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SPIRE: Hi Kaya, WOW, You’re 5’11”, beautiful, talented, intelligent, do guys find you intimidating?
Kaya: That’s a very sweet compliment, but you’d have to ask them.

SPIRE: You’re a former member of the Pussycat Dolls, what was that like?
Kaya: That was a world win journey.

SPIRE: You auditioned and beat thousands of girls into the group, that must have felt very satisfying?
Kaya: It definitely was nerve racking. The elimination process was nerve racking. I was constantly holding my breath, praying I would finally make it.

SPIRE: What was the hardest thing about being a pussycat doll?
Kaya: The hardest thing about being a Pussycat Doll was holding back my artistic expression.

SPIRE: You left the group to pursue your own career, what was the reason you left?
Kaya: Ultimately there were many reasons for me leaving the group but the main reason, was not wanting my artistic freedom compromised.

SPIRE: Any regret in leaving?
Kaya: No. No regrets with anything that I’ve done in my life.

SPIRE: Your solo now, how does that feel?
Kaya: Incredible! I’m aware of everything that is going on. I’ve just launched my own label.

SPIRE: So many beautiful blondes in the music industry, what separates you?
Kaya: Well, thank you for including me in the bunch. What I believe separates me is who I am. I think that there is room in the industry for everyone. I believe what separates me is my sound and my vibe. No one can do you better than you, so it’s important as an artist to stay true to you.

SPIRE: Tell us about some of the countries you’ve toured in?
Kaya: I’d have the pleasure of being the only artist to tour in 15 out of the 18 cities in China. My Chinese fans told me this. Singapore is also really beautiful. I had pleasure of Touring all over Europe from Italy to Geneva to the Middle East to Canada and all over the United States. I’m really looking forward to seeing the rest of the world.

SPIRE: You’ve also dabbled into modeling, it’s not hard to see why, how did you find that?
Kaya: I got into modeling when I was about 9 or 10 years old and I’ve been really blessed to be able to do it in between my music career. I want to thank my parents because it’s not really about my talents, it’s more about genetics. It feels weird because I’m a firm believer in brains and or talent and with modeling its strange because it’s something that we can’t help because it’s based off something that we’re born with. I’m thankful to have modeled because fashion is one of my passions. I’m grateful to have had the opportunities that I’ve had I truly adore the fashion industry.

SPIRE: Tell us one thing that fans possibly may not know about you?
I was homeless. A lot of my fans don’t know that for a year with my mother we were homeless living in motels and then eventually living in a transient home. When something like this happens to you, you never forget it and I feel really blessed and humbled to be where I am today.

SPIRE: What’s your nationality background?
Kaya: My father is Native American and my mother is Jamaican.

SPIRE: You’ve been featured in magazines all over the world, what’s it like to pick up a magazine and see yourself in it?
Kaya: Weird! It’s cool, definitely cool but it can be kind of weird.

SPIRE: Sitting on the coach, your video clip comes up, what goes through your mind?
Kaya: Yay! Let’s dance. Awesome.

SPIRE: What about when you’re driving with some friends, you’re listening to the radio and your track gets played?
Kaya: It feels awesome, it feels like all your hard work has finally paid off. Then you’re kind of holding your breathe hoping everyone else loves it as much as you do.

SPIRE: Describe yourself in one sentence?
Kaya: Animal loving, carefree, strong, independent, focused, passionate, athletic, artistic, funny, driven and honest! Me!

SPIRE: Apart from the singing sensation, the beautiful model, what does Kaya Jones do?
Kaya: I run my career, I didn’t have a record label behind me so I started my own label. When no one else believes in you, you have to believe in yourself. There wasn’t a bridge for me so I built one. I had to get my music to the fans and to the people and that’s what Hueman Race Records is. Now with this company not only am I helping my music, but I hope to help many artists that don’t have a label. My label is about artists who can’t get in the door and helping them find a voice and getting them to the fans not holding them back.

SPIRE: What do you have a weakness for?
Kaya: Chips and salsa! I am a huge fan of food, but my weakness is always going to be junk food.

SPIRE: You have an incredible figure, how do you maintain it?
Kaya: I’m a firm believer in working out and believe diet food is for lazy people. I want to taste all of the food I don’t want to taste cardboard. So I’m a firm believer in going to the gym at least I try my best. I like to eat, so I would pick eating over going to the gym any day. Thankfully I dance in my show because I love to eat.

SPIRE: With so many great body features, what do you think is your sexiest feature?
Kaya: My breast! Because unlike a lot of people in Hollywood mine are real, I’m a 33D, that’s where all my chips and salsa go.

SPIRE: I gotta ask, have you ever needed to make the first move on a guy?
Kaya: No I’m a lady I think you should make him work for it! But going in for a kiss now and then it’s okay!

SPIRE: For all the guys reading, a guy has 5 minutes to get your attention, what should he do?
Kaya: Don’t cat call “Yo, Yo”. Just walk right up to me and start a conversation, but you better be smart or funny or both. I look at brains over beauty because one day the beauty will leave, so make sure you have a brain.

SPIRE: Not that it would take much, but what would you wear to seduce a guy?
Kaya: A really tight white t-shirt or tank top and some tight jeans, or a really nice classy dress. I think always leaving something to the imagination is classy. You can see my curves, I don’t need to show you all of them.

SPIRE: If you weren’t an artist, what would you be?
Kaya: A lawyer is the right thing to say, but maybe a cruise line director, bartender, a grocery food proprietor. A fabulous gay man who’s a drag queen, Oh Wait! That’s an artist too, never mind!

SPIRE: Did you ever think you would reach these heights as an artist?
Kaya: Higher! (laughs) Higher! (laughs).

SPIRE: For people looking to follow in your footsteps, what the best advice you could give them?
Kaya: Be yourself. If the door won’t open to your dreams, kick it down. No matter what anyone tells you, you can and you will make your dreams come true.

SPIRE: Best thing about being Kaya Jones?
Kaya: The best thing about being me is being able to have the most amazing fans in all the land.

SPIRE: Where can fans check out more on Kaya Jones?
Kaya: Check out my website at www.kayajones.com also twitter, YouTube, and Facebook and of course iTunes.

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