And we’re back! After taking a long break, we’ve got a few more interviews in the pipeline for you, starting with our 20th (score!) our favorite model-turned-scrumpet, Zoe Voss.
Morbid Thoughts met up with Zoe in Vegas during AEE and talked to her about transitioning off of Model Mayhem and into hardcore; her missed-it-by-this-much experience with America’s Next Top Model and her animal roommates.
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JEFF FROM IAFD: ¡Hola Amigos! It’s been a long time since we rapped at ya. We’re coming to you here from the IAFD interview headquarters and the Internet Adult Film Database — IAFD.com. Intrepid interviewer Morbid Thoughts found himself sitting at the Grand Lux café with Spiegler Girl, Zoe Voss. Fashion model turned porn star turned America’s Next Top Model tryout turned cat person who lives with dogs.
Morbid Thoughts: Okay Hi, this is Morbid Thoughts with an IAFD interview. I am here with Zoe Voss from…?
Zoe Voss: Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Morbid Thoughts: And we’re actually at the Grand Lux right now enjoying a meal with the rest of the Spiegler Girls. Say hi Zoe!
Zoe Voss: Hi! (laughs)
Morbid Thoughts: I don’t much about Zoe other than she’s really pretty and I think she was a mainstream model before…
Zoe Voss: Correct.
Morbid Thoughts: I actually saw her Model Mayhem before I even knew, well actually, yeah…
Zoe Voss: Oh no way!
Morbid Thoughts: …before she actually joined the porn world, I guess,
Zoe Voss: That’s cool. Yeah, I used to be on there quite frequently and now I’ve kinda just forgotten about it a little bit.
Morbid Thoughts: Yeah, except when did you join the Model Mayhem?
Zoe Voss: Oh God, probably 3 years ago, at least, 3 ½ maybe?
Morbid Thoughts: So you were…
Zoe Voss: It’s like right when it started.
Morbid Thoughts: You were under 18 at the time. Wow.
Zoe Voss: Yes.
Morbid Thoughts: Okay, I feel a little guilty now looking at pictures of under 18 year old girls!
Zoe Voss: (laughs) They were nice, like catalog Old Navy pictures, so…
Morbid Thoughts: Yeah, I just remember, and you haven’t changed that much. You know you look young, you’re beautiful. I guess the only difference is you have longer hair now.
Zoe Voss: yeah, long hair now and I have sex on camera.
Morbid Thoughts: So what made you think about making the transition to the adult industry?
Zoe Voss: Well, I always was really kinda intrigued by the whole industry and I just never knew much about it and then upon meeting Andy San Dimas, who also was living in Minnesota at the time, she kinda gave me a rundown of the industry and it really, you know, made me want to pursue it more. So that’s when I met Spiegler when I moved to California and just went from there!
Morbid Thoughts: How much time did it take you to think about this?
Zoe Voss: I thought about it for a couple of weeks. I definitely wanted to weigh the pros and cons and really make sure it’s what I really wanted to do before I did it and I did! And I am glad I made the decision! Cause it’s fun and it’s not what I expected, but in a positive way.
Morbid Thoughts: I’m assuming you have enough experience to compare, I guess the fashion industry to the adult industry. Are there differences in terms of personality and drama or is it pretty much the same thing?
Zoe Voss: You know, I’m surprised but the fashion industry tends to be a lot more catty and you know, porn world in the year that I have been around I’ve noticed is really laid back and everybody is really supportive of each other. At least from what I’ve seen and the people I’ve been around, so I mean, in that aspect the adult industry is a lot more comforting per se.
Morbid Thoughts: I read somewhere that you were on some reality show, like a couple years ago but I don’t know anything about it.
Zoe Voss: I was almost on America’s Next Top Model but Tyra, as well all know, isn’t very fond of porn stars, so that’s it, but never was on a reality tv show.
Morbid Thoughts: Oh, so you never got to be on the show?
Zoe Voss: I was on the top 40 and then I was eliminated and the next elimination round is where they actually start filming it for tv, so I just barely missed getting on tv.
Morbid Thoughts: Were you disappointed at the time?
Zoe Voss: Of Course, I was pissed (laughs)
Morbid Thoughts: What do you think would have happened if you had managed to be on the show?
Zoe Voss: Well, I think it would have been one of those huge, like, dramatic episodes where they are like ‘oh my gosh! Her secret identity is revealed!” I think it would have brought a lot of attention to the show and you know, I guess they just chose that they didn’t want that kind of attention.
Morbid Thoughts: So, how long were you in the adult industry when you, I guess, auditioned for the show?
Zoe Voss: I think it was about 2 or 3 months.
Morbid Thoughts: Okay, so you were just starting out and they knew about it right away I guess.
Zoe Voss: They do a lot of screening.
Morbid Thoughts: Wow. I mean, I have no idea. I have actually shot one or two girls from that show or at least they tell me they were on that show.
Zoe Voss: I’ve got a good friend of mine back from Minnesota who actually got 2nd place a few cycles back.
Morbid Thoughts: But, I’ve never watched it and I don’t know what goes on, I figure it must be like other reality shows where it must be trashy.
Zoe Voss: Yeah.
Morbid Thoughts: And brings out the worst in people.
Zoe Voss: Exactly. I’m actually quite glad that I didn’t get on the show because, from a lot of girls that I know that have been on the show and have gotten really far either won or, whatever, they’ve actually ruined a lot of their modeling opportunities because of it.
Morbid Thoughts: In terms of the adult industry, what brings out the best in Zoe Voss?
Zoe Voss: Hmm…You know, Random answer: I love it when, you know, directors have really good food on set, like as most people know, I went to culinary school so I love food and seriously, if you have like, I don’t know I could eat anything, but if there’s just a wide variety of food I am a little happy puppy and I’m just, yeah. Food. Food’s the answer! (laughs)
Morbid Thoughts: Yeah, I’ve been to a couple sets and usually it’s cold items like sandwiches or whatever or sometimes they’ll cater from, like a pizza or burger place..
Zoe Voss: Yeah
Morbid Thoughts: I’ve actually been to sets where they actually had a chef on set cooking.
Zoe Voss: Really?
Morbid Thoughts: So, have you had that experience?
Zoe Voss: (laughs) No, not yet! But I am totally down!! (laughs)
Morbid Thoughts: Yeah, I mean I was shocked to see the chef come on set and cook so, completely blows me away! What other stuff besides food brings out the best in Zoe Voss?
Zoe Voss: I like it when people are just really laid back, you know, charismatic and you know, aren’t afraid to be themselves and just let their hair down, you know!?
Morbid Thoughts: Are there any performers that you connect on a very, I guess, primal, or, no I shouldn’t say primal, on a deep level that it shows in your scenes?
Zoe Voss: Well, unfortunately, since I am so new there aren’t a ton of performers that I have had a chance to work with on multiple occasions. I have excellent scenes with James Deen, whose also a very good friend of mine, and also Anthony Rosano and I, we do really well together. He is a great guy, great musician. A girl that I, oh Samantha Ryan is fantastic and also Aiden Ashley — she’s beautiful. She’s a great girl. I don’t know, I get along with (laughs) almost everybody I perform with, great chemistry, but especially those people.
Morbid Thoughts: Well, what do you want for your career? I guess, you’ve only been in the industry for almost, a year?
Zoe Voss: Probably 8 or 9 months.
Morbid Thoughts: 8 or 9 months. What do you see for yourself in the next year?
Zoe Voss: Well, I really just want to keep doing what I’m doing and work for as many companies as possible and really just do my best and hope people see that effort coming from me and appreciate that and respect me for the fact that I’m giving it 110% and you know, I am going to keep doing features, and acting and I really want to pursue my website and also hopefully in the future start writing and possibly directing my own work as well.
Morbid Thoughts: I’ve had a chance to see I think 2 of your scenes and I don’t remember which ones. I remember one was with Mark Wood and the other one was with, I can’t remember the guy…
Zoe Voss: (laughs)
Morbid Thoughts: I mean it was just some guy I didn’t know but it looks like you give 110% so…
Zoe Voss: Thank you.
Morbid Thoughts: So I don’t know what to say beyond that. (laughs)
Zoe Voss: (laughs) Thanks.
Morbid Thoughts: You’re beautiful, I don’t want to be vulgar but you have sex very well…(laughs)
Zoe Voss: (laughs) This is porn, nothing can be vulgar! (laughs)
Morbid Thoughts: Well, I know but usually I’m not vulgar in real life.
Zoe Voss: You’re forgiven.
Morbid Thoughts: Is there anything you want to tell your fans or anything about Zoe Voss they might not know?
Zoe Voss: Let’s see…something people would not know about me. I’m really just, I feel like I am the most domestic laid back chick. Like literally, I could just sit at home and cook and clean and play with the animals and be a happy-go-lucky girl and be completely content with it. I’m really your average girl. Nothing fancy and hope people really respect me for, you know, what I’m doing. Know that I do it for you guys and love all you guys so much and really appreciate your continued support, it means a lot to me.
Morbid Thoughts: You mentioned animals. Cats or dogs?
Zoe Voss: Oooh that’s tough! I have a kitten and a puppy. I’d have to say cats.
Morbid Thoughts: Really? I would have been fine if you said you were a switch hitter or you batted for both sides.
Zoe Voss: But I’m pretty 50/50. It’s like 60/40 with cats in the lead.
Morbid Thoughts: Well, it was great talking to you Zoe!
Zoe Voss: Nice talking to you too, thank you!
Morbid Thoughts: Oh yeah, I should let you pimp whatever Twitter or Myspace or Facebook or whatever.
Zoe Voss: Let’s see I’ll just shout out to my Twitter. Twitter.com/Zoe_Voss and I also have a Facebook. I believe it is Facebook.com/ZoeVossx and of course check out ZoeVossblog.com.
Morbid Thoughts: Thank you Zoe.
JEFF FROM IAFD: Zoe Voss, ladies and gentlemen. You can find her online on Facebook. Facebook.com/ZoeVossx, on Twitter @Zoe_Voss and you can read her blog at ZoeVossblog.com. You can get Zoe’s filmography along with filmographies of all of your favorite stars at the Internet Adult Film Database at IAFD.com. We thank you for joining us. We’ll catch up again with you real soon.