Photography by Jeston Brandon – @perfectlyflawlessphoto
Tell us something surprising about you? I’ve always been the wild child, maybe because I’m a Gemini, or maybe cause I just love a good challenge… so from 2012-2014 I spontaneously enlisted in the Israeli Defence Forces and served as a combat soldier in the Air Force. Does that make me crazy? I’ll let you be the judge.
Were you excited to shoot for Playboy? Is that a serious question!? YES! I have wanted to be in Playboy since I found my dad’s stash under my parents’ bed when I was 14. I thought it was so freeing to see women who felt confident, sexy and in control of their body, but hey, here we are, and I honestly never would’ve expected it.
What inspires you? Meeting new people from all around the world and hearing their stories always inspires me in new ways, it’s why I’m so obsessed with travelling. Taking risks inspires me to challenge myself and knowing that it will be hard or unsure of what the outcome will be I can push myself to new limits. I’m also inspired by the people I surround myself with and the simple things in everyday life that motivate me to work harder, be better and smile often.
Why did you choose to pursue a career in modelling? Honestly, I would say it’s more of a side job. I love sharing my adventures with the world on social media and inspiring others to stop contemplating and start letting go of their fears by going on that trip they always talked about, trying that weird food on the menu, or even fall in love with someone halfway across the world but most importantly give zero f”cks about what people will say while doing it. Inspiring others to explore the world is more the career I intend to pursue and getting paid to pose for photos along the way is just an added bonus.
Who do you look up to in the modelling industry? Sara Underwood is my dream girl. She encompasses all the aspects of a free-spirited nature lover who posts the sexiest pics in the most jaw-dropping locations. This is the exact vibe I go for when planning photoshoots. And we both rep the Pacific Northwest!
What are some of your hobbies? Being a foodie, I’m a damn good Hungarian food chef (thanks to my mama) and a taco connoisseur. I also love camping, hiking and kicking my brothers’ asses in Call of Duty. My absolute favorite thing to do though is travel. So far I have been to 40 countries. If you asked me my top three places I would say Oman, Philippines and Sri Lanka.
Name three things on your bucket list? Pose for Playboy… Check! Explore every national park in the US with a camper van I built myself. Visit every country in the world.
Turn-ons: I love someone who’is adventurous and spontaneous. I love when they are confident and dominant (also in the bedroom) but still know how to properly snuggle and cook me a delicious dinner on a Friday night. Someone who can laugh at my jokes and be weird with me. A nice smile, and attentiveness to their mental and physical health.
Turn-offs: Someone who’s lazy and unmotivated, doesn’t like spending time with my family or want my dog sleeping in the bed with us. Someone who believes chivalry is dead and doesn’t treat me like a princess. If they don’t know how to kiss, you can bet I won’t take anything further than that.
Describe to us your perfect date… Camping in the mountains, cooking dinner on the campfire, drinking red wine, and listening to Lord Huron while snuggling under the stars with my dog… and I guess my date can join.
Which world capital would you most like to visit, and why? As a country girl, I would much prefer a small village off the beaten path somewhere like in Tibet or Argentina, for example. I would rather travel to less touristy countries that people haven’t heard of and park my ass in the middle of nowhere in nature for a while.
What is your mantra? Life’s short, keep it wild.
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