Sunday, December 26, 2010

Model Interview: Johna Marilyn Curtis

Johna came to TAMD when our 'Faces of TAMD/Holiday Contest 2010' had just started, he would go onto gaining an honorable mention from the sponsors and I. Johna, who also goes by Marilyn, is a fabulous aspiring model who, honestly makes a better looking woman then most. Obviously he is not your typical male model, in fact he seems to merge the worlds of female and male modeling together, so it is only natural that he be interviewed. I hope that this will open the doors for others like him to join TAMD as I am a lover of all walks of life.

What's the story behind your model alias? 

Well I started playing with makeup at an early age of about 14 and I was very inspired by people like Marilyn Manson and Brian Molko from Placebo. Taking parts of each of them to finally make the creation that you see today that keeps growing and growing.

Some people are confused about this, so to clarify, how do you identify yourself?

Definitely male, I dress this way simply because male clothes suck, female attire is so much nicer than the shit you see guys wearing.

You work for a place called Funny Girls what exactly is Funny Girls? What do you do there? 

Funny Girls is a Transvestite showbar in Blackpool, UK completely Staffed by Trannys (apart from a few) and mostly I am behind the bar looking fabulous. I walk round getting my picture taken with people.. a few years ago I did appear in the funny girls show. If anyone is ever in Blackpool do pop in an say hello. 

You won Tranny Bar Princess title how did it feel to win?

Well what can I say??? The best tranny won :P Nah, it was a close call between me and Katie. My mother and sister were in the crowd the night I won so it made it slightly more special for them to see me win.

Johna being crowned Tranny Bar Princess 2010 at Funny Girls

Johna after being crowned Tranny Bar Princess at Funny Girls

On a more personal level, at what age did you first put on female clothing?

Very young, I was about 5 when I remember the first time. But, my sister used to dress me up when I was a baby and push me round in a pram telling people I was her little sister.

Your make up always looks perfect, what types of products do you use to look so fabulous? 

I can usually work with any kind of makeup be it crap off the market or designer makeup. Currently I am wearing all Mac makeup and this is how I love it.

What advice would you give to other boys/men who are still aren't open about wearing womans clothing? 

Come out come out wherever you are!!! Life is too short to hide in a closet, be proud and show the world how fabulous you are!

How do you deal with those people who find your lifestyle strange or wrong?

I have heard all the insults more than once and I have been attacked for it a few times but, really most people just stare or tell me they wish they could look like I do. I tend to stay away from places less tranny friendly.

Other than being a model what do you do in your spare time? 

I play on my xbox mostly and I watch a lot of movies (mostly horror). I spend a lot of time talking to my best friend, MissSuperstar, who I think should be featured on this page as she is simply the best.

(NOTE: MissSuperstar, I would love to add you to TAMD! You can find out how to get on TAMD by reading the info under our default photo on our facebook page.)


Is there anything you would like to add or promote?

I'd like to promote myself :P Anyone interested in doing a shoot with me then drop me a message. You can watch my videos on my youtube account (for link see below) and feel free to add me to your friends list. Any guys who want any tips on female impersonation you can always ask me discreetly and I will try my best to help you out .. dont be ashamed, be loud and proud!!!!!!!

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Sunday, December 19, 2010

TAMD Model Interviews: Rose Noir

"Rose Noir is a goddess", I've heard this said many times by Rose's fans and I couldn't agree with them more. Since the beginning of her career in 2004, Rose has delivered quality images that leave both men and women in awe. She is by no means the typical model, being only 5' 1" and curvy she is the modern take on the classic pinups of the 50's. She is also able to create feminine glamour shots as well as gritty fetish shots with what seems to be little or no effort at all on her part. Although, I just now became acquainted with her work recently I can honestly say she is one of my all time favorite models. She shows the world that you don't have to be pencil thin to become an astounding model.

Rose Noir 2006 Photo by Drop Dead Photography/Liz Marez

But modeling isn't the only place Rose's talents lay, she is a poet, designer, dancer, and a vocalist as well.

I wanted to learn more about the models on TAMD for sometime now and I thought this would be a great way to do so. As a big supporter of TAMD and a model with a bit of mystery about her, Rose was the perfect choice for TAMD's 1st model interview. So I messaged her with a few questions and she was kind enough to answer all of them:

What drew you to modeling?

I've always wanted to model, even when I was a little girl. But until I became apart of the alternative lifestyle, I never thought it was possible for me. 

What made you choose your model alias?

Rose is actually my middle name and I really love the way Noir sounded with it, so it just sort of stuck. Red is also my favorite color, so I think of it was Red and black. 

Besides being a model you are also a talented poet, care to share a poem?
LOL Sure. Heres a little something. I'm not sure how great it'll be but here it goes.

Twisted pleasures in the blood of our brothers; feature the feathers on the wings of thy goddess. Repent, oh naive little soldier, repent and thou shalt be saved. 

Other then writing and modeling what else do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
I also enjoy being a vocalist, drawing on occasion and I really love doing make up. I hope to become a full time make up artist in the future.

What is one thing you can't stand about the alternative modeling industry?

I can't stand how many girls think that they have to do nudity. If you're not comfortable with it, don't do it. I can't stress that enough. Never ever do something that makes you uncomfortable. Thats not to say theres anything wrong with it, but if you don't want to do not let anyone pressure you into it.

If you could give one piece of advice to someone interested in becoming a model what would that be?

What I said above and also, it takes a very long time to develop the skill and experience. Don't get bent out of shape if you're not cut out for it. Not everyone can be a model, just like not everyone can be a singer or a writer

Describe your dream photoshoot?

Oh wow, I have so many in mind. I'm not really sure I have just one dream shoot LOL. I guess I would have to say one where I can include my boyfriend, he would be a fantastic model but hes camera shy.

You recently decided to stop doing nude shoots, why is that?

Well, honestly I got tired of the negative attention. I'm an artist, not a sexual object. I was doing artistic nudity but that didn't matter to those who chose to objectify. I can be artistic without taking anything off. Other models should keep that in mind about themselves as well.

What is one thing that most people don't know about you?

Hm... I don't have a driver's license and I've never owned a car. I'm working on fixing that though.

Where or who do you draw inspiration from in modeling or in your everyday life?

Friends that are also models such as Gashley Darcane, Vita Devoid, Lily Monster-Meat... Just to name a few. I also draw inspiration from Betty Page, Greta Garbo, Marilyn Monroe. Never ever forget the classic beauties. 

Is there anything you would like to add/promote?
I'll be making mini hats in the not so distant future, so I may be offering them up for sale through TAMD as well as other places :-)

Photo by Drop Dead Photography/Liz Marez

Rose Noir 2010 Photo by: Christopher Mangulabnan

Rose Noir 2010 Photo by: Christopher Mangulabnan

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Rose Noir 2006 Photo by Drop Dead Photography/Liz Marez