When it comes to models of the import sort, Falken Tires has the uncanny ability to pick some of the hottest. Case in point: Joyce Lex, Eri Moriyama, Courtney Day, et al. Besides picking the incredibly stunning, Falken selects girls with an actual interest in cars and, gasp, personality. Think your girlfriend, but hotter, and won't bitch when you talk about cars...so in theory, absolutely nothing like your girlfriend. If you've talked to any of the Falken models at a car show or drift event, you know what I mean.
So when Joyce Lex called about a new girl on the team, my attention-among other things-was piqued. Super sweet, super sexy, and super fresh to the scene; allow us to formally introduce Randyl Dawn. Discovered at the mall by Mary J Castillo, and chased down by Falken at SEMA, we've got Randyl in the first of many photo shoots/interviews to come. A self-proclaimed "goody two-shoes," Randyl's never been naked in public, had legal trouble, or been drunk, ever. Translation? She's begging to be corrupted. A fact very much welcomed considering corrupting innocents is something we do on a monthly basis.
Up Close And Personal: Randyl Dawn
Styling: Hollie Williamson For Crystal Agency
Knife Necklace: Jessica Elliot
Anchor Necklace & Ring: Hollie Williamson
Shoes: Michael Shannon
How do you like being one of the new Falken girls?
I absolutely love it!
How did you end up at Falken?
It was during the '07 SEMA Show. I was working for Diablo Wheels, and as I was rushing to the booth, a guy from Falken chased after me and told me they were interested in hiring me.
Were you modeling for long?
I've done stuff for Jada Toys, Crossfire Audio, Diablo Wheels, Bodog, Import Lifestyle, and hosted events for Scion and Toyota. I did a K-Swiss commercial in 2006, and I have been a Speedzone Girl for three years.
How did you get into modeling?
I was working the cash register at Hollister, and as I was ringing up a customer, she started asking me all sorts of weird personal questions. I remember thinking to myself, "This lady is crazy!" She asked me how old I was, my nationality, height, and afterwards, she handed me her card and said if I ever wanted to get into modeling to give her a call. The girl ended up being import model Mary J Castillo.
So you ended up calling what could've been a potential lesbian psycho stalker?
I was sort of skeptical about the whole thing because I've been approached many times before, but they were all scams wanting nothing more than my money. But yes, I did call her. Not a bad decision, considering.
What you needed was someone to cover for you, which is a perfect segue way on what you thought of the cover car?
I like how they put an RX-8 front-end conversion on an RX-7. It is definitely not something you see every day.
Let's get into the last time you did something: The last great date you went on?
I went kayaking in La Jolla, Calif. It was amazing because it was something I've never done, but always wanted to do. We took a tour of the Seven Caves of La Jolla. We even saw sharks. It was so much fun.
What about the last time you went on a horrible date?
Two years ago in Mammoth Mountain when the idiot I was there with locked his keys in the car. It was night time and it must've been like seven degrees below zero.
The last time you heard a really, really bad pick up line?
Yesterday, from my restaurant manager.
No, not at all. We all have Mary J Castillo to thank. Do you guys still talk?
I talk to her all the time. We have become very close friends throughout the last four years and I am very thankful for her.
Working for Falken, have you learned a lot about tires?
As a matter of fact, I have. I mean I'm not a pro yet, but I'm working on it. I've learned a lot about drifting, as well, something I never understood until now.
A tire-related fact that you can impart on our readers?
I know that good drift tires have to be broken in before they approach the track. That's why the drivers burnout before the starting line.
How about drifting?
Besides what I just told you, I know that the drivers get judged on three things: speed, angle, and showmanship.
So do you have a favorite drifter?
Favorite drifter? What about favorite drift team? Team Falken!
Cough, shameless plug, cough! But, do you have a favorite one?
I honestly don't have a favorite-yet. But as the year progresses maybe I will.
Now that you've been to both drift events and car shows, which kind of car do you prefer?
Drift cars hands down. Yes, show cars look good, but you get this unexplainable adrenaline rush in a drift car.
When you're not working the car scene, what do you like to do?
I love shopping, watching movies, and eating Pinkberry.
Me too! I lie. I hate Pinkberry. It tastes like rotten, sour ice cream disguised with fruit. Speaking of lies, the worst lie you've ever told?
I told my mom I was flying to Colorado with my girlfriend to visit my cousin, but I was actually driving up with a guy. That lie didn't get me too far because she ended up finding out before I even got there.
The last time you asked a guy out?
Six months ago. I texted a guy, "What are you doing? I'm bored..." implying that I wanted him to take me out.
The last time you got so damn drunk you don't remember what happened?
You probably won't believe it, but I don't drink.
My new goal in life: Get you drunk, or at least buzzed. The last time you wanted to crawl into yourself out of embarrassment?
I work in a restaurant, and there was this one time I was taking a tower of plates away from a table and it toppled over and food fell all over a guest's, lap. To make matters worse, she was wearing white pants! I was so embarrassed.
The last time you got into legal trouble.
Never. I'm sort of a goody two shoes.
We prefer the naughty one shoe. The last time you drove over the legal speed limit.
I drive over the speed limit most of the time. Shh, don't tell, but I drive 90 mph regardless.
Naughty! The last time you were naked, in public.
Never in public.
Not so naughty...the last time you hooked up with a total stranger?
I don't remember if I ever have.
The last time you got into a fight?
Does arguing with my little brother count?
Sort of. Kind of. Not really. The last time you felt really sexy?
Last week at Victoria's Secret.
Funny, me too. The last time you went to a Chuck E. Cheese.
About two years ago. I took a friend's niece and nephew. They were my excuse, I'm such a kid.
The last time you laughed so hard milk done come out your nose?
I'm lactose intolerant.
Naughty! The last really good movie you saw.
Alvin and the Chipmunks.
I saw it on a plane, for free, and it was not so good. Your last yummy meal?
Every time I eat at my mom's house I have a yummy meal, especially when she cooks Filipino food.
Any last questions?
How do you pick your cover girls? Is it sealed at first sight?
Ooh, that's a good one. Envelopes and unmarked bills. Kidding. Depends, really, but in your case, at first sight.
Measurements: 34 - 26 -34
Birthday: October 1
Hometown: Long Beach, CA
Thanks: Thank you to everyone who has supported me. Thank you to all the companies that I have worked with in the past. Thank you, Mary, for getting me involved in modeling. Thank you, Falken Tires, and all the sexy Falken Tire Umbrella Girls. And of course, thank you, Import Tuner, for this opportunity to be on your cover!
Necklace & bracelet: Jessica Elliot