Playboy.com: What inspired you to become a Cyber Girl?
Well, it’s an interesting story. I was at a gas station in Beverly Hills next to the Playboy Mansion. I had never been to the Playboy Mansion before and something very strange happened. I met Crystal Harris, Hef’s girlfriend, and she said, “You look like you could be a great Playboy model and I want to invite you to the Mansion.” I was like, “What mansion? What do you mean!?” She had just moved in so she kind of changed my life; she invited me up to the Mansion, I met Hef and I got to pose for the magazine and the rest is history.
Playboy.com: What did you guys do at the Mansion?
What Hef does on Sundays is he has Sunday Fun Day: all the girls come over around one or two o’clock in the afternoon. We all gather around the pool or the game house and play games. Around 5 p.m. he has dinner and around 6:30 he has movies.
Playboy.com: What was it like meeting Hugh Hefner?
It was a scary experience! But he is so very sweet and so charming and nice that he calms you down right away.
Playboy.com: Describe yourself in three words.
Dedicated, goofy — I do weird things and I love to laugh — and the third thing would be intelligent, I’m a UCLA student and I love to read.
Playboy.com: How do we find our way into your heart?
I love funny people and I love kind people. If you’re rude or don’t open a door for a lady or walk an old woman across the street, I do find that to be very ungentlemanly.
Playboy.com: What is your idea of the perfect date?
I live in Hollywood; I don’t get to visit the beach that much, so I think my idea of the perfect date would be walking along the pier in Santa Monica and then getting dinner.
Playboy.com: What was the most important lesson you learned in 2011?
In 2011, personally, I learned that you should never give up on your dreams, because a lot of things I had been chasing when I was a teenager, career-wise, I got when I turned 22. Keep chasing your dreams, because if you really want something and you put it out there in the universe it does come back to you.
Playboy.com: What were those career dreams?
I have always wanted to model for a clothing company and I did model for Roar this year. I did get the contract for their line and a spot on a billboard and I saw myself in a magazine, so it was a really cool experience. I have gone on so many casting calls in Los Angeles; I was looking for that one thing that would help my career out in the fashion world. So it’s really fun for me to see a billboard with me on it and I opened Spirit magazine and I saw my ad. It was just a really cool experience.
Playboy.com: Do you go to many casting calls?
I do, I go to a lot of auditions. I book one out of 10 or 20.
Playboy.com: How do you grasp that confidence within yourself and handle rejection when it happens?
When I was a teenager I used to do beauty pageants, and in beauty pageants there is only one winner. You can do your absolute best, but that day the judges might just be looking for a brunette, or a blonde, or someone tall — I’m only 5’4” — so you can never beat yourself up for things that you can’t change. There’s only going to be one or two people for each job. So finding confidence? Once you keep auditioning and realize it’s not what you look like, it’s what they’re looking for, it’s pretty easy to just keep going.
Playboy.com: How do you keep in shape? Do you have a specific routine or are you just genetically blessed?
I really don’t do a lot of exercising, but when I come home I run the stairs. There’s a gym in my apartment but I don’t use it. I don’t eat much, though, so I guess it balances out.
Playboy.com: What do you do when you’re not posing for Playboy.com?
I model for a few different lingerie companies and Music Legs, I’m on the front page of their website. I do a lot of random modeling jobs here and there; I also model for IGN.com.
Playboy.com: If you could go on a date with one person, dead or alive, who would it be?
I would love to go on a date with Cary Grant. He’s an old Hollywood movie star and Hef plays a lot of his movies. He’s so handsome.
Playboy.com: Blondes, brunettes or redheads and why?
Redheads, because there aren’t that many natural redheads and when you find one that is gorgeous and natural it’s a real unique gift.
Playboy.com: What is some advice you think everyone should take?
Stay on a schedule. One of the interesting things about Hugh Hefner is that he does everything by the minute: his movie nights, for example, start at exactly 6:30 and whether you’re there or not, he’s not waiting, he’s going into the movie room and he’s watching his movie. He has dinner every day at 5:30, he wakes up at the same time every day: that is the schedule that keeps him young.
Playboy.com: Do you have any advice for aspiring Cyber Girls?
Keep following your dreams and always choose what you want to do and not what somebody else wants you to do.