One of the largest car shows on the west coast happened last weekend at the Pomona Fairplex and they celebrated their big 70th anniversary. The 70th Grand National Roadster Show was a big hit and many cool cars were to be seen and oogled at.
We decided to tie in our Babe of the Month with the 2018 reigning queen of Grand Nationals Trophy Girl Contest Lady Venenosa. She was on stage at the Fairplex last Saturday and co-hosted the Trophy Girl Contest along with our lovely host Christini Martini.
So let’s meet Rod Authority’s Babe of the Month for January 2019!
Name: Dena Renee aka Lady Venenosa
Hometown: Hawaiian Gardens, California
Current residence: Corona, California
Hair color: Blonde
Eye color: Brown
Occupation: Registered Nurse
How did you get into modeling?
I decided to do a personal shoot for myself with no intention of doing anything further than that. I decided to post some of those pictures from that particular shoot and unexpectedly got offered to do other shoots with different photographers. I decided to just go for it and have been modeling ever since.
Do you remember your first photo shoot?
I do remember my first shoot. I had no clue what I was doing or how to stand and pose or what to do with my hands. I felt way out of my comfort zone, but luckily I had a great photographer who was patient with me and showed me what to do. I still use what I learned from that experience till this day… thank you Mitzi 🙂
What’s been your most memorable photo shoot and why?
All of my photo shoots are memorable. Being really new to the modeling world, I still find myself freezing up in front of the camera at times. After every shoot, I have been able to walk away with some really good advice and constructive criticism from each photographer. There’s always room to grow and improve.
Where have you been published?
Some of my photos can be found in Inkd Barbie Magazine, Girl Fight Magazine, Gothesque magazine, Pinup Kulture Magazine, and Pinups and Hotrods Magazine to name a few.
What makes you feel sexy?
Wearing the perfect shade of red lipstick
What are you most passionate about?
I’m very passionate about my career as an RN, not many people can say they are working their dream job. I’m fortunate to say that I have found mine.
What are you looking forward to most in 2019?
I’m looking forward to finishing school (advancing my degree), and improving myself in all aspects of my life.
Any travel plans for the New Year?
I would love to make it back to New York this year. My mom was born and raised in Brooklyn, so I would like to see where she grew up.
Favorite vacation destination?
I haven’t done too much traveling, but so far New York.
Favorite classic car? ’55 Chevy
Favorite car show:
Grand National Roadster show
Any upcoming events planned?
I have a few shoots and burlesque shows coming up that I’m excited to be a part of.
Last year you took home a few titles at several car events, what was that experience like and what do you have planned this year?
Winning GNRS Trophy Queen last year was definitely unexpected but WOW!! what an unforgettable experience. I hope to compete in some more pinup contest this year. It’s such a great and fun way to meet and network with new people.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
I love to sew in my spare time, although my spare time is pretty scarce these days.
You recently started burlesque dancing tell us about your upcoming shows?
I recently started performing with The Dirty Little Secrets Burlesque, it’s an awesome group of talented men and women and not your everyday burlesque show. There is a wide variety of themed shows and always something new to see. You can stay up to date with upcoming shows on IG by following @dlsburlesque.