How old are you?
I turned 21 last November.
When did you become a cam model?
As soon as I turned 18 I signed up to MyFreeCams. Being a cam model was something I wanted to do for over two years prior to turning 18.
What made you decide to become a cam model?
Everyone has their list of turn ons and kinky ideas, being seen or watched by complete strangers is one of my many. Being a cam model, I not only get to do something that I’ve always been turned on by, but I can make a living off something I enjoy as well. I grew up extremely shy, and I still am for the most part besides being able to go on cam in front of thousands of strangers, but being a cam model has allowed me to slowly get out of my shell and be more actively social. It has allowed me to discover myself at a quicker pace than what would have normally been if I had not become one. In addition, I always knew there was a potential for me to open doors for myself into another thing I’ve always wanted to do but did not have the funds to do: Cosplay beautiful, vibrant, and fun characters 🙂
Are you into girls?
Planning on camming with any in the future?
I did, and have, but as of right now not anymore, especially after all my experiences. Many of you may know about them already. Maybe soon I’ll write about it as a blog post :).
Have you ever been with a girl?
Not sure if 3 weeks counts.
Where were you born?
I was born in Quebec.
Where do you live now?
I recently moved to New York City (Brooklyn to be specific) to live on my own. I did not plan on moving out this early but I was forced to for several reasons. The final straw was when my mother couldn’t accept me being bisexual, asking, “how can you like women?!”.
*Update* I have moved from Brooklyn to some place a lot closer to Manhattan :). It’s still not Manhattan, but it’s a lot more peaceful, safer, and I’m surrounded by really useful things that make my career a little bit easier to do as well.
How did that work out for you?
I literally had to start from scratch and it took me over a month to even find an apartment to live in. I didn’t rest for a single day of the week except for Sundays meeting with and talking to DOZENS of realtors, landlords, supers, and brokers. Not having any historical documents or papers to show for income such as W2’s and tax returns at the time made it very hard to get accepted anywhere. Thankfully, with a little bit of luck and a lot of struggle, anxiety, headaches, and hardships, everything worked out ^_^.
I lived with a friend during that month I was looking for an apartment. The journey towards finally getting one was hectic, stressful, and was a huge test of patience and perseverance for me. I had to go to bed every night not knowing if I would ever get a place to even start from scratch before the little money I had saved up from a couple months of camming would be depleted. Without exaggerating, I was literally outside 6 days a week talking to realtors, landlords, superintendents, etc. I was finally accepted into one thanks to a kind superintendent who gave me a chance despite my lack of paperwork.
I was happy to finally be able to start camming again. I knew I had to start from nothing (no furniture, no food, no fridge, no appliances, etc.) but I was happy to at least be able to start. I still remember that the first thing I did was order internet service to be hooked up as soon as possible so that I could connect with my laptop and ended up camming the first few weeks on the bare hardwood floor which left my shins with dark spots because I bruise VERY easily. The entire decision to move out was extremely risky, but I was confident in my camming and today I am glad I made the decision.
It just really sucks that I had to leave for over a month right when my MFC sessions were becoming extremely successful. When I returned to camming after getting my apartment, I had lost out on that momentum and many of my regulars. Today I am doing well, but so far I have not reached that same level I had before I was forced to run away, at least not yet.
I still have not reached that momentum I started to gain on MFC 3 years ago when I first started, but my overall popularity and reach has grown to levels I never imagined. My dream of becoming someone who can entertain a wide audience and bring some sort of small happiness to the kind of people that stand where I use to stand has come one step closer. For that, I am forever thankful to my audience who has held my hand ever since.
Why did you choose Brooklyn?
It was the only place I had the one friend who would let me stay for as long as I needed to until I could start on my own again. It was an easy decision considering Manhattan has always been my favorite city and now I get to visit it whenever I want. Plus, Brooklyn is a hell of a lot cheaper to live in than Manhattan. Still, my dream is to someday move in to a Manhattan condo. I’ve always liked the atmosphere, the scenery, the pace, and activity level of New York City.
What about immigration issues?
*update 2016* I am now a U.S. Resident! The paperwork, the lawyer fees, the meetings, everything was extremely stressful for two years so it’s like a BIG weight off my shoulder to have that settled finally.
Sushi 🙂 (there’s also gnocci in pesto (gnocci al pesto for the Italian name for the fish), pizza, Italian in general ^-^, and desserts)
Outside of my career I am extremely passionate about cosplay. I also watch Anime or play video games when I have nothing else to do, which never happens now a days now that I’ve given myself an even busier schedule than ever before. I don’t dislike it, I love being a cam model and entertainer. I also have a MyAnimeList account if anyone wants to check it out but I’m never active on it. I just use it to keep track of my shows.
I’d like to believe I’ve successfully combined my hobbies with my career. Cosplay and a putting out Youtube videos showcasing my favorite things has become a big part of who Lana Rain is and by extension, my cam modeling as well. There are no words to express how happy I am that I’m able to make a living off the things I love. It gives me even more reason to have zero downtime and no reason to ever stop working, so I hope to dish out some entertaining and colorful content for you guys ^_^.