Judging from the pictures, you'd never guess Beckie Joon as a practicing cellist, capable of strumming notes to the likes of Boccherini. Katie Morgan hasn't stroked the bow of such big wood. You probably also wouldn't guess that she's an aspiring lawyer, into VIP cars, who holds the definitive answer to the age-old argument of what came first: the chicken or the egg. But you know what? Who cares? She's hot and as 'import' as we are 'tuner'
How are you this fine evening, Ms. Joon?
Pretty good. Exhausted and busy... but loving it!
What have you been up to?
I'm a full-time student, which is my number one priority, so that keeps me busy. I have my music gigs for cello, part-time gogo gigs and modeling.
What are you studying?
Right now, I am trying to complete my GE. I want to transfer to UCLA as a business or political science major. My main focus is to get my PhD in either business or civil rights law. I want to either practice or teach it at a university.
So I take it you're one of those girls who has to win every argument?
I'll take that as a yes!
I try, but I'm still open minded.. I listen!
Let's test your arguing abilities, then. What came first, the chicken or the egg?
[laughs] Well, based on evolution and mutations throughout the years... I believe the egg came first. It makes sense because it has to be able to adapt to its environment to become a chicken and begin its years as a brand new mutated species...
Whatever. It's totally the chicken. Kidding. Your argument sounds compelling-you go, counselor!
[laughs] So, guess what happened after the photoshoot?
I got punched in the face by a shih tzu. That's why my nose is swollen and cut. I cried!
I thought it was an abusive ex. Was this earlier today?
Yesterday. I can't move my nose or touch it. Thank god the shoot is over.
Was it your shih tzu?
No, my friends. The weird thing is that the dog is usually so calm. It never did that before.
Ok, so how exactly does a dog punch one in the face?
[Laughs] I held its face gently towards mine and sang to it, and out of no where, it jumped and punched my nose!
What in the world were you singing?
Baby songs... you know, the weird tunes adults sing to babies... or to dogs. [Laughs]
Wow. That was like the mating call of a dying flamingo. Is that English?
[laughs] No! I was just humming. Like when a grandma pinches a baby's cheeks.
Well, now I can see why the dog got all riled up. He was acting in self defense.
No... I object!
Let's go back to your affinity of playing with large wood... the cello. When did it start?
Music has been my life since the third grade. I began playing the violin and converted officially towards cello. I love it!
From violin to cello, so size does matter?
So I take it you're not into Asian guys then...
Present company excluded, of course.
Surprises, maybe? [giggles]
Oh yeah. Big. Ok, maybe slightly above average-ish.
Well then! I might change my mind...
Were you in band during high school?
I don't like winds, I'm in an orchestra. I was supposed to go to band camp, though.
As opposed to the raunchier orchestra camp?
The music camp took the name "band" instead, I guess.
What's the most challenging piece of music that you play?
Boccherini kept me busy for a bit.
Sounds challenging. Going back to guys, besides smokestacks, what do you look for?
I don't want a crybaby that's for sure!
[Laughs] Glad to hear you have some standards. So weenies need not apply... what else?
Someone I can rely on and trust. Someone sweet. Oh, and they have to be taller than me.
Again, so no Asians
They are out there somewhere, hopefully!
You're what, 5'6"?
With heels, you're 5'10"?
Oh yeah! Easily!
Jesus H., woman-you've done near eliminated 92% of the Asian male population.
And the guy has to complete college! Sorry guys, I like brains too!
College and brains aren't a problem...
They are good in math?
We are indeed good at math! Asian males can do taxes, long division and calculus like nobodies business!
I believe this is to be true, too!
You mentioned that you part time model and gogo, how'd that come about for a cellist?
I get that a lot; I just happened to be a cellist. [laughs] But I too have many surprises.
Surprises? Such as...
Sorry, I can't say. You just have to know me.
That's what we're trying to do! Are you talking extra toe/nipple kind of thing or personal abilities?
Eww! No! I just have many different sides to me, and there's more to me than meets the eye.
I get it, you're like an onion. You have layers. Only your inner layers are concealed. That, or you're an Autobot. Care to share some of your hobbies?
Hobbies... as if I ever have the time. I enjoy hanging out with my friends, going clubbing or to lounges. I love sake! I like practicing cello and being on the computer or drawing/painting. Also, playing pool or cards.
Computers? Sake? Playing pool and cards? You are soooo Asian.
[Laughs] Damn right!
Anything spicy! I love spicy food! If I can make it more spicy with extra sauces, then I love it!
I like bbq pork with Sriracha. Korean tofu soup. Ramen or pho without the noodles.
Ramen or pho without the noodles? Wouldn't that just be soup, then?
Yeah, but I put in vegetables and hot sauce.
What do you have against noodles?
Um... I prefer rice better
How confused is the lady at the Pho place when a part Vietnamese girl orders pho without noodles?
I just give someone my noodles or just push it aside.
So I have this long burning question I hope you can answer: The whole Pho-followed-by-a-number thing -Pho 888, Pho 79, etc.-why is that? What's up with the numbers?
Honestly? I don't know. Maybe the release dates?
That is the greatest Vietnamese mystery of all time. You're like, the fifth Vietnamese person I've asked who has no clue..
[laughs] If I ever find out, I'll let you know.
Word. Speaking of hot, how hot was our cover car?
I loved it! The engine sounded like a monster! If only I could've driven it! I would totally use it to learn how to drift. Speaking of which, when can you let me use the car?
It's back in Atlanta.
Awww... you owe me!
I'm sure I can arrange something with John, the owner. If not, I have plenty of other cars that you can drive. Like a Supra without a motor! Ha!
As long as you push!
What other cars do you like?
The '05 Lexus LS430. Slammed on Work rims. VIP style!
What are you rocking right now?
The typical college student's car... a Honda Accord.
Broke college days, those were the good years...
Not really. I have a long way to go.
That is, if you go through with the whole law school thing... you can always drop out and pursue modeling full time!
I don't think so. I'm young now but modeling won't last forever.
Sure it will. Look at Cindy Crawford, she's like, 57
[laughs] And yes, she is still gorgeous, but I also want to help society.
And you plan to do this by....?
The reason I want to get into law is because I want to represent those who are being taken advantage of by those who are aware of the law. I want to help the disadvantaged. Civil rights is one of the major fields I want to learn more about. Many people out there in America need a person to represent them. I think that I am pretty well rounded, and I would like to take advantage of that. I do love modeling though. Speaking of modeling, I need a drink.
[Laughs] So do I.
Up Close And Personal:
Measurements: 34B - 27 -24
Ethnicity: Vietnamese and Chinese
Birthday: May 30th
Hometown: Santa Ana, CA
Thanks: God, for bringing me here today. I love my family and I'm thankful for them. I want to thank Don and all his friends for their support and my girls who have been there for me through thick and thin. Finally, thanks to Carter!