From Buffie to Melyssa to [most commented girl on the site] – the women have had to show more than just T&A to get your approval. Next up to bat is the 22-year-old Cancer from Cleveland, Asia Lynn. A stunnin’ 5’5” beauty with hips to match wit, Lynn sits down with Beauty & Brains to explain why Cleveland’s got “beauties, too,” drives around “topless” and proclaims herself badder than Michelle Obama.
Beauty & Brains: Where’d all these beautiful women come from out of Cleveland?
Asia Lynn: I’m not sure. We all come from different areas, but they’re coming out of the woodwork! We’ve always been around, but we get overlooked because we’re in Cleveland. We’re some bad chicks, but when you think of fly girls, you think of Miami, California or Atlanta. You have those stereotypes where they just think that beautiful women are the one’s in the videos out of those locations, but there are women all over this United States that are just gorgeous.
B&B: So, what’s your backstory?
AL: I’m basically a Cleveland native who moved out to a little place called Chagrin Falls. I got into modeling at the age of 18 through doing some fashion shows. One place that’s well known here in Cleveland was Waki Wear and I participated in that. I did one last year that was a model of the year competition and placed third in that. I was also in a KING Magazine contest and placed sixth in that. I was in an issue of As Is and The Source magazines, also. I’ve worked in everything from customer service to doing background verifications for a well-known company. All in all, I’m just trying to build up my name in Cleveland and abroad… that’s basically my story.
B&B: How’s the weather been down there in Ohio?
AL: It’s a hot day. I just was riding around topless. [Laughs]
B&B: And you’re not startin’ up any mess?
B&B: Got your top off while driving around is a unique way to enjoy the summer!
AL: Oh! No… [Laughs] My car top is down… topless.
B&B: [Laughs] Oops, my bad! Well, since the Olympics are fresh in our minds, – if you could play any sport – what would you play?
AL: I actually have been watching the Olympics when I can catch it. I’ve been checking it out here and there, but there is something interesting that I’d like to do. I’d love to do the trampoline event. You just jump up and do flips! [Laughs] I never knew that was even an event. I would, seriously, do hurdles, though. I did that in middle school… or maybe swimming. I know how to swim.
B&B: What’s your favorite music to “get wet” too?
AL: I would say R&B. Yes, older R&B music that’s very smooth. Stuff like Al Green, The Temptations, Marvin Gaye interest me. You can throw that in with some Beyonce, Ne-Yo and Adina Howard. Those are classics to me, as well.
B&B: They do say that behind every good man is a great woman. Can Michelle Obama say that she’s one of the baddest black women ever…?
AL: I don’t know if she’d say that she’s the baddest, but she can probably say that she’s one of the black women who got it going on. When I think of bad, I think of real fly, real eye candy type of chicks. She’s got it going on, I don’t think she’s one of the baddest, though.
B&B: So, who’s the baddest, then…
AL: I’d say – Miss Beyonce, myself and Alicia Keys are the baddest women around!
B&B: Did you vote when your turned 18 in 2004?
AL: Yes. I voted for John Kerry. I didn’t like Bush at all…
B&B: How important is it for people to come out and vote?
AL: I think that it’s very important for everyone to come out and vote. The right to vote is a privilege that people fought and died for, but now people really don’t care about it. But all those who didn’t vote for Kerry saw Bush, Jr. come back into office again and now you can see the effects. The economy is bad and it’s the United States responsibility to do something about it. I want to vote for Obama; McCain doesn’t seem in tune with anything. I just love Obama’s policy. It’s time for a change. We need to get something different moving. The economy should definitely change. In Cleveland, it’s one of the broker cities on the map and we need a boost. Gas prices are ridiculous, we’re always driving and I live in a rural area of Cleveland and it takes me a long time to get around. The violence is going up in Cleveland and although we’re not the murder capital of the world, we’re on the rise. You’ll hear little things about somebody getting shot. But this change would be for and centered around the young people. Right now, all the old heads are leaving – literally and figuratively – but I don’t want these young guys to be running stuff acting as crazy as they are.