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Why and how did you get into Glamour modelling?
I hated my boobs when I was growing up, I thought they were ugly and I was limited by them. I studied Acting and I always got parts that were stereotyped as busty no brainer and I wanted to play serious roles. I blamed my boobs and I almost had them reduced, but the scarring is awful and it scared me. So instead I started posing for painters and photography students for about a year in art colleges, I got paid £6.00 an hour! Then I started to realise that my body could be an asset. I rang an agency when I was 21 and I got a job in the first week.
I had a few soft pictures taken professionals which gave me some confidence these were published in mainly Japanese magazines. Then a few things in my life changed and I decided to concentrate on starting my own business instead. I didn't model again for a few years.

How did You Start Modelling again?
Glamour photographer John Graham saw some pictures of me that were taken when I was about 21. These pictures were very soft and the magazine was from Japan called Bachelor. John contacted the photographer who took the pictures and then rang me up, I had taken time out to run my business and I was just at the stage were I felt I could return to modelling. John Graham booked me immediately, and now I love modelling, and I don't hate my boobs anymore, and I still have my business.

How did you feel looking at your pictures in magazines for the first time?
I like looking at my pictures, I used to get very embarrassed at first, now I see them in a different way, though I can be extremely critical of myself, I think that the girls pictures always look so sexy.

Will you ever pose with a guy or doing a hard core set / video?
There are many models who have sworn never to do hardcore and then changed their minds and I don't think that there is anything wrong with that. I personally won't change my mind on this because my private feelings are very strong. I couldn't do any of these things and enjoy it. I model because I like it and the day I stop enjoying it is the day it will end for me.

What do you enjoy the most about Glamour modelling?
I really love dressing up and having my makeup done for me, I also love seeing the photo’s in the magazines when they come out, they look really pretty and sexy and I have a lot of fun posing for them. I also love all the lovely letters I get afterwards, they really make my day.

Do you think of your fans when you're modelling?
It depends, I want them to like the pictures, and I think about whether the pose is pretty, but it's hard to think at all sometimes. When I'm standing on a hard rock, on a beach at 7am with the sea splashing up my back, and sand in my hair I think about my feet, a towel, and about the old couple standing there watching me.

Do you ever buy the magazines you appear in?
I do buy the magazines. I have some of them sent to me and sometimes I have to go searching.

When buying magazines featuring you. Do you get recognised by the shop keeper?
I get strange looks from the guys who are standing next to me as I flick through the pages of my sets sometimes but I don't think they recognise me. I assume they just think I'm a lesbian.

Do you model at fans homes?
No, I can be booked for photo shoots at studios, if you go to Book Me there are details about costs and rules etc.

What do your parents think of your profession?
My parents are fine with what I do, they were a bit worried at first, thought it might be very dangerous, normal parent concerns.

Do you think one day you will settle down, get married and have children?
in 2005 my fist child was born. My lovely little boy and then I was blessed with twin sons in 2008. I am finished getting pregnant.

You must be very wealthy, modelling must earn you a fortune.
Glamour models don't get paid as much as you might expect. A set of photographs for a magazine spread is worth a minimum of £2500 to a photographer, he can split the photos into three categories. The softer pictures are good for markets like Japan who's laws don't allow "pink vagina" shots, a British or middle section, with open legs and no finger insertion, and the American stronger section which allows most anything.
Americans magazines pay about £2000-£3000 per set. Japan pay about £100.00 per page filled. British pay about £400.00 to £600.00 for the set. Take out the expenses and the photographer has made some good money in 1/2 a day and this doesn't include Internet rights. A model can expect £150.00 plus travel and a cheese sandwich.
If the average model does two shoots, a full days work, she will earn about £250.00 for the day, only an extra £100.00 for another new set, so where did the other £50.00 go?

Models expenses are high, agents take 20% and models are expected to provide at least some of the clothes they wear in the shoots, most photographers don't want a model to wear something seen in a previous set, so new shoes clothes etc. are always required. Tanning beds, nail extensions, regular hair cuts, extensions and colours, and bikini waxing cost a fortune all this adds up.
We are often booked for a week to shoot abroad, this sounds amazing, and it is lovely to work away. The model will get a flat fee for the week about £500.--£1000.00.
The model will work most days usually getting up at 4 am for make-up, models need to shoot on the beach early so they don't get arrested for being nude, and even though there are some nice nudist beaches, they don't always allow photography. Models will also be chaperoned when they go out so we can't just go sightseeing when we want to, and sometimes we are not allowed out at all because the photographers feel responsible for the girls, insurance etc.

How long can a model work in the business?
A model can start her career at 18 years old, and though there are some magazines with models in their 40s most models quit at around the 30 year mark. This might be because they want to start a family or they no longer feel they are at their best.
Models are categorised and these are the main favourite categories:- Very young looking 18 year olds, large natural breasted and slim girls, leggy and very slim fashion model looking girls.

I fit into one of the main categories, so I am lucky, this means I will get more work, if my boobs were smaller or silicone, there would be less demand for me. My career will last for as long as I am wanted by the magazines. So when fan write nice letters to the editors this really does make a difference to the way a magazine looks at the model.
I have been told by many photographers that it's only a matter of time before the magazines get tired of seeing me, and that the only way I can prolong my career is to do more explicit pictures, with women and men. I am constantly being asked to pose hard-core, or produce a video.
I have no problem with other people working like this but it's just not my taste. I am sad about this because it means my career will be shorter than some of my friends who are willing to do these things even though it's not their taste.

I saw you in a newspaper and it said you were sleeping with a football team is this true?
If Only! No seriously, I don't want to obliterate anyone deepest fantasy, but you can't believe everything you read in a sex magazine or newspaper. Newspapers and magazines can buy images and print a FICTITIOUS STORY WITH IT LEGALLY.

After a photo shoot a model is handed a model release to sign, it's a contract which is a legal document. The wording simply means that a models identity, physicality and name can be used in any way, to promote and sell published material like an Internet web site, newspapers and magazines forever. It also means that they cannot claim compensation as a result of any harm resulting through this.
This is how Marilyn Monroe's image can still be used to sell beer, and her mouth digitally enhanced to say the word "Carlsberg" etc. Marilyn signed her image away, so even in death her image can still promote products, and magazines she might have nothing to do with, or even object to if she were alive. Marilyn currently promotes bodyform panty liners in women's toilets all around Britain. This also explains why you favourite models will appear in several magazines with a different name for each one.
In some cases models can sue a newspaper but it is rarely done. Sometimes bad publicity is good, and the case situation might be costly and time consuming to the extent that it's not worth it.
As an agent the best advice I can give to models on this subject is - always check the terms of your contract before you agree to the work and read all papers before you before sign them.
Never sign something you don't agree with and never accept verbal contracts, always get your terms in a written contract signed. Models should never sign a model release until they have been paid. Always keep copies.

Besides modelling what other jobs do you have?
Three. I am a recruitment consultant (agent) 6 days a week. I (used to) work 3-4 nights in a lap dancing club from 9 pm till 2 am. And I am a glamour model with a web site and two columns in mens magazines (D-CUP & BACHELOR). I guess you could say I'm a workaholic!

Are you going to quit your other work and model full time?
I would love to model full time, but I also enjoy working for myself, besides I can't model forever.

How do you dress at work? Do you enjoy wearing tops that show off your breasts?
When I'm working on the computer in my office I don't really wear low cut tops because my boobs can get in the way, and it can attract the wrong kind of attention, especially when I want someone to listen to me and all they can do is peer at my cleavage, I can't blame them so I put them away. When I go out at night I like to wear sexy little crop tops or black net tops and bright bra's underneath, but if I'm intending to dance I wear something that won't allow them to escape ... Well not too much anyway!

What would you like to do next?
I would like to present some young and funky and sexy show on TV. I have looked about and so far the sexy stuff out there is a bit too cheesy for my taste. I think sexy can also be sophisticated if it's done properly. I really enjoy working abroad and I want to travel constantly, this year I have been very lucky I have gone to Jamaica, Berlin, Amsterdam, Miami, and Cyprus. I hope to also go to LA.
I just started my little video project, so I guess I want it to be successful. I will never do hard-core modelling ever. I have a lot of respect for models in the industry who are able to hold their own and not succumb to the pressures of photographers and magazines to do more than they are comfortable with. I don't get offended by porn either so I don't judge other models who do it.

What happens to your clothes after you wore them in a shoot?
I sadly don't own all the clothes I wear in magazine or website sets.
Models will wear their own lingerie in photo shoots often but because we get paid peanuts it's not a rule.
When I turn up to a shoot I will bring a collection of my own lingerie, shoes and clothes. I won't buy something especially to model in for that photographers shoot because my size is not common my lingerie sets cost about £40.00 minimum.
If the photographer is easy going and doesn't mind shooting a model in underwear she has worn in a shoot before then it's easier, if he wants a certain colour or he wants to cover the lingerie in oil then he has to provide the clothes himself.
Sometimes you can see models wearing identical outfits in the same magazine. I find it really amusing when this happens to me.
I have bought quite a lot of new bras to model in for Lorna's World, my idea for a shoot often stems from a shopping trip. I saw a set of feathery wings in a shop in London and the "Angel" set was born out of it. I have started to auction some of these one-off items in my shop in the aucton section. There are as far as I am concerned a few stages a girl can model at. I will break them down.

Any glance at an online model agency will see the terms glamour, figure, topless, american, european, etc. describing modelling styles. How clear is the distinction between these different terms. When does softcore become hardcore? Where does someone like you decide to draw the line? Is it a personal choice or is it more usually a question of earnings? And are the differences in earnings really that great?
There are as far as I am concerned a few stages a girl can model at. I will break them down.

Glamour/figure = Lingerie, topless, tasteful playboy style nudes.
American/Soft core = Nude showing all the bits but not inserting anything into the body.
European/Continental = All the above + Dildo insertion
Hardcore = All the above + willy or tongue insertion, anal, oral or vaginal.

I am in the second category and this is my limit. Many would consider what I do as full porn, some people think it’s soft enough to call Glamour, this is a matter of opinion but the guide above is what most photographers and agents go by.
I will never insert a dildo or even pose with one because to me they are unattractive and insertion is for me sex.

Insertion of the tongue into a vagina by a man or woman is oral sex as far as I am concerned and I will not perform sex for money even if it is described as acting.
When I acted in the theatre/film I would be happy to perform a love scene but nobody expected me to actually get shagged for it to look realistic.

I like the fantasy of sex and I think it is a healthy thing; I am not even against hardcore porn though some of it is not my taste and I know whole-heartedly that I would never be comfortable doing something like that. That is my reason for not doing it. Money doesn’t come into it.

As far as the difference in earnings between a glamour model and a porn star goes, I wouldn't know, I have never found out.

I saw an early spread of you with a guy covered in cream, what cream was it?
The set was from Japanese magazine Bachelor from 1996 - I have this one too, the creamy stuff was Elmlea cream and the set was a very messy one.

I have seen a sexy image of you with a man, is this a hard-core photo?
I know the photo you are thinking of and it is very sexy and easily mistaken for a hard-core picture. This picture is one of a set that I had taken for Bachelor in 1996. The images are old, at that time I modelled exclusively for magazines that didn't show any full nude full frontal shots. The images show me naked and posing with a man simulating sex. There are no genitals in the pictures not even a full frontal of me. I did two simulated photo sets for Bachelor with the same guy (which I have copies of) and another with a different model which I have never seen myself. I quite like this set and I might imitate it in the future, the same simulated style except this time I will show my bits but as I have said before, there will not be any shots of the males bits and no insertions.


When did you realise that modelling was for you?
I was contacted for a year with Score and after that I new that this was something special and I didn't want to miss out on the possible opportunities that it could bring.

When you first started modelling, was it very difficult to take your clothes off in front of strangers?
I never found it embarrassing to take my clothes off because I was an actor and just got over that even before I modelled. The only thing I didn't like about video is faking sexy noises sometimes it can feel silly but again if I'm prepared I'm fine. This obviously became easier with time and if I trust the people I am working for I am really happpy.

How does being a model affect your relationships with men?
Fortunately not all men are frightened and jealous or think that they found an easy lay because I take my clothes off for a living. I often meet a guy who finds my job interesting and is at the same time cool with it and see that it is only a small part of who I am and not the most important aspect of me.
This guy I can continue to chat to.