An old acquaintance of mine in San Francisco heard that I was the first iPod silhouette ever and immediately paused at his high-faluting finance job to search out my ad.
I used to see this baby everywhere - storefront windows, bus ads, subway billboards, the backs and inside front cover of magazines:
And no, after the first photo shoot, I didn't see a dime. Models in print ads are usually bought out and don't get residuals.
The hair was my own styling - part of why I was hired. (It was pretty ethnic back then, in addition to my Chun-li buns, the black guy had a 'fro and I swore the curly haired ponytail girl was a Latina...)
My father has a giant blow-up of this ad above the fireplace in Jersey, and in the corner is the outtake polaroid I snagged from the shoot.
Nice memories of my glory days - it reminds me during these cold, unemployed days playing scrabble on facebook that I was cool at one time!