Mayoula wearing the old uniform of Savan Vegas dealers
Sadly, the small town of Savannakhet, Laos does not have talent scouts in the fashion industry, at least, none that I know of.
I have often thought that Mayoula, with her sparkly personality and legs to die for, was born for the ramps and to grace the cover of fashion magazines. She has this prima donna air about her but she's actually shy and probably unaware of her great potential for modeling. In the past, I would often berate her lightly, for coming to work with a 'just got out of bed' look and her hair loosely tied in a clumped mass, with bangs and tendrils hanging messily on her forehead and nape. She'd just work her charm on me by flashing that "Julia Roberts" smile and sweetly convince me to let her get away with her hairstyle, and most of the time, she does.
ordinary pumps looked like PRADA on Mayoula
She exudes a kind of laid-back glamour, whether in uniform or in casual attire, in traditional Lao skirt or a sexy evening dress. I remember one time, how thrilled she was when I paid a compliment on the shoes she's wearing. I've seen those pumps worn by other dealers and they didn't look as great as the way Mayoula struts in them. I imagined how classy the shoes would look on the dance floor under neon lights.
behind the mirror
Mayoula graced several Savan Vegas ad campaigns, calendars and promotional stuff. She left the casino months ago and haven't heard from her since. I think of her every time I hear the song, "Pretty Woman." Her stellar qualities... nicely etched in my memory.