Marissa Hiroko – Up Close and Personal

Marissa Hiroko is fairly new to the modeling scene, but by looking through her portfolio, no one would notice. Born part Japanese and part Caucasian, Ms. Hiroko started modeling in June of 2011. Her photographic artistry and openness combined with her unique beauty quickly made her a photographer’s favorite. Her beauty easily matches her friendly personality. With a slender physique and tall stature,  Ms. Hiroko was able to pull off  shoots from glamour to seksi. She is a passionate and driven individual that won’t take failure as an option. It’s no wonder why she has been so successful in a short period of time.

When we had the opportunity to photograph a few exotics, we knew Ms. Hiroko would be perfect for the job and we had a lot of fun doing it.

We would like to thank Marissa Hiroko for her time and beauty, the owner’s of the Ferrari 599 and Porsche GT3 RS 4.0, Arling and Nick (we will have more on these cars later); Noel Barnum for helping us with the awesome shots (despite all the distractions), and David for the link up.

And of course Mikey from PVR Motorsports for this amazing video!

Oh yeah, we almost forgot 🙂 , between shoots and editing, Jae was able to catch up with her for a few questions… Enjoy!

Name: Marissa Hiroko Masuno
Hometown: Cypress, CA
Ethnicity: Half Japanese, Half Caucasian
Birth date: May 17, 1992
Zodiac sign: Taurus (:
Height: 5’8”
Measurements: 34C-29-37
Occupation: Student & Model
Relationship status: Taken <3

Jae: How long have you been modeling?
Marissa: I have been modeling since June 2011.

Jae: How did you start modeling?
Marissa: I was always told that I should model, so I finally decided to take a shot at it. Set up my first photoshoot with local photographer and from then on, I’ve been trying to work my way up doing lots of shoots and attending events.

Jae: What do you think are your features that makes you attract the crowd as a model?
Marissa: I would say my smile and welcoming attitude, but I mean making sure I look nice helps too hahah.

Jae: Is there anything you would share that’s been a highlight or toughest challenges of your modeling career?
Marissa: Toughest challenge as a model is fitting into that model “image”. Everyone wants a different look, sometimes you have it and sometimes you don’t…

Jae: Where are you originally from?
Marissa: I am originally from Los Alamitos, CA.

Jae: How would you describe yourself?
Marissa: I would describe myself as very determined and outgoing. I’m fun to be around and love making people smile. I love kids and am incredibly caring person/friend.

Jae: What kind of personalities attracts you the most towards a guy?
Marissa: Definitely has to be able to make me laugh and smile, a very important thing to me! That “bad boy” type, who’s also kind hearted haha.

Jae
: Turn on and turn offs?
Marissa: Turn on: someone who is confident, has a great smile, funny and respectful. ~ Turn off: immature “boys”, trying to be “cool” in front of people, just be yourself!

Jae
: Has anyone used a pick up line to get your attention?
Marissa: Not really. Sometimes a whistle, most just stare until I walk past them, then they whisper to all their guys friends haha.
Jae: Where would you go for a nice vacation?
Marissa: Hmm, somewhere with a nice beach… Cancun.

Jae
: What are your hobbies?
Marissa: I like to paint, I’m into photography too.

Jae
: Are there any hidden talents that you would like to share with us?
Marissa: Haha, wouldn’t call it a talent. I played basketball for 7 years, I WAS really good. I haven’t played in a long time!
Jae: What is your favorite food?
Marissa: Sushi!

Jae
: What is your dream car?
Marissa: A4

Jae
: What type of songs do you listen to?
Marissa: Anything and everything.

Jae: Things you would never leave without?
Marissa: My phone & purse.

Jae: Is there anything your parents don’t know about you?
Marissa: Of course -______- LOL

Jae: What are your future goals?
Marissa: To become a very successful, well known model and obtain a college degree.

Jae: What advice would you tell to an aspiring model?
Marissa: Stay positive and don’t let anyone bring you down!

Jae
: Shout outs and last words?
Marissa: Thanks to all my friends, colleagues and loved ones who have supported me this far! Your guys’ continuous love and support does not go unnoticed. And thank you to everyone I have worked with that has promoted me and provided me with great photos. Lastly, thanks everyone at DaYUUM for all the coverage and support <3

Marissa can be contacted at:

Email:bookmarissahiroko@yahoo.com

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