This week Street Khemistry gets its passport stamp game up and takes the model search out to Germany (and boy was the trip worth it) where we found the one and only Leyla Stacked. She has produced some hot interviews with legendary Hip Hop icons, and did we forget to mention she’s pretty stacked? We caught up with the Turkish model/hustler/business woman and had a few words with her.
StreetKhemistry: We loved your interview with Redman, how do you prepare to interview such legendary artists?
Leyla Stacked: Awww, thank you! Well, honestly I don’t really prepare too much, which might sound crazy but I always go with the flow…Since I mostly interview artists that I listen to ever since I was a teenager, it ain’t hard to come up with questions…but of course I do my google research.
Redman was easy, because I know him for yrs now and we cool, so I wasn’t too nervous…
SK: What’s more nervous experience, being in front of the camera posing for shoots or being in front of the camera with your favorite artists?
LS: Definitely being in front of the camera with the artists! I always get nervous before we start recording, even though I know we can cut out whatever I want afterwards, I somehow get nervous… I think that’s because of their presence, they are pro’s for years and I am not too experienced yet but still want to seem like it and of course you want to impress them…
SK: How did you get involved in modeling?
LS: That’s a funny story, because I never intended to become a model at all, and I don’t even really consider myself a model, more an entertainer…Since I have been active as a promoter and booker for years, I know many ppl and some club out here offered me to throw a B-day bash for me…I agreed and they asked me for pictures for the flyer, I told them I don’t have any professional pictures and they suggested me a photographer who I then arranged a little shoot with.
After the flyer got released, a few magazines contacted me asking if they could feature me and I told them I am not a model, but they didn’t leave it alone, and my friends also kept trying to convince me…so here I am )
SK: What was your first job?
LS:My first job was at a boutique, me and my best friend then worked there together after school. The owner used to leave us alone as soon as we got there so you can imagine that it was a Club/Boutique…We used to turn up the music and call all our friends to chill with us…good times!
SK: What’s your favorite city in the world and why?
LS: My favorite City is def Istanbul-Of course because I am turkish and I just feel home in turkey, but also because of it’s different faces. You have a historical part with so many nice sights and also a modern part where you see crazy ppl, wearing crazy fashion, the hottest clubs and bars and nice architecture. The food is great and the hospitality in turkey is unique!
SK: Tell us five things you would want people to know about you.
LS: I am very sarcastic, I am a night owl, I loooooooove food (you can always win my heart with some good food), I love kids and I am addicted to shoes!!!
SK: What do you do for down time?
LS: I listen to music, I check the web for new mixtapes to stay updated on whats going on, on the market, I am a very lyrical person, I always analyse the lyrics of an artist…you can have the dopest beats, if your lyrics ain’t right I am not listening to your music-Period!
SK: What has been your best modeling experience so far?
LS: I think that would be my very first shoot, and I am sure most models can relate.
The first time you pose in front of the camera is very exciting and then when you see the results you are speechless, you just can’t believe that it’s you on those pictures.It gives you confidence and motivation.
SK: Are you currently dating?
LS: Absolutely not! I am totally focused on my career at the moment, some evenings it would be nice to have somebody with you on the couch, but I have so much going on right now and still so many plans that I don’t think I would have enough time to make a relationship work.
SK: What makes you unique from other models?
LS: I think the fact that I am european with a turkish background is what makes the ppl be so interested in me – Yes I got a big butt, but there’s plenty of other women with a big booty, so I don’t think that’s the reason…I mean, it’s rare to find a female from overseas that’s successful in the industry, I wish more women from here would be as motivated as me to make it happen.
SK: What type of men are you attracted to?
LS: I am attracted to well mannered, intelligent men…when you get to a certain age it ain’t too much about the looks anymore.
You think differently, because your next man might be the father of your kids,and he should be able to give them more than good genes.
But my man definitely has to be taller than me and weigh more than me, thats the only 2 conditions I have regarding the looks!
SK: Describe the perfect man
LS: The perfect man is not perfect but taller and bigger than me, and well mannered, intelligent and hygienic!
SK: Describe a perfect night out.
LS: A nice dinner with a good and deep conversation and a walk through the night afterwards.
SK: What are your top three turn ons and turn offs?
LS: Turn ons:
Nice arms,I am a sucker for big arms!
Manners-a man needs to know when to be a gentleman and when to be a thug!
Intelligence: I just can’t deal with men who can’t hold a conversation…no matter how handsome you are, if you don’t know how to talk and what to talk about you get dismissed!
Childish behavior – A man who makes dumb jokes or acts stupid around his friends is a total turn off!!!
Long finger nails – If you don’t know how to cut your nails, go get them cut,smh!!!
A messy house – my momma always told me, a man who doesn’t keep his crib clean, prolly treats his body the same way…
SK: What’s the best way for a guy to approach you?
LS: Just be yourself,no stupid pick up line…a simple ”Hey what’s up” to start a convo…
SK: Whats your favorite drink?
LS: Strawberry Margarita
SK: Tell us what makes you sexy.
LS: Well, I have been told my eyes and personality do make me sexy…but I think it’s also my confidence, men want a woman that feels good in her skin, that impresses them.
SK: Which one of your features gets the most attention?
LS: Unfortunately my behind, but also my green eyes.
SK: What is something most people don’t know about you?
LS: There is a lot that people don’t know about me, but one thing is prolly that my right ear is bigger than my left ear, lol…in case anybody has ever wondered why I never wear my hair tied in public!
SK: What music and artists do you listen to?
LS: When it comes to Rap I am a 90′s Hip Hop fan,I barely listen to the newschool artists…Biggie, Lil’ Kim, Wu Tang Clan, Redman, EPMD, Busta Rhymes…
When it comes to Soul/R’n'B I listen to R.Kelly, Aaliyah, Keyshia Cole, Ginuwine, Tank, Avant, Whitney Houston, The Isley Brothers, Marvin Gaye, Luther Vandross…
SK: If you weren’t modelling, what career path do you think would you have chosen?
LS: Make up artist,I always loved to make myself but also others up – It’s crazy what all you can do with make up, it turns you into a total different person!
SK: What can we expect to see from you this year?
LS: Well, this year is almost over but next year will hopefully be as progressing as this year has been for me. I am definitely gonna keep coming up with more episodes of ”1-on-1 with Leyla STACKED” and I also have a few other projects in planning, but I don’t like to talk about unfinished business,that’s bad luck!