[Exclusive Interview] Kataxenna Kova
Hello again readers. For this week’s feature, we go to the U.K. to highlight internationally known glamour and fetish model Kataxenna Kova. As the title suggests, this girl has curves, curves, and more curves.
I’ve yet to see such an insane hip to waist ratio.
To top that off, a great deal of her portfolio is with her wearing latex as if her curvature needed anymore emphasis.
Her physique notwithstanding, she gave a very thorough account of what she’s about in her interview as she talks about her career, love life, hobbies, and pet peeves and it was very pleasing to read.
What is your name, where are you from, and what are you currently doing that is relevant to the general public? Kataxenna Kamillia Kova, born and raised in London. I’m a fetish/glamour model and a science/music nerd :)
Explain to the fans why you should be number one on THE SWEET 16? It would be an honour to be the first British number one :)
What drove you to become a model? I was originally approached by an agency at the age of 15 but was far too obsessed with music and being in bands to want to model. I was also quite shy when it came to myself and the thought of posing in front of a camera filled me with dread.
But you turned it around? A couple of years later I was approached to do some glamour shots before moving into fitness modelling briefly.
Were you nervous at first? It was something that felt alien to me to start with but the more modelling I did the more I enjoyed and before long I realised that I could use it as an outlet for my creativity. That was when I started fetish modelling and working as my own stylist, hair and makeup artist. I loved having full creative control, doing something I loved and making a living out of it!
What type of modeling do you enjoy doing the most? Style wise I love doing latex shots in exotic locations. Contrasting locations and clashing outfits are my favourites.
Have you ever shot nude before? If not, would you ever do so? I have done nude shoots before but that was a while ago and they were only impied nude so nothing was showing at all. It was around the time that I was working as a fitness model and to be honest I haven’t seen those photos in years, haha.
Is that something you would do again? Would I ever shoot nude again? It would depend on the publication and would have to be tastefully done but yes I would pose nude again.
What do you do when you’re not posing for a camera? I love music so whether it’s writing/working on music, listening to it or going to see bands play, it tends to be music related.
Are there any interesting talents or things you do that readers wouldn’t suspect? Dancing (especially belly dancing and Latin American dances), running, working out in general are also passions of mine– I would find it hard to go a few days without any exercise as I’m quite a high energy person. On the otherhand I love to read, write and study which may sound odd but I love to learn and have always had a hunger for knowledge.
You studied biology in university? I have always been interested in science and am a huge Richard Dawkins fan. Special talents? Hmmmm, I wouldn’t consider these to be special talents as such but just a few random things.…I’m very flexible, I can cook amazing Chinese food, I can read Tarot cards and I’m a qualified lifeguard :)
You love to travel? I travel quite a lot for shoots but I haven’t actually been on holiday for a few years. People think that when you go abroad for shoots you get to chill out and spend time in the country, but you really don’t. A lot of the time its a case of arriving the night before a shoot and leaving the day after.
What’s one place you would love to go to but haven’t had the chance to go? Somewhere I would love to travel to that I have never been to is Japan. I adore Japanese culture and have always had a great interest in that part of the world. Going over there for a couple of weeks would be a dream come true.
What is your favourite body part? Favourite body part? Hmmm, I don’t really have a favourite body part of myself but if I had to say something I would probably say my lips as they are naturally full. Funnily enough I still get people writing to me asking me where I got my lips done and who did them etc.
Is there a difference? I mean can you tell the differences? You can always tell the difference between natural lips and lips with filler as natural lips will always still have natural lines and a fleshy texture rather than the tight, smooth texture that lips plumped with filler do.
What are your height and measurements? My measurements are 32DD– 24– 40. The 40″ makes it sound like I have huge hips but that is actually down to the size of my backside, haha. Before my breast augmentation a few years ago I was a large C cup but had met so many girls with boob jobs that I really started to like the look and thought that I would treat myself to one with some of the money I had saved from modelling.
What body part do you get complimented on the most? My last boyfriend used to say he loved my legs, waist or lips but the thing that I seem to get most complimeted on is my butt, haha. I grew up hating my shape as all the girls I knew were skinny with flat backsides. This was back in the day when all the women on TV had no curves so you can imagine how thankful I was when people with butts like Beyonce and Jennifer Lopez came on the scene when I was a teenager. I suddenly started feeling comfortable with my shape and realised that you didn’t have to be straight up and down to be sexy– you could have an hourglass shape and go in and out and I noticed that guys actually prefered that too.
How has your build helped you in marketing yourself? I don’t know if my build has helped with marketing myself.
You don’t think so? To be honest I think that girls who has less curves have it far easier as a lot of designers find it easier to make clothes for a straight bodied figure than one with lots of curves. You only have to look at the catwalk. Thankfully within the latex industry curves are embraced and a woman with boobs and a butt will make an outfit look a thousand times better than somebody with zero curves. Unfortunately though the fashion and fetish world seem to be merging more and more at the moment and there seem to be fewer curvier models.
What do you do to keep yourself in shape? What would you recommend to other models in terms of staying in shape? I wouldn’t say I’m a very healthy eater but at the sametime I don’t sit there eating take aways and pizzas every night. I do everything in moderation. If I’ve had a day where I’ve eaten a little more than usual or have been particularly unhealthy I’ll just punish myself more in the gym :) Weight maintenance is essentially just energy input versus energy output so aslong as you bear that in mind you’ll be ok. Generally I tend to eat food that I believe to be of high nutritional quality rather than low fat. Exercise wise I dance, walk a lot instead of driving and run, but when I do I run like hell! ;)
Looking at were you are right now in your career what do you feel. Are you happy do you want to do more? I never went into modelling as a career, it was something I fell into just before I went to university. I saw it as a great way to support myself through my studies as it was flexible and gave me the opportunity to travel and meet loads of new people. I have come further with the modelling than I ever thought and am grateful for all the opportunities that have come my way. I have always seen the sky as the limit and like to aim high so would love to take it even further and see where it takes me :) My heart is more in music at the moment but I never turn down a good shoot!
The modeling game is always changing and there’s always newer, fresher girls coming on the market. What is about you that is unique enough to keep your brand strong? I am personally not interested in competing with other girls. I just like to do what I do and keep going at it. I have an unusual build which has both it’s good points and bad points (one negative point being the fact that buying clothes to fit my chest-waist-hip ratio can be a nightmare!) and I don’t see the point in competing with girls that have a completely different look/shape to me. Within the fetish/glamour industry or any industry for the matter whether it’s music, modelling, acting etc– the most important thing is to be unique, be yourself and use your strong points to get you somewhere. I try to use my good points positively and so far it seems to be working for me.
What do you do that keeps you motivated? I am motivated by progression and acheiving my goals. There is nothing more satisfying than setting yourself some targets and reaching them no matter how difficult they may seem to start with. The feeling that I get when I have acheived my dreams drives me to keep going and setting myself higher targets.
Are you single, in a relationship, married, or divorced? I very recently came out of a long term relationship so have been single for a couple of months.
Why is that? I wanted to take time out after having something so intense for such a long period of time, rather than get involved with someone new straight away.
So you just want some me time? I had been with my last boyfriend for six years and I think it’s important to find yourself again and decide what you want from life before embarking on a new relationship.
What kind of men are you irresistably drawn to? I like very masculine looking men. My ideal man for years has been Sebastian Chabal who some people find repulsive but I think he’s extremely sexy. Like a lot of women I had a huge crush on Viggo Mortensen’s character in Lord of the Rings, but over the years my crushes have varied from people like Slash to Johnny Depp. Deep, intelligent eyes are important and I tend to be attracted to tall, dark men.
Do you focus more on looks, money, social status, charisma, intelligence, or sex appeal? Though looks are important to some degree, a good personality is a must. If I met the most attractive man in the world but he couldn’t hold an interesting conversation I honestly wouldn’t be able to get involved with him. I love to be able to debate with somebody, discuss all sorts of things, have fun together– that person has to be my best friend aswell as my lover. The foundation of any good, long lasting relationship is friendship.
If you had the choice to date a superhero, who would it be and why? Batman without a doubt! That sexy, dark, enigmatic exterior is undoubtedly a turn on and like myself he’s a creature of the night. I’m very nocturnal and love mysterious men so Batman would definitely be the superhero for me :)
Would you describe yourself as a sexual person? I would definitely describe myself as a sexual person. People sometimes make the mistake of assuming that being a sexual person means that you are also promiscuous but in my case this could not be further from the truth.
Define your sex behind closed doors, In the bedroom I think it’s important to experiment and express your passion for that person in as many different ways as possible. An adventurous sex life can add so much fun to a relationship and also bring you even closer to that person.
What do you wear behind closed doors? Dressing up isn’t always a must but on occasion I love wearing stockings, suspenders [garters] and dark, sexy lingerie (which is a simple classic!) Everyone from Marilyn Monroe, Dita Von Teese and Sofia Loren swear by it and I find that together with gorgeous perfume and sultry make up it is a winner everytime.
What is it about yourself that you would like to change? It could be any physical or character flaw you have. I have never liked my legs as I always thought that a woman’s legs should be very long and slim rather than toned like mine. I have typical ‘dancer’s legs’ and have always had a fair bit of muscle tone even before my dancer days and always saw my legs as chunky in comparison to the skinny legs you see that are marketed to us as being ‘perfect.’ All of my boyfriends have always really liked them and I get fan mail from guys telling me how much they love my legs but I have never been happy with them. Personality wise I would love to be able to relax more. I can be a bit of a workaholic at times and need to be able to switch off more than I do.
What do you absolutely hate, why? I really, truly detest liars. Nothing angers me more than somebody who lies to somebody’s face or be it to cover up their tracks or just to impress somebody. I’m a real believer in just being yourself in this life, not everybody will like you but atleast those that do will like you for your real self and that is for more valuable than a superficial friendship/relationship based on lies and fabrications.
Your greatest fear? A quote that springs to mind when it comes to fear is a line from a song by Immortal Technique… “Hell is not a place you go, if you’re not a christian it’s the failure of your lifes greatest ambition.” Failure always used to scare me, but that was down to going to a very competitive school and always being pushed to try harder. When I grew up I realised that it’s not possible to acheive absolutely everything you want in life, but you can try hard and with passion and determination you can get far. As a child I was scared of the dark thanks to my obsession with reading about ghosts, hauntings, scaring myself to death with all the stories and then not being able to sleep at night. That took a while to overcome and meant my parents had a high electricity bill with my bedside lamp being on every night for years.
What would you like to have accomplished in 10 years from now? Is there anywhere you’d like to go, any job you’d like to be doing, anyone you’d like to be with? In 10 years time I would like to be settled with somebody I love and possibly have a family. Until then I would love to front a band, publish a book, see more of the world, live in the States for a couple of years and possibly go back to university and do my Masters degree :) A Playboy cover would be nice too but we can all dream, can’t we? ;)
Kataxenna has lots coming up next year including several magazine shoots, a large number of projects in Europe and a nice long stay in the US where she will be shooting and putting time aside to focus on music.
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