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Bully Girl: Donshea Hopkins

Donshea Hopkins

When was your first role as an actress?
My first role was a principal role playing myself on Sesame Street, in a scene with the amazing Abby Caddy, saying the Alphabet and improving with the character at age 4. By the way, we had the same hair back then , how cool! I had so much fun because I wanted to be on that show each time I watched, and I was fortunate enough to do so. Still grateful!

What was the biggest role as a young actress?
My biggest role as a young actress at this time… I would have to say each and every role I was ever cast for, because each character had a special place in my life. At that moment for me nothing else mattered, but what I was doing! I am having a blast playing this role. It’s my role. I focus on the now. I love bringing actual life to words from a piece of paper! Each role creates and continues to mold the actress that I am today. Every role teachs me something new. It’s like a Rubix cube. Solve it, and it’s a great feeling!

What inspired you to begin your career as an actress?
For as long as I can remember, I asked my mom about being on TV. Lol, it might have been my first words, but according to my mom, I first asked at 1 years old and stayed on that path until age 3. One New Year’s Eve, I asked my mom “How come you don’t want me to be on TV? “ You said I could be and do anything.” My mom started to cry, and said you know what Donshea, it’s not that I don’t want you to be on TV. I don’t know what to do, but you know what I will down size my business, and this year is yours! I will find out what to do, and let’s do it! I had to wait until I turned 4 years old. My birthday is in March. I did it in less than a year, and here we are!

What kind of roles do you prefer?
I prefer roles that have dialogue, emotion combined with improv, because now thats a challenge to balance all things. You have to think on your feet. Now that’s fun! I actually get to act and use my brain, but the most interesting role for me is to act and sing on television! What a dream to do two of the things I really love doing more then anything in the world, and on camera! I’m passionate about my job. I’m blessed to be able share my love for the arts with the world. Any role that I’m allowed to have multiple levels of acting and combinations, meaning singing, rapping, playing instruments, or even playing sports, i’m interested! I am so passionate about life. My mom constantly tells me to embrace and enjoy life because it’s your life, and you only get one. I have no regrets, just lessons learned.

What was your toughest role as a young actress?
To be honest, I haven’t had one yet. They’re all a challenge, but not tough.

Who are some of your favorite actors or actresses?
I admire and respect so many it’s really not fair to choose. The greats before me, and the greats now. I have worked in the past with, and am currently working with some outstanding actresses and actors, who I truly adore for real! Outside of that Zendaya is killing the acting scene on multiple levels, She acts, sings, and dances. Shailene Woodly is on fire right now. She is doing what all young actresses want to do, having multiple faucets of things moving, or in circulation at the same time. Work!

What have you learned from the directors that you have worked with throughout your career?
I learned to just be myself, be spontaneous, listen and have respect. At the end of the day, they call the shots, no matter how big you are.

Do you have any upcoming acting projects that our readers should look out for?
Yes. I’m doing a play to raise awareness on FGM/C and Child Marriage in developing countries. It’s still confidential and in the beginning stages, but as soon as I get clearance, I’ll tell you guys all about it! Of course you guys know, I’m still playing Raina St. Patrick on POWER, (which I absolutely love doing) and working on my album.

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The word on the street is that you also do music. Tell our readers about your music venture and how that is working out for you.

I’m working on my album 3Point2, and it’s mostly a pop album, but I have music of almost every genre on there. I have pop, indie, R&B, and I even have some rap songs. So I think that my album would be really interesting and inspiring, especially to young girls. Heres a fun fact! I wrote and co-wrote everything on my album!

Have you always been into music, or is this something new for you?
I’ve always had a love for music since I was young. Maybe 3 or 4 years old. Whenever I was playing with my toys, reading, or watching tv, I would always sing! Anything from nursery rhymes, to songs on the radio. But I didn’t really get into music until I was six, when I got my first real guitar! Then I started taking voice, guitar, and piano lessons. Even in my free time I would sit down with my guitar and start writing songs. Yes at six years old, I was writing songs! That’s basically how my music career started.

Who are some of your favorite artists in the music industry?
I love and respect all musicians, because I know how tough it is being one. But my all time favs would have to be, Beyoncé, Adele, Ariana Grande, Demi Lovato, Justin Bieber, 1D, Chris Brown, and the list goes on! But they all have amazing vocal ranges, and they’re not afraid to take risk.

If you could work with anyone on your next song, who would it be?
It would definitely be Ariana Grande! She’s so inspiring, and just an all around wonderful person with a great spirit! Her voice is amazing. It would just be an honor to even stand next to her! But I’d love to do a collaboration with any artist!

How hard is it to balance schoolwork, with your busy career as an actress and songwriter?
It isn’t that hard for me since I’m homeschooled. My mom’s my teacher so she keeps me in check, and makes sure I don’t get too stressed out or slack off. I just try to separate work from school. When I need to focus on my career for a big role, or I’m working on a song, my mom lets me focus on that by incorporating it into my schoolwork. At the end of the day, she makes it easy to relax and be a kid.

What motto do you live by?
I live by a lot of mottos, but the one that I love the most is “The only person that can beat you is you”.
Most of all, “always remain humble”.

Any last shoutouts?
I had so much fun answering these questions and talking with you guys! But I’d just like to give at huge shoutout to all of my Team Donshea members, and to everyone who’s helped me in my career! Most of all I’d like to thank Real Estate Smoke Mel Muzik, and my mom of course! They’ve been helping from the start of my music career, and deserve a lot of credit! Of course I’d like to thank my agents and managers who’ve always believed in me, and continue to help me throughout my amazing career! I love you all.

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Robyn Stunts: Bully Girl aka Motorcycle Stunt Rider

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Bully Girl Robyn Stunts

First off, we want to thank you for giving up some time in your busy schedule to do this interview for us. For those people who don’t know you, can you shed some light on your personal background and let us know what got you into the world of motorcycle stunt riding?
Of course! Thank you so much for this opportunity to speak with Bully Girl Magazine. I’m Robyn Diamond aka Robyn Stunts, and I’m one out of a handful of female motorcycle stunt riders. I started riding motorcycles in 2011, and started trying to wheelie in 2011 as well. I was born and raised in MA, and decided to move to CA in 2014 for the weather and change of pace. I’ve been lucky enough to land some really sweet gigs because of my wheelies. I’ve stunt doubled for Taylor Swift, rode in a French Montana video, and did a fashion campaign shoot with Armani Exchange – all on one wheel. Those are just a few of my fav gigs.

My brother turned me onto stunt riding. He used to do crazy fast wheelies on the highway, and I thought – wow he’s so cool I want to be like him haha. Once I got my motorcycle license, I met some riders that rode slower more controlled parking lot wheelies, and I decided to learn to do it too.

Robyn Stunts: Bully Girl aka Motorcycle Stunt Rider

Are you just naturally fearless, or do you ever worry about the risk of injuries that can come from stunt riding?
I would say I’m not naturally fearless. I’d say I’m right in the middle of safe and fearless. I like to do extreme things, get outside my comfort zone and push my limits – but that “be careful” voice kicks in a little more often than I would like haha. I def worry about the risk of injury, but I try not to let it get to me too much. I think you can get more injured just street riding, or driving a car. Most of my stunts are at a pretty slow speed. If I break something, it will heal.

What was the first street bike you ever rode, and how long did it take you to master your first stunt?
The first street bike I ever rode was a 2005 Honda CBR 600rr. 🙂 I still miss that bike. I sold that bike when I bought my stunt bike, because I didn’t think I needed two bikes. Now I know better haha. I have two and want about twenty more! I never did stunts on that bike. My first stunt bike was the same bike I have now – a 2006 Kawasaki 636. It took me about 6 months to “master” the wheelie. Ok, let’s be honest I am still not a master and never will be haha, but it took me about 6 months to easily ride a wheelie across the entire practice area.

What is your favorite stunt to do on a bike?
Scrapes! That is when you wheelie and scrape the tail (metal stunt bar) of the bike on the ground. I have titanium on mine, so it makes some sick sparks. It looks cool, feels cool, and it’s always a little challenging for me if I haven’t done it in a while… so it gets my adrenaline pumping.

Do you repair your bike(s) on your own, or do you stick to the stunt riding and leave that to the mechanics?
I actually do a lot of the repairs and maintenance on my own, or with the help of my boyfriend. However, sometimes I’m lazy and prefer to bring my bike to a mechanic for bigger jobs such as an engine swap – which I’m actually having done right now. It’s pretty fun to work on your own bike and understand how it works.

Has your popularity grown, due to stunt riding?
Only on social media, I think. I don’t really like to mention it randomly – but it does come up often in conversations such as when people ask “what are your hobbies?” When I tell them and then show them, I can see that some people go from semi-interested in me to very interested in me, haha.

Do you participate in a lot of motorcycle events?
I try to. I host a once a month all females ride and also go to local events. Sometimes I am in them, sometimes I just go to spectate. I would say in addition to the girls ride, I go on one large group ride or to one large motorcycle event at least once a month.

Robyn Stunts: Bully Girl aka Motorcycle Stunt RiderTell us about one of your favorite events to attend, or participate in.
Anything motorcycle related is my favorite, haha. I love performing at shows, going on group rides, or just practicing with my friends. Every show and event bring new experiences and opportunities, so I really can’t pick just one. I will say that my favorite types of events are now Hollywood doubling or stunt extra events. I love booking a job and going on set to perform. I have so much fun and get to meet some really cool people, and of course some sick celebs!

What advice do you have for any female looking to learn how to stunt ride?
Buy a bike, find someone local to ride with and go for it. Don’t make excuses, don’t give up. Just do it. If I can do it, anyone can do it. Just like anything else in this world that is worth it, it takes some time. If you feel it in your blood, you won’t need advice. You’ll know what to do and you will naturaly keep pushing yourself.

Outside of the bike scene, what are some of your favorite hobbies or interests.
Other than riding, I love to hike and keep in shape, whether it be some yoga in my bedroom or a bicycle ride. I love staying active. Love playing with my dog – a 13 year old Min Pin named MJ.

What do you think of the Bully Girl Apparel?
The apparel is really cute. I first saw it when my friend @nikki636 started rocking it. I love the old school jacket and the leggings. They look so good on her. I also like that they have the logo, but it’s not over powering. It’s simple and stylish.

What motto do you live by?
“You are only old when your dreams become regrets.” I love this quote/motto because often times I find myself saying, “I wish I did this when I was younger” or “I wish I got into such n such earlier.” This motto reminds me that you’re never too old to chase your dreams. It gives me the last bit of motivation I need to go for the things I want in life.

What do you think of Bully Girl Magazine?
I love it. I don’t have a bully, but I have a dog and I love all dogs. My boyfriend and I want to get a mini Bull Terrier for our next dog! Anyways, the magazine is packed full of gorgeous photos and good reads. I loved the article about misunderstanding the breed. I actually felt like I could relate to it personally. In the same way that people hear “bully” or “pitbull” and think bad dog, I feel like a lot of people hear “stunt rider” and think trouble maker or full of themselves. Stereotyping is unfortunate, especially when the stereotype gives a good thing a bad name. This magazine is awesome for bully owners, bull enthusiasts, and even those who may have their stereotypes about bullies. They should read up to learn more! There is so much passion that goes into this magazine, and so much passion from the owners to their four legged friends. <3

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Bully Girl: Risa Del Angele

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Bully Girl: Risa Del AngeleWhere are you from, and what is your nationality?
I was born and raised on Long Island. I’m proud to be a native New Yorker!

How long have you been modeling, and what inspired you to start?
I’ve been modeling for four years, and have been a musician, actor, and dancer for much longer. Being able to express myself and connect with others through the performing arts, keeps me inspired and motivated.

How was your photo shoot with Bully Girl Magazine?
It was great! LeVar created a very comfortable and professional environment.

What was your favorite part of the photo shoot?
I loved shooting with EL JEFE. Bringing animals onto a set is always a fun and rewarding experience.

What did you think of the Bully Girl Apparel?
Bully Girl Apparel is cute and comfortable. The sporty casual look is something you can wear every day while also standing out.

Were you nervous at all working with Bully Breed dogs?
Not at all. EL JEFE was very friendly. If anyone does feel nervous, I suggest spending some time around dogs especially bully breeds; they can really bring a lot of joy to your day.

Do you have any dogs, and if so, what kind?
Yes, I have a chiweenie named Lady Sapphire. I also do a lot of dog-sitting.

Where else can our readers find you? Which social media outlets do you use?
You can check out my Facebook fan page, www.facebook.com/RisaDelAngele, and follow me on Instagram @moonchildlovee. Don’t be afraid to say hi!

If you could pick the location, where would the next photo shoot be, and why?
I get inspired by nature, so I dream about doing a forest fantasy shoot. It would be very theatrical, complete with fairy wings and maybe some cool CGI!

What other hobbies do you have, besides modeling?
When I’m not working, you can usually find me practicing violin, hiking, or discovering a fun adventure.

Tell our fans something about yourself, that not too many people know about you.
I’m a huge book nerd and love a good literary discussion. I just finished the second book of Lord of the Rings!

What are your goals for the future?
My goals include landing a role on Broadway, finish writing my play about women empowerment, and opening a drama therapy program for children.

What advice do you have for any up and coming models, or young business women out there?
Women should never take no for an answer in the business world, and always speak up and ask for what you want out of life. Building true confidence and positive beliefs about one’s self are the foundations for a happy and successful career.

What motto do you live by?
This too shall pass. It’s from an old poem, and it means that whatever you’re going through in life, whether it be good or bad, it’s temporary. This phrase keeps me afloat during bad times and helps me appreciate the good times.

What do you think of Bully Girl Magazine?
Bully Girl is a great magazine, that is a place for bully breed fans from all over the world!

Risa Del Angele’s full interview all the photos from her shoot with Bully Girl Magazine, will be featured inside Issue 71. So make sure to SUBSCRIBE today, so you don’t miss out!

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Bully Girl Ashley Petraglia

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Bully Girl Ashley Petraglia

Where are you from, and what is your nationality?
Born and raised in New York City. My nationality is a mixture of Italian and German.

How long have you been modeling, and what inspired you to start?
I started modeling in or around 2012/2013. After getting a lot of tattoos, attending tattoo conventions with my husband and his shop, I saw so many gorgeous tattoo models both in person and in magazines. Specifically Heather Moss who is one of the best (if not the top) tattoo models in the industry. After realizing how popular tattoo modeling was and all of the opportunities that presented themselves at the time, I went for it. I entered a contest called “Ms. Vixen pinup” at the United Ink Tattoo Show back in 2013 where I won 1st place where I landed a feature in Skin & Ink magazine. Since then I have been lucky enough to shoot with some of the best photographers like Mark Velazquez and Keith Selle.

How was your photo shoot with Bully Girl Magazine?
It was awesome. LeVar, the photographer was extremely professional and the clothing line is so cute. Had the pleasure of meeting his sister who hooked me up with some jewelry for the shoot as well as his wife. Overall, a very fun shoot.

What was your favorite part of the photo shoot?
Shooting and loving with Levar’s pitty El Jefe. He was so little, yet so strong and super friendly. Not to mention, very photogenic.

What did you think of the Bully Girl Apparel?
Awesome. They had a variety of clothing in different colors representing BGM, the logo was sick and the clothing was very comfortable too.

Bully Girl Ashley PetragliaWere you nervous at all working with Bully Breed dogs?
Not at all. I’m a licensed veterinary technician so I’m around animals all the time. Pit bulls/bully breeds in my experience both professionally and personally are one of the best breeds out there; very gentle and kind.

Do you have any dogs, and if so, what kind?
Yes, 2. I have a female Boston Terrier who is 8. And a male Great Dane who is 4.

Where else can our readers find you? Which social media outlets do you use?
They can find me on Facebook: Ashley Petraglia or on Instagram @miss_asp5373

If you could pick the location, where would the next photo shoot be, and why?
I would choose to shoot at my husband’s tattoo shop. I think it would be cool to do a collaboration with the pitties while representing tattoos and the tattoo culture. I’m picturing some cute BGM boy shorts, heels and a cute bgm tank top incorporating the tattoo chairs and equipment with an awesome pitbull at my feet. Also because tattoos and dogs are my two favorite things!

What other hobbies do you have, besides modeling?
I love what I do, so helping save the lives of animals out there isn’t work for me, it’s definitely more of a passion/hobby. Aside from that, I love to travel and spend time with family.

Tell our fans something about yourself, that not too many people know about you.
Surprisingly, a lot of people don’t know that I’m an LVT (licensed veterinary technician). I also have my bachelor’s degree in psychology from Hofstra University.

What are your goals for the future?
My goal is to continue on this path of modeling. I hope to land more cover features, but we’ll see. I want to show the world out there that you can have tattoos, still be beautiful and be a great model.

What advice do you have for any up and coming models, or young business women out there?
If you see the opportunity standing right in front of you, grab it. Don’t let fear or anyone stand in your way. I was terrified to do the pinup contest, and at the end of the day I won and a lot of doors opened, and new opportunities presented themselves. Seize any opportunity that comes your way ladies!

What motto do you live by?
Everyday may not be good, but there is something good in everyday.

What do you think of Bully Girl Magazine?
I think it’s great. I think it’s very informative to those who own a bully breed or who are thinking about owning one. I also think more people should read it and educate themselves more about the breed, there is no reason to single out a specific breed and bully it. Not to mention, who doesn’t like looking at pictures of dogs and hot girls? Haha

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