Monday, December 28, 2009



Im a Wonder Sounds girl. Come check out my mentor, Johnie Moon, and his new leak!!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Slavery Survivor to be Featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show

Slavery Survivor to be Featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show -Tuesday December 1, 2009
December 1, 2009

Long Pross, a human trafficking survivor who was sold into sexual slavery at the age of 13, will be featured on the Oprah Winfrey show on Tuesday December 1st. According to the Somaly Mam Foundation, a nonprofit organization committed to ending modern day slavery, human trafficking is a serious and growing issue that is happening right here in the United States. The average age of entry for prostitution in the U.S. is 13 years old.

“Trafficking thrives in the shadows, and it can be easy to dismiss it as something that happens to someone else, somewhere else. But that’s not the case. – The average age of entry for prostitution in the U.S. is 13 years old. ”
New York, NY (PRWEB) December 1, 2009 — Long Pross, a human trafficking survivor who was sold into sexual slavery at the age of 13, will be featured on the Oprah Winfrey show on Tuesday December 1st.


Somaly Mam with Children in Cambodia – Photo credit: Michael Angelo
In the brothel that imprisoned her, she endured countless rapes, beatings, electrocution, forced abortions and having one of her eyes ripped permanently from her face as punishment for her resistance.

This will be the second show of a two part series based on Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl Wudunn’s new book, Half the Sky. The book takes a hard look at the shocking human rights abuses and lack of opportunities that many women and girls face around the world. The slavery of young women and girls in the sex trade tops the list. The Oprah Winfrey show has established an online giving registry that is inspired by the books call to action and the recognition that women and girls will play a vital role in global progress. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, George Clooney, Ben Affleck and Demi Moore will join Oprah and the authors to discuss human trafficking and other issues.

Through Long Pross’ story, we get a glimpse of how millions of young girls have their lives so tragically torn apart. In her story we also see the courage and strength that she shares with other survivors that have been able to turn their personal pain into impassioned voices for change.

Somaly Mam, a sexual slave survivor and the founder of the Somaly Mam Foundation, is helping Long Pross through her painful recovery. The foundation is currently in the process of identifying a doctor who will perform prosthetic eye surgery on Long Pross’ missing eye.

According to the United Nations, over 2 million children around the world, some younger than 5 years old, are either kidnapped or sold to the sex trafficking industry every year.

In an average lifetime, that translates into 140 million children who will face these horrors. As a proportion of the U.S. population, that would be one out of every two people.

Human trafficking is not limited to developing countries – it is a serious and growing issue that is happening right here in the United States. In October, the FBI and local law enforcement rescued 52 children and arrested nearly 700 people including 60 pimps on charges of child prostitution. Just this month, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called trafficking a grave problem in the U.S.: “Trafficking thrives in the shadows, and it can be easy to dismiss it as something that happens to someone else, somewhere else. But that’s not the case.” The average age of entry for prostitution in the U.S. is 13 years old.

Modern day slavery and the sexual abuse of children is a global crisis. Survivors like Long Pross and Somaly Mam are determined to change this reality.

Nicholas D. Kristof tells Long Pross’ story on his blog and in video:
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/04/opinion/04kristof.html?_r=1

More about Half the Sky:
http://www.halftheskymovement.org/

Follow Somaly Mam on Twitter:
http://twitter.com/somalymam

Join supporters on the Somaly Mam Foundation Facebook page:
http://www.facebook.com/somalymamfoundation

ABOUT THE SOMALY MAM FOUNDATION:
The Somaly Mam Foundation is a nonprofit public charity committed to ending modern day slavery around the world.

Human trafficking, a multi-billion dollar industry, is the fastest growing criminal enterprise in the world. With over one million women and children sold into sexual slavery each year, it is a global crisis that must be stopped. More resources are critically needed to support the rescue and rehabilitation of these young victims.

Founded by sexual slavery survivor, Somaly Mam, the foundation supports rescue, shelter and rehabilitation programs across South East Asia, where the trafficking of women and girls, some as young as five, is a widespread practice. The Somaly Mam Foundation also runs global awareness and advocacy campaigns that shed light on the crime of sexual slavery and focus on getting the public and governments involved in the fight to abolish modern day slavery.

Our Vision: A world where women and children are safe from slavery.

Our Mission: To give victims and survivors a voice in their lives, liberate victims, end slavery, and empower survivors as they create and sustain lives of dignity.

More about the Somaly Mam Foundation at:
http://somaly.org

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Cambodian American Testimonies on Khmer Rouge Tribunal from New America Media on Vimeo.

Where you can find me

Quoted from New Cupid - ""I'm a star! myspace, facebook, twitter, left hand up get up in the mirror, HOLD UP, WAIT A MINUTE IT AINT A PARTY 'TIL I GET IT!!!"

Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/pages/iKandy/195653477396
Myspace - http://www.myspace.com/ikandy5683
Twitter Me - ikandyland
HINcity - http://www.hincity.com/ikandy
Model Mayhem - http://www.modelmayhem.com/morethanrice

Saturday, December 12, 2009

To My Fans

Hey to all my No.1 Fans,

So a few days ago, Facebook decided to delete my page. The reason to me is unknown, but I have a huge notion of what it is. WHAT IT IS, wasn't anything that I did. But what I AM doing for myself, that is worrying other people. AS IF! That getting my FB page deleted was going to stop me. Nothing is going to stop me, if my FB gets deleted again, I will continue to make more pages! I've lost over 2000 friends and fans, that I worked so hard to get, in less than 2 months. I have to start over again, this time I am more wary of people that I friend on FB, that might have bad intentions for me. SO I NEED everyones help! Please tell everyone about me and have them become my fans!

On a better note, things are going very very well! 2010 will be a fabulous year for me. I am excited for all the good things to come. I thank everyone for sticking by me and supporting me in everything that I've accomplished. Quoted from my interview on Cred Magazine - " I’m not in the business of modeling, just because I think I’m pretty. I have future aspirations of becoming more than just a model, but a role model, a leader and an entrepreneur. I’m here to inspire those with hardships to conquer all that life throws at them, and to fulfill their dreams. You have to push yourself to the limits, and for me, there are no limits to success!"

My passion also is to put Cambodia back on the map. We have struggled for far too long, and barely anyone has heard of Cambodia. So I have posted updates and information on Cambodia today, my way to spread Cambodia Awareness. =) Why am I so passionate? Because my ethnic background is Cambodian. I am who I am today because of my culture. Don't get me wrong. I love America, and am a proud American and wouldn't live anywhere else in the world. I CANT deny my history. I am also proud to be apart of a intelligent, beautiful and colorful history!

I am also passionate about Single Parents, and will be working with people to create such an organization to help fund and open doors for those who are single parents. I understand the struggle personally, and can't wait to give back to the community! Please keep your eyes open! If you or you know anyone that would be interested in partnering with me, please have them e-mail ikandyland@gmail.com.

Updates, I will be in several magazines issue come 2010. The first issue will be Cred Magazine which will be available in January! Please keep posted!

I would like to thank Ray and Cred Magazine for opening doors for me. It is an exciting ride! I can't wait for the future to come. And also my exclusive urban photographer Wiley, for having so much faith in me! And my friends and family, and Erin and Vannin for babysitting! I love you!

Sources
http://www.credxtra.com/cred%20main%2025.htm

Website Appearances
Dynasty Series
http://dynastyseries.com/2009/11/pic-of-the-day-ikandy-courtesy-if-c-e-wiley/ikandy-dynasty-series/

Cred magazine
http://www.credxtra.com/cred%20main%2025.htm

Nora the Photographer
http://www.norasweddingblog.com/

MagicalGia.Com Clothing Line
www.magicalgia.com

Anti-Camouflage Clothing Line
www.anti-camouflage.com

Lexi Bloom Make Up
lexie-bloom.webs.com/

Pictage
http://www.pictage.com/client/eventPhotos.do?event=758418&category=0

- Forums that People have mentioned me on
http://www.theasianeconomist.com/2009/12/entertainment/hot-cambodian-model/
urbandictionary.com
http://forums.shoryuken.com/showthread.php?p=7882969

Google Profile
http://www.google.com/profiles/ikandyland
LOL Thanks for the love supporters & critics- either way, your helping me get famous!

Movies I've been in - Tribute with Brittney Murphey and the new movie, the Mechanic! with Jason Stathum and Ben Foster!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Cambodia's Genocide

CAMBODIA'S HISTORY - "The Killing Fields" is one of the worst acts of mankind to ever happen in the 20th century. But a lot of people do not know this; they do not know who we are. They have mistaken us to be Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Guyanese, etc., we as Khmer people have to let them know that we are Cambodian. Why do they teach so much about Hitler's Holocaust and so little about Pol Pot's Genocide? It is estimated that over 2.5 million Cambodians died between 1975 and 1979, making the genocide in Cambodia the second biggest in modern history next to Hitler's Holocaust. Is that not important? Why do so little people know about this? It is up to us as Cambodian people to let them know who we are, educate people about our history because if we don't, then who will?

Monday, December 7, 2009

Featured Website Appearances

Dynasty Series
http://dynastyseries.com/2009/11/pic-of-the-day-ikandy-courtesy-if-c-e-wiley/ikandy-dynasty-series/

Cred magazine
http://www.credxtra.com/cred%20main%2025.htm

MagicalGia.Com Clothing Line
www.magicalgia.com

Anti-Camouflage Clothing Line
www.anti-camouflage.com

Nora the Photographer
http://www.norasweddingblog.com/

Lexi Bloom Make Up
lexie-bloom.webs.com/

Pictage
http://www.pictage.com/client/eventPhotos.do?event=758418&category=0

- Forums that People have mentioned me on
http://www.theasianeconomist.com/2009/12/entertainment/hot-cambodian-model/
urbandictionary.com
http://forums.shoryuken.com/showthread.php?p=7882969

Google Profile
http://www.google.com/profiles/ikandyland
LOL Thanks for the love supporters & critics- either way, your helping me get famous!

the Mechanic Movie

I worked on the Mechanic this weekend 12-5 and 12-6 on set with Ben Foster and Jason Stathum. I had a blast and made new friends! I can't wait to see the movie!

My Measurements

36C -26 -40

Yes my butt is real. 100% Cambodian.

Cred Magazine

Im Featured Model on Cred Magazine!
Stop by and comment on the pic! Show some love!

Thank you for all the support fans!


Dynasty Series

I was pic of the day on Dynasty Series by C.E Wiley!

My Short Version of my Bio

Karen Tep also known as iKandy or Kandy was born on March 28, 1982 in Takoma Park, Maryland, to parents of Cambodian descent, who had just begun to start their lives In America. They had survived the “Killing Fields” of Cambodia – The second most devastating genocide to occur in modern history. As a child she had become a victim of emotional, mental and physical abuse. To make her life easier, she became withdrawn at home but was very bubbly and out-going at school. For some time she refused to let her problems at home get the best of her and she learned to cope with her dysfunctional family. She focused her attention to friends, and building relationships with teachers, students pegged her as a “teacher’s pet”, attention she unconsciously wanted from her own parents. She had many talents, which includes; drawing and music.

Throughout her childhood she survived many levels of pain, and it which point had driven her to her last breath. Fortunately for her she was able to start her life over again with her God parents at the age of seventeen. During her young adult life, she had given birth to three children, married and begun a nursing career, which now has become her fall back career. During these hard eight years, she learned a lot about friendships, loyalty and family. She soon enough became a single mother and moved to Louisiana where she was given hope and another chance to her life in peace to get herself together. She withstood many obstacles in her life that many have never witnessed in their own. These events created who she is today, a stronger, more patient and more mature woman than many her age.

She started her modeling career in the spring of 2007. Where many people had encouraged her to follow this route. When they finally settled again in Leesburg, Virginia, she decided it was time to get into Modeling. Since then she met many photographers and worked TFP (trade/time for photos) and worked on her portfolio until she was able to submit photos to agencies, since then she signed non-exclusive to over 8 agencies.

She is very proud of who she is today, her colorful past can be seen thru the lenses of photographers. Despite her modeling career, she remains humble and respectful of those she’s worked with, and has not let her current successes forget who she is. She is a woman with great morals and self- respect. She will bring laughter and smiles to any set or photo shoot.

When she is not modeling, Karen spends her time doting over her three young children, and enjoying her life to the fullest!
My DREAM - I just want to be successful.

10 things my friends say about me.
1. Confident
2. Ambitious
3. Motivated
4. Driven
5. Goal-oriented
6. Patient
7. Responsible
8. Sweet
9. Out-Going
10. Empathetic