Here's an interview I did a while back for Psycho Rockabilly Online
Kurvy Kerosene Deluxe!
So tell us about yourself and your background.Well, I was born and raised in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. I come from a Thai, Japanese and Dutch family. I started modelling in 2001 and specialized mainly in Hammer Horror themed photo shoots but as I got older and more comfortable with myself and my sexuality I started to pursue more of the old Hollywood Glamour and Pin Up styles. I’ve been in love with Film Noir and Vaudeville ever since I can remember so this was sort of my way to pay homage to the beautiful silver screen starlet’s. At the time there were not many alternative models with fuller figures yet so it was important for me to make a statement and to inspire other woman to feel confident and sexy, at any shape or size.
After living in London, UK for 3 1/2 years (where I worked as a model, make up artist and DJ) I moved to Canada in 2008.
Besides modelling I am also a size positive activist and coach/mentor to upcoming models.
You have such a darling figure, what are your measurements?
Why thanks so much! My measurements are 40-33-42. I wear a bra size 38DDD and a dress size 14:)
You photos have both gothic and pin-up influences, which would you say you lean more towards in real life?
I have always been drawn very strongly to both the dark and macabre but also the flirty and girly and think they mix so great. A good example and great inspiration to me is Lilly Munster, she was dark and ‘spooky’ but her mannerisms and personality screamed cheesecake to me. I’ve always wanted to be Yvonne de Carlo as a child. So there’s no one or the other I lean more towards, I’m somewhere smack bang in the middle I guess. I’ve never been a ‘purist’ that would just be boring to me. I like far too many styles, genres etc to pin myself to 1 category.
What are some of your favorite vintage movies?
As a HUGE horror geek I’m very partial to the classic monster movies like Dracula, Frankenstein, The Bride of Frankenstein, The Wolfman, The Invisible Man, Creature from the Black Lagoon and such. I also love Freaks, London after midnight, The Cabinet of Dr Caligari, Some like it Hot, My little Chickadee, Belle of the Nineties (love Mae West), The Raven, Theatre of Blood (not super old but you can’t go wrong with Vincent Price), Casablanca, Rock around the clock and tons more.
Any photographers in the states you’d like to work with?
There are so many amazing US photographers on my wish list it would be impossible to name them all!
What about upcoming projects?
Well you can currently see me on the cover of Secret Magazine (issue 35) and I recently modelled for the upcoming catalogue for Polymorphe Latex which is a real honour as I’ll be the first plus size girl to be featured in a fetish fashion catalogue. Other then that I’ll just surprise you, I have a lot planned and trust me I’m not going anywhere;)