Make Up: Val C
Stylist: Edgar Revilla
Location: Real Autoworks (www.realautoworks.com)
Anyone who's ever "done it" remembers their first time. Years of built-up anticipation leading to a moment of incredible intimacy with another soul leaves an indelible impression that lasts a lifetime. If you're fortunate, you might find someone special to share the experience with, turning what is typically an awkward situation into an act of cherished bliss. My first time would not be so lucky.
Most people start in their teens. Others, college. I had to wait until I was 28 to answer my calling. Worse, my belated deflowering wasn't even a one-on-one deal, rather a forced threesome where I spent the first half watching, quietly, from the corner. And it wasn't like it was supposed to be my turn. I was there in training-a young Padawan watching his Master perform deft feats with his light saber. The only reason I got tagged in was because he had to take an important call (what could possibly be that important, I don't know), forcing me to continue the action. I was not ready.
To make things more uncomfortable, I had to borrow his "equipment". Mine was too small and amateur-ish and not quite ready for the big show. Sure, I had practiced a lot with it, but it was in the safety of my own home, in front of a mirror, with the female subject only as real as my imagination. I would act out the entire ritual, experimenting with different positions-lying down, kneeling, crouching. I even practiced standing tippy-toed. Agility, from what I had heard, helps. But even with all this, I wasn't prepared to do it with a real girl. A smoking hot model at that. Talk about trial by fire.
I walked toward her, sweat beading on my forehead. I could hear my breathing grow with every step. As I stood almost on top of her, she gave me a playful smile and asked, "You ready to jump in?" Sweet harlot! I gulped and nodded yes. The subject started to assume her last position and I made a few last adjustments. Ok. This is it. It's now or never. You've been waiting your whole life for this.
And with the slightest twitch of my forefinger, it was over. I had finally popped my photoshoot cherry, an experience I got to relive working with Jennifer Lee, on her first-ever shoot.
What did you think of your first photo shoot?
It was fun-something out of the norm.
Was it what you expected?
If you mean by a whole lot of flashing, yes! [laughs]
Now that you're officially introduced, describe yourself in three words.
Sweet. I'm genuinely a nice person and I care about other people-it comes naturally. Secondly, I'd say I'm honest. I say what I feel and do what I say. I'm blunt, so you don't have to worry about me beating around the bush. Lastly, I'd say I'm loyal. I'm loyal to the ones I love and I'll stick by you through thick and thin. Even at your worst I won't turn my back.
Your Facebook account lists Kim Kardashian and Megan Fox under 'Likes and Interests.' Besides the obvious, like how they're both brunettes, what about them appeals to you?
I love Kim Kardashian! She's hot and I like her style.
Another FB-deduced fact: You win the Most Photographed with a Bottle of Alcohol Shoved in Your Mouth Award. Is it safe to say that you like to party?
Sometimes. Pictures can be deceiving! I'm really not that crazy.
Pshaw. What brand do you most enjoy in your face?
I don't like bottles 'in my face'.
What do you enjoy drinking, then?
I'm not a fan of soda or carbonated drinks. I like apple juice and unsweetened teas.
Your favorite place to party?
Anywhere I'm comfortable and around good people with positive energy and no bad intentions.
Can you provide an example of such a place?
On a yacht! Like P.Diddy.
From your pics, I also noticed you're a swinger. How'd you get into golf?
I have a bucket list filled with things that I want to do, and golf was something to check off. Golf's fun. I love it.
What's more important: the size of the club or how hard he swings?
Like Tiger Woods? Would you have liked to have been one of his many conquests?
Hell no! He's a great golfer but he's a cheater! Two thumbs down.
In 'Z-formation.' For the last of the golf metaphors: What's a guy have to do to hit a hole in one?
He has to be a boy version of me! That way we would get along and we'd have fun together!
What are some of your turn-ons?
A guy who's educated and respectful. Someone who hasn't dated any of my girlfriends and gets along with my family. If he's cute, that would be a plus.
Like you would date someone who was busted . . .
[laughs] It's hard to find the whole package.
Back to your bucket list, what's your top three?
Cliff diving, swimming with dolphins, and visiting the Four Corners.
Where the hell is 'Four Corners'?
It's the border of Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah. If you lay on the ground you can be in four states at once.
What else do you do for fun?
I like going to the batting cages, playing with my Wii, and quiet time at home.
Up for the occasional one-night stand?
What's the furthest a guy's gone on a first date?
I don't date.
So you're a virgin?
[laughs] I'm not going to answer that question.
What if my parents read this?
So you mean to tell me your parents don't think you've ever dated?
They don't ask me questions like that. They're not as nosy as you, Carter.
Ok, so off the record, how many boyfriends have you had?
Wow. That's a lot for someone who never dates. You're a self-described "tomboy". Explain.
I'm fine chillin' at a house. I prefer that to clubbing.
Have any secret talents?
I know the alphabet in sign language and I speak Double-Talk.
What the hell is 'Double Talk'?
It's a language me and my girlfriends used to speak in public when we didn't want anyone else to understand what we were saying.
Why not just speak Vietnamese?
Because I'm not fluent in Vietnamese. I speak broken Vietnamese. I'm fluent in Double-Talk.
Have any phobias?
Spiders. I'm more scared of small things than big things. If I had to go face-to-face with a tiger or a spider, I'll take the tiger.
Read Charlotte's Web. It'll blow your mind. If we hadn't altered your life path by, ahem, 'discovering' you, where would you be in five years?
Finished with college and on my way to opening up my own bar.
I have the perfect name: Bottle In Your Face Bar.
How about My Heel In Your Face?
Kinky. Let's do this.
Birthday: April 8th
Hometown: Huntington Beach, CA
Thank you list: My family, friends, Beckie Joon, and James