If you don’t know who Don Ho was — and we’re guessing you don’t, you little internet whippersnapper — where do we start? Ho was a Hawaiian singer who had a few pop hits in the 1960s (most famous was “Tiny Bubbles”), guest starred on numerous TV shows (and had his own, The Don Ho Show, in the mid-70s), and generally served as an ambassador of modern and cool Hawaiian culture. Pop star, easy listening mainstay, Vegas headliner — Don Ho is hard to label, and his stature in Hawaii is hard to overstate. The Frank Sinatra of Hawaii, perhaps, although a Frank without competition from other Rat Packers. Don Ho had a certain royalty to him — yes, if Hawaii had a king in 1970, it would have been Don Ho.
But enough about Don. The beloved old king died in 2007, and this is the Girlwatcher page — thus we present the princess, Hawaii’s own Kea Ho, a model, actress, musician and swimsuit designer who always made daddy proud. Anyone up for a luau?
Current location: Los Angeles
Where you might have seen me: Headlining my own music shows, modeling for swim and streetwear lines, Entourage, Lie to Me, Miami Medical, Melrose Place, Maxim UK and the August 2010 issue of Playboy magazine of course!
Upcoming projects: My album Just Go with It and something very exciting that I can’t talk about yet — I’ll just say you’ll be seeing a lot more of me!
I think my best physical feature is: My skin or hair.
Men say my best physical feature is: My face and booty!
My best trait is: Performing under pressure.
My worst habit is: Biting my nails.
I wish more men would: Let me make the first move. If I’m interested, you’ll know it!
The key to my heart is: Be kind to others when you think I’m not looking.
Compliment me on: My smile and sense of humor or something more creative than the superficial stuff. It’ll set you apart.
Pet name for my boobs: Boobies!
What I love about my boobs: I gotta say I have pretty amazing cleavage even without a bra. And they’re the perfect size for me; not too big. And they look great in bikinis!
When it comes to my body, please do: Compliment me on it and if you’re my boyfriend give me lots of massages.
When it comes to my body, please do not: Grab me or invade my personal space if I don’t know you. I don’t care if you’re Brad Pitt, it’s not sexy and you’ll creep me out. Strike one!
Most important rule or rules of bedroom etiquette: I don’t like rules. The last place I want them is in the bedroom.
The sexiest outfit I will wear in public: A second-skin dress or something pretty and very sheer.
The sexiest thing I will wear in the bedroom: It’s none of your business, but I have a penchant for strappy lingerie, high-cut 90′s lace teddies and anything patent leather.
A superficial thing I am attracted to: A natural tan on a man; I probably get that from growing up around surfer boys.
My favorite physical feature on a man: Sexy shoulders, and definitely a nice face.
My favorite traits in a man: Loyalty and confidence.
A man will impress me if: He’s kind and generous. Also if he continues to find ways to surprise me, with his intellect or otherwise.
A man will turn me on if: He puts his foot down with me. Don’t let me walk all over you.
A man will disappoint me if: He tells me one thing and does another.
The simplest thing you can do to make me happy is: Give me baby kisses on the cheek and snuggle me. I love little kisses.
I will not even give you a second look if: You insult me or my family.
Something stupid that men do or say when they first meet me: Lately I’ve been getting a lot of stuttering. When someone’s obviously nervous my first instinct is to make them feel comfortable so I end up talking more and being nicer than necessary. I’m just trying to allay their nerves, but they get the idea that I’m interested when I’m not. This is why I would rather a man let me make the first move — just because I’m being nice doesn’t mean I want you to kiss me.
I will sleep with you when: We are in a committed relationship.
I will never sleep with you if: You get mad at me for not sleeping with you.
Don’t you dare: Disrespect my mother or father.
The best date I ever had was: Scratching our dinner plans to enjoy a beautiful warm night on a secluded beach, under a full moon. We drank wine and went swimming in the moonlight. Hawaii makes romance easy.
I am the ideal woman because: I’m very laid back and cool. I don’t get possessive or jealous. I’m my man’s biggest cheerleader and I’ll make him feel like king of the world. And I love to baby and take care of my man.
I am not the ideal woman because: I’m a free spirit. I don’t limit myself creatively, professionally or socially and I won’t limit you either. But it can be a lot for most men; you have to be an extremely confident and secure man to be with me and stay sane!
I am the best in the world at: Knowing how to put on a show, in all ways. From producing to performing to simply dressing up for my man, I go above and beyond.
I need a man who will: Support my visions; be there for me when I need him.
In my opinion, astrology is: Part of a bigger picture no one is capable of fully understanding. But I love the sun, moon and stars.
If you come to my house, don’t criticize: The piles of clothes that materialize every time I get ready to go out. It looks like a tornado of clothing and accessories has come through the house — you girls know what I’m talking about!
The last movie that made me laugh: Half Baked, I caught it on TV the other day and it’s still hysterical. I don’t think a comedian has ever made me laugh harder than Dave Chappelle.
The last movie that made me cry: My Sister’s Keeper. One night I heard my dad’s voice coming out of nowhere; I followed it upstairs and his song was playing in one of the scenes on the TV. As if that movie isn’t enough of a tearjerker!
My philosphy of love: If you love something set it free.
My philosophy of sex: If you love something set it free.
My philosophy of life: Live it to the fullest and don’t be afraid to take risks. As Vincent van Gogh said, “One must work and dare if one really wants to live.”
I should be on the cover of Playboy because: I’m a mix of ethnicities and I was raised in a melting pot. I’m every woman, and I’ve got something for everyone.