There’s something familiar about Casci Sade. The 24-year-old Dominican, Irish and Black model owns a funky style, accented by her half-shaven head. The Fayetteville, North Carolina, native and Bronx resident, who both sings and raps, also has dreams of being a platinum recording artist. Though her government name, goals and dual occupation mirror those of R&B singer Cassie, Ms. Sade claims the coincidences end there. What sets her apart physically from the slender Bad Boy Records diva, check the videos for Lloyd Banks’s “Beamer, Benz, or Bentley,” featuring Juelz Santana, and Method Man, Ghostface Killah and Raekwon’s “Our Dreams”—or just ogle the steamy photos here. Casci’s vivacious personality, on the other hand, speaks for itself.

The “Beamer, Benz, or Bentley” video seemed like a big party, while “Our Dreams” required more acting. Which did you enjoy the most?

I didn’t really get to party on the “Beamer, Benz” set. I’m in so many scenes. For, like, 12 hours straight I was either shooting or in the makeup chair. In [the “Our Dreams” video, they] had originally shot the scene with a different girl, but I guess [they weren’t] feeling her, so I got picked.

You’re an aspiring music artist and a model whose head is half-shaven. Were you afraid of any comparisons to Cassie?

People compare me to [Cassie] all the time, but I’m not worried, because her name is Cassandra, and my real name is Casci. But I think she’s bad. If I was to date a female, she’d be slim with no curves, just all face. The skinny ones are the freaks!

So you date women?

I dabble. But I don’t put myself in a category. I’m not a lesbian. I’m not bisexual. I’m not straight. I’m just me.

Your typical chick is skinny. How about your typical guy?

I’m into fat guys. It’s more to love. Like, DJ Khaled is sexy. [But] my dream guy would be Rick Gonzalez, the actor. If I see him, I might just take my panties off right there and take him to the bathroom. He’s beautiful. —Bonsu Thompson

Photography by Angela Boatwright

Photography by Angela Boatwright