Yeah! Delivery guys, homeless guys—they all of a sudden can see now.
How do you want guys to approach you?
If a guy is really interested in me, the best way to do that is if I’m not rushing around, if we’re in some kind of establishment where there’s time to talk. If he just comes and introduces himself like, “Hi, excuse me, my name is such-and-such,” and reached to shake my hand and asked me what my name is, that’s the easiest way to get me to let my guard down to talk to him.
But so many guys just come up like, “Hey, I’m Bill Bob Jr. whatever and can I get your number?” Dude, you don’t even know my name! What are you going to do, call me and be like, “Hey, I got your number. What’s your name?” That doesn’t make any sense, and thousands of guys do that. It’s so annoying.
Are you picky when it comes to guys?
Well, I’m very into personality. I like someone who supports me in what I do and is uplifting because I’m an uplifting person. But what it comes to attractiveness, I can be attractive to somebody and not like him at all when he opens his mouth.
Sometimes he doesn’t even have to be GQ status. He doesn’t even have to be an athlete per se. Most of the time, I’m not into athletes. We just don’t get along. They think money grows on trees and they all end up bankrupt and we all end up laughing at them. Like, how are you bankrupt if you had 100 million dollars or even one million dollars? How did you not manage your money properly?
I need someone who’s intelligent and has financial literacy. I have two degrees. I know I do a lot of modeling, but I need somebody I can talk to and I can learn a little from. I like older men because the people that are close to my age, I just don’t see anything in. I haven’t met one person within ten years of my age whom I feel I'm going to work out a relationship with. I need someone older.
What made you decide to get your degrees if you always planned on modeling?
I just wanted to be a writer in the long run, so I write on my site about health, relationships, life, fitness, beauty and glamour. I’m working on some books right now, and I have some writing offers from a couple of different magazines. I think, all around, I feel like I needed school. I’m one of those people that needs to multitask, so modeling is just a small portion of me.
How did you get into fitness modeling?
I grew up athletic. I used to swim eight hours a day as a kid, morning to close; they would have to kick me out of the pool. I used to run track for school. I practiced dance. So just all around, activeness was always in my life. I just really like to work out in different ways.
Do you also follow any pro sports?
I follow a lot of different sports. I was just in Nigeria, so I was really into football there, which is soccer here. I actually met the coach of the Nigerian football team and just talked about the sport and the different politics behind it all. Education and everything is completely different there. Here, you have to have good grades to stay on the team, even in college; over there, it’s not the same.
Which are your favorite teams?
I’m an Oklahoma Thunder fan. Watch out, we’re getting the ring. [Laughs.] As far as football, my favorite era as far as teams are when the Cowboys had Emmett Smith, Troy Aikman, Barry Sanders and Deion Sanders. That was when I was just die-hard all about football.
Is football still something you play for fun?
I would love to run routes with my future boyfriend, whoever he will be. [Laughs.] I don’t know if he will be athletic, but hopefully he will be. I would love to run routes with him and and if we ever have kids. I’d love to play with my six-year old.
What does your daughter think about you modeling?
She loves it. She’s so proud of me. She’s just so ready to be on TV herself, but I told her that we’re just going to keep her in school a little longer before I take her out and start homeschooling her. I still have a few things I need to accomplish first before I let my daughter get into that.
My daughter stays in school while I’ll travel for work. My parents are a big help and my whole family’s really supportive. They don’t want me to waste my talent either. I feel good when I can pay all of my parents bills and I feel like they deserve it.
You also did some video modeling for Snoop Dogg and a few other rappers. How did you get into that?
I actually met Snoop and all of them three years ago. I was at a club in Dallas. When I went to the bathroom, these girls were like, “Ooh, you think Rihanna?” and other girl was like, “Ooh, you think you’re Beyonce?” Another girl was trying to block me from leaving the bathroom. I was like, “If you want to fight me, you have to fight me in front of everybody.” So, I opened the door wide as hell because if you want to fight me, you need to not hide in the bathroom because I got people.
Behind the scenes, some girls really put themselves out there. They want that kind of attention. They’ll do anything to be on TV, be in a video or be with a guy and I’m not like that. I’m strictly business.
So, I come out the door and Snoop’s cousin was like, “Girl, don’t be ninja kicking these hoes. Do you want to do a music video? Just calm down. Don’t be fighting.” They were so nice that they escorted me to my car at the end of the night. That’s how I ended up doing the Snoop video.
He’s real respectful, so I don’t know what the stuff was on VH1 that one time about girls saying that he makes them do this and that. I’ve been to plenty of his concerts and I’ve been backstage at so many of them. His people are always really nice to me and nobody’s ever hit on me like that.
Have you ever worked with someone who was really disrespectful?
There’s a lot of disrespectful people. Even sometimes the entourages are disrespectful. I’ve seen a lot of different things. A lot of the times, behind the scenes, some girls really put themselves out there. They want that kind of attention. They’ll do anything to be on TV, be in a video or be with a guy and I’m not like that. I’m strictly business. The people that do come across me treat me in a respectful manner because I’m a respectful person.
Sometimes there are just assholes, though, who’ll do anything and say anything to you to try to break you. So I’ve been cussed out when I’ve been a good girl. I’ve been called a "bitch." Although other people would back me up, they’d still be like, “No, she’s stuck-up.” They’re so used to girls acting a different way.
Who was the most difficult one to deal with?
I think it’s random nobodies, honestly, who are the most difficult, like people at an event that I’m hosting. People would try to grab me, grab my hand, or put their arms around my waist. I’m like, “This is my body. I know I’m on the flyer, I know you may have heard my name on the radio for hosting this event, but that doesn’t mean that when you see me, put your hands around my waist." Once I get that clear, if I’m not getting cussed out, then I’m being nice. There’s a time and place for everything and sometimes your boundaries need to be respected.
I’ve been through a lot and I’m stereotyped a lot because I did Playboy. People are like, “You’re a naked model so how does your family feel about that?” But Playboy is a very honorable company to be a part of and it’s classy. There’s raunchier pictures than that, too; a lot of things that I need not express of girls in different positions.
Are you offered adult films from people who assume you’d be down with that?
I think there’s always somebody that’s going to ask any kind of girl that if they can get an e-mail to them or if they can hand over a card. But yeah, I’m not even that open sexually to do anything like that. I’m not a promiscuous person. It’s laughable to me.
Do you ever get any criticism because you have these respectable degrees yet you chose to model?
Most people don’t even know I’m educated. I don’t care if they know. I know. I have my degree. People who really know me and have been in my life, they know a whole ‘nother side of me. Modeling just kind of naturally expanded and if you have a life plan, which I do, there are certain things you need to do to get where you want to be. Everything is strategic.