My name is Natalia Mackenzie. I go by XXXNataliaMackenzieXXX on Streamate.com and I just celebrated my dirty 30 birthday in May. I am a single mom, full time webcam model, as well as a student. I am fun, energetic, feisty and get along with most anyone. I work hard and if I am going to do something I want to be the best at it.
What prompted you to join the adult industry?
When I had my daughter in 2010, I had been working as a receptionist in an office at a pest control company for about five years. I loved my job, but at $13 an hour it wasn’t enough to pay for full time child care and still eat and keep a roof over our heads. So, I didn’t go back to work and instead I moved in with my mom. When my daughter was about two years old, I decided it was time to do something. So, I enrolled in school and shortly thereafter I was ready to get the hell out of my mom’s house. I had watched a documentary about webcam models and thought it would be perfect because I could work from home and my mom could watch my daughter and I wouldn’t have to pay for child care. Plus, I had always considered myself to be photogenic and very comfortable with my sexuality and body, so I kind of thought I would be a natural…and I was right! It wasn’t 6 months later I was making enough money to move out of my mom’s house, get a place for my daughter and I, enroll her in preschool, and my cam career took off. It’s all history after that!
What would you say is your favorite part of being a cam model? What about the downside?
My favorite part about being a cam model is being my own boss, making my own schedule, and having fun making (good) money. The downside to being a cam model, hmm, I would say the worst would have to be just when you’re not in the greatest of moods but you have to put on smile regardless. Sometimes, it can get physically tiring, too. But, all in all, there’s not much to complain about.
You are up for an award in the first Adult Cam Awards. What award are you up for and what were you thinking when you found out you were nominated?
I have been nominated for ‘Best Live Cam Masturbation’ and when I found out about my nomination I was super excited! Felt like a dream. Now, I am busy planning my trip to Vegas.
I think my strangest request was to put a pillowcase over my head and play “ghost”
I have to ask this even though I think I know the answer but have you thought about branching out into doing porn or dancing?
I have pondered the idea of both. I could see myself dancing, but never porn. Porn doesn’t pay enough and girls have too short of a shelf life in the industry.
You told me earlier that you were working on a degree in clinical psychology. What drew you to the field and how much more schooling do you need to reach this goal?
I am nine classes away from finishing my BA in Applied Clinical Psychology. I plan on obtaining my Master’s degree after this and hopefully my doctorate in Clinical Psychology after that. I am drawn to psychology because I think we are all a little crazy just in different ways. I find “crazy” to be fascinating.
What do you think is the biggest misconception people outside the industry have about the industry?
The biggest misconception is that we are oppressed women being taken advantage of and doing things we don’t want to do when it is really the complete opposite, at least in the cam industry.
Are there any firsts you are thinking about doing in the new future?
Well, I have launched my website CamModelStore.com/NataliaMackenzie so I am designing merchandise to sell on there. Also, meeting my fans at fan day at the Adult Webcam Awards will be a first for me.
What advice would you give someone who was thinking about getting into camming?
Smile, be nice, have good lighting and a good HD webcam.
What sort of things do you like to do when you aren’t working? Any hobbies?
When I am not working I am playing Mom, which is my favorite thing in the entire world. My daughter, work, and school make up the majority of my life. I do enjoy shopping, pedicures, hanging out with friends, going to the lake, typical girl stuff.
I just launched my website CamModelStore.com/NataliaMackenzie and I will be appearing at fan day at the Adult Webcam Awards in Las Vegas on January 21, 2016. I am also designing some merchandise to sell on my website and at the Adult Webcam Awards.