by Sad Man’s Tongue
Since we posted “The Ruby Franco Photo Shoot From Heather Ford Photography” we can’t seem to get this Pin Up Girl out of our mind. Not helping is we also seem to be listening to the Dion and The Belmonts Song, “Ruby Ruby” over and over again.
Ruby is one of the gracious Pin Up Girls that is participating in our series, “Cooking WIth A Pin Up.” We hope to have the first Recipe out for all of you to see some time next week.
Until that day we have asked Ruby Eleven questions and she has taken the time to answer all of them for us and for you.
SMT: What was the pivotal point in your life that made you want to model? Was it a movie, a poster, a person or event?
RF: I’ve always wanted to model for as long as I can remember. My mom bought me a subscription to SPIN Magazine when I was 13, I remember flipping through it and wishing I was one of the girls on the pages. Modeling has always been more than a want for me, it’s a burning desire, a need. I’m truly happy when in front of the lens.
SMT: I assume you travel quite a bit, what city inspires you the most?
RF: One city ( I haven’t even been to yet) that holds my heart is Boston! It’s one of the oldest most beautiful cities in my country. It’s rich in history, every street holds a story. It’s beautiful cobble stone streets, open marketplaces, Boston Harbor, the way the leaves change in the fall. Everything about Boston is beautiful and inspirational. Not too mention, Salem is right next door, I love everything spooky and haunted. Who doesn’t love the Salem Witch Trials?
RF: I do love Rockabilly, everything from the music, fashion, hair, and attitude. What girl doesn’t appreciate a sexy Rockabilly boy behind the wheel of a hot rod. One of my favorite things to wear is a pair of rolled up jeans and tee, Rockabilly is a win-win for me.
SMT: What is your favorite Rockabilly, Punk, Rock, or Pschobilly band?
RF: This is the toughest question of them all. I compare music to breathing air, I couldn’t live without it. I honestly do not have a favorite band, I love way too many to pick just a few. There are three bands in particular that I have been listening to non-stop the past few weeks, and they are, The Hillbilly Moon Explosion, A Wilhelm Scream, and Propagandhi.
SMT: Give our reders a beauty tip.
RF: I will tell you what my Granny always told me, ” Wash your face and MOISTURIZE!!” People always comment on my skin, I can thank my Granny for that one. I exfoliate in the morning and wash my face before bed, never forgetting to moisturize. I personally like the Aveeno skin care products.
SMT: Granny was a smart lady. What other styles are you passionate about?
RF: Roaring 20’s!! I could totally see myself in a little flapper dress, singing in a Speakeasy joint. I truly love everything from the 20’s to the 60’s. You can’t go wrong with any of those eras.
RF: Favs ~ Marlon Brando would have been my lover. A Streetcar Named Desire was the first film I saw him in, and have been in love every since. Audrey Hepburn is my girl, instead of a headboard I have a huge canvas of Audrey. You can probably see it in my “At Home with Ruby Shoot.” Clara Bow and Ruth Etting are a few of my other favorite ladies. Look them up if you haven’t already. Clara’s life story is pretty wild!
SMT: What is your long term goal?
RF: At this point in my life, I am not sure of my long term goal. I am just along for the ride and loving every minute, I have no expectations. I have put myself out there and will give 110%. I hope others enjoy my work, and know that I’m a kind, positive, loving person. I truly believe you get what you give, so I give my all. I have already met so many wonderful people, and made so many friends, I just hope I can continue to grow and further my modeling career.
RF: My advice to others is, GO FOR IT!! Carry yourself with confidence and know that you are beautiful no matter what shape, size, color you may be. Pin-up is for everyone, that’s what makes it so wonderful!
SMT: What’s your favorite book.
RF: I just read The Alchemist and it’s pretty high up there on my favorites list. Anything by Hunter S. Thompson is a great read as well.
SMT: Where were you born and how would you describe your childhood.
RF: I was born in Dallas, Tx. and have lived here my whole life. My childhood was definitely a wild ride, we moved around quite a bit, and weren’t the wealthiest of folks. Despite all the struggles we faced my mother had a way of making my sister and I feel like the richest girls in the world. She was a saint for sure! My life has never lacked love, and for that I will be forever grateful! My mother never new a stranger and had the sweetest soul to ever walk the earth. She passed in 07 and always wanted me to model. I know she singing in the heavens, and saying it’s about damn time.
SMT: And damn good timing as well. We are honored that you have taken the time to answer some questions and we are looking forward to trying out that recipe of yours for “Corn Cakes with a Roasted Zucchini Salsa.”