Inspiring the World

with Playboy Norway July 2023 cover star Julianna Leone / @juliannaleone

Photographer / @chrisvlinton  

Makeup & Hair Christina Loughrin / @christinaloughrin

Studio @StudiobyHouse

 Tell us about your daily schedule as a model, do you have a routine? Of course, I do. First thing in the morning I like to read, followed by meal prepping and working out. I eat 5 times a day so a lot of my time is spent around that. I have a Boston Terrier named Swagger so some of my time is spent tending to him. Friday mornings all my online clients check in. However, I correspond with them throughout the entire week, not just Fridays. I get ready and then head to my music store which is opened 7 days a week. After we close, I run around and do my errands, grocery shopping, getting my nails done and the like. I am able to sneak away if I have things to do during business hours. Thankfully I have a very supportive family.

How do you like to spend your day? If I could wave a magic wand my ideal way of spending my day would be traveling to somewhere warm and basking in the sun!

What are some of your biggest dreams you hope to achieve?One dream I am currently working on is being a concert promoter. In February I had the opportunity to work with Tony Yayo. Each concert I ran I had the privilege of finding local artists as part of the pre-show entertainment. Seeing them pursue their dreams of being aspiring artists gives me the motivation to continue. My biggest dream was to be on the cover of Playboy magazine. Now that this has been fulfilled, quite frankly I haven’t even had the chance to fully digest it. My hope is that I inspire others to never stop dreaming, to believe in themselves and to show you that any goal is within reach; you just have to be willing to do the work. Every overnight success story started as an everyday hustler. 

 What helps you decompress and relax? Up until last week, my answer would have been cuddling with my Blue Nose Terrier named Cashius Clay. He was 13 and would have been 14 in September. I had him since he was a puppy and heart-wrenchingly so just recently had to put him to sleep. I would have to say listening to music and working out is my runner-up.

Who has been the most influential person in your life and why? The most influential person in my life is my Papa. That’s what I called my Grandpa. He left a high-ranking position in corrections in Italy to provide a better life for his family in Canada. Where at the very basics he had to learn a second language. However, he worked very hard and achieved everything he put his mind to. 

 How romantic are you? I’m very romantic at heart. I like roses, handwritten cards and I love surprises. Knowing someone paid attention enough to know all the little things I like really warms my heart. I love doing the same for my family and friends and hope one day I connect with my soul mate so I can extend the same actions towards him. 

What is the most memorable date you’ve ever had? The most memorable date I’ve ever been on was when I was surprised with a trip to Thailand for one of my birthdays so I could go swimming with Elephants. 

What was your biggest lesson from your worst breakup? I don’t think it’s possible to narrow that down to only one lesson. My two big takebacks from that would be when someone shows you who they really are, believe them the first time and that we must always remain true to ourselves. 

Would you rather be loved, respected or admired? Loved because true love encompasses all. 

Are you a city traveler or nature explorer? I would have to say I am a little bit of both. When I travel somewhere new I want to be absorbed into the culture as much as possible. For me, the essence of traveling is to explore and experience new places, people and things!

 What’s on your travel bucket list? OMG. I have so many!! Due to political reasons some people believe there are 195 Countries in the world, some say 196 and some even say 197; I’ve only been to 20. The cold weather doesn’t interest me but anywhere warm and sunny does! This past April I went to Antigua to swim with the pigs. Since then I haven’t really revisited my travel bucket list. As I sit here and think about it, I would really like to go to a Caribbean country and experience one of their carnivals. Barbados has theirs in August. I’ve never been to Barbados so that is definitely on my bucket list. Hawaii is also on the list and Paris, even Egypt.

Where can our readers catch up with you and stay updated with your work? They can find me on Instagram @juliannaleone.