Hey guys! Today, I want to introduce you to the beautiful Matison Card. Our shoot was special because it was my first agency shoot! She is signed with Bella Agency Los Angeles, and they wanted me to get a few shots with her to show what I can do ;). My initial thought was to go to one of the state beached in Malibu to get some beachy shots, but we both agreed that it would be easier to meet in West Hollywood, which was a great idea on her part! We met in front of the tattoo parlor I basically live at, and we walked around looking for cool places to shoot. I also took this time to interview her for my blog, because come on, why wouldn't I! Oh, and guys, only looking, NO TOUCHING! She's engaged :P I hope you enjoy!
OTC: What is your name?
MC: Matison Card
OTC: How old are you?
OTC: How tall are you?
OTC: How did you get into modeling?
MC: By submitting to Wilhelmina Denver five years ago.
OTC: If you didn’t model, what would you want to do instead?
MC: Continue to act, sing, and dance.
OTC: What would you change about your personality & look?
MC: I don't want to change anything about my look or personality. I love myself the way I am.
OTC: Where are you from originally?
MC: Denver, CO
OTC: Where, that you’ve visited, is your favorite country?
MC: I haven't traveled enough globally yet to answer this. I want to go to every country in the world before deciding which is my favorite.
OTC: Where would you love to visit, and what would you do there?
MC: I'm going to Cuba and Costa Rica this year. I plan to do a lot of outdoor exploration and taking a lot of photos.
OTC: What is the one place in the world you wish you lived in?
MC: New Zealand
OTC: What is the one thing you want to experience before you die?
MC: World travel.
OTC: Describe your dream vacation
MC: Backpacking through various climates with my fiancé.
OTC: What does “beauty” mean to you?
MC: To put it simply, beauty is confidence.
OTC: What makes you feel sexy?
OTC: Which makeup product couldn’t you live without?
OTC: How many swimsuits do you own?
MC: Probably around 6 or 7.
OTC: If you were stuck on an island, which 5 items would you NEED to have with you?
MC: Well first I would trade in one of my items for a person, that being my fiancé. Then I would want a knife, tent, yoga mat, and a cooking pot.
OTC: Who is your favorite model and why?
MC: Marina Laswick because I love her variety of facial expressions and work ethic.
OTC: What’s the craziest thing you’ve done on a shoot?
MC: Seen a 6 ft long rattle snake.
OTC: What is the scariest experience you’ve ever had?
MC: Helping save a girls life at a concert.
OTC: How on earth did that happen?!
MC: She OD'ed on too many pills and passed out my fiancé and i's feet at a concert. We carried her out to the urgent care.
OTC: What did you dream about last night?
MC: Flying. I dream about flying a lot.
OTC: Would you travel to another galaxy? And for what reason?
MC: 100% For exploration, new knowledge, potential alien encounters. Why wouldn't I want to go?
OTC: Which celebrity would you want to hang out with for the day, and what would you do?
MC: Tove Lo. Go on an adventure, smoke some weed, sing.
OTC: Who is your celebrity crush?
MC: Tove Lo.
OTC: What’s your favorite song at the moment?
OTC: What kind of music do you mostly listen to?
MC: I listen to all kinds of music, but have recently been leaning towards my female inspirations.
OTC: What’s the first thing you do when you wake up?
MC: Feed my cat.
OTC: What is something you have tried, but will never do again?
MC: Eat blue cheese.
OTC: What quirky habit do you have?
MC: I sing and dance daily.
OTC: What’s your favorite season?
OTC: What kinds of things really make you laugh?
MC: My closest friends.
OTC: What would you do on your last day on earth?
MC: Try and live like it was a normal day. Be as kind to everyone as possible.
OTC: What is the one thing you did in your past you wish you could undo?
MC: I don't wish I could undo anything in my past. That's a dangerous way of thinking about life. My past got me to my present. I don't want to change that.
OTC: What is your biggest fear?
MC: Probably getting shots.
OTC: What is your most prized possession?
MC: She is more of a family member than a possession, but my cat.
OTC: What is the happiest memory from your childhood?
MC: Being creative with my mom. Singing, dancing, painting. Every day she made art a priority in my life and I am forever grateful for that gift.
OTC: What is the most embarrassing moment of your life?
MC: There are too many to count. One time when I was dancing in oversized hiking boots I fell so hard that I actually bounced off a picnic table and rolled down a hill. It was too funny.
OTC: Who has influenced you the most in your life?
MC: My mom.
OTC: What is something you used to do as a child that you wish you could still do?
MC: Not have to work.
OTC: What is the one movie that influenced your life the most?
OTC: How would you describe your version of a perfect home?
MC: Lots of animals and with a huge yard for them to play in.
OTC: Describe your diet and workout routine
MC: I don't eat gluten, dairy, or alcohol. For my workouts, I do yoga and dance every day.
OTC: Are you an early bird or a night owl?
MC: Early bird.
OTC: Which question do you hate answering?
MC: Ones directed towards sex.
OTC: Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
MC: Still modeling, still acting. Furthering my burlesque and jewelry careers as well.
OTC: Professionally, what’s your goal?
MC: To live off my art. To act, to sing, to model, to dance. To create jewelry and accessories. All things creative.
OTC: What is your ultimate goal in life?
MC: To see the world and to live off of my art.
OTC: What’s your current passion in life?
MC: To create and to perform.
OTC: What advice would you give your younger self?
MC: Your dreams aren't too big. Don't worry- you'll end up exactly where you wanted to be.
OTC: What is something you will never forget?
MC: The joy my family and fiancé bring into my life.
OTC: What’s your go-to Snapchat filter?
MC: The cute voice changer with the ears.
OTC: What do you do when you’re Off The Clock?
MC: I'm never really off the clock since I'm self employed, but when I'm not modeling I am making jewelry for my company, Mati Card Creations.
OTC: What’s your favorite way to spend a Saturday?
OTC: Would you rather model swimsuits or lingerie?
MC: Depends on the brand.
OTC: What should I know about you that I’d never think to ask you?
MC: I'm a political and environmental activist and feminist.
OTC: Tell me the stories behind your tattoos
MC: That would take hours to answer haha! They are all something I'm drawn to or passionate about.
OTC: What’s your zodiac sign?
OTC: Do you believe in astrology?
MC: Yes absolutely.
OTC: If you had 3 wishes, and couldn’t wish for more wishes, what would you wish for?
MC: Big oil to fail. Equal rights for all people. And for Bernie Sanders to be president.
OTC: Cats or dogs? Why?
MC: Both. Because I love all animals equally.
OTC: What is your favorite animal?
MC: Fox or wolf.
OTC: If you had to wear one outfit for the rest of your life, what would you wear?
MC: Yoga pants and my favorite UFO tshirt.
OTC: What do you wear on girl’s night out?
MC: I'm rarely out, but when I am I'm almost always in a classic black dress.
OTC: Smoker or a drinker?
MC: Neither. If you're talking about cigarettes.
OTC: What’s your favorite shot?
MC: Don't have one.
OTC: Tell me about your craziest night out
MC: I focus on work not partying.
OTC: Are you single?
MC: No. Engaged.
OTC: Have you ever used a dating app? Which ones?
MC: Nope. I find them quiet pathetic actually.
OTC: Describe your dream man
MC: My current fiancé.
OTC: Describe your perfect first date
MC: Home cooked meal.
OTC: Do you have a “worst first date” story?
MC: Not really. I haven't dated in so long, and when I was single I was again more focused on my career than searching for someone to be with.
OTC: What is the worst thing about dating?
MC: People put up fronts. They can't just be themselves.
OTC: Do you have any cringe-worthy stories of a guy’s failed attempt to pick you up?
MC: Unfortunately people try to pick me up on a daily basis here in LA and it's pretty cringe worthy every time. Once you tell someone you're not interested they get pretty aggressive quickly. I try to just avoid people for that reason.
OTC: Where’s the best place for a guy to try and pick you up?
MC: Nowhere. Don't try to pick me up please. I hate being hit on.
OTC: Where’s the worst?
MC: Everywhere. All places. Women are not here for men to just harass everywhere they go.