makes us happier over here at Java's Bachelor Pad than to
crown a new Cheesecake Queen. Twice-a-year, we hold an open
on-line pin-up contest where pin-up gals from around the world--everyone
from old pro's to beginners--can submit their photos and show off what
Although our latest winner, Jessica
Henry, had been modeling awhile, she was new to the Cheesecake
Contest. But boy did she make an entrance. When the contest
was all said and done, this lovely lady had gathered up 27% of the vote.
We are proud to add this gal into our gallery of Modern Femme Fatales.
Here now is an exclusive interview with and
pictures from our newest Cheesecake Queen Jessica Henry.
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(Interview from July 2007)
Java's Bachelor Pad: Congratulations on being named the latest
JBP Cheesecake Queen! Did you even think that you would be wearing
Jessica Henry: No way! I was just floored and ecstatic, and
I still can't believe it!
JBP: You're rather new to the pin-up seen. When did you get started?
What drew you into pin-up modeling?
JH: Well, the first time I modeled with a car was at 17, and
it was so much fun. It slowly grew into something to look forward to when
I would get all gussied up and drive my car to car shows. People would
take pictures, then I was in a couple of magazines, and before I knew it,
almost 6 years later it is an awesome way to be myself and make a little
JBP: In your bio to the Cheesecake Contest, you mentioned
loving old airplane nose art like those found on planes your grandfather
flew in World War Two. Has this love of cheesecake always been in your
JH: I definitely think so. I'll always talk to my Mom about
the way things were in the 50's, and explore my Grandma's house for treasures.
But the biggest influence on me is my Grandad and the nose art. There are
so many facets to understand about those times and what Pin-ups meant to
him, 507th Fighter Group (his) and all of the armed forces.
JBP: Where do you draw your influences from? Who are your role
JH: Hmm, that's easy. I am a huge sucker for Sabina Kelley,
Van Horne, Bernie Dexter
and a lot of modern pinups. I also love retro pinups like
Page and, well... everybody on your website! I take a lot of inspiration
from old artists like Vargas and Elvgren, but I love looking
and modern photographers' galleries--Viva
Van Story, Winki Tiki, Terribly
Girly, White Rabbit Studio
and many more are all fascinating.
JBP: Your look is a mix of the hot rod kitten and the good girl
pin-up. How do you approach pin-up modeling? What goes through your head
when you are in front of the camera?
JH: I try to just have a lot of fun with it and go with the
flow, even if it lasts till the middle of the night! I think of my next
move and every pinup book I've ever looked at.
JBP: In your mind, what makes a good cheesecake model?
JH: A genuine smile.
JBP: When modeling, when are you having the most fun?
JH: When I can be silly and not have to make a straight face.
JBP: If we wanted to see you in your natural environment, where
would we find you?
JH: Probably under the hood of a car, it seems like I'm always
there like it or not. Heck, I was about 2 hours ago!
JBP: What does the future hold for Jessica Henry?
JH: Hopefully more great sets, photographers and shoots. I'm
pretty relaxed about it, but I'm always up for a good time!