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Monday, May 28, 2012

Meet Hot Model and Actor RICK MORA!

Interview with Adele Dubois


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An Introduction to Rick:

While researching Native American culture on the Internet for my contemporary paranormal erotic romance novella Desert Wild, I found the above photograph of Rick Mora. As I stared at his handsome face, it seemed as if my story hero, Sonny Wild Horse Hendricks, looked back at me.

I contacted Rick for permission to use his picture to promote my book and we've stayed in touch ever since. Rick is generous and funny, popular and talented. His extensive work for charities that benefit women and children put him at the top of the Good Guy list. And need I say that he's hot and gorgeous? I'm thrilled to introduce Rick Mora to Romance Books R Us readers. Please give him a big welcome! 

Q. What decision brought you to acting and modeling, and when?

A.   Insanity brought me to this business! I grew up a latch key kid always watching TV, fascinated by show biz. How I found my way was a matter of destiny. After completing college, I was taking my best friend from high school to his agency before I dropped him off at the airport for a three month modeling adventure to Japan.
It was Omar’s Men that planted the seed of the warrior and got me my first test shoot with fashion photographer Cliff Watts. Photo shoots led to music videos, which led to commercials, films, radio and finally charity. It has been a steady climb and it does not seem to be slowing down. I am just as excited to see where my destiny will take me.

Q. You played the part of a wolf shape-shifter in the movie Twilight. What was it like to appear in such a popular film?

A.  Being in Twilight was a life changing experience. I have been in this business for over 15 years and have been the face of major corporations and products, but nothing affected my career more than 12 seconds in the movie Twilight as Ephraim Black, the great great grandfather of Jacob. It was a privilege and an honor to be recognized as this character by the fans.
My popularity is definitely fan driven and I owe it all to Stephanie Myers and Catherine Hardwicke for creating such a powerful book-to-movie franchise. With every new release fans seem to all go back to the original story and fall in love all over again. Twilight has opened many doors for me and it does not seem to be stopping.

Q: You have acted in both films and TV commercials. Tell us about your experiences. Any favorites?

A.  I have been so very lucky to have found a place in big budget franchises to ultra low budget independent productions. Budget usually allows for better locations and good food but the workload can be demanding and stressful. Some of the best work done by actors comes when they are suffering on a low budget and limited time constraints. Commercials are always fun and they are shot pretty quick. The same thing counts, the better the budget the more enjoyable the job.
Favorite Commercial : TOYOTA COROLLA EUROPE : shot in Malaga, Almeria, Barcelona and Granada Spain and Amsterdam.
Favorite Movie : TWILIGHT: Life changing career boost that changed the way I do business with acting and branding of my name.

Q. Your modeling portfolio contains photographs from sizzling and sexy to innocent and introspective. What’s it like to model professionally?

A.  Modeling was not on my list of things to achieve after college. When it became an option, reality as I used to know it changed. I have been so blessed to work with some of the most amazing photographers in the world. I learned the business from the ground up from some of the best.
Modeling was my entrance ticket to a career choice I had never considered. The human body is an amazing vessel and I am in awe of the imagery created by the world’s top photographers. Being one of the only Native American’s in modeling became a very special place for me. I have always had huge passion for style, fashion and art. 

Q. Do you have particular photographers you like to work with?

A.   I always have a growing wish list of photographers I would love to work with. Annie Leibowitz, Mario Testino, Steven Meisel, Bruce Weber, Patrick De’marchelle have always been favorites, but working with those photographers that helped make my career will always be first in my book; Cherrilyn Melanie Silva, Gregory Prescott, Jerris Maddison, Matthew Rolstan, Sita Mae, Cliff Watts and Carlos Reynosa

Q. You are active in charity work benefiting Native American women. Tell us about that.
A.  Being born from a woman, nurtured by a woman and raised by woman, it was an honor to be invited to join an E Joyce Thompson charity event. “The Red Crystal Gala” was the first Intertribal charity event out of South Dakota to raise funds and awareness for women who are victims of assault and sexual abuse on the Reservation.
It is an unfortunate reality that exists on all reservations that must be addressed. I am honored to support the E. Joyce Thompson Organization and the Circle of Nations Productions. I encourage others to get involved and help make a change in the vicious cycle of abuse that affects the Native Community as well as families nationwide.

Q. Tell us about your favorite hobbies. What do you do when you’re not working?
A.  Favorite hobbies, what do I do for fun? It seems everything I do, even for fun, turns into work, but I do enjoy the process. I am an avid photographer, shooting still with a 35mm film camera. My favorite subject is world landscape. I have been very blessed to have had some amazing travels through my business. From Fiji to Egypt, Israel to Argentina.
 Most of my time when not working or shooting is spent on the beach. I am a full- fledged beach bum. I live, eat and sleep at the beach and try to visit as many places in the world I can with a beach. Surfing, kayaking, biking, Smashball and walking my dogs is always top on my list. I must say that I truly enjoy my job so much that working has become the most enjoyable full-time hobby.

Q. Share something about yourself you don’t usually discuss. We’re interested!

A.  Something I don’t normally discuss…You want an exclusive… Here you go!
Like many of my acting colleagues, the usual chosen profession is bartending or waiting tables, but I chose a different path. I chose a high profile lucrative part-time career in Child Development.
For 20 years I have dedicated my time out of production to education, Kindergarten to 5th grade. Nothing more rewarding than being king Rick Mora to a kindergartener one minute and then labeled a looser-wannabe-actor by a 5 th grader the next. I just let them know this part of my life is charity and my way of giving back to my community and that’s what famous people do. If they only understood the power of a steady check, insurance and job security as an up and coming actor...
Other Rick Mora secrets: I don’t eat chocolate, don’t drink coffee and cook just about every meal I eat. I am a sucker for beautiful eyes and love to stay home and snuggle. Need I say more?

Q: What would you consider to be the most romantic place in the world?

A.  A cardboard cutout can be the most romantic place in the world if you have the love of your life there to share it. I have had some amazing world travels and have been to some of the most romantic spots in the world BY MYSELF. So with that being said, nothings better than being naked on a white sand beach on a Fijian island in the South Pacific with the love of your life. No phones, no Internet and no people! I have found the same beaches in Costa Rica, Brazil and Argentina for those who can't make the long flight to a remote island in the South Pacific.                   

Q. What’s next for Rick Mora?

A.   I want to say the world is mine! But I am a long hair; a warrior trapped in a world still in fear of  what I represent. The projects I am involved with will entertain as well as educate. I hope to make you laugh and I hope to make you cry. I have some epic films I am involved with, as well as some amazing indies and a major television network project. I am excited to continue my career in acting, but am overwhelmed by the development of Rick Mora as a brand, as host entertainer and as a humanitarian.

It's been a pleasure chatting with you at Romance Books R Us!

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Debby said...

Amazing interview. I enjoyed learning more about Rick.
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Imani Sinclair said...

Loved the interview. You both did a wonderful job. Wishing you much success, Rick.


Paris said...

Welcome, Rick! What a fascinating life you lead. Your acting and modeling careers sound exciting and I wish you continued success.

Your work with women and children definitely puts you at the top of my Good Guy list. I've thoroughly enjoyed getting to know you a little better. Thanks so much for sharing!

Harlie Reader said...

Great interview. I didn't realize that you were also an actor.

Don't you just love elementary age kids. They grow up so fast in that age group and their opinions get sharper and funnier. :)


Christy said...

Very interesting interview A teacher too Just when I thought he couldn't be anymore irresistible he informs us of this. He is a very sexy, well rounded, intelligent man.

Diana Layne said...

Enjoyed the interview and the pictures. I don't suppose you have any stock photos for sale? There is such a dearth of Native Americans for authors to use as covers.

Pam said...

Great interview....thoroughly enjoyed it and learning about Rick.

Adele Dubois said...

Christy--I didn't know Rick taught elementary school and kindergarten, either. So glad I got the exclusive on that! ")

Thanks for stopping by!


Adele Dubois said...

Readers and Authors--I'm so glad you stopped by to meet Rick and am pleased you enjoyed the interview!


Jacki Kelly said...

Great interview, Adele. And I loved the photographs. Rick seems very down to earth, I like the idea that the two of you stay in touch.

Savannah Chase said...

What a wonderful interview. I've seen Rick's picture before but never knew his name. Wonderful to meet you.

Cynthia Arsuaga said...

Thank you Adele for bring Rick to our blog! What a wonderful man who sounds so humble about his accomplishments! Enjoyed learning something new about a very sexy man.

Cara Marsi said...

What a great interview. I'm impressed with Rick's pictures but even more impressed with the charity work he does. What a great guy! Thanks for letting us get to know Rick.

Christy said...

Adele I sort of knew but did not really want to say anything till he mentioned it out of respect for his privacy. I am a huge fan and I find some interesting stuff goggling every now and then lol. I am glad he let you have the exclusive.

Erin O'Riordan said...

Okay, he's absolutely gorgeous, he was in Twilight AND he's an advocate for First Nations women's charities - it would be impossible not to fall in love with Rick Mora, just a little bit.

Tina Donahue said...

Whoa - HOT!! :)

Suzanne Johnson said...

Great interview, Adele--and what a wonderful guy!

kittyb78 said...

He sounds pretty down to earth. :)

Katalina said...

I loved this interview! Rick I hope the best is yet to come and we get to enjoy your presence in much. much more.

Cris Anson said...

Wonderful interview, Adele. Thank you for sharing Rick with us. I'm so impressed with the good that he does out of the spotlight - in addition, of course, to what he looks like IN the spotlight *grin*

Adele Dubois said...

Yes, I agree that Rick seems very down to earth. Women certainly appreciate his charitable work in addition to his modeling and acting. And who couldn't help but crush on him a little?

I'm so glad to see you all! Thanks so much!


Peggy said...

Great interview....Great Pics and an Amazing Man!! He is gorgeous!!! Look forward to seeing much more of him and best of luck to him! :)

jean hart stewart said...

Wow, he's gorgeous. Wishing him more and more success.

Savanna Kougar said...

Hi Rick, that is one of the most amazing interviews I've read as far as someone who works as model, actor, etc.

You are one beautiful man inside and out. Thanks for sharing yourself.

Jacqui said...

Great interview, Adele! Great all around guy, too. Down to earth, charitable heart and smokin' hot. He deserves much success in his career.

Paty Jager said...

Wonderful interview! Your photos always capture my attention. It's nice to learn more about you and see the side of you the photos don't reveal.

LKF said...

I'm in awe at everything he does. Act, model, and inspire our younger generation. He is a young man that is an awesome person.
Great post, and interview.

Jessica Lee said...

Wonderful post, Rick! You live a fascinating life and I will certainly be keeping an eye out for your future projects. What a great charity. How awesome! Yes, you're at the top of my god-guy list. Best of luck to you in your career. And thanks to Adele for inviting you for an interview, and allowing us to learn more about you!

Adele Dubois said...

Your comments make me smile. I'm thrilled that you're enjoying my interview with Rick Mora. Thanks so much for leaving comments for him.


Sandy said...

Rick, you sound like a lovely young man. I'm so glad you're willing to give back to your community. So many people leave and look back. Good for you for not doing that.

Adelle Laudan said...

I've always been drawn to Native beliefs as you can see by the books I write. I thoroughly enjoyed this interview, and getting to know Rick Mora.
Thanks Adele.

Ashlyn Chase said...

Great Interview, Adele!
Thanks for sharing your hot hero.

Sharla Rae said...

Great Interview and it will be fun to follow Rick's career.

TwilightPack said...

This was the most informative interview I've ever seen about Rick Mora! Being one of those "Twilight Fans" one with a leaning to the Wolf I have sought out a lot of his info so thanks!!

Adele Dubois said...

TwilightPack has linked my Rick Mora interview to their Twilight movie fan site. Check it out!



Adele Dubois said...

The response to Rick Mora's interview has been terrific and the hits are still coming. More are expected since Twilight Pack started promoting Rick's appearance here.

In appreciation, I've decided to give away additional bookmarks to commentors. I'll post the names of the winners on Friday, June 1.


Beach said...

This what I got from your interview!
Thank you Rick for being a positive roll model and for giving back to those in need! You have been blessed and you are being a blessing to others with what you have!
Thank you Adele, this has been enjoyable and insightful!

Margay said...

Wow, he is rather gorgeous, isn't he? I will be saving this post to refer to later!


Adele Dubois said...

Thanks so much to everyone for the warm welcome you offered actor Rick Mora. I thoroughly enjoyed conducting the interview and posting his pictures. I'm pleased that you enjoyed his visit.

I'll post the names of the winners of the DESERT NECTAR bookmarks in a separate comment box.


Adele Dubois said...

The WINNERS of the DESERT NECTAR bookmarks featuring actor Rick Mora are:

Paris Brandon
Cara Marsi
Jacki Kelly
Savannah Chase
Beach Love

Please go to my website at and the CONTACT link there. Send me your snail mail address.

You will not be added to any mailing list and no one but me will see your address. I will not keep the information. You will, however, receive a sexy bookmark in the mail with my thanks.

Your support is greatly appreciated!


Anonymous said...

I've been a Rick Mora fan for some time now. It's always a pleasure reading/hearing his interviews. He's fiercely intelligent, and of course deliciously good looking! I love hearing him talk, he's like so southern Cal! Smooth n cool, seems like nothing rattles him. And I honestly have to say I can't get out of my mind the image of him naked on the beach! Picture HIM comin' out of the water, that golden skin, that beautiful hair of black silk, all slicked back n wet, in the mood for romance...oh my!

Adele Dubois said...

Anon-- I wouldn't forget seeing Rick naked on the beach, either. Wow.

Thanks for stopping by!


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