photos by MARCEL INDIK (www.marcelphoto.com)
www.katiec.com & www.peace4animals.com
1. What inspired you to get into this industry?
I was really inspired when I met Cindy Crawford and her unique, exotic beauty
who has built herself up into such a household name. I also watched Fashion TV
when I was young and always wanted to be like the supermodels walking the runway
2. How long have you been modeling?
I started modeling at the age of 12. I would go to auditions in downtown
Chicago between school. My first big break was on The First Season of "America's
Next Top Model" when I was in my Jr. year of college. Shortly after graduating,
I moved to LA to further my career in modeling and acting and landed my second
TV Show "Deal or no Deal" for four years. Since then, I have co-starred on many
TV show such as CSI NY, Chuck and Working Class. I hosted E! News Now, the TV
Guide Channel and the Show Get Out on HDNET.
3. Who is your favorite model?
Besides Cindy Crawford, I have a list: Petra
Nemcova, Ana Beatriz Barros, Irina Shayk, Alessandra Ambrosio, Bridget Hall,
Daniela Pestova and Elsa Benitez. They are all stunning.
4. Tell us something random about yourself?
I am the Founder and CEO of the the Non-Profit Animal Welfare Organization
"Peace 4 Animals" www.Peace4Animals.com
5. What are you most proud of?
Producing the Fundraiser "Diamonds Not Fur" hosted by Betty White which
was the catalyst for passing the "Fur Free Bill" in West Hollywood. Also
Producing my Docu-Film "Give Me Shelter" about animal rescues, sanctuaries and
rehabilitation centers that dedicate all of their time to helping save domestic,
wild and exotic animals!
6. Upcoming projects?
I am producing the star-studded fundraiser in
October 2012 called “Stars 4 Stripes” to save the last of the remaining wild
tigers on our planet in India. I am currently working on the environmental
educational act (http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/227/837/923/)
and obtaining one million signatures to bring to congress in 2013 so that
children all over our country can be better educated in proper environmental
conservation, the importance of protecting our wildlife and endangered species,
and protecting our natural world through recycling, reusing and reducing.
I am in the process of writing a book about animal welfare and plan to have it
finished in January of 2013.
7. When it's all said and done, what do you want to be remembered as?
As a Leader in the Field as a powerful Animal Advocate and Conservationist with an
8. Additional Comments?
More women in the public eye should use their voice
to speak out about what they're passionate about and give back to this precious
earth we all call home!