Tell us a bit about yourself...
Hey Impulse Gamers, my name is Ara Cyanide, an alternative model
from New Zealand specialising in pin up, fetish and glamour modelling.
I'm also an experienced fire performer and life-long dancer and singer.
I'm currently focussing on studying performing arts and developing my
business Ear Exquisite, where I design and make couture jewellery for
What made you get into modeling?
Modelling for me actually started out as a way of challenging my
crippling shyness and low self-confidence in my early teens. I ended up
falling in love with it and haven't stopped since!
What do you enjoy about modeling?
I love the challenge of communicating an emotion or story in a still
image. I also love coming up with shoot concepts and always try to bring
something new to the table.
What about nude modeling?
I have a strict no nudes policy, but I enjoy shooting implied nudes
for certain artistic concepts.
Worst part of modeling?
Believe it or not, it's exhausting. One of the downsides to
modelling is the muscle soreness, especially following a
physically-demanding shoot. It's sometimes like doing a long weights
Do you have any tattoos? If so where and what of?
I have three tattoos so far - a flower in a tea cup on my inner-left
bicep, a cupcake on my inner-right bicep and an ancient Greek
inscription on my spine. Each tattoo has a very meaningful quote
incorporated into it.
What's your best asset?
I've always liked my eyes - they're naturally a deep stormy blue colour.
I'm regularly asked if I wear coloured contacts!
I don't like to think of having a 'worst' asset. Sure, there are parts I
don't like and plenty of things I am working on, but there's beauty in
imperfection and that's what makes us human. The main thing I would like
to change though is the scarring on my forearms and legs.
What are three technological things you cannot live without?
My iPod (which goes without saying!), my laptop and my hair irons.
I've been 'blessed' with massive curls so I'm pretty dependant on my GHD
How do you relax?
I love to relax with scented candles, music and tea. Combine those with
a bubble bath and that's my idea of bliss!
Top three things that annoy you?
Gossip, intolerance and crashed servers/losing data!
Top three things that make you happy?
Cuddles, music (listening to/writing/singing...) and anything vintage.
What is your favourite video game?
It's old, but I absolutely love playing the various Neverwinter Nights
games and similar role-playing video games.
If you could go back in time and visit yourself at age 10, what would
"Don't cut your hair, dick."
On the other hand, if you could go into the future and visit yourself
80, what would you ask?
"What do you wish you'd done?"
Married, relationship or Single?
I'm in a steady relationship with my amazing partner Judas.
What do you look for in a guy?
Patience, a great sense of humour, and the ability to express
What is your favorite movie?
That's a really tough one... I'd have to say Interview with a Vampire.
Various styles of metal and rock - I especially love industrial metal
and devil's blues.
Sushi! Anything Japanese really, so long as it's not seafood.
The various shades of purple, and soft blues.
Favourite TV Show?
The Addams Family! Morticia played a big part in shaping my fashion
Without a doubt, cats.
Your motto for life?
"Κατά Τον Δαίμονα Εαυτού" meaning true to his own spirit - this is what
I have tattooed on my spine. To me, it means doing what your soul drives
you to do.
Do you have a fan site like twitter, myspace or facebook?
Yes, I have a facebook page - take a look!
What does the future hold for you?
I don't think anyone can answer that. I prefer to go with the ebb and
flow of life without expecting too much.
Ten words or less for your fans?
Thank you. I couldn't -and wouldn't- do this without you! x
Lastly, any scoops for our readers?
This year is set to be pretty big for me... Keep up-to-date with me on
my facebook page - I've got a couple magazine features and videos coming