Hailing from Detroit, Michigan, Erika Mayshawn, the model/entrepreneur is a force to be reckon with. She has been featured in videos by Dwele, to magazines such as XXL, King, Ironhorse, and Show. She was also listed in Playboys’ 100 Hottest Babes and was on the Spanish Playboy’s cover. But she is as intelligent as beautiful, utilizing her Fashion Merchandising degree for her business venture. This week Eye Candy of the Week talks about her future, her turn-ons and her favorite TV show.
— Emmanuel C.M. (@ECM_LP)
Measurements: 5,10″ 32DD- 25-38″
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Hometown: Detroit, Mich.
Favorite Rapper(s): Lil’ Wayne, Frankie Ocean, Nicki Minaj, Jay Z, Rick Ross, Diddy.
Tell us a little bit about yourself. What do you do when you’re not modeling?
Putting my Fashion Merchandising degree to use, I’m in the back end stages of creating a denim based clothing company. Outside of that, I’m always finding new foods to try.
How did you get into the modeling industry?
I met a photographer (Treagen) who talked me into doing playboy, they loved me and treated me well. I thought it was pretty cool and good money, so I kept at it. Modeling is just a revenue tool to help invest in more solid ventures.
What would you say is the biggest misconception about you?
The biggest misconception is that I’m mean, I’m actually fun loving, I just don’t take any shit from anybody. Another one is that, because I’m slim (size 2) that I don’t eat….I eat more than people twice my size.
What would you say was your greatest accomplishment in modeling? What would you say was your greatest accomplishment outside of modeling?
Greatest accomplishment in modeling was doing the cover of spanish playboy, the cover of XXL with R. Kelly, appearing in HBO’s Hung, and Hostel 3, outside of modeling, walking across the graduation stage
Who is your favorite Hip-Hop artist out now? Why?
Big Sean, I love his vibe. (Detroit Love)
Who is your celebrity crush, and why?
Diddy, I love confidence. But Blair Underwood is making a strong case.
What are your biggest turn-ons?
I like to get a full body massage, oiled up, that usually works.
What are your biggest turn-offs?
When he doesn’t know what he’s doing.
What qualities do you look for in a man?
Leadership, I like the “man,” not the “man” who’s “next” to the “man.”
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Possibly with a masters, relocated, owner of a thriving brand.
What is a Fun Fact about yourself?
I watch Martin like it’s a new TV series, and know all the jokes by heart. I also know Thin Line word for word. (and coming to America)
Any advice you would give women trying to enter the modeling business?
Have a plan, don’t come in jumping in front of every camera, jump in front of cameras that matter, all you need is one good photographer, the rest should be mags and paid shoots.
You can also see Erika in the season Finale of HBO’s Hung, Hostel 3, Trailer Trash (Spike TV), Kiss Magazine (Kiss-Mag.com) Spanish Playboy (Cover) Playboy 2012 Calendar (Nov) Playboys 100 Hottest Babes (#43) Dweles (cheating) Dweles (whats not to love) King (Dolicia Bryant Cover) King (contest with RobinV) Show (Black Lingerie) Iron Horse (Motorcycle mag cover) 50/Fifty Magazine (cover) Str8 Stuntin’ Body Magazine, XXL Hip Hop Soul (Cover with R. Kelly)
She is also hosting at Stadium in Washington DC this Friday and Saturday, April 19-20
Check out some of her videos below.
Hustlebunny Erika Mayshawn
Dwele “I’m Cheatin” Official Video
Dwele “What’s Not To Love”