We have a special treat for you this month. Instead of just one cover girl, we have two very lovely ladies who you're going to love—Erica Nagashima and Sadie May. Although many people presume models can be stuck up or dumb, these two shatter any stereotype you might think of. Erica and Sadie are cute, talented, goofy, pizza-loving girls you can't help but fall in love with. There's only so much we can print, so be sure to check out more exclusive content online from our photoshoot at the world-famous Ohm Nightclub in Hollywood!
How'd you get into modeling?
I did a little bit of modeling during my senior year of high school and I was also always a big fan of America's Top Model. I said to myself, "I'm going to really give it a shot." So I left school my sophomore year in college, and the rest is history.
Sticking it to the man! So now you're just doing modeling full-time?
Modeling and acting, actually.
Interesting! Have we seen you in anything as far as acting?
Quite possibly! I did a little show this year called Rods N' Wheels. It's a reality TV show on Discovery Channel about a car shop, but reality TV isn't all that real.
So you're shooting with us, you were on a show about cars and you're an umbrella girl for a tire company. Does this mean you know a lot about cars?
Honestly, I don't know a lot. I probably know more than most girls, but I do want to know more. That's why I love getting all these random car jobs.
Which car are you rollin' in now?
Haha! Well, I was a in a Ford Mustang when I moved to Los Angeles, but I got into a wreck and totaled it. So now I'm in a Kia Soul—driving like a mom.
A Kia Soul...
She ain't that bad!
How are you going to go from a Mustang to a Kia Soul?
She got soul!
We kid! We're just glad you're okay from the wreck. What's your dream car?
I'm big fan of the Mustang, but I'd go a little more sporty and something not too crazy expensive. I really like Nissan 350Zs.
Oh, nice! So you do like imports? That totally makes up for driving the Soul by the way.
We're trying to turn up at the bar, what do we get you?
If I were at a bar in the South, I would say a Grateful Dead.
I'm pretty sure it's a Long Island Ice Tea with Blue Razzmatazz. It's pretty delicious and strong.
That's how you like it?
Yeah, get like three of those and I'm good all night!
What is your biggest turn-on?
Here is one that's pretty hard especially for people in Los Angeles. It would have to be confidence, but it's so difficult to find that line between confidence and arrogance and not cross it. I think confidence is very attractive.
Craziest place you've hooked up? We've heard it all by the way—restrooms, cars, parks.
Yup, probably all of those. Haha! The weirdest place I would say is one of those tunnel tubes you crawl through at parks. You know?
Pretty crazy! Lastly, what would you do if you only have 24 hours to live?
Probably just get absolutely shitfaced with my best friends, family and anybody who wants to come who's full of life and love. I would throw one massive party at the prettiest location possible and fly out all my closest friends.
Besides modeling and mad music skills, what other hobbies do you have?
I once wanted to do photography. I also had a phase where I was obsessed with Photoshop. There were some really good photos on my Myspace, but that was back in the day. Haha! I still like photography and I always thought I'd pursue that if I didn't do music.
Is modeling the only thing you do for a living?
Primarily, all I do for work is modeling, promo and print. Luckily, it pays my bills, rent, everything.
What's your favorite part of your body?
Does my hair count?
I love my hair. It's soft and shiny, and even if I don't put conditioner on it for a year, it's still nice!
What should I order for you at the bar?
Vodka soda... Or a vodka shot.
Grey Goose or Belvedere?
Both. At the same time. Haha! Or some white wine. I will drink my body weight in white wine—that's not really a joke, I'll drink an entire bottle of wine.
For people who don't know, can you elaborate on your music background?
I started taking vocal lessons right before high school and continued into UCSB. I studied classical, opera performance and I graduated with that degree. I also played a plethora of instruments.
Do you have any guilty pleasures?
Eating pizza, french fries and hamburgers all the time. It's really bad. At least I don't like sugar or order desserts.
Ellen DeGeneres, Rosie O'Donnell or Harrison Ford. You have to murder one, marry one and sleep with one. Go!
I would kill Rosie for sure. I would marry Ellen because I love her, and obviously I would screw Harrison.
Are you a "relationship type" of person or a "single ready to mingle" type of girl?
I've only had two serious relationships in my life, so I guess generally I've been single.
Do you know how to drive stick?
Yes, I just learned when I learned how to drift. It was dope!
Who was your teacher?
Taka Aono and Yoshi Shuyama. They're amazing teachers! We had two days to learn. The first day, we were learning how to drive stick, which was hard in itself. I think two or three of us didn't know how to drive stick.
What was the hardest part about drifting?
I was struggling with keeping my rpm up. Once I got that, it was so fun and crazy!
If you can be a pro at any activity, what would it be?
I always wanted to be one of those tomboy skater girls.
Finally, tell us about one of your biggest achievements.
I felt really accomplished when I finished my senior recital in college. It was the pinnacle of my whole major. It really stressed me out for four years straight. I was freaking out because it was a long recital—an entire hour where I had to sing in at least four different languages. But I made it through, and my teacher was ecstatic and said I did an amazing job. And, obviously, graduating was cool.