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Detroit-based Suicide Girl Jessica Martin

MT Photos: Doug Coombe
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Published 2/11/2009

For Detroit-based Suicide Girl Jessica Martin, it was all over when she checked out a burlesque show back in '03. She wasn't even aware the Suicide Girls existed before that show, but afterward she knew what she wanted.

Jessica got some contacts, and a photo shoot later she was a Suicide Girl. "I love that Suicide Girls is retro pinup with a new twist. Like old-school Marilyn Monroe with a tattoo, or Betty Page's daughter coming to getcha."

To Jessica, Suicide Girls is much more than just a website: "We're a community of women who are proud of how we look. We're smart, we like good music and we can handle our booze," she says, grinning. "And a lot of my friends I've met through Suicide Girls; I could go to Europe tomorrow and have a place to stay."

As a Suicide Girl, Jessica's called Campbell ("like the soup — Mmm-mmm good!") but in real life Jessica designs men's and women's clothes for her Bossy Lingerie & Apparel company and does hair and makeup. She does special effects horror makeup too, which explains her fascination with zombies. "Being a zombie is the best — you're not dead but you're not alive."

For Campbell being a Suicide Girl is all about being alive — feeling hot while not being a Size 0 clothes hanger. "People got sucked into the whole Twiggy thing. We need to lose the Twiggy and bring back the Marilyn Monroe."

You can check out Jessica Campbell's profile at suicidegirls.com/girls/Campbell.

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