Interview Q&A by Perfectly Pinup Magazine (July 20016 Issue):
Hair/Make-up: Lynne Evans of The Startlet Parlour
HELLO! NICE TO MEET YOU. WHAT IS YOUR NAME?
Hi there- It is a pleasure to meet ALL of you. My name is Katy Wohlman.
WHERE ARE YOU FROM?
I am originally from Huntington Beach, Ca. But I live in Washington, D.C. Been living here for 3 years now.
HOW DID YOU DECIDE TO FIRST START MODELING?
My mom decided for me actually. She started me pretty young,(10 years old) modeling for a popular brand of young girl's clothing. I really started to enjoy modeling when I was younger. So I continued well into my twenties, doing various types of commercial modeling and Beauty Pageants.
WHICH IS YOUR FAVORITE STYLE OF MODELING? PINUP? VINTAGE? SWIMWEAR? FASHION?
That is difficult to answer. Because, each style brings a specific element to the table, more so for me when I am modeling. You get in the zone, with your outfit, your photographer, the set you're on, the makeup and hair you're rockin' and you just give off this way cool vibe to each style, bringing out a "character" you want not only the photographer to pick up on, but those who are going to be viewing your work!
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE HOBBY?
I have so many. Currently I am Miss. Delaware International 2016. I will be competing in the Miss. International Beauty Pageant in Jacksonville, Florida in July. So I have been extensively preparing for that. And let me tell you, it is A TON of work. Pause on the eye roll, it really is! Granted throwing on a bikini doesn't solve world peace, we know that, but we work super hard for our titles!
DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT?
Yes, how much space do you have for your readers. Kidding. One that won't make my mother cringe with embarrassment would be, Polynesian Dancing. I used to compete in PD for 8 years. I know- A blonde competing against Pacific Islanders, kinda funny right?
WHO ARE YOUR FAVORITE PHOTOGRAPHERS?
Hands down, Luigi Crespo for Pinup. He took a chance and put the confidence in me to get back into the modeling industry and really embrace the beauty behind not only his work but the era of Pinup and Vintage photography. Granted there are many talented photographers-but he keeps it classy.
WHO ARE YOUR INSPIRATIONS?
My grandmother, Jean Ritchie! She is an immigrant from England. To hear the stories of her life including her survival in WWII would make your jaw drop. Many of my exotic features come from her, and she taught me how to be classy and sexy with a lil to the imagination. She is also hilariously witty!
TELL US SOMETHING MOST PEOPLE DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU.
I'm a whiz with random, but useful facts. I'm a huge history buff and I nerd out pretty hard with American History.
DO YOU HAVE A WEBSITE? FACEBOOK? INSTAGRAM?
Yes I do.
I was born and raised in Southern California to a very competitive family of 4 brothers and 1 sister. I come from a line of professional athletes, so I guess my love of competing started fairly early. I have always had a healthy appetite when it comes to competition. I was fortunate enough to win numerous local pageants and later competed internationally in Russia, and won the title of Miss Tourism of the Globe. I then took a hiatus to finish college and graduated Cum Laude from Concordia University. Shortly thereafter, I became a flight attendant for American Airlines. I decided to hang up my wings, change careers and get back to competing and modeling professionally. I was fortunate to be awarded Miss Delaware in January 2016, which is an absolute honor. I will be competing in the Miss International Pageant in July 2016, in Jacksonville, Florida. During my reign as Miss Delaware, I will be volunteering with an absolutely incredible organization called the Suiting Warriors Foundation. I hope with the help of my title and diligent work, I can bring awareness to this great charity.
Love to you ALL***
XO Katy Wohlman