Batchelor Swimsuit Issue
THE BEAUTIFUL KAKI WEST HAS BEEN SEEN ALL OVER THE WORLD FROM THE BIG SCREEN TO MAGAZINE COVERS, NOW SHE HAS GRACED THE COVER OF BATCHELOR FOR OUR SWIMSUIT ISSUE. GET TO KNOW THE STUNNING BLONDE BOMBSHELL.
Great, it’s hot here in LA!
We are happy to have you grace the cover of Batchelor?
I am pleased to be your Cover Model!
Being on numerous magazine covers do you still get excited when you see
Every time like a little kid at Christmas! It is the crown glory of being a model to land a magazine‘s cover. Even though I have over 20 covers, they always feel like the first.
Where are you from originally?
This is a long answer! Ok here goes, born in Newport RI, moved to Virginia outside DC, then moved to Connecticut and NYC, then came to California for College, back to NYC. Now I own my own place in Beverly Hills!
Were you always one of the prettiest girls growing up, or did you go through that phase of growing into your beauty?
I was a late bloomer, but always had the model physique of tall and thin.
California is beautiful. The weather is beautiful as are the people, but that is all on the outside. It can be a competitive and caddy town. You have to really want it and go after it to remain in California. I have remained and now I am on the top of my game.
How did you get into the entertainment industry modeling and acting?
I was signed at the age of 14 to the Ford Agen- cy in NYC. So I grew up fast as a model with life experiences. Acting came later I majored in Theatre Arts.
Which do you prefer?
They are the 2 loves of my life. I am at a stage where modeling has become residual and acting challenges me on so many more levels. I find myself really going towards acting now.
Pam Anderson is iconic. I would definitely want to emulate a career path like Pam’s. She went with her look and capitalized on it and created a Brand for herself. She is one hot and smart blonde!
What are some of the films that you have appeared?
Legally Blonde 2, Driftwood, Charlie Wilson’s War.
I saw you in the Bronx is Burning as Reggie’s girlfriend, how did you go about getting casted for that role?
The Vice president of ESPN saw my picture thru an email, and said “Wow who is this?” Hence I got the job and have been the ESPN ESPY Awards Trophy Model for the past 2 years.
Do you have anything in the works right now?
Yes I am leaving for Europe for 2 weeks. I will be shooting for FHM Romania and Esquire Magazine. I am thrilled, and have never been to Romania!
What would be an ideal role you would love to play in a movie?
This is easy I am the biggest Michael Mann fan. He directed such hits as “last of the Mohicans”, “Heat”. “Miami Vice”, “Collateral”. In all of his movies the women characters are always strong, independent and very smart while being feminine. My ideal part would be the lead female in Miami Vice opposite Collin Farrell.
Are you a natural blonde?
YES, I have the baby photos on my website to prove it. For full interview click here.
Photography credits: George Hoffman Onyx Photography