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Pep Talk With Melisa Mendini – Czech Glam Goddess


Kristina aka Melisa Mendini is a Czech glam goddess, web phenomena and – for about 3 years now – a solopreneur. It feels like she’s been in business for decades but Melisa still looks as crisp and hot as ever.

Melisa worked for American Penthouse, Czech Maxim, Tuning Magazine, Mexican Extremo, German Coupe, Orion (lingerie catalogue) and Hustler – to name just a few.

Her long term shooting experience is what makes her a top pro and provides us with countless anecdotes and a real insider perspective! And we had a good laugh along the way – over and over again.

Questionnaire: Interview Content
  • 01:23 – Have you always wanted to be a model?
  • 02:33 – Were you discovered by somebody or are you a self-starter?
  • 03:40 – What drove you to get started in nude modeling?
  • 06:10 – Were you nervous before your first shoot and how did you overcome it?
  • 07:45 – Are you mainly being booked for local projects or are you traveling a lot?
  • 08:15 – “Essential Studio Lighting For Nude Photography” – Project Collab
  • 09:30 – How would you describe your professional goals?
  • 10:40 – What’s the achievement you are most proud of?
  • 11:10 – What piece of advice would you give to aspiring photographers on how to work with models?
  • 13:15 – A newcomer photographer wants to shoot with you to build his portfolio: What qualification does he or she need to persuade you to accept the job?
  • 14:25 – What basic info do you need so you feel that a shoot will go fine?
  • 15:15 – Somebody’s asking you to shot at his or hers private place. What are the conditions that have to be given to make you feel comfortable to go for this shoot?
  • 18:40 – On a pro level: What do you look for in a photographer before shooting with him/her?
  • 19:30 – What distinguishes in your eyes a good photographer from a bad one?
  • 22:00 – What keeps you going to bring the best out of you during a shoot?
  • 24:40 – What do you do if a photographer is silent on set/during the shoot?
  • 27:00 – What words do you prefer for your ‘girly bits’?
  • 27:55 – Are you applying makeup and styling yourself? Or is there a MUHA on set most of the time?
  • 30:35 – Please tell us about the best experiences you’ve had in modeling so far.
  • 31:15 – Please tell us about the worst experiences you’ve had in modeling so far.
  • 33:30 – What do you like to do when you’re not modeling? What kind of hobbies do you have?
  • 34:15 – Any concrete plans what you will do after your modeling career?
  • 35:30 – Last but not least: Is there anything else you would like to share with us?

Melisa’s Portfolio – Selected Images

The photos were provided by the model. The copyright remains with the respective photographer.

Melisa Mendini - Czech Glamour & Nude Model - Portfolio Nude Images

BTS Fun…:)

Melisa Mendini - Czech Glamour & Nude Model - Behind The Scenes with Dan Hostettler

Tutorial “Lighting & Posing with Melisa Mendini”

LIVE Replay: ‘The Melisa Mendini Live Nude Photo Shoot’

8 Films. 123 Min Runtime. FullHD
Melisa Mendini Exclusive! Lighting, Posing, Concepts.
From Sexy To Candid. Starring famous, spicy & world renowned Czech glamNude Melisa Mendini, a class of her own.
This unique live shoot offers you insightful views and sexy entertainment! The shoots follow an all-embracing step-by-step instruction-path. Dan will explain everything regarding looks, lighting, how to pose and direct the model and – of course – how to create the perfect shoot.


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Melisa is a living cliche – she’s as lovely inside as she is outside. Very down-to-earth and genuine. Loved her openness and thoughtful responses.

Curious as to why you chose to reveal her real name vs. just modeling name. Models tend to keep real names very private.

thank you for your great contribution.


Good interview. It is always good to hear feedback from models. I found working with experienced models is a good way to learn. I also found Czech models to be some of the best around as you give them an idea of an outfit you want and they’ll arrive on set with a full accessorised outfit including matching shoes, jewellery and make up. I also find shorter models to be best for glamour work. Maybe I’m just lazy but I find it easier to get them framed properly and they pose well.

What a lovely person! And to know that she love dogs melt my heart!
Interesting to note how she and other professional models have to deal with unprepared photopraphers that has no clue what they doing. Seems this number is bigger than I tought.

Congrats to her for a well succed career and thank you Dan for an amazing interview!


She was my first nude model, and that experience was the greatest way to start with nude photography: I couldn’t have asked for something better.
Now that I’m more experienced, I’d really like to shoot her another time, but I fear it won’t happen. Anyway, I’m so glad being able to meet her.

Great interview as always Dan, I love how models can share their vision about glamour/nude photography, especially how you let them to feel so comfortable speaking about the topic.

I’ve always found these model interviews an interesting feature of SWP, particularly how you approach it in teasing out things that help make a shoot a positive experience for the model. Even as an experienced photographer, I think it’s good to get a feel of what its like on the other side of the camera.

Hi Dan,

When is the next shoot with Melisa? The first one was great! Do more please!



Sounds good! A bit too quite this year, more tutorials please, happy to contribute. Not really into outdoors (i.e. beaches, etc) but swimming pool – swimsuit photo shoots sounds cool for me….

Contribution as in happy to pay for it =)