In 2000 there was an old photo on the cover of the #VillageVoice of a Coney Island carny girl from the early part of the 1900s. I stopped dead in my tracks when I saw the issue on newsstands because I looked exactly like the cover girl (which, if you know me, isn't that rare since I've got one of those faces that can look like anyone depending on the angle, but this was the first instance of a doppelgänger for me). I carried a copy of the issue around and would show it off to everyone and joke that I was a time traveler. I even remember showing it to Paul Banks from Interpol and blushing when he said he found the lady to be striking (because all roads lead back to interpol this week, natch). Well, this week marks the last ever print edition of the Voice and it's with great honor that I was chosen to be on the cover ten years ago in a piece written by the incomparable @tromano206. What was originally meant to be a "night on the town" piece turned into a massive spread and cover that basically defined my career. My parents are so proud of this now but when it came out they were a little taken aback due to the imagery and I can't say I blame them. 😂
Anyway, a little #humblebrag a little #pride and a little bit of #FBF to start off the new year. #shanatova and thank you to everyone who helped make this possible and all the amazing things I've had the privilege of experiencing in my silly little life.