Name: Kaylee Alana
Ethnicity: Chinese & French
Hometown: San Gabriel, California
Hair color: Dark brown with blonde highlights
Eye color: Brown
Website: [ http://www.modelsinthetrunk.com/2012/04/out-of-the-trunk-with-kaylee-alana ]
[ www.facebook.com/OfficialKaylee ]
Do you have any nicknames that you go by? And if so, explain why?
I do have a couple nicknames. If you ask some of my oldest friends, they still call me Babydoll to this very day because that was my b-girl name back in the day (yes, I did a little break-dancing back then here & there). A lot of people just call me Kay for short if they’re close to me.
Would there be a place you would like to move to and why?
I would like to move to Las Vegas because I think it would be a good life experience to live in a fast-paced lifestyle and work where people normally go to play.
What are some of your favorite foods to eat?
Some of my favorite foods to eat are dim sum, enchiladas, and gourmet cupcakes. Mmm… now I’m hungry
What made you get into modeling?
I started modeling when I got asked to runway model because of my looks and my height. It continued when some photographers asked to do photo shoots with me and I started building up my portfolio.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years? What are some of your goals?
In 5 years, I see myself working at my career job — I’m still young now, but that doesn’t mean I don’t plan on securing my future soon.
I notice you’re also a gogo dancer, how did that come about and what are some cool perks about dancing?
I started gogo dancing when the manager of a nightclub asked me to start. At first I had no idea what it was; with the years of formal training in ballet, hip-hop, and lyrical dancing I figured that it wouldn’t be so difficult. I had no idea that it was it’s own form and style of dancing until I started. Some awesome perks about dancing is getting booked to travel all around the world, meet tons of people, and learn all different cultures and lifestyles.
Do you travel a lot? What are some of your favorite places?
I do travel a lot! I travel to at least two different places per month. Some of my favorite places are Las Vegas, Palm Beach, and Phoenix.
What would be your dream car? And what kind of car do you have now?
My dream car has got to be the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano or the Nissan GT-R (black edition!). I have a 2005 6MT Infiniti G35 sedan.
Great taste on the dream car...
Do you work out? Got any tips?
Yes, dancing is a good cardio workout! It’s probably the easiest work out and it’s fun!
So what does Kaylee do for fun? Does she rage?! Or chill out?
I know I’m about to sound like a chubby bunny, but I’m actually really big on food spots! Anybody that ever travels to Seattle always knows to contact me beforehand for all the good places to go to. I’m like an unofficial travel agent. Haha. And it’s not a big secret that I love dancing — I like going to different nightclubs to dance at new places and to different music genres. So I guess you can say that I can rage when I want to!
Are you single or taken? What do you look for in the perfect person?
Well, I do not have a ring on my finger! Haha. When looking for the perfect person, I want someone that I can truly connect with — someone that I can look into their eyes and just know that they love me with their entire heart, body, and soul. They must be able to make me laugh, be able to deal with my fast paced lifestyle, and not get jealous of my fans.
What is the craziest thing that you have ever done?
Run from the cops? … just kidding. I’m super straight-edged! I think the craziest thing that I’ve done is climb a waterfall and jump off a cliff in Jamaica!
Do you have any special talents you’d like to share?
How nerdy to you want me to get? Haha. I play the piano, string bass, and violin. & I am very flexible!
…. Oh reeally
What kind of hobbies do you have besides modeling?
I like reading romance novels! I have a little library of them. If you ever run out of gift ideas for me, I will always absolutely adore a good romance novel. I’m a speed reader though — so I’ll probably finish that book within a day.
We didn’t get to do a Models In The Trunk shoot but what do you think of the concept of models in the trunk?
I love it! It’s a great concept and I can’t wait to shoot in the trunk with you guys! Pst… I like GT-Rs…
What kind of music are you into?
I listen to all genres of music, but I’m definitely into house music more than anything! I started listening to Tiesto back when I was in middle school thanks to the influence of my aunts and uncles that went to his concerts back then. Haha. Some of my favorite music artists today would be Avicii, Bingo Players, Dada Life, Kaskade, and Steve Aoki.
Got any advice for young models out there starting up?
Yes! Do not wear anything in or pose in that you would not want to see yourself in a couple years from now — in other words: stay classy. Wear clothes that fit your body type. Stay healthy: eat right and work out. Not all models are the best role models; keep your reputation clean, do not sleep around, do not get drunk to the point where you are sloppy enough to need other people to take care of you, don’t pose too provocatively in pictures and videos (we’re not adult film stars so don’t act like it), and make a good name for yourself by being on time and a hard worker.
What inspires you every day?
I’m inspired by the goals that I want to reach every single day!
Is there anything else you would like to talk about yourself?
When I’m not touring with Hot Import Nights around the country, I’m a Cowgirl at Cowgirls Inc American Saloon in Seattle! Have you guys ever seen the movie Coyote Ugly? It’s just like that — but better! Come visit me at work if you guys ever fly to the Emerald City!
Do you have any shout outs or anyone you would like to thank?
I definitely have a lot of people that I would like to mention: my famiy and relatives, Arley Elizabeth, Benilda Devarie, Cherry Lei, Michelle Yee, Nikita Esco, Rosemarie Calloway, Roxy Ayala, Thao Nguyen, Vi Pham, Alan Letran, Andrew Yang, Corey Hosford <3, Sebastien Marx, Cowgirls Inc, Hot Import Nights, IHeartModels, J Valentine, NWMotiv, PNW_INC, Super Geek League, Team Menace, Two In The Shirt, USC Events, and Widescreen Eye Films!
Photographed by Randy Ly