2nr: Finally I get to talk with you. I texted you last night.
Erika Medina: Yeah I know! I'm usually a night owl.
2nr: I even texted "Please."
EM: Awww I know! I'm sorry...that's why I called right now. I woke up and called.
2nr: Water under the bridge. Lets get to it.
2nr: So what did the parents say when you started appearing half naked?
2nr: You mean the one with your ass hanging out?
EM: He had a talk with me, but since I was not living in their house...well.
2nr: He told you to not piss him off and don't fuck up?
EM: Giggles> NO! I'm a big girl. They know I will make good decisions.
2nr: What was your first job?
EM: Before modeling, I was in the mortgage business.
2nr: That's sexy. So now it's fewer hours. More money?
EM: I don't know about fewer hours. I mean if you add in all the traveling it's a lot of hours, it's a lot of work. It's more than what people think.
2nr: How about fun work, good money?
EM: Yes. I would agree with that.
2nr: If you didn't model where would you be?
EM: I would probably be still at my old job. But I could be a little bit of a businesswoman. I like to be hands-on and I'm like a sponge in that I like to learn. I catch on to things pretty quickly and I like to be involved in the things I do.
2nr: What would you say is your biggest talent?
EM: I would say that, right now, modeling is my biggest talent.
2nr: If you could pick any city that HIN could go to, where would like to go?
EM: I'd love to go to Europe or Africa.
2nr: Whoa. Africa is not the typical place.
EM: I love traveling and I like seeing exotic things. I like to take in the culture and the different ways of living.
2nr: You don't seem to be the stereotypical model that us guys see at the shows. What do you think makes you different?
EM: I'm very open-minded and I love to interact with people. One thing I do is personally answer my Myspace messages. Sometimes the person gets back to me and asks if it's really me.
2nr: You should have a manager doing that for you.
EM: NO, I answer my own stuff! When I travel I take my laptop with me. I like to see what the fans have to say.
2nr: What's the hardest part in modeling so far?
2nr: Or is it that you are still "brand new" and so all of this is still pretty fun?
EM: I think that when you are meant to do something it just comes naturally. In my case, thank God, that it IS the case. I'd like to think that all of these things that's happened so far is a blessing. I'm glad that I feel like I'm knocking them dead at the shows and haven't found some thing about modeling that's really hard.
2nr: I'm sure guys hit you up whenever you are out on tour.
EM: Yeah. But when I'm working, I'm working. I mean...I'm on the clock.
2nr: So what type of guy is the type that would make you get you off the clock?
EM: I love Justin Timberlake but I know that that's not going to happen!
2nr: Excuse me?
EM: I'm into the big boys.
2nr: Like "muscular" big? Or you like the chubby?
EM: I like the chubbies! I don't know what it is!
2nr: Shut up. You shut your face.
2nr: I think Fat Joe is so hot!
EM: People think I'm weird. They're like, "WHAT?" I don't know. I think that he's really cute. He's a big guy but he's not "BIG" big. He's lost weight.
2nr: Sweetie. What do you mean he's not "BIG" big. He's big. Period.
EM: Well he's not like 1500 pounds. Now THAT'S big.
2nr: 1500 pounds is "big" to big people. Then you would like that character on Entourage...
2nr: I need to confess. You know how you have a thing for the big guy? I have a thing for girls that have fangs. But not like vampire-type tusks, just little cute ones.
EM: REALLY! I have that! I'm looking in the mirror right now.
2nr: I know.
2nr: What shows are you watching nowadays?
EM: I Tivo all my shows: Entourage, CSI and America's Next Top Model.
EM: It's my homework time, Man!
2nr: Then my show is Beauty and the Geek.
EM: I don't think a guy should change himself. The girl that he's meant to be with should accept him for who he is.
2nr: God. I'm hoping that you can accept a little geekyness then.
EM: I'm a dork and I'm definitely goofy. I don't really care who's around and I'll just be the biggest dork. Without fail, I'll say something retarded and my friends will say, "You're such a goober."
2nr: After this interview you are going to have a whole bunch of big nerdy guys happy to know that they have a chance with you. I personally thank you.
2nr: I was on your site earlier...uh nice smile and eyes.
EM: Thank you. My eyes, my smile and my boobies are my three favorite body features.
2nr: As of that last photo, they are my 5 favorites.
EM: You are a typical man. I get guys that come up to me and ask bluntly, "Are they real?" (Yes they are). Or they tell me, "Nice ass." So it's nice to hear someone tell me they like my eyes or my smile.
2nr: I sense that you may or may not have a tattoo.
EM: I have one. But it's hidden.
2nr: Not in this picture it's not. Where is it?
EM: It's right above my thigh and just below by waist...right next to the cookie.
2nr: Prove it.
2nr: Nothing. What is the tattoo of?
EM: Ha! No comment.
2nr: No comment? Let me look closer... is that a donkey? You have a tattoo of a piata?
2nr: Don't take this the wrong way but...I want to punch it.
2nr: I want to see if I get any candy.
EM: Candy and confetti!
2nr: You are sick.
2nr: Would you ever get anything done/added to your body?
EM: Hmmm. I don't know. This is what God created. I don't think I'd want to do anything to it right now. Well maybe a little lift after I have a kid...but that's way later.
2nr: That's almost like saying, "Eh, if the Maserati is all I've got to drive. I guess I'll just keep it." Or, "Why would I mess with perfection?"
EM: Yeah, that wouldn't make me look conceited! I get that enough already. After people get to know me they tell me that in the beginning they thought that I was a conceited, stuck-up bitch. I think that a person shouldn't be judged only by their first impression. Besides, every girl has the ability to be a bitch.
2nr: Hell yeah, they do.
EM: But every guy has the tendency to be an asshole.
EM: They are always about the nookie. You guys think about sex every 5 minutes.
2nr: Oh and you don't?
EM: Not every 5 minutes!
2nr: When can we see you again?
EM:I'm doing a lot of stuff for Monster. I'm officially one of their Latina models and we go out to all the major Hispanic events. At HIN Pomona I won the bikini contest so they asked me be a judge-since that event, I've been one of the judges. And of course I'm with HIN. My next event is in Chicago but I'm really looking forward to Hawaii. With HIN you can go onto the website and see me as one of the hosts on HINtv.
2nr: When can I see you again?
EM: Go to my website.