Playboy New Zealand Cover Feature July 2021 with Kalysta Mallory / @mallorykalysta 

Photography by Ryan Dwyer / @letshoot 

PR services @mainstreetproductions 

Hair & Makeup by Taylor Jazz

Happy to have you feature on Playboy! Can you give us a bit of a background on your career as a model and where it all started? Since I was 15 a sophomore in high school, the internet has always taken a liking to my natural beauty and curvy look. Now at 19, I am on my way to building my own empire. I started getting more serious with my career only a year ago. I had never been in front of the camera and with no portfolio no headshots – strictly my charming good looks, contagious good attitude, and million-dollar smile were all I needed to land me some of the most prestigious opportunities the industry has to offer. 

What are some of your best career highlights so far? In this past year, I’ve been blessed with the ups and downs of accepting and denying career-changing offers models only dream of. I’ve learned that money is powerful, but turning it down is more powerful. At the beginning of the year, I set out to be signed with Mel.Media Models and in the past 6 months I’ve booked commercials, held a weekly promotional modeling job, and started regularly traveling for photoshoots. To be on the cover of such a well-respected publication like Playboy as of now it is one of my most treasured accomplishments in my life and as a model. The connections I’ve made and the places I’ve seen in my career are once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. This is only the beginning of my projects and I have a lot to learn and a lot in store. 

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? Working for myself and marketing myself has been a creative learning process. I’m sure we could all sit and complain all day about the social media trolls, the hate, the micromanagement… The secret is when you’re true to yourself and your brand, the love comes flowing. Staying consistent and staying real with your audience keeps everyone, including yourself wanting more. Social media is very powerful but it can also hold power over you.. so long as you keep a healthy push and pull, everything falls into place.

Can you give us a breakdown of a typical day in the life of a glamourous model on set? When you are surrounded by amazing teams and amazing people, an average day is far from average, and for once it’s just like what you see in the movies. up early, the hair, the makeup, the clothes, the photography, the product, the people. No day is ever the same and you start to learn its a very personable job, and for me it’s the only job I’ve ever felt I can express my true self. Having a good attitude and sharing love every time the team gets together is what makes this industry so magical. Making new connections and developing your skills day In and day out. Letting Loose, having fun, getting professional, and absolutely nailing the project is what it’s all about. 

What are some of the biggest misconceptions people have about what you do? Everyone has their own opinions and ideas about what you’re doing and how you got there… and I say let them! no journey is the same and there’s no code to make it to the top. It can get discouraging to be slut-shamed and ridiculed on a daily basis due to misconceptions about your job. When you can find the strength and confidence in yourself to push through and come out successful in the end, the haters will have no choice but to be put to rest. 

Now we know there are some pretty perks that come with being a beautiful woman, what would say are your favorite ones? I know pretty privilege very well, and coming from the woman that lives it day in and day out beauty truly comes from within. it’d be wrong to not credit my DNA for helping me get where I am today, but recognizing my other privileges as well such as white privilege and class privilege. This life of mine is beyond a blessing, humbling myself and using my privileges fairly and for good is something that I continue to practice in my daily life. 

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? I am an independent woman that has never relied on the approval of a man, so to catch my eye you need to be out of this world special. Over the years I have been fortunate enough to accumulate a regular audience who cares to Keep up with my interests and support my endeavors. Recently I’ve made a P.O. Box and it makes me feel special to receive weekly mail from super fans who support me, and send me flowers for valentines day, and gifts for my birthday, the occasional letter, and best of all… moolah baby! 

What makes you feel absolutely sexy? Finding a way to feel sexy every day has been essential in my newfound womanhood! For me, being sexy isn’t always about the outside! As a vegan, I always feel sexy on the inside and that feeling very clearly radiates through me on the outside. Exuding confidence and staying true to myself is the sexiest thing I could ever do. Some days no makeup revealing my natural glowing skin is how I feel most beautiful, other days its winged eyeliner a skimpy mini skirt and some strappy heels to even consider thinking about the word sexy.. the best part about sexiness is it isn’t one thing down to the science, you chose your sexy and everyone else gets to fall in line! 

3 things that you can’t go a day without?

  • Contacting my Family 
  • Petting my Animals 
  • Eating/Cooking Bomb Food 

Anything exciting we should be on the lookout for coming through this year from you? This is only the beginning of my projects and I have a lot to learn and a lot in store. Everyone knows you can’t spill all your ideas before they’re executed, but just know there’s a new baddie in town, and she didn’t come to play!

Where can our readers find out more about you and stay updated with your current events and adventures? Right now the platforms I am most active on are my Instagram [mallorykalysta], Twitter [kalysta_mallory] and OnlyFans! [kalystamallory] and that’s where I’ll post anything going on worth sharing to the public. 

Thank you so much for sitting down with us and letting us get to know you! Any last words for our readers out there? “From one stranger to another, you are loved.”