Alter ego – MiMi Hellyeah – is an upcoming paint artist in The Netherlands. Her work has already been seen worldwide from Asia to Europe. Without a graphic background, she has always been creative and proves that natural talent exists! MiMi Hellyeah’s work contains strong emotional themes which often explores the connection between femme fatales and violence. Using women as her inspiration with a touch of roughness that result in magical faces and unforgettable eyes that touch the soul as they delight with their beauty. She works primarily with spray cans, acrylic, ink, oil, water color, pastels – mainly using only colors like black, gray and white. MiMi Hellyeah’s collection has a wonderful use of lines and strokes and compositions which are both minimal yet powerful. Read more
Amy Dynamite is an alternative tattoo and fetish model born and raised in Bangkok, Thailand. She has worked with national and international photographers and is available for promotion for products and brand endorsements. She works in a large variety of styles including ; Fetish, Alt modelling, Tattoo glamour, High heels, Uniforms, Cats, Hand cuffs, Cosplay, PVC, Latex, Rubber and others. Read more
Born in Sydney Australia but raised in Asia, Sally Victoria Benson is a trained Actress and Journalist currently living in Beijing, China. After getting the taste for acting at a young age as a child living in Macau, she studied dancing and acting and whenever she could would put on her own shows for anyone who would watch. When she was 11 she remembers when she and her friends created their own dance group to put on shows for our schools end of year closing ceremonies. Read more
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Aimee Butler began modeling December 2004, in her home country of Australia. She spent the last 4 years living in Asia (currently she is in Shanghai) and has modeled in Australia, Hong Kong, Macau, Philippines, and now China.
Her editorial clients include: China Boating, Jessica, Adidas for Rack, SH, Yoho and Self.
Her commercial clients include: The London Beauty Spa, David’s Jewelry, Fashion TV (FTV), and Photography
FAQs: Portraits (ava), Laotian Coffee, Oxfam.
Aimee is also an accomplished actress and has studied acting at the Adelaide Centre for the Arts (ACARTS), where she completed a full time year long program. Her acting work includes: TVCs, (mini) TV Series, Short Film, Theatre and Musical Theatre.
Aimee, it is inspiring to see all you have accomplished. What advice might you have for other women who might want to explore modeling?
Thank you for your compliment & for asking my advice. EVERY model will find jobs they suit & don’t suit. If you can learn, to NOT take rejection personally, then you will find success in the modeling industry. BEFORE YOU TAKE ANY ACTION OR SPEND ANY MONEY, PLEASE WILL YOU READ THESE TWO BOOKS:
1) The Professional’s Guide to Modeling by Roger Talley
2) Treasure Yourself by Miranda Kerr
I read these books, a long time after I was actually modeling & I still learned many valuable lessons.
You are best known for your freckles, uncommon in Asia. Do you get a lot of requests to do skin modeling?
Yes, people love my freckles & my skin. They love my uniqueness.
How did being Asian affect your modeling? Do you think you were treated differently in any way?
Being Asian doesn’t make it better or worse. There are jobs you suit & other’s you don’t. This is the case for every model. Interestingly enough, I went to a calendar casting & they weren’t expecting any Asians. However, they liked me so much, they chose me too!
I understand you were just picked up by a modeling agency in Canada. Will you be doing more work in North America now?
Yes and also worldwide.
You are from Australia but now live in Asia. How was the transition to a different culture and language?
The Philippines wasn’t so difficult, as they speak English. However, Hong Kong & China have been extremely challenging. I had no idea about Chinese culture & I don’t speak Mandarin, Cantonese or any Chinese dialects. To learn, I read a book called Chinese Business Etiquette, by Scott D. Seligman.
In terms of Shanghai, I truly appreciate the assistance, thoughtfully set up for foreigners i.e.
- Street signs written in English
- Free Expat magazines, such as That’s Shanghai
- CCTV broadcasts news in English, German, Arabic, and Russian
- The local Chinese who speak English i.e. at banks, information hotlines etc…
You are learning to write now, I understand. What is your next step?
My next step will be following the advice & instructions I have learned, to be a very successful writer.
What type of writing do you hope to do?
Film scripts & books i.e. Kids, drama, thriller etc…
What do you see yourself doing in five years?
Of course, still writing, modeling & acting.
I will be married for 15 years. My marriage will have continued to blossom, as it always has. In this world, my husband’s love for me is rare, a smiling sunflower, strong & always blooming. We will continue to support, encourage & be wonderful to each other.
I will have a wonderful array of new sub-personalities & be accessing my super conscious at will.
Green, Pink, Red
As Good As it Gets. Jack Nicholson brings joy & humor, to the meanest characters he plays.
Not knowing where my things are, cause I haven’t paid attention to where I’ve left stuff.
Your “go to” food?
My dad’s Spaghetti
Fun fact about you?
I have been a student Irish Dancing teacher to the wee ones (Beginners).