Playboy Venezuela, Playboy Mexico Cyber Girl of the month August 2013, FHM Norway Cover Model, Glam Jam, UMM, FHM Netherlands, Chulo Magazine, 4th period. As you can see, Alyshia, has been featured in several publications, but this interview will impress you with not only her beautiful looks, but her way of looking at things, and what she strives to become in her life.
Justin Marroquin: When did you know that you wanted to be a model?
Alyshia Ashlee: I had always wanted to and had been involved in modeling as a child, but with my lack of height, I did not think it would be a true career option. I had switched paths by 14, and started doing makeup freelance. After awhile, I connected with this amazing photographer turned friend, who helped me realize modeling is a possibility for me, and that it is my true passion!
JM: What’s it like being part of Playboy?
AA: It’s great to be a part of such an iconic and prestigious brand. I have wanted this for a few years now, and all the hard work is starting to really payoff!
JM: You have been featured in a lot of magazines. Do you have a favorite?
AA: Of course, Playboy is a favorite!
JM: How did you feel when you first saw yourself in a magazine?
AA: It was an indescribable feeling. I was working as a makeup artist, and one of the people I worked with had bought a magazine I was featured in!
JM: Do you believe in setting goals?
AA: I absolutely believe in setting goals and setting a time frame. Once I have achieved the current goal—I always set a new one! What’s the point of working so hard if you have no goal in mind?
JM: Describe the steps you took to become part of Playboy?
AA: I had went to a casting call in the past, and was selected for the cyber club! Later on, I started networking and researching contact info for anyone and everyone I could research involved in Playboy. I eventually started working as an online casino dealer for Playboy, Playboy Golf, and then submitted photos to a Playboy photographer, and the editor saw my self taken nude photos; Playboy flew me down to stay at the mansion for four nights, and I did a test shoot! Most recently, I became involved with Playboy Mexico, and I’m the Cyber Girl of the month August 2013! I am working on more international additions as well! So let’s hope all this hard work pays off!
JM: What does being a model mean to you?
AA: Expressing yourself, and representing a brand. I think it means being confident with who you are, and being able to sell your image and/or a product.
JM: Is there anything you dislike about modeling?
AA: Sometimes the criticisms can get hard to deal with when you’re already having a bad day, but I am a strong believer in “it’s just a bad day, not a bad life.” You just need to take it with a grain of salt, make the conscious decision to pick yourself up, and move on.
JM: When it’s all said and done, what do you want to accomplish and how do you want to be remembered?
AA: I want to be iconic. I would love to become a household name and true brand. I want to show my versatility, and make a name for the short, natural models out there!
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