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by on January 13, 2012

Canuck catwalker Eva Shaw (Ford) was, as she puts it, “ambushed” by strange man when she was thirteen. But before you start worrying about the direction of this story, it ends pretty well. Despite dismissing him as a “freak,” Eva told her mom about the man (like all good girls should) who turned out to be an agent from Elite Models. Okay, sometimes it pays to talk to strangers — though we’re not necessarily advocating it. Today, when she’s not shooting editorials from Paris to Morocco, Eva is spinning electro beats and moving electro feets as DJ Bambi. We caught up with Eva to discuss music and modeling and the origins of Bambi.

Model/DJ Eva Shaw aka DJ Bambi Picks Her Top 5 Fave Songs of the Moment

How did you come up with your DJ name?
Actually, I used to DJ with my boyfriend as a duo, and when I came to New York I was trying to think of a name for myself. I didn’t want to use my regular model name, so my friend said, “You should be DJ Bambi because you look like Bambi — all bewildered and skinny.”

What kind of music do you spin?
Electro house, progressive house…

What are you listening to right now?
You probably won’t even know them. I really like crazy electro stuff. I like a lot of Mark Knight. He always has really awesome productions. Funkagenda’s pretty great, Adam K. from Toronto, I love his productions. I like David Guetta [he] came out with two albums. One of them is really commercial, but his other album is more for DJs. It’s sort of harder electronic music. I really like Bassjackers right now. Alesso, Nicky Romero, Tim Berg and Zedd are new artists around my age Ireally  respect. There’s so many, I could go on for days!

What are your top 5 songs right now?

Nicky Romero – “Toulouse”

Michael Calfan – “Resurrection”

Felguk – “Jack It”

Avicii – “Fade into Darkness (Albin Myers Remix)”

Swedish House Mafia – “Antidote (Instrumental Mix)”

Read the rest of the interview over at LOOKBOOKS.com!

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Contributed by Lester Brathwaite

I was center square from 1969 to 1978, during which I perfected the art of the zing as well as a crippling cocaine addiction. Bea Arthur was responsible for both. @LesFabian lester dot brathwaite at gmail