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Name? “Nadia Brewer (Petrova)” Hometown/Place of birth? “Nizhny Tagil, Russia.” Favorite place in the world to be? “My favorite place in the world to be would be right here in Vegas.” Most memorable moment in your career? “This year, my favorite moment would be seeing myself go from no experience to becoming a very experienced model and enjoying every moment of it.” Where do you see yourself in the future? “My next goal is to land a ring card girl modeling gig for pro wrestling.”
GETTING TO KNOW YOU Favorite food?
Cuddling or Clubbing?
“Anatomy of a human book and I enjoy reading health and fitness magazines.” If you were on a deserted island what 3 things would you hope to have with you?
“My boyfriend, chapstick and two glasses of iced tea!”
What person have you worked with in the industry is most memorable to you? “All the photographers and models that I have worked with are most memorable to me.” Is there a part of the world you would love to do a shoot? “Anywhere there is a slight breeze with blue waters and sand.” What do you have that sets you apart from other models? “My beauty mark is something that is a natural part of me that separates me from the other gorgeous models. We are all beautiful in our own way.”
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Hometown/place of birth? “Portland,Or” Where is your favorite place in the world to be?
“I LOVE Cali.” Where do you get the
majority of your support for your career? “My
family and my management team #Reignstorm #TheWatsonAgency.”
Up to this point, what has been your favorite moment in your career? “Being seen as a role
model and not just a sex symbol.”
Where do you see yourself in the future? “Being a
part of different projects such as designing, acting, helping young ladies and also doing a lot of behind the scenes projects.” What person have you worked with in the industry that is most memorable to you? “I did
some promo work for Beyonce's perfume line Armani Diamonds, and seeing how Beyonce works was totally an eye opener she's the true definition of hard work.”
Is there anyone in the industry who inspires you?
“Yes...Beyonce, Tyra Banks and Monica.”
What is your idea of an ideal career for you?
“Being patient ,getting my face seen in the right eyes, magazines, tv show's, videos, blogs etc. and once the world knows Randi Stewart, I would love to reach out and give back because I know how hard it is trying to build a positive name.” A part of the world you would like to do a shoot?
“I would LOVE to shoot in Africa.”
Are there any current or future projects you would like to share? “I'm
currently auditioning for a film, also working on my own web TV series, I have a music project rolling with three other artists from Portland, or Sky Briggs, Stacee Sabb and Tiffany Mall. Between all that I'm just grinding hard, staying focused and pushing the Randi Stewart Brand.” What do you feel that you have that sets you aside from other models? “I
have the passion and drive, I'm here to show ladies that with patience, your dreams can come true without you selling yourself short...I don't consider myself a "MODEL" because I feel a lot of ladies have made a lot of us look bad and when people hear the word "MODEL" they put every women in that boat so I consider myself a "fashion entertainer" I take pride in my job and
I'm here to make a positive difference and be a role model to young ladies.”
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ae Choice, some may call her a magazine vixen, who isn’t shy infront of the camera. We met Jae a few months back, and after following her for some time, we were impressed with her commitment and dedication to the art she loves, modeling. Jae calls chicago home, but her favorite place in the world to be is Miami. Although modeling has been a big part of her success, Jae’s main focus is to be an actress and have a successful business in the future. She has many projects she is working on currently, including other magazine features. HNS sat down with Jae to get the scoop on this Chicago beauty. We know that you are currently residing in Chicago, but we are curious as to where your hometown is located? “I was born in Chicago, but my hometown is Milwaukee,WI. But I currently reside in chicago.” So where do you get the majority of your support for your career? “I receive a large support from my family and friends”
The Interview Has there been a moment in your career that stands out to you? “My favorite point in my career was being featured in my first magazine. Actually getting the chance to open the magazine and seeing my pictures inside.” Is there anyone you enjoyed working with? “I worked with Michael Moon Thompson. He is a former NFL player, he is an amazing guy” Is there anyone in the industry that inspires you? “I would have to say Queen Latifah inspires me. She has been in the business for a long time and she keeps her personal life under the radar, not to mention she’s a mogul.” What do you feel that you have that sets you apart from other models? “What sets me apart from the other models is that I’m willing to network with other models. Other models are scared to network with eachother for the fear of another model taking their opportunity.” Is there any current or future projects you would like to share? “I am currently working on photoshoots for various other magazines. I’m also going to be pursuing some acting roles as well.” Any shoutouts? “Shout to my photographer Marchal Raines A.K.A Studio Mars. My makeup artist Tanya Miller, owner of BeautiBot Chicago. My Made Mogul Models and Made Mogul Entertainment family. My family and friends who always aupport me in everything I do.”
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HNS brings you the Top 10 GO CRAZY Hottest Verse Contest entries. This seasons contest was a RAP CONTEST, where the contestants had to write a 16 Bar verse to a beat made by the legendary Rockwilder. With the number of entries and the variety of talent, It was not an easy task at judgement time. Judges chose the top 10, and we left the rest up to out viewers! Here is the order in which you voted the top 10 entries!
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HNS Go Crazy contest Champion, Javele Cartel aka J-Five is no beginner to the music business. No pen or pad in hand, he stepped into the booth after listening to the contest beat, hit record and spit the hottest 16 bar verse, which lead him straight to number one. It’s evident why our judges chose him to compete in the top 10, we had faith that our viewers would agree that he had the skills and talent to earn the title. With 44 percent of the total votes, we had our winner. HNS had the one on one with our CHAMPION. Javele Cartel, is that your artist name? “Javele is a blend of my government (Javon) and my brother (Tervele) that passed when I was 16. He wasn’t just my brother, he was a father figure and a role model. So out of respect for the type of music I make, telling our stories growing up, I felt it was only right I brung my brother into this game with me!” We understand you have made quite the name for yourself in Syracuse, NY and you have a ton of support from your fans. Life must get real busy at times, with all the things you do, what would you say is the most memorable moment for you so far, career wise? “It gotta be when I was in Buffalo, NY. I went to a Busta Rhymes concert. Remy Ma was there, DJ Enuff and the Heavy Hittas was there and a couple other artist was performing. Busta brung some young boy from back stage from his last show and asked the crowd where the
spittas at. Ayebody started pointing at me so he pulled me on the stage to battle homeboy for some bread. Soon as DJ Enuff dropped the beat I ain’t give the homie a second to think I just went ape shit for at least 2 minutes. They stopped the music crowd was goin crazy BATTLE WAS OVER! Dude tried to spit but he got a couple bars in and they stopped him. Shit was over. Best memory so far for me” Obviously we know that you work hard with your music, but you have a natural talent that is hard to come by. Do you believe it’s your hard work or your natural talent that makes you create these hot tracks? “I gotta say it’s a blend of the 2. It definitely comes natural but hardwork will ALWAYS beat talent if talent don’t work, so everyday I’m perfecting my craft and stayin’ on top of what I do.” Are there any current or future projects you would like to share? “Right now I’m just working my videographer TO DEATH shooting MULTIPLE videos a week, multiple videos a day trying to flood my youtube channel (thisisjavele) with as many videos as I can in the next couple months. The whole point is to get my fans acquainted with my image and visuals rather than them just being acquainted with my voice. In the late fall “'ll probably be looking to start dropping a some dvds of all the past, present, and future video work I’m going to have. I’m also searching for a hot producer to put on my team and run with so if anybody think they got that HEAT then definitely hit me on the email and let’s see”
Any shout outs? “Off the top I’m shoutin’ out HNS Mag and all the staff for this opportunity. Next I gotta shout out my homie Robbie Walts for putting me on to this whole hottest verse competition. I DEFINITELY have to shout out my family and the whole city of Syracuse for holding me down and keeping me motivated to go hard. They make sure I know that they support me 100% and with that in mind man I feel like I can’t lose. Shout out to my whole Get Money Patriots (GMP) family, WE ALL IN #SALUTE. Shoutouts to my videographer Terry Little, shoutouts to the whole Syracuse music scene man I GOT US! Last but not least shoutouts to my brother/ manager/ my mufuckin dawg Mike Childs!”what’s good!”
It’s not everyday that we meet the likes of Javele Cartel. When it comes to moments that stand out to us in the future, this is definitely an artist that makes that impression. Ambitious, confident, hardworking and talented, Javele continues to bang out hot tracks and hot videos. HNS is proud to call him our 2012 HOTTEST VERSE CHAMPION!
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The Exclusive Interview There is no greater blessing to your eyes than beauty, and once you lay eyes on our cover model Anais Zanotti, you too will understand the feeling. Anais was born in the French Riveria, St.Tropez, France to be exact. Since then she has travelled internationally and finally made her way here to Miami, where she has been for 5 years. Her favorite place to be in the world is Italy she told us. “I love italy I used to go there all the time when I lived in France.” There is no doubt that Anais has that exotic look we don’t see everyday. Not only is she a model, but finds herself practicing her love for skydiving, with over 650 jumps to date! She has also done stunts for commercials and television. We also know her as an actress as well. We sat down with Anais to get the Exclusive Interview. Where do you get the majority of your support for your career? “Facebook, Twitter and Model Mayhem. I promote myself very well, I have a few agencies who I work for but non -exclusive, such as Krush Talent and Stellar.”
Up to this point, what has been your favorite moment in your career? “Right now, I am a Skydiver, and I have done a few Skydives for Playboy TV, and Commercials. My favorite was a few months ago when I was in L.A and I had to Skydive naked for Monster drink commercial, it’s going to be featured in Asia. I had a blast!”
Where do you see yourself in the future? “Recently, I started going to the Miami Acting Studio, and we are learning Method Acting with Ralph Kinnar. I see myself doing more commercials, and in the future being in a sitcom or comedy! I don’t want to make people cry, I want to make them laugh!” What person have you worked with in the industry that is most memorable to you? “Thanks first to Mandy who give me the opportunity to be in the magazine. I will say Alex
Manfredini, He has been very helpful for my career. I learned a lot from him and his wife Sandra who does the best makeup. When I went back into modeling in the U.S, I went to Alex for a Photoshoot, He is for me
the “BEST” and afterwards, my career took off! I have worked with him a few times and I always have the best time on my shoots. I recently worked with him for one of his workshops.” Is there anyone in the industry who inspires you? “Absolutely, Sophia Vergara, She was a model before, and now she is on TV shows. She is so pretty and I love watching her on “Modern Family”.” What is your idea of an ideal career for you? “Modeling and being an actress is the ideal career for me, and they go well together. “ A part of the world you would like to do a shoot? “I would love to go to Brazil for a shoot one day.They have so many beautiful locations and beaches.” Is there any current or future projects you would like to share? “Yes, I am currently working on the movie “Exposure”. It’s about models in Miami who disappear and the modeling agency is the ones who are killing the models and using their remains to make moisturizing cream."
GETTING TO KNOW ANAIS If you were deserted on an island, what three things would you hope to have with you? “My toothbrush, toothpaste, and soap. I can not stand to not be clean!” If your life was a flavor what would it be? why? “Cayenne pepper because it’s hot and spicy!” Is there an embarrassing moment you would like to share? “One time for a shoot I had to wear these huge heels and I fell down as I was working in the front of the public! It was pretty funny! All the girls had difficulty to walk with those shoes.” Favorite food? “Southern food from South of France.” Favorite drink? “Rose Champagne.” Favorite artist/song? “Beyonce -Crazy in Love” Cuddling or Clubbing? “Both depends on my moods.” Favorite book? `A look “Through a Photographer’s Window by Wayne Collins. Beautiful Photography book.” Do you snore? “No I don’t.”
When HNS was introduced to UK’s Daniel Morgan, one of the lead vocalists in the band STRAIGHT JACKET LEGENDS, we were awed. This 4 member orchestral pop punk band is like no other we have seen in a long while. They bring back the nineties punk with the modernized appeal. The SJL are becoming an International sensation. What we find most intriguing is all 4 members provide vocals, which creates the perfect harmonized sound. Their video for the song Sophia really connects with the audience. These guys are on the road to stardom and HNS is glad we were a part of the ride!
From left to right: Caine (drums), Tommy (Guitar), Jake (Guitar),Dan (Bass).
What is your artist name? “Straight Jacket Legends” How did you come up with your name? “We decided that some people are crazily famous and some are famous for being crazy so they are legends of the crazies!” Hometown? “Holyhead (Wales UK)” If you weren’t in the music industry, what would be your second career choice be? “Probably like kids entertainers?” Up to this point what was the most memorable moment in your career?
“probably having our video played on Kerrang TV in the UK was like a WOW.” Many listeners do not appreciate the level of talent you must have acquired to be able to produce consecutive hot songs. Did you have to work hard to master this? Or does it come naturally for you? “We always work hard at everything we do so it’s a matter of being able to create songs that are well written and that sound good for people to sing along!” Is there any current or future projects you would like to share?
STRAIGHT JACKET LEGENDS “We have just recorded a song with USA Indie Punk Rapper MC Lars so watch out for this song!” What quality do you feel you have that sets you aside from all the other artists trying to make it today? “We are down to earth, we are really fun and we love all our fans and supporters and we take the time to talk to every one at a show and give as much free stuff away I guess this is missing from a lot of other acts.” HOTTEST 4 BARS. In your opinion, what is your hottest 4 bars you ever wrote?
“Probably the 4 bars in the new song as it is so hot it will blow your mind!” These days It is not easy to have both respect and fame in this industry. If you had to choose one of the two, would you choose Fame or Respect? “Well it’s all about respect if you have it kids will come to your shows and keep coming forever, if you are just famous kids only come once and then another trend will hit. Would rather sell 30 tickets a night than 1000 tickets one off.” Do you have a website or fan page, where your fans
can give you feedback and possibly get a response from you? “Sure we always reply to any one and every one our sites are: www.ianbeale.com www.facebook.com/straig htjacketlegends www.twitter.com/SJLtw” Is there any social networking sites you would like to share? “Our Facebook page if possible :) www.facebook.com/straig htjacketlegends” Any shout outs? “Big shout out to MC Lars and every one at our management group.”
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Trey Hernandez http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Trey/358676730605
Any shout outs?
Up to this point what was the most memorable moment in your career?
“Most memorable moment would have to be hearing my song on the radio! I participated with a local artist countdown in Colorado Springs and my song was voted on the countdown and debuted @ 2. It was a great day!” How did you come up with your name? “I got my name when I
was sitting in a studio finishing up my first demo and the producer asked my manager if I had thought of a name yet? My mom, who is my manager, wrote down my whole name on paper and stared at it for a bit. Because I’m the third she said how bout Tres which is Spanish for three and just spell it as TREY. Simple, but that’s me simple.” If you weren’t in music industry, what would be your second career choice?
“I guess it would be a clothing designer. I’m big into fashion and would love to have my own clothing line.”
Many listeners do not appreciate the level of talent you must have acquired to be able to produce consecutive hot songs. Did you have to work hard to master this? Or does it come naturally for you?
“Honestly, I have had to work hard to perfect my craft. I always had the ability to sing and write music however, I knew that I needed to work on it. And, I’m still doing that till this day. For me, it’s about pushing my writing and singing abilities to the limit and never get complacent.” Is there any current or future projects you would like to share?
“Currently I’m working on my second mix tape called, The Babylon.”
“S/O to HNS magazine for giving me this opportunity, S/O my lil bro Purp Lex, S/O the whole Full Flite crew, Chris MAC, ACE, Lady LA. And lastly S/O to my whole family without their love and support I don’t think I would have been able to accomplish as much as I have.” “HOTTEST 4 BARS” in your opinion what is your hottest 4 bars you ever wrote?
“WOW, I guess it would be off a song from my first mix tape called Looking Back, just cause the words mean a lot to me: Looking back no way otherwise we fade/ through the times we’ve paid those are things we say/ I won’t let them take are dreams away/ hold be strong and I’ll lead the way.” These days it isn’t easy to have both respect and fame in this industry. If you had to choose one of the two, would you choose respect or fame?
“Respect because for me when other artists respect your craft, they will want to work with you. And that opens endless possibilities of hit songs. I would rather be respected for the kind of music I put out than be famous and alone at the top.”
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SWAY SWIZZLE How did you come up with your name? “My artist name is Sway SwIzLe, I came up with that name one night doing a meditation session. I was reflecting on my prior name "Yung Sway", I came to the conclusions that the prefix "Yung" was over used. I then decided to drop it, that led to the problem of being mistaken as Sway from MTV news. So I knew I needed more, like many of my great ideas SwIzLe popped in my head. After saying it out loud I was sold.” Many listeners do not appreciate the level of talent you must have acquired to be able to produce consecutive hot songs. Did you have to work hard to master this? Or does it come naturally for you? “I have a natural talent of creativity. That was only half the battle when it came to dropping hot songs. I really worked hard to find myself as an artist. After learning about myself I had to developed my sound to a professional level. After that
It became about either making songs people would want to hear, or songs I want to make. I decided to go with music that makes me happy. When it comes to my songs I just try to be original and keep my vibe positive.” What quality do you feel you have that sets you aside from all the other artists trying to make it today? “I feel that my subject matter is explained differently from most rappers. I feel I have some creative bars that say the same thing as most rappers but in a totally different way. Also I am just myself all the time, I feel like can nobody be me better then me.” Any shout outs? “I got to shout out my lovely wife Tee Tee. Also my mom and sisters. Shout out to JNiCE for producing my last mix tape. Shout out to HNS for this wonderful interview.”
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Chandrika Ravi The Interview Melbourne, Australia
Meet Chandrika Ravi. Model, dancer and actress from Melbourne, Australia. Chandrika is no stranger to the industry, she has been doing this since the age of 3. It’s her life. HNS was definitely inspired by her dedication and persistance on the path of stardom. We caught up with her for a quick Q&A. Where do you get the majority of your support for your career? “My
family and God for sure! My friends, mentors and managers definitely play a HUGE role in my success too!”
Up to this point, what has been your favorite moment in your career? “I
really have a lot to be grateful for since I have been in the "business" since I was 3! Every week I have something new that becomes my new favourite!”
Where do you see yourself in the future?
“Successful, empowered and famous!”
What person have you worked with in the industry that is most memorable to you?
A part of the world you would like to do a shoot? “Sahara Desert!”
Is there any current or future projects you would like to share? “I am a
“There are definitely many artists that I have worked with that have left a huge impact on me! I have worked with most of the Urban Artists that have come to Australia and Asia as a liaisons officer, so that has definitely been an amazing experience to meet and spend time with so many famous people living their dreams too!”
Is there anyone in the industry who inspires you? “Successful,
talented women! Ciara, Keri Hilson, Aishwarya Rai to name a few. Beauty with a purpose!!!”
What is your idea of an ideal career for you? “I am "working" my ideal career right now!”
finalist for Miss World Australia 2012, which is a huge achievement for me! So humbled for the opportunity! I am also headed to the States this summer for videos, a movie, photo shoots and some very big meetings. Stay tuned!”
What do you feel that you have that sets you aside from other models? “Passion. When you're seen in the public eye and have such a big impact on the public, put it to good use! Promote dreams, faith and belief!”
Please provide any social networking sites you would like us to promote.
“www.twitter.com/chandrik a_ravi :) “
Any shoutouts? “Hottest
and Sexiest Magazine for all the love!!! And all you beautiful people out there supporting me! Mwa!”
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What person have you worked with in the industry that is most memorable to you? “Tanushree Dutta” Is there any current or future projects you would like to share with us? “Working with Pakistani singer Faizan Khan for his current album Naya Rung.” What do you feel you have that sets you aside from the other models? “Perfect Eyes”
Jaames comes to us from Mumbai, India. This international hottie, is making appearances world wide. A local celebrity, Jaames has been named Mr. Chandigarh. Which he considers to be the most memorable part of his career so far. Jaames hopes to one day have his own production company. HNS caught up with Jaames, and got him to answer some questions for us. Where do you call home? “Haryana (sirsa)” Besides home, where is your favorite place in the world to be? “London” Where do you see yourself in the future? “Superstar!”
You seem like a really good guy,who would make a great friend,so let me ask what characterisitics do you look for in people as far as choosing your friends? “LOYALTY” What do you consider to be inappropriate characteristics for a woman to have? “Arrogance” If you were on a deserted island, what three things would you hope to have with you? “A girl, chill beer and cooking” If your life was a flavor, what would it be? Why? “Chocolate, love chocolates.” Favorite food? “Green Veg” Favorite drink? “Chill beer” Favorite song/artist? “Pitbull/International” Cuddling or Clubbing? “Clubbing” Do you snore? “No”
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www.facebook.com/ElissaYang Name? “Elissa Yang” Hometown? “China” Favorite place in the world to be? “Where ever peace is.” Where do you get the majority of support for your career? “From
Where do you see yourself in the future?
“Still doing what I love to do, but with a degree.”
Y A N G
Magazine Favorite Food? I like all
sorts of food, especially meals made with love!
Favorite Drink? I love chai latte with soy
Favorite place in the world to be? At this moment wishing to be in Hawaii or Bahamas
Favorite artist/song? What is your idea of the ideal career for you? “Being a professional, paid,
cover to cover model.”
Is there a part of the world you would love to do a shoot? “Egypt!!
Where the pyramids are!”
Is there any current or future projects that you would like to share?“Just a couple more sneek
peek features on online magazine.” So what do you feel that you have that sets you apart from the other models? “My passion and drive for
what I do.”
Is there an embarassing moment you would like to share? “ I was at a
shoot with my stylest girls and I went out the night before, and for some reason I couldn’t hold a pose, as if I was drunk or something. I held this pose and lost my balance and ran into the back wall, I almost smashed my face!”
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Cuddling or Clubbing? I
like to go out once in awhile, but I prefer cuddling to grinding on strangers
Favorite Book? Who stole
my cheese. It helped me become more proactive with my life and helped use lots of metaphors to help use my imagination
If your life were a flavor what would it be? Why? It
would be mystery because I’m all about switching it up constantly and keeping it different
If you were deserted on an island what 3 things would you hope to have with you?
A mirror, a radio and a boat to escape
When HNS thinks about dubstep, the name Elena Charis comes to mind. This Singer/Songwriter out of Lakewood,CA, is bringing a new twist to the dubstep scene. She was raised by musicians, so music is nd like 2 nature for Elena who crosses all the “T’s” and dots the “I’s” in the music business. She copyrights her own music, books her own shows and markets herself. HNS found Elena Charis on Reverbnation, climbing the dubstep Charts. Even though she has a very busy schedule, she was more than happy to sit down with HNS for this Exclusive Interview. How did you come up with your artist name? “Elena is my middle name (like Rihanna) and Charis is the Greek word for grace and also symbolic to my faith. It’s important that I reflect where I come from and to never forget that.” If you weren’t in the music industry, what would your second choice career be? “I would love to be a biologist or a Caregiver for the Developmentally Disabled; I love nature and serving others.”
Up to this point what has been the most memorable moment in your career? “I don’t know where to begin! I am proud of a lot of moments, like meeting celebrities such as William Shatner, Eric Roberts & Lou Ferrigno which are all memorable experiences. However, my pride and joy is to be able to represent the underground music scene as an Independent unsigned female artist. I sing, write, manage myself, manage a hiphop artist, market myself,
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gather my network, book my shows, copyright my material, record and mix everything on my own. I take pride in this, and this new mixtape is all me baby. I will remember this part of my life forever and I can pull my mixtape and world-wide collaborations from my vault one day and show my unborn children (lol) one day. This is who your mommy was. Showing my family that you can do anything you want in life will definitely be the most memorable moment of my career.” Tell me a bit about this mixtape, you seem very excited about it. “It’s my first official Mixtape and it drops st August 1 2012! It’s a compilation of “filthy” dubstep &Dupstep & Hiphop music and also features Young Jess; one of the winners of the Games “Pot of Gold” Contest last year. Expect the unexpected with this, I’m doing new things. Download it too cause it’s Free yay!” What quality do you feel you possess that sets you aside from all the other artists trying to make it out there? “I think outside the box, I’m not trying to fit a certain mold. I’m trying to create a movement here.” These days, It’s not easy to have both fame and respect in this industry, If you had to choose one of the two, would you chose Fame or Respect? “Respect. You will never see me pull a 180 twist and open up a shoe-line just because I may “Fit that Mold” I’m trying to create a movement here.”
www.elenacharis.com HOTTEST 4 BARS* In your opinion what is the hottest 4 bars you have ever wrote? “I’m coming through your HD screens, hiphop scenes, dubstep beats/ Rocked that kid show, hooked that nympho. No remorse I love this game/let me walk you to my gate/let me help you seal your fate, Don’t believe me cool that’s great. Smile so lovely/ sting so great. “That’s a line from my upcoming Dubstep song “The Unseen” which will be released on my Mixtape in August.” Shoutouts: Shout out to my favorite artists who are preserving the genre hip-hop: Young Jess, Self-Xplanatory, & Eyeinsee. Also a huge thank you to: my stylist Dae’mien Walker, Full Perks Photography, Sugarr and ARK Entertainment Group. A special thanks to producer, singer/songwriter Sam Christian who lit a fire under my butt to pursue music whole-heartedly. These people have been great supporters, fans of my music and helped me get one-step closer to my dream.”
features the beautiful ANTONETTE PHAM, a model and student from Portland, Oregon. Antonette came to us through twitter. We sat down with this captivating charmer, and learned a few things about her thoughts on her career.
So, we know you have been doing this modeling thing for awhile now, is there anything or anyone memorable to you in your career so far?
“Definitely working with Bob Williams. He’s my favorite photographer in Eugene! He has taught me so much and I wouldn’t be this far without him!” Seems like he is a big influence on who you are as a model. With that being said, is there anyone else in the industry who inspires you?
“Jasmine Dustin and Adriana Lima!” What are you currently working on now? “Lots of castings. Keep your
And you know we have to ask our famous question right? So what do you feel you have that sets you apart from the other models? “I am a little
shy, but I am also very driven and motivated to do better eachtime, as well as getting better eachtime.”
Obviously the modeling industry can be pretty tough at times, where do you get the majority of your support?
“Family and friends of course!”
Favorite Food? Mac and Cheese Cuddling or Clubbing? Cuddling If you were deserted on an island what 3 things would you hope to have with you? My dog Roscoe, my Iphone and Coconut water!
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If you weren’t in the music industry, what would be your second career choice? “I'd probably go to culinary school and become a chef, because I love to eat.” Up to this point what was the most memorable moment in your career? “When I was on 106&Park's Freestyle Friday, rapping in front of Diddy, and Dawn from dirty money told me I was dope during the commercial break. It almost felt as if I was dreaming hearing that from someone who's as established in the game as her.”
Many listeners do not appreciate the level of talent you must have acquired to be able to produce consecutive hot songs. Did you have to work hard to master this? Or does it come naturally for you? “I would say it comes pretty naturally; when I hear a beat that I really feel, the ideas just flow through me. It comes from years and years of song writing, I've been rapping since I was 9 and I’m 21 now. So my experience has definitely played a roll in that as well, but like any other artist/songwriter I do have my moments of writer's block.”
Is there any current or future projects you would like to share? “Yes I am actually working on 2 mixtapes currently."F1RST CL@S$" which drops August 1st.I took a very lyrical and real approach on this project. The music is full of classic samples, and timeless lyrics. It gives off a very smooth vibe. And the second project is called "F.Y.M". On this mixtape I'll showcase a different side of my talent as I have more of an up tempo/club banger style of music.” “HOTTEST 4 BARS” in your opinion what is your hottest 4 bars you ever wrote? "Kinda surreal, I’m rhyming so real/ It’s like my lyrics were written in braille, something you gotta feel/ Put my words in a swisher and let em burn/ Inhale pain, and exhale a lesson learned" - First Class.” A website where your fans can give you feedback and possibly get a response from you? “Well my fans can always hit me on twitter @AceKayo or visit the Official Ace Kayo Fan Page @ www.acekayo.webs.com .“
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HNS brings you Lauren
Huffman. A Ripon, California native. A passion for the industry is what makes this asian american model unique. A tomboy at heart, Lauren enjoys meeting new people and says that she is interested in learning where people are from, their background and how they got into the industry.
Where do you see yourself in the future? “In
the future I see myself traveling for a few years, then hopefully meeting that special someone who will sweep me off my feet, get married and have a family.”
A part of the world you would like to do a shoot?
“Bahamas or Cayman Islands.”
What do you feel that you have that sets you apart from the other models?
“Everyone gets the image of “models” to be VERY Girlie or materialistic. Is there anyone in the However once you get to industry who inspires know me, you’ll realize you? “Maggie Q has that I am the total always been an inspiration to me because opposite of that. Don’t let the modeling fool you, I it is rare to see a got the brains, humour successful asian and I am a tomboy at american model/actress heart who loves getting a and thanks to her she gives us asian americans little dirty from time to time.” hope. Not only do I get Is there anywhere your that I look like her, but fans can reach you and she seems like a good possible get a response? person inside and out. “My twitter @modelauren Also, Natalie Portman or my facebook page because she is an www.facebook.com/laure amazing actress who is nsfanpage ” beautiful and smart!”
PHOTOGRAPHER GRAPHIC DESIGN
By Barb Saric
I’ve always been fond of the 50’s and when I see red lips and false lashes I think of icons like Marilyn Monroe, Jane Mansfields and Elizabeth Taylor. The 50’s beauty regiment started a trend that remains timeless for all decades, especially today’s growing beauty industry. I started wearing lashes in the early 90’s when lashes weren’t even popular. I remember people telling me how they loved my false lashes but no one would dare to wear. Other than the fashion and film industry no one wore them. Now on the other hand they are the best thing since sliced bread. I use to wear my lashes only for special occasions back then, but now I can’t leave the house without them. My make-up feels incomplete, almost like something were missing. I never thought the day would come where I would wear them everyday but I do and I absolutely love them.
I now share that same desire with many other beauty enthusiast including teens. I spoke to a well known beauty retailer and they told me that the Niagara Region sells more lashes then Toronto. Wow! Really? I’m not surprised because they make a women feel sexy and who doesn’t want to feel sexy. I have a few tips on what lashes to buy and how to apply. The best lashes out there are Ardell’s, they come in all shapes and sizes and are very easy to apply. If you’ve never worn them before you may want to try something more natural looking, I would recommend using “Babies”. If you’re looking for a sexy sultry look try “Wispies”, these are the ones I use and for a smaller version you can try “Demi Wispies”. For those who like to make a real fashion statement you can try “Daisey” or “Gisele” they’re fun! When applying your lashes, try removing them from the container with a pair of tweezers so you don’t damage the lash.
Measure the lash to your eye before using glue so you can make sure the lash fits properly and cut if necessary. Measuring the lash first avoids putting the lash too close to the inner point of your eye which is uncomfortable or going beyond the natural lash line so the lashes look droopy. You’ll have to purchase Ardell’s “Clear Strip Glue” which is the best glue out there. When applying dab glue on your hand first and use the glue from the tip of the applicator to apply. This avoids using too much which can make a mess! Now you’re ready for application, apply the lash as close to the natural line as possible. Once both lashes are applied you can apply mascara to the lashes to really make them stand out. I only apply mascara to them the first few times I wear them because it coats the lash enough that it’s not necessary afterwards. The lashes can last you a few months depending on how many times you’ve worn them and how well you store them.
I wear mine everyday and sometimes get two months wear. Always keep the container they come in for storage and never wash them no matter what anyone tells you. Once you wet the lashes they will stick together and they’ll never look the same. So what are you waiting for? Get out and get your first pair of lashes, they’ll make you feel sexy and beautiful starting from the inside out! And we can’t forget about the red lipstick to complete the look and go hand in hand with those sultry lashes. Faces cosmetics has two colours your absolutely love! There called “Vladimir #308” and “Hannah #416” there deep but vibrant reds that will make your lips look luscious! And don’t forget to line your lips with Faces “True Red” lip liner and their clear “Gloss n Go” to coat your lips for that ultimate “Old Hollywood Glamour!”
Written by Barbara Saric
What’s your artist name? “BIGG JIGG.” How did you come up with your name?
“MY FRIENDS USE TO CALL ME BIGG JIGGA SO I SHORTNED IT TO BIGG JIGG INSTEAD.” Hometown?
“CHICAGO & INDIANA.”
If you weren’t in music industry, what would be your second career choice?
“PROBABLY RADIO PERSONALITY.”
Up to this point what was the most memorable moment in your career?
“BEING ON B.E.T 106&PARK AS FREESTYLE CHAMP & BEING ON TOUR AFTER IT SEEN HOW MY FANS REACT WHEN THEY WOULD SEE ME IN THEIR CITY.”
Many listeners do not appreciate the level of talent you must have acquired to be able to produce consecutive hot songs. Did you have to work hard to master this? Or does it come naturally for you? “BOTH, IT CAME NATURAL
FROM HAVING A GOD GIVEN TALENT BUT YET A BUSINESS IS STILL A BUSINESS SO U HAVE TO WORK HARD IN ORDER TO STAY RELEVANT.”
Is there any current or future projects you would like to share?
“YES I HAVE A NEW SINGLE OUT WITH VIDEO CALLED "STREET GRIND" AS WELL MY NEW SINGLE CALLED "PICTURES" FT BABY BASH & MY NEW MIXTAPE COMING OUT CALLED 2 JOBS 1 HUSTLE VOL.2 HOSTED BY PLATINUM PRODUCER DRUMMA BOY.” “HOTTEST 4 BARS”
In your opinion what is your hottest 4 bars you ever wrote?
“THE FIRST ONE THAT COMES TO MIND IS MOMA CALL ME SON I DON’T NEED NOBODYS SHINE.”
BECAUSE THIS IS NOT BASED ON TALENT ALONE ANYMORE BUT BASED ON WHO HAS THERE I DOTTED & T,S CROSSED.” Do you have a website or fan page, where your fans can give you feedback and possibly get a response from you?
“YES U CAN CHECK ME OUT AT WWW.BIGGJIGG.COM.“ Any shout outs?
“S/O 2 MY TEAM GO 2 MAN MUSICGROUP LLC ,TEAM BIGG JIGG, GO2MANDJS,MY DJ DJ STATZ & TIKA T.”
These days It’s not easy to have both respect and fame in this industry. If you had to choose one of the two, would you choose Fame or Respect?
“RESPECT BECAUSE THIS GAME IS ABOUT LONGEVITY AND RESPECT TAKES YOU FARTHER THEN FAME.” What quality do you feel you have that sets you aside from all the other artists trying to make it today?
“MY DEDICATION TO MY CRAFT AND UNDERSTANDING THAT THIS IS A BUSINESS AND MAKING SURE MY www.facebook.com/BIGGJIGGTHEGO2MAN BUSINESS IS IN TACT WWW.WIX.COM/GO2MANRADIO/GO2MANRADIO
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LADY K Most memorable moment of her career: Performed at the Ebony Family Reunion, Hosted by Steve Harvey.
What’s your artist name? “DJ ILL WILL” How did you come up with your name? “Back in the summer 2000 I had a next door neighbor/friend of mine that everytime I step out the house, he used to shout out the window ILL WILL.” Hometown? “Staten Island,NY” If you weren’t in music industry, what would be your second career choice? “Graphics because I love designing” Up to this point what was the most memorable moment in your career? “One of my Biggest Showcase with Choo Biggz and the whole Soserious Team at the Wings Theater April 23rd 2011 Event.” Many listeners do not appreciate the level of talent you must have acquired to be able to produce consecutive Hot songs. Did you have to work hard to master this? Or does it come naturally for you? “I Produce Mixtape. Each and everytime I put together any mixtape project I work twice as hard to give my listeners entertainment through my mixes. Most
DJ ILL WILL important I do not sugar coat no song. With that said if it's garbage, it will not be on my mixtape nor will I promote it because is in the best interest to put out good music to built multible listeners.” Is there any current or future projects you would like to share? “Most recent project is my Grand Theft Audio "We Are The Streets" Mixtape and Coming Soon Independence Day "We Taking Over" mixtape.” What quality do you feel you have that sets you aside from all the other artists trying to make it today? “I work hard and I focuse on my Indie artist Music exposure through my promotion
whether it be on a mixtape or Sound Cloud. See me I believe that the DJ and The Artist goes hand to hand without one or the other there's no progress.” Any shout outs? “Shout Outs to Choo Biggs been working with him since 2007 and GQ Da Embassy who's been following and supporting my movement. Can never forget my family and love ones.” Do you have a website or fan page, where your fans can give you feedback and possibly get a response from you? “Yes,
www.illentertainment.net and of course Facebook www.facebook.com/djillwill71 and last but not least Twitter at www.twitter.com/djillwill.”
PHILADELPHIA, PA Where is your hometown? “Philadelphia” Where do you see yourself in the future? “A
well known top model in the industry with my own agency and a clothing line for men, women and kids.” Who if anyone, inspires you in the modeling industry? “Tyson
Beckford. I have watched him since I was young and how he worked his way to the top. That is who inspired me to be a model.”
What would be your ideal career?“Working with
fashion designers, either well known or just getting their foot in the door. I want everyone to know who I am, and that I do this model thing better than anybody.”
What do you feel that you have the sets you aside from the other models? “I
feel as though I have a unique look that can’t be compared to anyone and that is what seperates me from other models.”
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