Being on social media makes Misa easy to find, which means she gets invited to gigs that take her all over the globe, including on places as far off as New Zealand. “When I started modeling, I thought of it as just a fun way for me to travel and experience the world. And then I ended up doing it all the time.”
With the world at her fingertips, Misa knows better than anyone how easy it can be to get carried away.
“Don’t get me wrong–i still consider traveling to be the best part of the job, but after a while, it becomes too much, you know? The last two years I’ve been traveling so much; I was on a plane this year for Halloween, which really, really sucked. So recently I spent a lot of time just staying home. I purposely just went missing for a couple of weeks, spending time with my dog, watching Netflix, and it was really just calming.”
We are totally down to Netflix and chill with Misa, so we just had to ask what made her dog so special.
“Her name is Dani, she’s five, and I swear she acts just like a human!” exclaims Misa. “I remember one time, after a month of being away from her due to a business trip, she acted weird when I got home. Like, at first she was really, really glad to see me and then she’d suddenly get mad at me for, two days.”
Downtime notwithstanding, Misa is now based in Las Vegas, where she models while rekindling her talents in bartending. Between wild nights on the job (“I have literally seen people so drunk, they shit themselves”) and numerous modeling gigs that sees Misa pushing the boundaries of her comfort zone (“But no nudes. No full nudes. But… you’ll never know, I might change my mind!”), she’s been working on a few startups of her own. “I’m working on a swimwear line, but I don’t know if that’s gonna go anywhere. I think it’ll be cool though. I’ve been working hard since I was a kid. Hard work makes dreams work.”
Misa hasn’t left her globetrotting ways, though, as she remains open to following her modeling career wherever it goes, albeit with the occasional break now thrown in. “I think that if you just try your best, live in the now and, live in this moment, you’re always experiencing what’s really going on. I love that.”