Life is Beautiful with Lana De Oliveira

Meet this month’s cover star Lana De Oliveira / @lana_de_oliveira_

Photographers Alec Fasani @alecfasani.glamphoto & Sean Ryan / @seanryanglamourphotographer

MUA Lauren Buckley / @jlbmakeup & Maria Duman / @makeupby_shoshi

Location 1 @haciendanaxamena

Collaborator 2 @ibizahikestation

Lingerie @honeybirdette

We’re happy to have you featured. Can you give us a bit of background on your career as a model and where it all started?  I was born and brought up in Amazonia, Brazil.  When I was 16, after impressing during casting, I joined a band as a dancer.  My parents were initially uneasy about this, but eventually agreed, realizing that weekend rehearsals and concerts would not impact my education.  A modeling agent saw me dancing and as a result, I signed my first contract to help promote sportswear sold by a chain of gyms.  It was fantastic getting paid for something that was great fun.  In addition to money, I was also allowed to choose clothes from the sportswear I modeled and given free gym membership.  After that, I knew modeling was a career for me.

Tell us about the moment you found out you were going to be featured in the magazine and what was your initial reaction?  I was having a very busy and stressful day at work when the agent from Playboy called me and said that my casting was successful and that I needed to pack my bags and get ready to travel to Ibiza in Spain for the photoshoots.  Suddenly I had a huge smile on my face, I always dreamed about being a Playboy bunny, but honestly being on the cover is much better than in my dreams,  All the models that have inspired me, like Marilyn Monroe and Kim Kardashian, have appeared on the Playboy cover and I was so happy to be joining them.  My family is quite religious and conservative and initially, they were very apprehensive about me appearing in Playboy; particularly my older brothers.  However, after seeing how happy I was, they now completely support me. the love of my family is the most precious thing  I have in my life, so it’s very important for me to have their support so I am very grateful for this. 

If you could spend a day doing anything you wanted, what would it be and why?   Firstly, I would like to do something for all the children in the world who are frightened or hungry because of war and famine.  It breaks my heart when I see their sad faces.  Next, I would travel to Amazonia in Brazil, to play with the monkeys and swim with the pink dolphins, before watching the beautiful sunset on the river.  To end my perfect day, I would go to an electronic music festival to see my favorite DJ play my favorite songs on stage and then finish the show with fireworks, because this makes me feel happy and alive.

Do you have any hidden talent, if so, what is it?  I’m quite a good cook.  Sometimes, There’s no better way of showing my affection for a man I love, then preparing him a beautiful candlelit dinner, I’am a wine lover so can not miss a nice bottle of wine red wine.

What’s the best place you have ever been to in the world? My home in Amazonia will always be in my heart,  I’ve traveled to many places in this world but I fell in love with Ibiza,   I go there many times every summer. It’s my dream place, not just because it’s the global capital of the party all my favorite DJs are residents there, I  absolutely love everything the sea, the beaches, the restaurants, the music, and the nightclubs, everything. Even in winter, this magical island makes me smile.

What are some of your biggest dreams you hope to achieve?  I’m very grateful to God for everything he has already given me, but of course, I would like to do more.  I want to live in a world without war, where children can live in peace without fear, and everybody is happy and kind to each other.  I want to protect the environment; especially the Amazon, keeping the wildlife and indigenous people safe from harm in their natural habitat.  I want to keep traveling and discovering the world, making memories, and having adventures.  I’ve started to build my dream home; a villa in Brazil.  I want to finish this project so I can share beautiful moments with my family and sometimes invite my friends to parties. this will be awesome.

That said, what advice would you give to all the women out there when it comes to love and relationships?  I want to say that love, especially passionate love, is the most beautiful feeling in the world, but before you can love somebody else, you need to love yourself first.

Are there any qualities or traits you find particularly attractive in a partner and what do you value the most?  What can I say?  I’m a romantic person, I like a gentleman who knows how to make a woman feel like a queen in every way, I like a smart man who dresses elegantly,I find it sexy and attractive.

Has it ever happened that you accidentally wore an outfit that you showed off too much in public?  One day I was walking in the street in central London.  There was lots of wind and rain.  One hand was holding an umbrella and the other was protecting my hair, when suddenly a large gust of wind lifted up my dress revealing everything.  As I only had two hands, I didn’t know what to hold, which was extremely embarrassing.  Next time in the same situation, I will find a taxi.

What are your favorite ways to unwind and relax when you’re not working or traveling? I live in the heart of London, so when I have some free time, I like to escape from the busy city and reconnect with nature, The trees, the birds, and the animals all give me positive energy for my soul.  I  love living in London but I miss that sometimes… I go to the gym to practice my favorite sport Capoeira, my passion is a martial Arte in the form of dance from Brazil, I like going shopping with my friends, also I like going to the theatre I love musicals, and  I love going out to bars and restaurants where I can meet my friends and talk about everything, and have a fun time and laugh together. 

What advice would you give aspiring models?   Whether your ambition is to be a model or any other profession, believe in yourself and fight for your dreams.  You are the one who knows what will make you happy.  Don’t pay attention to what people say.  You have the power and energy to achieve whatever you want if you work hard for this, no one is born successful, and we always can learn from our mistakes, sometimes we have to start learning to drive in a car park. so fight  for your dream and never give up. if you let your fears out, you will have more space to live your dreams.

Thanks so much for taking the time to speak to us, do you have any last word for our reads? Firstly, thank you for taking the time to read my interview. thank you to everyone who has been with me and contributed in some way to making my dream of getting here come true If you like what you’ve seen and read, please follow me on Instagram @Lana_de_oliveira_ guys Let’s be nice and kind to each other please for a better world. life is beautiful enjoy every moment,  love live laugh dance, and sing. Peace and love xxx. Lana De Oliveira.