Jessica Erin Sylvia
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Interview With Jessica Erin Sylvia By Chris 27/7/07
Jessica Erin Sylvia is a model and marketing student turned bio tech student.
She is very smart and also very attractive and simply stunning
Wanted to interview her and was so stooked she agreed to it
She one of the nice people I have interviewed and really down to earth and one of the best interviews I have done
I just think she is simply stunning and is smitten lost for words
1. Did you ever think you would be in PB and how successful you have become of it?
**Growing up I never imagined that I’d pose for Playboy. I didn’t even know it was a possibility until one of my friends mentioned the casting calls. I figured “hey why not try out for shits & giggles, I’ve always wanted to break into the world of modeling.” And here I am! I have been pretty successful in the PB world, since within the year I’ve had 4 magazines, Top 100 of 2007, Coed of the Week, and now I’m one of the top
50 candidates for Model of the Year 2008. Vote for me!
2. What has been the highlight of being PB so far?
**The highlight of being PB model so far as definitely the exposure. We have so many networking opportunities, and fun social opportunities that any 21 year old would kill for!
3. Has that opened doors for your modeling career?
** PB has certainly opened doors as far as other modeling opportunities are concerned. Having the “Playboy Model” title on my name can give me a great advantage in some situations.
4. Do you have plans to do more with them or is the case of get the fans to request more of you?
**I just did a new photo shoot with fellow SE Model Anna Lynn for PB “Girls with Girls” and “Lingerie” so within the next year I will have at least 2 more magazines coming out. It will always be the case of having fans request more of me, though, because PB is constantly tailoring their publications to the wants of the fans. Tell Hef you want more Jess!
5. Have you had any bad feedback rude comments so far?
**The only negativity I have experienced from my first few editorials was just people critiquing the direction in the photos. Many thought that the pictures didn’t do me justice.
6. The latest Lingerie issue you were in how did that shoot come about?
**The latest Lingerie shoot was done on a frame of broken glass. (Don’t worry, it was safe!) The photographer had this really awesome idea of a badass woman landing down and smashing the glass. The positions were somewhat tricky sometimes to keep my body on the breaking points, but it was super fun regardless.
7. How did the first Lingerie and coed of the week shoot come about?
**The first Lingerie shoot was my debut editorial. The flew me out to Miami and we shot in an airplane hanger in Ft. Lauderdale. It was the middle of July and scorching hot! We borrowed this man’s antique pink and white bi-plane, and shot all around and in it. It wasn’t until the Coed of the Week pictures were released that I saw more from that shoot.
7. Has your site helped you get modeling job?
**Currently my website (www.jessicaerinsylvia.com) is under construction and in a very basic version. I have received most jobs and exposure so far through www.onemodelplace.com/jesylvia, my online portfolio/resume. Hopefully soon my personal fansite will be the main place that people go for everything Jessica.
8. Do you think it is a good tool?
** I believe that websites are an excellent tool to market yourself and to get work. The internet is bigger and better than ever these days, and it will only become more and more essential to have a personal website in the future.
9. Were you surprised when you got invited to the Mansion how did that feel?
**My first invite to the mansion came during a phone-in interview on Playboy radio. We were all making jokes about “what happens at the mansion stays at the mansion” and I mentioned how I had never been before. Andrea Lowell instantly responded with “Come with me and I’ll show you the ropes!” At the end of the interview we made arrangements for me to party at the mansion for the 4th of July. Now, just a few days ago I received an actual paper invite to the Midsummer Night’s Dream Party and I was totally psyched! I mean, how many people can actually say they are on that mailing list?! Haha
9. What is the Playboy Mansion like?
**Beautiful! It’s just like you see on TV, but even prettier in person. The landscape is really neat with the pool/grotto area, and the trees are different in LA than New England. Ha yes I went to the mansion in took notice of the trees in particular! I notice weird things. My most favorite part was of course the mini zoo. I got to feed the cutest little monkeys and it was amazing. 🙂
10. Is the Grotto as notorious as they say it is?
**Ah ha I knew you’d have to ask! Well, the grotto is as notorious as they/you make it. I will say that it does have plenty of opportunity for fun naughty times!
11. Did you have many people hit on you?
**I had some interesting people hit on me. I’m sure all of us ladies did. Without mentioning names, this one guy took an interest in me (but they all want the same thing, right?!) and before meeting him, I would have never in my life thought I would even give him the time of day. Nothing against him, of course, but I was never a “fan” and he wasn’t my type. Turned out that he had a super fun, cool personality; so you never know who’s going to be hitting on you at the mansion!
12. Have you meet the man know as Hef yet?
** Truthfully, I haven’t yet met Hef! He was bombarded with people and cameras at the party on the 4th, but I will go up and introduce myself at Midsummers. It’s only right to properly thank him for the invite!
13. Are you surprised how many fans you have gotten yet because of the PB issues you have been in?
**I am surprised! It feels really nice to have people admire your work and to have fans. I am so appreciative of all the love and support that people give. It inspires me to try harder and really make a name for myself. Thanks everyone!
14. Why did you study Marketing and why are you changing to Biotechnology?
**Marketing was something I studied because I am a very sociable person, and figured I could enter pharmaceutical sales or something of the sort. When I realized that everyone and their mother wants to enter that field, and that I had more potential, I learned about Biotechnology. Biotech is in demand, and is so up-and-coming that it has so much opportunity for me. I want to make a difference in the world and with Biotech I can really help people some day.
15. What techniques do you use when study for exams?
** I have terrible studying techniques! I’m not a note card kind of girl at all. I usually just keep reading the material over and over and sometimes have someone quiz me.
16. How do you manage your time doing PB and College work?
**PB isn’t extremely time-consuming, which can be good and bad. Sometimes I would like to be busier with the company, but school is important. I fly out when I need to, and make sure that I have classwork taken care of before I take on any jobs.
17. Have you become a celebrity around campus?
**I haven’t! I am pretty quiet on campus. I sit close to the front of the classroom and don’t really chit-chat unless it’s part of class discussion. I just like to go in, get my work done, and go home! A couple of guys discovered my “secret identity” through MySpace and were amazed. They said they knew I was hot but they had no idea!
18. Which Magazine would you most like to be on the cover for?
**At the moment, I would like to be on the cover of Cosmopolitan. I never read magazines, but Cosmo is very well-rounded and informative, yet fun women’s mag. Spread the word 🙂
19. What kinda shoot would most not do?
**I would never do a true porn shoot. Playboy is as far into the adult community as I will venture. Hard pornographic pictures/videos do NOT interest me.
20. What do you to keep yourself fit?
**Well I used to go to the gym often about 2 years ago, but then stopped all together. Up until a few months ago, I did nothing but snowboard and the occasional rock climbing sesh! I now go to the gym a couple of times…a month. Ha I’m so lazy! I guess it’s all just great genetics.
21. What do you like about Snowboarding?
**How about what DON’T I like about it?! I love it! The freedom, the release, the bond with nature, the fresh air, the challenge, I can go on and on. Unfortunately this past season I was really busy, and we had a terrible season so I only went up a couple of times. Cross your fingers for more snow this year.
22. Where are your favorite places to Snowboard?
**I now purchase the “All East” season pass each year. It allows you unlimited visits at Sunday River, Killington, and 4 others– but Sunday River is the best! (With Killington pulling a close second). I have a sweet purple/pink paisley Burton board. Stop me on the slopes to say hi if you see me!
23. What is on your stereo at the moment?
**If I turned my car on, then I believe a mixed cd that my little sister, Molly, made me would be playing. I think we would hear “‘Like This” by Kelly Rowland at the moment.
24. What are some of your favorite musical artists/bands?
**Well the past couple of weeks I have been playing a few cds straight through without disliking one song from any of them! Back to back I’ve been listening to the new releases from Timbaland, Fall Out Boy, and Amy Winehouse. I can’t live without ’em!
25. What movies you have seen lately you have really enjoyed?
**I saw Oceans 13 and 1408 most recently. I am a huge Oceans fan so of course that was good, and I like the twist in 1408..creepy.
26.What are your favorite movies?
**The Breakfast Club! Empire Records, Girl Interrupted, Run Ronnie Run, Taking Lives, Alice in Wonderland, and a few more.
27. What is next for you?
**I’ll be in the studio for the PB Radio Morning Show Interview August
3rd, Midsummer’s Party August 4th, and then spending the remainder of the summer working/relaxing in LA before starting my Biotech program September 4th. Stay tuned!
Roger Adam Smith
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Interview With Roger Adam Smith By Chris 14/7/07
Roger Adam Smith is a sydney based actor who I found me on myspace.
Liked what I read and saw and thought publicity was needed for him.
So read on and casting,directing people use him in your film.
1. What made you want to be an actor?
When I was younger I had a cleft palate and so I went to all these speech therapy classes and most of it was spent acting, running around the room having a ball! Then later in life I got into it accidentally and rediscovered the joys of it.
2. Who were your idols growing up?
James Dean, who I used as inspiration when I was given my first acting job. An indigenous actor I saw in Melbourne in the early 70’s (unfortunately I don’t remember who it was!) showed me that you only had to believe in who you were and you were that person or animal. Marlon Brando, Tennessee Williams. Marilyn Monroe.
3. Do you plan to make the move to America for your acting career?
No I have no intention of doing that at this stage. I hope I can make it all happen here. I am in it for the sheer joy and love of it.
4. What has been your favorite role to play to date?
I played the major role of Methuselah in Last Of The Knucklemen. It was an extremely exciting and fulfilling role. There was a great cast and an awe-inspiring Director, James Winter who led me to great heights. Of all the directors I have worked with, he is the one I want to work with the most again.
5. What do you think of the state of Australian film industry and what needs to be done?
Well, I see an incredible amount of films made, which obviously is mainly because of such advanced technology. I feel the industry is in better shape than a lot of people think it is. One thing we definitely need to get out of the habit of is that a lot of first time Directors and producers think they can hire actors on so-called deferred payments, and mostly end up never paying them at all. If they don’t have the money, they should get more! It is showing huge disrespect for the actors.
6. What are some of your favorite movies?
Seven Samurai, Being John Malkovich, The Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind, Run Lola Run, The Pianist…
7. What movies you have seen lately you have really enjoyed?
Apocalypto, Music and Lyrics, Fracture…
8. Who have you enjoyed working with?
A lot of people. Directors: James Winter, Jane E. Seymour. Actors: Christine Greenough, Lynda Lemmon, Alice Ansara, Marianne Halpern, Ben Mc Laine, Aaron Scully, David Terry, Andrew Crabbbe, Steve Hayden, Ian Roberts. The list goes on…
9. Have you had any bad experiences as an actor yet?
Oh yes! Not too many fortunately. Some with actors and some with directors. With the director is the worst because they are the ones who are supposed to have the overall vision, but if they fail in this, the play itself suffers greatly and it takes a lot of repair work from the actors.
10. Do you think tools like the IMDB & MySpace are good for your acting career?
Definitely, the net is a wonderful resource. I have had a few approaches from directors since I went on myspace so that is great. I love the net!
11. Have you used the Internet to help with your acting career?
Well, I guess I have answered that question. I use it all the time. So easy to send cvs and headshots and receive scripts!
12. What have you got lined up next?
A Wayne Tunks Double at The Tap Gallery In Darlinghurst, Sydney. I am in a comedy called The Green In Mrs White. You’ll see it advertised on my myspace. It promises to be a ton of fun!
13. What’s in your stereo at the moment?
Desert Hermit, accoustic guitar with a rock and desert landscape feel!
14. What are some of your favorite music artists/bands?
David Sylvian, Phil Keaggy, Robbie Robertson, Allman Brothers Band, Laura Nyro, Paul Kelly, Santana, Pink Floyd…
15. Did you learn a lot from acting school?
Didn’t go to acting school. Learnt on the job. I find that I learn something from just about every acting job I do. Have gone to what they call drop in classes just to keep myself busy and keep the muscles stretched, so to speak
16. Who would you most like to work with?
Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush, Toni Collette, and just about anybody as long as they are pushing me to stretch myself…
Thanks again for your time any last words
Thanks for what you are doing. I really admire people like yourself who go out and create their own thing within the industry. I love what I am doing and I intend to act til I drop!
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Interview With Cynthia Popper By Chris 14/7/07
Cynthia Popper is favorite of mine here at Parx-e.
She is a freelance writer and a model.
She is very smart and also very attractive
Wanted to interview again as she a fav and here it is so read
1. What have you been up to since the last interview?
It’s been a while since we’ve chatted! Let’s see… I’m a freelance writer now, focusing on travel and guide books. I’ve traveled all over the place this year. I just returned from Bombay India, and going to Dubai to hang out in a few days!
2. Have you done much modeling work lately?
Yeah– but mostly clothed… I’ll be on the cover of a Canadian Technology magazine in August and have worked with some bigger names like Kraft Foods and Williams Sonoma. And yes, I’ve done a bit more for Playboy, but that has been more appearance-related.
3. What commercial work like compared to doing stuff like Playboy?
Commercial shoots go very quickly. They’re certainly enjoyable and they often pay great, but the glamour girl stuff that Playboy puts out is so much fun! What girl doesn’t like big hair, makeup and lingerie?
4. Have you done much work with Playboy lately?
They’ve asked me to come to an appearance in Las Vegas, which sounds like it could be fun, and yeah— the Mansion Party last fall was awesome!
5. What was it like being a painted girl for one of the Mansion Party’s?
It’s a cool thing to have on my modeling resume, I have to say. If you’ve watched “The Girls Next Door” you’ll know that Brian, the Head Butler, is always running things at the mansion. He took photos of me for Hef’s personal collection! The party was crazy: rap stars, models, athletes… Kendra (Hef’s Girl) and Jenna Jameson were there too.
6. What is the Mansion like?
It’s very cool. They have a zoo and a gorgeous pool area. The Grotto was fun too…um, that’s all I’m saying.
7. Met Hef yet?
Hef has been to a couple of events I have been at but we’ve never been introduced. He’s usually pretty popular and I get shy when he’s around.
8. What was like to see yourself on a cereal box?
Weird. I was just at the store and the clerk always says “You’re still up there”. It was especially weird when I went to Mexico and saw rows of my face on the back of a display…. I stood by it to see if anyone would notice. (They did.)
9. What are commercial jobs have you done lately?
I worked with a child recently for a shoot for Williams Sonoma— it was very G rated and fun. That and the tech cover are the big ones. I’m focusing mostly on writing these days, but the odd cool modeling gig always crops up!
10. Would you ever like to get into acting?
Not anymore. When I was a kid I wanted to act because I wanted to be famous, but now I’d work in TV if it were the right project, but not as an actor.
11. Would you ever like to host your own show?
That I could do. Fashion, food, travel: all things I love! Maybe someday— who knows?
12. Who would you most like to work with?
Anyone really talented and smart. I’d love to meet Al Gore—his cable network (Current TV) is based here in San Francisco. I’ve thought about hanging out and seeing if I could meet him, but my guess is he’s pretty busy. I think Michael Moore is a brave soul and a good journalist– I’d love to produce for him.
13. Which models do you look up to?
My favorite model right know is Adrianna Lima. She’s super hot. I don’t know that I look up to any models, but there are many that I think are drop dead gorgeous!
14. Have you had any bad feedback?
Definitely. Playboy causes a lot of attention in your life. Mostly good, some bad. People lose their jobs from posing, people get judged quickly. I think it’s important to remember that if you put yourself out there as a model, or TV correspondent, people will react to you. And if you do any of it without clothes on, be ready for strong reactions!
15. Which Magazine would you most like to be on the cover for?
I’d love to do a super sexy cover for a Boy’s mag like FHM but really, being asked to do a cover of just about anything is very flattering.
16. What kinda shoot would most not do?
I’d never do anything more risque than Playboy. It’s not a bad thing, it’s just not for me.
17. Do you think the Internet has helped you get Jobs?
Yes— it’s easy to send a portfolio over the web— book gigs, etc.
18. What is on your stereo at the moment?
On my laptop I’m listening to the Soundtrack for ‘The Last Kiss” (US version, not Italian version)
19. What movies you have seen lately you have really enjoyed?
I just saw Sicko—great. Also saw a movie about the Iraq war entitled “Why We Fight” both very informative. I love Kung Fu too… so I have a few of those coming!
20. If you could be in a music video who’s would it be?
That’s a tough one. Probably someone cool and rockstar and funny— Tenacious D!!! That would be awesome!
21. Who has helped you out the most?
Besides me? My Dad. He rocks.