One on One with Cover Girl Kaki West
Let's be honest for a second. It's rare to come across a gorgeous woman these days with brains, talent, a sophisticated charm about herself and topped off with killer looks. If you're in need of a specimen, than say hello to Kaki West. Her resume is as long as a football field. You can find Ms. West in the pages of GQ magazine, Playboy, Frederick's of Hollywood , and FHM along with such tv shows as HBO's hit series Entourage. She's graced our digital pages before but now the tantalizing actress/model is here in the flesh to dish out the details that we've wanting to hear since we laid eyes on her. Enjoy.
Where are you originally from?
I’m originally from right outside Washington D.C., a little place called McLean, VA
What is your nationality?
Irish with a hint of Russian
What are your measurements?
I’m 5’9 ½ . My measurements are 34(D), 25, 34
Very statuesque. Give us 5 words that you think best describe you?
Elegant, determined, gregarious, loving, and passionate.
You're back and forth from L.A. to NYC, if you had to pick, which city suites you best?
That’s a toss up. I love LA because it’s me. It has the warm sunshine and a nice comfortable pace. I can drive where I want when I want. I love NY because of the fast pace and they have a much stronger push on education.
You're a world traveler as well. What's your favorite country/culture?
The U.S. of A is my favorite country. I grew up in a very patriotic family, and I love that this is a country that was created to encourage people to pursue their dreams.
What would you say is your best asset? What do others compliment you on the most?
I get the most compliments on my legs, it helps that they are 34 inches long. I also get a lot of compliments on my eyes. They are greenish/ hazel. Some days they are a really soft green, and others they are a deeper green with hints of gold through them.
How long have you been a model?
I’ve been a model since I was 14 years old.
How did you get started in modeling? How did it lead into becoming an actress?
When I was 14 I went to NYC and signed with a prominent modeling agency.
As an actress, what would be your dream role?
My dream role would be an Erin Brockovich type role. The character is a strong, funny, sophisticated, and easily relatable.
I get the most compliments on my legs, it helps that they are 34 inches long.
What were some of your most notable appearances?
I was on the cover of FHM twice and Playboy. I’ve been a host for red carpet events such as the Grammys and the Oscars and I’ve had a small part on Entourage.
You've worked with a lot of heavy hitters in Hollywood. Have any of them made a lasting impression on you?
Bo Derek. She is flawless, ageless, and a huge animal lover. She is just as fabulous in her 50’s as she was in her 20’s.
What do you enjoy most about modeling?
I love to travel and I love fashion, so it’s the best of both worlds. I’ve already gone through two passports, and counting.
So, you're an animal lover? What type of pet do you have?
I’m a huge animal lover and I support animal rights. I have a gorgeous 6 pound Maltese named Roki.
You come from a family of die-hard RedSox family. Are you just as dedicated to the Sox?
Around my family I’m a huge diehard Red Sox fan. It’s in my DNA.
Let's switch gears to learn more about what makes you tick. What type of man are you attracted to?
I’m attracted to an alpha male. Someone who is intelligent, sophisticated, smart- both book and street, charismatic, athletic, a gentleman, true to himself, and a man who still believes in chivalry.
What trait do you think is most important in determining someone's attractiveness?
The number one trait is how they treat others behind closed doors and in front of me.
What qualities do you think the man of the future should have?
The man of the future should be a true gentleman. I think chivalry is dead. If I have a son, I’m going to teach him to have impeccable manners. Please and thank you are going to be at the forefront of his vocabulary, and he will hold doors open and treat women the way they should be.
What body part of a man do you think is sexiest?
The mouth, a gorgeous smile and great teeth… gets me every time.
When it comes to your taste in men, pick one: "the bad boy" or "the nice guy"?
I always used to pick the bad boy and it literally always ended up bad. Now I have a wonderful man, I’ve literally won the lottery with him.
How does a man keep you interested once he's caught your attention?
He keeps me interested by being interesting. By being spontaneous, intelligent, chivalrous, and having his finger on the pulse of the world.
Let’s take it up a notch, are you the quiet type in the bedroom or the loud one?
You would have to be with me to know.
When it comes to men, what are some of your turn offs?
The biggest turn offs are arrogance, cruelty, liars, being deceitful, cheaters, gold diggers, laziness, and losers.
What's the most memorable thing a guy has done to get your attention?
My man flew from NY to LA just to take me to dinner. That definitely got my attention.
In contrasts, what was the worse thing?
Like most girls, I’ve dated my fair share of jerks. I don’t want to give them credit, nor do I remember. It’s the past, and that’s where it will stay.
Do you have a quote that you live by?
"Genius is 99% perspiration, and 1% inspiration."