By: Jarmo Pohjaniemi OMP Member #68348
Amelia Talon is a 22 year-old self-professed “gaming-geekette”, she even has a Pokémon Poké Ball tattoo on the nape of her neck. When it comes to video games her favorites include, World of Warcraft and Call of Duty. In this exclusive interview, we learn what makes her the ultimate girl next door and a Shoot The Centerfold model.
OMP: Where is home?
Amelia: Home to me is where my family is, back in a small town in Washington state near Seattle. But for now, I live in Costa Mesa, CA.
OMP: What made you get into modeling?
Amelia: I have always been an artistic person since I could even hold a crayon so I saw modeling as another form of artistic expression. Plus, my mom and many others had faith that I’d be a supermodel especially since I was so much taller than my classmates (haha). I guess I had a +1Up in the gene pool.
OMP: What do you enjoy about modeling?
Amelia: I enjoy stepping out of the box, being able to portray different characters and most of all getting dressed up! I love Halloween and this career is Halloween everyday for me, I love it.
OMP: Worst part of modeling?
Amelia: The annoying widespread belief that “modeling is standing there looking pretty,” they don’t really know how much I bust my butt for this! Try contorting your body that causes back spasms and requires every muscle in your body and still look like you relish this and have that “I want to have sex look,” (haha), yeah. Beauty is pain, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.
OMP: What type of modeling you like the best?
Amelia: I love working with Halloween costume catalogs and anything Playboy, of course. I get dolled up in my favorite gear, whether it’s vampire garb or my birthday suit, I’m in love.
OMP: Do you have any advice for photographers from a model’s point of view?
Amelia: Communication is fabulous and a must-have when working together. I hate when I’m left to hang and find out that pose I thought looked hot would have been so much better if I turned just a little bit to the right. If I look stupid or my boobs look awesome in a certain pose, as awkward as it is, don’t be afraid to tell me!
OMP: Do you have any advice for starting models who are looking to get to the modeling?
Amelia: Don’t – for the love of all things – be a gosh darn diva. You don’t know how many stories I’ve heard where awesome girls are such jerks that they lose out on work that I now get because I’m super nice.
Amelia: Both are amazing, have their equal hardships and benefits, but I have never seen either better than the other. They are satisfying in their own way.
OMP: Best place where modeling has taken you so far?
Amelia: Right now! I get to go to the Bahamas, woo hoo! If you’re lucky you’ll be able to enjoy this wonderful place with me.
OMP: You are quite famous on gaming industry. Enlighten us what that means and what’s the connection?
Amelia: I am a huge gamer geek. I love being able to escape to a reality where I have powers and I am out to save the world from evil. I have been doing interviews, streams, and even cosplayed to catch the attention of the public that gamer girls are real and a force to be reckoned with. Heck, I am here supporting nerds and geeks in general, I’m proud and there’s no reason to be ashamed of the mass collection of Star Wars figurines you have. Nerd Power!
OMP: What is your favorite video game?
Amelia: Ultimately it comes down to a childhood favorite that has stuck with me until even now, Pokémon. I have such a love for the game that I got a pokéball tattoo on the back of my neck. But I am quite obsessed with World of Warcraft as well since the game never ends, that’s the point of an mmorpg! But really, I have a long list of favorite games that I can’t bother to bore you all with right now.
OMP: What’s your best asset?
Amelia: I’d have to say my down to earth, amiable personality. I don’t think you’ll meet the nicest and humble person other than me. Of course, this is other than my charming good looks that Playboy noticed. (haha).
Amelia: Good question. I try not to think about what’s wrong with me, I’m always looking to be the best person I can.
OMP: How do you relax?
Amelia: Ugh, I play videogames of course! I play online so much you might have crossed my path a couple of times.
You can join Amelia at the Shoot The Centerfold seminar/workshop, May 25-26th in the Bahamas. Don’t miss out, reserves your seats now!