"Featuring quotes, facts and other information, along with some of my personal accounts and memories."
"Masuimi Max is my REAL name. I was born with this name. I was ridiculed as a child for having an odd name..
and now I appreciate the uniqueness. The extra 'i' has made my name one of a kind! My bestfriend named her child after me and a few of my fans have done the same!
It is pronounced ma-sue-me The extra 'i' is silent. It is tattooed on my arms without the extra 'i' so it is pronounced correctly by anyone that can read Japanese. Since every word in Japanese is composed of sounds, including the extra 'i' would lead to my name being pronounced incorrectly."
Masuimi's first fireshow was performed at Club Paradise in 1996.
"I get bored easily, and I have a wild imagination. I love doing photoshoots with strong themes and my stage shows are.. well.. not very traditional because I like to try new things."
"Latex, corsets and extremely high heels are some of my biggest fetishes."
"I've experimented with a wide variety of looks, from ice blonde to blue and every other color in the rainbow.. then back to black!"
"My first fetish was born when I watched Batman Returns with Michelle Pfeiffer. I had a sheltered life when I was a kid. This was the first time I saw a black catsuit, thigh high boots and a woman take so much control."
"I am in control of my figure - and my corsets suit almost any style of clothing."
"The shows I create are inspired from all sorts of things. Sometimes artwork, music, books or movies will inspire some of my wildest routines! One of my craziest creations is my Black Widow vs Human Fly routine. I made the chair prop myself, with expertise help from Tony from Sword and Stone.
I've performed this routine in Barcelona, Australia, England, Canada and all over the US. Traveling with this show was an ordeal.. trying to explain why I have 6 legs in my suitcase and 'strange looking boots' led to very thorough searches at the airport. "
"Morat and I were married July 8th, 2006. We are best friends."
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ABOUT MASUIMI MAX
Masuimi Max is an international burlesque performer, alternative and glamour model, actress and owner of I AM SIN cosmetics. [ref 1, 5, 13] Interested in Pinup, Cosplay, Fetish, Sci-Fi, Horror and everything else in between, she models for 100's of companies around the world and is the current spokesmodel for ''Pinup Girl Clothing''. [ref 2, 4]
With her official site and social media sites combined, Masuimi has lots of fans from all around the world! [ref 5, 7, 8, 10, 12, 19, 20]
"She has inspired a legion of alternative models to lace up a corset, pull on some stockings and slide into a pair of stilettos. Masuimi is a true “master of disguise” and often makes her own costumes and backgrounds, and is an accomplished fire performer and burlesque dancer. She is a true original in a sea full of copycats, and one of the few models that has made a career out of doing what she loves" Sinical Magazine [ref 2]
Aside from modeling and performing, Masuimi operates an exclusive pay-site for her fans, which offers a free guest area and a paid members only area. There are over 50,000 images and videos, along with live video demos, where she connects with her fans by doing various tutorials that range from cooking to putting makeup on. [ref 5]
"Her success in the industry paved the way for so many models that followed, but the story of her success is a classic tale of how hard work, talent and determination can overcome all challenges. Masuimi’s list of credits is so vast, with over 100 magazine covers and many more features, music videos, TV shows and movies, that it’s almost impossible to select a few highlights. She just launched her own makeup line, I Am Sin, and her website, I Am Trouble, has over 50,000 images!" Model Mayhem [ref 3, 12]
"Dita Von Teese and Masuimi Max.. They've been modeling and performing full time since the 1990’s. Their influence on current models is unquestioned and they've basically joined the ranks of Miss Page" Sinical Magazine [ref 11]
She has been on the cover of Bizarre Magazine 9 times , as well as Maxim, Import Tuner, Performance Sound and Auto, DDI Mag, and many others. She has been featured on Playboy.com and is the leading lady in Tiger Army's "Rose of a Devils Garden" [ref 3, 6]
Masuimi also models for many companies around the world, ''Harley Davidson'', ''Coffin Case'', ''Pinup Girl Clothing'', ''Murray & Vern'' latex, ''Bibian Blue'' corsets amongst many others. [ref 4]
Masuimi has appeared in several movies.. recently released ''Unlucky Charms'' (2013) and ''Gingerdead Man vs Evil Bong'' (2013) - also starring in ''Here Lies Lonely'' (1999) and ''The Devil's Muse'' (2007) and was widely seen in ''XXX: State of the Union'' (2005). She also makes personal appearances at car shows. Max appeared in the Tiger Army music video "Rose of the Devil's Garden" and as a contestant in the reality television game show ''Fear Factor'' where she ate a Jerusalem cricket|potato bug. She also has a brief cameo at the end of the movie ''Inland Empire (film)|Inland Empire'' by David Lynch as a girl with the blonde wig who has a monkey. In 2011, she made a brief cameo appearance in the SuperHeavy video for "Miracle Worker." [ref 3, 9]
"Sometimes the lessons best learned are the ones we experience and are not told."
"We are fragile, we are strong, let's treat each other like we all belong
"If I'm just a pair of boobs to them, then they are just an asshole to me.
"It's odd when someone comments about how much they hate fake boobs. Does this mean we can't be friends? What if I don't like your boobs? Is this how we determine who to be polite to, by what features we hate the most?"
"Between the Head and a Hand Lies the Heart"
Masuimi's husband, Morat, has just released his first book, 'The Road to Fero City' [© 2014]. [ref 14, 15, 16].
Fetish Model Masuimi Max performs her Black Widow vs Human Fly routine, walking and dancing in fetish ballet boots. [ref 18]
She is also featured in a few paintings by Olivia where she is wearing them. Notably, she is wearing them in 'Little Dragon' (©2004) Olivia painting which inspired promotional photos for the 2008 album release ''I Am... Sasha Fierce'' by Beyoncé, as well as the music video for her single "Green Light (Beyoncé song)|Green Light". [ref 17]
MASUIMI'S OFFICIAL FANSITE
personal diary, over 50,000 photos and videos + giveaways, calendar, shows, videochat
I AM SIN COSMETICS
cruelty-free makeup by Masuimi Max!
'Masuimi is one of the top fetish models of all times, and I will always clear my calendar to shoot with her. The photos we do are the most fun and the most rewarding, and I'm looking forward to the crazy things we may be doing in the future. ;-)' – MARQUIS
'Her success in the industry paved the way for so many models that followed, but the story of her success is a classic tale of how hard work, talent and determination can overcome all challenges. Masuimi's list of credits is so vast, with over 100 magazine covers and many more features, music videos, TV shows and movies, that it's almost impossible to select a few highlights. She just launched her own makeup line, I Am Sin, and her website, I Am Trouble, has over 50,000 images!' – Model Mayhem
'We are honored to have featured Masuimi Max in our magazine. Like Bettie Page before her, she has inspired a legion of alternative models to lace up a corset, pull on some stockings and slide into a pair of stilettos. Masuimi is a true 'master of disguise' and often makes her own costumes and backgrounds, and is an accomplished fire performer and burlesque dancer. She is a true original in a sea full of copycats, and one of the few models that has made a career out of doing what she loves.' – Sinical Magazine
'Masuimi Max is a true Bizarre icon, and one of the best models we've ever worked with on the magazine. Every shoot we've done with Masuimi has been a red-hot classic, and she's now one of the best-loved models with Bizarre readers – in fact, as Masuimi's such an inspirational figure, there are thousands of models across the globe who owe their career to her. If it weren't for Masuimi, the world of alternative modeling would be a much less vibrant and exciting place. And, to top it all off, she's incredibly good fun to be around, funny as hell, and full of great stories. Masuimi, Bizarre salutes you!' – Bizarre Magazine
Masuimi Max is a performance artist and model who has inspired me to do some of my best work. Many of these paintings are in my book 'American Geisha,' and she will be in my upcoming book 'Malibu Cheesecake.' The way she contorts her body, making her look like a toy, is part of her unique style and energy. Joel and I love her. l will always be painting Masuimi Max! – Olivia De Berardinis
'Masuimi Max has incredible talent! Working with her is always such a pleasure, as she is a consummate professional and one of the most generous and kind people I know. Her ability to mold her body into any shape and pose, combined with her skill at conveying any emotion or character I need, has made Masuimi one of my foremost muses. She's helped me to take my art to the next level and will always be one of my favorite models.' – Nathalie Rattner
Masuimi Max has single handedly set the standard for up and coming alternative models. Masuimi has the innate ability to morph her image from one dynamic look to the next. It's always an amazing experience when you shoot with Masuimi Max…. you never know what you'll get. But it will be amazing… guaranteed. – Jonny Coffin
Masuimi Max is an inspirational performance artist who elevates any project she is involved in. Hands down she is today's top fetish model, yet her greatest strength is her diversity and ability to transcend beyond the fetish world. – Alt Magazine
I met Masuimi Max back in 2005 for a shoot, I had no idea what kind of model she was until all my girlfriends told me how jealous they were. Over the years we have shot a ton. She is every photographers dream model, as she understands her body, face and movements perfectly with a non-diva attitude. Just like hanging out with an awesome naked friend. I'm blessed to have so many great photos to share with everyone of Masuimi and hope to make 100′s more in the future. – The Stagg Party
I've looked up to Masuimi since I was 17, I always loved her photos and her doll like looks. If you dont know who this girl is you are crazy. She is an original. – Raquel Reed
My name is Amber, I have been a huge fan of yours for quite some time…. You have actually been my inspiration to get into modeling. For many years, I figured that I couldn't possibly become a respected high profile model, being as tattooed as I am; Thank you for letting ladies like myself know that it IS possible… Keep up the fabulous work, and perhaps I could offer you a drink or ten (lol) if ever up in Toronto Kind Regards,
- Amber Van Zitamore
Masuimi, as crazy as this sounds, you really have been an inspiration to me. I was so afraid to just let go and be myself. Then, a couple of years ago, I met you at… was it the key club or whiskey? I was fucking waisted. But you were this bad ass who didn't give a shit and I decided, 'fuck it. She's enjoying life being herself. I'm going to do it too, damn it!' And I let go after that. I've been happier and more comfortable in my skin that I ever have. This is my life and i had been trying to follow my parents and society's rules. But all that changed after you said this- 'It's my time to rock, bitch!' And then you burped and started laughing. Been your fan ever since.
Hopefully you will get time to read this, I understand that you're a very busy lady!! I just wanted to mail you and say that you are such an inspiration to me!!! I think you are wonderful! I totally look up to you!! Best Wishes Wendy Hughes
- Jade Orchid
I am a glamour model here in the U.K. You are a true inspiration to me, I love lall your work, your look and your attitude. I haven't been doing this for long, but I am already loving it. If I ever did a shoot with you, I would be so honoured! I love doing pin up style shoots and g/g especially :] Please please please have a look at my online portfolio. I haven't had that many shoots, but I'm getting there! I aspire to be as famous and talented as you are one day.
Why Masuimi is my favorite model: Give her a scene, and she takes it away. She is like a chameleon who can mesh in anything and completely make it her own. The way I have idolized women like Madonna in music, is the way I idolize Masuimi in modeling. These women cannot be held into one particular thing, makes it just too limiting. She is ultimate proof that you can be who you are, turn heads and yes, even shock. Masuimi is not only a woman of complete beauty and style, but a woman of substance and brains. I owe her tremendously for letting me find my own way. rock on MM!
- Nicole Vasquez Ahumada
Hi Masuimi, I just wanted to take a minute to thank you for all you have done, and why you're an inspiration for my work. As a character concept artist I always find it difficult to find a model with good action poses. You my friend stand apart from all the rest of those simple I'm sexy pose models. I want to make characters that are gonna kick your ass. Anyway thank you so much for being an inspiration. As a favor I will be creating a character based on you in my own little fantasy world. It's the least I can do for all the help you've unkowingly given me.