I’d like to introduce the lovely, sensual, PIN-UP VIXEN… MONICA LOREN. She is a newcomer in the biz and is flaunting her style with a vivid pizazz. Creative and outgoing… Monica is on the move and is taking no prisoners. Her interesting blend of classic vintage infused with an Edgy Fetish Twist results in visual treats full of color, attitude and sexiness. She has a very unique look that draws you directly in to her bewildering eyes and full luscious lips followed by the rest of her smokin’ assets. Check out the interview to see what this sexy vixen shares and reveals to the world!
What is your real name?
Monica Ann Ramsoek
What is your Stage Name/Alias?
Where are you originally from?
Amityville, LI -but my roots are in Suriname, South America where my parents are from.
What part of the world do you currently reside?
Jersey City, NJ
Are you single, married or currently in a relationship?
Love for Sale!
If you’re single, are you looking?
I generate love energy!
How old are you?
What is your zodiac sign?
Taurus with an Aquarius Rising.
What color is your hair?
What color are your eyes?
How tall are you?
What is your nationality?
Can you describe yourself in 10 words?
Exotic, fun, mysterious, eccentric, flamboyant and one of a kind.
What is your role in the retro community?
Pin Up Doll
How did you get started in the business?
I took a PinUp workshop, posed for my first set of photos and got a push in the right direction.
How long have you been doing what you’re doing?
Almost one year.
Describe your passion for the PIN-UP Era and it’s lifestyle?
I always felt like an old soul and am addicted to classic movies and vintage clothing. I admire how elegant the women were back then. I love to dress up and I even get rollersets. It feels natural.
Who are your inspirations from the PIN-UP Culture?
I love Ziegfeld Follies and icons such as Josephine Baker, Jayne Mansfield, Bettie Page and Marlene Dietrich. Art by legends such as Gil Elvgrem, George Petty, Dan Decarlo, Bill Ward, Jim Silke. I love to go to Comic shops and discover Pinup art books and magazines like Tease!
What are your thoughts of the current PIN-UP trend that is
re-emerging throughout the world?
I’m so happy that glamour is making a comeback. It’s empowering to the feminine spirit and female image. Pinup has character and panache.
In your eyes, what are the differences between Vintage PIN-UP
and Modern PIN UP?
Vintage pinup is classic sassy and sultry where modern pinup adds a rock and roll edginess. With pin up becoming more popular the elements are becoming more mixed and diverse and the most unique images are emerging.
What turns you on?
Thunder and lightning, … intelligent conversation ,sense of adventure.
What turns you off?
Bullies, overblown egos and arrogance.
What is the most fun thing that has ever happened to you?
I was at Six Flags one day where there was slight rain, there were no lines and I got to ride roller coasters all day in the front car.
Who is your hero and why?
My grandmother Majet. She was my mother figure, taught me about strength and encouraged my individuality. She was the most kind, stable and loving family I’ve ever known.
What is your personal message to the world?
Love yourself don’t let anyone or anything dictate your self esteem.
Tell us your definition of sexy?
It comes from the inside, one must radiate confidence and spirit, it’s not just looks.
Will you share a secret with us?
I love to wear all black and then leopard undergarments.
What is your fantasy?
To be a superhero and have the ability to fly!
What is your idea of a perfect date?
A candlelit romantic dinner and a carriage ride.
Do you have any other hobbies, interests or skills that you enjoy doing?
Writing, rollerskating, dancing.
What is your biggest accomplishment?
Getting my own orthodontic braces as an adult.
What’s your motto or favorite quote?
“Always be a first rate version of yourself, instead of a second rate version of somebody else.” – Judy Garland
What types of food do you like?
I love spicy dishes!!! Pizza is yummy and I live for confections and chocolate!
Where are some of your favorite travel destinations?
I love Las Vegas, Curacao and plan on traveling to Amsterdam and Paris and my parent’s native Suriname. I got my sights on seeing Sunny California too and I just got a new passport!.
What kind of music are you into?
I love music and could get so lost in it! I’m a connoisseur and my tastes are very diverse. I love discovering new exciting sounds. I like classic rock, metal, alternative, punk, dance, lounge, world music, house, electronica, classic soul, R&B, jazz, hip hop and classical. And there’s so much more that I just can’t categorize!
What would be your all-time dream car?
69 Chevy Camaro or Ford Bronco with big wheels!
What would be your all-time dream motorcycle?
Either a Triumph Bonneville or a Harley Hugger, I grew up around motorcycles, my father rides and he now owns a Honda VTX , I even had my own tiny helmet as a little girl and loved to be on the back of his bike.
Who are some of your favorite clothing designers?
I love over the top designs and classics. There are so many I admire! Two are Karl Lagerfeld and Patricia Field. I love to discover new underground designers and vintage.
What are your aspirations and where do you see yourself
in the next five years?
I ‘m just getting started.. I want to create more various types of art, music and fashion. Travel… work with photographers and artists around the world. I hope to also develop a doll line and become a comic book character.
Do you have any advice for newbies entering the world of PIN-UP?
Have fun, be yourself, do your own thing and don’t be intimidated or discouraged by anyone.
Do you have a website to share with your fans?
If someone is interested in booking you for a gig,
how can they contact you?
Directly from my website and I also have a Model Mayhem page.
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