I've never been to Seattle, but I've heard the Asian girls there are pretty hot. Erica Leong is no exception. Check out our interview and photoshoot.
Photos by Armin Ausejo.
What is your ethnicity and where do you currently reside? I am half-Chinese and half-Korean. I live in Washington state
What made you decide to start modeling? My photographer friend, Armin Ausejo, thought I’d be a great subject to practice portraits.
So is modeling your future career choice or just a hobby? Or do you want to explore something else? Modeling is just something I do for fun. I love working with people, and I am really into the idea of having a set work schedule. I currently work at a company in the Seattle area; promoting a cleaner environment
What are some adversities you've faced as a model? The most difficult thing about this industry is obtaining "connections" with people who can help you find work. I know beautiful women who do not get booked for events because they don't know the right people who can help them find work. In the entertainment business it's all about who you know!
What types of modeling do you usually tend to do? Although I do not focus on modeling, I enjoy helping my photographer friends with their portrait/people portfolios.
Currently are you taken or single? Taken!
Where did you meet your current boyfriend? I met him through a friend. The friend that I met him through is actually the photographer that took the photos for this feature. My boyfriend is a photographer and over a year ago they were sharing their work with each other for review. He saw me in those photos, and it was love at first sight... For him of course ;)
How did he court you and why was it so effective? Cheesy pick up lines! The cheesier the better. The first one he ever used was, "You dropped something." And then I replied with, "huh?" And then he said... "My jaw".
Haha interesting, so cheesy pick-up lines actually work? Out of all the girls I've interviewed it's interesting because the last 2 said they like cheesy pick up lines. It depends... The guy has to be aware that the pickup line is actually cheesy. The guys who are creeps are the ones who think the pickup lines will actually work!
What's more important in a partner, looks or money? I would say they are both equally the same. I would not want a wealthy heinous man, nor a good-looking bum.
Tell us a crazy story about your life? Hmm nothing too interesting! But the first scratch ticket I ever bought for $1 was a winner! I won $20. It was amazing.
Do nice guys finish last? Honestly? No! There is no such thing as a “nice guy” or the opposite of whatever that is. It’s called being mature, and growing up.
What games do you like and/or play? Right now I am obsessed with Skyrim.
Oh how typical. I dreaded the day that this would happen. Ultimate nerd game! But typically, I play first person shooters. I used to work at GameStop so I'm pretty experienced in the gaming department.
You must've been the hottest employee ever at GameStop. Working with all those sweaty fat dudes I usually see. I was the assistant manager there! You’d be surprised… It’s not that stereotypical. There are a lot of closet nerds out there, you would never even imagine.
Any other nerdiness we should know about? Oh I LOVE nerd humor! Internet memes are my favorite. Those, and “That’s what she said” jokes.
Where can we stalk you online? Unfortunately. I do not have any public networks.
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