We apologize in the delay of posting up this interview, but we have been very busy wrapping up the Holiday season and keeping all of our customers at Enjuku Racing happy. Enjoy the interview with Abigail Michelle, our November 2009 winner!
EnjukuGirls.com: Congratulations on being November's Enjuku Girl, Abigail!!! Is there anyone that you wanted to thank for helping you win?
Abigail Michelle: First of all, thank you, Enjuku Racing, for giving me this opportunity to represent you this month, and thank you, Tunerzine.com, for conducting this interview. I am grateful to all of those who voted and to 12vspotlight.com for promoting my participation in this contest. Most of all, I would like to thank my fans for your never-ending support. Your words of encouragement truly inspire me!
EnjukuGirls.com: We know all of your fans came out to vote for you, do you have any weird fan stories?
Abigail Michelle: Only two stories come to mind. Once, during last year's Hot Import Nights tour, I had a little boy who couldn't be more than ten years old start hitting on me. Immediately, I thought to myself, "Wow, they are starting even younger." Also, I had a fan offer to fly me out to Southern California, so we could go out for a drink. Both situations caught me off guard!
EnjukuGirls.com: A woman that has so many people following her career has to have to have a #1 fan. Do you know who yours is?
Abigail Michelle: Undoubtedly, my #1 fans are my parents and my brother. Whether I was struggling in my fluid dynamics class in college or made a bad life choice in general, they have truly shown me what unconditional love is.
As far as those who know me from modeling, it would be impossible for me to pinpoint just one fan in particular. All of them have been so wonderful and unique in their own way! I am humbled and flattered by their devotion.
EnjukuGirls.com: You have such an impressive resume - Maxim Hometown Hottie, Playboy Girls of Golf, Jay Leno appearance, HIN Semi Finalist
Which of those experiences has helped your career the most?
Abigail Michelle: Surprisingly enough, the most invaluable experience I have had is something not listed in my modeling credits - my MBA. The skills I acquired in graduate school helped me manage my career. Modeling is much more than being attractive - it's a business. You are the product, and your name is the brand. I am continuously marketing the brand and protecting the reputation of its image.
EnjukuGirls.com: We have heard through the grapevine that not only are you beautiful (we already new that), but you are one of the nicest girls in the industry. Do you think it makes your job harder?
Abigail Michelle: Hmmm
I do not necessarily think of it as a chore to be nice. :) I remember in third grade, my teacher had the Golden Rule carved on a wooden paddle: "Do unto others what you would have them do unto you." Ever since then, I have always tried to practice that. Admittedly, there are times when people have taken advantage of my generosity, so I have to be cautious.
EnjukuGirls.com: Enough serious talk for me
lets move on to some personal stuff ;) Tell us about your pet.
Abigail Michelle: Sugar, a six-year-old lop ear rabbit, is my adorable companion. She is very independent. Since Sugar is litter box-trained, she roams the house freely. She enjoys eating, napping, and watching television. I do envy her lifestyle.
EnjukuGirls.com: If Sugar could talk, what would she say?
Abigail Michelle: "Mommy, I love you. I'm hungry - now feed me!"
EnjukuGirls.com: If she was a super bunny, what powers would she have?
Abigail Michelle: She would have the ability to teleport. That way, she can travel to the finest gardens in the world and have a feast. I am sure that she would think that was more delicious than the vegetables from the local grocery store.
EnjukuGirls.com: What super powers would you have?
Abigail Michelle: As my alter ego Samurai Mai in my first comic book feature, I am already stopping an assassin from completing his deadly mission. Naturally, my super power should be martial arts. Abigail Michelle Fact: Supergirl wears Abigail Michelle pajamas to bed at night. Watch out, Chuck Norris!
EnjukuGirls.com: Abigail and Sugar save the world!!!! Speaking of the world, it's a really big place, if you were rich and could buy a whole continent, which would you choose?
Abigail Michelle: I choose Asia since I still have a lot of family there.
EnjukuGirls.com: Would you rename it?
Abigail Michelle: I wouldn't even know where to begin to think of a new name.
EnjukuGirls.com: I would choose Asia, too, because all of my favorite foods come from there.
Abigail Michelle: So do mine
EnjukuGirls.com: Do you have any favorite foods?
Abigail Michelle: Oh, goodness
I do love eating. However, my vices are sushi, French fries, and Filipino food. When I am sad, ice cream miraculously cheers me up most of the time. Also, I absolutely adore the bread pudding from Horseshoe Casino, but I have been unsuccessful in trying to coax the recipe out of them!
I always do these interviews on an empty stomach. Big mistake, because I always talk about food. LOL
Abigail Michelle: :D
EnjukuGirls.com: What's your dream car?
Abigail Michelle: Aston Martin V8 Vantage Roadster
EnjukuGirls.com: We see you do a little drag racing. Are you any good?
Abigail Michelle: I think I am decent - for a beginner, of course. Thankfully, I learned about the "tree" when I was working as a model for GM Performance Parts. Practicing in their drag race simulator has definitely helped my reaction time in real life!
EnjukuGirls.com: Do you see yourself leaving modeling to pursue driving as a career or is it more of a hobby?
Abigail Michelle: Actually, I view modeling and driving both as hobbies. Nothing beats the feeling of the adrenaline rush you experience at the starting line. However, I haven't found a way to make money driving, yet.
EnjukuGirls.com: Well, Abigail, model or driver, Enjuku loves you. Now tell all of our readers why they should vote for you for girl of the year.
Abigail Michelle: It would be an amazing experience to be Enjuku Girl of the year. We would make the perfect team - Enjuku Racing has specialized in Nissan performance, and I am the current Miss Follow the Z Nashville! As a model, driver, and fan of the motorsports industry, I promise to represent Enjuku Racing with enthusiasm and integrity. Until then, I will see you at the starting line!