02/05/10 05:13 PM Filed in: Video Vixens
Ever since seeing her in the Flow Tight "Ghetto"
I've been interested in knowing more about
Marcia Kim aka Kim Meinert
. There's a
certain restrained quality about her - an
understatement and class that sets her apart.
She's not the model going out of her way to get
noticed at the club; she's the woman who is in
the cut that will only get noticed by those
perceptive enough to see her.
I was fortunate enough to catch up with Kim
for an exclusive
1. How did you get involved with modeling and
are represented by an agency? Also, what are some of
your most significant jobs to date?
Modeling sort of just
happened, it was never a long-term plan. I started
doing a couple of shoots then promo work and I
gradually got scouted by a couple of agencies. I
stared working with artist and photographers who then
forwarded my details to other people who were looking
for models, so I have been quite fortunate when it
has come to getting work. I was with a couple of
agencies, but as I was getting work from other people
putting me forward I knew with the type of modeling I
was doing one I didn't need to be with a load of
agencies. I have a manager who I get advice from for
any major work, but I generally work off my own
accord. The Flow Tight Video was my most recent work,
he was a great artist to work with. He's definitely
got a lot going for him. You can see some of my other
music videos on this page.
2. What is your end goal as a model? In other
words, where do you see yourself in the next three
years with this?
In the next three
years...Well I work full time so hopefully in a
higher position with a different company or at least
gained as much as I can from my current role. I work
in property, which is a very lucrative business and I
intend to stay in it. I do enjoy modeling on the side
when I can fit it in but the way I see it the max
most girls have in the game is 10 years. My aim is to
be happy, but who knows, if someone wants to make me
the next big thing with the cheque to go with it I
wouldn't say no ha!
3. Have you ever
been to the US and do you have any desire to
model here? Also, what do you perceive as the
differences in the eye candy genre in the US
compared to the UK?
I have I've been to NY
and ATL. Erm...that is a tough one I would love to
have the opportunity to try but think how many girls
there are in the US wanting to be the next big thing
let alone London. Eye Candy in the US is so on point
the girls are just flawless and amazingly beautiful,
the UK are stepping the game up but you can always
tell a UK girl from a US girl. I think that we are
two very different places with two very different
4. What is your government name and what led
to your getting the "Marcia Kim" tattoo on your
Marcia Kim is my
government name...I got it because I was young and a
rebel. I thought at the time my parents would never
see it and how cool I would be in school. It was
actually my friend Becky who designed it in a school
lesson one day for me and I just got it tattooed the
next week. Shout at the Becky Willshaw the designer
of my first tattoo - love you!
5. In the US, there is a burgeoning use of
plastic surgery to "enhance" models' appearances. Are
you all natural and what is your stance on the use of
surgical enhancements to advance your career in
I am natural and would
not get surgery to enhance my career. As I said, I
would not call modeling my career; it's more of a
hobby. I mean when I get older maybe (for plastic
surgery) but I think you have to learn to love what
you have. Confidence is what makes someone ooze
appeal, even if they are not the most beautiful
person classed in society.
5a. As an offshoot of that question, how do
you feel about the heavy use of Photoshop to beautify
Heavy use of photoshop can take
the realness away from a picture that can make
it less attractive to the eye, but used
correctly I think it is a great piece of
6. As a curvier model, do you embrace your
voluptuousness or is it something you've just come to
live with an make the most of? In other words, are
you happy being a bit zaftig, or would you prefer to
be the Kate Moss type?
I like my curves. I
wouldn't like to be stick thin or really curvy, but
just as I am. I embrace my curves - I feel like a
woman, which is how any women should feel whatever
shape or size. As I said, love yourself if you can't
who else will.
7. In the Grime Daily interview, when asked
what men can do to please women in the bedroom, you
said "listen." You also said that men tend to forget
things, even though requests have been made. Can you
give us an example?
Example...I just meant
guys need to listen more to what women what instead
of thinking they are so amazing at everything and
using the same old techniques on each girl. Girls are
not stupid and can see right through guys games these
days, so step it up is all I can say.
8. I notice you've done
a lot of music videos but I haven't seen any magazine
appearances for you. Is that because of the lack of
magazines in the UK featuring urban eye candy models?
Do you have any plans to appear in any US eye candy
Yeah I guess the
UK does not have any UK eye candy magazines for
curvier women. I would like to be featured, but I
think the US market is alot better than the UK for
things like that. Bigger market to appeal to
obviously more people.
9. During the behind-the-scenes of the Scorcher
video one of the artists went
to take photo with you, and it looks like you had
to move his hand to keep him from grabbing your
backside. Guys take these sort of liberties with
models in the eye candy business all the time,
especially in the US. Have you run into a lot of
that in your experiences modeling, and how do you
deal with it?
Not really. I tend to
let people know I mean business from the get go and
nothing more. I don't crave the whole lifestyle so
bad I have to get with every artist I meet. I mean,
what is good about being seen or being known to be
sleeping with every artist or MC with a one hit
wonder. That stuff doesn't phase me at all, I'm there
to work, do my thing and leave. Guys flirting and
having a joke is cool, but I wouldn't like to wear it
on my conscience that 5 of the guys at the shoot had
seen me naked ha ha ha! What a joke!
10. Where can
people go to see more of Marcia Kim and what are
your plans for the immediate future (e.g.,
magazines, TV shows, etc.)?
People can add
www.myspace.com/marciakim. Also check out my
Facebook- Kim Meinert
My plans are whatever comes along all of my work has
generally found me so if I am meant to get that shoot
or video then it is meant to be. I have a few things
lined up but I tend to work first then let people see
it. Anyone who is interested enough to watch what I
do will see it, so if anyone wants to know more hit
Grime Daily the UK's hottest link to the grime scene
I GRIME DAILY. Shout out to all the Artist doing
their thing in the UK you all work so hard and it has
been a pleasure to of had the chance to work the a
number of you. One last shout out to my girls,
Nikolia, Shay, Deborah, Leesha, Nickita Martin and
all of the amazing photographers, make up artists,
hair stylists and everyone else who have helped me
get me to where I am today. Not forgetting my family,
much love to you all.