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Spotlight Edition: Exclusive interview with Tabori Hawkins aka Miss Bora Bora


Tabori began her modeling career as a fashion/hairshow model.
Over the last year, this North Carolina bombshell has graced the pages of Flava Girl (cover), Envy-Mag, Vixens, Grindin, & UGFM magazines. Tabori has also been featured on numerous promotional websites/blogspots such as GGurls, HoodAffairsTV, TopFlightModelElite, Well Konnected, AfterDarkModels, Carolina Promoters, Carolina Ware, Urbanvisionradio, whblogspot & Hip-Hop Vibe Source just to name a few.
Look for Tabori and her upcoming features in Sweets & TitaniumGirlz magazines as well as &
Some of Tabori’s recent projects include book covers, music videos, car shows, hosting events & fashion shows. She was the 1st female face of “Crew Clothing” and is affiliated with several music artists.
Be sure to stay tuned with her upcoming website, .
Follow Tabori on Twitter, @MissBoraBora and on Facebook (search-TaboriHawkinsTugman).

Hennywiz – For starters; What is your nationality and where are you from?
Tabori – I’m African-American, from a small town in North Carolina.

Hennywiz – What or who inspired you to begin a career modeling?
Tabori – I’ve had a lot of comments made toward me my entire life about possessing the qualities of a model. So I decided to take a chance & put my skills to work.

Hennywiz – You’ve graced the pages of Flava Magazine shot for ENVY Magazine as well.
For the people that might not know; what other publications have you been featured in?
Tabori – Additional features of me can be viewed in print magazines such as Vixens mag, Sweets & UGFM as well as many promotional sites such as Ggurls, Cutie Central, HoodAffairsTV, Hip Hop Vibe Source, Model Modele, TopShelFFent, Carolina Ware & many more.

Hennywiz – Give a rundown of Photographers you’ve worked with to help create your amazing photos?
Tabori – I’ve worked with so many talented photographers such as Derrick Clegg, James Williams, Lorenzo Smith, Paul Lawson & Ibe Bello just to name a few.

Hennywiz – With all the shoots you’ve done so far, which ones have been your most memorable?
Tabori – Looking back at some of my past shoots, I’ve honestly enjoyed them all. Every photographer has their own personal style when creating their magic. By far I love the location shoots versus a studio.

Hennywiz – A question I tend to ask models/vixens is, In this forever evolving business, new faces emerge by the minute. What separates “Tabori” from your peers?
Tabori – Yes, new faces emerge in the modeling industry on a daily basis. But we as models have to learn to stand out & be different from the rest. I vowed to myself that I would be more than just another pretty face. I wanted to own my atmosphere & take my career to another level. As for myself, I’ve learned to stay true to my beliefs & work twice as hard.

Hennywiz – Overall, what has been your opinion of the Modeling industry?
Tabori – Overall I’ve had amazing experiences thus far but I have had my run-in’s with those who claim to be professional but present themselves otherwise at any given moment. You have to “learn” people…word to the wise.

Hennywiz – What are some of your long term goals as you continue to progress in your career?
Tabori – My long term goals are to advance with my brand & hopefully expand my name into a successful company.

Hennywiz – What other interest do you have besides modeling?
Tabori – Being a mother is one of my biggest interests in life. I’m a mother of 2 young boys & this is the core of my life. Besides my family, I’m interested in a wide range of things. I’m very diverse.

Hennywiz – I’m about to get in your business now, lol!! Single, Married, divorced?
Tabori – Yes, I’m in a relationship for those inquiring

Hennywiz – What advice do you have for someone that would like to approach you in public?
Tabori – Present yourself in a positive, respectful manner and you shall receive the same in return

Hennywiz – What are some of the worst pick up lines you ever been hit with?
Tabori – I absolutely hate “pickup” lines! I’ve heard them all. So Please don’t approach me with such stupidity. Just be yourself, like they say 1st impressions stick with you forever.

Hennywiz – What turns you on the most?
Tabori – Style & cleanliness (clean cut type) definitely turns me on

Hennywiz – What is an ultimate turn off for you?
Tabori – Poor hygiene & a man with no ambition are major turn offs for me (my list could go on & on for this topic LOL)

Hennywiz – Do you consider yourself a casual romantic or a super freak?
Tabori – Ohhh…..this is a good question! To me it depends on the moment or mood. I want the best of both worlds!!

Hennywiz – How would you describe your fashion style?
Tabori – My style ranges from classy yet sexy…..depends on the occasion or event

Hennywiz – What genre of music are you into?
I love all types of music & genres of music. I’m a huge fan of the 90’s music as well as the “Oldies but Goodies”

Hennywiz – Drink of choice that gets you going?
Tabori – Vodka or a simple cocktail is my preference. I am however a beer drinker so I’ll do either.

Hennywiz – What is one thing about yourself that tends to shock people once they get to know you personally?
Tabori – I’m really down to earth once you get to know me. I consider myself a people person for the most part. I could literally hold a pleasant convo with just about anyone.

Hennywiz – What is your guilty pleasure?
Tabori – Food & shopping are my biggest guilty pleasures! I tend to do both quite often.

Hennywiz – Name some things you couldn’t live without?
Tabori – There’s just no way, shape or form I could live without lotion or chapstick. They are a must in my survival kit!!

Hennywiz – What can we expect from you in the near future?
Tabori – Longevity & advancement is what my fans can expect from me in the future.

Hennywiz – What advice do you have for inspiring models out there trying to break into the industry?
Tabori – Ladies this a “janky” industry so be sure to stick with what you know and be open to advice. Ask questions, get details! Make sure all steps are moving forward & not backwards. There is no half stepping. Always remember the way you present yourself will be the way in which you are perceived.

Hennywiz – Lastly, is your website and is launching soon; what can fans expect when they visit your site? What is the launch date?
Tabori – Unfortunately there is not a concrete launch date for my official website at the moment but you can expect it very soon. You’ll be able to view recent shoots, blogs, behind the scenes photos, upcoming projects & events as well as purchasing my merchandise such as calenders & posters. I’m super excited about this movement!

Hennywiz – I really appreciate you taking the time to grant me this interview. Keep us posted on your future endeavors and don’t be a stranger. Anything you want to say to your fans out there?
Tabori – I want to give a big Thanks to Wiz’s Daily Dose for this opportunity to open up to my fans & get personal as my career moves full speed ahead. Thank you to my fans also! *blows kiss* coco

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