Unforgettable Claudia Fijal

with Playboy Finland February 2024 cover star Claudia Fijal / @claudiafijal

Photographer Joshua Paull / @jpaullphoto

MUA Alexxis Corona / @alexxalexxis

Hair Stylist Meg Dela Cruz / @megdelacruzhair

Tell us about the moment you found out you would be featured in the magazine. What was your initial reaction? Being a longtime Playboy model, the feeling of appearing in the magazine truly never gets old! What an incredible legacy to be a part of. 

Can you share your favorite shot or spread from the magazine and why it holds special significance for you? I absolutely loved shooting this spread! The photos have such a real and intimate feel to them. I’ve been shooting more fashion lately, with my splash of sexy added to it, and it’s been so empowering feeling this powerful with clothes on.

When you’re not working, what helps you decompress and relax? A nice dinner out with a fine tequila and good conversation helps me wind down.

What’s the strangest fan encounter you’ve ever had? I had a fan send me a satanic bible and an upside-down cross, extremely uncomfortable feeling there.

What’s the best “wardrobe malfunction” story that you can now laugh about? There are no such things as malfunctions when you’re a nudist! If I could be naked 24/7, my life would be complete.

What are some of your biggest dreams you hope to achieve? I hope to one day own more real estate. I own a couple of properties now and each purchase has been so rewarding. It’s so exciting watching your equity grow.

What’s the weirdest beauty tip or trick you’ve picked up? Ice! It literally helps anything! Puffiness, acne, tiredness, redness, swelling.

If you were stranded on a deserted island with only one accessory, what would it be? Sun block till they find me! 

What’s your go-to guilty pleasure snack? Gummy bears! Yum. 

What is the absolute worst thing a man can do to completely put you off? Be disrespectful or misogynistic towards women. I have zero tolerance for it. 

What advice would you give to aspiring models? Set firm boundaries early on and stick to them! As a longtime model, I feel extremely desensitized to a lot in the modeling world now so it’s important to have clear guidelines for yourself with what you are and aren’t comfortable with shooting. 

Thanks for taking the time to speak to us, do you have any last words for our readers? Thank you so much Playboy for the opportunity to share my craft with you. I remember being 18 years old and meeting Hef at the mansion for the first time and having a conversation with him I’ll never forget. I asked him for advice on how to succeed in LA and his exact words were, “Be a good person, and do right by people, and you’ll always be ok.” Now I pass those words on to you! Thank you again, till next time.