Make up/Styling: Tiffany Nacke
How did you start modeling?
When I think about this question I kind of laugh to myself. I can’t remember a time when modeling wasn’t a goal I was constantly striving towards. At the age of 6 or 7 I realized I enjoyed being on camera. By the age of 10, my parents had me in my first agency in Phoenix. All is took was to see the door was open, that spark of motivation. Two agencies and 14 years later, I am still just as passionate about my modeling goals.
Tell us what are you into besides modeling?
My other interests have always been in some area of the arts. Drawing, painting, crafting, music production, modeling, writing… My second favorite skill right now would have to be photography and everything I am learning behind the camera. Directing models, planning themes or ideas and putting them to paper, evolving my own skill set. Picking up a camera allowed me to branch another interest of mine further into my life…as well as launch a formal platform of activism. Cannabis is a huge part of my daily life. From personal medicinal use to blogging/reporting about it on my site CulturedToke.com, from wake n bake to that hit before bedtime.
Who is your favorite model or artist and why?
Favorite is a word I tend to use very little. Hattie Watson is one of my favorite models. The is so very emotive, sultry sexy. From what I have seen of her work, writing, and social medias–she seems very genuine. I dig that. I have also heard nothing but nice things about her from many people we both have worked with.
What do you do in your free time?
What exactly is free time when you are freelance? Catch the irony? Honestly, it is hard to catch me with a free moment because I am always on my entrepreneur grind. Working hard while high is my biggest hobby. I am a twenty-four year old female living on the east coast, one question I am asked the most is, “What shows do you watch,” generally I don’t watch t.v., I think they are antisocial devices for the most part. If I have time to watch t.v. I have time to be on my laptop, posting travel notices, networking, making moves.
What made you get into the marijuana industry?
Cannabis has been in my life as long as I can remember. In terms of what made me want to be more on the activist front of cannabis, is that I have spent the better part of the last five years struggling with health issues that all “piggy back” on each other. One is autoimmune, the others are stomach related, but cannabis is the only medicine I have found that works with me–not against. At this point I can take no pain medication by mouth but topicals, edibles, and smokables do the job. My need for cannabis caused a great change in the behavior of my family to the subject and they are now much more open about it. We can sit at the dinner table and talk about my business.
From there, I was looking for a way to bridge my interests and give myself a platform of educated activism. Two years of research and forethought, CulturedToke was born. It is an ever evolving child of passion that I cannot wait to watch grow. The community itself, has received a great response. Any brand or enthusiast in the industry that we meet is open and excited to hear about us. Our staple, is first hand reporting on brands, events, news, and more. We have much in the works and the possibilities are endless.
Why do your customers select you over your competitors?
In terms of my modeling and photography, you can see my skill across portfolios and upon talking to me, most can tell how much business experience I do have. Along with professionalism in communication and personal references.
For CulturedToke, we are more like a magazine catering to the neighborhood stoner. We aim to be in every state reporting. For right now though, we must work within the lines of the law. Brands tend to choose us because we talk to them man to man. Treat them with respect and knowledge of starting a business by yourself without all the necessary steps or assistance.
How do you handle motivating people around you?
A lot of people in my life say I am a presence, much more than just personality. You can feel my energy. This can go generally 50/50. I either come off as intimidating because of my straight forward nature. Or I come off as a driving motivational force. I have never had an issue telling it like it is, but not everyone can handle being told, “You can make your OWN energy! You don’t have to make this mind space.” Affirmations are a great way to get the day started, or pull you from a rut. My mantra for 2016: “I am more than I think I am.”
What’s the biggest city you’ve been to?
New York, NY is definitely the largest city I have been to yet. I would love to visit Berlin, London, Tokyo, Sydney…the list goes on. After my recent NYC trip, I am now obsessed with viewing the city from above. People watching…
What’s your most favorite city to visit?
I would say to visit, LA, especially with my cannabis work. Many networking opportunities for CulturedToke. Other than the cannabis, I have friends in the area and many fun adventures to be had.
What city do you have on your list to go to before you die?
Berlin has always been in my heart. I must see the architecture, art, and fetish world!
What is your best tattoo and why?
Right now none of my tattoos feel finished but my most complimented is Pearl Hart, on my thigh. My eventual leg sleeve will be amazing.
Are you a coffee lover?
Coffee is not my drink of choice to get me up in the morning.
My one vice, sweet tea is though! Midwest and southern roots aha!
What turns you on about a man?
Passion in life and his work. Good conversation. Eye contact.
What do you prefer? Bad boy or Classy Men?
I don’t really have a type, but I am open to men or women. Classy or bad boy/girl. It really comes down to how you treat me. At this phase of my life, if you can’t grow with me it isn’t worth our time. But I am not aspiring towards marriage or one relationship for the rest of my time. I accept change and evolution.
What instantly gets you off?
You know that moment…you know what I am talking about. When all you can think about is the release…
The build up and the anticipation in the wait… The second all my bills are paid.
Are you a giver or taker during sex?
Definitely a giver but I can switch and be a taker as well. Depends on the vibes of the moment and said partner.
How can we follow you online?
My modeling and photography can be found at…
My cannabis culture webzine:
This article is published in Alwayz Therro Issue 70.
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