with Playboy New Zealand cover star Emma Magnolina @theemmamag
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? It’s kind of a funny story actually! I had a lot of jobs before pursuing modeling- I’ve been a farmer, a cheese monger, a teacher, and more. When I started, I was living in Arkansas, and there weren’t a lot of modeling opportunities there for me, but I always loved it. For years and years, I had been modeling for fun and for side jobs with photographers, art schools, and painting studios. I had a passion for it, but I was working in nonprofits, so I hadn’t thought at all about pursuing modeling full time. I was mainly working in educational programs and shelters for homeless youth. After working for other programs for a long time, I decided I wanted to start my own nonprofit, doing overdose prevention in my community — but since my program was brand new, I didn’t have any funding to pay for my own labor and time. I needed a way to make a decent living and still be able to pour my time and effort into my community program, so I started doing erotic modeling and dancing! It was extra fun because I’ve always been a very sexual person, so it was an amazing way for me to express that part of myself too. It was the best decision I ever made- I was able to start up my program successfully, distribute thousands of overdose prevention kits, gain freedom in my life, and grow my modeling career to heights I never would have expected! Eventually, my modeling career built so much traction that I left my nonprofit, but a dear friend of mine took over as director and is doing an amazing job. Since then, I’ve moved to LA to chase my modeling dreams and I’ve never been happier! My whole journey in the industry has been tandem with my best friend Sidney Summers, another model who was with me every step of the way from the nonprofit to the strip club to our move to LA, and we are currently roommates!
What are some of your best career highlights so far? Right now, being featured in this issue of Playboy takes the cake! I’ve always wanted to be in Playboy, and I never even imagined it would be possible for me to be on the cover, so I’m totally blown away by this happening. Another career highlight for me has been working with models this year who I’ve looked up to for years- I won’t mention any of them in this interview because the shoots I’m most excited about are yet to drop but be sure to watch my page so you can be one of the first to know! My first big career highlight was experiencing enough success to provide financial support to my overdose prevention program so that I could leave that legacy behind in my community to change Arkansas for the better and leave the state knowing I had created something positive. I think my ultimate career highlight, and the accomplishment I always hoped I could unlock for myself someday — is complete and total freedom. My path in modeling has created a future for me that can be ANYTHING that I want it to be- I could go back to school, I could travel the world, I could move to the middle of nowhere and be a farmer, I could drop everything and throw myself into making music, I could do all four of those things and then some more! I ultimately owe this freedom and stability to my fans who support me, and I’m extremely thankful for them and everything that they do for me. If you are a fan who is reading this interview, THANK YOU for making my dreams come true.
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? I have two big challenges with social media: catfishes and deplatforming. My photos have been used over and over and over again by people pretending to be me. It breaks my heart because they use my image to scam people, to take advantage of my fans, and wreak a lot of havoc in general. More recently, I’ve lost a few of my own REAL Instagram pages due to my catfishes reporting me as supposedly impersonating them! It’s totally ridiculous. However, I’m very lucky because no matter how many times I’ve started over, my fans always find me and support me on all the platforms that I use. My next biggest challenge is not being able to fully express myself on most of my socials — my real personality is very much sexually charged and risqué which is too much for most social media platforms. I’ve definitely lost some accounts for being **too** sexy, but it has been a learning experience each time. For everyone who wants to see more of me than I’m allowed to show on my socials, there will always be a space just for that.
Can you give us breakdown of a typical day in the life of a glamourous model on set? My day might not be as glamorous as you think, but I do have a very consistent routine! Every day I start by waking up at 8 in the morning and having a big cup of iced coffee while I cuddle with my fluffy rescue cat, Mr. Carpet. I found him in a dumpster when I was living in Arkansas and now, he sleeps in my bed every night and we cuddle every morning. Most mornings I’ll also spend talking to my fans- I know it sounds corny, but my day is not complete without talking to them for hours and some of my fans on my site are my dearest friends who know me like the back of their hand. Then I go to the gym, lift some weights, take a shower, and get ready for my shoot. I shoot almost every day, and I love it. It’s the best routine EVER! I shoot content with lots of super talented porn stars, other fan site models, and influencers. If it’s one of the former in that lineup, we will catch the magic together on camera, take some photos, and maybe grab some lunch together! We typically shoot at our homes, so the day is usually very relaxed, which I appreciate. Since I don’t work for companies, we are really on our own time and can take the day at whatever pace we want, whether we are on our own or working with a photographer and videographer. I like to explore whatever connection is in front of me and I’m thankful that my lifestyle facilitates that. After me and my costar are done working, I’ll go home and spend some time with my friends and spend some more time on my site chatting with my fans, then I fall asleep under my super heavy weighted blanket.
What are some of the biggest misconceptions people have about what you do? I think there are a lot of people out there who think that people who make porn are suffering through what we do, hate our jobs, and only doing it for the money. I can only speak for myself, and everyone is different – but I love what I do. I love getting to connect sexually with a different person almost every day, having wild sex with porn stars, and getting naked on the internet! It brings me so much joy and I love that I get to experiment with things like gangbangs, orgies, BDSM, and anything else you can imagine in a safe and fun environment. I feel like I’m living an absolute dream life, and I would still happily do it for a fraction of the salary. I am SO happy with my life! I think another misconception people have is that we keep our fans at arm’s length, or don’t have close relationships with them. Again, I can only speak for myself here, but some people who I met as fans have become some of my closest friends, because of how much we talk every day!
Now we know there are some pretty perks that come with being a beautiful woman, what would say are your favourite ones? This is a tough question. Outside of work, I prefer to be in situations where my appearance has less of an impact when possible. At the end of the day, I think that my favorite perk is that I get to collaborate with incredible photographers who want to capture my look and being able to share that art.
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’m a sucker for musicians and artists. My favorite ever display of affection is when someone makes art of me or writes songs about me. I actually receive fan art just about every day, and it always makes me smile like crazy. It blows me away when people make music about me, I think that’s my all-time favorite. I would really like a producer to use my voice to make their beat tag or something along those lines. I’ve always surrounded myself with music and music culture but I’m not quite as good of a musician as I’d like to be, I play a few different instruments, so I have a lot of appreciation for how much talent it takes to actually do it well. At the end of the day though, I love any romantic gesture that’s super direct. I hate playing guessing games, so the way to my heart is to be extremely straightforward and show genuine excitement to be around me. Clear communication and forwardness are always so sexy and I think it’s something special to find that in 2022, in this era of social media.
What makes you feel absolutely sexy? I know it’s cliche, but the moments when I feel sexiest are when I’m in bed one on one with someone beautiful who I love connecting with, not wearing any clothes or makeup, just being present with each other. It doesn’t matter whether I have a serious label with that person, I can conjure a sexy and close moment with anyone who I feel a special connection with. I also feel sexy when I’m at home by myself playing guitar in my bedroom, when I’m cooking for a date and I nail a difficult new recipe and they take their first bite of it, and when I’m the center of attention at a big sex party.
3 things that you can’t go a day without?
i: coffee in the morning! Sometimes I think about stopping my caffeine habit but there’s something so soothing about starting the morning with a nice, iced coffee or a cappuccino. On days when I have time I like to sit outside and drink my coffee while I read manga.
ii. Sex! I have sex nearly every single day and that’s the way I like it. It’s the part of my day I always look forward to the most and I’m so happy that I live a life where I can celebrate sex and pleasure every day without feeling any shame. If I’m not having sex for content on any given day, you can probably find me at a sex party with my friends!
iii. Cooking! I love exploring new flavors through food and cook a nice meal for myself every day. When my roommate is home, I like to make dinner for both of us to share. My absolute favorite way to express love to the people in my life is by making a meal for them! Lately I’ve been leaning into cooking lots of spicy Thai food.
Anything exciting we should be on the lookout for coming through this year from you? My goal for the year is to travel as much as possible. I’ll still be releasing amazing new content every week, but my goal is to visit 20 more countries by the end of 2022. I realized recently that I want to spend this part of my life seeing as much of the world as I can! I’ll be doing lots of sexy travel vlogging, eating as many different foods as I can get my hands on, and making new content for my fan sites every day all across the globe.
Where can our readers find out more about you and stay updated with your current events and adventures? The best places to keep up with me are twitter and Instagram. My username for both my twitter and Instagram accounts is @theemmamag! If you follow me, thank you so much and I can’t wait to share my sexy adventures with you!
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 just want to thank everyone reading this, especially if you read the whole interview! It means the world to me that you took this time to get to know me and I hope we can get to know each other more! My life is possible because of little moments of support like this and I don’t ever forget that.