New Poker Totty Kate Lomax is a complete rookie when it comes to gambling, however, she knows what will win when it comes to entertainment. She is an amazing model and has cut a path in the entertainment world which marks her out as an original. Welcome Poker Totty Kate L!
Do you play Texas Hold ‘Em or Omaha?
Nope, I actually know nothing about poker or any games like that; I have a very short attention span! Snaps about as far as it goes…
Would you have a go at poker?
Yes definitely, but the person teaching me would have to be incredibly patient. I have tried playing before, but was for the most part, VERY drunk, so nothing really made a whole lot of sense.
What is your daytime job?
Illustrator, pole dancer, model, burlesque and fire performer.
Illustrator and fire performer, how did you get into these two diverse occupations?
An absolutely massive fear of wasting life being stuck in a mundane, bleak job I hated. Knowing that you haven’t pushed something to be the best you can be, just settling for the things you enjoy as hobbies & nothing more, doesn’t make sense to me, typical Aries! I’ve been drawing since I could hold a pen, so illustration was always going to be a career choice, and then I think moving to London, meeting people that perform full time and make a real go of it, has been really inspiring, so stopped looking for retail work on Gumtree and decided to set fire to things instead.
How would you describe yourself physically?
My friend said I have ‘cheerleader boobs’, small but perfectly formed! Extremely long legs which are a massive problem on planes/buses/anything that involves sitting down for ages.
Which designer do you admire?
Vivienne Westward, elegant anarchy.
When did you decide that modelling maybe a career for you?
I’ve always loved making images since I was very young, painting & drawing etc, so I guess this is an extension of that, and perhaps a hint of vanity, let’s be honest haha.
Would you say that having an artistic flair has helped you in your modelling and performance?
Definitely, I don’t think you can do either without having an artistic/creative way of looking at things, they go hand in hand.
Who are your favourite models?
Stephanie Seymour, Erin O Connor, Massumi Max
What sort of music and artist do you like?
A bit of everything, Nine Inch Nails, Rob Zombie, Tom Waits, Nick Cave, Alec Empire, Motley Crue, Prodigy, Faith No More, 80’s Matchbox b Line Disaster, Depeche Mode, Massive Attack.
Do you have any hobbies?
Hula hooping! Have been trying really hard these past view years to turn my hobbies into jobs, so do really just spend all my time painting, dancing, rehearsing and setting things on fire…my fire hula hoop is my new favourite toy…
Do you have any videos of your fire hula hooping?
Not as yet but am filming a show really really soon!
What is your favourite entertainment?
I love watching other burlesque performers, & sitting down with a good film, Sakuran is the best thing I’ve seen recently, and The Wicker Man (the original!) is one of my favourite all time films. And I love to watch the bad auditions for X Factor on YouTube, that’s entertaining.
I haven’t heard of Sakuran what is it about?
Sakuran is an amazing Japanese film directed by Mika Ninagawa, about a girl sold into a competitive brothel and working her way up to become an Oiran- the number one courtesan there. It’s adapted from a Manga comic series by Moyocco Anno, and has incredibly stunning imagery, very bright & beautiful. The sound track is really contempory, some really interesting jazz which somehow works alongside a story that is set years ago, a really odd mix of modern & old, the visuals are unbelievably beautiful.
Which cuisine do you prefer?
Japanese, Chinese and Thai
If you had a choice would it be a Prada handbag or a Jimmy Choo shoes?
Jimmy Choo every time! Can I have some?
Which city would you like to be in and why?
New York for the night life, and San Francisco for the pop surrealism art scene. And I do love Manchester but it’s not very exotic!
I too love Manchester, why do people fall for such a rainy place?
The people are so friendly there! I had a hard time adjusting to London coming from the north 5 years ago, the attitude is just a bit warmer up there. I have so many good memories of gigs there, hanging around the Roadhouse & collecting all the Mr Scruff flyers (djs regularly at a club night up there) The music scene is great up there & has a lot of history, with the Hacienda etc, obviously it has its bad parts as does everywhere, I just think its a really loveable city, I have a real soft spot for it.