AUGUST: Introducing Nikita Maxx
Dimensions: 36C – 26 – 38
Occupation: Bartender / Student / Entrepreneur
Hometown: Elmont, NY
Bio: This Haitian-Dominican beauty was born in Florida but grew up in New York. But she’s not all looks… this young starlet has gone to schools all over the world. When she’s not buried in the books, she’s mixing up masterpiece cocktails in some of NYC’s hottest clubs.
Why did you get into the industry?
Well first I was a waitress then became a bartender and a lot of my customers were promoters or in the industry. A few of them recommended that I try out the club scene. I was reluctant, but eventually I did and the money was great! I realized it freed up time so I could focus on school and work on my goals.
What was your first gig or experience in the industry?
My first job was at Area Lounge as a waitress
Where do you see yourself in the next few years?
Hmm… I’m not sure if I will still be a bartender, because I’m really looking forward to finishing school and launching my business. Plus, I like being in front of the camera.
What do you like about the industry?
Meeting so many interesting people and making some really good friends. That’s how I met my best-friend and I’m so grateful for her.
Rather than partying, I can go to a club, meet interesting people, network, have fun, and get paid.
What don’t you like about the industry?
The phoniness, but I guess that’s part of it. As a bartender, I also hate how some people get when they’re intoxicated. Occasionally, I see some guys get touchy feely, but that’s why I’m glad to be behind the bar.
What advice would you give an up and coming model?
Have a goal and save your money! As quick as it comes, is as quick as it can go. Also, this isn’t a career for everyone some people just get in, have fun, and get out… so you should always have a goal.
What would you ask a more experienced model?
I’d ask about what her goals were and are now. And how do you stay relevant and not get consumed by the industry.
Who is your fave model or #WCW?
Lynda Rose. She gorgeous and has a phenomenal body. Plus she’s so easy to talk to and super friendly… most people think that because she’s so beautiful she’s stuck up, but she’s not!
Have you been published? if so, when/where?
Nope, this is my first!
What major bookings have you done?
I was a feature model in “New York City” by Troy Ave ft. Raekwon and N.O.R.E and I’ve had some smaller parts in a few other music videos.
Brown-skinned girls are underrated, so I’m taking a stance on that by getting out there and getting known.
Your photos look amazing, what’s your secret?
As far as beauty goes, you gotta keep a fresh face! A lot of girls wear makeup all the time, but sometimes you gotta let your face breathe so you can have clear skin. No one want’s to see you take off your makeup and your skin is bad. For fitness, you gotta at least do tummy crunches in the morning to keep your mid section tight… people notice the little pudge, a foopa , you gotta keep that down.
How do you feel you’re empowering yourself and others?
I know sexy is appealing, but I always make sure I only wear what I feel comfortable in, and I always demand respect. It doesn’t matter who it is, a manager, a customer, I have to demand respect. I can always go work someplace else.
Do you feel this industry objectifies women?
It definitely does, but if you’re not the type to demand respect, then I recommend you get out right away. You have to have morals and a level head, because they’re going to use us to bring in more money… we’re sexy and sex sells.
Any interesting you’d like to share with us and your fans?
I’ve got a few things in the works to get my name out there, so keep your eye out for me.
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