SPLASH ISSUE 13 / FALL 2017
YOUR GUIDE TO THE FIRST TEXT YOU SEND HER
the one you can take home to mom danielle renee
THE 411 ON DATING A MODEL
WE ARE TURNING UP THE TEMP, WITH KERI NAUTIQUE HELLO THERE BEAUTIFUL KRISTIE HIGGS
and the winner of our first live event zina yakova
HEIDI AND SHAY
THE RIEGO SISTERS
BIKINIS ALL THE TIME!
LV's HOTTEST SISTERS
Las Vegas is the playground for adults and is the home of these hot sisters that are heating up the night life seen.
SPLASH LIVE EVENTS
SENDING THE FIRST TEXT
PHOTOGRAPHER: BOBBY BLACK
GOD BLESSED AMERICA KARI NAUTIQUE IS THE PERFECT EXAMPLE OF HOW MUCH GOD LOVES US AND HOW HE BLESSED AMERICA! #PERFECTION
MODEL ZINA YAKOVA
MODEL DANIELLE RENEE
PHOTOGRAPHER: RON SMITH
PHOTOGRAPHER: BOBBY BLACK
HELLO THERE BEAUTIFUL
THE PERFECT MIX OF FITNESS AND SEX AND WE FOUND IT, KRISTIE HIGGS
DATING A MODEL
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BIKINIS ALL THE TIME! TITLE: EDITOR IN CHIEF, CONTENT WRITER, LAYOUT SPECIALIST (CREATOR and owner of SPLASH MAGAZINE)
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THE EDITOR IN CHIEF digital is the new wave if we like it or not. a generation a go having a hard copy of a magazine in your hand was the way it was. but with the advancements in technology and platforms like kindle, nook and others the digital version of magazines is slowly our selling the hard copy in the store. now that more of us are shopping at home, working from home and gaining content and more experiences threw the net, digital magazines are on the list of growing industries that are changing! newspapers and print magazines are switching there consumers to a digital age if we like it or not! CAN YOU PLEASE EXPLAIN THE RUMORS AND WHAT HAPPENED WITH THE SPLASH MAGAZINE HAWAIIAN RETREAT? The splash magazine Hawaiian retreat had the makings of everything it needed, great location, an extremely talented photographer, and beautiful models. yet, we had so much success coming to us that we made managerial decisions that affected the event. as a new event, the biggest downfall was that I didn't come to Hawaii and run the event myself. instead, I had hired someone to run the event that was the wrong person to do what was needed. the environment that was lead and created was unprofessional and effected the brand publication and financially. but we never stop and that is
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what are the big changes coming to your contest now that your getting more exposure? splash magazine has grown to amazing levels recently, so much so that we are even shocked. because of these changes our contest will be changing as well. instead of doing a retreat event for all our monthly winners we will be looking for just one yearly winner to put on the cover. this prize package will include a all expenses paid trip to new york city to shoot with a splash photographer and grace the cover of an issue! WHAT IS THE NEXT PROJECT THAT SPLASH MAGAZINE IS WORKING ON? with the changes to our contest and now new distribution channels we are ready to blow up! we want to celebrate our third year in business this year with a party! location to be determined so stay tuned! splash girls! a massive undertaking with our contest is being done to look for the next splash girl! with great success comes great responsibility and we want to launch a career like never before! a massive search world wide for official splash girls has begun and we are not cutting any corners.. one amazing model is going to get flown to new york, get to stay in an amazing hotel, see the sites of new york city and shoot for splash magazines with one of our many talented photographers. this model will get the cover of splash magazine and will represent the brand at national events where splash will be hosting, promoting and covering the event. our splash girl will be the life of the party, she will be a beautiful person inside and out, she will have all the qualities a splash girl should have.
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it just doesn't get much better than
KARI NAUTIQUE PHOTOGRAPHY BY: RON SMITH
What is your name, where are you located? What is your nationality? My name is Kari Nautique, I'm in Miami, and I'm American but mostly of English decent.
If you were not a model, what other profession would you have been doing instead? I love Modeling, but it's not my every day career. I also do real estate.
What made you first become a model? I always wanted to be a model, I used to post magazine centerfolds all over my walls when I was a kid because I wanted to be them.
What are guilty pleasures food wise? It is so hard for me to turn down a good pizza! That's my weakness!
How did you feel when you did your first ever fashion show or photo shoot? I was so nervous at my first photo shoot! I couldn't stop giggling, but it turned out great for the photos since it was a catalog shoot. Who was your role model as a child and how did that help in being a model? My Nana has always been my role model. She is the strongest woman I know, and I have always looked up to her for advice and guidance. What did your parent first think of you being a model and where they supportive? At first, my family was not very supportive. I left Florida and moved to Los Angeles to pursue my dream as a playboy bunny. They came around after a while though, they realized I was serious and really enjoy doing it. How do you feel about the controversy of the size 0 debate in the industry? Look, some women just are a size 0. They don't have to try for it. And some women are a size 14, and they look beautiful too. Can you imagine how many companies would go out of business if women were just truly happy with how they looked? I wish women would quit worrying about what everyone else looks like and just enjoy life.
How do you cope under the pressures of being a model? I don't think there's any pressure at all, I started modeling as a hobby and if it ever stresses me out or causes any negative energy in my life, I take a break from it. This is my happy place, I try not to let it consume me in a negative way. What beauty tips do you swear by? Showering every day is a good start. If a young girl/boy wanted to be a model what would your advice for them be? Go for it! If you don't love it, you'll always find something else. When it comes to men what gets your attention? Confidence, and thoughtfulness. Best pick up line you ever got? What was the worst? I have been a bartender for as long as I've been modeling, so I can't even start to put the best and worst pick up lines. It's just so many! What are some things or places on your bucket list? I've traveled a lot, but I've always wanted to go to New Zealand and see the locations where they filmed the Lord of the rings. Name three things you use every day? My cell phone, my car, and my wine glass.
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Craziest thing you have ever done? Tell us a story During one photo shoot in Mexico, I was on top of a waterfall completely nude. It was a really beautiful forest and I thought it was pretty remote, but apparently not! I almost slipped and fell down the waterfall, and when the photographer and the crew came over to help me, so did about six locals who had been watching from the trees. Yikes! What charities do you support or want to? I'm a big advocate for local animal shelter's. I don't like to donate two large charities because I can never be sure that the money goes where they say it will, but when I donate supplies or money to local nonprofits I can actually see it make a difference. Where do you want to be in 5 years? What about in 10? I'd like my swimwear company and my real estate company to both be successful, and I would like to be able to freely travel the world with my family. Do you have a political stance? Who did you vote for and why? I keep politics far away from my modeling career. Do you follow or play any sports? Who and what and why? I love football! I am in a New York Giants fan and my home team is the Jacksonville jaguars. I try to attempt my fantasy league every season but I get so busy that I run out of time for it. Quick 1 answer questionsâ€Ś Coke or Pepsi? Neither Wine or beer? Wine Country or city? Both Trucks or cars? Both Lights on or off? Both New York or Miami? Miami Steak or Salad? Both Barbieâ€™s or GI Joes? Neither
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DANIELLE RENEE photography by : eric snyder
THE ROOMER IS THAT BLONDES HAVE MORE FUN BUT WE FEEL LIKE BRUNETTES ARE THE ONES YOU CAN TAKE HOME TO MOM AND MISS DANIELLE RENEE IS NO EXCEPTION TO THIS RULE, ESPECIALLY AFTER WE HAD THE CHANGE TO LEARN A BIT MORE ABOUT THIS STUNNING NEW HAMPSHIRE MODEL
What made you first become a model? I started modeling as a show of my strength, renewal, and growth. Modeling to me means so much more than just taking a pretty photo! It has become a representation of my growth, my healing, my message! To believe in and love yourself. As women we are strong, unique, and resilient. Ever since I was a small girl I loved hamming it up for photos and jumping into the spotlight. I love evoking emotion and being completely vulnerable in front of the camera. How did you feel when you did your first ever fashion show or photo shoot? After my first photo shoot… I felt liberated, on top of the world, deeply proud of myself. Modeling takes high levels of confidence and the ability to be completely raw. I remember rolling down the windows, blaring the radio and accelerating so giddy and overflowing with kick ass vibes!
companies like Sports Illustrated and Cover Girl for showcasing that beauty comes from within in an array of beautiful shapes, colors and sizes. Healthy should be the optimal word. We all need to stop judging a person for what they look like on the outside and focus on what’s inside. Start educating our young girls and boys to be confident and beautiful from the inside out. If you were not a model, what other profession would you have been doing instead? If not a model… I have always wanted to be a dancer or actress…But, I have a supreme love for horses and love to ride, so I can see myself a farm girl riding with the wind. What are guilty pleasures food wise? My guilty food pleasures are pizza and chocolate. I secretly eat a hand full or two of chocolate chips every day.
How do you cope under the pressures of being a model? Who was your role model as a child How I cope with the pressures of and how did that help in being a modeling- I’ve learned to take model? rejection or fear and turn it into My role model was my Dad. I was “daddy’s little girl.” He taught me how strength and the opportunity to learn. I try to always laugh at myself to be a strong confident woman. How in the end and never put too much to walk tall and stand proud and always stand up for the little guy. He pressure on myself to always look good. I love getting all dolled up just had a heart of gold. as much as I love my baseball caps and yoga pants. What did your parent first think of you being a model and where they What beauty tips do you swear by? supportive? My mother was proud when I told her I My favorite beauty tips… I use lots of all natural products. Top two would signed with my first agency, always supportive of me following my dreams. be bathing in coconut oil every day for healthy skin and drinking lots of water with lemons for rejuvenating How do you feel about the body and skin. controversy of the size 0 debate in the industry? If a young girl/boy wanted to be a I feel the size 0 debate is making model what would your advice for enormous strides in the industry and there has been an incredible shift over them be? the last few years in representing ALL My advice to a young girl or boy wanting to be a model would be to women’s beauty. Kudos to the Mega splashmag.us / fall 2017 / 25
realize the difference in being confident and being cocky. There is nothing more beautiful than confidence. Learn how to take criticism and let it fuel youâ€Ś strengthen you. This industry can be challenging, never give up and always go with your gut and be you! Learn how to laugh at yourself a lot.
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HOW TO WRITE THE PERFECT FIRST TEXT TO A WOMEN. Picture this scenario, You meet a cute woman, hit it off, swap numbers and agree to go out sometime.
ut after you text her she seems to disappear off the face of the earth… never to be heard from again. Sound familiar?
This is one of the most common complaints I hear from guys. They want to know why women are so hot and cold. Why they don’t even bother to text back after appearing interested. Well, let me give you the female perspective of how this scenario plays out for us. We meet a guy. He seems cool. We’re interested enough to give him our number and meet up with him sometime. And that’s how we genuinely feel… in THAT moment. But then we get back to our lives and everything we’ve got going on.
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By the time we get a text from you any number of things could’ve happened to change our feelings. That’s why you need to view us giving you our number for what it is: an avenue to get in touch with us again, not a binding contract that obligates us to go on a date with you. Which means that first text message you send is all-important. It needs to be engaging and remind us why we liked you enough to give you our number in the first place. So, let’s talk about HOW you achieve this… and just as importantly, the mistakes you want to avoid.
And by far the biggest mistake men make Is sending boring, lazy messages…. we women do it as well… but right now I’m talking to you not them. A lot of men send things like...“Hey”, “What’s up?”,“how r u?”,“wot u doin?” Aside from the appalling spelling (do you really want her to think a 13year-old girl is texting her?), these types of texts are incredibly dull. They don’t make us FEEL anything. Instead, they’re easily forgotten… and often deleted!
Remember: just because we liked you when we met, doesn’t mean we’ll feel the same way 2 days – or even 2 hours – later. The second biggest mistake I see is when guys go straight for the kill.
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Trying to arrange a date (or even worse, sex) in the first text is a big nono. It’s much better to focus on engaging her emotionally and then asking her out once the conversation is flowing. For that reason you should eliminate first texts like these from your arsenal: “Wanna meet tonight?”, “Hey you up for a drink tomorrow?”, “Netflix and chill later?” Even if you met in a bar or a club and were making out heavily, you can’t just pick up from where you left off and be overly sexual. Have some class and respect and your chances of getting her back to your place improve dramatically. Now, let’s take a look at the right way to do things… using three basic techniques that work almost like magic.
#1: Callback Humor There’s a reason most women list a sense of humor as the top quality they want in a man. Laughing releases a bunch of feelgood endorphins that help trigger feelings of attraction and comfort for a guy. So if you can tickle our funny bone with your first text… there’s a good chance we’ll let you tickle us in other places later on. And the best way to do this is by what’s known as callback humor. You’ll see standup comedians use this a lot. They’ll make a joke about something and then reference it again later in their set for even bigger laughs. The way you can use this in your texts is to reference something you shared a laugh over when you first met. Maybe you were both joking about how clumsy she is. You might text something like, “Was fun meeting you the other night, hope you’ve managed to keep yourself out of the emergency room since then”
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#2 Nicknames Ever since we were little girls and our fathers gave us nicknames, this has a very powerful effect on us. When a man gives us a unique nickname it makes us feel special… like he sees something in us that he doesn’t in other women. That means you want to avoid anything cliché here: baby, honey, sweetie etc. Not only are these generic, they’re also too intimate for someone you barely know yet. Instead, focus on nicknames that are fun and playful… as well as something specifically related to her. One way you can do this is pinpoint something about her than stands out to you and add a title at the start. For example, let’s say you’re in New York and meet a girl with a strong Kansas accent. You could simply add ‘Miss’ at the start and call her ‘Miss Kansas’.
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Kansas’. Maybe you decide to text: “Howdy Miss Kansas, was a pleasure meeting you and your adorable accent earlier today.” Or maybe you’re talking to a woman who happens to have a black belt in martial arts. But she’s dressed very classy, and you decide to nickname her ‘Princess Black Belt’ or ‘Princess Ninja’. It all depends on what you happen to notice about her, and what you want to go with. But using a playful nickname in your first text is an almost guaranteed way to get her smiling and remembering why she likes you. #3 Curiosity Want to know the most powerful text message you can send to make a woman insanely attracted to you? I’ll tell you tomorrow Ok, I’m kidding… but it DOES demonstrate the power that curiosity has over us. If you tempt someone with a piece of information that sounds enticing, they’ll have this nagging feeling to hear what it is you have to say. The key here is that the implied promise of what you’ll reveal is interesting or exciting in some way. For example, a text message like: “Hey, guess what I just had to eat?” doesn’t really get the curiosity juices flowing. But something like: “OMG you’ll never believe what just happened to me!” makes you wonder. Did you win the lottery? Get arrested? Start a Twitter war with the President? Only the most jaded people are likely to resist replying to a text like that. Now I’m obviously not suggesting you lie or make anything up to justify sending curiosity-provoking texts. But think about interesting stuff that you see or experience each day and you should have a wealth of ideas to choose from. 34 / fall 2017 / splashmag.us
example: “Hey, hope you enjoyed the rest of your night. It wasn’t until I got home that I realized you totally remind me of someone…” Think she won’t want to know who that person is? So there you go. Put your thinking cap on and come up with a bunch of ways you can use these 3 techniques to create first texts she can’t ignore.
WELL HELLO THERE BEAUTIFUL, WINK.
kristie higgs PHOTOGRAPHY BY: BOBBY BLACK
Toledo, ohio is the home of this amazing women! we found the perfect mix of sexy and fitness with kristie higgs. personality, looks and so much more all in one package, just read on and you will see for yourself!
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What made you first become a model? I was spotted at a local gym. I was told my legs were one of a kind and should consider pursuing a career in fitness and modeling. How did you feel when you did your first ever fashion show or photo shoot? My first time in front of the camera…I was definitely shy! I often look back at those pictures and remind myself how far I’ve come. Who was your role model as a child and how did that help in being a model? Jennifer Lopez was a celebrity I always looked up to and wanted to be like. From her gorgeous hair to her legs and booty, that classy look is one I’ve always tried to incorporate into my own modeling and day-to-day look. What did your parent first think of you being a model and where they supportive? My parents have always been supportive in doing what makes me happy. I’m very lucky in that way. How do you feel about the controversy of the size 0 debate in the industry? I think that the most beautiful feature on a woman is her confidence, not her clothing size. Whether a woman is thin, thick, curvy, muscular…if she owns it, she’ll be a ten out of ten every time. If you were not a model, what other profession would you have been doing instead? Before my fitness and modeling career, I was going to school to be an interpreter for American Sign Language. What are guilty pleasures food wise? A burger and fries is my always go-to cheat meal-with extra pickles and ketchup! But my guilty pleasure is a 40 / fall 2017 / splashmag.us
Nutella, always Nutella. How do you cope under the pressures of being a model? I try to enjoy every aspect of the process. Even though the diet and workouts can be tough, I love what I do. What beauty tips do you swear by? Three E’s: Exercise daily Eat clean foods Enjoy the simple things in life If a young girl/boy wanted to be a model what would your advice for them be? Work hard and don’t settle. When it comes to men what gets your attention? A strong jaw line. Best pick up line you ever got? What was the worst? I don’t think there has ever been a good pick up line that I’ve come across. But I’ve had quite a few bad ones. One guy didn’t even say anything! He walked up, simply raised his glass to me, smiled, and nodded. What are some things or places on your bucket list? Float in the Dead Sea, swim with Dolphins, and go on a horseback riding trip in Greece. Name three things you use every day? Coffee maker, headphones, & Chapstick. Craziest thing you have ever done? Tell us a story I haven’t done anything too crazy. But I’ve owned two GSXR750s, climbed to the top of the tallest light house in the US, ridden the highest SkyCoaster in the world, and have eaten grilled snake.
I try to donate to causes that are personal to me. I will send support to friends and family who are raising money for medical funds or who need relief for other causes. Where do you want to be in 5 years? What about in 10? I hope to be living somewhere in the Carolinas. Do you have a political stance? Who did you vote for and why? I don’t claim to have a specific political stance, but my views tend to be more conservative. Do you follow or play any sports? Who and what and why? I never really got into following sports, but I do watch the main events like the Super Bowl…I tend to just show up for the good food and social aspect. Quick 1 answer questions… Coke or Pepsi? Diet Coke Wine or beer? White Wine Country or city? Country Trucks or cars? Trucks Boys or girls? Boys New York or Miami? Miami Steak or Salad? Steak Barbie’s or GI Joes? GI Joes Best part of you according to you? According to others? (What gets the most compliments?) My legs. What is your favorite season and why? Fall time is the best! The cooler temps and changing leaves. It’s also the one time I’ll eat candy corn with no remorse. What is biggest modeling goal? To inspire others to live a healthy lifestyle. 25) If you could have lunch with
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What made you first become a model? As a young girl I would watch beauty pageants, fashion shows and photo shoots and would copy all the models poses and actions. I admired their beauty, confidence and elegance and wanted to be just like them. How did you feel when you did your first ever fashion show or photo shoot? I was a bit shy when I first started out but eventually gained more confidence for more fun and daring shoots. Who was your role model as a child and how did that help in being a model? My mother was my ultimate role model. As a child, she taught me to be strong, persistent and to follow my dreams. What did your parent first think of you being a model and where they supportive? I have always been so lucky to have such supportive parents. From ballet class, piano lessons, dance team, cheer leading practices and now modeling, they have always been and always will be my number one fans. How do you feel about the controversy of the size 0 debate in the industry? Although its been said so many times before, I feel that everyone is beautiful in their own way. If you were not a model, what other profession would you have been doing instead? I would be perusing a career as a first grade teacher. What are guilty pleasures food wise? Hot Cheetos and Cake How do you cope under the pressures of being a model? Pressure is part of the job! You just take a deep breath and move on.
What beauty tips do you swear by? Hydration is Important and a good night's sleep is essential. If a young girl/boy wanted to be a model what would your advice for them be? As much as it is fun, always have something to fall back on. When it comes to men what gets your attention? I like i certain confidence but not too cocky. Guys with accents?? Best pick up line you ever got? What was the worst? Are you tired because you.... yeah you know the rest. Everyone does! What are some things or places on your bucket list? Travel,Travel,Travel! The world is huge and i wanna go everywhere and experience everything. Name three things you use every day? Phone, make-up and... phone. Craziest thing you have ever done? Tell us a story What charities do you support or want to? I have been supporting a child in Zambia for years and think its wonderful. Quick 1 answer questionsâ€Ś Coke or Pepsi? Coke Wine or beer? Beer Country or city? City Trucks or cars? Cars Boys or girls? Girls Lights on or off? Depends New York or Miami? Miami Steak or Salad? Steak Barbieâ€™s or GI Joes? Barbies Best part of you according to you? According to others? (What gets the most compliments?) Maybe my smile. I smile alot. splashmag.us / fall 2017 / 51
What is your favorite season and why? X-mas of course. Time for family, friends, food and presents! What is biggest modeling goal? A magazine cover! Wink wink If you could have lunch with anyone dead or alive, who and why? Amy Winehouse. I think she's amazing. What are some of your favorite designers or stores?
"I love ysl, Chanel, rag and bone and all that good stuff." How do you maintain your figure? Work out, eat healthy. How do you handle people that donâ€™t support you or hate on you? I could care less about people who don't support or hate on me. All I know is that I'm happy and have great family and friends that love me and thats all that matters. 52 / fall 2017 / splashmag.us
What made you first become a model? My sister, I wanted to be like her. :) How did you feel when you did your first ever fashion show or photo shoot? I was super nervous. I looked so awkward! Haha Who was your role model as a child and how did that help in being a model? My sister was always my role model and it helped me because I always had someone to look up to ask any questions when it came to modeling. What did your parent first think of you being a model and where they supportive? They were always supportive and that's why I absolutely adore them. How do you feel about the controversy of the size 0 debate in the industry? I'm not a size 0, I feel like beauty comes in all sizes. If you were not a model, what other profession would you have been doing instead? If I wasn't a model, I'd be a teacher.. I got my bachelors degree to become a teacher. What are guilty pleasures food wise? Pizza and donuts, those are my weakness! How do you cope under the pressures of being a model? By taking a yoga class (they're relaxing). What beauty tips do you swear by? Make up forever and urban decay makeup! If a young girl/boy wanted to be a model what would your advice for them be? Go for it and follow your dreams!
When it comes to men what gets your attention? Their style! Their face! Best pick up line you ever got? What was the worst? BestMe: (working as a cocktail waitress at Jewel night club): what would you like to drink? Boy: Wow, you are absolutely stunning! I don't want to drink, I don't want to ruin my first impression with you. WorstStop farting miss, you're blowing me away. What are some things or places on your bucket list? Santorini Greece Turtle Island Name three things you use every day? Toothbrush Hairbrush Make up Craziest thing you have ever done? Travelled the Philippine islands by myself and island hopped.. What charities do you support or want to? Together we rise (helps foster children reunite with their siblings with various events) Meals on Wheels Where do you want to be in 5 years? What about in 10? In 5 years, Happily married with children that look like a perfect mix of my husband and I. In 10 years, still happily married and enjoying my family. Do you follow or play any sports? I just started boxing. Does that count? splashmag.us / fall 2017 / 55
Who and what and why? I like watching soccer, Cristiano Ronaldo for obvious reasons. Haha
What are some of your favorite designers or stores? Zara, TopShop, Lululemon
Quick 1 answer questions… Coke or Pepsi? Coke Wine or beer? Wine Country or city? Country (Asians like country too) Trucks or cars? SUV Boys or girls? Girls of course Lights on or off? On New York or Miami? I like my men from New York because they are all business men and have good work ethic but hope they know how to party like their from Miami. ;P Steak or Salad? Steak Barbie’s or GI Joes? GI Joes! Ask my parents.... Heidi never had anyone to play barbies with because I always wanted to play with GI Joes. Lol
What are some of your beauty tips and tricks? Getting facials and using philosophy facial products. They are amazing.
Best part of you according to you? According to others? (What gets the most compliments?) I think I'm fun and always up for adventure. Others always say they enjoy my spontaneity and appreciate my kindness. What is your favorite season and why? Winter for the cuddles. What is biggest modeling goal? To be on the cover of a magazine with my sister. If you could have lunch with anyone dead or alive, who and why? My great great grandmother because I was never able to meet her. What is your definition of the word, Beauty? Beauty is found in everything. How would you make this world a better place? BElieve THEre is GOOD in the world. 28) What are some of your favorite 56 / fall 2017 / splashmag.us
How do you maintain your figure? Working out 3 times a week and taking hot yoga classes. How do you handle people that don’t support you or hate on you? I don't let them get to me.
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and the winner is...
zina yakova PHOTOGRAPHY BY: robert poss
What made you first become a model? I didn’t know I had what it took to become a model until I was approached by my manager and he told me I could do it!
How do you cope under the pressures of being a model? There are no pressures in the modeling industry for me. I enjoy it and have fun!
How did you feel when you did your first ever fashion show or photo shoot? I was very excited, I saw people that were so in love with their works, and I was excited to be involved and have my own.
What beauty tips do you swear by? Always have perfect nails
Who was your role model as a child and how did that help in being a model? I didn’t have a role model for modeling when I was a child because I was just a normal child playing outside. Modeling was something that came up later in my life. What did your parent first think of you being a model and where they supportive? I was raised by only my mom and I have a very conservative and religious family that wouldn’t not consider modeling to be a profession. How do you feel about the controversy of the size 0 debate in the industry? I love to eat! So I don’t think models should have to worry about feeling like a stick. Women should have curves. If you were not a model, what other profession would you have been doing instead? Actually, I am not just a model but I am also a piano teacher, I went to school for so many things in Russia before I came to the US. Studding everything from business courses to beauty What are guilty pleasures food wise? Chocolate, but I don’t think it’s a guilty pleasure, everyone loves chocolate
If a young girl/boy wanted to be a model what would your advice for them be? Make sure you get a good education. All though some models can be very successful having a profession to fall back on is a must. When it comes to men what gets your attention? Personality is a must, he has to be educated. Dark Hair and must act like a man! Best pick up line you ever got? What was the worst? The best pick up line I ever heard was an action more than a line, a random guy just grabbed my hand and walked with me for a good block just holding my hand before he introduced himself to me. It was so comical that I gave him my name as well. The worst was a guy that jumped forward when he tried to kiss me. Literally jumped haha What are some things or places on your bucket list? I want to go to Greece, I would love to research my heritage. Name three things you use every day? Mascara, coffee and my phone Craziest thing you have ever done? Tell us a story Being married to my ex! Haha What charities do you support or want to? I want to support kids that are abandon or in orphans. In Russia we have huge buildings full of kids that are parent less. splashmag.us / fall 2017 / 67
Where do you want to be in 5 years? What about in 10? I like my life, I am comfortable being where I am, but I would like to educate myself more and get a better job here in the states. Do you have a political stance? Who did you vote for and why? I Do pay attention to politics at all. Do you follow or play any sports? Who and what and why? No I tried to understand football once, but after 45 minutes of watching all I figured out was that I liked blue pants on the players better then red haha Quick 1 answer questionsâ€Ś Coke or Pepsi? Coke Wine or beer? Wine Country or city? City Trucks or cars? Cars Boys or girls? Boys Lights on or off? On New York or Miami? New York Steak or Salad? Steak Barbieâ€™s or GI Joes? Barbies Best part of you according to you? According to others? (What gets the most compliments?)
"My eyes are the best part of me but I seem to get a lot of compliments about my butt." What is your favorite season and why? Summer is my favorite, Beach, Sun and Ripped Shorts What could be better. What is biggest modeling goal? Because I started so late into this career I am not sure what would be my Ah-Ha moment but I think being published in a magazine is a pretty great experience. splashmag.us / fall 2017 / 69
STEP UP YOUR GAME WHEN YOU'RE SEEING A MODEL written by: fabiana pascali
Guys, as a woman who works as a matchmaker, I can tell you to never rule out the chance at dating a model or a celebrity. Don’t think of them as unattainable, they’re human like me or you. They have needs and wants, hopes and dreams. Think of them as the woman at Starbucks who’s getting a drink before work or the woman walking down the street walking her dog. She might be with her girlfriends out on the town. At the end of the night, she’s still just like any other woman you’ve dated, just better known. That means there’s always a chance at running into the woman of your dreams. She doesn’t live on a far away land or exist purely on a screen. She’s around the corner and you just need to bump into her. Say hello to that girl getting coffee, she might turn out to be a Maxim model. You might not know it at first, but you’re going to swap Instagram handles and you’re going to see her latest spread or photos of her on set. It’ll take you a minute and you’ll say, “No? Is that her? No!?” Then you realize that’s why she has 30,000 followers. At that point you’ll start to freak out and start to doubt yourself. Don’t! Be yourself, be confident. She digs you enough to go past that initial hello, go the distance! All of a sudden you’re in a relationship with a gorgeous, well known woman. Let’s back that thought up a moment. Before you even meet your leading lady,
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1) don't: do not start out by telling her how hot she is. She hears this all day, everyday from men trying to pick her up. It's not special and won't impress her. Do: Instead find a common interest to talk about. Maybe a hobby, restaurant, movie, etc. be witty, funny and make smart, interesting conversation. 2) don't: social media: don't use social media to pick up a girl. It's so redundant and every guy tries to do that. Once again, we get bombarded with messages on social media. We ignore most especially that start out with: "hey, you're hot. What's up. What are you up to." We don't know you and aren't going to respond to personal questions from some stranger. Additionally, if all you do is hang out on social media, it makes us think you have no job and have nothing better to do but stalk people. Do yourself a favor and don't post more selfies than a girl. It's just weird when a guy posts selfies in general but especially if it's on a daily basis. Once again it looks like you have nothing else going on but looking in the mirror taking selfies all day. Unless you're a model and it's your business to post face and body parts, just don't do it. Do: do post about your business to promote your work and throw in pictures of your social life attending certain events such charities, sports events, etc. it'll show you have interests beyond your own mug shots or food pix. Hint: Having others take pictures of you instead of selfies so it looks like you actually have friends. 3) don't: if you got lucky and she accepted your date, whatever you do, don't talk about your ex and what a b*tch she was. It makes you look bitter and that you're not over her. Do: if the ex convo does come up, say that you both learned from your experience and you now know what you do and don't want. Be the bigger person and be positive.
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4) do: have confidence but don't be a self absorbed jerk. When dating a beautiful woman, no matter if she's a celeb or not, it's inevitable she'll get lots of attention from the opposite sex. Don't: throw jealous tantrums, check her phone, text messages, emails or stalk social media. It'll be the death of you. She will loose respect and start thinking that maybe there is better out there since you act like there is. Your behavior will determine your future dates and potentially taking it to the next level. Nobody wants an overly jealous, insecure, whiny brat. If you can't change it don't whine about it. Move on. 5) don't: don't involve your friends and family in every detail of your dating life. Friends could be jealous of you dating a hot model and might throw in negative comments. Do: keep your personal life private. 6) don't: be lazy, still living at your mom's house, driving daddy's car and having no job. Do: have drive, educate yourself, work hard, keep your mind and body healthy, have something to offer as far as education, stability and personality is concerned. 7) dont: be a Debbie downer and complain about her busy schedule. She's an independent, accomplished woman and wants someone equal in her life. Do: Be positive and encouraging. 8) do: find out how you can bring value to her life. Beautiful women have tons of options. Make sure you can improve her life and she will want to have you in her life. Some things of value to bring to her life are: Happiness, partnership, security, friendship. Don't: think about what she can do for you. Think about what you can do for her. the Cardinals. I played tennis growing up, and I danced from the age of two until I splashmag.us / fall 2017 / 79
Published on Sep 1, 2017
Published on Sep 1, 2017
Fall is upon us but it doesn't slow us down! We are swimwear all the time and loving it! This Issue is packed with stunning models from all...