Model of the Week: L. Shima
The Interview

Model Name: L. Shima

Location: Miami, FL., USA

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Birthday: July 22nd

Height: 5'3"

Weight (lbs): 125

Measurements: 34F-26-38

Ethnicity / Nationality: Japanese / Irish / African American

Event Affiliation:

  • Chromo 2011
  • Art Erotica 2011
  • Art Scene Alliance 2012
  • Last Looks Makeup Academy 2012
  • Art Erotica 2012
  • SXSW 2012 Mad Gods, Francis Vallejo, TAD booth


  • Playboy TV April 2012
  • Mad Gods + Francis Vallejo 2013 Lookbook
  • Rides/Donk Magazine May 2013
  • Modelz View Magazine Issue #18 April 2013
  • FemmeXposure October 2012
  • Editorial Magazine May 2013
  • GEI Magazine Issue #5 March 2013
  • RHK Magazine Issue 106 May 2013

Model of the Week: L. Shima
The Interview

Where are you from? And, are you currently living there? If not, where are you currently living?
I was born and raised in Austin, Texas and I currently live just north of Miami, Florida, in Sarasota.

Does your personality match your Zodiac sign? Describe.
Yes, I am loyal and dependable.

What would you say are your strengths as a model?
I aim to shoot the sexiest images with the highest level of artistic integrity.

What is your best beauty secret?
Exercise and treat your body as a temple.

What are your future plans (long term goals)?
I hope to build up my brand as a model and designer and support myself through my own products. Also, work with the highest quality artists.

Model of the Week: L. Shima
Do you drink? If so, what do you drink? If not, why do you not drink?

I don't drink really, I'm 20.

What is the best present you received? What is the best present you gave?
I gave a trip to MOMA in NYC. The best present I received was a custom drawn comic!

Where (restaurants) do you like to eat? What do you order? Why?
I love Vietnamese restaurants with Pho.  

What do you do on your spare time?
Sew and exercise.

How do you keep in such excellent shape? Explain your daily/exercise routine.
I eat healthy, run and dance. I also do calisthenics and am looking to hire a trainer.

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Are you big on first impressions? What do you first notice on a man?
Sort of; I can always tell if the person has a kind soul and good energy.

What's on your travel itinerary? Are you planning to go to any events in the future and/or vacation with your family, friends or 'significant other'?
I am in Texas now for a month and will be returning to Florida for a month, and then a huge multi-state trip across the U.S.

How would you like your boyfriend to propose to you?
In a unique and creative way and to not spend money on a silly expensive ring. We can spend that money is so many better ways.

Marriage song? What song would you like played on your wedding night? Why?
Jagged Edge’s, “Let's Get Married,” REMIX!

What else can you tell us about yourself?
I love the camera backwards and forwards. Modeling allows me to collaborate with other artists in capturing the essence of beauty, fashion, movement, affection, and creativity. The human body is a perfect muse to inspire the mind and challenge the audience. Pictures have the ability and strength to change the world.

Any shout-outs or last words?
My dog, Mercedes and my boyfriend, AKA “my little family.” Also, the photographers that have worked with me and supported me.

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