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Vegas Scene Magazine one of The Scene Magazines – recently did an exclusive photo shoot with singer –song writer-and more with  Manika - a native to Las Vegas at The Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort.  Manika is an Asian-Spanish singer, rapper, songwriter, producer, Host and published author. She was discovered by Michael Jackson's long-time manager (music exec Frank DiLeo). Manika toured with “One Direction on their North American tour and collaborated with Tyga for her hit single "I Might Go Lesbian. " Tyga is known to many as a talented rapper and in a recent relationship with popular icon Kylie Jenner who was recently in Las Vegas and did an appearance at the Sugar Factory- which you can see that coverage by clicking here Manika has also performed at KISS FM's Wango Tango, the Hollywood Style Awards, the nationally-televised Hallmark Hollywood Christmas Parade, and headlined Pepsi's Shop Til You Rock Tour. Her current single "How Can I Love" charted at number seven on the U.S. Billboard sales chart. Manika has her own radio show "Manika's Love Line" on Dash Radio. view scene photo shoot   Click here for more scene coverage on Manika and her latest Album featuring Tyga. 

About the Location:
Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort - The Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort is located right off of Downtown, but a few know that it is there. It is actually adjacent to Cashman Field. The Fort is run by the Nevada Division of State Parks and it only cost $1.00 for adults, not bad for a day’s outing into history. The Fort was established in June of 1855 by a missionary named William Bringhurst and served as a way station for travelers. It was built by a creek that not only provided a clean supply of water, but irrigations for the fields and orchards. The creek is no longer a flowing water source as that was diverted underground a long time ago, but you can see where the creek once flowed. Later one, the fort was acquired by Octavios D. Gass, who developed a large ranch with a small store and a blacksmith shop, neither of which the original buildings stand today; to serve travelers that were passing through on their way to California or the nearby mining communities. For 16 years, Octavious ran his ranch until he defaulted on a loan. The ranch was then passed along to Archibald and Helen Stewart. When her husband died 3 years later in a gunfight, Helen continued to run the ranch by herself, along with the help of her father and others, until she sold it in 1902 to the San Pedro, Los Angeles & Salt Lake Railroad. 

About the Photographers-and makeup artist

About the Photographers- Paul Rodriguez Celebrity Photographer-Videographer for The Scene Magazines.   Paul has done many photos shoots for actors, red carpet events mainly in Las Vegas and the L.A area. His photo shoots of Swimsuit and high fashion photography is what he enjoys the most.   He has covered many celebrity events such as: the Billboard Music Awards, Top Spin, Soul Train Awards, and many other celebrity events in Las Vegas. He has also shot several fashion runway events, and photo shoots around Las Vegas, and L.A.   Denna Denison is a local photographer for the Las Vegas area.  She specializes in Still and nature photography, which shows up in the photos of this phtoto shoot specifically to the vine area in this photo shoot.   Hair/Make up was done by: Charlene Defreeze , a makeup artist for Vegas Scene and local hair stylist in Las Vegas. Charlene has done hair and make up for several in most of the Vegas Scene Photo shoots.  She has a passion for hair and makeup and has been doing this for several years. 

About the Swimwear:

Sauvage Swimwear , designed and manufactured in San Diego ,California
Designer Elizabeth Southwood , Glamorous beachwear since 1985. The finest in fashion swimwear, using European fabrics ,trim and Swarovski crystals.
Available at Capri - Bellagio, Pearl Moon - Mandalay Bay ,Terrene - Aria , Venetian and Palazzo
or at www.sauvageswimwear.com

A special thanks to:

Manika – Model for photo shoot -Location for photo shoot, photographers, and hair / make up.

Sauvage Swimwear and Clothing provided by Manika:

  • The golden shoes are : Miu Miu
  • The black shoes are: Giuseppe Zanotti 
  • The white pants and white top are both: Roberto Cavalli  
  • The long white dress: Roberto Cavalli 
  • The short white dress: Roberto Cavalli