Miss February 2007: Minx Addiction

Greetings! My name is Minx and this is my addiction...

Some believe that a photograph can steal your soul. Others believe that photography can capture the beauty of reality.
Behind the camera I transform into my many alter egos; a melting pot of absurdity and addiction to dark beauty.

Minx (min(k)s)
1: a pert girl. 2: a wanton woman 3: lustful, sensual 4: hard to control, undisciplined.

Addiction (e-dik-shen)
1: to devote or surrender

About Minx

I have been modeling for about seven years doing everything from glamour, erotica, goth, fine art nudes, to modeling for death metal bands. I started modeling in my early teen years with what I refer to as "preppy" modeling. I did pageants and a lot of stuff that looked like it could be for the Gap.

After realizing my idealogies and being introduced to the "dark side", I began shooting a lot of gothy erotica. I really got into tattoos and piercings and found that there was a high demand for models of this genre. I became a suicide girl for a bit, modeled for metal bands, shot bondage and erotica with other girls, and I started my first website called Gothic Minx.

I maintained my website and style for a few years, and later stopped modeling all together for several years. I wanted to reformulate my look and style, and create a site that encapsulates my body as art. Five years later, Minx Addiction was created.

Minx Addiction is the brainchild of myself and primary photographer, Owen Johnson. We strife to make this site beautifully artistic, abstract and twisted, and highly erotically original. I love that modeling has allowed for me to embrace my dark, abstract, and twisted side. My art is my addiction.

Minx Addiction is truly an exploration of my dark and girly side. I love having the freedom to be creative and be myself. I think about all of my shoot ideas months in advance and focus on every possible angle to make it original and sexy. My goal in modeling is to intrigue people, mix up innocence and evil, and give a breathe of fresh air into erotica.

Foods: Chocolate, Italian, and Indian.
Color: Purple
Music: Death metal, grindcore, doom and black metal, goth, electronica, industrial, classical. Some of my favorites include: Type O Negative, My Dying Bride, Christian Death, Hypocrisy, Dehumanized, Diary of Dreams, Immolation, Psypheria, Suffocation, Dark Funeral, Dying Fetus, Decrepit Birth, Dimmu Borgir, Cephalic Carnage, Deicide, Velvet Acid Christ, Cyptopsy, Tristania, Bach, Morbid Angel, Severe Torture, Gorgasm, Neurosis, Rachmaninoff, Nile, The Sisters of Mercy, Therion, Cannibal Corpse, Decapitated, Obituary, Kataklysm, Deeds of Flesh, Vile, Old Man's Child, Incantation, Behemoth, Death, etc.
Books: All Men Are Mortal, Sophie's World, The Bell Jar, Thus Spoke Zarathustra. My favorite authors include: Nietzsche, Plath, Poe, De Beauvoir, Sartre, and Camus.
Drinks: Green tea, coffee, jack and coke, chai tea.
Weather: Rain and thunder
Holidays:Halloween and Winter Solstice
Artists:Dali, Escher, Bosch, Gray.
Scents: Burning wood, lavender, flowers
Addictions: Art, music, nature, philosophy, anthropology, writing, photography, bondage, travel, reading, existentialism, and tattoos. Movies/Shows: Mostly French films like Amelie, Alphaville, Dinner Game, Sitcom, and City of Lost Children. Other films include: Run Lola Run, Elling, Conspirators of Pleasure, Dead Man, Freeway, The Re-Animator, Evil Dead, Dead Alive, True Romance, Natural Born Killers, and Secretary. I don't watch t.v., but I do watch Family Guy, Simpsons, and Seinfeld episodes.

Body Art: I have one large Chinese dragon tattoo on my right leg that wraps around my ankle to mid-calf. I also have a biomechanical Egyptian goddess on my low back. I have both of my ears pierced (Past piercings include: nose, belly button, right nipple, tongue, and about 5 other ears piercings).
Birth Place: California
Music during photoshoots: Primarily electronica and goth like Velvet Acid Christ, Collide, Sisters of Mercy, My Dying Bride, etc. Pets: I am a huge animal lover, but don't have any furry pets at the moment. I have about 8 fish that are all named after philosophers of different gods/goddesses
Attractions: Tattoos, long hair, bondage, lingerie, romance, massages.
Weird Things You May Not Know About Me: I am a classically trained pianist and currently play keyboards in a metal band; I collect anything having to do with bats; I hate hot weather; I'm a vegetarian; I'm bisexual; I'm obsessed with French existentialism; I'm afraid of spiders; I don't watch t.v; I'm working on my Master's Degree; I haven't had any plastic surgery (and never will); I'm a published writer.

Studioimago, Darkplay, Cyberdkye, Raven Adora, Foot Femmes, Babes.net, Sappho's Girls, Michelle 7, Model Mayhem, 93x.com, Suicidegirls, Misc. metal bands sites (i.e. Suffocation), Glamour Legs, etc.

Bizarre Magazine #74 (UK) 2003
Bizarre Magazine #78 (UK) 2003
Musik Kulture Magazine 2004
Trash Moi Magazine #2 (Canada) 2004
Crypt Magazine 2007
Secret Magazine (coming soon)

Album Covers:
Butchery (coming soon) 2007
Pile of Death (coming soon) 2007

Interview :

Secret Magazine: Minx Addiction is probably a pseudo. From where is it coming from, what is your real name and where do you come from?

Minx: I came across the name Minx in a dictionary accidentally a few years ago when I was just getting into modeling. I took the name Minx as an everyday nickname, and it was suggested to me by a friend that it should be my modeling name. Minx means a lustful, sensual, hard to control woman, which suites me completely. My first website was called Gothic Minx, and I recently changed it to Minx Addiction. Originally, the name Addiction was used to represent my addiction for quality art and erotica, and now it seems to have become part of my modeling name as well, which I like. Minx Addiction screams power, surrender, and sensuality. Only close business partners know my real name, but I will tell you that it is more than one syllable and itís not Betsy. Iím a California girl, and was born and raised in the San Francisco area, but I will soon be moving to Colorado.

Secret Magazine: Why and when did you start to model?

Minx: I started modeling in my early teen years. I did pageants and a lot of commercial modeling, which I wasnít very fond of. I didnít like that my creativity was stifled and that I had to look like everyone else. I couldnít be myself in this genre, so I eventually stopped mainstream modeling. When I was about 18, I really got into metal, piercing, tattoos, bondage, and erotica (everything Iím into now), and was introduced to Suicide Girls and became a model for them. It was my first exposure to that kind of modeling scene, and I loved it. I could dress like a freak, have tats, and have purple hair, and people seemed to respond. It was awesome! I applied for various goth type modeling jobs, and was introduced to my now primary photographer and manager, Owen Johnson. We both had a fascination and admiration for dark sensual erotica, and we began Gothic Minx together. This site was primarily amateur in nature and focused a lot on my love of the gothic/metal lifestyle. I maintained the site for a few years, but ultimately Owen and I were not happy with the progress of our artistic endeavors. We shut down Gothic Minx, and took several years to reformulate what we wanted to share with the world, hence Minx Addiction. My goal in modeling is to intrigue people. I think about all of my shoot ideas months in advance and focus on every possible angle to make it original and sexy. I love how modeling has allowed me to embrace my dark, abstract, and twisted side. My art is my addiction.

Secret Magazine: Can you tell us how do you feel being an fetish/gothic model... is it an advantage and why?

Minx: I love being a fetish/goth model because it allows me to be myself. I love doing shoots because I can wear some of the craziest, sexiest outfits, design twisted sets, and I get to run around naked. What more could a girl want? It can be a difficult job, but ultimately itís advantageous in the sense that it allows for me to indulge my creativity for others to enjoy.

Secret Magazine: If you had to categorize you modeling style, would it be more Fashion, Glamour, Gothic or Fetish?

Minx: I like to be eclectic, so my style varies so much that its like all of those rolled into one. One month Iíll shoot latex fetish content, then Playboy like glamour, or black and white fine art nudes.

Secret Magazine: I saw on your page mention of gothy erotica ? What is it ?

Minx: Gothy erotica symbolizes a dark individual meeting between sensuality and passion. Secret Magazine: You have two magnificent tattoos, what do they represent ?

Minx: I have a large Chinese dragon on my right leg that runs from my anklebone to mid shin. I got the dragon because it symbolizes life, change, and good luck. I have always been heavily influenced by Asian traditions, and try implementing many Buddhist and Taoist principles into my daily life. My other tattoo is on my lower back and is of the Egyptian goddess Isis. I actually designed and drew this tattoo because I wanted it to be something unique and personal. I designed Isis to be biomechanical with dying flesh to symbolize the death and rebirth of feminine sexuality. She symbolizes strength, the underworld, life, death, and nurturance. She is a symbol of how I want to live my life.

Secret Magazine: what are your preferred outfit, materials and shoes? Explain us why ?

Minx: My everyday clothing usually consists of regular black pants, black shoes, and a black shirt, usually a death metal shirt. I pretty much wear all black all the time, and some gothy outfits, like black velvet tops with belled sleeves and short shirts with fishnets and boots, etc. I have never really been into wearing a lot of flashy color in my everyday life, and donít feel comfortable wearing it all the time. The only time I really like a lot of color is in front of the camera. I like all black because it goes with everything, I always look evil, and because I donít want to wear the same thing everyone else is wearing.

Secret Magazine: What is your personal fetish? What gives you the biggest rush?

Minx: My biggest fetish I would say is bondage. Thatís probably the biggest thing that turns me on and entices me. I have a huge collection of various restraints, whips, and toys that I regularly use. I have some bondage handbooks and I am working on perfecting some techniques.

Secret Magazine: Do you get a kick in showing off your body?

Minx: Of course. I think itís hilarious that people want to see me naked. I poke fun at it a lot on my site, in fact thatís why I started a candids/behind the scenes section. Recently, I thought it would be funny for me to wear a funky wig and bunny slippers and nothing else, but do serious sexy modeling poses. The pics are hilarious.

Secret Magazine: Do you attend gothic/fetish/BDSM parties, and if so, do you participate and play?

Minx: Occasionally I will attend parties or go to clubs, but I like to keep a low profile. I like to go and hang out and have fun. Iím pretty shy in real life and have never had an urge to perform, so I just sit back and relax.

Secret Magazine: What are your hobbies? Who are your heroes?

Minx: Iím a bit of a nerd. My hobbies include: philosophy, cooking, reading, painting, writing, hiking, camping, music, art, etc. Iím an avid reader, play the piano, and do artsy stuff on a regular basis. I would say that my hero is Simone de Beauvoir, the French existential philosopher and feminist.

Secret Magazine: Do you consider yourself as straight, lesbian or bi, sexually spoken?

Minx: I consider myself to be bisexual. I have always been attracted to girls and boys from an early age. Modeling has really allowed me to embrace my bisexuality. I have done many shoots with other girls because I enjoy it and I think girls are hot! On my site I have a special guest section where I actually hand pick girls that meet my criteria of hotness and feature their galleries. Secret Magazine: What sexual fantasy you would like to realize? Minx: So many!!! Probably getting it on with Aria Giovanni and one of my black metal frontman crushes, like Nergal of Behemoth.

Secret Magazine: Who do you admire or is your idol?

Minx: I donít idolize anyone, but I do have admiration for certain people. I admire Aria Giovanni in the sense that she is natural and secure with herself. I admire Simone de Beauvoir in the sense that she was a strong independent woman, a major figure in philosophy and feminism, and an amazing author.

Secret Magazine: If you had a million dollars, what would you do with them?

Minx: Iím a huge animal lover, so I would purchase a big plot of land where I can build a house and take care of all the abandoned or sick animals for the rest of my days. I would also love to travel around the world.

Secret Magazine: What is your ultimate-dream-come-true?

Minx: For this to happen: To sit at home all day playing Mortal Kombat while eating cookies and getting a foot massage in Paris by Peter Steele.

Secret Magazine: Thank you Minx Addiction...

Model Statistics:

Professional Name: Minx
Location: California
Age: 23
Height: 5í5
Weight: 120 lbs
Measurement: 34,25,34
Bra: 34B
Dress: 5
Shoes: 8
Hair Color: Naturally blonde
Hair Length: Long
Eye Color: Blue
Skin Color: Fair
Modeling genres: fetish, erotica, goth, glamour, artistic, lingerie

WebSite: http://www.minxaddiction.com
EMail: minxaddiction@hotmail.com

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