Tell us, what made you think like … “hmm, I want to be a model” and when and why did this interest of yours emerge? Have you been interested in photography from childhood?
First and foremost I’m a singer. I actually accidentally fell into modeling. When I was younger I was always participating in various music show cases in LA. I started working with a well known fashion photographer named Jim Hadley. He had a very extensive career in New York in the 1970’s. We would work together at least twice a year and create great images for my Press Kits. Eventually other photographers in the Seattle area saw my work and started contacting me. In the begging I was always turning down work. I didn’t think I could be a model… I’m just a singer. However there was one photographer who was extremely persistent. He was contacting me for pinup. I kelp telling him, “I can’t do pinup”. So over time he wore me down and the rest is history.
What best describes the alternative subcultures in your part of the world? Are those accepted ways of living where you’re from?
We have a very strong pinup/rockabilly subculture in Seattle. Most of the models all know each other and car shows are almost like family reunions.
Tell us about who you are, and where you are from, give us the story about miss Terry.
Like I previously said I’m a singer. I front a Rock ‘N’ Roll called Baby and The Nobodies. We play festivals, bars, and car shows. I’m also an active pinup model and I love both artistic avenues. I grew up an an only child to a very strong, cancer surviving, single mother. I started singing as a young child. When I was in Kindergarten I used to sing Madonna’s Like a Virgin album beginning to end.
My mom should have been worried. I’ve always liked the camera and I’ve always wanted all eyes on me.
Who was your role model as a child an how did that help in being a model?
My role model as a child was Selena. She was so beautiful and charismatic. I wanted to be like her. As far as modeling one of my inspirations has always been Sophia Lauren.
What beauty tips do you swear by?
What beauty tips do I swear by….ooh that’s a toughie. I do swear by always lining my lips when I wear red lipstick. Now here are the beauty rules I break. I always do bold eyes and lips together. I don’t believe you should only focus one one. I also never use a cleanser on my face. I only rinse my face in the shower with water. To top it off I only wear foundation in photo shoots. I’m a fan and supporter of natural beauty.
A desolate island and a boat without gas … oops … Who do you want to be rescued by and why just that person?
I want to be rescued by my gentle giant. He would know how to hunt, cook, build me a fire, and keep me warm.
What is a Pinup Girl to you? Describe to us the essence of Pinup Modelling.
To me being a pinup is being sexy without baring all. It’s the art of tease. Back in the day women would wear dresses that hugged in all the right places. They didn’t need to wear to short shorts to be sexy. To me the essence of pinup modeling is confidence and being secure in your own skin. Every woman at any size has something that can make her sexy. I’m not your typical model size.
Please tell us … ‘coz this we like to hear … What’s the most crazy thing that has happened to you on your Photo Shoots?
Sadly I honestly haven’t had anything crazy happen on a location shoot or in studio.
What are your plans for the future? Are you perhaps pursuing some special U.S. or European contracts?
I’m in the process of trying to secure some national company work. I’ve modeled for local stores and it’s time to branch out. As far as the band..we’re planning on a mini west coast tour in the spring to promote our new album satellite Highway.