October 2021 Playboy New Zealand Cover feature with
Lauren Phillips / @laurenfillsup
Photographer Ryan Dwyer / @letshoot
Hair and makeup @taylor-jazz
PR services Mainstreet Productions /@mainstreetproductions
Happy to have you on the cover of Playboy! Can you give us a bit of a background on your career as a model and where it all started? I started in Florida about eight years ago, after moving from New Jersey and searching for a new career path. I had been a professional dancer for five years and started to lose my love for my art. I had a few companies interested in me and decided to take the leap.
What are some of your best career highlights so far? The best highlight in my career is how long I have lasted in an industry that has such a revolving door. I’m a tall glass of water with a coke bottle shape. I wasn’t the typical body type at that time, so it’s amazing that my fans love me so much for who I am and what I represent.
Social media is a very powerful tool, given your massive following, what are some of the challenges you face when it comes to marketing your brand and maintaining a solid following? The biggest challenge I have with social media is not comparing myself to other people. I see many beautiful models and their following, and then I start comparing myself and where I should be. I don’t like doing that. I like being me! It’s a hard struggle, though.
Can you give us a breakdown of a typical day in the life of a glamourous model on set? All set days are different, depending on the company and location. Mostly, I wake up around 2 or 3 AM to have my me time, including meditation, breathing exercises, gym, etc. Then, I’ll start getting ready for my day with a nice cup of coffee. Next, I double-check my model bag and travel time to the location. I always arrive to set 15 minutes before my call time, so I’m ready for my makeup artist. If there is a specific look and/or script, I’ll go through all the details to make sure I bring my A-game. After the day is finished, I’m usually tired and head home to relax. I like having my downtime to myself most of the time.
What are some of the biggest misconceptions people have about what you do? Most people think I’m incredibly wealthy, but I’m really smart with my money, and I hustle a lot! I love working, so I work as much as possible. I like to save for the future. A lot of people think I have a glamorous lifestyle, but I don’t. I’m a typical jersey girl; all I need is coffee, pizza, and maybe a Philly cheesesteak.
Now we know there are some pretty perks that come with being a beautiful woman, what would say are your favorite ones? My favorite perk is influencing people’s lives. It brings me a lot of joy knowing that I brighten up people’s days. I make them feel good about whatever is happening in their lives. I love it! I love making people feel good!
Given that you’re a stunning woman who undoubtedly gets a lot of attention, what are some of the nicest things men have done to try and get your attention? This is a pretty hard question, but I had a guy and his buddies sing “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” to me in front of a crowd of people. It was so sweet, and he did receive a date with me after that.
What makes you feel absolutely sexy? I love getting my makeup and hair done and then shooting content. I always feel super sexy on those days!
3 things that you can’t go a day without? I can’t live without coffee (aka caffeine), my phone with all my essential apps on it, and my home because it’s my utopia.
Anything exciting we should be on the lookout for coming through this year from you? I’m always starting new projects, but I have recently teamed up with MyHotDrops NFT “Dirty Dozen” to start up hot one-of-a-kind NFTs. I’m super excited about it.
Where can our readers find out more about you and stay updated with your current events and adventures? You can always find out more about me on lplinkz.com. All of my work is there!
Thank you so much for sitting down with us and letting us get to know you! Any last words for our readers out there? I’d love to thank my fans for being so amazing! They’re genuinely the best people in the world and mean so much to me! I love you all!