Words: Richard “Chad” Antonio
Photos: Tony Yang
Make Up: Milly Vue
Philadelphia, the city of brotherly love, cheesesteaks, and the famous Rocky steps. Just outside of the Philadelphia city limits in the suburbs we were able to find this diamond in the rough. We first met Anna Bui at a party that she was promoting for HIN NightShift in New York earlier this year. We kept in touch and she eventually invited us to party in her hometown. From what one could recall, amidst all the alcohol involved, the parties that Anna Bui puts together are unforgettable.
Weight: 115 lbs.
DOB: March 19
Now the question one may ask, Pat’s or Geno’s cheesesteaks, which one is better? It is hard to choose one and decide, at least until you have tried them both for yourself. In the meanwhile, let’s get to know a little bit more about Anna Bui.
JADE: Tell me how did you get into modeling?
AB: A friend asked me to do a car show and to work at their booth, from there I had photographers contact me regarding photoshoots. I worked with a few, and it turned out to be fun. My first real shows were HIN Philly and SEMA IAS 2006.
JADE: What other work have you done or do you do?
AB: I promote parties in Philadelphia and New York City with Elements Nightlife, and the occassional go-go dancing. However, most of my time is devoted to taking care of my baby sisters who live with me. I have to make sure that I have food on the table for them, otherwise they can get quite angry at me!
JADE: I’m sure they are a handful, but aside from all the work, what do you do with your friends for fun?
AB: Eat, shop, and eat! There is not much to do in Philadelphia which we have not done already, so we venture out to New York and New Jersey. For example, we like heading out to New York to party at Aura and also to Atlantic City to party at one of my favorite clubs at the Borgata. Although I must say that a good conversation over food and a bottle of wine beats any night at the club.
JADE: How would describe your relationship with your girl friends?
AB: It is an interesting bond that we share, we have odd nicknames for each other and we tend to talk for hours on our phones using 3-way. We talk about everything and anything. What guys who date us don’t know, is that when you date one of us, you date us all! We keep no secrets from another, and when we are together in person, we are a group of ladies that are undecisive, crazy, and most importantly enjoying life!
JADE: It seems you are always just an instant message away. What does one do online all the time? Looking for any interesting YouTube videos?
AB: I like to Myspace, shop online, YouTube videos of course, and when I get the chance I like to catch up on watching MTV episodes online with my one and only true love.
JADE: True love? Hmph! Guys don’t seem to give up when they go after a lady. When is enough, enough? When should one stop?
AB: When I tell a guy that he is annoying and it is over and done, I think that is a clear enough message for anyone. I don’t have the time to play games, I say what I need to say.
JADE: Understood, but have you ever gone out of your way to pick up a guy?
AB: No, I don’t need to pick up guys, they always seem to come around me singing Justin Timberlake songs as pick-up lines. Just so you know, that does not work for me. I just use my gut instinct when it comes to guys, if I’m feeling it, then I’ll stick around just a little bit longer to see what he will do next.
JADE: What feature do you get complimented most on?
AB: My friend told me that all I need to do if i need something done is to bat my eyes because they were beautiful. This works often when it comes to jumping the line when going out clubbing with friends, and also when getting out of trouble such as with speeding tickets!
JADE: What pisses you off?
AB: When someone lies to me, I take words for granted and I expect the truth.
JADE: Now, if you had one wish?
AB: As with many people, to be rich! But most importantly, whatever direction my life takes me, that I’m always happy.
JADE: Any advice for upcoming girls?
AB: To be yourself, have fun, and don’t take things too seriously.
JADE: Last words?
AB: I would like to thank Chad and the Jade Crew for this opportunity, also to Tony for the pictures, Wah for closing the doors of Aura for the private shoot, and thank you to all of my friends and family who continue to support me in whatever it is that I do!