This military uniform shoot was the first pictorial Minka shot for her debut in SCORE. The edition’s coverdate was December 1994 and Minka was the covergirl. This was a breakthrough issue in several ways. Big bust magazines were hesitant about putting an Asian girl on their covers. SCORE had no hesitation.
Minka remembers that time. “When my girlfriend showed me the magazine, I saw the telephone number and that’s what I called. I sent three Polaroid pictures. Next, one of the owners and the chief photographer John Graham got the pictures. He called my house and said, ‘An airplane ticket is going to be at your house in one or two days. I want you to come to England.’ That’s it. So I went to England. And he took a test picture and said I would be on the cover, and then he said that I would be a feature dancer. In all the pictures, I had a natural smile on my face. And it was going to be the first time an Asian girl was on the cover. That was very important to me.”