Featured Model: September 2011: Nikita
Hometown: Castaic, CA
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Black
Photo Credits belong to: Keith Selle.
You know the saying that "big things often come in small packages?" Well we feel that it can certainly be applied to models. Particularly towards someone like Nikita Penalosa. Recently signed to TunerPlayground Management and full of potential, her dream is to someday be featured in Playboy and we're nonetheless supportive of that. So before we lose your attention any further, be sure to try and read her interview entirely because it's actually quite entertaining. And then feel free to enjoy thirty incredible photos of her however you like. No need to thank us, we know.
TP: So we have to ask, how did you get into modeling? Were you discovered?
NP: Ever since I was a young girl I knew I wanted to become a model. I was always approached with acting and commercial work as a child, but my parents never let me because they thought school was more important. All throughout high school I was definitely the biggest camera whore out of all my friends. Modeling for me actually began fairly recently. I got really into doing photoshoots and began to put my pictures out there which caught the attention of those in the industry.
TP: That's great. Tell us, how do you feel about signing exclusively with us? What were some of the important factors that led to your decision?
NP: I'm super exited about signing with you guys! TunerPlayground models are so gorgeous, just look at them all! I'm incredibly grateful to be joining the team!
TP: Aww. Thank you. So do you consider yourself beautiful? What do you think is your greatest asset? What makes you unique?
NP: I do think that I am beautiful. I think everyone is beautiful actually. It's personality that can make someone ugly. I think my greatest asset is my smile, it makes me unique. Oh and my petite body too. They're what make me, well...me! ^_^
TP: We certainly agree. We love your smile. And you're not bad to look at either. So what was the first major event that you modeled at? What made it most memorable to you?
NP: Gee thanks! Haha. My first major event was modeling for MB Junkies during WekFest Long Beach. The entire MB Junkies crew is awesome by the way! It was my first time at a big car show so I didn't really know what to expect. I did however have a great time.
TP: Very cool. So who is your favorite model or celebrity of all time?
NP: My favorite model of all time is Adrianna Lima. She is absolutely beautiful! My fantasy photoshoot with her would definitely be a Victoria's Secret style shoot. Classy and glamourous.
TP: Nice! Tell us, have you ever used your looks to take advantage of someone? Was it one of our staff? You can tell us. Haha.
NP: Honestly, not on purpose. Usually even when I ask for favors or for something, I don't really ask for that much. I wouldn't say my looks don't help me get what I want though...hehe. ^_^
TP: Haha. So what are your hobbies? Any hidden talents you'd like to share with the world?
NP: I love running, swimming, cooking, make-up artistry, and designing clothes. I don't know if this counts as a hidden talent but I make the best cookies ever.
TP: We want cookies now. Haha. What is your astrological sign? Do you believe in horoscopes?
NP: I'm a Taurus. I do believe in them to some extent.
TP: Do you have any weird habits that no one else knows about?
NP: I love putting crunchy peanut butter in my ice cream!
TP: Haha. Interesting. So what is your favorite place to eat? Drink? Play?
NP: Sounds like a Dave & Busters question. Haha. I love sushi so Wokanos is my favorite restaurant. My favorite drink would be a Green Tea Slush Boba. Favorite alcoholic drink would be Malibu & Cranberry. What kind of play are you talking about? I can play anywhere...in the car, in the bedroom, maybe even the kitchen too. ^_^
TP: Oh my. We'll get there. Haha. So what does a typical day look like for you? Where do you like to go for some time alone?
NP: Wake up, run errands, work out, eat, and sleep if I have a day off. All my days are different and never the same. Sometimes I could have a shoot planned, an event or maybe you can catch me working at Hooters. For some alone time I definitely like to cuddle up with myself in my bed!
TP: Can you handle a stick?
NP: Of course! Oh you mean driving...not yet! But I want to learn. I like going fast!
TP: Does size matter for you? You know we're talking about car engines of course. Haha.
NP: Of course! Size always matters. The bigger the better.
TP: You hear that guys? Haha. Just kidding. So if we looked through your cell phone, what kinds of juicy things would we find on there?
NP: You'd find really naughty photos and text messages. Oops! ^_^
TP: What item of clothing or accessory makes you feel the sexiest?
NP: I like sparkles and lace.
TP: What has surprised you the most about modeling? What has your most memorable modeling moment been so far? Most embarrassing?
NP: Most memorable was winning Round 4 of the Miss Redline Search Contest. Most embarrassing was during the bikini contest at SpoCom Anaheim. I forgot my number. Oops! Look for the video on YouTube. Haha. ^_^
TP: What do you look for in a guy? What would he have to do to get your attention and to keep you interested?
NP: Hmm. Looks are definitely what attracts me to a guy at first. I like tall "asian-looking" guys. A nice smile always grabs my attention too. He would have to carry himself with confidence and intelligence. I like a man who knows what he wants in life.
TP: How do you feel about pick-up lines? What was the best line that was used on you? Did it work?
NP: Pick-up lines are sooo cheesy! I can't remember any good ones because they've never worked.
TP: Haha. So what gets you in the mood? What are some of your turn-ons?
NP: I'm always up for some dessert after dinner if you know what I mean. ^_^ I like being told what to do, passionate kissing, and getting licked on the back of my neck.
TP: Got it. On a scale from 1 to 10, how wild are you in the bedroom?
NP: Baby I'm completely off the scale.
TP: Wow. Right on. Tell us, what do you wear to bed?
NP: Nothing. I sleep naked.
TP: When are we having a sleepover? Haha. Just kidding. So what's your favorite position in the bedroom?
NP: Soon! Hehe. I like it off the edge of the bed. ^_^
TP: Hmm. That's a new one for us. Nice. Tell us, what is something no one else knows about you that you are willing to let us in on first? And your answer above doesn't count. It has to be something else.
NP: I enjoy having chocolate and whipped cream licked off my body.
TP: My goodness. Were you popular in high school? If so, why do you think that was?
NP: Many people knew me, so I guess you could call me a popular girl, but I was never stuck up or anything like that. I was super friendly and still am of course, but I think it was mainly because I was an Asian girl. There weren't very many Asian girls where I grew up.
TP: If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why?
NP: I would love to be able to fly! Who wouldn't?
TP: Do your friends have any funny nicknames for you? If so, tell us about them and the stories behind them.
NP: I used to be called "chiquita bonita" in high school. If you know Spanish then you know that's exactly me! Hehe. ^_^
TP: So do you use Twitter? Facebook? What do you think about social networking sites and how they have affected models these days?
NP: Of course! I have all of those things, and I just recently began to make videos on my YouTube page. Social networking is a great way to promote yourself. I think all this makes it easier for models nowadays to book gigs, find work, plan events and for fans to keep up with it all.
TP: Right on. What are five things you never leave the house without?
NP: My phone. My keys. My wallet. Lip gloss. And a purse to put everything in.
TP: Do you like to travel? Where have you been that you absolutely loved? Where would you like to go someday?
NP: I love traveling. My favorite place to go is Cebu Island in the Philippines. I would love for someone to take me to the Bahamas though! Anyone? ^_^
TP: Maybe! If you're good. So tell us, where can your fans find you online?
TP: Where can your fans expect to find you with TunerPlayground next?
NP: You can find me everywhere! My next big event with you guys will be at Hot Import Nights! ^_^
TP: Sounds good. It's time that we wrap up. Any last words?
NP: I would like to thank TunerPlayground for welcoming me to the team. MBjunkies, Import Fashion, Redline Time Attack, Hooters, Keith Selle and all the amazing photographers that I've worked with. I'd also like to thank all my fans and those who support me, my parents, my family and my biggest fan and best friend, Diego. XXX