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Saven Mi

  • Height: 5'6"
  • Weight: 120 lbs
  • Measurements: 32-25-37
  • Nationality: Canada
  • Home Town: Hamilton, ON
  • Astrology Sign: Leo
  • Special skills: Being myself :D
  • Occupation: Model, Co-Owner of Kinzoku.ca
  • Website Link: savenmi.net
  • Facebook Link: facebook.com/savenmi
Saven Mi

Where were you born, and how was life growing up?
Saven Mi I was born in Thailand and came to Canada when I was a year old. I grew up in Hamilton, Ontario and it was really tough for me. I was painfully shy and quiet throughout my school years. I didn't have many friends, I was often teased and left out. I wasn't really active in school and never participated in anything. It was just torture! I was too busy playing video games and watching anime to care. I was such a loser! It's kind of funny because everything changed in grade 10 when I went to a different school. I turned into a girly girl, a rebel, a hardcore partier, and had the craziest few years of my life. At least I learned a lot from my experiences and matured at an early age!

What is your ethnicity?
Saven Mi Cambodian

What would the average person say about you?
Saven Mi Hopefully good things. haha

What kind of stuff did you get into after high school?
Saven Mi After high school I went to college for Aesthetics and Cosmetology. I worked at a medical spa until I couldn't take the pain of sitting in an office and dealing with the same tedious tasks day after day

How did you get into modeling?
Saven Mi I've actually always secretly wanted to be a model but never thought I had the looks for it, and I was clueless how to get into it anyway. Eventually I met a model and asked her for help. She brought me to do a photo shoot with her and then modeled at a car show in Montreal. It was an amazing experience so I continued from that point.

How long have you been modeling?
Saven Mi Since October 2008, but I didn't really do much until this year, 2011.

How did you feel being in front of the camera for the first time?
Saven Mi I was absolutely terrified! I had no clue what to do, how to pose, what facial expressions to make, so I kind of stood there like a statue. Even with all the help I could get, I was a lost cause.

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How did you feel walking into your photoshoot?
Saven Mi Extremely excited and nervous!

So would you say you are comfortable in front of a camera now?
Saven Mi It actually took me quite a while to get comfortable with the camera... but yes now I am as comfortable as I can get! I LOVE IT!

Would you say you are pretty comfortable with your body?
Saven Mi I would say so, even though I can be quite self conscious at times.

What would you say is your best feature?
Saven Mi My eyes, though I'm not crazy about the colour which is why I always wear coloured contacts even though many people tell me to take them off haha. They're my eyes and I'll do what I want with them! =P

What's the best thing about being a model?
Saven Mi Everything! The fun, glamour, excitement, and especially the accomplishment of doing great work and having sweet, amazing fans. I LOVE when people come up to me and say "OMG you're... *insert sweet comment here*!!!"

What do you do differently to set yourself apart from other models?
Saven Mi I am just myself! I'm laid back, down to earth, super friendly, caring, and would do anything to help anyone in need. I speak my mind and I'm not afraid to talk about my nerdy interests like DBZ and go crazy over cute things like Pikachu and Domo. I love meeting new people, making new friends, and ya, I really love talking to my fans! When it comes down to work, I'm serious and give it my all. I'm extremely passionate about modeling and will not let negativity phase me or let obstacles prevent me from reaching my goals!

Where do you hope your modeling will take you?
Saven Mi I hope it will take me to the top! I want to be known worldwide. I also hope it will open doors for me into other areas in the entertainment industry. I would love to slowly get into acting, do commercials, music videos, TV hosting, and maybe some day movies!

Any highlights in your modeling career?
Saven Mi Every shoot and event is a highlight. I love it all ^__^

Where can we find you on a typical weekend, if you aren't doing a photoshoot?
Saven Mi Hmmm I'm kind of random. You might find me at the gym, shopping at the mall, chilling at home or with friends, and definitely at the club partying at night!

What keeps you busy away from modeling?
Saven Mi Working on big tings! In other words, business and personal projects. I'm also into just relaxing, watching movies, dining out, working out, drinking, partying, and trying new things.

What do you want to do outside of modeling?
Saven Mi Whatever it is I want to do. Anything and everything I love.

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Five years from now, where do you see yourself?
Saven Mi : I see myself being extremely successful and telling all the haters out there, in yo face!!! hahaha

What is the coolest thing a fan has ever done for you?
Saven Mi A fan made an artwork of one of my photos. I used to be really into art so I know it takes a LOT of effort. I've actually always wanted a guy to do something like that for me but in all my years of dating I've never had it. I really appreciate things from the heart... It totally made my heart melt. Also, another fan actually made all the wallpapers on my website for me ^___^ sooo sweet of him!!! <3

Any photographers you enjoy working with or hope to work with?
Saven Mi I really enjoyed working with all my photographers but I really have to say Kenneth Lam is my all time favourite, I would shoot with him again and again! hehe but I really would love to work with all the photographers around the world! Who wants to be my next favorite? hehe

Which internet websites would you say you spend most of your time at?
Saven Mi Facebook, Tumblr and YouTube all night looong!

Do you travel much for your modeling?
Saven Mi So far, locally. I can't wait to start traveling internationally hehe

Do you like all the traveling?
Saven Mi Hmmm I'm always just excited to get to the destination.

If you could travel anywhere, where would it be?
Saven Mi LA, Hawaii, and Japan!!!

If you could play lead role in any type of movie, What kind of movie would it be?
Saven Mi It would be an action movie! I would be the crazy Asian girl with amazing fighting abilities... with a katana and super powers. I would jump around like a ninja and fly like a hero. I'll be so badass!

Do you have a favorite Car?
Saven Mi I MUST HAVE a hot pink Lamborghini Convertible.

Do you have a favorite drink when at clubs or bars
Saven Mi TEQUILA!!!

What is your favorite type of food?
Saven Mi I LOVE SUSHI, burgers and desserts! I actually really love all foods from all countries though - Asian, Indian, Jamaican, etc. I'm not picky! They're all amazing!

What kind of music are you listening to these days?
Saven Mi Top 40, hip hop and R&B as always. I'm a big fan of 50 Cent, T.I., Drake, Bruno Mars, Ne-Yo and Eminem (uh actually, just his old songs... I still listen to them over and over).

Tell us something you got away with?
Saven Mi Stealing... your heart!!! hehehe

Which celebrity would you like to meet and why?
Saven Mi I would LOVE to meet Tila Tequila because she my inspiration! No matter what anyone says, I still think she's amazing. She is very beautiful, smart, talented and has done very well for herself as an Asian celebrity in Hollywood. Do you know how much harder it is for us? haha.

Best pickup line you've ever heard?
Saven Mi I'm going to tie your shoelaces every day so you don't fall for anyone else. (Awww hehe!)

Worst pickup line you've ever heard?
Saven Mi If you were a booger I'd pick you first. (Haha I actually don't know whether it's the best or worst.)

If you could be a super hero, what would that superhero be like?
Saven Mi Can I be the ultimate super hero? With the strength and powers of Goku, mixed with Superman and Itachi so I can do the Mangekyo Sharingan? If you've seen Naruto you'll know what I'm talking about hahaha. No worries though I would seriously use my powers to fight evil and save the world!

What the worst prank you've ever played on anyone?
Saven Mi Hmmm I'm not much of a pranker but I do like to scare my friends from behind or behind the door whenever I get the chance. Or telling someone I'm somewhere that I'm really not. haha

What the worst prank anyone has ever played on you?
Saven Mi Sneaking up from behind the mirror while I was washing my face and staring into space... I am absolutely terrified of washrooms/mirrors after watching horror movies. It totally caught me off guard :'(

Find a lamp and out pops a Genie, you get one wish, what would it be?
Saven Mi One wish? I'd wish for more wishes! hehe. But if I only had ONE... I'm gonna be selfish and wish for super powers. Only cause it would help me take over the world. Don't worry I would make it peaceful and amazing :D I'll be your hero.

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Are you single now?
Saven Mi Secret ^__^

Tell us about the person your with today?
Saven Mi Ugh he's so annoying. I hate how cute he is. lol

Give us the dirt on your dating life. Any first date rules?
Saven Mi The only rule is, THERE ARE NO RULES. I think dating should be spontaneous, romantic, and amazing. If you add rules it becomes like something planned, or something lame. Lame places have rules. Why would you want to ruin your dating life that way? haha. To me, I say do whatever you want. Go with the flow and do whatever feels right. Just like treating every day like your last, you should treat the person you like, like you'll never see them again =P

Do you kiss on the first date?
Saven Mi If the sparks are flying and we're attracted like magnets, sure why not?

How many kids in high school have asked you out?
Saven Mi NONE from any of my schools!!! I was a loser remember? Haha. I actually dated one guy, who wasn't from my school and was a few years older... after I became a rebel and dyed my hair blonde.

Should a person call right away or wait a few days?
Saven Mi Right away! It's sooo cute and romantic when you know he's on your mind and he needs to call you ASAP. Cause I'm the same way but I'm too shy to call first hehe!

What kind of guy bugs you?
Saven Mi BORING (If you have no sense of humour or can't take a joke, you might as well leave. Go. Just go now. lol) and rude, insensitive, closed-minded, negative guys.

What does a guy need to do to make you stay?
Saven Mi He needs to treat me the same we he did before he got me. Remember the chase? The crazy romance? Let's keep it that way. He also needs to show and prove how much he cares about me. If my fans give me more attention than he does, that's it I'm out =P

What's the worst place to meet a guy?
Saven Mi At a club... while you're drunk! And then you see their photo on BBM the morning after and go, wow how much did I drink? Hahaha I know it sounds mean but it's true, you need to be attracted to someone before you go out with them!

On a date... What does the person have to do to make it perfect for you?
Saven Mi All he really has to do is be cute, funny and sweet! I would looove to go to romantic places or do fun activities... but I have a short attention span so he better keep me entertained. It doesn't matter where you are, it matters who you're with. hehe

Leather or lace?
Saven Mi Depends on my mood. Haha I would say lace 99% of the time =P

Do you have any dreams or goals you're shooting for?
Saven Mi If I told you, I'd have to kill you. Hehe no seriously though... I have big crazy dreams and you probably won't believe me. I'll keep it simple and say my goals are to travel around the world and work as an international model, business woman, and celebrity. It's also not about the money, it's about your value and what you do with your money. All I want is to be successful, help others, be a positive influence and encourage everyone else to follow their dreams like I did!

Where can we expect to see you at in the future?
Saven Mi Hopefully, EVERYWHERE!!! :D

Do you have anything to say to your supporters and your future fans?
Saven Mi Thank you sooo much for all the love and support! I really love talking to each and every one of you. I hope to meet all of you at my shows and even if you see me around please don't be shy to come up and say hi! Even if I look busy, I will make time for you! You guys seriously keep me going and I can't thank you enough!!! XOXO <3

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