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Dez Mai. Age 20, Location Greensboro, NC. I got started doing street wear modeling two years ago with a close friend who is a photographer. I’ve been modeling consistently for 2 years now.
MERGEBY. What's your favorite song right now?
Dez Mai. Poetic Justice Feat. Drake By: Kendrick Lamar
MERGEBY. What Type of Model would you be considered?
Dez Mai. I am an urban glamor model.
MERGEBY. What was your first Job?
Dez Mai. A hostess at a sushi and sake bar.
MERGEBY. How do you deal with disappointment?
MERGEBY. Talk about your strength and weakness in Modeling?
Dez Mai. Strengths are, I know my body, I’m completely comfortable with it, I can take any situation and make a great product out of it. Weakness I guess I would say wondering what my face looks like sometimes.
Dez Mai. Photographers not knowing or accepting that I don’t want to work with them based on their work I’ve seen.
MERGEBY. What’s the secret of you always looking glamorous?
Dez Mai. Sleep and the right products when I don’t get enough sleep! You should always wash your makeup off before you sleep but if I forget or get lazy I give my face a deep cleaning the next morning.
MERGEBY. Can you tell us some of the challenges that you have come across?
Dez Mai. Keeping my smart mouth under control when it comes to photographers whose work I don’t like and they want to work with me badly. And when someone tries to challenge my knowledge of the industry I know the camera from being in front and behind it.
MERGEBY. What are some of your greatest achievements thus far?
Dez Mai. Getting to be the face of a few different clothing lines. UxU based in DC and Wildcat Smalls based in Charlotte, NC.
Dez Mai. To gain positive publicity towards opening a beauty bar in the future.
MERGEBY. What was the craziest experience that you’ve had in the industry? (story)
Dez Mai. Going to a shoot in Charlotte ending up somewhere in South Carolina, on rocks trying to not fall in a lake and a boat full of people rides by and sees my goods under the tiny tight vinyl skirt I was wearing. I made their day!
Dez Mai. No
MERGEBY. What attracts you about a guy?
Dez Mai. He has to have a nice smile first off and personality and general appearance.
MERGEBY. Can you name a model everyone should look out for, other than you?
MERGEBY. Tips for men who want to be your Mr. Right?
Dez Mai. I like strong men. There’s nothing wrong with a man who has power it’s very sexy. Just have your priorities together and a great attitude.
MERGEBY. Twitter or Facebook? Which do you prefer?
Dez Mai. Twitter, people are so nosey on Facebook and it’s more of a family place sometimes. People on twitter are hilarious!
MERGEBY. Where can our audience see more of you?
Dez Mai. Right now I have two features on ggurls.com they are a must see! I’ll be in Latin Ink magazine very soon as well.
MERGEBY. What advice do you have for young women, trying to get in the industry?
Dez Mai. Do what you feel, your opinions can and more than likely will change and it’s okay. Always research photographers and publications, if you’re uncomfortable don’t do it! Always strive to do better than your last project.