Weight: 115 lbs.
Photo by John Scandalios
Now, she’s done nearly 20.
“My friends have all been asking me what’s going on,” she said. “They’re wondering if I’m quitting my day job to become a model.”
She isn’t. Lily said she loves her job as an IT professional and she isn’t looking to make a career out of modeling, even though she has lots of fun doing it.
“I’m very practical,” she said. “And I really like my job.”
In addition to modeling and her IT job, Lily also teaches advanced Chinese at a school in Chinatown.
“I’m so passionate about teaching,” she said.
In her free time – if you can believe she has any with everything else in her life – Lily likes to go to Flushing to sing Karaoke or head out to Forest Hills to eat.
While she decided to start modeling on a lark, it’s led to many doors opening. In the works, Lily said, are a TV pilot, magazines and a reality TV series.
“There have been a lot of opportunities,” she said. “It’s something I never thought could happen.”
|Rockaway is not the same without Whalemina.
But the sculpture, commonly referred to as “Whalemina”, was washed away in Superstorm Sandy along with large portions of the sidewalk.
Now, as park officials are searching for ways to reopen parts of the boardwalk, the sculptor of “Whalemina,” Geoff Rawling, has vowed to make another.
“I think it will kind of help Rockaway get back to normal,” Rawling said. “We would want to dedicate it to the first responders and volunteers who were there for everyone in the community.”
Bayside's Scott Ian of Anthrax.
The borough was almost completely shut out of all the major categories for the 2013 music awards. Scott Ian, the rhythm guitarist of metal band Anthrax, was one of the exceptions. The Bayside-born musician was nominated along with the rest of the band for the Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance for their song, “I’m Alive.”
Let’s hope the Queens rocker comes home on Feb. 10 with a Grammy to his name. As for the rest of the borough’s musicians, better luck next year!
Ho Ho Hos?
Last week, the Long Island City-based art collective Flux Factory published a 2013 calendar, which features a year’s worth of racy shots of its artists and staff as models.
Among the risqué photo spreads are portraits of the factory’s own executive director, Christina Vasallo, who poses as a sultry Ms. April railing against the IRS by ripping up her tax bills, and Artist-in-Residence Adrian Owen who nearly skips down to his skivvies - with the exception of a Santa hat - as Mr. December.
While ironically the photos were taken by a group of coworkers, the calendar should be considered anything but work friendly. Order yours online at: http://www.fluxfactory.org.
What Kind Of Policy?
The Public Policy Institute, a research organization based in Albany that promotes public policy, sent out an email before the storm announcing the postponement of a new report on workers’ compensation until later in the week. Unfortunately, someone forgot to spell check the subject line, which announced “Due to Hurricane Pubic Policy Institute to Postpone Report Release.”
We’re not sure what kind of reports the Pubic Policy Institute would release, but it might have something to do with Vito Lopez…
He’s a mean one, Mr. Grinch, stealing iPads from people’s luggage.
A TSA screener at John F. Kennedy International Airport was busted last week for nabbing laptops and tablets from checked baggage at the airport. Port Authority cops got their guy when the 32-year-old decided to take “bait iPads” as part of a sting operation to catch the thief.
When the news hit that the crook was caught, the hearts of passengers grew three sizes that day.
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