Read our hot interview with Vietnamese model and adult actress Tia Tanaka as she talks about Asian guys, the adult industry, and her love of nerdy guys.
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AmpedAsia.com: For people that don't know, tell them a little background about yourself.
Tia Tanaka: My name is Tia. I've been raised in California most of my life. I was in the adult industry when I was 18 and stopped shortly after 19. Just been having fun and doing some modeling here and there.
AmpedAsia.com: What is your ethnicity?
Tia Tanaka: I am Vietnamese and French.
AmpedAsia.com: How did you end up doing adult films?
Tia Tanaka: I had a friend who was in the business and friends who were interested in being in the business. I asked my friend if I could do some work to see if I liked it and it just kind of took off from there.
AmpedAsia.com: Why did you decide to stop?
Tia Tanaka: I guess I got tired of it and when you worked as much as I did you get burnt out really fast. So I just decided one day that I was going to stop.
AmpedAsia.com: So now you're doing modeling, what kind of modeling do you do?
Tia Tanaka: Just print work and some glamour nude stuff for websites. Nothing hardcore as I did before. More soft, pretty, girly stuff I should say.
AmpedAsia.com: How did your friends/family react to your nude modeling / porn career?
Tia Tanaka: Of course it was shocking and I don't think any parents wish that path for their child or family but it's something you have to learn to be open about. Especially if you can't change their mind.
AmpedAsia.com: Describe a typical day in your life?
Tia Tanaka: I think I'm pretty boring. I work in a professional office during the day. At night I like to go out with friends to bars near the beach. On weekends or what ever days I don't have my "modeling" jobs I stay home and play video games, go to the gym, hang out with my dog, and sew.
AmpedAsia.com: So do your office mates know of your pornstar career?
Tia Tanaka: Yes they do but it doesn't bother them much because like I said I work in a professional office and I pride myself in being a professional.
AmpedAsia.com: What is your day job?
Tia Tanaka: I can't tell you. I don't think anyone could ever guess!
AmpedAsia.com: What are some of your goals/aspirations, specifically in the entertainment industry?
Tia Tanaka: I never really had any I just liked to go with it.
AmpedAsia.com: Tell us about the world of a pornstar.
Tia Tanaka: A lot of sex, and partying? As it seems to be. Drugs come with the territory. As any unconventional job would be. And a lot of manipulation. Saw a lot of that.
AmpedAsia.com: Were there any scary moments?
Tia Tanaka: For the most part it's a safe enviroment so I never had any scary moments.
AmpedAsia.com: Do you think you'll be doing more porn in the future?
Tia Tanaka: I don't know....we shall see. I'm very impulsive and indecisive. So we shall see lol
AmpedAsia.com: Haha nice nice. Tell us about your relationship life, are you single?
Tia Tanaka: Yes I am currently single.
AmpedAsia.com: Pretty girl like you? single? How is that possible?
Tia Tanaka: I'm very picky haha
AmpedAsia.com: What kind of traits will a man have to have to get you as his girlfriend?
Tia Tanaka: It's always changing, but I noticed a pattern recently.
AmpedAsia.com: whats the pattern?
Tia Tanaka: I think like nerdy guys...I don't know
AmpedAsia.com: Like McLovin nerdy?
Tia Tanaka: Maybe a little less. But yeah I guess in a way. It's cute haha
AmpedAsia.com: Have you ever dated an Asian guy before?
Tia Tanaka: Not really. I have a fear of dating an Asian guy to be honest.
AmpedAsia.com: Really? How come?
Tia Tanaka: See my biological father whom I never met was a major whore. Fathered kids everywhere. I'd be in fear all the time of sleeping with a half brother or something. I don't know. It's a phobia.
AmpedAsia.com: Oh wow interesting. Well on that note, let's end this interview! Now you can plug anything you want!