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:: Spotlight :: Model Profile - Tina Mari

By: Carmine Pascuzzi

I had the pleasure of discovering New Jersey model Tina Mari when she deservedly won the Playboy Miss Social for January 2014. Having been a model for less than three years Tina saw this as a great milestone and it has helped her career greatly. She has a wonderful charming personality and uses it to her advantage when expressing creativity and sexiness through her modelling shoots. Tina looks set for even greater achievements and it is our pleasure to feature her on our pages.

Milestones:

Miss COED, August 2014
Playboy’s Miss Social January 2014
Miss Social Network March 2014
Maxim’s Hometown Hotties 2013 – Semi-Finalist
P&S Girl & Calendar Girl 2013
P&S Philly’s Hottest Phillies Fan
Your Girlz Promotional Model & Calendar Girl

Q&A

Q. What is your family background?

A. In regards to my heritage, I'm Irish, English, German, and Scottish. I'm extremely close with my immediate family, especially my parents. I have an older sister and a twin brother. People always ask if my brother and I have a special bond because we're twins, but we're just like regular siblings! Growing up we fought a lot, but we're close now.

Q. Did you grow up in your early teens wanting to be a model?

A. I did, although I never pursued it until after college. I used to look at Victoria's Secret magazines. I always thought that the women and pictures were beautiful and that it must be so much fun to be a model. Now that I've been doing it for some time I realize it's not quite as glamorous as most people think, but I absolutely love it!

Q. What have you discovered / learnt from the modeling scene?

A. One thing I learned early on is that you can not compare yourself to others in the industry. When I first got started I was in the habit of comparing my success to that of other models. After a while I realized that comparing my own career with someone else's was simply discouraging! Once I made the decision to stop, I was so much more pleased with what I have accomplished as a freelance model.

Q. Career highlights to date?

A. Some of my favourites were being involved with the WMMR Preston and Steve's Totally Office Calendar and winning Playboy's Miss Social contest.

Q. Favourite hobbies?

A. My friends and family are very important to me and I highly enjoy spending time with them, even if it's just sitting around to chat. I love warm weather and I enjoy being outdoors. Walking, hiking, hanging by the pool or at the beach, or even doing yard work (any excuse to be outside!) is very therapeutic for me. When I want to relax I enjoy reading, watching movies, or sleeping.

Q. Favourite music?

A. I like all kinds of music and go through different phases all the time. Right now I'm on an Oldies kick. I grew up on the oldies and they have a way of bringing me back to a different time.

Q. Favourite films?

A. Dirty Dancing, The Holiday, The Other Guys, and anything Disney!

Q. What is your fashion sense?

A. I generally gear towards casual and comfortable. Jeans and a tank top that can be dressed up or down is my go-to outfit!

Q. Beauty tips?

A. It's fun to dress up and feel beautiful, but I think it's just as important to give your skin and hair a break! Don't be afraid to skip the make-up and hair tools and sport the all natural look every now and then!

Q. Advice for young girls aspiring to be models?

A. The modelling industry is very competitive, but there's plenty of room for anyone to be successful. Don't ever get discouraged! Constantly challenge yourself and never give up!

Q. Do you think a man should treat a woman like he does his car?

A. I guess that depends on how he treats his car!

Q. Favourite place visited?

A. I think it's a toss up between New York and Los Angeles - both are great cities!

Q. Do you have a role model/s?

A. My mother. I've always looked up to her and she is my best friend!

Q. Future ambitions?

A. It would be a dream come true to model for Playboy Magazine. I also want to do some travelling in 2015 and work with different photographers throughout America!

Measurements:
Height - 5'3"
Weight - 110lbs
Bust - 33
Waist - 25
Hips - 33

You can follow Tina on these social media outlets:
Twitter
Facebook
Instagram

Tina Mari has her own website here