From Atlanta Falcons cheerleader to a tattooed rock goddess fronting the most extreme rock burlesque team in the world, I think it’s safe to say that Alicia Dove takes dancing and loud music very serious. We are honored to feature Alicia as our very first Femme Fatale. As a professional dancer, model, and makeup artist who lives, eats, and sleeps metal, we found her a perfect fit to debut our newest feature at AntiHero Magazine. Enjoy!
Photos by Maq Brown Photography
Alicia, congratulations on being the first Femme Fatale, how does it feel to be the very first model featured on AntiHero Magazine?
I’m flattered and grateful to be featured in AntiHero Magazine. Thank you for thinking of me! I’m excited to see this publication grow!
Tell our readers about yourself. When did you get into modeling and why?
I started modeling at the age of 9 when I was put through a modeling school and then booked into an agency immediately after. As I grew up, I fell out of it because I didn’t see a future in it, and then I sort of came back around when I was living in Hawaii and I realized there was plenty of work out there for me.
What are some of your biggest accomplishments you’ve achieved so far with your modeling career?
I would say the biggest accomplishment was being voted Model of the Year in 2015 by the Georgia Music Awards.
Do you feel rock and modeling complement each other?
Yes and no. I guess you could say that models and rockstars kind of go together, as they did in the 80’s and 90’s when supermodels ruled the magazine covers and rock music was the hot genre. But nowadays, it’s a little different. Personally, I use rock music to help boost the atmosphere when I’m on a shoot.
Tell us about some of your earliest experiences with rock/metal music that shaped your love for it.
I grew up in Seattle, so rock and metal is kind of in my blood. I distinctly remember when Kurt Cobain died. I was 9 years old, and my babysitter, while watching me that night, was crying her eyes out. I asked what was wrong, and she told me that someone really important had just passed away. She played all the Nirvana albums that night in my living room, and I would make up dances to all the songs as they came on.
What are some of your favorite bands and what is it you like so much about them?
I have so many favorite bands I don’t even know where to begin! I love the classics like Iron Maiden, Danzig, Led Zeppelin… all the way to the newer stuff like Gojira, Meshuggah, Lamb of God, and Sevendust. I’ve always loved aggressive music with clever musicality whether that be in the lyrics, time signatures, melodies, riffs, etc.
What about live shows? Tell us about some of your most memorable concerts.
My most memorable concert is probably Green Day. I think I was about 14 years old, and they just set everything on that stage on fire after wrecking it to hell. I was pretty impressed. GWAR‘s show was very entertaining, and I absolutely loved Steel Panther.
What can we expect in the future from Alicia Dove?
I run my own rock cabaret called the Cherry Bombs. We’re a feisty dance troupe that has all kinds of crazy elements to our show like aerial, fire arts, pole dancing, singing… the works… but it’s all to rock and metal music. We will be hitting the road with Buckcherry and Black Stone Cherry in May for about 5 weeks. We also perform at a ton of motorcycle rallies around the country, and I expect to be performing more and more as the year goes on. You can catch our facebook at: www.facebook.com/cherrybombdance