Karissa is a beautiful Denver model that we had to run as soon as we got her app! Read more to see what makes this L.A. Lakers girl tick! Shot by staff photographer Jay Kilgore.
Occupation: Loan Specialist/Personal Banker
GMM: Where are you originally from?
Karissa: Originally I’m from Los Angeles
GMM: What is your nationality?
Karissa: I’m Bi-Racial
GMM: What are your measurements?
GMM: Give us 5 words that you think best describe you?
Karissa: Optimistic, Determined, Cute, Bubbly, Entertaining
GMM: Your Astrological sign here, how would you describe your personality in that regard?
Karissa: *Christian (Don’t believe in it), As far as my personality goes. I’m really fun, loving, I get excited easily and I like being silly and laughing at jokes!
GMM: What would you say is your best asset?
Karissa: My Best Asset… My Mind.
GMM: What do others compliment you on the most?
Karissa: My Butt
GMM: How did you get started in modeling?
Karissa: I went from Go Go Dancing to modeling. I was working at a club when a photographer came up to me, gave me his card, and we set up a shoot from there. After my first shoot I fell in love!
GMM: Are you signed with an agency?
Karissa: I am not.
GMM: What do you enjoy most about modeling?
Karissa: The fact that I can dress up and get really made up! You also have the ability to get into a character (depending on the type of shoot.)
GMM: What is the funniest thing to happen to you on a shoot?
Karissa:Slipping on a cupcake that someone left on the edge of the set.
GMM: What are the top three things you like to shoot?
Karissa: Fitness, Fashion, and sometimes Lingerie!
GMM: Do you enjoy the constant attention and adoration that comes with being a glamour model?
Karissa: I absolutely do, yes.
GMM:Where do you want your career to be in two years?
Karissa: I’m currently pursuing a degree in Accounting and I’m currently a Loan Specialist outside of modeling. I see myself working for a major corporation while responsibly managing all of the money I obtain modeling! 😉
GMM: What are some of your hidden talents other than modeling?
Karissa: I can sing, but I am reallly shy to do so in front of others!
GMM: Take us through your getting ready to model routine?
Karissa: Wake up 5-6 hours before the shoot. Manicure/ Pedicure. Shower, shave all of the particulars, get out oil up. Do my hair (usually takes an hour and a half) and then get my makeup done. I generally go to MAC and leave with a bag full of goodies and a face set for the shoot! From there head to the shoot.
GMM: What is the best info you can give a new model?
Karissa: Be YOURSELF!
GMM: As a model, what would you say has been your biggest obstacle?
Karissa: My biggest obstacle… Managing “everyday life” and the life of a model. It can be tough!
GMM: If you had to walk away from modeling today, what memory would you take from it?
Karissa: Just the simple fact that I had the ability and opportunity to do something amazing and fun! Not everyone can model!
GMM: If you had to walk away, what would you like to be remembered most for?
Karissa: My personality!
Let’s switch gears to learn more about what makes you tick.
GMM: What type of man are you attracted to?
Karissa: Older men with young personality!
GMM: What trait do you think is most important in determining someone’s attractiveness?
Karissa: Someone who’s charismatic, not closed off.
GMM: What personal qualities do you think the man of your future should have?
Karissa: A little bit of a control freak (i.e. finances, cleanliness, everyday decisions) Someone who, again, is not afraid to speak their mind. Has a tough guy attitude but is really a sweetheart. Funny, smart, intelligent. The Usual. ; ).
GMM: What body part of a man do you think is sexiest?
Karissa: Arms and upper back
GMM: When it comes to your taste in men, pick one: “the bad boy” or “the nice guy”?
Karissa: The bad boy without a doubt!
GMM: How does a man keep you interested once he’s caught your attention?
Karissa: I don’t know. Dating is not my main priority at this point.
GMM: When it comes to men, what are some of your turn offs?
Karissa: “Thug-Life”, Wanna be rappers, and men pursuing the music industry.
GMM: What’s the most memorable thing a guy has done to get your attention?
Karissa: I had a man pursue me once who set roses out on my front porch. He hid them in a section of the patio and when I came out I couldn’t see them. All I got was the note that implied there was a surprise for me, but I didn’t know where it was! I left my house and this guy literally jumped over a 7 foot fence to get me to come back and get the roses!
GMM: In contrast, what was the worse thing?
Karissa: Pretended to be ill so I would care for him. Boy did that backfire!
GMM: Do you have a quote that you live by?
Karissa: Mostly scripture, the Book of Proverbs has everything you need to live a good life!
GMM: What is your favorite city?
Karissa: San Francisco
GMM: What is your favorite sports team?
Karissa: Los Angeles Lakers
GMM: When you surf the web, what is your favorite site?