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Photography by Sal W. Hanna

Q&A with Angela Marie

1Angela Marie, tell UnCovered a bit about yourself:
I'm a Supervisor at a drug rehab during the week, Fire and Angle Grinder Performer on the weekends.
2How would you describe yourself?
I'm Italian, from Los Angeles, Intelligent, Sarcastic, and Honest. As for the metaphysical side, I'm a Leo with an Aquarius rising. Very much a fire sign. Passionate, ambitious but the intellectualism, weirdness, and focus on the future of the Aquarian fits me too. (I normally wouldn’t even know this, but one of my best friends is WAY into astrology and JUST did my natal chart.)
3Do you have any special talents?
I eat and breathe fire. I’m working towards a doctorate in research psychology.
4What do you think is your best feature?
My legs, but I get the most compliments on my butt, and weirdly, my teeth.
5Let's UnCover your modeling career. How did this all begin and where are you going with it?
I have a non-exculsive contract with H.V. Quenzer for some performance work and alternative modeling stuff. I’m managed by Steven Rosen at RMC Entertainment for my TV work. I tend to do a lot of self-management though. I honestly, don’t remember how I started. It has been so long. At 15 I was doing a lot of film and commercials and it just happened. I model because it’s the only time I’m girlie. Normally, I’m a tomboy. I don’t do my makeup or hair. I get dirty. This way I am reminded that I can be beautiful too. I’m really pretty professional and have been fortunate to work with consummate professionals as well. I love to shoot Avant garde stuff, art photography, editorial story-telling pieces. I’d like to continue to do bigger publications and to venture into more tattoo modeling, now that I’m beginning to be covered in them.
6Do you enjoy the attention modeling brings?
Yes. But not the dick pics.
7How do you get ready for a modeling gig?
Throw a ton of clothes and shoes in a bag. Drink a bunch of coffee. Eat some fruit. The “routine” is more about working out and eating right daily, taking good care of my skin and hair, not doing my hair and makeup unless necessary so I can stay looking young.
8Do you have any advice to new models?
Don’t listen the the BS. You’re not too short, you don’t have too many tattoos. However, be realistic. Your job is to be gorgeous. Drugs aren’t a good answer to being skinny, they make you look like death propped up. Be healthy. And educate yourself so when your looks fade you can still have a life.
9What obstacles have you face in this industry?
Competition from the newbies that want to do everything for free because they’re scared they aren’t god enough, and those who prefer cheap over quality. It combines to downgrade the entire industry.
10When you're done with modeling what will be your take aways?
Looking at pics and thinking “Oh my, she’s so pretty,” and having to be reminded that she’s me. I forget I look like that. That probably sounds conceited, but I just don’t focus on how I look unless I’m shooting. I’ve become friends with so many people I’ve worked with. I’d hope they’d remember how fun I was to work with. From the fans? Being unique and making it work, I guess.

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Credits

Photographer: Sal W. Hanna

Sal W. Hanna Photography

Uncovered Magazine Founder

Model: Angela Marie de Pietro

www.theangelamarie.com

https://www.facebook.com/angela.m.depietro

Location: Sal W. Hanna Photography Studios, Orange County, CA

Makeup Raven De La Muerte

Hair Angela Andrade

Sal W. Hanna
Sal W. Hanna
Sal W. Hanna is the Founder of UnCovered Magazine and drives the concepts, style and marketing behind the brand. As UnCovered has grown, so has Sal's work in the fashionable nude scene. He found a way to incorporate his unique style to meet the fashion genre and cross over with a boudoir feel. He has developed a hybrid of glamour, boudoir, and fashion with a touch East Coast flare that was influenced by West Coast dynamics. This unique style is what has set his work apart from others and why he is respected by many in the industry.