Known for its beautiful women, its also the model capital of the world. Only Miami, Florida could hold these titles, and its what Cindy Prado calls home. Having Cuban-American descent, she started modeling she was 18 years old, and has recently taken off with a barrage of photo shoots and campaigns in everything from FHM and Maxim’s Hometown Hotties, to Wodka Vodka. There is no doubt about it, Cindy is going places. However, before she gets there, she agreed to stop by and chat with us about her job, dating, and most embarrassing moment.
Urbasm: What can your fans look forward to in 2014?
Cindy Prado: I am so excited for everything I have in 2014. I can’t say much until it is out, but expect ‘billboards’. I also just got a spread in this April’s Issue of Maxim Mag, and I am the new face for Wodka Vodka (campaign will be out soon).
Urb: What kinds of things do you think about during a photo shoot? Do you have different characters?
CP: I don’t really have characters, and I actually rarely think about what I am doing (laughs). I am so used to photo shoots that I think my body just goes on auto-pilot and my mind drifts off into random thoughts. You’d be surprised to know that most of the time while I am staring super seductively into the camera, I am actually thinking of what I am going to eat afterwards.
Urb: What is your funniest on-camera blooper that you’ve ever experienced?
CP: I shot a commercial for the paint festival “Life in Color” and they had to throw A LOT of paint on me. However, they made it extremely clear that the paint was not allowed to fall on my face or hair since my lovely makeup and hair stylist spent a long time getting me all done up. Of course, right away on the first scene everyone threw the paint too hard and it pretty much slapped my face (laughs). I had to turn around and dance facing backwards because I could barely open my eyes and was laughing hysterically.
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Urb: Who is your favorite comedian and why? And what is your all-time favorite joke for making guy’s laugh?
CP: I’m not really into comedy shows and probably can’t even mention any comedian’s names other than Dane Cook. I usually make guys laugh by being goofy (A.K.A myself). It doesn’t take a college degree to make people laugh–just be yourself. I hate it when people come up with dialogue to make someone laugh, it should all be part of the moment. It usually takes me some time to open up completely, but once I do, no one can believe how dorky I really am.
Urb: Do you ever approach guys, or do you wait for them to come to you? How would you describe your ideal Prince Charming?
CP: I don’t ever really approach guys. Thats the guys job! I don’t think woman should take that away from them. Our job is to seem inviting (if we are interested), but I think the approaching is the guy job and how they do it says a lot about them. Prince Charming where art thou?! I love guys with a sense of humor and good fashion sense. I absolutely could never date a guy that doesn’t know how to dress. Other than that, of course my Prince Charming would have to be loyal, strong, romantic (yes romantic), and very independent. I love guys that have their own things going on and give me time for mine.
Urb: What are three bits of advice you would give every man, as far as how to approach, date, and maintain a relationship with a woman?
CP: One, Be the best version of yourself. Dont try to be someone you are not, it will fail in the long run. Be the best you that you can be and let someone like you for that. Two, be confident. I get so attracted to guys who know their worth and don’t gush over me all date long. Compliments are nice, very nice. But don’t over do it. Nothing is worse than taking a girl on a date and making her think she is better than you. Three, make time (for your woman)! Keep your individuality, be spontaneous, experience new things together, make time for your friends, be vulnerable, don’t cheat, listen, and always, always–always appreciate the little things.
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