Seduction Redefined

with Playboy New Zealand July 2023 cover star Jo White 

Photography by Greg Woodson / @gregwoodson

Happy to have you on the cover of Playboy! Can you tell us what the inspiration behind this photoshoot was? It’s just a glimpse of what life is like when I’m alone at home getting ready to go out for the night.

Best place you have ever been to in the world? I’ve traveled all over the world, but I have to say there is something magical about France. The music, the history, the food, the wine and of course… the romance!

What are some of your biggest dreams you hope to achieve? Personally, growing up in the foster care system, all I’ve ever truly dreamed of is marrying an amazing man and starting my own family. Professionally, I’m in a new TV series about what it’s like behind the scenes of the Miss Swimsuit USA pageant called Beyond the Sash, and it would truly be amazing if it becomes as successful as I hope it will.

What helps you decompress and relax? I typically find it easiest to relax alone on my couch with a nice glass of Cabernet and a good Netflix series.

Who has been the most influential person in your life and why? I’ve never had a specific person influence me, I had a very difficult childhood, so I’ve have to fight for my success alone.

How romantic are you? My love language is acts of service, so my expression of romance looks a little different than most. If you come home and the house is perfect, I’ve done your laundry and dinner is made then I must really love you.

What makes you the ultimate partner to have? I have a great sense of humor, I cook, I clean, I can get along with just about anyone, I have an amazing career, and I look pretty good naked.

How important is sex to you in a relationship? Extremely. I don’t think a relationship can have longevity without chemistry and passion.

What is your idea of a really good time? I am a social butterfly, so I love spending time with friends and family. On the other hand, sometimes my idea of a good time is reorganizing my closets alone while listening to rap music LOL It all just depends on what season I’m in.

Any word of advice to fans on the right way to approach you? Just walk up and introduce yourself! I’ve been told I come across as intimidating in person, but I promise I don’t bite… hard.

Thanks for taking the time to speak to us, any last words to our readers? People will walk in and out of your life, so focus on yourself. Focus on your career, your dreams, your happiness, because at some point you’ll be the only one you can depend on.