Playboy New Zealand Playmate of the Year

with Playboy New Zealand May 2023 cover star Tori Black / @ToriBlackOFCL

Photography by Lisa Boyle / @lisa_boyle_photography

PR company: @centerfoldstalentagency

Such an absolute honor to have you as a Playmate of the Year! Tell us about your daily schedule as a model, do you have a routine? My daily routine seems to get more complicated as the years pass, lots of boxes to check daily… One thing I make sure to do is find time for myself, to move my body, nourish myself, and smile! Life is too short to let our responsibilities outweigh our fun!

What does it mean to you to be a Playmate of the Year? Playmate of the Year is an absolute honor, how awesome to collaborate with such a legendary company!

How do you like to begin your day? I usually wake up first in my house, to give myself some quiet time to meditate over my coffee. I live in paradise so, listening to the birds and watching the sun rise is a must!

What are some of your biggest dreams you hope to achieve? Most of my dreams are less tactile than most… I would say happiness and fulfillment are up there, but I wouldn’t say I always know how to get there. Each day towards them looks a little different!

What helps you decompress and relax? To decompress I find physical activity to be the strongest most efficient tactic, however, I love to read, write, draw, color, play in the ocean… the list goes on!

Who has been the most influential person in your life and why? The most influential person in my life I would like to say has been myself, I have a fire inside that pushes me to follow my truth. I’ve bucked many systems and rules and it’s led me to a place I can comfortably call home.

How romantic are you? I would say I’m extremely romantic…in my mind anyway. I find that a lot of ideations are better left in fantasy land, however, there is a time and place to indulge in real life. It’s important to be realistic day to day for me, as well.

What is the most memorable date you’ve ever had? The most memorable date I’ve ever been on, hmm that’s a tough one! I have a dream date that I have yet to go on, and that’s sky diving! I can’t wait to fall into my fears with someone I love.

What was the biggest lesson from your worst breakup? Yikes! The biggest lesson from my worst breakup is that a person can only treat you as bad as you let them, and in taking that responsibility you can free yourself from their mistakes. Someone will love my brown eyes, even if you wish they would’ve been blue.

Would you rather be loved, respected, or admired? I believe love, respect and admiration are all different pieces to the same puzzle, I’m not sure you can individuate them. But if I were to have to choose I would pick respect.

Are you a city traveler or nature explorer? I am much more of a nature girl, but I definitely love old architecture as well!

What’s on your travel bucket list? I would love to go to Bali, Greece and Japan again. I didn’t have much time in Japan, was only there for work, super disappointing!

Where can our readers catch up with you and stay updated with your work? You can find me on my Instagram or at Love to all my supportive fans out there! -TB