Philadelphia-area model, Kristy Ann Spillane is about to add another entry into her arsenal of talent. Already in demand for her flexible versatility as well as an innate ability to conform to many different genres in the world of modeling, the beautiful Spillane will soon showcase her dance moves and help raise money for a worthy organization at the same time.
This month, Kristy and her husband, Mike will compete in “Dancing With The Reading Stars” – a completion to raise money for The Yocum Institute For Arts Education.
The Yocum is an organization that provides quality programs, scholarships and outreach services throughout Berks County, PA.
Kristy has also started a Go Fund Me campaign where friends and fans can help raise money for the institute.
For the past seven years, Kristy Ann Spillane has been one of the most in-demand models. From being a painted lady at the Playboy Mansion to making the covers of magazines and billboards. She’s also appeared in several movies in addition to her commercial and website work.
I recently spoke with Kristy about Dancing With The Reading Stars, her modeling career and more in this exclusive interview.
How did Dancing With The Reading Stars come about for you?
The Yocum Institute contacted us. A couple that my husband and I know are on the board and had danced in the competition last year. They felt that we would be a good fit to dance in this year’s competition. The competition is a fundraiser to raise money for the institute.
What can you tell me about your Go Fund Me campaign and how the funds be used?
All of the money is going to the Yocum Institute. Yocum is an art institute in Wyomissing, PA that organizes and runs programs throughout Berks County. The purpose of Dancing with the Reading Stars is to raise the money necessary to support their on-going operations, scholarships, productions and outreach programs.
What can you tell me about the competition itself?
There is only one competition on April 22, 2016 at Stokes Castle in Reading, PA. There are eleven other couples competing and the audience will be judging the night of the event. There will be two sets of winners: the couple that raises the most money and the couple that obtains the most popular votes the night of the event.
Let’s talk a little about your modeling career. Was modeling something you always wanted to do?
I think every girl fantasizes about it, but I didn’t think it was in the cards for me. I remember I was bartending in Boston when I was approached about posing for a sexy bartender magazine. The photos turned out great and things just took off from there!
What inspires you the most about modeling?
I like to become whatever character I’m portraying in the shoot. I love all of the aspects from the wardrobe and hair and make-up to the set, props and final image. My fans motivate me and I really enjoy traveling and feeling beautiful during the shoots.
What are your long-term goals with modeling?
I would eventually like to get into the fitness aspect of modeling and eventually compete in fitness shows. I’d also love to explore acting.
Are there any other projects you’re currently working on?
I’m constantly planning shoots and submitting to magazines. I also have trips to Utah and L.A. coming up for some pretty amazing photo-shoots.
Is there a bit of advice you’ve learned along the way that you can pass on to aspiring models?
Always hustle, constantly network and get your name out there and avoid getting caught up in the drama that the industry brings with it.
What are you most looking forward to about Dancing With The Reading Stars?
It can be nerve racking to be dancing in front of close to 1000 people, but we’re looking forward to showcasing all of our hard work and having fun because all of the money is going to a great cause!