Helen Mei

Helen Mei

Where were you born, and how was life growing up?
Helen Mei Born and raised in Las Vegas, NV. A lot of people have a hard time believing I'm one of the few people actually born here. Growing up, I was an athlete, having been on the swim team since I was 5 and had aspirations to make it to the Olympics some day. Long story short, I was forced to quit at a young age, but still managed to finish high school as a State Champion. Yes, I was very sporty! ;)

What is your ethnicity?
Helen Mei Though many people always think otherwise, I'm Chinese.

What would the average person say about you?
Helen Mei Those who know me would say I'm super nice, motivated, driven, and can be funny at times. :)

What kind of stuff did you get into after high school?
Helen Mei I got a job and went to college...then I started modeling, for fun.

How did you get into modeling?
Helen Mei Like I said before, I first tried it with no intention to ever become a "model". Growing up, some people had suggested it because of my height but one day, my best friend, who photographs as a hobby, wanted me to be her model. I didn't think too much about it, then suddenly I kept getting positive feedback from photographers to the CEO of Maxim.

How long have you been modeling?
Helen Mei Not to help my best friend's port out, only a few months! It's been quite the journey so far though and has definitely felt much longer.

How did you feel about being in front of the camera for the first time?
Helen Mei To be totally honest, I felt very uncomfortable and thought it was weird. I always strived to do and feel better every shoot though.

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How did you feel walking into your photoshoot?
Helen Mei My first photoshoot, I guess you can say I felt uncomfortable but excited, if that even makes sense. I just wanted to have fun and to see how the photos turned out afterwards.

So would you say you are comfortable in front of a camera now?
Helen Mei Definitely.

Would you say that you are pretty comfortable with your body?
Helen Mei Yes.

What would you say is your best feature?
Helen Mei Well my favorite feature is my smile.

What's the best thing about being a model?
Helen Mei Learning more about yourself and growing as a person.

What do you do differently to set yourself apart from other models?
Helen Mei Well, to be honest, I don't think there are very many curvy, tall Asian models out there to begin with.

Where do you hope your modeling will take you?
Helen Mei As long as it makes me happy, I will continue to model. I have many goals I'm working hard to accomplish as a model. I hope modeling will allow me to meet great people and reach some of those goals.

Any highlights from your modeling career?
Helen Mei Yes, being at my first convention and having an overwhelming amount of people ask for my autograph or picture. I'm always thankful for my fans and supporters.

Where can we find you on a typical weekend, if you aren't doing a photoshoot?
Helen Mei If I lived in California, I'd say at the beach for sure. I love the water, but because I'm in Vegas...I just like to relax and shop, hike, kick back and of course, spend time with my family. Also, I have a job too.

What keeps you busy away from modeling?
Helen Mei I have a full-time job.

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What do you want to do outside of modeling?
Helen Mei To help and give back to people. I'm looking to become a physical therapist assistant.

Five years from now, where do you see yourself?
Helen Mei I hope to have accomplished my modeling goals and hopefully living by the beach.

What is the coolest thing a fan has ever done for you?
Helen Mei I was at a 3-day convention and this fan took a picture of me and got it developed immediately just so I could sign it. I'll never forget that moment!

Any photographers you enjoy working with or hope to work with?
Helen Mei Yes, there's photographers I've been thankful to have worked with and because everything's just beginning for me, where do I start on who I wish to work with? There's quite a few to say the least. :)

Which internet websites would you say you spend most of your time at?
Helen Mei Yahoo because they post some interesting stories from time to time, NBA, facebook.

Do you travel much for your modeling?
Helen Mei I've been asked a lot to do shoots out-of-state but because of timing and my schedule, I haven't traveled as much as I would like yet.

Do you like all the traveling?
Helen Mei I love traveling!

If you could travel anywhere, where would it be?
Helen Mei Hawaii, because I always hear that's THE place. I have to go experience it for myself first!

If you could play lead role in any type of movie, What kind of movie would it be?
Helen Mei An action movie for sure!

Do you have a favorite Car?
Helen Mei Oh my gosh, those closest to me know I love Mustangs! Since I was ten years old, I've always wanted a '99-'04 model GT V8. Luckily for me, my older brother owns the best record setting car shop, Voodoo Racing Innovations, so I can't wait to have him work on it and start racing! ;)

What is your favorite type of food?
Helen Mei Aside from desserts because I have a huge sweet tooth, I love sashimi, only with wasabi and soy sauce though.

What kind of music are you listening to these days?
Helen Mei All sorts but you'll definitely find some Eminem and Lil Wayne on my iTunes top-rated!

Tell us something you got away with?
Helen Mei :...And that will remain a secret.

Which celebrity would you like to meet and why?
Helen Mei There's a few but Angelina Jolie because of how everything unfolded for her from first getting into the industry to becoming the humanitarian she is today, it's inspiring.

Best pickup line you've ever heard?
Helen Mei There's a such thing as a good pickup line? lol

Worst pickup line you've ever heard?
Helen Mei Girl, you been eating your Wheaties because you have a better (behind) than Kim Kardashian!! (and then stalked me)

If you could be a super hero, what would that superhero be like?
Helen Mei I'd have the ability to travel through time.

Find a lamp and out pops a Genie, you get one wish, what would it be?
Helen Mei Achieve my dream... :)/q>

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Are you single now?
Helen Mei Yes I am.

Give us the dirt on your dating life. Any first date rules?
Helen Mei Not really, I just kind of go with the flow of how the conversation goes and watch for his mannerisms...

Do you kiss on the first date?
Helen Mei I'm not easy to please ;)

How many kids in high school have asked you out?
Helen Mei There were a few.

Should a person call right away or wait a few days?
Helen Mei If it went well, right away is fine.

What kind of guy bugs you?
Helen Mei Guys who don't take care of themselves, lazy, liars, rude, and insecure to the point it shows.

What does a guy need to do to make you stay?
Helen Mei Just be genuine, honest, caring and understanding/supportive.

What's the worst place to meet a guy?
Helen Mei It all depends.

On a date... What does the person have to do to make it perfect for you?
Helen Mei If we get along well and can hold a good conversation, then it's all good. :)

Leather or lace?
Helen Mei Tough one but lace!

Do you have any dreams or goals you're shooting for?
Helen Mei Of course! Stay tuned...

Where can we expect to see you at in the future?
Helen Mei My website is currently in the works but you can always keep updated there once it's up. In the future, hopefully certain magazines, music videos, clothing lines, conventions, and in the ring...

Do you have anything to say to your supporters and your future fans?
Helen Mei Thank you so much for all your love and support! I will not let you guys down, you truly are the BEST and I'm so thankful for all of you! Feel free to come up to me if you ever see me around, I promise I'm nice! :)

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