LRM: What do you do for fun?

Carissa: I love going to the studio and recording music. I love music; to me it’s a true stress reliever… I also enjoy traveling, watching movies, going to the beach, shopping, and spending time with friends and family.<center><strong>Photographer: Charles G. - IEC Studios 
<BR>Hair & Make-up: Kim Bui 

LRM: What are some of your goals?

Carissa: Creating my own skin care line, I have always been very passionate about skin care…I want to brand my name and become the face of this product both Nationally and Internationally.

LRM: If you were on a deserted island and you had to pick between having your best friend on the island or a sexy man, who would you pick and why?

Carissa: I would pick my best friend, because nothing is better than being stranded with the best company…its not where you are, its who you are with!

LRM: What do you look for in a man?

Carissa: I look for a man who is genuine, smart, honest, funny, and witty. I like a man who likes to have a good time. I love go-getters… a man who goes out and gets what he wants is definitely a turn on.

LRM: What else turns you on?

Carissa: A man who knows how to treat a woman.

LRM: What are three things you can’t live without?

Carissa: My family, music, and food.

LRM: Describe yourself in three words?

Carissa: I am very ambitious, loyal, and charming.

LRM: If you could design your own Lowrider, what would you name it, and what would the color be? Why?

Carissa: My Lowrider would be bright yellow, and I would name it STARBURST… because yellow is such a bright, bold powerful color and STAR-BURST says it all.

LRM: What’s your best asset?

Carissa: My smile

LRM: What makes you different than most models?

Carissa: I have been independent most of my life and through my journey it has taught me if you want anything in life you have to work for it. I am not only a model, but I also have two bachelor degrees, and I am in the process of starting my own business in skin care.