Wong Cosplay NERD of the MONTH

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The new nerd of the month is Wong Cosplay from Brazil.  She is a cosplayer, gamer and odel.  Check out her interview here.
ILSN:  What is the origin to your name wong cosplay?
Wong Cosplay:  my nick come from Ada Wong – Resident Evil.
She is my Favorite Character.1511071_773037476128895_1673675495320757657_n
ILSN:   Tell us a little bit about yourself?
Wong Cosplay:   My Name is Heloana Cristian,I’m From Brazil
I Speak Portuguese and English, i’m Model, cosplayer/cosmaker
Designer too, i love do so many things !!
Violin, Photography and some handmade. 😀
ILSN:  Do you have a mini bio about yourself?1799983_805798006186175_8333567525639080128_o

Wong Cosplay:    no by While… 😀

ILSN:  Do you have any projects coming up?10626519_653203324778978_1973995076445681566_n
Wong Cosplay:   Yes, Sure! I’ll do All Ada Wong’s Versions, and another characters from
Disney, Tomb Raider , Marvel, DC comics, Movies and etc… 😀
ILSN:  Do people recognize you when you go to cons?
Wong Cosplay:   Yes of course! it’s is so cool!! I love take some pics with my fans and
the people who enjoy my work.10421221_675588102540500_5323944586027036960_n
ILSN:  Tell us about your website? ?10704016_673536396079004_2645497538082171842_n
Wong Cosplay:   Now i’m working in this,an biggest Part exclusive of my work
will be there ! Cosplays, tutorials and WIP, Life’s Model making of, and
some Photoshoots of Heloana Cristian’s Style. LOL
Coming Soon 😉
ILSN:  How did you get into doing cosplay costumes?11392915_784052725027370_7742399970140823640_n
Wong Cosplay:   Playing the Capcon’s Game Resident Evil.
I had to try Because i love Ada Wong.10885479_699885370110773_392581088929864190_n
ILSN:  What inspires you when you choose characters?
Wong Cosplay:   Personality ever! designer of the clothes and Props
attracted me also.10940494_720272474738729_4306683130927977295_n
ILSN:  Marvel vs DC vs Anime?10945002_719313971501246_3407446916880198482_n
Wong Cosplay:   I Like all then! Some Character in true.11220815_773769869388989_186633620413348920_n
ILSN:  What was your childhood like growing up?
Wong Cosplay:   Artist ! i always wanted be Artist , a famous Person, do it Cool Things.
one day Maybe I can 😀 hahahah
ILSN:  Where do you see yourself five years from now?
Wong Cosplay:   I’d Like to know E.U.A and China.
I hope Reach there someday.
ILSN:  Which cosplay gets the most attention?11393110_783778851721424_1721088127855805200_n
Wong Cosplay:   Ada wong (Resident Evil 4) Boa Hancock from One Piece, and
Ariel from the little Mermaid. works with so many handmade
need most attention of my part.
ILSN:  What do you do to inspire yourself?
Wong Cosplay:   i see some Tutorials and take some knowledge to Continue my Work.11024204_758026894296620_6876285764604355188_o
ILSN:  What is the one cosplay you are most proud of?
Wong Cosplay:   my First Cosplay, Ada Wong Resident evil 6
I really love this costume this take so many time to be perfect.
ILSN:  What do you like to do for fun?
Wong Cosplay:   i Play some games and Listen Some Music.
ILSN:  What kind of music do you like?
Wong Cosplay:   I Love Rock’n’roll !! is my favorite kind of music.11891040_826583067441002_2476704428741946780_n
ILSN:  what kind of nerd are you?
Wong Cosplay:   Otaku Nerd and Computer nerd, i think So… i love Cosplays, comics , Computer, internet Web and things like that.
ILSN:  Is there anything you are promoting right now?
Wong Cosplay:   My Official FanPage on Facebook and Another social network of WongcosplayBr
At WorldCosplay, Flickr,Instagram, twiiter,G+ …
ILSN:  What is the nerdiest thing you have done?11666140_799792513453391_8831566432629058867_n
Wong Cosplay:   Programming languages HTML and CSS . Lol
ILSN:  Do people ever recognize you when you go out?
Wong Cosplay:   Yes, most often
my dentist got my autograph, it’s so fun!
ILSN:  What is the craziest gift a fan has ever given you?
Wong Cosplay:  an Invite for he’s Fan made movie,I never thought I would win something like this
but but he lived in another state.
ILSN:  What is the hottest costume you have ever worn?
Wong Cosplay:   Ada Wong – Resident Evil 6 ( It’s Soooo hot on the Brazil OMG)
ILSN:  Favorite food?11259121_777206542378655_2934533761297007332_n
Wong Cosplay:   I Love Pasta 😀
ILSN:  If you were an animal what kind of animal would you be?
Wong Cosplay:   An Cat. Sometimes i need Rest a Little bit hahaha
ILSN:  Nintendo vs Xbox vs Sega ?
Wong Cosplay:   Nintendo Of Course :3
ILSN:  Favorite Movies?
Wong Cosplay:   Kill Bill , A.I. Artificial Intelligence and Iron Man.
ILSN:  Favorite Video Games?11329851_798138530285456_2234274457859311366_n
Wong Cosplay:  The king of fighters, Resident Evil, Tomb Raider,
God Of War and several other.
ILSN:  Give me the links to the following.
ILSN:  Any final thoughts or words?
Wong Cosplay:   Thank You So much I Love sexy Nerds by this interview ! Thanks a lot For All Fans Of Wongcosplaybr and
Heloana Cristian too!!
Kisses From the Brazil! ❤
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Gandakris NERD of the MONTH

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          October NERD of the MONTH is Gandakris!  She is an artist, youtuber and cosplayer from Vegas!  Here is her interview. 10660363_767044860020635_2748432146571811728_n
ILSN:  Tell us a little bit about yourself?
Gandakris:  I do have a documentary that dabbles into my past and how I came from being very shy to out going! You can check it out on my Youtube!10580163_753973531327768_4382335692233646827_n
ILSN:  Do you have any projects coming up?
Gandakris:
I have a ton! Sometimes my mind races and jumps from one project to the next. Ill be finishing 3 new cosplays while setting up photoshoots, starting and helping 2 businesses as well as drawing more to keep up with my instagram. I eventually want to tap into my youtube again to teach my audience, I miss teaching others to become inspired.
ILSN:  Tell us about your website? ?
Gandakris:   Currently I do not have a website but I am on instagram tumblr facebook twitter and deviantart! I try my best to update all my social web stuff. Its a challenge considering I try to respond and comment to all the feedback!10527523_753973407994447_6076803691845388824_n
ILSN:  How did you get into doing cosplay costumes?
Gandakris:   My cosplay frenzie all started with my sister Vanessa aka  known as fruitcake! She asked me to help with her Aqua cosplay from Kingdom Hearts and I fell in love. I fell in love with the thought of mobile walking art. hehe
ILSN:  What inspires you when you choose characters?
Gandakris:   The love of the game and or character is what gets me motivated! Even more so the design is what catches my eye and I try my best to capture as much if not more detail. I’d imagine the character as a living person and try my best to give it a realistic look.
ILSN:  Marvel vs DC vs Anime?
Gandakris:   Oh I have to go with Marvel = DC I’ve recently tapped into that world due to my best friend and partner Jason. After I fell in love with Fables my boyfriend introduced me to the world of comics!10371754_707285372663251_7268494501514206368_n
ILSN:  What was your childhood like growing up?
Gandakris:   My childhood was AMAZING! I have my sisters to thank for that! Without my sisters being so different from each other and having a loving relationship with each. I wouldn’t have the friends nor the strength to keep moving forward without them.
ILSN:  Where do you see yourself five years from now?
Gandakris:   Wow I honestly dont know and its scary but exciting. What I do know is that I’ll be happy because I’m happy where I am right now. It doesn’t mean I wont keep moving forward, rather I enjoy a simple life while continuing to enhance myself as a being.
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ILSN:  What do you do to inspire yourself?
Gandakris:   I use the people around me in order to get inspired. Weird sounding yes but let me explain. haha I love the reactions people make when they see my art. Its my addiction. When I was shy I used my art as a shield so rather than people getting to know me past my bubble I simply let my art do all the talking! I learned over the years that the true reward is conversing with the lives I touched through my art. They tell me how much my art has impacted them and I tell them how appreciative I am. Everyone single person is important to me.
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ILSN:  What do you like to do for fun?
Gandakris:   I love to relieve my mind of projects by playing sports! I’ve recently got into Ultimate Frisbee Dodgeball and Paintball. I try my best keep to keep myself active considering Im always in a chair painting and drawing. hehe10690354_779613312097123_1009854174068135032_n
ILSN:  What kind of music do you like?
Gandakris:   I listen to everything! I knows its almost everyones response but I really do! RnB Hiphop acoustic rock edm etc When I work I play music and if I like the track or artist I dive in! Im open to all genres but I am on the fence with country. xD
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ILSN:  What kind of nerd are you?
Gandakris:   I’m a people nerd! I fangirl hard when introduced to people who inspire me. Its pretty bad .. .. .. I get a feeling in my throat and suddenly I cant talk. You’d think it would end there but I become really goofey. haha
ILSN:  Is there anything you are promoting right now?
Gandakris:   I’m always promoting myself as an artist. I know for my audience its hard to keep up with me considering all I do in the art field but I never want to limit myself!
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ILSN:  What is the nerdiest thing you have done?
Gandakris:   Where do I begin!?! I have so many moments and its hard to pin point just one but I did have Daigo from madcatz sign my Ibuki Cosplay. Swoozie was at EVO and I went fangirl crazy then I hugged Markman too xD560022_562363013822155_1477951271_n
ILSN:  Do people ever recognize you when you go out?
Gandakris:   No. XD
Although EVO 2014 was when I realized the whole FGC ( fighting game community ) considered me family. Literally I had over 60+ tags relating to my cosplay and balltops at EVO this year. I had people calling me Kris/ GandaKris left and right. I fangirl’d because they Fangirl’d. I love them because they love me. I don’t want fans I want friendships.
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ILSN:  What is the craziest gift a fan has ever given you?
Gandakris:   I haven’t gotten any crazy gifts but I do receive a few #wcw ( women crush Wednesdays ), trinkets, drawings, and among other things! I seez and lovez them allz!
ILSN:  What is the hottest costume you have ever worn?
Gandakris:  The Hottest Costume thus far would have to be Ibuki its not too revealing although you can see my butt butt what what! lol
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Gandakris:   I LOVE FRUITS TEA and CANDY. Seriously thats usually my meal heheMy current favorite movie is Guardians of the Galaxy. Im watching it twice and buying it on Blue Ray. Im loving he indie game scene but looking out for all the amazing titles being released this year! Im really addicted to the Hyrule Warriors character designs!❥ I N S T A G R A M
instagram.com/ganda_kris
❥ F A C E B O O K
www.facebook.com/GandaKrisPage
❥ Y O U T U B E
www.youtube.com/user/GandaKris…
As my last thought I just want to thank you for thinking of me as a person of interest  JW! Definitely thank my audience for the support they have given me during my continued growth. My amazing Boyfriend who loves me regardless of my imperfections, thank you love. I want everyone to always become inspired by life and impact those who need inspiration. Life is fun but if you can bring friends along then bring them. ❤

NERD of the MONTH Kali Chung

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          1456598_466464913472908_555456976_n      Via Kali Chung “Cosplaying – They always say your first job leaves the biggest impression on you for your future jobs. My first job was working as a “mistress” at Medieval Times. I had to dress up in those RenFaire type of clothes and loved it. I was there for 6 months before transitioning to Disneyland working as Mulan (primarily) and other characters. At Disneyland I saw all the makeup and hair people and seamstresses work to create these beautiful costumes. That really ignited the flame for interest in character costumes. (I didn’t know it was called cosplay back then)

My very first cosplay that I did was Violet from The Incredibles. Then it was Ruena from Runes of Gallidon, an online fantasy world, Female 11th Doctor (Doctor Who), Lei Fang (Dead or Alive 5 DLC outfit), Tifa Lockhart (FFVII)… (working on my next one based on a video game character).

I’ve also been hired to cosplay various other characters for different events and shoots. That’s always fun!!! Sometimes it’s good to take a break from making and sewing and put on other people’s creative goods!

Videogaming – Love to play. RPG’s are my fave!

I wish to continue my journey in this industry and help out others along the way. My lifetime goal would be to make a living as an on-camera personality.

Very thankful for the friends I’ve met, life lessons learned, and great moments experienced. o^___^o”

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ILSN:   First question. Do you have any nicknames?
Kali Chung:  I go by Kal…like Kal-El…I love Superman~!1897840_516294171823315_1460944349_n

ILSN: Tell us a little bit about yourself?
Kali Chung:  Mmmmm…5 things: Listener, Eater, Exercise Enthusiast, Otaku, Sensitive Soul

ILSN: What inspired you to get into the entertainment industry?
Kali Chung:  In college my major was Entertainment Art and that allowed me the opportunity to work for a 3D animation company. As I was there, I came across actors’ headshots for the project we were working on and thought, “What is this?” That started my “Hey! I can be an actor!”journey. Modeling opportunities came first and then acting jobs. After several years I grew interested in casting and that’s where I am now. Ideally, I would like to continue as a casting director, working alongside my mentor and friend.

ILSN:  Any words of advice for people trying to get into the industry?
Kali Chung:  “Don’t stop believing. Hold on to that feeling~” (I’m singing that if you can’t tell) But it’s true. Go into it because you want to. Stay in it because you love the craft. The money and bookings will not always come so on those days you must remember what is your foundation, what gives you hope to continue in your craft.

1526460_480567532062646_2011764504_nILSN:  I love your youtube page. Tell us a little bit about your page.
Kali Chung:  Really? OMG, thanks so much for watching my vids! Originally, I had started a YouTube page with various videos, but then I got a manager who guided me into branding it to World of Kali. So in WoK my videos cover conventions/cosplay, food, and various other journeys that I want to share with others – including my trip to Disney Sea in Tokyo, Japan!1528760_489560704496662_1844404667_n

ILSN:  How was life living in Japan? How would you compare the culture with the United States?
Kali Chung:  I have to say, I love your questions! Living in Japan…I never thought it was possible to fall in love with a country, but there I was…waking up to the sun’s reflection on the many business skyscrapers in Tokyo everyday. And every night I would fall asleep watching the same skyscrapers stand majestically in the darkness…and smile. I know, so corny!!! But the way of life is different. Homeless people don’t ask for handouts; they keep to themselves or they let you pet their many cats that they have. You never feel scared or threatened even when walking around at 2 am. No tips for services. Every employee gives you their very best service and if you tip them, they freak out. Bathrooms are clean and efficient. Public transportation is fast and easy to understand. Grocery stores have FREE water refill centers so that you can always have clean drinking water at home. Food tastes amazing without all these crazy GMO’s that American food have. The people are polite and if you are too, everyone gets along perfectly. I can go on and on and on… Oh yeah! FLOORS THAT HEAT UP!!!68496_4677967426735_1158819905_n

969476_477065692412830_1542839058_nILSN:  Cool cosplay costumes! What inspires you when you choose characters?
Kali Chung:  Thank you! Anything can inspire me. I’m pretty random (you’ll notice as you get to know me more) and am open to suggestions. However, I will say that I must feel a strong affinity for whomever I cosplay as…

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ILSN:  What is the one cosplay outfit you are most proud of?
Kali Chung:  Ooh wow… that’s a hard one. Each one is special to me in its own way, but I would have to say my Violet from The Incredibles is the one I’m most proud of. I had a photo out there, but it got taken down when I disabled my old blog.

ILSN:  Marvel vs DC vs Anime?
Kali Chung:  Why are you making this so difficult?!

1465408_469253156527417_782776763_nILSN:  What was your childhood like growing up?
Kali Chung:  Hard…and full of dreams for better places and people.

1402464_466470520139014_620233039_oILSN:  Where do you see yourself five years from now?
Kali Chung:  5 years from now I would like to travel to more places, be stable in the world of casting/entertainment, and hopefully be more involved in helping others.10336858_10203047036392763_1057213334705247204_n

ILSN:  What do you do to inspire yourself?
Kali Chung:  Meditate and pray.10314516_543647395754659_4767944127813119863_n

ILSN:  What do you like to do for fun?
Kali Chung:  Eat with friends and family, exercise, play video games, sing Disney songs, and watch movies/tv/anime.

ILSN:  What kind of music do you like?
Kali Chung:  My Pandora has stations for musicals, K-pop, and Christmas. I LOVE CHRISTMAS SONGS!1016523_550233382120_1450035959_n

ILSN:  What kind of nerd are you?
Kali Chung:  The kind that still sees myself as an awkward 13 year old with braces and goofy laughter…

ILSN:  What’s shows are you watching right now?
Kali Chung:  Revenge, Resurrection, Castle, Arrow… Waiting for the new season of Doctor Who, Sherlock, and Downton Abbey.

ILSN:  Is there anything you are promoting right now?
Kali Chung:  No, but I want to promote Yogurtland!

ILSN:  What is the nerdiest thing you have done?
Kali Chung:  Oh no…too many to list… I collected Marvel and Disney cards back in the 90’s and never told any of my friends, only my brother knew. We would go to the baseball card shop every week and use lunch money to buy cards and when we’d get home, we’d geek over the stats of Uatu, stare in awe at Captain Britain’s outfit, or talk excitedly about another Marvel all-out war that seemed to be going on.

ILSN:  Do people ever recognize you when you go out?
Kali Chung:  Only at conventions! It’s the best feeling in the world and I enjoy meeting new people!1476073_467403640045702_1908735188_n

ILSN:  What is the craziest gift a fan has ever given you?
Kali Chung:  A Barbie from the 80’s. Long story.

ILSN:  What is the hottest costume you have ever worn?
Kali Chung:  Hahahahahahah!!! Ummmmm…Band Eeyore at Disneyland. Reason being, when I was dressed like him, I’d be the band conductor and flail my arms around energetically. That got hot fast.1499449_10152153800965883_443342732_n

ILSN:  Any advice to new cosplayers out there?
Kali Chung:  There are tons of videos and communities out there who will be there to encourage and support your creativity so just go and create your costume! First time is always the scariest and most exciting!

ILSN:  Favorite food?
Kali Chung:  Mirugai sushi

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ILSN:  Favorite Movies?
Kali Chung:  I appreciate all movies that I watch and there’s always something special about each of them.

ILSN:  Favorite Video Games?
Kali Chung:  Okami, Marvel Ultimate Alliance, X-Men Legends 1 & 2, Naruto: Rise of a Ninja, and Naruto: The Broken Bond.540024_10101662044621111_555445310_n

ILSN:  Give me the links to the following.
Websites: http://www.WorldOfKali.storenvy.com
Dacebook page: http://www.facebook.com/WorldOfKali
Twitter page: http://www.twitter.com/WorldOfKali
Youtube link: http://www.youtube.com/WorldOfKali
ILSN:  Any final thoughts or words?
Thank you so much for the interview! This was totally fun and I’m very happy that you asked me to be your Nerd of the Month!

 

 

(^___~)

*Kali Chung*
http://worldofkali.storenvy.com/
http://www.facebook.com/WorldOfKali
http://www.youtube.com/WorldOfKali

NERD of the MONTH Mila De

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This months NERD of the month is MILA DE!  She is a model from Las Vegas NV and represents the TMNT van!  She was nice enough to do a quick interview at the Long Beach Comiccon last year.

ILSN: Tell us a little bit about yourself. Do you have a mini bio about yourself?

Mila De:  My name is Mila De, I’m short. Born in Fayetteville, NC, raised in Highlands Ranch, CO and Castle Rock, CO, and now a resident in Los Angeles, CA! Graduated high school in Roseville, CA then moved to Las Vegas, NV. The oldest of four brothers and one sister. Raised by my mother who is a former model and actress, and stepfather who is a chef. I love food, mainly sweets! I have a toy yorkie named Miko, my friends like to call him Megatron because I call him Makoto, they think that’s what it sounds like. I have been modeling since 2008, have had features in music videos, small acting roles in television shows and movies, and in my spare time practices playing the guitar, ukulele, and/or piano.

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ILSN:  What is the craziest story you could tell us?

Mila De:   Hm .. I think I have too many of those, pretty inappropriate to share LOL! I slept through two earthquakes and woke up to my friends from Las Vegas and Roseville blowing up my phone asking if I’m okay. I don’t think that’s too crazy, but yeeeahh … my craziest story are not very appropriate he-he-he!

ILSN:  Do you have any projects coming up?

Mila De:   I do, but I was told to keep it a secret.. But another project is my outfit for Extreme Autofest Anaheim, which my good friend and designer JRock Ginger is helping me design, I’m so excited!

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ILSN:  How do you feel representing the Ninja Turtle Van?

Mila De:   I love representing the TMNT Van! Especially since one of my good friends’ is the owner, we always have fun anywhere we go with the TMNT Van.
It’s pretty awesome meeting people and families at shows and conventions who grew up to TMNT. I’m always in awe when I see families dress up as each character .. parents passing on something from their childhood to their children of this new generation.
The TMNT Van has become even more awesome because now there are REAL Ninja Turtles too!

ILSN:  What is the most interesting experience you had hanging out with them?

Mila De:   The most interesting experience I had with the TMNT Van .. has to be when I first saw the van at Hot Import Nights Pomona in March 2012 and met the owner. I was super stoked and nervous because it was the real deal right in front of me. When I met the owner of the van, Jason, a mutual friend of ours wanted to take pictures of me with the van, then Jason offered if I wanted to take a picture inside the van with the Michelangelo display — of course I said yes, hah. Another model and I got in the van and all the photographers started shooting. The other model grabbed Mikey’s head so she can kiss him and she basically pulled his head off. We just went with it continuing to take pictures as we made faces and Jason putting Mikey’s head back together.IMG_46318306723155

ILSN:  Who is your favorite Ninja Turtle?

Mila De:   My favorite Ninja Turtle has always been Michelangelo, because of his high energy and goofiness.img_1537

ILSN:  How did you get into doing cosplay costumes?

Mila De:   My photographer got me into cosplay! When my photographer saw me dressed up in my TMNT outfit at Long Beach Comic Con he said, “I have and idea for a shoot and I want you to do it.”  I looked at him and said, “Dude, I am so down!” And that’s how I got into cosplay 🙂

i-ffRGB6C-X2ILSN:  What inspires you when you choose characters?

Mila De:   I guess I get my inspiration from my childhood … all the cartoons and anime I used to watch, hah!IMG_79967692456489

ILSN:  Marvel vs DC vs Anime?

Mila De:   Ah crap! That’s a tough one -.-;
I love Marvel! I love Batman and Superman! I love Anime!

ILSN:  What was your childhood like growing up?

Mila De:   As a kid, my mom and I moved around a lot. My mom is my best friend, she knew I loved Sailor Moon, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Power Rangers .. when she could, she would buy me something of the three. 🙂IMG_5722536358187

ILSN:  Where do you see yourself five years from now?

Mila De:   In five years, I predict I would have done majority of the things I want to do and working hard to make my dreams come true, be done with school, and most likely be traveling and doing humanitarian work, and speaking 7 languages by then.

IMG_5654296673130ILSN:  What do you do to inspire yourself?

Mila De:  I find my inspiration through my Sidekick, he’s my guardian angel.
He always believed in me, he’d say, “make it happen!” And to take it one day at a time, and take care of one thing at a time.

ILSN:  What do you like to do for fun?

Mila De:   I’m not much of a crazy party animal like I was when I was living in Las Vegas, but I still party and enjoy hanging out and goofing off with my friends. I enjoy the outdoors — going to the beach, hiking, going on random adventures and getting lost with my best friends, riding motorcycles. Playing on my PS3, Wii, or N64, or my roommate’s Xbox360. Even though I’m horrible at it right now I like playing either my ukulele, my acoustic, or piano, and singing. I almost forgot dancing in the rain, literally! Work is fun … sometimes, haha!received_m_mid_1392427867809_78537ce96d1e6b3f14_0

ILSN:  What kind of music do you like?

Mila De:   My top favorite genres of music is Rock/Emo/Acoustic, then EDM, then Pop, then Hip Hop/R&B.
I really listen to almost everything, I mean that.

ILSN:  What kind of nerd are you?

Mila De:   Hm.. I don’t even know how to answer that.
I have a about 50+ comic books on my book shelves with a bunch of paranormal, fantasy, romance, adult books from my favorite author. I have a lot of TMNT, Batman, and Adventure Time stuff at home. I curse at like a sailor when playing COD, playing Street Fighter IV on my PS3 or Wii as well as Super Smash Bros. Brawl with or without my friends. When I play Pokemon Puzzle on my N64 and I lose to Mewtwo it actually ruins my day until I beat him. Yeah .. I feel like I just told my life story LOL!IMG_5722536358187IMG_2996

ILSN:  Is there anything you are promoting right now?

Mila De:   I will be attending Long Beach Comic Expo and I am actually promoting for Extreme Autofest Anaheim at Angel Stadium both events on May 31st!

ILSN:  What is the nerdiest thing you have done?

Mila De:   Beaten my hard core gamer friends at the games they’re good at. I forget which X-Men movie it was, but my friends’ and I got into argument about a few of the characters and I went off naming almost each character and their powers/skills. Try to imitate character voices when I watch cartoons. I don’t know ..

ILSN:  Do people ever recognize you when you go out?

Mila De:   It’s happened a few times.

IMG_2986ILSN:  What is the craziest gift a fan has ever given you?

Mila De:   One of my fans bought me a Hello Kitty Necklace twice!

ILSN:  What is the hottest costume you have ever worn?

Mila De:   Hottest costume .. I guess it has to be the TMNT outfit.

ILSN:  Favorite Food?

Mila De:   That’s tough… I have a lot of favorites. All Asian foods for sure, sushi and noodles the most. Uh .. burgers, wings, salads, annd sweets.

ILSN:  Favorite Movies?

Mila De:   Too many favorite movies to name, I want to say both Despicable Me movies, Moulin Rouge, A Walk To Remember, Kung Fu Panda, Flash Point, Super Troopers, The Great Gatsby .. yeah, I have a lot movie favorites it’s hard to choose.IMG_2989

ILSN:  Favorite Video Games?

Mila De:   Pokémon Puzzle League on N64! Call Of Duty, Mario Kart N64 and Wii, Super Smash Bros N64 and Wii.

ILSN:  Give me the links to the following.

Websites.
Facebook page:
http://www.facebook.com/MissMilaDe

Twitter page: @miladeeee

Youtube link: missmilaboo

Also give me a bio, any videos, links you want me to promote such as up coming events.

Animation Toon Con – May 26th (http://tooncon.wix.com/animation)

Long Beach Comic Expo – May 31st
(http://longbeachcomicexpo.com)

Extreme Autofest Anaheim – May 31st
(http://www.extremeautofest.com/index.php/registration)
If you plan on going please use promo code “MILA” and receive a discount on your ticket purchase 🙂

ILSN:  Any final thoughts or words?

Mila De:   Thank you so much for this opportunity! My family, friends, fans, and supporters are thee most amazing people ever! Stay humble, eat your vegetables, annnnd don’t just sit around waiting for something to happen just go out there and make it happen!

NERD of the MONTH Karen Sakai

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Do you have a mini bio about yourself? 
My name is Karen Sakai. I’m a part-time model & cosplayer. I’m also a co-host on the world famous podcast, Alpha Nerds. My real job is a primatologist/anthropologist. I study the culture of pongids (the great apes) & I have communicated via ASL with chimpanzees. The facility was shut down because many people thought it was unethical to take an endangered species and cross-foster them with a entirely different species (us). For now, I am just decoding data from past communication as a post-bach and I’m working toward either becoming a Naval officer or a Ph.D student in primatology.1521672_746341178727976_1868449052_n

I see you were a Military Police in the Navy.  What is the craziest story you could tell us?
I remember when a captain (O6) was high off heroine and beat a young sailor with a Mag light until she passed out. I also saw much trafficking in the USA. Human organs were used in the black market for surgery as well as consumption. That was quite odd to see.1901400_781303138565113_621993396_n
What is your weapon of choice?
If this is referring to the Navy, I really enjoyed using the M-16 rifle. 
Q:  Tell us a little bit about yourself?
I’m half Caucasian (Irish, German) and half Japanese. I have D34 implants, and a white girl booty (haha). I’m highly educated, but I also have a great sense of humor. I hope to become successful in modeling and I hope to be discovered and make that a career. I know many famous models will get cocky in the long run & lose their kind personalities, but I know for a fact that no matter how popular I get, I want my fans to know that I’m approachable and friendly. I want to be be a leader that not all models are full of themselves and that they know their popularity relies on their fans. At this point, I have very low-self esteem due to being bullied and segregated in the past (mainly for being a “Eurasian”) and hearing wonderful compliments really help me. So I guess I want to thank each & every person for helping me with my confidence. 603650_781147081914052_2071377552_n
Tell us about your website? ?
I have a few websites such as my Facebook fan page, Twitter, Instagram, Twitch.TV, Miss Playboy Social, and I currently just applied to be on Suicide Girls and Model Mayhem. I do have a site where people can buy my photos which is karensakai.storenvy.com. I hope to earn some income there so I can improve my cosplaying/modeling and develop a wonderful portfolio. Like I mentioned, my popularity depends on my fans and that means I need happy fans!! (:1958441_780723391956421_1587701327_n

How did you get into doing cosplay costumes?

Funny story! I was always into cosplaying but when I started to do it which was around the end of 1999-2000, females that were into nerdy/geeky/game-like stuff was not acceptable. I was bullied and picked on for being a “tom-boy” and being a nerd. Because of that, it shut me down to want to cosplay and I also kept my love of comics, games, table-top games, larping, a secret. Now that every other female is into that, I feel like it’s safe to start back up. Sadly, I feel like I started to late and although I might have been one of the first American females to be into cosplaying, I let the bullying and self-deappreciation get to me.
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What inspires you when you choose characters?
I always had a heart for characters that were under appreciated it. I feel like those characters represented myself growing up. My first cosplay was Weevil Underwood (Insector Haga) from Yu-Gi-Oh! He was sassy, confident, & under appreciated, thus, I felt a close connection to him. Another character that I really liked is Malon from Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. She was a innocent girl that loved animals which is something I love as well: animals. I couldn’t not cosplay as Malon because I did not have the resources nor knowledge or money to create her outfit and style. I hope to on day cosplay as her and even use live horses as a prop.1964987_777764058919021_1225821946_n
Marvel vs DC vs Anime?
I like all three, but my favorite would have to be Marvel. Probably because I was exposed to Marvel the most. I really liked the character Wolverine because he had lots of self-confidence as well as a love for Japan. He even had children that were half Japanese, again, something that related to me. (:
Where do you see yourself five years from now?
I hope to become more popular with the modeling/cosplaying thing. If that doesn’t work out, I’ll probably be in school working on my thesis for my Ph.D. That, or a Naval officer. Ha ha.
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What do you do to inspire yourself?
Things that inspire me are my pets, video games, comics, and friends. Oh and of course the podcast. I meet great folks from guests on the podcasts and when I add them on their personal Facebook, I realize what nice people they are. They give me tips on better cosplay as well as motivation to keep up my modeling.
What do you like to do for fun?
I enjoy everyday girly things like shopping, makeup, reading comic books and past anthropological works or ethnographies. I also enjoy gardening and cooking. What I recently discovered is yoga & pilates!! It’s so much fun and relaxing and it’s great for your body!!!
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What kind of music do you like?
I like all music. But my favorite would have to be power metal and R&B.
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What kind of nerd are you?
I like everything. But my favorite “nerdy” thing is video games.
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Is there anything you are promoting right now?
Since I’m new and not really “out there” I’m just promoting my Store Envy site so fans can purchase some photos. That will bring in some income which will help me purchase more outfits and what not. I have a Amazon wishlist, but no one has gotten me anything yet, ha ha.
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What is the nerdiest thing you have done?
I used to larp Warcraft when I was in elementary school. It felt really great. During that time, I lived in an abusive broken home, but larping was a way for me to be someone else, someone that I wanted to be, either a prince or a princess *cough cough Arthas Menethil / Princess Zelda*
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Do people ever recognize you when you go out?
I wish, but I’m not that popular yet.
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What is the craziest gift a fan has ever given you?
The craziest gift I ever received was a donation of 50$. The guy didn’t even know me & was watching me play League of Legends and I received an e-mail saying he donated 50 bucks to me. I tried hard not to cry because I was streaming live, but I did tear and ruin some of my makeup. Ha ha.
What is the hottest costume you have ever worn?
The hottest costume I ever wore was my birthday suit!!!
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Favorite food?
My favorite food is Thai!!
Next is Japanese food, because that’s comfort food for me. (=
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Favorite Movies?
My favorite movies are chick flicks haha. I really enjoyed Jurassic Park (not a chick flick, LOL), the Notebook, & Sleepy Hallow. Ha ha. Oh and of course all Disney movies. =p
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Favorite Video Games?
Hands down, all Zelda games and all Harvest Moons. But anything that’s an RPG I love.
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Give me the links to the following.
Probably my Store Envy : http://www.karensakai.storenvy.com
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Any final thoughts or words?

Yes, I want to thank you for giving me the opportunity to answer these questions. I feel honored & warm-hearted that you gave me this chance to get myself out there. People like you give models the chance to get themselves noticed and without people like you, I would be no where. Thank you once again. Or should I say, どもありがとうございます。本当にありがとう。
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Thanks a million
No, thank YOU for giving me the chance to answer these. I hope I answered everything correctly, & please let me know if you need anything else,
 
Karen Sakai
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