Kristina Rev has a variety of talents. Whether it’s music related, modeling, or her own clothing project (Dead Mood Apparel), Kristina is constantly working on creative pursuits. It was a pleasure to talk with her in my latest interview in unison with Baller Mind Frame/Pop Culture Spin. Peep my discussion with Kristina below and don’t forget to check out her social media accounts which can be found at the bottom of this piece.
Pop Culture Spin: Kristina, thank you for spending some time with my website. To begin, how would you describe your vibe as a model?
Kristina: Definitely alternative. I’m automatically labeled as an alternative model because of my tattoos and I absolutely don’t mind it one bit! The vibe I usually go for is anything dark, horror inspired, and since I’m a musician a lot of the photo shoots I do are “rocker” themed, so to speak.
PCS: Where are you originally from and based at the moment?
Kristina: McAllen, Texas.
PCS: No one can deny that your look stands out. Have you always considered yourself a unique individual?
Kristina: I would have to say so. I was always the weird kid in middle school who got picked on for wearing too much black. I always hated the way I looked and I wanted to be a cookie-cutter type of girl that just wore cute girly clothes that had all the boys after her. Now I realize how that was never my path and I began to embrace who I really am. Following those years I found myself picking up different interests and hobbies. Music, photography, modeling, my clothing line, acting, etc. That’s where it all started. I think I was always meant to be an entertainer.
PCS: On a similar note as the previous question, you refer to yourself as “Little Miss Psycho” in your Instagram bio. Is this title simply because you view yourself as someone different than most other people or is it just a random term you thought of one day?
Kristina: It initially started with my love for horror film and anything within the horror genre. Also my odd interest in serial killers and murder mysteries. When my clothing company transitioned into a darker tone, I created the Stay Psycho shirts, which is a motto I made up, and they flew like hot cakes. Little Miss Psycho fits my image as a metal vocalist, a horror/thriller actress, alternative model, etc. It caught on and people find it quite appealing. We all go a little mad sometimes. Haven’t you?
PCS: What initially made you want to jump into the modeling world?
Kristina: I always thought I had something different and interesting to bring to the table. I jumped into it at around age 16 which is when I started my clothing line. I think my initial thoughts as a 16 year old girl were to not do it because I didn’t look like a Victoria’s Secret model but when it came down to it I gave it a shot and I’m so glad I did! It has brought me so many opportunities!
PCS: Is there a special mindset needed heading into a photo shoot or do you feel thinking less actually works better?
Kristina: I do try to just go blank and not think too much because it will show on camera if you’re nervous. If anything I lighten the mood by acting goofy and try to make a connection with the photographer. If there’s a communication and a few laughs then it’s smooth sailing from then on out!
PCS: Can you talk about Dead Mood Apparel and your goals with this endeavor?
Kristina: Dead Mood Apparel right now is two-sided. Meaning I have a part of the site that is all vintage clothing and then I also have my personal designs. Both do very well. In the future I hope to really expand in many ways starting with relocation since I’d love to have a physical location. Right now I’m concentrating on keeping Dead Mood strictly online. I will be set up at a few events and I will more than likely continue that for the months to come.
PCS: Did you always have plans of being involved with a clothing project or did it naturally occur on its own?
Kristina: It was an idea at the time in my early years of high school. I was always creative so I started with making jewelry. I then realized I had more of a passion for designing and fashion especially with the way I dressed. This line has gone in so many different directions and continues to grow. I can’t wait to see what the future has in store.
PCS: Outside of modeling, you also dabble in singing and photography. What is it about these passions that you enjoy?
Kristina: I have to say singing is my number one love. I’ve been singing since I was about 7 years old and since then I’ve been in a few bands as a metal vocalist doing singing and screaming and I’m ecstatic to say I’ve shared the stage with some of my favorite bands and many talented musicians. Right now I am working on a solo project. As for photography I love it as well. I started doing concert photography which I always have a blast doing since I’m so up close and personal and I’m in my element. It’s also brought me many opportunities that never in my wildest dream did I think would ever happen. I also shoot scenic, still life, and models. I like to be behind the camera sometimes just to switch it up.
PCS: Do you have any particular plans on the way here in 2016 that you would like people to know about?
Kristina: Just to keep going strong with everything I do within the entertainment industry. A few projects I’m not allowed to talk about at the moment but it you follow me on social media you will be the first to know of all my projects, events, etc.
PCS: Thank you again for giving us at Baller Mind Frame/Pop Culture Spin your time on this interview. In closing, where can readers find you on social media?
Kristina: It was a pleasure!
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