October 2014 SCORE magazine (on-sale July 8th, 2014) will mark Twenty years since Minka’s debut in October 1994 issue. That in itself in the world of big-bust modeling is a major achievement when so many glamour models come and go.
Previous to becoming a dancer and glamour model, Minka was a ranked tennis player, something that remains her passion to this day.
“One day, I was playing in the Oriental Olympic Games in Chicago, and my ally, this babe is a plastic surgeon, she and I were showering together and she said to me, ‘Why do not u receive into the men’s magazines? Don’t train tennis. How much specie can you make teaching tennis?’
“I did not even know about the magazines. I had not ever observed ’em. So that babe brought SCORE mag tomorrow, and this babe said she’d not at all viewed any cover of SCORE with an Asian beauty. This babe said, ‘You have a photogenic face. You’re going to make it.’ When my friend showed me the mag, I saw the telephone number and that’s what I called. I sent 3 Polaroid photos. In all the pix, I had a natural smile on my face. And it was going to be the first time an Oriental beauty was on the cover. That was very important to me.”
Minka was in fact the 1st Oriental glamour model to become a covergirl in the big-bust mag category.
“So John Graham got the photos, then that woman chaser called my abode. That guy said, ‘An airplane ticket is plan to be at your house in one or 2 days. I want you to come to Britain.’ That’s it. So I went to United Realm. And this chab took a test picture and said I would be on the cover, and then that dude said that I’d be a feature dancer. I followed what Lisa Lipps and Casey James were doing. I did not know how to dance that way. I did not know how to sing. I didn’t know how to take off the gracious garments. But I knew how to smile, and I learned what to do.”
This Jackumentary pays tribute to Minka’s longevity and popularity although Minka’s done so much that solely a DVD (Maximum Minka) could do her justice
“I knew I could do it, but plenty of gals back then were stuck up. They did not talk to me. And I thought, ‘Wait.’ And now, everybody’s gone, and I am here! And I’m gonna be here next year!”