Shock Mansion: Thanks heaps for your time, how have you been?
Ellis Cooper: My pleasure man. I’ve been really good thanks – keeping busy!
Shock Mansion: Fill us in on Ellis Cooper, what do you do and how long have you been
Ellis Cooper: I guess I’m considered a ‘glamour’ model, I’ve been in the industry a little over a year now. Still pretty new to everything but it’s definitely a lot of fun.
Shock Mansion: Do you like guys with ink?
Ellis Cooper: Yes, of course I do! Imagine the hypocrisy if I said no! I love men with tattoos, neck & hand tattoos are my favourite.
Shock Mansion: When was the last time you drove well over the speed limit?
Ellis Cooper: Because I live in London I don’t drive but when I go back home there are lots of nice long roads and open space to drive fast. My parents have just started trusting me with their cars too – BIG MISTAKE. When I had my first car I used to get stupid and practically race my own shadow if the roads were empty, I tried to over take a car once but there was a bus driving towards me and I couldn’t get the speed to move back over in the right lane. That was a very close call. Oops!
Shock Mansion: What are you most likely to be seen drinking at the bar?
Ellis Cooper: Gin and Lemonade or Limonchello and Redbull.
Shock Mansion: What’s your hangover cure?
Ellis Cooper: Moan, moan to anyone that will listen! A bit of self pity makes everyone feel better. If that fails then I guess just suck it up and have another drink.
Shock Mansion: Ever broken any bones?
Ellis Cooper: When I got to Australia I actually fell and caused myself a hairline fracture in my ankle. That sucked but no massive breaks or gory stories.
Shock Mansion: If you could fill a swimming pool with anything in the world, and swim in it, what would it be and why?
Ellis Cooper: I seen on some bullshit tv show that you can walk on custard, so maybe I’d do that. Make myself feel godlike and powerful. OR liquid gold (gold paint would do) and I’d emerge from the water like some kind of cheesy perfume ad.
Shock Mansion: What advice do you have for girls who want to follow a similar path that you have chosen in the modelling world?
Ellis Cooper: First and formost, don’t change yourself to make anyone else happy and don’t give up, you need a very thick skin to deal with the criticism and let downs but it’s all worth it in the end!
Shock Mansion: Name five songs you would dance and sing into your shampoo bottle in the shower?
Ellis Cooper: HA good question, this is where I lose a lot cool points. 1. Love Shack by the B52′s 2. Buttered Popcorn by The Supremes 3. Hey by The Pixies 4. Pink and Blue by Andre 3000 and 5. Just don’t bite it by NWA.
Shock Mansion: Do you think you look better from the front or rear?
Ellis Cooper: I hope the front but I quite like my bum so maybe the back, I’ll let you decide!
Shock Mansion: You’re a gorgeous looking girl, what does it take for the guys even girls out there to pick you up?
Ellis Cooper: Talk to me! Seriously just say hello. I’m not scary and I’d be very nice.
Shock Mansion: Have you ever done a nudie run or some kind of public display of naughtiness?
Ellis Cooper: I’ve skinny dipped a number of times, a few years ago myself and a friend who will remain nameless as she will kill me were in portugal and we decided to break into the pool area at around 4am after drinking an awful amount of cheap strawberry liquor. We thankfully didn’t get caught. It would have been quite compromising!
Shock Mansion: If you were homeless, what would your cardboard sign have written on it?
Ellis Cooper: ‘I have a gun’
Shock Mansion: You’re currently in Australia yes? What have you been up to while you’re here and have you found a hot aussie guy to take home?
Ellis Cooper: Thats correct! I’m in a very rainy Australia right now. I’ve not actually done that much, I’ve surfed which was amazing fun apart from the copious amounts of sea water and sand I ate. I’ve also managed to do some shoots out here, I shot the cover of Zoo Aus and a feature for Inked mag aus/nz. but nope I haven’t managed to find any aussie guys to whisk me away. Four days of my trip left… lets not give up hope!
Shock Mansion: Can you fill us in on any future projects/work you have on the horizon?
Ellis Cooper: I have a jewellery collection thats due to be released in the Summer, I still have so much work left to do but it’s a work in progress. It uses all natural animal skulls. I have literally a freezer full of dead animals at my house waiting to be sorted out for the final pieces. Pretty disgusting, on the plus side I don’t have to do that part, I have a very forgiving uncle who de-fleshes them for me haha.
Shock Mansion: Cheers! We wish you all the best.
Ellis Cooper: Thanks! xx