FSS Woman of the Week Interview – DJ Colleen Shannon

Who is Colleen? 

dj_colleen_shannon_212301498_10154446033720550_3552946274049199006_nColleen Shannon was born and raised in Alaska and currently resides in California. She is an experienced DJ, musician, singer, actress and model. Whether you’re enjoying an album, the radio, a movie, or a magazine, odds are you have heard or seen Colleen. You can keep up with Colleen across major social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram, and SoundCloud where she actively engages her fans.

First and foremost, Colleen has a passion for music and shares that passion with her fans through her talents as a DJ. She released her first studio album with Sony Records in 2010. An international traveler, she has performed over 600 live shows in Countries all over the globe. She works with many leaders in the music industry, including Sting, Snoop Dogg, Paul Oakenfold, DJ Poet Name Life, The Crystal Method,LMFAO, Flo-Rida, and renowned producer Manny Mijares of Upscale Recording. She cut a world famous international track titled “Sexy Habibi” with Israeli Goddess Shina Ray, which is available on iTunes.

Colleen also has radio broadcasting experience. She hosted her own yearlong show on Sirius, where she interviewed the music industries biggest artists and DJ’s. Her international experience drives her to infuse her unique American style when producing work with other artists from around the world, a true musical revolution.

Outside the DJ booth, Colleen spends significant time working in front of camera lenses. Dubbed “The Worlds Sexiest DJ” Colleen was the centerfold playmate in Playboy’s 50th anniversary issue and was named one of Zoo Magazines 100 sexiest women. She was featured on the cover of major magazines; include Elle, FHM and Maxim. She posed for world famous photographer Bruce Weber for Barneys New York Fall 2014 Campaign. He is known for his work with Calvin Klein and Abercrombie and Fitch. Also, she was recently selected to be the face of the popular bottled drink, “138 Water”. “138 Water” is the world’s first fashion water that is best suited for a healthy body. It is Ozone purified drinking water that features added Electrolytes to give you the energy you need throughout the day. State of the art treatment is used to create this extreme purity. The water is treated by reverse osmosis, carbon and micro filtration and ultra violet light!

Her film career is budding as well. She starred in the hit television show, “Love Island” in the United Kingdom. She was also a guest star on the hit TV Show How I Met Your Mother. Plus she is featured in national television commercial campaigns with Pepsi, Nokia, Bacardi, AT&T, Miller Genuine Draft, and many others. She has even been asked to appear in a feature film starring Gerard Butler and Katy Perry scheduled to shoot in 2015.

Colleen Shannon has been very busy with her career; however she spends substantial time giving back to the community. The needs of children are her top priority. Colleen founded the World DJ Foundation, an organization that brings DJ’s together from around the world into communities to help children and the less fortunate. These DJ’s donate their time and money to make a positive difference in peoples’ lives. Efforts include establishing programs for children with special needs such as autism, which creates vital research opportunities as it relates to the therapeutic effects of music on the brain.


Q & A 

  1. What does your morning routine look like?

My first hour out of bed is ….. first coffee……then I write out a to do list of the day…..check my insta and socials and then go conquer the world!!

  1. Are you a morning Bird, or night owl?

Because I am a DJ, by nature I am definitely a night owl.

3. What’s your go-to healthy breakfast?

My healthy breakfast Go to is 3 egg whites with avocado and tomato and one piece of wheat bead and triple omega gel vitamins.

  1. What is one thing you are insecure about? 

I guess everyone has insecurities….. I love teeth and I happen to have a gap on my right side, so for shoots and pictures I cheat my face for left side. Nobody knows, but I do.

  1. What is your proudest achievement? 

I was thankful to be chosen as 50th Anniversary Playmate. I have always loved Playboy and it was a dream come true.

  1. What does a typical day of eating look like for you?

As far as my day to day diet goes I will do egg whites breakfast and then I prep ground turkey for spinach salads for mid day and then I normally go to dinner and have sushi or a petite filet with veggies and a glass of wine. Plenty of water throughout the day.

  1. Can you give us one idea for adding 5 minutes of exercise into your normal day? 

Workout moves are a must with Yoga! Down dog, plank, cobra etc. with some abs and 4 second breathing to connect.

  1. What is your ‘go-to’ workout when short on time?

I am a yoga girl.

  1. Who inspires you, and why?

My Mother inspires me. She is the stingiest most positive person in my life. She is going through cancer treatment now and handling it like a champ

10. What does Fit Strong and Sexy mean to you?

Fit Strong and Sexy  = Strong Body Strong Mind…. It is all connected is your body is weak it means your mind is weak…. So push yourself with your body the way you would push yourself in your personal and business life. Trust me I have gone through my weak moments but the power your mind has to pull your body out of it is what fascinates me. Lets encourage one another in moments of weakness!!!

Thank you Colleen!

 If you want to get to know Colleen better, check out her website here.