Hello Ladies: Handsome Model Michael Sungjo Ju

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The handsome young lad you see before you is Michael Sungjo Ju. The 19 year old New York City native is a model. So you may think to yourself: “Ashley, why did you title this blog post ‘Hello Ladies’ for this handsome guy? I guess the picture above of him just screams that. Plus I was just using my awesome imagination to come up with a cool title. Its a cool title to sum up this whole interview right? Michael shares with me how he started modeling, what he looks for in woman, and other interesting facts. Enjoy!
#1: When did you start getting into modeling and when did you decide that this was something that you wanted to pursue?
I got into modeling because I grew up always admiring other models. It was something that I saw glamourous. I was never a kid who was popular and I guess my insecurities made me want to chase this lifestyle. It’s not a healthy approach to modeling, but now that I am modeling it is something I enjoy. I don’t know how to explain on why I enjoy modeling but I do.
#2: What are the most challenging and rewarding things about modeling you believe based on your own experience?
The most challenging thing about modeling is about how I constantly have to be on point of my body and my face. I enjoy eating foods that aren’t considered healthy but I guess it’s all worth it in the end when I pose in front of a camera. 
 
The most rewarding thing is my accomplishment. I feel proud of what I became considering what I was back in high school. I grew up with eczema all over my body, so to see that I have come this far by clearing my body of the skin disorder, as well as becoming fit is by far the most rewarding outcome for me.
#3: Who are some of the most important people in your life who you admire?
The most important people in my life are the ones who stuck by my side when I attended Valley Forge Military Academy and College. When I was in there, I guess you can say, I was going through a tremendous stage of finding out who I truly was. The family I made in that school are the most important because they made me who I am today along with my parents.
 
#4: What are some misconceptions people have about modeling that are not true?
The misconceptions are both true and false just as how there is some pro’s and con’s in everything such as stereotypes for different races. Some are true in certain individuals and some are not. In the end it’s about who is willing to work harder in the industry.
 
#5: Share five facts about you that your fans may be surprised to know.
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5. a. I grew up with ezcema when I was a child. It was an extreme case where it covered my body and face.

5. b. I have been constantly told I was worth nothing. But I worked hard and I proved them all wrong. Don’t listen to what others tell you!

5. c. The Asian stereotypes for a man’s penis does not apply to me.

5. d. I am fascinated by anything that involves law enforcement such as crime scenes, criminals, etc. I always wanted to be part of the law.

5. e. I have a passion for dancing but I never got around to it. I enjoy all types of choreography from ballet to break dancing. It looks so beautiful to me when people can move to music and create a moving image.

#6: You are a single man if I am not mistaken. So what are some characteristics you look for in a woman that makes you attracted to her?
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Me personally growing up, I was always judged. As you know I have never been “popular” or even considered cute in my past until recently once I went through the changes of becoming better. All I look for is personality. I don’t go by looks but instead if you work hard, smile, and stay humble then most likely I will end up in your bed asking you to be mine.
#7: If you could pick 5 to 10 songs to represent the “Soundtrack of your life” which would they be? Explain why.
All of Eminem’s music. He speaks about life and the struggles he went through and overcame. I can relate to all of his music and feel exactly what he feels. His music represents my life and the lyrics resemble what I have been through and overcame.
#8: Random Question: Boxers or Briefs? You can explain why if you would like.
I prefer briefs. I just always wore them and I just feel more comfortable in them. I guess briefs provide a sense of protection for my ***** unlike boxers where my ***** has so much room to bounce all around.
Side Note: I think he prefers briefs for comfort of his man package. That’s my only assumption from the bleeps he provided.
#9: Where do you see yourself and your modeling career 10 years from now?
As of right now, I am more concentrated on my education. My dream was always to become a lawyer, but becoming a model was my dream as well. Hopefully 10 years from now, I can be modeling for famous brands such as Calvin Klein and Dolce Gabbana. Only time will tell. I know with my work ethic I can achieve much more than I already have.
#10: Are there any upcoming events or projects that you would like to share with the readers or your fans?
An upcoming project might be me creating my own YouTube channel ranting about whatever I feel is important to be discussed. I just want to spread my knowledge so that you can truly become whatever your heart really wants. It’s something I can’t stress enough to people. As of right now though, there are no projects or events that I have planned. I am too concentrated on school, but in the future I definitely will.
 
I would like to thank Michael for allowing me to interview him. I wish nothing but happiness and success on his future endeavors. Michael is actually the first model I ever interviewed. I am appreciative of that. Its always nice to accomplish firsts here at The AshNerdStar Report. I think Michael can easily be a lawyer and also a model. I really don’t think that has ever been done before. That would be awesome!
 
Here are some links to check him out and follow:
Twitter: @msungjujo – https://twitter.com/msungjujo
You can have more than one dream. Heck you have as many dreams as you want. As long as you try to pursue some of those dreams, life will prove more exciting to you with no regrets. You may wonder who said that? I just made that quote up on the spot. Cool huh?
Stay Classy, Homies ^_^

The Dope Drawing Talents of Tony Bridgewater

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His name is Tony Bridgewater. He hails from Indianapolis, Indiana. He has an extremely awesome talent of drawing. He used to work as a Ladder 13 Firefighter. He now works for the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention). Tony loves Deadpool, macaroni and cheese, and tacos. He has a unique sense of humor. Tony shares with me how his love for drawing began and other nuggets of wisdom. This interview will not only inspire you, but  will also make you giggle a bit. Enjoy ^_^.

#1: You are a very talented artist. Could you share how your love of drawing first started?

It all started in a bad car accident. I broke all my fingers and was in a coma for a week. I was so bad off they told my mom you might as well sign him off. He won’t be able to talk, walk, or draw. Somehow I was able to hear that and woke up from it. The first thing I asked for was some paper and a pencil and I started drawing.

#2:  Do you remember the very first drawing you did? If so, please share.

My first drawing was scribble scrabble LOL. 

#3: How long does it take for you to complete a drawing?

It really depends, but at the most its takes a day.

#4: What are some of your best artwork you have done far?

Some of the best ones are my Marvel characters.

#5:  State five facts that people may be surprised to know.

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A: I love the Young and the Restless.

B: I’ve never kissed a female.

C: My first kiss was my cat. 

D: I sleep with one sock on.

E: I take everything off when I go poop. (Its true people. He is not lying to you.)

#6: Albert Einstein states, “True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist.” Do you feel as an artist you have an irresistible urge to draw creatively?

I do agree on that. When you do any art good or bad that’s creativity to the max.

#7:  What inspires you in creating your awesome artwork?

There are many things that inspire me, but number one on the list knows I like breaks. I don’t know what it is. I don’t really know her but something about her keeps me drawing even when I don’t feel like drawing.

#8: What single piece of advice have you received that you will remember as you go forward in life?

“Never trust no one.”

#9: Where do you see yourself 10 years from now?

I see myself being a fire instructor with thee wonderful babies, a nice big house, a car, and making a good living. And married to a woman which I won’t say her name LOL.

 

#10:  Where can people see your work or contact you if they want to use your services?

Email: Tonybridgewater8@gmail.com
Kik:Toniatk
Instagram: inkycartoon
 
 
I would like to thank Tony for allowing me to interview him. Much love, respect, and success to him. I really wish I could draw as awesome as him. The only thing that I am good at drawing are smiley faces, clouds, and hearts. I am cold at drawing those three things. Don’t forget to email him if you want him to draw something for you. 
 
Check out his Instagram: 
He also has a blog on Tumblr. Its all about his love for Deadpool: http://deadpool-tacos.tumblr.com/
You can also follow Tony on Twitter: @toniatk (https://twitter.com/toniatk)
If you have talent, use it! Share it with the world! You never know how far it can take you. Just trust yourself and do ya thang!
Stay Classy, Homies ^_^.

Beautiful Creative Stormie

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This lovely young lady’s name is Stormie Harrelson. Stormie hails from Midlothian, Texas. Her hometown of Midlothian is about 30 minutes away from Dallas. It is also about 3 hours from Houston and 4 hours away from San Antonio. Her love and talent is photography. It has been that for quite sometime. Stormie’s love for photography gives her the ability to capture awesome memories for people to cherish forever. Stormie was kind enough to share with me about how her love of photography began, what photography means to her, and other awesome facts in this interview.

#1:  How did your love of photography began?

It started when I was really little. Probably around 5 or 6 years old. My parents got divorced when I was 6 years old, so me and my sister stayed at our grandparents a lot. My grandma always had a camera around the house. She would take pictures all the time. I remember seeing everyone smile and saying, “cheese” while she hit the button. I’ve had some really hard times, but who hasn’t? It’s life and that’s just how it goes. My dad passed away when I was 14, so I always look back at old picture albums. It makes me feel better because they hold some great memories. So my love for photography is really strong and I always have a camera around my neck. That way I never miss a shot.

#2: How would describe your photography work in five words? What would they be and why?

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Genuine – Nothing is fake. Everything in my pictures are real. Real people, real emotions, real life.

Candid – Most of my shots are not posed.

Colorful – I like to have a lot of color in the picture. Most of my photo shoots are done when the sun is setting, so I can have a colorful background.

Treasurable – Hopefully, they can keep this picture for a long time.

Passionate – All my work comes from the heart and my love for what I’m doing.

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#3:  What inspires you in capturing lasting photographic memories?

I think of my family and friends that I see in my photo albums or on my bedroom walls. Their emotions are so real and I want to capture that for anyone who wants me to take their pictures. I don’t want them to come across as fake or too posed.

#4: What photography style do you like using the most: Portrait or Landscape?

That’s a hard question haha — because I love doing it all! If I had to choose probably portrait. It’s more fun shooting people than a sunset.

#5:  Share five facts about you that people may be surprised to know.

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#1: I love watching any kind of show or movie with zombies or vampires in it.

#2: I used to be really into wrestling. The kind on TV. My favorite wrestler was the Undertaker.

#3: I love pasta.

#4: When I feel stressed, I go for a walk outside. That always calms me down.

#5: Lastly, I still own a night light. I’m 22 and I’m still afraid of the dark. Not sure if that’s sad or funny. Probably both — Haha

#6: Why do you feel that photography is one of purest and most impactful art there is?

No one can recreate a photograph. They can try, but it won’t be the same. It’s impactful because a picture can make you feel so many different emotions. Whether it’s sadness or happiness. Just like if you were listening to a song on the radio.

#7:  Is there a particular photo shoot you did that was memorable for you?

I did a photo shoot of my best friend at her house back in April. We had so much fun just taking pictures and running around her backyard. She lives in the country, so we got some beautiful shots.

#8: Ansel Adams says, “There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs.” Do you believe this statement?

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Yes, a good photograph is what it is. It stands alone. You know when you got a good shot.

#9: Where do you see yourself in your photography career in 10 years down the line?

I honestly don’t know where I’ll be in 10 years, let alone my photography career. I just hope that I’m still doing it. I would love it, if I was working for a popular magazine/newspaper or just having my own business.

#10:  Where can people see your work or contact you if they want to use your services?

I have a Facebook page they can contact me on, if they want me to take pictures for them. It’s https://www.facebook.com/stormsterr

I would like to thank Stormie for allowing me to interview her. She has an awesome talent. I wish her much success with it. If you would like to check out some of Stormie’s other awesome photography work, here is her Instagram page: http://instagram.com/stormielynne (Follow her ^_^)
Do what you love people. Ignore what people say and just go for it. You will reach extreme amounts of happiness that way.
Stay Classy, Homies ^_^

Welcome to the Bigbake Show

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Anthony Baker aka Bigbake is not only a hip-hop artist, but he is the CEO/Co-Founder of Smokngunz Records. So I can only take a guess that he has the best of both worlds. Being an talented artist and molding other talented artists who love hip-hop just as much as he does. You may be wondering how did Anthony got his nickname of “Bigbake.” It actually came from his football and wrestling days in high school. Cool nickname huh?
 
The Saginaw, Michigan native has been laying down tracks and spitting rhymes for quite some time now. I had a chance to interview him to find out more about how his true love for hip-hop began, how Smokngunz Records became to be, and how his lyrical style sets him apart from other hip-hop artists.

#1:  When was the specific time in your life you fell in love with hip-hop and made a decision about pursuing a music career?

In 1996, I bought Twista’s “Adrenaline Rush”. This is what inspired me to start a musical career. It started out as poetry and morphed into hip-hop once I met my click (The Smokngunz) in the U.S. Army.

#2:  You are the CEO and Co-Founder of Smokngunz Records. Can you give a little background history of how the record label was created? What do you think is the most prominent factor that has helped the record label last this long? 

The Smokngunz was started in the barracks of 2-44 ADA in Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Alexander Smith III (Smoke Digga), Haywood Clark (Wood District), and myself, Anthony Baker, Jr. (Bigbake) would have cyphers. Smoke Digga originally had the name for a group that he was rapping with earlier but they never used it. We like it so it stuck with us.

#3:  Who were some of your most important musical influences growing up? 

Music is my drug. I have kept it going on my own. Wood District is now a gospel singer and Smoke Digga is a family man. I just couldn’t give it up. I would do music for free if I would be able to live and prosper as well. I listened to music more than I watched television as a child. My mom used to blast Luther Vandross, Freddie Jackson, All of the Jacksons (together and apart LOL), Whitney Houston, and so many more. My father was more into bands. He played the guitar in a band when I was a child. Through him I listened to Prince, Maserati, The Gap Band etc. As I got older I listened to N.W.A., Rob Base, Salt-N-Pepa, Too $hort, Twista, Outkast, Tela, and waaayyy to many more artists to name. I have always been a music head.

#4:  Do you remember the very first hip-hop song you ever wrote? If so can you share what it was about?

The first song I wrote when I figured out that music would be my journey was called “A Nigga Like Me.” It was pretty much about a paranoid soldier’s thoughts in the military. It was very angry.

#5: What many elements do you think that current hip-hop artists are missing from their music right now?

Before the era of Kendrick Lamar and cast ( J Cole, Wale, etc.) I felt that the game was in a state of no substance. Drake opened that door again with the more sensitive rap, which was an ingenious move, then Kendrick Lamar blew the doors down. Now me are (rap is) more conscious again.

#6:  How would you describe your sound in four words? Explain the reason you picked each of those words.

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My sound in four words:  Real, Militant, Truth, and Raw.

Real because it isn’t loosely based on my life, its what was happening at that point in my life.

Militant because I like to preach a lot, give directives and examples.

Truth because it is true LOL.

Raw because before the Drakes, Kendrick Lamars, and a few others, people wouldn’t say the things I say.

#7:  You have a blog on Tumblr (The Official Smokngunz Records Blog).  Explain what information you have on the blog site.

http://bigbake01.tumblr.com/ is raw and random at the moment. It will be informative about the movements of my associates and I. LOL (don’t judge me)

#8:  What gives you the most inspiration when you create lyrical content to your music?

Life gives me all of my inspiration. If I feel like being faithful or in love, that’s what I write about. If I feel like hopping in these streets and getting back to the grind, that’s what my music will focus on.

#9: What does the future hold for Smokngunz Records and Bigbake in the next 10 years?

I will be signing a few artists and releasing projects in the next 1 to 2 years. More signing at first. We will continue to be global. I will continue to push what we already have on the networks now, and simply grow and develop.

#10: Is there anything you want to share with the readers or your fans about any upcoming events to look out for?

You can check out the two singles that we already released:

Bigbake feat. Truth B. Told – “Hustler’s Anthem” (https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/hustlers-anthem-feat.-truth/id604365673)

Bigbake – “Next Level” (https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/next-level-single/id590788950)

You can hit me up on ALL of the social media sites @bigbake01 (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, etc.)

Thanks Bigbake for allowing me to interview you. I appreciate it. I also want to salute him for serving our country in the Armed Forces and protecting us back at home. Much love and respect for that.
Listed below are links to check out Bigbake’s music as well as his blog site on Tumblr.
Official Smokngunz Records blog on Tumblr: http://bigbake01.tumblr.com/
Bigbake’s YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/bigbake01
Bigbake’s Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/TheRealBigbake
If any artists are in need of getting digital distribution check out the ANB Distribution website: http://www.anbdistribution.com/
Again, you can also follow him on Twitter: @bigbake01
Stay Classy, Homies ^_^