Rosie Ave the  Global Icon

with Playboy Australia February 2024 cover star Rosie Ave / @miss.rosie.ave 

Photographer Olga Novikova / @olga_novikova_work 

Makeup & Hair Nisa Dupree

 Tell us about the moment you found out you would be featured in the magazine. What was your initial reaction? I was on cloud 9 and jumping for joy upon being told the news! I’ve received an email that I’m confirmed for the Feb 2024 Australia cover feature when I was on vacation in Hawaii with my friends. We were by the pool, so we immediately ordered champagne and celebrated this special moment. Being on the cover of Playboy is an incredible honor and an opportunity to express my sensuality, and confidence and hopefully captivate and inspire others. 

Can you share your favorite shot or spread from the magazine and why it holds special significance for you? I love the cover shot – how gorgeous and radiantly happy I look! I think that happiness is the ultimate beauty secret. 

When you’re not working, what helps you decompress and relax? Being in nature is the best way to relax and it also generates joy, calmness, and creativity. When I don’t have a chance to get out of the city I do yoga, meditate, and spend a lot of time in the spa and sauna. 

What’s the strangest fan encounter you’ve ever had? Actually, I’ve never had a strange or weird or crazy fan encounter. So far everyone has been very respectful, responsible, and cool. I’d like to think that that’s the crowd I attract and hoping to keep it this way.

What’s the best “wardrobe malfunction” story that you can now laugh about? At the Christmas party this year I was greeting a male friend and one of the straps on my dress snapped, leading to an awkward moment where my bare boob accidentally touched his chest for a few seconds…I hope he’s enjoyed the experience.

What are some of your biggest dreams you hope to achieve? My biggest dreams include reaching personal fulfillment and happiness, making a positive impact on other’s lives, and attaining the most success in modeling. I also would like to travel as much as possible and experience different cultures. Eventually, I’d like to find true love and create fulfilling and lasting relationships. 

What’s the weirdest beauty tip or trick you’ve picked up? It’s a trick I’ve recently picked up while on vacation in the Caribbean – smear a small dab of toothpaste on the insect bite and the itch will disappear.

 If you were stranded on a deserted island with only one accessory, what would it be? Definitely the cutest sunglasses. What’s your go-to guilty pleasure snack? Nutella Crepes. Yum! 

What is the absolute worst thing a man can do to completely put you off? I can’t stand manipulative and narcissistic men. Being too self-involved is a major turn-off. Also – mind games and mixed signals. I very much appreciate honesty and straightforward people. 

What advice would you give to aspiring models? I think it’s essential to have a strong online presence, Social Media is also a very powerful tool as it allows you to advertise yourself, connect with key figures, and keep people updated with your latest info, shoots, etc. Networking online is also essential as this is a great way to build your network with ppl. Also, you have to be professional through and through – return emails and calls promptly, and always be on time. Also, I can’t stress enough how important it is to take care of your mental health by managing stress and surround yourself with positive influences! 

Thanks for taking the time to speak to us, do you have any last words for our readers? Embrace your sexy and playful side, and let your confidence shine like a star. Life’s too short to hold back, so go out there and have fun.