with Playboy New Zealand September 2022 cover star Olivia Lush / @theolivialush

Photography by Robert Ouano / @ouanophotos

MUA Francesca Lombardo / @bobbiepinbeauty

PR by LA media group @la.mediagroup 


Such an absolute honor to have you on Playboy! Talk to us about your career and what made you get into the industry? I am a beautiful Brazilian and European combination, born and raised in Brazil with a traveler’s soul. I was a child actress and the entertainment industry always fascinated me. Having worked as an actress in Brazil for many years, following my bachelor’s, I continued my education in London, UK where I focused in theatre studies. After traveling the world, having a successful corporate carrier, I move to the United States, I got more and more interested in the adult entertainment industry and the transition was very natural for me. I believe that life is too short to do something that doesn’t make you happy. 

Tell us about your background: Where were you born, where did you grow up and where do you live now? I was born and raised in São Paulo, Brazil, I lived in London, UK for 2 years and now I reside in Las Vegas in the United States. 

You’ve visited more than 90 countries, which is very impressive. Having traveled so extensively, what is one of the favorite places you’ve been to, what made it so special and where would you like to go next?  The landing in Antarctica was for sure one of the highlights of my travels. I’ve always been curious about the white continent and being surrounded by so many penguins was an unforgettable experience. Some of the places that I haven’t been to and would love to visit next are The Maldives, India, Dubai, and I would love to go on an African Safari. 

Have you been to New Zealand? If so, what did you like most about our country?  Yes, I was fortunate to have been to New Zealand a few times. I’ve visited Auckland, Tauranga, and Bay of Islands. The beautiful scenery and the friendly people I’ve encountered there will always have a special place in my heart.

Do you prefer the beach or the mountains?  As a good Brazilian, I adore the beach. I love waking up, getting into my bikini, and going for a nice walk on the beach before working on my tan and my fitness goals. Although I currently live in Las Vegas, that’s in the desert. I vacation on the beach whenever I can. 

What are some of your biggest passions? Traveling and learning about new cultures is one of my biggest passions. Animal rescue is a cause that is very close to my heart. I have 4 rescue dogs and would love to be able to have a sanctuary for older, sick, and special needs pets in the near future.

What’s your favorite color?  My favorite color is red. That’s the color that looks better on me and the one I feel more confident wearing. Even my car is red, and ruby is my favorite gemstone.

What is the most daring thing you have ever done? Despite being slightly afraid of highs, I went skydiving.

Wildest place you had sex?  It was on a beach in Greece close to a nightclub. We knew that people could walk out of the nightclub anytime and catch us and that made it even more exciting.

Favorite position? CEO… but if you mean sexual position, I really enjoy cowgirl and missionary, because on both I can look into my lover’s eyes and reverse cowgirl so he can get a great view of what I hear is one of my biggest assets.

Where can our readers catch up with you and stay updated with your work? On my Instagram @theolivialush and my Twitter @TheOliviaLush.

We are so happy to have gotten to know you a little bit! Any last words out there for our readers? Thank you so much for reading! I hope that you are doing something for yourself that makes you happy.