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Olivia's Reappearance

You've taken a little break from Indosplace recently and some of your videos mysteriously disappeared. Can you tell us a little bit about what you've been up to and why some of a couple of your more popular videos wound up in the X-files?

Well I haven't been up to much as far as modeling goes, just laying low and letting some of my "hype" die down. As far as a couple of my videos getting the axe; in my opinion they were subtle sexy, yet they somehow ended up on pornographic sites if you will. It didn't sit well with me to see
my videos and or photos next to such crude photography. I do not want to be compared to or associated with pornographic sites and or blogs, no judgment to the women on those sites, it's just not for me.

What are your plans to take the entertainment business by storm in 2012?

My plans? Same thing I do every day, try to take over the world. (reference to pinky and brain lol) Honestly I would like to start making some moves and actually get the ball rolling on my modeling/acting career. Also I think it's past due for our shoot indo, get your life togetherWinking I would love to take a few months to just live in L.A. And see what could come of that.

You seem to enjoy taking sexy, yet cute and tasteful pics. Would you consider yourself a bit of an exhibitionist? What's your goal when taking pics?

An exhibitionist!? By no means haha, I'd like to think of myself as a fabulous photographer trying to capture a picture that would make someones day. I don't think I have a specific goal when taking photos, if I get a new article of clothing, I immediately want to photograph it to see what it looks like, cocky? All in all I just enjoy being infront of a camera, I'm such a Ham like that Happy


Any thoughts on your sudden popularity on the net? Can we expect a future Facebook page or Twitter?

Hmm I don't quite think much of it, because I'm not too well known. But I would like to thank those who are my "fans" definitely makes me want to keep on keeping on. And yes in the future you can expect a Facebook or twitter! Just not sure when that will be. Such a tease ha

What sign are you (old school)

Pisces of course.

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Christi K - New Music Video

It looks like Christi K, who I photographed last year, is ready to show off that bodacious bod that was, at least initially, one of the draws for my shoot with her. Happy I never felt my pictures really did Christi’s figure justice, for whatever reason. This video, however, is one of the better displays I’ve seen of her voluptuousness. The video is by Young De for those interested. Carol Seleme pops up toward the end of the video and it’s interesting to see the two of them onscreen together. I would suggest watching the 1080p version for maximum… effect.


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Olivia Munn Takes a Cue From F. Scott Fitzgerald

“When a girl feels that she's perfectly groomed and dressed she can forget that part of her. That's charm. The more parts of yourself you can afford to forget the more charm you have.”

--Marjorie, “Bernice Bobs Her Hair”

There’s a lesson many aspiring models and actresses could stand to learn. Believe it or not, most attractive women can successfully convey haughty unattainability, so that’s not really a commodity here in Hollywood. The real value is in modesty - forgetting your appearance, as Bernice is counseled, and letting your charm shine through. Sounds simple enough, right? Apparently, however, it’s fairly difficult because: (1) it’s incredibly rare, and (2) it’s incredibly rare despite the success of women who manage to pull it off.


Take for just one example Olivia Munn (above). She went from chomping hot dogs on “Attack of the Show” to garnering a leading role in Aaron Sorkin’s much anticipated new HBO drama, “The Newsroom.” Munn just seems like one of those self-effacing women who can hang out with the boys and have a beer, even though they’re all secretly crushing out on her. There’s value in that.


Just ask Mal Malloy. With her casual, approachable demeanor she represented the antithesis of the brittle arrogance flaunted by your typical urban model, and it was refreshing for people. Hence, her popularity. People will continue to do what comes easiest. But for the few willing to challenge themselves and who have everything else in place, you may find success comes faster than you’d imagined.

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Glamour Magazine Represents for Curvy Women in Its Annual Swimsuit Issue

This is the second time Glamour magazine has held it down for "thick" women in their annual swimsuit lineup with Lauren Conrad on the cover. The last time I noticed this was with model Kalyea Moss. Of course, she was posted here at Indosplace. This year Kelly Stitt, 28, is the model they chose to represent a more bootylicious figure. What do you guys think? Properly representative? (Excuse the shabby scan, but it was a smaller image that I res'd up)


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A Few Thoughts on The Problem Facing Aspiring Models and Being Posted on Adult Websites

Since Tumblr, Wordpress, and similar sites became popular, one problem models repeatedly encounter is having their photos posted on raunchy blogs, side by side with pornographic material. Both Olivia and Sobella were disturbed to find their images - and worse yet their names - associated with Tumblr pages with extremely graphic, sexual material. The first reaction for the model is that they want their images down, immediately. Fortunately, there is a solution there, but it's not fast and it's not permanent.

I've worked with a content removal company called Pitbull Piracy and achieved good results at having images taken down from undesirable websites (for a fee). The problem is that these images tend to pop up again. Pitbull is prepared for that and will send takedown notices on an ongoing basis if necessary. (Disclaimer: I have no ownership or pecuniary interest in Pitbull Piracy.)

But the real issue is, how does a model dip her toe into urban modeling in a tasteful way, when every sexy photo she puts out will likely land on pornography blogs? Rule number one: don't use your real name when you enter this market. It may seem like a small thing, but chances are good that unless your friends are just as pervy as the websites you don't want to be affiliated with, they will not just happen upon your image, barring it being linked to your real name. The odds of this are even slimmer if you use a "stage name" to mislead nosey co-workers or friends. (Olivia and I recently learned this lesson the hard way.)

Rule number two: don't take any photos you can't defend. Everyone realizes that in the Google age, you can't make a move without the risk of it going public to the world. In other words, most of your friends will believe you if you say you had nothing to do with your summer vacation photos winding up on the "Thighsmantrophy" Tumblr blog. But if you're oiled down in a thong in a provocative pose, they might think you actually submitted the photo to Thighsmantrophy yourself. Guilty is as guilty does.

Rule number three: be realistic and toughen up. You know you're not a porn star and your friends, relatives, and co-workers should know it as well. You may have to give a verbal smackdown to a few people who want to make something out of nothing because your photos ended up on the "Czar for Curves." However, if you want to give urban modeling a try, you have to be prepared for the fact that, no matter how cautious you are, someone may confront you about a situation like this. Beyonce, Juliana Hough and every other mega star is on these porn websites too, but you don't see it preventing them from making music videos or shooting steamy love scenes. It is what it is. As long as you can stand by what you've done as a product, hold your head high and march on.

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A Little BTS - Christi K and Carol Seleme

While I believe I may have posted some interview of Carol once before, I know I haven't of Christi. I think she has a very nice, fresh screen appeal. Both clips give you an idea of what these beauties are like behind the scenes. Click image for video. (Note: videos are in 1080p HD format)

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