Maine model Mari Jayne Kief is giving us all the answers we need for our questions that we asked early Monday morning. I sent the model five questions after receiving her page in the comment section on a status I wrote on Facebook.
I questioned the model about her future as an independent model, what got her into modeling, her other abilities and more. I hope you enjoy reading this interview as much as I did doing it! I definitely look forward to write more about her in the future!
Internet Hollywood: Hey MJ! Welcome to your very first interview with Internet Hollywood. Before we get started could you give us a little history about yourself and what got you into modeling?
Kief: I got into modeling when a I was asked to do a paid group photo shoot back in 2010 with Art Koch and Eric Hovermale. I had always been told I should model so I gave it a shot. That same year I also became a spokesmodel for a local radio station 93.5 The Edge as an “Edge Girl”. About myself, I am originally from Downeast Maine from a town called Steuben. I have lived through some struggle but have overcome that through artistic pursuits, my 5 children (Mom of 2 Step mom of 3), and living life to the fullest. Im 33 years old. I hope to be a role model for other models who want to join the business. I am proof your size, your age, your color aren’t a barrier from this pursuit. Its not as easy but Its worth it if you keep at it.
Internet Hollywood: Are there other talents that you possess besides modeling?
Kief: I am a Painter, I paint acrylics on canvas, I also custom paint or draw almost anything a customer requests. I am an actress currently starring in the Maine Independent Horror Film “The Masked Woodland Killings 777” By Director Peter McDermott II. That has been tons of fun. We have a great cast. I get to be a killer. You get dirty, covered in blood, work with great people. Its been an incredible opportunity. I am moderator for several groups on Facebook, Maine Women For Cannabis and Maine Alternative Models, My pet project that im turning into an E-zine. As you can tell my plate is pretty full these days with photo shoots in between. I also sing, cook and dance.
Kief: I wanted to pick a name for more privacy. I spent a lot of time coming up with something that fit. I could have been a Beyonce or a Madonna as my name is Angelece. I chose not to because that is also my mothers name and I wanted to protect her privacy as well. I am a medical marijuana patient for PTSD. I am a marijuana activistAfter I posted my shoot with the incredible Miss Mischief I had an influx of friend requests (from 550 to 5000 in two weeks.) I was blown away. So as a pot activist I volunteered for Legalize Maine doing petitions for pot legalization. I am a staunch supporter of the plant so that is partially where my name came from (Mari). The other part is a tribute to Jayne Mansfield and a play on words with Marijuana (Mary Jane) and Kief is the powdery resinous stuff left at the bottom of your pot grinder. The word itself also mean “pleasure”.
Internet Hollywood: Do you see yourself signing to an agency or staying independent in the future?
Kief: I could see myself signing with an agency in the future if the right opportunity presents itself. I love my freelance work right now because it frees me up to work with who I choose. Doing the type of work I choose. Ive been presented a few offers. I turned them down for being to exclusive. They wouldnt let me do movies. I wanted that challenge. Its been such a game changer for me. Im glad I chose the movie. As for the future I would love to get my name out there more. Be published in a magazine. Working on an Alternative Model/Lifestyle Ezine
Internet Hollywood: What are some upcoming projects you got in store now that will be coming out in the future?
Kief: I am working on My Alternative model/lifestyle Mag. Finishing the film, More photo shoots. I have some cool ideas in the works. And maybe some new tattoos! Im also building my own website to display both my modeling and my art. Im hoping that what I do can inspire others and I hope that I can help someone boost their confidence or maybe follow their dream. It genuinely makes me happy to see others happy. Thank you for the interview. I am honored. I hope it wasnt too long winded and youre able to just get a synopsis of who I am just a little.
~*~*Thank you for reading*~*~
Mari Jayne Kief: Facebook
Photos taken by Miss Mischief – Facebook