Playboy New Zealand October Cover Feature

with Korina Kanela 

Photographer: Nino Batista / @ninobatista

Makeup artist: Jorge Reza / @jorge.reza

Tell us something surprising about you? I have traveled around the world and on one of my trips through Africa, I lived with the Masai Mara tribe in Kenya, and in my most recent trip through the Peruvian Amazon, I lived with the Yahua tribe.

Were you excited to shoot for Playboy? This is the second time that I’ve had the opportunity to shoot for Playboy and both times were incredible experiences.

What inspires you? I am inspired by music, aromas and flavors.

Why did you choose to pursue a career in modeling? I became fascinated with the fashion and modeling industry since I attended schooling for fashion design and photography.

Who do you look up to in the modeling industry? I look up to the gorgeous Natalia Paris from Colombia.

What are some of your hobbies? Some of my favorite hobbies are racing fast cars, sunbathing, dancing and spending quality time with my puppy.

Name three things on your bucket list? I would like to visit Congo to spend time with the gorillas. Also, I would like to visit Namibia to spend time with the Himba tribe. Finally, I would like to visit Angola to learn an amazing dance called Kizomba.

Turn-ons. My biggest turn-ons are intelligence, confidence, humor and loyalty.

Turnoffs. My biggest turnoffs are rudeness, dishonesty, and negativity.

Describe to us your perfect date… Taking a helicopter ride, filled with rose petals, sipping on a delicious aromatic French wine and landing on a deserted island with crystal clear blue water for a delicious dinner.

Which world capital would you most like to visit, and why? I would like to visit Tokyo because I am fascinated with the Japanese culture and I want to experience the unique Utaku (Anime) sub-culture.

What is your mantra? Wherever you go, go with all your heart and whatever you do, do it with love.

Want to see more of Korina? Then follow her on Instagram @korinakanela for all her latest news and story updates!