Name: Vanessa Veasley
Sexual Orientation: straight
Relationship Status: single
Facebook: Vanessa Veasley
ModelMayhem: www.modelmayhem.com/VanessaVeasley or #12738
Booking Info: www.ghostmodelbooking.com
Photographer: Nick Saglimbeni of Slickforce Studio
1. How would you describe the BEST "first impression"?
The best first impression isn't one where you come off perfect. It's when you are able to get across what honestly makes you, you.
2. People tend to think that models are easy in bed & not so bright. Do you run into a lot of models like that?
I've met many women like that. Bankers, doctors, educators, and yes, models. Modeling is not a lifestyle, it's a job description.
3. What do you think other models say about you?
I think most of my peers know the road I've been down and respect my work ethic. They'd say I'm cool to work with and have helped many of them get on. What they say exactly, I'm not sure.
4. Do you think that physical attributes are more important than friendship when it comes to maintaining a succesful relationship?
Not at all. For me, physical attributes are important only in the sense of initial attraction. Sexual chemistry, patience, communication, and respect rank way higher...
5. Do you think it's ok for a man to keep noticing another woman after he is in a committed relationship?
Yes! We are all visual creatures. Men more so than women. I think there is no harm in looking, acknowledging, or complimenting another woman's beauty. Even in my presence. However gawking, cat-calling, whistling, or breaking your neck is not cool. even if you're a single guy!
6. What is the first thing that you notice when you look at a man?
His eyes and his overall stance/posture
7. If a man doesn't say so, how do you know he wants to make love?
Does a man ever NOT want to? Like seriously?
8. If your friend was cheating on her man, do you think you should tell her man?
No way Jose! I've learned to stay out of other people's love lives.
9. If your friend was cheating on him, would you tell your man about it?
Sounds messed up but no. Saying something just makes the situation embarrassing and can lead to all those hypothetical conversations that will make the two of you not trust each other.(and I really hate those convos) But couples do like to gossip with one another. Sharing secrets is kind of like an act of bonding.
10. How would you feel if you made more money than your man?
I'd feel ok to an extent, I do like gender roles. The type of guy I typically am attracted to would be uncomfortable with that.
11. Could you date a "rich man" you never see?
Not sure if that would work. I've dated busy men. No matter how busy a man is, he should be able to creatively carve out time for you. If not, you don't matter. I could never date a man that makes me feel like I don't matter. No amount of money makes up for that.
12. How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?
Some days 5... others about 45ish.
13. Which is worse, failing or never trying?
Failing at something just helps you succeed at the next. Never trying is much worse. "What ifs" will bounce around in your head forever.
14. If happiness was the national currency, what kind of work would make you rich?
Exactly what I'm doing now. Trust. This is not the job you do for the money.
15. You’re having lunch with three people you respect and admire. They all start criticizing a close friend of yours, not knowing she is your friend. The criticism is distasteful and unjustified. What do you do?
I stop them dead in their tracks. This scenario happens way to much in this industry. If you don't nip messy talk in the bud, people will keep doing it around you.
16. What’s something you know you do differently than most people?
I think by now anyone that follows me on twitter knows I'm a huge sci-fi geek. I also love animation, and read comic books. But online I do meet a lot of folks that share those interests. So I'm feeling less and less like an oddball. [Smile]
17. Would you rather have less work to do, or more work you actually enjoy doing?
I'd rather have more work that I love. I've had very lite work with a considerable income and my mind was idle. I've also been extremely busy with work I had zero passion for. That was the worst. The money was not worth the stress at all.
18. What advice would you give other females about them being so hard on each other?
I always tell models to only compete with themselves. When you go into an audition, your goal is to get your best YOU across, not out shine the other women in the room. There are way to many beautiful, intelligent, vibrant women out there. If you constantly compare yourself to, or pit yourself against them, you will self destruct. Literally.
19. Do you feel like you’ve lived this day a hundred times before?
20. What would you do differently if you knew nobody would judge you?
I turned down working with a couple mags/photogs, and waited a while to do some of the sexier magazine spreads out of respect for my family. In hindsight I think they would've been ok with it. They support me 100%. So I go regret a few of the opportunities I passed up earlier on.
I just want to give a shout out to BlockDymez Magazine for taking time to spotlight me. Thanks to all my fans, friends, and supporters. Keep requesting me in your cities, and to your favorite sites and publications. 2009 and 2010 have been amazing and I can't wait to share all of my future projects with everyone.
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