#MISSGUIDEDDISCOVERED: FUEL GIRLS| April 25, 2016
In case you don’t know, the Fuel Girls are a kickass bunch of babes who breath fire and perform all over the world. Not to mention they’ve got seriously bangin’ bods. We caught up with Von to talk keeping trim on tour, favourite shows and what the next year looks like for them…
Who are the Fuel Girls?
We’re the hottest all-girl, fire breathing & aerial performance troupe!
How the hell did you get into the Fuel Girls?
All of us have a different story. For me I was one of the original members lured into the love of fire, by a supermodel named Masumi Max at a photoshoot. A few of us then started doing some tricks at car shows. Back in the day when boy racer car shows existed and it snowballed from there!
What’s it like being a fire performer and how did you fall into doing it?
It’s the biggest adrenaline rush, and being part of girl gang, that’s so powerful and confident is addictive – we can do anything as a team.
How do you keep so trim whilst travelling?
The shows are pretty physical, but we TRY to eat as well as we can. However most countries we travel to, we survive off a diet of mystery meat, bread and booze!
How often do you practice and how long did it take to work up your skills?
We practice all the time, its important to be one step ahead of the competition, and it takes years and years to be any good at fire – and the aerial is another ball game all together! The girls really are the best of the best, and train everyday.
Where do you find inspiration for your costume design?
We all work together on themes for our shows. Everyone is really creative and we love getting together for a good old crafternoon! We get so much inspiration from all the places we travel, the performers we work with – but for me, I’m a Pinterest perve. I LOVE a good inspirational fashion board! I spend hours making mood boards and working out looks. It’s always a good idea to have a plan before you start on a costume.
What does the next year look like for you and the girls?
It looks epic. We are performing in so many new places this year, like Canada and Cyprus and have some really exciting things bubbling for 2017. We just hope we can fit it all in! Maybe we need to run a competition with Misguided to find us some new babes! Haha!
What’s the best show you’ve played?
I think for most of us, performing at the huge arena shows like Masters Of Dirt with 50,000 people in the crowd and dirt bikes flying over your head has to be the biggest buzz. We also get to travel to places like the Seychelles for private events and parties…we really are so lucky!
How many are in the team and do you all have different roles?
There are about 7 ‘main’ girls but about 15 of us in total from across the globe, each of us bringing different skills to the group. We have makeup artists, costume designers, dancers, choreographers – everyone brings something slightly different and as far as girl gangs go – ours is pretty tight!
Who’s the craziest Fuel Girl and who’s the voice of reason?
The craziest Fuel Girl without doubt has to be Yusura, she is totally fearless – after hanging from her giant flaming ring of fire 100 feet in the air (by her NECK) she made a joke that if she slipped she’d be ‘teriyaki’d’ which she found hilarious, and I found terrifying! I’m probably the voice of reason (Von) I’ve been around the longest and sometimes take on the role of mother Fuel, which I quite enjoy.
Who’s the coolest person you’ve met whilst touring?
I think the strangest moment has to be when a few of us were working in a club in London and were asked to put on a private show for Drake and Rihanna which was both amusing and terrifying! Some of the other girls have also performed for Prince Harry who loves girls with tattoos…who’d have thought?! Justin Timberlake once challenged us to a dance off at another club we were working at, he’s ridic hot!!
Who are you listening to at the moment?
I am loving Willow Smith right now as well as Halsey, Grimes, Babe Simpson, Zebra Katz..oh and Deftones new album is super cool!
What’s your song to get you ready for a party?
We all love a bit of Skrillex when getting ready. Major Lazer and Beyonce always gets us in the mood too!
What has been your favourite place you’ve travelled to?
Japan and the Caribbean islands….SWOON
What tips do you have for girls who want to start modelling?
Be yourself, never try to be anyone else but you – that’s what makes you special. Get yourself an agent, and never pay for pictures when building your portfolio.
What item of clothing can’t you live without?
Really comfy but cool tracksuits, we live and die in them – essential for travelling.
What items do you make sure you pack on your travels?
Lip balm! SO many lip balms, a really decent moisturiser and skin serum – I love SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5, more socks than you think you need & a sexy fragrance so you always feel fresh even when you’ve not had time to wash.
Who is your style icon and why?
SO many style icons. I love powerful babes who own their style no matter what other people think – Brooke Candy, Alexis Knox, Twigz, Yeha Leung, Chloe Sevigny, MIA to name a few.
Where do you look for fashion inspiration?
We read tons of magazines on our travels. I love ID magazine, but Instagram is the BEST place for fashion inspo. There are so many people representing trends and brands that can inspire you at the click of a button.
What best describes your style?
ME personally…probably, goth chic.
What’s your favourite fashion trend this season and why?
Flatforms are coming back in this spring/summer & there are some super sexy shiny Louis Vuitton bad boys I’ve got my eye on…most of us however don’t really follow trends, but its rad when the things we love become fashionable and are easily accessible…unlike those shoes!
If you could steal anyone’s wardrobe who’s would it be?
I would LOVE to roll around in Vivvenne Westwood’s wardrobe for the day, I also adore Iris Apfel and Anna Della Russo. They are such bad bitches.
Leather or denim? Leather
Tattoos or no tattoos? Tattoos
Heels or flats? Flats
Red lips or nude lips? Red
Instagram or Twitter? Instgram
Kylie or Kendall? Kendall
Rock or rap? Rock
Rihanna or Beyoncé? Rhianna
Festivals or clubs? Festivals
Ibiza or Vegas? Vegas
Music or food? JESUS that’s hard….MUSIC!
Beach or pool? Beach
Cats or dogs? Cats
Nights out or nights in? OUT
Gold or silver? Gold
Maxi or mini? Mini
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