I Do It [Eye Candy]
Photography courtesy of Angela Boatwright
Words by Sean A. Malcolm
Who says being a video vixen isn’t an aspiration? Ask Southside Jamaica’s own Yoncee, and she’ll tell you differently. “I always wanted to be a video model,” says the 21-year-old, who imposes her feminine phatty during Wiz Khalifa’s camera time in DJ Drama’s “Oh My,” featuring Fabolous, Roscoe Dash and Wiz. “Ever since I was little, I loved playing dress-up,” Yoncee continues. “I would always put on makeup, change my hair color and dance in front of the mirror. But it was really weird because I was also a tomboy.”
Thankfully, the delectable Jamaican and Puerto Rican beauty shed her boyish side to properly showcase her 34B-29-41 thickness. Putting all that body to work while using moves practiced in front of the mirror to up-tempo Destiny’s Child songs, the sexy Scorpio has stood out this year in clips such as Fab’s “You Be Killin Em” and “Down on Me,” by Jeremih featuring 50 Cent. But for Yoncee (a nickname she got from her best friend that stems from “Beyoncé”), her dreams aren’t deferred. “Everyone nowadays wants to be a model,” she says. “So I’m looking for different ways to stand out…like a photo shoot with the snake.”
Were you nervous shooting with a boa constrictor?
[Laughs] I was terrified when they first put it on me, but then I got used to it. I appreciate the opportunity because I overcame a big fear of mine that day.
Anything else you want to cross off your bucket list?
Doing a photo shoot in the water, maybe even under water. I can’t swim, so water is a huge fear of mine.
So far, “Oh My” is your standout video. What is it about you that makes men say such a thing when you walk by them on the street?
[Laughs] Most guys will probably say my butt. Whenever I walk past, a guy always says, “Well, damn. Oh my!”
Does that bother you, or have you embraced the attention your curves garner?
Sometimes it does, but I’m beginning to embrace my curves a little. I don’t even think my butt is my best physical feature.
Okay, we’re game. What is it?
I would say my smile. My smile lets people know the type of person I am. I’m very positive, and I love to laugh.
Looks like you’ve come a long way from your tomboy days as a young’n.
I was teased growing up. My mom taught second grade, so for the entire time I was in elementary school, I was teased because of that—being called a teacher’s pet. It wasn’t until I was in high school that I stopped getting teased.
Considering you’re the object of desire now, being Eye Candy is a pretty huge “fuck you” to them, right?
Of course. I view my success as a slap in the face to everyone who said I wouldn’t be anyone. I’m determined to be someone. This is only the beginning. «