Eva is by far the most attractive BMX rider I’ve ever interviewed, besides Brian Foster, of course. I think I first recognized Eva in THIS. Upon watching, I assumed it was just some pretty face they picked to do the interview, then all of sudden she starts carving the vert ramp as good as me. I finally came to the assumption that I had been duped, and Eva can actually ride. Not only can she ride, but she went to the BMX masters last year and competed in the womens class. She rides all the time and loves every minute of it. She’s basically the most attractive person to ride a BMX bike since Corey Bohan hit the scene…. Haaaaayted him!
Oh, and by the way you guys, please don’t tell my wife I did this interview; because I would be so busted. I would also like to add, this has been the easiest interview to edit…
Anyway, here’s Eva in her own words.
Name: Eva Gabrielle
Where are you from? The cuts…tiny Northern Cali town of 1200
Where are you right now?
At my computer, in the room I rent from Andy, in Las Vegas
When did you first start riding BMX and what was your first bike?
Unfortunately, not until I was 21. My, at the time best friend, custom built my first bike for me which had a lot of racing parts because we were trying to make it as light as possible. I think it was a supercross frame. It was about 18 or 19 lbs complete. My bike now is 23, but I heart it much more.
I read a comment from you along the lines of “that’s why the BMX community sucks”, what was that all about?
Ha ha, did I say that? I think you sweetened it a bit. Hmmm… its hard to say exactly what I was referring to, but if I had to guess I would say it had something to do with the seemingly endless supply of ego and arrogance that embodies a large number of the pro circuit. A lot of guys who I’ve know for years, considered friends, and had a lot of respect for, turned out to be pretty disappointing.
Editors note: She’s obviously referring to this GUY.
It seems like you do some modeling on the side, is that something you are trying to pursue?
I don’t really model anymore. It was never a dream or career path, but rather the best way to make my own work schedule enabling me to finish college, and play on my bike as much as possible . I actually find it to be a very vain and embarrassing profession and would never tell people I did it. I still do creative photo shoots from time to time, but only for fun. Cameras actually still make me incredibly nervous.
I’d like to do so many things it hard to say. I really want to help animals and the environment. BMX is awesome but I look at it more as a lifestyle than a career.
What’s it like being an attractive female in a very male sport?
What is the coolest place your bike has taken you, and what is the worst place your bike has taken you?
Coolest: riding on the Great Wall of China
Worst: to my head. coping to flat bottom of a 13′ vert
Here’s a list of five things, what’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear them?
Las Vegas: loves my life here.
Creep: I made a deal not to talk about it.
Facebook: a waste of time. Delete that shit.
BMX: most fun imaginable.
Ben Snowden: who?
What’s your favorite move on the BMX?
Stylie superman seat grab Indian airs but I can’t do them
If you were stranded on a deserted island and you could have an infinite amount of any three things, what would they be?
the essentials…Nutella, peanut butter, and xanax
a good balance of skill and personality is essential
1. TJ Lavin -hands down one of the best people I know
2. Nate Berkheimer -super fun Vegas buddy to ride and kick it with
3. Nicky Van der veen – kills it and has a sweet lip ring
4. Jamie Bestwick -simply amazing
5. Cory Nastazio -does stylie backy 360s and his hyperness always makes me laugh
Top 5 videos/movies/shows
1. lockstock and two smoking barrels
2. its always sunny in Philadelphia
3. Charlotte takes a tumble
4. eastbound and down
…i don’t watch BMX vids Top 5 must haves1. bmx2. my ninja suit3. sweet adventures 4. Thai food5. good books
Top 5 things you can’t live with out
1. variety -the spice of life
2. shaved legs3. my Uggs or “the sweatpants of shoes” as Nate Berkheimer likes to call them4. rainy days 5. bothering Andy when he’s trying to do law school
Top 5 party drinksThere’s only one: Fourloko
What’s daily life for you like?
Lately… sleeping in, riding bikes all day, eating candy, hiking adventures, going out at night or watching movies, kicking it with my friends, and hanging out with this beautiful non bmxer guy i know.
Have you been riding lately?
Yes lots!! Finally have free time after working three jobs all summer and Vegas is cooling down so the weather has been amazing. I met some great new riding buddies and we really have the best time ever! Lot’s of parks, street, and some new little tails were built that scare me but i’m so stoked to learn!
If there’s one thing you could change about BMX today, what would it be and why?
I’m not sure…you can’t change people. They’re going to be trash pails whether they ride little kids bikes or not.
Thanks and shout outs?
Thanks to Johnny and Tawnee for riding with me everyday and being the best ever. Thanks to Nate B. for being the sweetest and helping me fix and improve my bike. And of course thanks for asking me to write this interview and for being so patient because my ADHD wouldn’t allow it to be done in a timely manner. I don’t deal with FB anymore but you can follow me on twitter @EvaGabrielle ) Lots of love!!