20 Questions with Tahiry


HHD (HIPHOPDIVA): The world came to know you on JoeBuddenTV.  Looking back on it are you happy with that decision?

TAHIRY: Yes, very happy.  Don’t regret it at all.

HHD: Growing up what did you want to be?

TAHIRY: I remember going into Macy’s which was a huge, huge, huge store for me and wanting to be famous at 13.  I grew up at 18 to realize I wasn’t tall and skinny to do the runway.  From there my mom was very adamant about me pursuing that and being famous.  I went to a couple of castings looking for a Latina. I graduated and I wanted to be a cop.  My plan B was to be a police officer or go into any law enforcement field.

HHD: Do you consider yourself a sex symbol?

TAHIRY: It’s funny because everything that’s happened it hasn’t soaked in yet.  I do.

HHD: What are you most attracted to in a man?

TAHIRY: If you look at the men I’ve dated everybody’s completely different.  It’s that instant connection.

HHD: Right now what’s your favorite song that’s currently out?

TAHIRY: Usher “There Goes My Baby”

HHD: If you could be anything in the world what would you be?

TAHIRY: I’d probably like to be the Bill Gates in the female version.  The ill dude who does all this computer geeky stuff.

HHD: What is your biggest regret if you have any?

TAHIRY: I have no regrets.

HHD: Are you still shy?

TAHIRY: I am but I’m coming out of my shell.

HHD: What do you like most about bartending?

TAHIRY: Music, men, and money.

HHD: If you had to choose, which female hip hop artist would you be?

TAHIRY: Right now, Nicki.

HHD: What would people be most surprised to know about you?

TAHIRY: I take long baths with my Maxwell, aromatherapy, and glass of wine.

HHD: When you do a photo shoot what are you thinking about?

TAHIRY: As shy as I am I surprise myself.  The minute I walk in its lights, camera, action.  Specifically, when I shot for KING it was my first photoshoot ever and I was nauseous in the morning.  I was like I can’t do this.  The minute I stepped in the building and they opened the door I saw about eight individuals I didn’t know.  I had to be topless and I didn’t care if a nipple showed.  It’s do or die.  I handled my handle.  The shyness goes away.  I’m already in a thong, cottage cheese or no cottage cheese.  i don’t think about anything but it’s do or die

HHD: What advice would you give to a 16-year-old girl who looks up to you?

TAHIRY: I would say to always have a plan.  What a child needs is guidance.  Have a Plan A, Plan B.  Always have something to fall back on.

HHD: If you had to pick your all time favorite music artist who would that be?

TAHIRY: Wow!  I have so, so many.  Al Green…I’m into every type of music.  I couldn’t specifically say one.  Let’s just say I enjoy music from Al Green to Nicki Minaj and the Drakes.

HHD: Ten years from now what would you like to be doing?

TAHIRY: I’m trying to get my acting thing together.  I would love to do comedy…pretty much be a household name and own a couple of businesses.  I’d love to have my own strip club, my own restaurant.  Building my brand and never leaving the business.

HHD: If your house caught on fire what would you make sure to save?

TAHIRY: Everybody that’s with me! (laughs)  Everything is replaceable.  Everything that’s material really doesn’t matter at the end of the day.

HHD: Who served as a role model to you as a girl?

TAHIRY: My mommy.  My mommy’s a hardworking woman.  She raised three very beautiful women and we’re all doing very well,.  I didn’t know then but now that I look back I’m like how the hell did she go to school, work, and take care of us.

HHD: What was your favorite subject in school?

TAHIRY: Well I hated math but I was really good with numbers.  You know money’s everything.  I hated school to be quite honest I just knew I had to do it.  Algebra was pretty much my thing.

HHD: If you had to use one word to describe yourself what would it be?

TAHIRY: Ambitious

HHD: What do you want to be remembered for?

TAHIRY: As a strong independent individual

Keep up with Tahiry at www.tahiryonline.com

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