Miko Dai could take care of my legal briefs anytime. This former law school student took a two week break from her studies to experience the adult world and decided that fucking on film was going to be her new career path. However, people should not get the wrong impression about her. Even though Miko can get all nasty and slutty with her sexual partners, this woman is able to relate to people. Since James Bartholet saw it in her, he asked her to be one of his cohostesses for his radio show "Inside the Industry". Who knows? This could be a start of something big for her.
Hey there, George! Thanks for taking the time to put together this interview. I have been in the porn industry since late August 2014, so I'm creeping up on my 6 month anniversary in pornoland.
There were many reasons why I ultimately decided to leave law school and pursue a career in this industry, but the TL;DR (Too lazy; didn't read) version is as follows: I initially got into porn because I wanted to make some quick money, I was bored with my then-boyfriend, and I liked the idea of a 2 week paid vacation to Miami where I would make some extra money and fuck away some post finals stress. I had no plans or aspirations of being a porn star until after I started shooting and realized I had fallen in love with the industry and didn't want to waste anymore of my life working towards something I didn't have a passion for.
You had mentioned in an interview with my colleague Bobby Blake aka the Porno Nerd at AVN that your favorite boy/girl scene was with Chad White for Brazzers. Why was that scene so enjoyable?
Chad is a funny, easy going, and objectively handsome man. I think that because we vibe well and have great rapport off screen, it translates to our on screen performance.
What are your feelings towards your fans?
I have nothing but appreciation for those who support me and/or my adult career.
I really love watching you make out with another woman. What makes a woman sexy? What traits do you admire in a woman?
I find women to be [objectively] more physically attractive than men. By that, I mean the anatomy of woman is simply more aesthetically pleasing than that of a man. For example, if I were to be given 2 pictures-- one of a woman's naked body and another of a man's-- I would be more drawn to the picture of the woman.
Personally, I like women who are more feminine (in respect to how they style, dress, and act), but aggressive and dominant during playtime. I'm a little shy and awkward around girls (yes, more than I am regularly) so I like a woman who is confident and able to conjure the sexual deviant out of me. Well one of the sexual deviants-- I have quite a few.
What makes a man sexy? What traits do you admire in a man?
Intellect, good hygiene, and eccentricity/quirkiness are ideal qualities that make a man sexy.In your restroom scene with Cassidy Klein for Brazzers you were in the submissive role as she had her way with you. Will we be seeing you any scenes where the tables are turned and you get to act as the dominant person?
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I actually just shot some clips for Asian Mean Girls where I got to play dominatrix roles. I believe I shot a POV, ball busting clip, and a couple dungeon scenes (with leather, whips, and paddles, oh my).
You are going to be one of the cohostesses for James Bartholet's radio show "Inside the Industry". How do you like talking on the radio and interacting with the guests and with James?
Yes, I am! And I am extremely excited and grateful that James took a chance on a rookie like me to co-host the show with him-- especially since the show I did with him recently where he had me on as a guest, was my first time ever being on radio.
I really like talking on the radio, especially as a James's co-host. I just met him last week, about 10 minutes before the show started, but right off the bat I knew we were going to have great on-air chemistry. He is personable, easy to talk to, and is obviously a tenured veteran in this industry. I am looking forward to contributing as much as I can to the show and learning as much as I can.
What has been the biggest surprise for you about the adult industry?
I was- well, still am- intrigued/fascinated/taken aback by the current state of the industry. Before I joined, I was completely ignorant about how much trouble our industry was in. I had never before heard of Manwin/Mind Geek or knew what the deal was with tubes sites, etc. etc.
Going a step forward with that, I find it equally as surprising that the industry hasn't done more to adapt to the changing market. That is, going beyond just cutting budgets and downsizing. Perhaps we need to think about deviating away from traditional distribution models(such as dvd distr., membership based sites,etc) and focus on building a new way to sell/market/experience porn.
You are making a documentary. What is it about? You must like filmmaking.
Filmmaking/producing/writing/storytelling, yes. Love. All of the above.
And correct. I am working on a documentary-- but it's far from pre-production, even. I recently just finished writing a treatment for the concept of the doc. and now I am currently working on pitching it to production companies and investors. I don't want to talk too much about it until I've secured the proper funding to start the project; however, I am willing to share the following: 1) the documentary will focus on the porn industry, 2) it will not take the form of an autobiographical documentary (see also Katy Perry: Part of Me
) 3) It will be NSFW as fuck.
Many adult stars are animal lovers. Are you one of them? Are you a cat or dog person?
I love animals. My favorite animals are penguins. I am also mother of a 4 year old shih-tzu- his name is Moe.
As for preference, I am more of a dog person in real life, but a cat person when I'm on the interwebz, I'm not sure if that made sense... Basically, I prefer dogs as pets, but I am also an avid fan of cat memes, cat gifs, and cute cat videos on youtube.
How were you as a kid?
Wow. I'm not even sure how to tackle this question.
I was a generally happy, loved, sheltered, confused, weird and (and in late childhood/early adolescence) horny child.
I immigrated with my parents from China to Knoxville, TN when I was one and lived on campus at the University of Tennessee for ten years. UT was also apparently located in an affluent school district, thus I attended a predominantly white, upper class elementary school. I distinctly remember constantly being self conscious about myself and longing to fit in. Even though I was raised in the U.S and had assimilated to Western culture, there was still a part of me that felt like an outsider. Maybe it was because I was only 1 of a handful of non-white kids at the school. Or perhaps it was because I was in an apparent constant state of cognitive dissonance-- always trying to reconcile eastern and western values and somewhere along the way, losing touch with my own sense of self and what I valued.
Overall, I feel extremely blessed that I had my parents' discipline, love, and support-- my mother and father both went to school, worked, and sacrificed sweat and tears to give me and my brother a life- one much different than their own upbringings. Aside from monetary support, my parents- specifically my father- invested a great deal of his time and energy in being an active, integral part of my life- talking to me, teaching me how to read, and interacting with me. I spent a lot of time with my dad because my mother, as the primary financial provider in the family, worked as a waitress at a local Chinese restaurant. Thus, my father took over the domestic responsibilities, which included looking after me. Up until he found out about my career, my dad and I were especially close.
What are your hobbies and interests?
I like getting high, going on adventures, memorializing said adventures (pictures, video, journal entry), and finding creative ways to share my stories. Oh, and sex.
What is your shoe size?
What is your dream scene?
B/G/G starring Asa Akira, Neil Degrasse Tyson, and yours truly.
Do you have any web sites or future projects that you would like to promote? What are you currently working on film wise?
Yes, thank you! My info is as follows:
Twitter: @miko_dai (this is a new handle, as my own account was compromised and deleted)
Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/MikoDai
I will be in Cuties 8 and Cum in my Hot Wife 2-- release around the end of month
I just finished shooting a movie called Korrupt School Girls (Mile High Productions). So look out for that in the next couple months.
Also-- I'm a stoned girl and an anchor for the Naked Weed Report.
Naked Weed News Bio
Stoned Girls Gallery
I am also one of the co-hosts for Inside the Industry with James Bartholet -- tune in on Wednesday night from 7-9 and/or call in!
Thank you so much again for the interview! Let me know if there is anything else you need!
Interview by Apache Warrior