Welcome to the neurotic mind of Kristie Manning! This blog is my sanity. I put all thought, good and bad into it. I want to give you the unadulterated truth. I’m not going to sugar coat it for you, or try to be politically correct. This is a raw reflection of what goes on in my crazy head, in my own words and voice! I’m a 31 year old single mother of a beautiful little girl. I studied Fashion design, merchandising, marketing and media and journalism at the Academy of Art University. I was made in Germany, grew up in Hawaii and moved to Utah for 5 years when I was 10. I lived in Vegas for a few years as well and spent many years in “night life.” This blog is a reflection of my many interests from food and wine, to travel, fashion, music, politics, beauty, nutrition, health and fitness and sometimes just thoughts I feel to share with the world. My ecletic lifestyle of being a gypsy single mother, to a Vegas stripper, a fashion major, aspiring real estate investor and my exciting journey towards becoming a more centered and stronger, grounded individual and mother.
I have been writing a book for the last few years called “No Sex in the Champagne Room” about 8 years in the stripping game in Honolulu and Las Vegas. But how many projects have I left abandoned on the work table? Call me a fickle Gemini. GUILTY! I’ve done a bunch of model work, but let’s face it, I’m not going to be one of those 30 year old ladies fronting as a model like half of the overweight trout’s in Hawaii who destroy and saturate the modeling market with free offers, cocktail waitressing forever with no career path. I have also dabbled in styling, media and journalism, creative concepts and photoshoot coordination. I have been involved in all aspects of nightlife since 2001. I’m social but get bored easily. I’m a single mother as well and love spending time at home and as I get older night life bores me. Family life, fitness, personal development and growth and goal oriented like minded people attract to me. I’m also a personal trainer and nutritionist, and own my own business, iHeart Fitness INTL. A jack of all trades. #GeminiIssues
I love athletics and I wasn’t athletic growing up but eased into it as I got older. I’m the type of person who dives into something head first and practices obsessively until my skill are competent. I was a fast runner in grade school, but I didn’t really play any sports. In the 5th grade I forged my parents signature to play volleyball in city leagues. I would show up at practice immediately after school and practice for an hour before practice would even start. I really enjoyed volleyball, it’s something I grasped quickly. I had a 100% service rate and learned control of the ball very quickly. I also enjoyed swimming growing up and we were practically at the community pool every single day it was open. The community kids would often play football and basketball and we got a lot of activity in the afternoons. Dad surfed dawn patrol on Saturday mornings and Kaiser Bowls became a regular. I took to Bikram Yoga in 2008 to ease the mind of life’s stresses and a heart break and as a plan b I got my personal trainers license to find a new trade to stray away from the stripclub industry. In 2013 I did my first NPC bodybuilding show where I placed 2nd at the Sting Rey Classic. I have won a plethora of trophies and shows getting my first first place trophy at the Sting Rey Classic the following year in 2014. I aspire to become an IFBB pro and perhaps bump up classes from bikini to figure. Some areas of sports that interest me in the future are MMA. I took aikido as a small child, and had a boxing coach when I was 21 for a short period. I started training in Muay Thai, Jijitsu and Boxing again in 2016. It is a bucket list to do at least one amateur fight just to dip my feet. I also have an interest in Buakaw’s 12 week Muay Thai Camp in Thailand and training with Cris Cyborg in San Diego one summer later down the road when my skills are more up to par. Recently I took a liking to Legends Football League. Wow those girls look so rugged. I might just actually enjoy that freak show. (:
Growing up, I was the bright child, who rebelled and didn’t want to go to school. I guess you could say I was bored, another one of my Gemini characteristics. As I got older I realized information and education is attractive. I like spending time bettering myself and learning. There aren’t enough hours in the day to do everything I want. So I work late and play hard, wake up early, study, work, train, and do it again. I love learning a variety of subjects. I have aps in my iphone to learn Portuguese and Japanese. I want to speak Latin as well. I find educated people attractive. Poker and chess tends to attract cerebral types. I love the creative arts including art, cooking, fashion, writing, designing, music, and digital design. I’m super into outdoor activities, camping, hiking, shooting guns, beach volleyball, swimming and rock climbing. I’m a little emo. I’m a mom so I can be serious. But I’m a big kid at heart. I work hard, and play hard. Sometime’s I can be irresponsible. I’m the loyalest, most generous best friend you could ever ask for. And if you get on my bad side, well, just don’t get on my bad side. 😉
I don’t regret anything or meeting people who end up being negative influences or passing moments in my life. Everyday is a winding road and each acquaintance and mistake is a new path carved. I’m life experience rich, and nobody can take that away from me. The greatest gift anybody has ever given to me is my daughter, for teaching me the gift of life. She is my teacher and constantly teaching me new things that nobody in the world could possibly do. You can’t teach me, unless I want to learn. Don’t try to control me, or try to make me feel little. I accept constructive criticism, but it’s very hard for me to see things other ways, since I am so strongly set in my opinions. You need to be an assertive communicator to get your point across with me. I’m a hard sell.
A few words to describe me: provocative, quixotic, savvy, social, entrepreneur. I’m a soul searcher, a dreamer, sexual deviant, an entrepreneur, a connoisseur for the finer things in life, the type of girl who knows exactly what she wants, an artist, a gym rat, a writer, a fashionista, a designer, a creative mind, a socialite, a lover, a Gemini, someone who just wants someone to listen and love me. My bluntness and critical assertion can be often taken as negativity. But I’m just trying to do my best like everybody else stumbling through life.
This journey, we call life, requires a certain amount of self torturing, in order to discover yourself on a deeper level. I think some people are living life, but never really living. I think art should disturb the comfortable, and comfort the disturbed.