Our World tour among beauties is back after a long break and it hits the United States again. We meet this time a wonderful model, Bambi Lashell, protagonist in calendars, sport events, reality shows and much more… Let’s know more of her with our interview… and don’t forget to leave a comment if you like her, she might read and comment back!
Welcome on BE! Magazine, Bambi. How can you introduce yourself to Italian readers who have never heard of you?
Buongiorno! My name is Bambi Lashell, I am a model and spokesmodel from the U.S.
You may have seen me on the internet, as well as in some of your magazines there in Italy. You also may have heard me on internet radio. I just recently had the pleasure of visiting Italy for the first time and loved every second of it! You have a very beautiful country, I hope to travel there again soon
In your resume, I see you’ve competed in many different beauty pageants (and won). How’s the atmosphere in one of those contests?
The atmosphere… wow, I haven’t been asked that before. (she smiles) I’m usually in my own zone, finishing up with hair, make-up and wardrobe and just getting prepared to take the stage and… wow, the judges. I love being on stage and pumping up a crowd, it’s a big rush for me
Do you like competing with other girls?
I grew up playing a lot of sports, so the competing part is fun for me; however I’m not as excited about the fact that those contests are almost all about appearance, it hurts people’s feelings sometimes and that’s the worst part about it. I also don’t like the cattiness it can sometimes cause between girls. My ideal pageant would be filled with girls who were all there for the fun of it and not just for the win
You’ve been featured on several calendars, then last year you’ve decided to produce your own “Bambi Lashell 2008 Calendar”. A second one is coming out in 2009, but this time it will feature other models you’ve chosen with an online casting. How was it like to be “on the other side”? How was it like to be the judge? Do you think you’ve got “talent scout skills”?
My 2009 calendar will be featuring four new models in the back of the calendar… I’m very excited about the release of this one. My purpose of holding the casting for new models was due to my thousands of emails and questions from aspiring models who all want to know how to break into the industry and put themselves out there. I’m not the greatest about advice on that area, because it just kind of happened for me. I figured it was a great way to help out some fellow models and give them the little push I can, by publishing them and sharing them with the world. Where they go next is up to them. I’ve had help along my way and it makes me feel good to do something back. I will also be holding another online casting in a few months for my 2010 calendar: I will choose six models and they will be calendar girls for 6 of the months in the calendar. This is also a way to help other models, as well as continue my calendar with being able to appeal to a larger fan base. People need variety! (she smiles)
People can buy calendars and photos directly on your website and even order them from Italy. Is it the beginning of “Bambi, the businesswoman”?
My 2008 calendars have been ordered from fans across the world! I have sent many out to Italy as well as most every country I can think of. It was such a great success that this one is expected to blow the last one out of the water in orders. I have been working very hard as a model for many years and have established my name in a way that I was always looking to my future. The plan has always been to build my name enough to do as I am doing now and continue my success in many ways. At this time I am in the process of designing my own fashion jewelry line with the top celebrity jeweler, as well as working on my own clothing line. All of these things will be available on my website store as well as links from my myspace.com profile. I plan to always push myself to try and accomplish new things. Nothing as stopped me yet…
You’ve been on different reality shows. Did you enjoy them all? Can you manage to be natural even when you know you’re being filmed for tv?
Each show is a bit different, so for the acting natural part is a matter of opinion. I’m not sure anyone can be 100% natural when they know there are people watching very closely on them. Some shows are easier to be natural, because the cameramen almost disappear and you forget they are there, but some shows have a million cameras around everywhere and it’s almost intimidating. I guess it just depends
I see you’ve been on a show that’s broadcast in Italy, too: Bikini Destinations! Has your episode been broadcast? I’m interested in watching you in High Definition…
Yes! The episode of Bikini Destinations that I was on was filmed in Puerto Rico. It was so fun! I’m actually not sure if it has been aired yet or not. I have a copy of the show on a disc, but I haven’t seen myself in HD as of now…
You’re very active on Myspace, with over 23,000 friends. Can you manage it all alone or have you got a webmaster?
It’s funny you ask, I used to be online a lot more, but it has become so overwhelming at times it’s hard to keep up. I am very particular about how I answer questions and portray myself to my fans, so I am completely against having someone else log on as me and make people think they are speaking to me when they are not. It is only me who runs my Myspace account and it is really me when in conversations
What’s your relation with your own fans? Do they support you, do they give you advices, do they make you feel better when you’re down?
I love my fans and am so grateful for all of them. I think I have a lot of great online relationships with so many of them. I have artistic fans who create art for me of all kinds, fans who tell me all about their daily life and thoughts, fans who seem to care a lot about how I’m doing… the list goes on and on. I have many fans who have ways of making me feel wonderful. If it weren’t for them, then I wouldn’t even be doing any of this. It’s my fans who keep me wanting to take new photos, put out more products, talk online direct and make appearances at big events, etc… They want more and so I want to give it
You’ve also been a ring-girl for Mixed Martial Arts events! Do you like MMA sports? How’s the crowd there? They come to see blood and violence and they get beauty…
In fact it’s one of my favorite things to do! I absolutely love being a ring card girl. I’ve had the honor of working all kinds of fights, MMA, boxing, kickboxing. Not only I am into watching the sports, believe it or not, I considered boxing when I was younger. I had the gloves, the bags… all the stuff and I was ready to go out and get ’em; however my grandmother begged me not to, saying once my nose was broken I would never look the same again. I’ve also had a couple of concussions, so I didn’t think it was the best way to go for me. So, what could be better than getting paid to attend and sit front row at a professional fighting match, and also get to take the stage and pump the crowd (what I do best)?
You’ve tested almost all the styles, posing for glamour, country, bikini, lingerie photos and more. Do you have a favorite style?
Not really. I’m very versatile, so I feel each one of them fits parts of my personality. It just depends on my mood
You’ve been a guest at Playboy mansion more than once… Can you describe “the mansion”? For us Italians it’s one of the American dreams!
I’ve been lucky enough to have been attending parties, events and even just movie nights at the Playboy mansion for many years. It’s a beautiful mansion on a ton of land. Everything is set up so beautifully. There is an area we call “the zoo“, which has tons of exotic animals, including monkeys, peacocks, flamingos and lots more! There is a separate house we call “the game room“, which has a bunch of pinball machines, a pool table and lots of arcade games, most of which are Playboy themed. Inside the mansion there is a theatre room, which is a sitting room connected to Heff’s office and during movie time is transformed into a theatre, where a small amount of guests can come hang and watch a movie (always at Sunday night)… and it’s usually featuring a movie which hasn’t been let out into theatres yet. In the backyard there’s the famous grotto, connected to the swimming pool… and the list of things goes on and on…
But although these visits, you’ve never posed naked in your career… Have you ever been proposed to do nudes? Can’t even Hef himself persuade you?
I always say “never say never”, but as far as now, I have no desire to pose nude. I think it is so sexy to leave something to the imagination. I’m very proud of myself at how far I’ve come in my career and my accomplishments, there are a lot of ventures I would not be able to go once I did pose nude
You said you’ve been in Italy, so… is there something you want to say to your old and new Italian fans to close this interview?
Yes, just recently I’ve visited Rome as well as Positano. So amazingly beautiful!! Thank you to all of you who have been following my work as well as who have photos or a copy of my calendar! To those of you who have not seen me before, I hope you will take the time to take a peak at my websites and what I do. I hope to impress you and have you as a new fan. I would love to see a much larger number of my 2009 calendars to be shipped to your country. I know you will love it and I hope we can become friends online! All my love and most respect!
A little resume of Bambi Lashell’s career:
2008 Ms. West Coast Globe
2008 and 2007 Miss Sunset Tan
2007 Top 20 Hottest Girls of Myspace.com
2006 Miss Congeniality, Hawaiian Tropic Nationals
2006 Miss Aspen, Colorado
2006 Miss Hawaiian Tropic Snow Bunny
2005 Miss Gold’s Gym Sexy Fitness Model
RECENT PRINT WORK:
PALMS HOTEL/CASINO AND SUNSET TAN BILLBOARD ON FLAMINGO BLVD. IN LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
2008 BAMBI LASHELL CALENDAR
2008 LA SUNSET TAN CALENDAR
2008 TEASE UM BIKINI CALENDAR
2008 MISS GENTWORLD CALENDAR
2008 CHUBBY GREENS UNLIMITED CALENDAR
2008 SYNERGY MOTORSPORTS CALENDAR
2008 GIRLS OF LANDSHARK SCUBA GEAR CALENDAR
2008 HOT TROPICAL TAN CALENDAR
*BENCHWARMERS TRADING CARDS
*RED SKYE COMIC BOOK TRADING CARDS
*DANIEL PUDER’S KNOCKOUTS TRADING CARDS
*AMERICAN CURVES MAGAZINE (7 PAGE SPREAD)
*FITNESS CAFÉ MAGAZINE (COVER MODEL and
4 PAGE SPREAD WITH INTERVIEW)
* HARD BODZ MAGAZINE
*LOWRIDER GIRLS MAGAZINE (7 PAGE SPREAD)
*PREMIER ROUND MAGAZINE (CENTERFOLD WITH
7 PAGE SPREAD WITH INTERVIEW)
*HAPPY HOUR MAGAZINE (COVER)
*SKINNIE ENTERTAINMENT MAGAZINE
*IMAGE ENTERTAINMENT MAGAZINE
*RED SKYE COMIC BOOK- BAMBI LASHELL AS “KNIGHT BLADE”
*HELL’S KITCHEN ON FOX
*BIKINI DESTINATIONS ON HDTV
*LATE NIGHT DIGITAL TV HOST ON KDOC
*SUNSET TAN ON E! ENTERTAINEMENT
*HAWAIIAN TROPIC NATIONAL PAGEANT
*“BAR TO BAR” REALITY TELEVISION PILOT
*THE PRICE IS RIGHT ON CBS
*107.7 THE BONE TELEVISION COMMERCIALS
*HOTSAUCE TV TELEVISION COMMERCIALS
*TALK 1ON1 TELEVISION COMMERCIAL
*FOX NEWS INTERVIEW
*MMA AND BOXING FIGHTS ON SHOWTIME
RADIO AND INTERNET RADIO INTERVIEWS:
*107.7 THE BONE FM RADIO 2006, 2007, 2008
*THE FORD AND BAMBI LASHELL SHOW
*THE FORD SHOW ON THE INTERNET 2007-08
*THE DOGHOUSE SHOW, INTERNET RADIO
*DJ D-LO INTERNET RADIO SHOW
*STREET LEVEL.BIZ INTERNET RADIO SHOW 2007-08
To know (and see) more of Bambi Lashell or to order her calendar, don’t forget to visit her official website, www.bambilashell.com, or her official myspace, www.myspace.com/bambilashell. See you soon (I hope) with a new Beauty from the other world!