Welcome Romance Cover Model
Jason Aaron Baca
to the Blog!
How did you get into doing cover modeling? Do you do other modeling, too?
Well back in 1997 I was discovered while being a body double in a movie called "I Know What You Did Last Summer." The photographer brought me aside while on location to do a few snap shots. I did the mainstream fashion and fitness modeling all the way until 2008. Then from there, I found out about cover modeling for romance novels. Since then, that's all I do.
|Jason & Jennifer Love Hewitt, '97|
113 covers with 5-6 more pending. I have many favorite covers. Too many to narrow it down to one though. These graphic artists really know how to pretty me up!
What's it like seeing yourself on book covers, especially when they change your appearance (hair, tattoos, etc.)?
I love it! I get to see myself in all sorts of costumes and looks. They completely change my look sometimes...other times, they leave me natural or throw in the long hair. And yes, I don't have any tattoos, so sometimes they edit one in.
What do you most enjoy about cover modeling?
Seeing that end result! Seeing that finished cover with me on there makes me realize what all that hard working out was for!
Do you have any funny cover modeling stories?
Yes, Too many! I've had some good ones, most recently was when they had me acting cool sitting Indian-style, looking up. Well they had lighting up above me that came loose and fell straight for me. I got out of the way so fast! They'd have had the best frightened look yet if they snapped the shot just then... hahaha
They are available at http://jasonaaronbaca.
deviantart.com. The instructions on how to purchase them are in the journal. The stock photos
are in the gallery—approximately 1,400 to choose from currently. [Thank you to Jason for agreeing to share some of his images here!]
Do you have any upcoming events where authors and readers can meet you?
We shall see about the upcoming events. It is very possible that I will attend a couple in 2013. I am a very shy, reserved person so if I did go, not sure how long I'd stay in the big crowds.