH AN INCREDIBLY SEXY BODY? I’ve always been small, but I’ve also always lived a fairly active lifestyle. I’m no gym rat or health nut but I do what I need to do to stay fit. I don’t snack or drink sugar drinks like soda and energy drinks on a regular basis. I do a lot of cardio and prefer to work with medicine and exercise balls in the gym. I also love to hike in the summer months.

WHAT PART OF THAT SEXY BODY ARE YOU THE MOST PROUD OF? My legs. I’m not the tallest person on the world but I keep them toned and lean which can help me look taller in photos.

TELL US ONE UNUSUAL OR UNIQUE THING ABOUT YOURSELF THAT OTHERS MAY NOT KNOW. I dump the water out of ramen noodles and mix them with mayonnaise. Apparently this is a gross habit, so my friends tell me.

WHAT IS THE MOST ADVENTUROUS THING YOU HAVE DONE? Working in East Africa, by far, has been an incredible adventure, albeit difficult at times.

WHAT ARE YOUR FUTURE GOALS IN THE GLAMOUR INDUSTRY? I would love to make the cover of a print magazine, become a brand model, and I hope to do a lot of events like liquor promotions when I come back to the states.

WHAT ARE YOUR FUTURE GOALS IN THE GLAMOUR INDUSTRY? You can find me on facebook (http://www.facebook.com/ModelScarlettRenee) or Google Plus, which I prefer (search under Scarlett Renee) GLAM JAM JUNE 2012

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GLAM JAM ROOKIE COURTNEY ELLIS DEMONSTRATES HER SEXY TALENTS! PHOTOGRAPHER: GARY MILLER

STATISTICS VIAGE: 24 HOME: Dallas, TX (US) HEIGHT: 5’ 9” WEIGHT: 112lbs 22

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‘ I LOVE MY LONG LEGS! I CAN ROCK ALMOST ANY OUTFIT TO THE FULLEST!

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Samantha de Rossi, comes to us from Torino COURTNEY (Piemonte Region) in Italy. She has studied acting and landing film roles is her goal at the moment. Bad news for those interested, we COURTNEY, HOW DID YOU GET INVOLVED WITH GLAMOUR MODELING? I went to a casting in 2008 called the “Texas Shoot Out”scared as all hell- and fell in love! Been having fun in front of the not-so-scary camera ever since! WHO INSPIRED YOU IN BECOMING A GLMOUR MODEL? Adriana Lima and Brooke Banx. Holy moly- those are some BEAUTIFUL women inside and out! HOW DO YOU MANAGE TO MAINTAIN SUCH AN INCREDIBLY SEXY BODY? No one ever likes this answer- but it’s the truth. I just picked the right genetics card. My whole family is very tall/slender. I am very blessed to be able to eat whatever I want whenever I want! WHAT PART OF THAT SEXY BODY ARE YOU THE MOST PROUD OF? I love my long legs! I can rock almost any outfit to the fullest- and not trip over those super cute Maxi dresses in the summertime! TELL US ONE UNIQUE THING ABOUT YOURSELF THAT OTHERS MAY NOT KNOW. I hold the record among my group of friends for eating the most crawfish in one sitting. 8lbs, believe it or not! WHAT IS THE MOST ADVENTUROUS THING YOU HAVE DONE? That would DEFINITELY have to be when I was on tour in Europe- getting to explore old Nazi tunnels not open to the public under a city in Germany on Halloween! So scary! WHAT ARE YOUR FUTURE GOALS WITHIN THE GLAMOUR INDUSTRY? In 2013 I am definitely going to work on doing more publications for charities, etc. Nothing like using what you’ve got for a good cause! FOR THOSE INTERESTED, WHERE CAN WE FIND OUT MORE ABOUT YOU? I’m a pretty crazy person to follow on Instagram: @bombshellpumps I LOVE photography of all kinds, and I definitely let it show!

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OBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVE BEHAVIOR OCB IS AN ANXIETY DISORDER WHICH CARRIES A PERSON’S ORDINARY CONCERNS TO AN EXTREME. THE DISORDER IS CHARACTERIZED BY A SERIES OF OBSESSIONS, WHICH ARE REOCCURRING THOUGHTS, OR FEARS, THAT CONSTANTLY PERSIST THROUGHOUT A SINGLE DAY. COMPULSIONS ARE ACTIONS, OR THOUGHTS, THAT THE INDIVIDUAL PERFORMS TO BRIEFLY RELIEVE THEIR OBSESSIONS. Obsessions are thoughts that recur and persist despite efforts to ignore or confront them. People with OCB frequently perform tasks, or compulsions, to seek relief from obsession-related anxiety. OBSESSION ABOUT YOUR BODY When it comes to any type of modeling the first sign of compulsive behavior relates to a model’s body. I can’t even begin to count the number of models I have met over the last ten years who have all displayed some type of Obsessive behavior about their look. As an example, I have met numerous fitness models who have this problem. While to most common women they will look in shape and perfect, some of these models still see themselves as being overweight or having problem areas, when they clearly don’t. They are very obsessed with how their body will look and most of the decisions taken will revolve around this obsession. Their diet and training regimen may seem very obsessive to some as everything they do is micromanaged and repetitive. This is clearly not an enjoyable way to live the only life you have. In many cases, this obsession of the body will prevent an individual from doing something they always wanted. When it come

to modeling, you need to be realistic. It doesn’t only revolve around the look anyway, as your personality is just as important. Being obsessed about your body actually is a negative aspect of that personality. OBSESSION FOR SUCCESS Other instances of OCB can arise when a model is obsessed with obtaining success at all costs. What happens in this form is that the model will seek out success by any means necessary. Some of these being negative. For instance, talking behind the back of people, bringing others down in order to increase one’s own reputation, can all be signs of obsessive behavior in the attempt to achieve success. UNDERSTANDING THE BUSINESS The glamour modeling industry is not exactly like you would expect from the fashion industry. It is highly competitive and compulsive behavior is more common. Everything revolves around beauty and sex appeal. You need to know if you are really up for it Psychologically. ACCEPTING REJECTION This is probably one of the most important aspects of OCB. Everyone dislikes being rejected from something they wish to accomplish, but at times reality of one’s lack of talent needs to set in. Being obsessed about being a cover model is unhealthy if you do not have what it takes. It is a sad reality that needs to be accepted with a positive light. The best way to see rejection is to look at it as this - Hey, at least I tried and gave it my best. Move on!

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CLAIRE,HOW DID YOU START GLAMOUR MODELING?

I won a model contest several years back and one of the photographers was very interested about me and he was the first person who told me I should model seriously. I was pretty shy and unconfident those days...Never thought I´d get involved with glamour but there´re very strict rules in Europe with fashion modeling so I had to find some other genre that suited me. HOW DO YOU MANAGE TO MAINTAIN SUCH AN INCREDIBLY SEXY BODY?

I try my best to maintain this figure mostly with outdoor physical activities. WHAT PART OF THAT SEXY BODY ARE YOU THE MOST PROUD OF?

I love my whole body…but I prefer my legs, butt and breast. Especially my eyes on whose my brand has been built (one smaller eye) and used along with my name “Claire Muzik - music for the eyes”. I´m grateful even though I was able to start my modeling career despite my weakest link. TELL US ONE UNIQUE THING ABOUT YOURSELF THAT OTHERS MAY NOT KNOW.

My eyes I guess which have came through many obsticles during my life and I´m really grateful for that I´m still able to see the world properly. Also my webbed toes the same like Ashton Kutcher. WHAT IS THE MOST ADVENTUROUS THING YOU HAVE DONE?

Walking into the heart of the Grand Canyon spending a night in there without any gear with me just laying on the ground around all those venoumous snakes, scorpions, wolves and big frogs.o) Best adventure ever! WHAT ARE YOUR FUTURE GOALS IN THE GLAMOUR INDUSTRY?

To become one of the most seen models worldwide. There´re still plenty of goals left I wouldn´t have been motivated without. I would love to connect my achievements with my personality to inspire others.

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TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT CLAIRE You can visit Facebook.com/ClaireMuzik Twitter@ClaireMuzik www.ClaireMuzik.com

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STATISTICS VIAGE: 26 HOME: New Orleans, LA (US) MEASURMENTS: : 34-25-36 HEIGHT: 5’ 4” WEIGHT: 115 lbs OCCUPATION: Student/Model

PHOTOGRAPHY: Brian Bowers

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