Women We Love: Sabina Kay

When it comes to pure ambition, Sabina Kay is no stranger to working to get it done. Her attitude towards her work (think along the lines of, “yeah, I know I’m hot…now shut up about it so we can get some work done”) is a testament to her dogged determination to realize her goals, and turns pretty into sexy and sexy into powerful in one simple, honest, no-bullshit move.

And yes, she is hot. We’re not blind.

photo: Doug Shimizu. MUA: Marya Moosa

Name: Sabina Kay
Occupation: Model – Photographer – Makeup Artist – Dancer
Education: General Business
Stats: 34C-27-40

How did you get started on your current career track?

I was first enrolled in a modeling school around age 11 (gah, scam, I know, my poor mother!). Nothing really came of it. Finally I did a test shoot for a small clothing company in Guelph about three years ago, a creative shoot a year later, piddled around a bit the following year, but this past year is when things have really taken off for me.

What gives you the most satisfaction as an artist?

Not even compliments or praise (although they are nice :)); but when I see a well-taken photo, where I am on point as a model.

What motivates or inspires you in your work?

Seeing other excellent work and getting to pick the brains of those who create it.

Do you have a personal work philosophy?

Like Nike, I just do it.

If you weren’t doing this, what could you see yourself doing?

One of the other occupations I have listed, or I’d be a flight attendant. I love to travel.

What are you working on right now?

I just completed a video (below, by Videographer Anhtuan Phung) and am continuing to push forward and make connections.

Here’s that video:

Sabina Kay from Studko on Vimeo.
What do you first notice about a guy? 
Eyes. Then smile. Then the way they talk. I’m really good at telling what kind of person someone is by the way they talk.

What gets you interested? 

What keeps you interested? 
Wit and humour.

photo: Kenneth Lam

What’s your number one deal breaker? 
Lies, failure to commit or keep commitments. I’m a really big honour person; my word is everything.

Honesty, a good body, a positive outlook on life, a sense of I-have-my-shit-together and a tiny bit of materialism. 🙂

Lies, sloppiness, cheapness, rudeness, bad manners.

photo: Doug Shimizu. MUA: Marya Moosa

One thing guys should know when talking to a beautiful woman: 
Honestly, we know we’re beautiful. We get all kinds of stalkers and weirdos and randoms telling us variations of that all the time. You’ll go a lot farther if you compliment something we’ve done.

To stay in shape, what’s your basic diet look like?

At this point, I eat whatever and then when I notice inches creeping on, I clean it up a bit.

photo: Kenneth Lam

What sort of fitness plan, if any, do you follow? 

I walk a fair bit now that I’ve moved to Toronto–to and from subway stations, if I don’t feel like waiting for streetcar. 

What’s next for you? What’s your next big idea or project? 

I really want to be in MAXIM. That would make me so unbelievably happy. Or in one of Playboy’s Special Editions – for lingerie. 

photo: Doug Shimizu. MUA: Marya Moosa

Favourite recipe: Not sharing! I’m actually a terrible cook, to be honest.

iPhone or Android: iPhone, all the way. So aesthetically pleasing although I hate how it’s so restricting (I have yet to jailbreak mine).

What are you driving: Nothing. Lost my license for racing. BUT my dream car would be a 350Z. I’ve also grown very fond of Civics.

Absolute WORST experience on set/shoot: I shot with a guy who kept complimenting me…every single minute. Literally. I had to cut it short and tell him that I am, at this point, his professional colleague and that, since he wouldn’t talk to an office co-worker that way, I’d appreciate it if he didn’t do it to me. I’ve been fairly lucky.

One quirky thing about you that never turns up in interviews: 
I haven’t done many interviews to this point so there’s a lot about me you wouldn’t know, but I’ll share a few things anyway. I was a total vigilante in elementary school; stuck for all the kids who got picked on because I’ve always been very strong. I set the record for my school for going to the office for fighting, etc.: 13 times. Not sure if that’s still in effect…probably not.
photo: Doug Shimizu. MUA: Marya Moosa