Interview by: Vikki Lenola
Photography: Jay Tablante
What makes you feel sexy?
I feel sexy when I’m dressed up in a dress, when I’m in a bikini by the ocean, when I’m naked, right after a workout, and when I’m around good energy and have people who make me feel sexy just being comfortable in my own skin.
You’re no stranger to the gun range… what’s your favourite gun to fire away?
There’s still a lot about guns I’d like to learn about but I’d say my favourite was shooting a pistol which sounds simple but I found the smallest guns to shoot were the most terrifying and the most terrifying gave me the biggest adrenaline rush! I’m a huge adrenaline junkie!
Best gift a man can give a woman?
The best gift a man can give a woman is affection and attention! We all love and need that. We definitely lack it in our society these days! Of course women like material things but feeling appreciated and special comes first and is way better for the soul.
Would you consider yourself a feminist? What are your thoughts on feminism?
I’m a HUGE feminist. I think a lot of people think feminism is all about women but it’s about breaking the patriarchy so both women and men can have equal rights and not be treated based on gender. Also, I think a huge part of feminism is allowing women to be comfortable as sexual beings without them being looked down upon. Some women are empowered by sex and nudity and are often judged for it while typically a man is not. So let’s break that stigma as women should feel comfortable being as sexual as they want without being “slut-shamed!”
Anyone who’s been following your Instagram for a while knows you’ve got some moves! How did you become such a talented dancer?
I have been training in dance on and off for about ten years now! I’ve always been passionate about dance and it truly feels good for my soul. I’ve taken a short break but I will be back shortly -so stay tuned!
How has modeling changed other aspects of your life?
Honestly, modelling has made me so much more confident and comfortable in my own skin. I was scared to model half naked and naked at first then once I did it I felt so liberated and free. I think once you’re comfortable with your body it brings a new kind of confidence and self-love that radiates in all aspects of life. Modelling simply pushed me to go beyond my comfort zone which is always a rewarding journey.
How do you keep in such good shape? What’s your diet/ workout routine?
I try to strength train and do cardio at least 3 times a week. Diet-wise , I avoid foods that I find don’t digest well for me like gluten and dairy but everyone’s different! I try to stay as low carb as possible with lots of fruits and vegetables! But my fitness is still a process! I’m not where I want to be and want to continue to train and nourish my body to get in the best shape possible. Fitness is definitely an infinite journey; there’s always a lot to learn.
Do men hit on you all the time when you’re out or do they just stand there drooling? What’s the best way a guy can approach you in public?
I do get hit on in public a lot and it honestly makes me uncomfortable. I don’t really like guys coming up to me randomly calling me sexy or trying to get my attention, it’s not really polite at all. I mean if we somehow manage to get into a conversation in a coffee shop or something and hit it off that’s totally different! I’d rather talk to guys who are mentally stimulating and can keep a conversation then just tell me I’m sexy.
What would you be doing if you weren’t modeling?
I think I would be focused more on acting as that’s what I originally wanted to do but fell into modelling by accident! Many models experience weird comments or spam messages on social media. Tell us one that made you laugh. Oh man! I get so many messages its crazy! I find it funny when people ask to marry me just like that. I recently had a guy send me a picture of a hand- written love note to me in Spanish; that was original.
What can fans expect to see from you in the future?
I definitely have a lot more publications coming up and plan to continue doing as many as possible. I’m planning on doing more creative concepts and some video! I also will hopefully work on projects that help benefit mental health! Stay tuned y’all!
Photographer IG: @jaytablantephotograpy