MW: Please introduce yourself?
TC: I go by Treasure Chest. I’m a burlesque dancer, a pirate, and a modified doll.
MW: When did you become a plus size model?
MW: Why did you become a plus size model?
TC: To help promote my burlesque side and more recently to help with charity work.
MW: What kind of modeling do you do?
TC: I really like doing pirate shoots, and pin up.
MW: What magazines have you posed for?
TC: None yet, but hopefully that will be changing soon.
MW: Have you done acting?
TC: Not since high school, and that was just some small time play, but it was fun.
MW: Where is your favorite place to model?
TC: Anywhere outside that has things for me to climb on. I have a weird thing where I love climbing trees in high heels.
MW: Who is your favorite photographer? And why?
TC: Currently I’ve only worked with J. Baker, but I love him! He’s easy to work with, and the final pictures look great and still look like me and not a Barbie version of me.
MW: What do you hope for in the future?
TC: To learn to eat fire to make my burlesque act more interesting. And I will hopefully be doing a published photo shoot sometime in the near future is things go according to plan.
MW: Do you do appearances? How can someone book you?
TC: I will if it’s local or if travel expenses are paid for, best way to reach me is through Facebook, second best way is email@example.com, but I don’t check that super often unless I’m expecting something.
MW: How can fans reach you?
TC: Again, Facebook is the best way facebook.com/treasurechestburlesque
MW: What would you like to say in closing?
TC: If any one tells you that you can’t do something because of your size, tell them to go fuck themselves and prove them wrong. I’m a big girl with tattoos and piercings, I don’t fit the “norm,” but I’m doing things I love and I’m helping others through charities I help promote, so I would rather be different if it means I can do all that.