IPL Bikini Athlete, Cori Akin PART II
Michael Brooks Photography
“I DON’T TEND TO BE SHY IN MANY LIFE SITUATIONS.”
What has been your favorite shoot to date? My favorite shoot thus far was definitely my first shoot with Michael Brooks. It wasn’t my first shoot ever, but it was my first shoot with a photographer of his caliber and that really had an eye for the good stuff. Your photographer should know how to work all of your angles and bring out the best in you!
How would you describe your personal style… where do you pull your inspiration from? Oh boy, it depends on the day! I work in the finance industry, so my day to day dress is business professional. But, you better believe that as soon as I’m home I’m in a tank and yoga pants as quickly as possible! When it comes to my personal style in social settings, I would say I usually go for the “cute but comfortable” look. But, I rarely pass up an opportunity to get dressed up and throw on something a little sexy!
Do you have any hidden talents? I don’t know if I would really call them talents. I’ve been a dancer my entire life and I’ve always favored hip hop. So, I can definitely hold my own when it comes to the dance floor! I also have a strangely accurate memory for song lyrics. Especially rap songs.
Do you ever get shy in front of the camera? Having been a performer since I was a little kiddo, I don’t tend to be shy in many life situations.
Is modeling easy, or more strenuous than people realize? I think modeling is different for everyone. I’m sure it comes very natural to some people and not quite as much to others. For me, it’s gotten a bit easier over time. After you see the end result you find things you like and things you would do differently the next time. You know your faces, your angles and your poses better as time goes on so you can continue to become more confident in yourself each time you shoot.
Was modeling something you always wanted to do, or did it just kind of happen? I think every little girl wants to be a model at some point in their childhood. That being said, it was never something I pursued. The opportunities have been presented to me over the past few years and it’s been so great experiencing it! I really enjoy the process and I have a lot of fun with it! And how cool that I get to say I’ve been in a published magazine, TWICE!
Give us five facts about you that people may not know.
1.I am a natural blonde and I’ve never died my hair.
2.I love basketball and have been a Phoenix Suns fan since I was a kid.
3.My left foot is a half size bigger than my right foot.
4.I am a total cat lady! I only have one cat, but I just love them.
5.I’m very afraid of heights. Just thinking about being up on a ladder makes my palms sweat and my feet go numb!
If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be? Is answering with “anything my mom cooks” cheating? That woman can do no wrong in the kitchen! Some of my favorites are her stir fry, gluten free fried chicken, lettuce wraps and potato cream cheese soup.
What’s next for you? A little summertime R&R! My boyfriend and I are heading to Cabo soon for a much needed vacation. I’ll be around for the next Arizona IPL show (as a volunteer) and you just might see me on stage again in 2019 for show number three. Stay tuned! VIGOROUS
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