EDIT:Images updated compliments of Dynasty
I hate to say "I told you so," but these pics of
Katherine Monsalve pretty much prove the point of my
post of her: she's dope!
One thing that is kind of weird is the interview that
accompanies Katherine's feature in BlackMen, which reads more
like a grand jury inquisition to indict the
character of a certain urban manager/agent. I'm
not going to reveal who here, but I will say
that it appears a gauntlet has indeed been
You can reach Ms. Monsalve on Twitter here and on Myspace here (she's got some great
new pics up on Myspace I hadn't seen before).
Click to enlarge pics.
Katherine Monsalveis what I'd call a
collector's item - hard to find and valuable. For
most of 2009 only a handful of pics circulated of
her and she had no Twitter, Facebook or Myspace
page. Then, at the end of the year, she was
featured inKING's highly anticipated comeback
Not bad for a girl flying under the radar. This
ultra feminine ingenue (she's only 19) is rocking
some serious hips and a backside that puts fellow
Colombian Shakira's to shame. To add insult to
injury, she's actually nice! I talked to her
recently about her low profile, choice of
photographers and plans for the future (oh, and
that little move she does in the
That Thang" video).
You were recently
featured in the new issue of KING magazine. How did
that come about?
I work with
Artistic Curves Talent Management. They called me
told me I was booked to
shoot. Most of your
pictures are with photographer Frank Antonio. Is that
a deliberate choice to work with him exclusively or
is it just a coincidence. If coincidence, are there
any other photographers out there you'd like to shoot
I actually was
doing a shoot for a lingerie designer and Frank
happened to be the photographer. I loves his work so
I continued shooting with him. I'd love to shoot with
Importeyecandy Photography & Paul
What are your long term
plans for modeling? Are there any specific models
whose careers you admire or would like to emulate?
I plan to get
into acting. I actually just shot a scene for a film
called "King of Paper
You have a very multi-cultural
look. I'm sure you get hit on by guys of all
races. Are you open to dating men of any race?
A good man is a
good man no matter what race he is.
long time, it was very difficult to find any contact
information on you. Even now, compared to a lot
models you're pretty low profile. Again, is this a
deliberate choice, and if so, why?
I try to be
selective with what is offered to me. I don't want to
get burned out. That can easily happen in this
In The Dream's "Rockin' That Thang" video featuring
Ludacris you do this little move where you swivel
your hips while Luda looks on. It's sexy as all get
out. Did you come up with that on your own, or did
the director give you specific directions?
I'm very good at
teasing the camera. I usually do my own
If you had to summarize your personality in 25 words
or less, how would you describe yourself?
I am a fun and
very outgoing person. I'm very loyal to my loved ones
and I try to help all that I
Politics time: how do you feel about the Obama's push
to reform health care?
Health care is
very important because I will be old someday and I
want to make sure I'll be ok with my health
What can a guy do to catch your attention?
Usually, if a
guy is innocently funny, that catches my
Finally, where can look to see more of Kathrine
Monsalve in the near future?
I have shot for
a few magazines. For political reasons, I can't say
which ones yet. What I will say is that you'll see a
lot more of me in 2010.
Katherine Monsalve on Myspacehere.
For your viewing pleasure, check out model Katherine Monsalve (she's in
the new KING issue) from The Dream's "Rockin' That Thang"
video featuring Ludacris. There's no sound,
just video. On the upside, you don't have to
keep scrubbing back and forth through the
Youtube video to find this scene. You can reach
Katherine on Twitter here.