Marley Wallace “Visual Perfection” 

with Playboy Norway May 2024 cover star Marley Wallace / @MarleyWallace

Photographer Carianne Older / @CarianneOlder

MUA Michelle Cuevas / @MichelleCuevasMUA

Tell us about the moment you found out you would be featured in the magazine. What was your initial reaction? My initial reaction was when Playboy messaged me on my Instagram @MarleyWallace and they were so kind. I was very happy and excited! I always have loved dressing up like a bunny. To me being playful in lingerie and sexy outfits has really been incredibly satisfying in my life and career as a model. I love feeling sexy and confident.

Can you share your favorite shot or spread from the magazine and why it holds special significance for you? Honestly, I love the pink bunny look and it’s so hard for me to pick one favorite. I just love them all.

When you’re not working, what helps you decompress and relax? Yoga and exercise! I enjoy being in nature, it’s my favorite. Meditation and even visualized mediations, like being next to a waterfall, have been truly relaxing in the past. I also love my alone time relaxing with hot tea or with a friend. I always feel refreshed from naps, hot showers, drawing or painting, baths, and listening to music.

What’s the strangest fan encounter you’ve ever had? I have had fans recognize me from my Instagram in person. I love my fans and am a very openly friendly and loving person. I have had amazing experiences meeting lovely people when I travel who support me constantly on my social media and I genuinely appreciate them all! I really haven’t had any strange encounters.

What’s the best “wardrobe malfunction” story that you can now laugh about? My jeans ripped in middle school. At the school dance. Twice.

What are some of your biggest dreams you hope to achieve? Having my own zen peaceful center for massage and yoga. I really think I will continue to do massage no matter what other endeavors I have. Writing some of my own music. Doing face-painting with kids I love, so definitely have been thinking of doing that at hospitals. I enjoy helping other models and or aspiring models to be successful. I started doing photo shoots for models as well. I definitely see more Playboy covers and calendars in my future as well.

What’s the weirdest beauty tip or trick you’ve picked up? I think wetting the brush I found on my own really helps make eye shadow brighter and shimmer with higher intensity.

If you were stranded on a deserted island with only one accessory, what would it be? I honestly have been feeling like I need to design my own kind of weapon for survival with the power to light a fire that also has a hatchet. I really think I would have to design my own tool. Think flamethrower meets machete.

What’s your go-to guilty pleasure snack? Pizza and Wings.

What is the absolute worst thing a man can do to completely put you off? If they don’t smell good to me, which I think could even be a biological factor. Bad breath. I love my home being clean so if I am considering dating someone I do care how they take care of their home and how clean it is.

What advice would you give to aspiring models? Believe in yourself. Don’t give up. Make goals and steps to achieve them. Envision your goals happening in a lot of detail. Honestly, I have to stretch and exercise often to really feel like I am aligned with my heart.

Thanks for taking the time to speak to us, do you have any last words for our readers? Believe in yourself and have the courage to be yourself with confidence. I love being goofy and making people laugh. I wish I could help everyone in the world realize how unique and special they are! I also know a big bear hug goes a long way. Remember any day is an opportunity to be a new you! So always be the kind of person you would want to see yourself grow into. Be kind and genuine. Stand up for yourself when you need to. Love yourself and do it with your whole heart, and in turn, you will love others with a newfound depth. Also, really go for living your dreams because one day you may look back on your life and regret not really diving into your fears and facing them! I believe in you.