UPDATED April 17, 2005
How has your modeling career treated you since we last talked?
It has been GREAT! I have been thrilled with the exposure and work requests that I have been receiving: I was just saying to my husband today that I have surpassed my own dreams and aspirations…its one thing to surpass expectations, but when you have a dream and you manage to fulfill that and go even further…well, it is just an amazing feeling. I feel very grateful. Plus, I am having SO MUCH fun…I love every minute of it!
I hear you’re going to be featured in a major men’s magazine very soon! Can you give us a hint which magazine it will be? What was the shoot like for them?
Well, I shot a series of images with a photographer that I have worked with a number of times…for some reason we were both WAY ON this particular day and the images turned out to be smoking hot…he submitted them to a magazine that he has been published in before and the editor requested full releases the same day! The magazine issues are released every 2 months and they have a lot of content in pending so I had to wait a bit, but the release will be well worth the wait…very sexy stuff! There has been a new development as well…I just got a call from my agent who relayed a message from another magazine that I am going to be featured in that as well! I shoot for them in about 2 months…I am EXTREMELY excited about that one as well…I am proud of both features but the new one is something I have always aspired to, so I am VERY excited!!! As far as “hints” go…lets just say that neither magazine required too much wardrobe…lol!!!
Tell me about the model/runway show you organized in the Dominican Republic.
I organized Project Vixen: a model search / runway show at a nightclub. The model search was intended to select new models for participation in the runway show of Lollipop Lingerie’s line of dancewear and lingerie and for inclusion in the 2006 SIRENS calendar which is being shot in the tri-state area and in the Dominican Republic. Rock Confidential girl: Dorothy is included in the calendar and will be in the D.R. too!!! That is going to be a blast!!!
What’s up with Project Vixen? How were you involved? There were some extremely HOT girls there, too!
The girls were AMAZING!!! The turnout for the show was incredible and the models who participated were so great! We had some girls from Wicked Talent, some girls from Eye Appeal models, and a bunch of freelance models, they all did a great job and were super sexy…not only did they execute the show beautifully but we all spiced it up as well…girls were onstage undressing each other, dancing together…making out…oops…never mind that last part!
How did you get hooked up with Marie Claire magazine, as a centerfold, too! Why is that experience one of your favorites?
I received a call from an event coordinator who I had worked with a few times, he said that Marie Claire had contacted him searching for girls who were “comfortable with their bodies, didn’t have body issues, etc.” and he recommended me. After my initial interview which was intended for the “body issue” the editor felt as though my personality as someone who is very outgoing and a bit of an exhibitionist would be better for the “exhibitionism” story. So, they had me come down to shoot. The shoot was INCREDIBLE!!! Bumble and Bumble came down to do my hair, a wonderful French girl did my make-up, I was styled by the celebrity stylist for the magazine, the photographer from Rio was amazing, and I had 2 assistants and bodyguards…I was really treated like a diva! We shot on a Monday and I was thrilled thrilled thrilled to be included in the magazine…then Wednesday rolled around and Marie Claire called to say that they needed to reshoot…I, of course, assumed the worst: that the pics weren’t good enough…but when I returned that Saturday to re-shoot, the stylist pulled me aside on the sly and said “Do you know why they are reshooting you?…Because the pictures were so good that they decided to use you as the centerfold” Can you imagine what that was like???
What’s this I hear about you appearing on Montel AND Oprah?!
At the time that Marie Claire hit newsstands I was working as a Case Manager in Child Advocacy…although I had never mentioned the spread to my coworkers they recognized me and some of the “higher-ups” felt that the nudity was detrimental to the “integrity of the organization”…I wrote to Marie Claire and told them what had happened because I thought that in light of all of the issues surrounding indecency and censorship the readers might like to know. Unbeknownst to me, they reran the photo spread AND my letter…Oprah and Montel’s people called me within a week to book me for the shows! I turned down Oprah (yes…I did, I know its crazy) because I felt that her conservatism may be detrimental to my reputation, I didn’t know how she was going to spin it and I am not that much of a media-whore that I was willing to sellout for a few minutes of press…so I chose to go with Montel because his “pitch” was much more “sympathetic.”
I was eating lunch one day at my favorite restaurant and looked up and saw you on TV singing your heart out on VH1’s Motormouth! Refresh my memory…What songs did you sing? How were you set up to be filmed and not have a clue something was up?
Oh good Lord…I was hoping to live that one down…yeah, my husband “punked” me…the bastard…I was singing Cherry Pie by Warrant! I THOUGHT that I was conducting a market research assignment! The truck was just all tricked out with hidden cameras and I didn’t know it!
You and fellow RockC Girl Jaden West are good friends. How did you two hook up?
I was scheduled to shoot for STARE magazine and she was too…the photographer decided to schedule us both on the same day and I assisted with make-up and styling…we ended up hitting it off so well that he shot us both together and the magazine published that set of images. She is an incredible sweet and GORGEOUS girl! Her personality is great, she is so fuckin funny…I just love her…plus, I had her in my shower….OOPS, was I not supposed to mention that???
You’re also friends with another RockC Girl, Dorothy. How did you meet up with her?
Dorothy and I first “met” when one of us (its been so long, I can’t even remember who) emailed the other for a photographer’s reference. We chatted via email a few times and I finally met her in person at the Playboy 50th Anniversary Model Search…it was in Long Island and I emailed her to see if she was going since it was in her area, she was, I drove! We’ve been close friends ever since. She is truly beautiful! She is an excellent model and the sweetest girl! Since our initial meeting we have worked a number of workshops together, a few photoshoots for various photographers, parties, etc. She rocks!
Tell me about your DVD that’s in production, “Eye Candy”. The box cover photo is smokin’ hot, by the way!
I am currently in production for a DVD that is a bit of a documentary and a bit of sexy videos. I have a ton of “day in the life of a model” footage, behind the scenes footage, interviews, b-role, etc. and I also have videos of me dancing, virtual lapdance video, me and other models video, etc. so it will definitely be a unique and enticing show for anyone who purchases it. It came to fruition after 1 too many fan mails requesting more media of me and my career…so I figured…why not put everything into one and let the fans enjoy that! A lot of what is included is based on fan requests as well…so it is interactive and personal.
You sleep with a stuffed Eyeore doll and you make your hands and feet talk with weird voices. You even have a little imaginary man called Mr. Mouth that “lives” inside your mouth. Are you on drugs or have you just decided not to grow up yet? 🙂
Peter Pan complex…I will never grow up! Its too much fun to be a kid. My husband and I live like our parents are on vacation, we buy tons of junk food, play hide and seek, magic carpet rides (he pulls me or who ever else is over around on a rug until we get dizzy and fall over) pillow-tabogen down the stairs…whatever else you can think of that you do when you are a kid…our house is like Disney Land! No more water fights though…last time he ended up in the ER at 1:00AM…ooops.
We also pig out on pancakes and ice cream…just ask Dorothy…she is partial to Tom’s banana strawberry pancakes…lol!
Why are soccer moms in SUVs your favorite type of person?
That was sarcasm…I fuckin hate them! They have no idea how to drive…are preoccupied by their screaming out-of-control offspring or are too busy ordering new Manolo Blahnik’s from Nieman Marcus with their husbands money on their cell phones…ARGGG…put down the phone and go home! Your Lexus minivan is ugly and pretentious!
You have a BA in Psychology. How often do you find yourself analyzing someone when you first meet?
A better question might be how often DON’T I ??? I am always analyzing everything!
Do you use your Psychology background to help guide your career…maybe try to get in a photographer’s head and figure out what they want or expect and then deliver it to them?
To a certain extent, yes I do. I think that I have a much more unique approach to modeling than a lot of girls today…I realize what I have to offer, what I can bring to the shoot, and I know when to keep my mouth shut and follow orders…after all that IS my job…a lot of models think that they can throw their weight around and do things they way that they want and argue with the photographer or make ridiculous demands…not me, I say kill em with kindness…personality and reputation are so much more important than many believe and that’s not something I am willing to sacrifice. I enjoy learning a lot about the photographers style and what (S)HE wants to accomplish throughout the shoot, then I do my best to fulfill my responsibility in bringing that vision to fruition.
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How do you like to say ‘hello’?
Basically just “hi” but with a quick hug and a kiss on the cheek.
What’s the name of the last porno you watched?
Zazel…it’s really good!
Where have you visited that you’ll never go back?
The airport…I hate to fly !
Can playing ‘hide the salami’ ever last too long?
Most likely not, but I guess it depends on the person your with.
What music do you listen to while ‘getting frisky’?
Anything besides Rap or Country
What’s in your pockets right now?
Nothing…no pockets in my jammies
What would Rock Confidential be shocked to find in your bedroom?
If you know me, then you shouldn’t be shocked by too much else.
What’s your favorite line from a song?
“Music the great communicator…use two sticks to make it in the nature”
What’s one thing that really pisses you off?
Fake people … oh, and bad drivers.
Fess up to something you’ve done in the past.
No way !!!
If you could be a porn star, what would your name be?
Not sure…any suggestions?
Describe the underwear you’re wearing right now.
Victoria’s secret black satin thong with red lace trim.
Who were you in a previous life?
A cabaret star.
What’s your favorite dirty word/phrase?
I tend to use the “f-word” a lot…probably too much!
Do you like to do laundry?
Would you like to do mine?
Depends…will you do my dishes?
What’s your plan for getting a guys attention?
Cleavage usually does it…guys are easy…now, seducing a woman…that takes skill!
What’s a place you should NEVER be taken on a date?
Where is your most ticklish spot?
What can a man do to catch your eye?
Just be yourself!
Ever met or worked with any rock stars? Who?
Met a few…Jerry Cantrell, the guys from Linkin Park, haven’t worked with any yet…but I would like to do videos…so we will see what happens.
What is the last CD you bought?
Red Hot Chili Peppers: By The Way
Anything you’d like to promote?
My website…www.CourtneyNJ.com, new photos and info to be added soon!
How do you like to say ‘goodbye’?
Again, with a quick hug and a kiss…smooch !