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Models of Colorado Magazine | Models of Colorado.com | Š 2012 | Issue 2


Issue 2| Š 20012| Models of Colorado.com | Models of Colorado Magazine


Models of Colorado Magazine | Models of Colorado.com | Š 2012 | Issue 2


Issue 2| Š 20012| Models of Colorado.com | Models of Colorado Magazine


Models of Colorado Magazine | Models of Colorado.com | Š 2012 | Issue 2


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TAOS PUEBLO, NEW MEXICO This river divides the Pueblo in the “North Side” and the “South Side”. You can cross the wooden footbridge to the North and South Sides. High above in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the crystal clear water flows from a sacred source known as Blue Lake. The Blue Lake and surrounding wilderness area are sacred sites, therefore non-tribal members are not allowed to trek into these areas. The Blue Lake and the River have long been a part of the legend of the Taos Pueblo people.

The Taos Pueblo is considered to be the oldest continuously inhabited community in the USA. The Native legends and detailed oral history trace their existence back to the beginning of evolution of man and all of creation. Their native language is, Tiwa, it is unwritten, unrecorded and will remain so. The details of their traditional values are guarded as sacred and are not divulged. You have to understand that the past oppressions upon their culture have required them to keep the details unspoken. They welcome you in hopes that you will enjoy the quiet in this high mountain desert oasis that celebrates life everyday as they have for thousands of years.

The two main structures of the Pueblo are called Hlaauma/North House and Hlaukkwima/South House. The structures are believed to be well over 1000 years old. The buildings are actually many individual homes built side by side and in layers with common walls and no connecting doorways.

THE RIVER: This river is named, Red Willow Creek, after the willows that grow along the banks. It is the life source of drinking water for the native of Taos Pueblo. The water is carried to the home by pottery and/or water pails. Models of Colorado Magazine | Models of Colorado.com | © 2012 | Issue 2


At one time the only entryway into the homes was by wooden ladders through an opening in the rooftops. This served as a source of light then as it still does today. The roof top entrances also served as a safe guard against intruders of the Pueblo. If an enemy was approaching, the ladders were pulled from the ground levels to the rooftops. The roof is then compacted with earth. safe and undisturbed during ceremonial times. Today, this wall serves as a boundary of where Traditional Cultural beliefs are nurtured and where the foreign beliefs do not apply. The exteriors are plastered annually with adobe due to the exposure of the four seasons. The Pueblo maintains a restriction of NO ELECTRICITY and NO RUNNING WATER within the sacred village. The introduction of wood stoves was adopted in many of the homes for cooking purposes. Some families continue to cook right in the fireplace.

The Cemetery: This is where the original San Geronimo Church once stood. Built around 1619 by the Spanish priest with Indian labor, the people of Taos Pueblo were forced into Catholicism and slavery in order to become "civilized". This is what eventually led to the Pueblo revolt of 1680. Taos Pueblo was prominent as the headquarters for the revolt, which was led by Pope. In success of the revolt, the Pueblo people of New Mexico lived freely until the re-conquest by the Spanish in the 1700's. It was in 1706 that the church was reconstructed. A hundred years later, conflicting new reign was upon the cultures of New Mexico with the increase in settlers, as well as, the US Government for the southwest.

Horno is the Spanish word to describe the outdoor oven that is used mostly to bake bread and pastries by the women of the Pueblo. A cedar fire is used to build to heat the oven then the ashes are removed. The loves/pastries are placed inside to bake. The horno is also perfect for baking large portions of wild game and vegetables. The village is surrounded by an adobe wall. At one time it stood as high as 10 feet with 5 lookout places. It served as a boundary for keeping the people safe.

Charles Bent then governed the territory know today as New Mexico and Arizona. Governor Bent represented the US Government for this area that was previously governed by the Spanish/Mexican governments. He made his home in Taos. During this time the US war with Mexico was taking place. In 1847 , in an effort to over throw the US government, the local town people and a few natives slew Bent. In retaliation to the death of Bent, the US Army was sent to seek out those responsible for his death. As a result, several Taos Pueblo leaders were taken to the town plaza and hung. US troops also destroyed the San Geronimo church. That is when it became the cemetery. Miraculously, the Santos were gathered and safe housed in the inner core of the North House by native women.

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INTERVIEW WITH: Model BARBARA VERMILLION BY: JOE SUCHMAN Joe says : Can you briefly introduce yourself?

Barbara says : I was born on April 25, 1985 a middle child of 5. We always had animals growing up which might be the reason for my animal addiction now ha-ha 3 dogs, 3 cats, a turtle and fish! Graduate at Abraham Lincoln High School in 2003 then went into the restaurant/customer service industry which lead me to get my associates in broadcasting and eventually I got certified for personal training and worked at 24 Hour Fitness in Broomfield. In 2009 my girlfriend signed me up to compete with her in the Hawaiian Tropic competition and the rest is history the modeling bug bit me hard and I plan to continue to entertain for years to come. Joe says : What nationality or background are you?

Barbara says : Spanish & Native American (Sue & Apache) = I Hot little fire cracker ;) Joe says : Where were you born, and how was it like growing up?

Barbara says : I was born and raised in Denver, CO in the old west side off 3rd & Inca where there was always lots of action, all the neighbors always out on their front porches while the kids playing on the old sidewalks and in the streets. Joe says : What’s your horoscope and how would you describe your personality?

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Barbara says I am a Taurus and I DO have a take the bull by the horns attitude! Joe says : Ok, lets start talking about modeling, How long have you been modeling?

Barbara says : Mentally I’ve always been a supermodel in a shorties body ha-ha but I found my nitch in front of the camera 3 years ago. Joe says : How did you feel being in front of the camera for the first time?

Barbara says : It was such an amazing feeling, some nerves before the first Snap then nothing but fun & excitement. Joe says : What’s the best thing about being a model?

Barbara says : I am able to show my sexiness, strength and confidence through the lens of an artist. I Love being able to get dolled up bring fantasies to life and have all of my adventures captured. One thing I must say is that if you are serious about becoming a model you should take advantage of Meetups, SHOW UP ON TIME, if not early, never cancel at the last minute. It is a very tight community and models and photographers will talk and black list you from a great opportunity and perhaps a profitable fun career.

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Joe says : Did you ever get away with stuff just because you are a model?

Barbara says : What, I can play that card?! ;) Joe says : Are you comfortable with your body? Anything you would like to change?

Barbara says : I am very comfortable with my body and I am always pushing myself to work hard on any weaknesses. Joe says : Where do you hope your modeling will take you?

Barbara says : Sooo many goals and dreams, heck overall I just want to have a calendar or poster hung on your wall! Joe says : What do you do to set yourself apart from other models?

Barbara says : A lady never reveals her secrets... I just REALLY love what I do! Joe says : Do you have any dreams or goals you’re shooting for?

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Barbara says : It’s a tricky industry I’d love to make it into FHM and Maxim magazine, but I enjoy living in the here and now working hard and grabbing opportunity I am fortunate to come across.

Joe says : Do you do anything else besides modeling?

Barbara says : I have prior personal training and broadcasting background that I enjoy but for now between modeling and family & friends, Treasure Island/Kahunaville pool in Vegas is where I play for the summer. Drop in and say hello. Joe says: If you were not a model what else would you be?

Barbara says : Not sure, I think I would try a little of everything. Joe says : If you could play a lead role in a movie, what kind of movie would it be?

Barbara says : Any action roles like Resident Evil and 5th Element that Millia Jovovich star would be my type of Issue 2| © 20012| Models of Colorado.com | Models of Colorado Magazine


movie! Joe says : If you could travel anywhere, where would it be?

Barbara says : Traveling all different exotic places of the world is more like it ;) Brazil would be my first start. Joe says : So what have you learned NOT to do since you’ve been in the biz?

Barbara says : Not to believe someone else can get you to your own goals, someone who promises the stars is only blowing smoke. Never be late or cancel a photoshoot. Joe says : What kind of music styles you like?

Barbara says : I enjoy every genre of music depending on the mood but if you catch me jamming in the car it’s most likely to Maroon 5. Joe says : What is your favorite perfumes, fashion brands and jewelry?

Barbara says Paris Hilton’s Fragrances, Guess, Victoria Secrets, Bebe and I love to accessories from Aldo and Arden B.

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Joe says : What is your favorite drink or cocktail at clubs or bars?

Barbara says : I have to admit, I’m definitely a beer girl but there’s nothing like starting off with a nice chilled shot of patron :) Joe says: Is it hard to keep up a long term relationship because of your line of work?

Barbara says : Trust, Communication and Love will get you through any line of work. Joe says : What would you like to say to your fans?

Barbara says : Thank you so much for believing in me, I truly appreciate your continued support in buying my magazines, calendars and posters in turn helping me reach my dreams!! Tons of X’s & O’s Joe says : How is a girl’s or guy’s night out with your friends would be like for you?

Barbara says : We like to have fun, tell jokes and stories, play party games but I’m all grown up now so we like to keep it pretty low key. I’m very busy with my modeling career so thats what makes me happy.

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Model: Kendra Photographer: Frank LeBoeuf

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Models of Colorado February 2012