interview with Rachelle Nicole Hoffman | model story 29/09/2014

Q: When did you get into the world of alternative modeling?
A: I started modeling about two years ago, it all pretty much started after I got my throat tattooed, someone asked me to shoot so I did, it all started with that. I enjoyed it, had a good time with it so I just sort ran with it.

Q: Do you feel inspired by some music style, a person maybe?
A: I don't know if anything specific triggered my look, I do love horror, I love Halloween and I totally love Rob Zombie so maybe a combination of all of that sort helped inspire my look... I wanted to avoid the super girly look, but still want to be able to pull it off and have a feminine side to me.

Q: I love the fact that you do lost of different photo-shoots. Once, you can be a gorgeous-glamour pin up, then a princess from a horror story... Do you have any favorite style of photography?
A: I would have to say my all time favorite are the horror related, bloody but sexy type shoots. They are not only fun but also just everything that I love I'm super comfortable with them, and they just seem easiest to me.

Q: Do you have any personal style, outside the modeling career, like a casual style?
A: When I'm not modeling, I think I keep it pretty basic, cut off shorts, tank tops, I live in Arizona so minimal clothing is a must haha. I love converse, so I have every color I need to go with every outfit, haha and of course wallet chains and bandanas just to have some sort of accessory.

Q: Who takes care about your styling while the photo-shoots?
A: Nine outa ten times I usually take care of all of my own styling, I do my own hair and makeup almost every time. if I'm shooting for a certain company they supply the outfits otherwise I just bring my own.

- Do you also give your photographers some ideas while shooting on stage?
I have given some of my photographers certain ideas I want to create, however a lot of the times its more of a teamwork sort thing.

Q: You're very brave when the photographers take their position, posing in sexy lingerie, or revealing clothes. Do you feel sometimes as a sexy symbol?
A: Sex symbol, I don't know if I feel that way or not. I guess at times I do, depending on the shots, and what the shots are used for. Sex definitely sells so I can't say I have never used that angle before.

Q: Some people says that tattoos can "ruin" the feminine note in a woman, do you agree? What does it take to be seductive and feminine in a same way?
A: I agree that tattoos can take away the feminine side of someone, however if you do it corruptly and get quality tattoos and pay attention to placement and minor details, then no. I feel I can be just as feminine as the "average" girl, even with all of the work I have on myself so far.

Q: I've noticed lots of cool ink on your body. When did you get your first tattoo, what was it?
A: I got my first tattoo when I was 21 years old. It was actually a small one behind my ear a memorial piece for my bet friend who passed away. Since then I have covered it, and have planned a bigger better piece. I waited a wile and then a couple years later got Rob Zombie on my foot, and form there on out I decided I wanted to dedicate my entire body to the horror theme. Started with the right arm, a full sleeve of Rob Zombie movies the devils rejects, and then started with all the classic horror icons that I grew up watching.

Q: Do you plan any new tattoos? heh
A: I do plan on getting more tattoos, I plan on having a full body suit by the time I'm done, all sticking with the horror theme as well.

Q: How do you manage your busy schedule?
A: Time management is sometimes hard. Makes for long days sometimes even weeks but its always worth it. I enjoy everything I do so it makes it fun along the way. Owning my own business makes it a lot easier, I'm able to make my own schedule and work around everything I plan. I'm very grateful for that otherwise I don't know how exactly I would fit it all in.

Q: What's the biggest challenge in this job?
A: I would have to say the biggest challenge has been making a name for myself that stands out, doing things different then everyone else so I don't just blend in ya know. So many people in the industries, thinking of new ways to do things and keep things fresh.

Q: Anything you're looking forward?
A: I'm looking forward to pushing myself to new things, see how far I can go, what I can do next. Excited to meet new photographers and expand my traveling a little more this coming year.

Q: Any advice for the young girls reading this article and wanting to get into the business?
A: My advice to young girls is just stay dedicated to what you want to do. Do not give up and just have confidence and carry your self with pride. Find something that makes you stand out in the crowd and just run with it.

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