|DJ Diamond strikes a pose in Underground on Sunday night. The Antiquity Club Fusion Tour saw DJ Whosane and California’s DJ Diamond churn out commercial, hip-hop and house remix tracks. Party people jived to current chartbusters like Sheila ki jawaani, Aapka kya hoga and Yamla pagla deewana. Picture by Bishwarup Dutta
Hawaiian hottie DJ Diamond is not just a known face in the party circuit but also one in the modelling world, with glamorous appearances in magazines like Playboy, Maxim, FHM and Esquire. She lives for her music but turns heads wherever she goes. A t2 chat with the San Diego-based DJ-model-theatre enthusiast.
You studied sports medicine. What got you interested in deejaying?
I literally grew up living the life of a performing artiste. My father was a magician and I used to assist him on stage. That was when I realised my love for entertaining crowds. Soon I bought myself a couple of turntables and started practising from home. It was amazing to work on my own music.
I realised that I did not want to be stuck in a hospital, so pursuing sports medicine would have been a bad career decision. Since then there has been no looking back. I love every moment of what I do.
How did you get picked to pose for Playboy?
The magazine was running a story on seven hot female DJs, so they chose me for a photo-shoot and a story on my work. It was the biggest honour to get picked by a magazine like Playboy. In my country it is a really big deal. It was such a great experience.
So for an alternative profession, would you choose modelling?
That wouldnt be so bad. Music and being a DJ is my first love, but if I get opportunities to be on magazine covers or model in shows, I would be interested for sure. Also, opportunities like these would help in boosting my DJ image.
You are also interested in theatre...
Yes, I love theatre. I have been acting since the age of 10 and earned a full acting scholarship to attend college. And now I make deejaying my own little theatre.
Whats your style statement?
Jeans and tank tops are what I wear most. For special occasions I wear nice dresses.
Do you consider your sex appeal to be your biggest asset?
No, I think my biggest asset is the simple, warm-hearted person that I am. People love me for the human being I am and for my performances as well.
Favourite party spot...
So many, but if I had to choose one it would be Brazil; that place is rocking.
I will get home for a while after this tour and then head to Brazil to party it up.