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Chinah comes to us courtesy of Kev Hollywood, the G-Unit casting director. Her modeling name belies her Latina roots, but she's beautiful all the same. In this interview, I spoke to this dental assistant/model about her first video, the challenges of being a woman in the industry, and some of her sexiest desires.

How did you get started in modeling?

A few years ago, an ad in the newspaper caught my attention and that's where my modeling career started–with a music video for Sean Paul! I knew then that modeling would be something I would enjoy.

What has been your best, and worst, experience in modeling?

The best part of the modeling world is the awesome people you meet along the way–the people that mean well and want what's best for you. The worst? The not-so-awesome people that are negative and try to sabotage your career for their own selfish reasons.

Where do you see yourself in five years?

I would love to do more of what I'm doing now–gain recognition and respect in my field. I also would love to branch out into acting–that's been a passion of mine since I was a child.

What do you do when you're not modeling?

I work full time in a dental office as an assistant/receptionist, and when I have time off, I love to travel. I also just love family time–I have four young nieces whom I adore to the core, so I always find time to spend with them; they are my happiness.

What does a man have to do to win your heart?

I prefer a woman–I have not dated a guy in 13 years. I like someone that can be herself; I dislike when people try to impress me because then it just goes all wrong. I need someone that's not so serious and can take a joke. Also, to me, looks are very important–when people say its not looks that matter, it's the inside and personality, I don't concur. I have to be highly attracted to someone to date them– I have to be able to look at them in the face. I also need a female that is driven in whatever she does, and a female that can cook is a plus for me since I hate cooking.

Who are your celebrity crushes?

Rihanna, Da Brat, Gabrielle Union, Keke Palmer, Alicia Keys, and Sanaa Lathan. They're all talented, gorgeous, powerful women.

If you could give one piece of advice to aspiring models, what would it be, and why?

This world can be very cut-throat. I would say stay grounded and don't ever give up. Brush off all negativities, and prove your capabilities to people, and you will succeed. – Bernadette Giacomazzo (@bgiacomazzo)