Macenstein’s “Mac Chick of the Month” (Feb 2008): Athena
Welcome to Macenstein‘s “Mac Chick of the Month”. Each month we feature a different die-hard, Mac-loving girl who is (almost) as well designed as the Apple products they love. This month we present you with the lovely Athena, a Texas finance specialist that loves her Apple gear!
By day she works in finance for BMW, by night she sings, models and acts. But she’s a Mac chick 24/7.
You may have seen Athena before, she’s appeared in numerous videos on Mun2 and MTV2, and recently in the Ying Yang Twins and Bun B videos on MTV and BET. Athena’s also graced countless magazine and CD covers, as well as local commercials in her native Texas. But this pretty face is out to show the world she sounds as good as she looks.
“I have always wanted to be a singer, and also produce. I love the entertainment business. I love watching the producers and camera crew work on videos. I plan to learn and grow with the producers I know so I can make my recording studio and help bring out future artists.”
“Music inspires me. The beat catches the ear, but listening to the words of a song interests me much more.There are days when i feel so exhausted and I cant take another step, but when I turn on my iPod, it never fails to lift me up and keep me going!”
“I can run miles as long as i have my iPod Nano on. Its so small, it can fit anywhere and not bother me while I’m running.”
â€¢ Name: Athena
â€¢ Age: 23
â€¢ Location: Texas
â€¢ Occupation: Finance for BMW, Model, Actress
â€¢ First Apple product you bought: iPod Nano 8 GB
â€¢ Favorite Apple Gear: iPod Touch
â€¢ Favorite non-Apple Gear: SIDEKICK 3
â€¢ Favorite TV Shows: CSI:Miami, The Sopranos, George Lopez, and Home and History Channels
â€¢ Favorite Music: Not in any particular order: Metallica, Godsmack, Staind, Hinder, Tool, Shinedown, MANA, Switchfoot, Puddle of Mudd, 3 doors Down, Nirvana, Audioslave etc etc..the list goes on! But other than rock….. I love rap, hip hop, r &b, dance, techno and most of all ….TIMBALAND! (one of the best producers alive)! He can make me love any artist with his beats!
â€¢ Favorite Movies: So many to name! I love “real-true story” movies, I love comedy and mostly action. And we can’t forget gangster movies like American Gangster, Scarface, Godfather, and Menace 2 Society. Anything with Denzel Washington, Will Smith, Bruce Willis.
â€¢ Hobbies: Pretty much anything outdoors!! I get moody in the dark winter time, because I’d rather be outside running/ jogging, working-out, gardening, or taking kids to the park. I love heading out to the lake or beach to jet ski or swim! But most of the time i am cooking, helping kids with their after school activities, writing songs, and cleaning!! Wish i had more hours in a day because I love to draw and sing, I love art and photography! Love to model and act! It’s a beauty and talent that one wishes to have. So when you have it..use it! Because we are only young once!
â€¢ Pets: I have a 6 year old American Pitt Bull Terrier named “NEO”. He’s huge. When he stands up on his back legs; he’s as tall as me! People are scared of him, but he loves people. I’ve had him since my Little boy was 6 months old. He’s been there with us in the good times and in the bad! He’s our family!
“The BMW 335i comes with the USB/iPod connection, so it makes it easy for me to listen to my iPod and iPod Touch no matter if I’m in my car, at the gym, or at the office!”
“I love saving my pictures on the iPod Touch. I love being able to connect to Wi-Fi wherever i can just by pulling out the iPod Touch from my purse. Checking the weather, my email, or my “myspace” lol. Watching videos when I’m on the plane or listening to music wherever and whenever is just a blessing.”
“Being raised in a home with a Mexican mother and a Greek father was a little tough. Since they didn’t grow up in the United States, they didn’t know much about technology. We never had a computer. I was also a only child, so I didn’t have a big brother or sister to help me out and keep me informed on what was hot! I’m thankful for having many cousins (who were like my brothers and sisters) to keep me updated and show me how to work stuff. I learned early on that Apple was my favorite. Their stuff is so strong and powerful but yet so sleek and pretty!”
“My new and favorite is the Mac book Pro. 2.6Ghz (2duo). Since I travel a lot, I like to know I can take my work anywhere I go. It’s so light that I can carry it with me along with all my other stuff and it doesn’t tie me down.”
“Little by little I’m teaching my children about how to care for and use the products. My son is in love with his blue iPod shuffle. My daughter is still too little, but she loves to listen to his or mine. I put her favorite songs on them, so when we are in the car, she can listen to her Hannah Montana, Cheetah Girls and High School Musical songs.”
“My goal is to open up a chain of youth centers/daycares full of Apple technology. If you keep kids entertained and motivated with music, acting, art, and things they like to do; then they will have something to aspire to and stay off the streets. We need to put our kids down the right path for their future. It’s hard sometimes since parents have to work so hard to support the house-hold. I hope by building this chain of centers for any type-of-income families, I will at least help out a little.”
“Technology, computers, and Internet are so important in our everyday lives now. Seems like we can’t go a day without them. Work, school, banks, and homes are now full of technology. And if you grew up in a home with out it, you tend to understand and feel more grateful for having anything! But why not have the best product possible? Now I don’t see myself using any other product. Apple is stuck on me for good! And it sure is a blessing!”
To see more of Athena, visit her MySpace Page
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