Ask Heather – A PunchDrunkGamer Feature with Heather Shanholtz – Round 5
By PDG Staff
Always looking to tip the scales, PunchDrunkGamer has teamed up with Maxim, FHM, Muscle Mag, The Ring, TapouT and American Curves model, Ring Card Girl, Stunt-woman and all-around stunner Heather Shanholtz! Heather will be doing a weekly “Ask Heather” feature for PunchDrunkGamer, taking questions from her fans and the PDG readers.
During her short career, Heather has accomplished every goal she had set for herself but that doesn’t stop her from wanting more. Heather has been featured in over 45 national magazines including Maxim, FHM and Muscle Mag. Heather is also very well know in the MMA world with her being a spokesmodel for Tito Ortiz for his clothing line Punishment Athletics and countless features in all of the MMA related magazines and websites. Heather is also the spokesmodel for a company called Flying Pasties. The company invented special pasties to wear under your clothes when entering body scanners at the airport.
Heather has done countless appearances, car shows and radio interviews. Recently Heather has found her new love, acting. Heather is to appear with feature roles on the shows Graceland (to air this summer on the USA network) and The Glades to air sometime this year. Last year Heather also accomplished one of her other goals and attended International Stunt School where she became a certified stunt woman. She jumped from buildings, was lit on fire, did combat and knife fights and also driving stunts. With receiving countless awards and recognition in the modeling industry she is ready to accomplish her next set of goals. So welcome Heather to PunchDrunkGamer and keep sending in great questions!
Here are Your Questions submitted this week, enjoy week five!
1. If you could have dinner with five people (living or dead or a character) who would they be and why?
Heather Shanholtz – My mom, little sister Ashley, little sister Sophia, best friend Justin Price and my niece Adrianna. They are the closest people to me in my life so I wouldn’t want to spend my time with anyone else 🙂
2. I have seen several pictures of you with a cast and you said something about a broken ankle. How did that happen and is it affecting your work?
Heather Shanholtz – I was in Jamaica dancing on a slick floor in a big pair of high heels and down I went! I was pushed in a wheelchair all weekend long and didn’t find out it was actually broken until I got back to the states and finally went to the doctor. I broke my ankle and have two sprained ligaments. They are high sprains and apparently the worst ones you can have. I have an airboot that I have to wear for 6 weeks. If I know I’ll be doing a lot of walking I have a wheelchair that I take out with me. Other than that I have based my photoshoots around my injuries for various publications. I’m able to make fun of myself for my injury and am staying positive over the whole situation. It doesn’t hold me back just makes things a little more challenging. I still even go to the beach to sunbathe (Take a look at the pictures below).
3. Everything you’ve done within your careers are simply phenomenal. But this leads me to this question. Has anyone ever thought of seeing you as a role model? If so, explain if any.
Heather Shanholtz – There are a lot of people that see me as a role model. People always reach out to me for advice whether its how to spice things up for their man or even down to health and beauty tips. I’m always constantly giving out advice and tips and sharing the knowledge I have. I actually just wrote a chapter for a book to be released on November 14th about chasing dreams and reaching your goals.
4. Your friend Alistair Overeem got his ass handed to him last week by Travis Browne at UFC Fight Night 26, have you talked to him? What was your reaction to the fight and how he has performed so far in the UFC?
Heather Shanholtz – I have talked to him. He’s in good spirits and is going to continue with his training. He’s so competitive and driven so I’m sure he’ll do better the next time. He has done well in the UFC so far but that front kick that put him down didn’t help. Like I said though, he will come back smarter, stronger and better.
5. You are already a model, a damn fine one at that, and you like video games. Have you ever done any Cosplay? if not, would it be something that you would consider in the future?
Heather Shanholtz – I’ve never done Cosplay but its definitely not a bad idea. I’ll have to look into doing a shoot like that. It’ll be fun and different. I love to diverse myself when it comes to modeling.
Be sure to check out Tito Ortiz’s clothing line Punishment Athletics – www.punishment.com
To submit your question to Heather, either post them below or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org Keep it classy and we’ll see you next week with more Q&A and more photos!