Sunshine
Shen

Model On The GO

COVER GIRL August 15, 2019

Thank you for being part of our zine.  Tell us more about your beginnings in the modeling industry! 

 

I would say things really started for me when I was hand picked by Hugh Hefner to be one of his famous ‘Painted Ladies’ at all the Playboy mansion parties! It was an absolute honor and such a cool experience. I think back on my mansion days and it still just doesn’t seem quite real. I’m really so blessed! 

 

Where are you located now and where are you originally from? 

 

I currently reside in the beautiful Beverly Hills, California, but I grew up in small-town Florida so, as you can imagine, my final move to Los Angeles — let alone Beverly Hills — just completely blew my mind and reprogrammed my entire way of thinking! I’ll admit that this city has challenged and pushed me to my limits. However, at the same time, it has taught me so much and resulted in me finally discovering myself and my purpose in life. Now I finally understand why they call this “The City of Angels.”

 

Goals for 2019 and beyond?

 

Where do I even begin? I’m an entrepreneur and a millennial — a powerful combination! No matter how many times I meditate a day, I’m still impatient and have a strong need for instant gratification. However, after finally discovering the right team to help manifest my ideas into reality, our first goal for the rest of this year is to build a solid presence and platform on Instagram. This means that my fans will see me posting much more exciting video content and high-quality photos very soon, as well as lots of behind-the-scene material from the talk shows and podcasts I’ll be featured on! Also, I would have to say the most anticipated goal for me this year would have to be my cover for the U.S. relaunch of a well-known magazine; it’ll be the first time I’ll be featured on an American cover. My producer and I are really hoping to push this out before this year comes to an end.

 

What have been the specific challenges in your career so far?  What have been the greatest achievements so far? 

 

Due to the freedom and versatile nature of my career, I’m able to ultimately pick and choose what direction I’d like to venture towards. Although it may be a privilege and a blessing, I finally came to the realization that having so many choices and not being able to commit and build upon just one derailed me many times over the last couple of years. So I would say that the biggest challenge in my career so far would be overcoming my own indecisive nature and conquering my ADHD. Despite all the days I’ve spent contemplating what my ultimate goal is, I managed to focus long enough to successfully secure my Playboy cover in 2018. Becoming a Playmate and Centerfold has been my dream since forever so seeing that coming to fruition really has been my greatest reward! Of course, the cover that I did for International FHM last year didn’t hurt either! 

 

Where can our readers catch up with you out there soon? 

 

I’ll be published right here in America before 2019 is over and we’re aiming to launch my cover for Maxim New Zealand next April! I’ll also be actively posting about the talk shows and podcasts I’m participating in on my IG! 

 

Please answer the following... "If my fans really knew me,  they would know that... " 

 

If you guys really know me you would know that although I enjoy the finer things in life, I actually invest heavily into my spiritual self-realization journey and metaphysical enlightenment.

 

Who are your top fashion inspirations? 

 

You’ll always catch me on Rodeo dressed to the nines. From Chanel to Hermès, the list of my favorite designers goes on and on. Unfortunately, my extremely rebellious nature does not allow me to follow mundane fashion trends. I’ll often wear street brands (Bape Ape, Off-White and Supreme) paired with my favorite limited edition Nikes and a dark pair of Porsche or Balenciaga sunglasses during the day, and when the sun sets, I’ll squeeze into my Balmain dresses and Louboutin heels at a special event somewhere in L.A. while sporting my Birkin, Chanel or Dior bag.

 

Having accomplished so much in your career, are there more dreams you hope to conquer?

 

My ultimate dream and goal is to help the collective man-kind to manifest their own goals and dreams by the effective methods of self-realization. 

 

Any words of wisdom for your fans out there? 

 

Be grateful. Be gentle. Be authentic. 

 

Please list your social media links so our readers can follow you everywhere!

 

I’m @Captainssunny on IG