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Sit down, play your favourite music album and read the interview with Zuzanna Buchwald, one of my favourite female model and Chris Ladewig, a guy to die for. We're talking about love, committment and hearbreaks. And we all wish to end up like Anja Rubik and Sasha Knezevic - with a fairytale wedding and living happily ever after.
IDOLL: What's the difference between love and romance?
Chris: Are they different? Isn't most love preceeded by some sort of romance?
Zuzanna: Romance is temporary, love is forever.
Zuzanna: Romance is a fleeing moment while love is much more complex. Romance for me is only with a guy, while love is something I give to family members, good friends, my dog...
IDOLL: Do you think men can love and it will be a pure love or they are just into romances? You know what they say, men only care about sex...
Zuzanna: I like to believe that there are men mature enough for true love. In my opinion they have to get fed up with romances before they long for true, unconditional love.
IDOLL: That's kinda Carrie Bradshaw's way of thinking but in the end she found her true love.
IDOLL: Will you agree that men think with dick? But then what about women? (laughs)
Zuzanna: I would, but women often think through a prism of their sexuality as well. I know many women more sex-oriented than their partners.
Zuzanna: I wanted and found both.
IDOLL: Lucky you!
Chris: If a girl can rock a blue steel, I'm sold (laughs). I'm joking. I once had an argument with a girl, who was very open about her dating with men purely for their money. She didn't care how they looked like or the type of person they were. If they bought her shit, she was happy. I made a suggestion of her shallowness. Then she critisized me for my shallowness for wanting certain things in a girl: intelligence, wit, humour, beauty, playfulness, maturity, a good heart...
IDOLL: Oh, so you mean she was a “gift-sweetheart”. Maybe she should start dating a Santa Clause?
Chris: We all want different things. and we all pursue those things which make us each as individuals happy. But personally, i need the complete package... and then some.
IDOLL: Are you in a relationship at the moment?
Zuzanna: Yes, for 3 years now.
IDOLL: So first you, lucky girl. Who's the guy?
Zuzanna: My boyfriend is a hot, smart and amazing Brazilian man. We met each other in a club in New York. I was a little drunk and he was very caring from the beginning. We started talking about art, Brazilian berry acai, universities and nightlife in New York. Soon after that we were inseparable.
IDOLL: And what about you Chris? Why are you single?
Chris: I'm single because my young girl who I loved recently decided her freedom was more important than our relationship. No hard feelings. What we had was truly amazing. We've made some awesome memories and we got to experience each other. Have to be grateful for that. Besides, we all have our paths to lead. My path is about changing lives.
IDOLL: People say it's hard to be in a relationship when you're a model. Travels all around the world, beautiful people around - it all makes you wanna cheat on your beloved!
Chris: Well there is no doubt that this industry is riddled with promiscuity and people cheating on bfs/gfs. But then again, there is just as much infidelity in the rest of the world. It depends on entirely on the person.
Chris: I've never cheated on a girlfriend and never will. It's just not who i am.
IDOLL: So you're just like me. But then again – everyone were cheating on me!
Chris: Considering the travelling lifestyle of a model, it may be easier... You may be away from your partner, your family, friends, then you meet someone, you connect in this forced intimacy situation and then it happens. So if loyalty isn't high on your priority list, being single would be better.
Chris: Like I said, it depends who you are, what you want. When I love someone I don't really want any other. Like Rihanna says, "make them feel like the only girl in the world". So for me it iseasy. It is not so much being a model, rather the distance which makes it hard.
IDOLL: I can bet many people tried to get your attention or flirt with you. The best and the worst flirt situations ever?
IDOLL: Okay, you both said you're not into cheating so let me ask you something. Would you consider a 3-some if your partner would propose it? Or would you rather pick 1 on 1 option?
Chris: No idea! It would be very very circumstantial. Have to cross that bridge when I get there.
Zuzanna: Yes, I would consider.
IDOLL: You've changed since I met you at the beginning of your career (laughs). Good girl went bad?
Zuzanna: I'm rather open and adventurous.
IDOLL: Are u sexually active when you're in a long-term-relationship?
Chris: I'm saving myself for when I'm married. (Laughs) Just kiddin.
Zuzanna: Active and monogamous.
IDOLL: What is the key to a successful relationship?
Zuzanna: I don't know if there is one. Every relationship is different and its happiness is based on the needs of the couple. In my case: common interests, the ability of having fun together, mutual understanding (despite the cultural differences), mutual (I hope) attraction, support that we give each other are surely some of the things that keep us together.
Chris: Wanting the same things. Having similar perspectives on life and what you want from it. Wanting to be with each other. That "want" is important.
IDOLL: Yeah but it doesn' work sometimes.
Chris: Passion! Romance, feeling the love. The desire to be with your loved one. And communication is key! each giving 100%. There must be balance in the relationship and complete trust and honesty. Your partner needs to be your best friend.
IDOLL: If you could pick - a good one night stands everyday or a long-term-partner, what would you chose?
Zuzanna: Long term relationship. Healthier. More interesting and much more of a challenge.
Chris: I'm quite old school. I fully believe in having a certain exclusivity, and I am a hopeless romantic, so long term life partner for sure!! Freedom is happiness, but happiness is best shared so share your freedom with someone you love. Pure true love is like the cherry on the cake of life. Everything is just that little bit better. Life is just more meaningful.
IDOLL: The worst break up ever?
Chris: Maybe this last one, because I loved the girl with all my heart, thought she was "the one". And for that all be suddenly taken away and having no control over it. it hurt. It wasn't a nasty breakup, there was no reason for it to be, we just wanted different things. Now, life continues. You can't control situations but you can control how you think about them.
Zuzanna: Every break up is hard, I really can't pick one. I am very emotional and I get attached to people quickly, so I suffer almost every time.
Chris: Happiness is a choice! Sometimes you just gotta return the book to the library and take out another one. Plenty of interesting books out there to read.
IDOLL: Yeah, sea is full of fish and wood is full of trees. So that will be the last question. Do you believe in love at first sight?
Zuzanna: As a big romantic I would like to believe in one. I know that sometimes you just know that someone is a great person by looking at them, but love, in that case, is too big of a word.
Chris: No, I don't believe in love at first sight. But I believe in chemistry and that "connection"- the spark which makes a person stand out to the rest, which ultimately could lead to love.
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Kennedy Carter: No. I mean, lots of photographers have taken photos of me, but never for anything commercial. I think you can only really call yourself a model if you are getting paid!
No, I have always been really into fashion and I was always very aware that even if I had a face that was suitable to modelling, I would be too short. I think the height restrictions make sense based on the sample sizes that designers use.
I always loved to dance, but last summer Jodie Harsh, a big party promoter in London, contacted me about being in the ads for a new party she was starting, and dancing at the party. Since then I have got to dance at parties in New York, San Francisco, Brussels, and Toronto, it has ben great.
Well I spent a good part of my late teens in clubs dancing with my shirt off, so it wasn't too different!
No not at all. Obviously I have to focus on it because of my job, but I'm under no illusions about it being the most perfect gym in the world.
What is the type of your guy? Would you go for a cute skinny one or you have an exact type you prefer?
I nearly always go for Latin guys, usually at least ten years older, hairy, tattooed, rough looking!
The porn came first. I never really thought I would gogo because I'm not as muscled as most of the guys out there, but once I became better known for doing movies I got booked more and more.
The amount different porn companies pay their models varies hugely, all I will say is I'm getting paid enough to get by!
When I started university I wanted a job that paid well without having to work too many hours so I could focus on my studies, and porn ticked both those boxes. I just off my photos to a few websites and they all responded really positively. I initially worked in Europe and then after filming for Raging Stallion in San Francisco they hired me as an exclusive for a year, which has just ended.
What are your plans now?
Im about to start the third year of my degree, at a university in Mexico City. After graduating in 2012 I want to move to New York permanently to start my Masters.
For sure u remember your first time with a camera. How was it? Were you scared?
It was actually really easy. It was for a German company called Cazzo, and it was a small set up with just the director and one camera man. Also my partner in the scene was new too so we kind of guided each other through it.
Every studio is legally required to get two forms of ID from every model, if models under 18 are used illicitly it is certainly frowned on by the vast majority of the industry.
I wouldn't say there is much preparation, other than avoiding any sexual stimulation for a few days in advance of a shoot. I do think it is just another form of modelling, or acting - you have to be constantly aware of where the camera is, how your body looks from which angles, how much passion you are putting into your performance.
(Laughs) Well the tool takes care of itself, but in terms of my body I work out five times a week, mainly weights with some cardio, and I eat really healthily. Knowing you are going to have a camera pointed at your gut is a really great motivation to put the work in at the gym!
No. I have never worked with anyone I found sexually unattractive, we usually get to check out a model we are going to work out before a shoot. At the end of the day, a shoot is my job and not really about my sexual satisfaction, but about the sexual satisfaction of those people who will watch it - the import_ant thing is to give a good performance.
Things most difficult when it comes to porn?
People misconceptions about our intelligence, morals, or character.
Do you have a boyfriend? Is he in a porn industry as well too?
I have a boyfriend, who lives in NYC, but he does not do porn. He definitely has all the right assets but he is not as much of an exhibitionist as me.
Is it easy to have a relationship being in such an environment?
I guess jealousy can come into it, but as long as you are open and honest most people eventually understand that it is just a job.
SO IT'S LIKE IN THIS JOKE: I AM A WHORE BUT IT'S JUST A JOB - I CAN CHANGE IT, BUT YOU'RE A BITCH - AND THAT'S A CHARACTER.
Photos: Justin Violini (http://www.facebook.com/justin.violini)