Photo: Robert D. Cobb/INSC Media & Photography

Bikinis. Swimsuit. Lingerie. Welcome to Glamour Girl!, INSCMagazine’s new bi-weekly feature that will appear every week.

GG! will feature some of today’s hottest bikini, swimsuit, Instagram and fitness models, bloggers, influencers and actresses today in the realm of lifestyle, modeling and entertainment, with a touch of style, class, quality in-depth writing and eye-catching images.


With many celebrating Valentine’s Day this weekend, many of us are preoccupied with showing and displaying our affection for that special someone in our lives.

Whether it is flowers, chocolate or lingerie from high-end retailers such as Victoria’s Secret, Honey Birdette or La Senza, Valentine’s day is the one day in which we have an opportunity to add some sizzle and spice to a relationship.

Thanks to COVID, and many of us being couped up inside of our homes, we have not had the chance or opportunity to express our love or show that special lady in our lives how much we love them, and how much we feel about them.

Thanks to Cleveland-based model, Erica Sladek, we now know that things are getting back to normal, in bring back the spice on V-Day!

 

A green-eyed inked assassin of toned hips, curves and a petite 5’3 figure that’ll stop any man in his tracks, Ms. Sladek is the very definition of heartbreaker if there ever was one. When she is not modelling and breaking many a man’s heart, Erica spends her time riding and training horses as a proud cowgirl.

Below is my Q and A along with photos from our recent shoot at 226 Studio here in Cleveland as we talk V-Day, modeling and how to add some sizzle to any relationship.

 

Who Is She?

 

Name: Erica Sladek

Age: 30

Height: 5’4

Birthplace: Garfield Heights, Ohio

Social Media: Instagram: @tattooed_cowgirl

Photo: Robert D. Cobb/INSC Media & Photography

From one Clevelander to another, congrats on being feature in INSCMagazine’s first-ever Fashion & Spring Issue! How excited are you? Super excited to be chosen to join the issue! So glad to hear I have what it takes!!

Tell us a little about yourself? I am a hard-working woman whether it’s at my factory-based job, My modeling career or taking care of my horse that I’ve had for 8 years now and do competition with. I love anything outdoorsy as you could imagine and still find time to hang with my friends like the average person would!

How does a city girl like you get into riding, showing horses and the cowgirl culture as a whole? I have always been into horses ever since I was a little girl. My sister and I always would play Barbies and always have some plastic horse that they would ride or take care of. Our mother also introduced us at local fairs to pet them and trail riding at different campgrounds we as a family would go to for vacations.

We were both the average little girls who said we wanted pony! We just happened to be that small percent who went through with it and made it a reality!! I was always interested in barrel racing and pole bending. (Fastest time wins running around said objects) I always played around with it but never realized how determined and good I was until about 4 years ago. I love it and would not change it for the world! I plan to do it for as long as I can.

Photo: Robert D. Cobb/INSC Media & Photography

When we had our pre-shoot meeting, you mentioned that Marilyn Monroe was your modeling idol, who else besides her did you look up to? Honestly, she has always stuck out to me the most over anybody else. looking at all those skinny Victoria’s secret models just never interested me the way she did with her curves and beauty!! She is what the definition of natural beauty looks like in my eyes. And she was not afraid to flaunt it!! I loved that about her.

You have a truly infectious and sparkling personality, why do you feel that that is so important in the world of modeling? Because you can have all the beauty you want but if you have an ugly personality, you will never get far in this world! I just like to be myself always and be real to whoever I meet along the way and wish nothing but good karma!

In meeting you, I could help but notice you have some simply gorgeous eyes and a great smile, what else would you say is your favorite feature about yourself? I have always been told my eyes are one of the first characteristics people notice about me. I think they are beautiful myself. But I feel my personality is what is most unique about me! It’s not every day you meet a cowgirl model with a bunch of tattoos!!

Photo: Robert D. Cobb/INSC Media & Photography

With Valentine’s Day coming up, what tips would you give guys hoping to add some spark to their relationship? Go all out for your woman! We remember details and actions most over anything!! Words are simple to say, but actions are what truly keep us around!

What makes you feel sexy? I love dressing up, putting makeup on/ lingerie on, dancing, anything to feel good about myself! When I’m all dressed up, I am reminded just how beautiful I can actually be!

Valentine’s Day? Overrated or greatly needed? Definitely overrated. But for some, necessary.

Any future projects coming down the pipeline in 2021 and beyond? Hoping to do as many as possible! Always looking for my next adventure!!

It was a pleasure meeting and shooting with you here in our hometown! Let’s definitely do it again soon! Yes definitely!!

 

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