We recently had the pleasure of sitting down and interviewing Aimee Spiers, better known as, Aimztruly, about her modeling career, cosplay, and what made her want to pursue her modeling career. You can find her on instagram @aimztruly
Are there any types of modeling you wish to avoid?
I avoid “social mixers and influencer mansion shoots.” Working with only professional photographers and models attending, & no random spectators helps
me protect my brand, safety and well being.
What is your favorite photo in your portfolio? Why?
My favorite photo in my portfolio
This photo taken by Billy Ward was the first professional image ever taken of me, this is my favorite because it’s the moment my life changed for the better. Shortly after this photoshoot I was contacted by a Fashion Photographer, Steven Bagley and he guided me and helped me get to where I am today with my career.
As a model, how do you organize your daily schedule?
My manager keeps me on a daily posting schedule and organizes all of my photoshoots and brand work for me. I suffer from Adult ADHD, having someone to keep my thoughts and tasks organized is necessary for my success!
What was the hardest photo shoot you’ve done?
The hardest photoshoot I’ve ever done was during a hurricane warning in Jamaica for a Playmate meet and great event, yes I am a Playboy Playmate! The wind was so fast I could hardly see with the drops smacking my face! I never got the images back from the photographer, guess they were too bad!
What was the hardest cosplay you’ve done?
Hardest Cosplay I’ve ever done was captain crunch body paint! The paint stayed on for three days and I had to where a black turtle neck to my day job to cover the evidence.
What was the favorite cosplay you’ve done?
My favorite Cosplay so far has been “Velma” from Scooby doo. I decided this Cosplay was my favorite after getting positive feedback and a loyal Scooby Doo fanbase after my first “Velma” photoshoot.
How do you prepare for a new photo shoot?
I prepare two weeks in advance for photoshoots. I workout, eating clean, & cut sugar completely from my daily routine.
What made you decide to get involved in cosplay?
Since age 3 I’ve been dressing up like characters. I decided to share my Cosplay online to my fans to keep them entertained! I love taking fan requests, some of my favorite Cosplay characters I’ve played were chosen by my fanbase.
How do you handle feedback?
Listening to brands, agencies, photographers and models helps me fine tune my skills and learn what is and is not working.
What types of clothes have you modeled before?
I have modeled bikinis, business, casual and my favorite The Black Tape Project’s high fashion art.
What modeling experience do you have?
Some of my modeling accomplishments include several Playboy publications, Cover and full feature of FHM Magazine, Two Vegas billboards and Celebrity feature’s at international and U.S. based bars and dance clubs.
Tell me about a challenge you faced when modeling.
A challenge I have faced when modeling is finding fitted clothes that have a small enough waist and large enough chest for my extreme body type.
How well do you communicate with others?
I communicate well with the professionals and peers I work. People often tell me I am a good listener, calm and quiet. When I do have something to discuss I speak blunt & direct so that there is no guessing games. I speak with purpose, or I don’t speak at all.
Where have you traveled to for work?
I have traveled to Jamaica, Spain, Cyprus, Turkey, Italy, Australia, Asia, Barbados and Mexico.
How has your education prepared you for a modeling career?
My first photoshoot happened at a desperate moment in my life. After divorce I agreed to be a poster girl in exchange for poker chips to work without paying “house fees” at a popular Vegas Strip Club. I was discovered by Fashion photographer Steven Bagley and began my modeling career shortly after.
Tell me about your biggest modeling accomplishment.
My biggest modeling accomplishment was my cover of FHM magazine. I see my opportunity I’ve gotten to travel as more valuable than any of my magazine publications. Getting the opportunity to experience life and model in over 10 countries. Most people never leave their home town and I am grateful to have had the opportunity to explore. I have been to more countries than I can count on two hands, that’s a real prize.
What’s the longest photo shoot you’ve ever done?
I once did a 7 day Ibiza trip called The Paradise Challenge. Seven days of straight shooting, this is the longest I’ve created professional images all at once.