Amateur and Playboy TV star Lauren Volker filled us in on her sexiest shoot, her favorite icon and what it’s like to ride a motorcycle naked.
Playboy.com: How old are you?
I’m 20; it was my birthday a month ago.
Playboy.com: Are you currently in school?
No, I’m not. I was going to school last year studying special effects makeup. I’m looking to continue that career in the future — I’m really interested in film and production.
Playboy.com: Do you have a favorite film?
Not so much a favorite film, but I do enjoy watching movies. I’m into comedies and I think horror films are really cool.
Playboy.com: Do blondes really have more fun?
I think it doesn’t really matter what color your hair is. I think brunettes have a lot of fun, but being a blonde I know blondes have a lot of fun too.
Playboy.com: Where are you from?
I’m from Port Macquarie, which is a very small beachy country town in Australia.
Playboy.com: How did you end up working with Playboy?
I first got involved with Playboy through Playboy Golf. There was a modeling competition and I ended up winning and getting flown over to America.
Playboy.com: What is the extent of your work for Playboy?
I’ve done three episodes of Playboy TV’s Badass, a Special Edition shoot, I’m on the cover of April/May Playboy Lingerie and I’ve done Playboy Plus shoots.
Playboy.com: What was the sexiest shoot you’ve done?
One of the sexiest shoots would be the one that I’m on the cover for. I’m on a bed with black and gold sheets and lingerie — it was just really pretty and really sexy. The shoot was a bit difficult, though, because it was on a blow-up mattress with silk sheets and I kept sliding off because I was at an angle. I had to keep being pulled up the bed.
Playboy.com: What makes you feel sexiest?
I feel sexiest when I’m wearing a nice set of panties and bra, when I’ve done my hair. When I’m happy and confident I feel sexy.
Playboy.com: Do you have any secret talents?
I’m insanely good at foosball; I’ll kick anyone’s ass.*No one has ever beat me at foosball. It’s my talent; if it was in the Olympics I’d win gold. *
Playboy.com: What do you do when you’re not working with Playboy?
Take care of my insane dog, go to the beach, hang out with my girlfriends and work at my other job, which is at a workout studio, just doing front desk. It’s fun, it’s owned by Cyber Girl Courtney Paige; she just opened it. It’s a studio that’s a mixture of ballet, Pilates and yoga.
Playboy.com: Do you have a favorite form of exercise?
I’m a runner, I love running.
Playboy.com: What’s your favorite fitness tip?
Keep persistent and try and stay motivated, as much as you don’t want to work out or eat healthy. It’s worth it in the end.
Playboy.com: What is your favorite kind of junk food?
Caramel popcorn…that’s probably my weakness. I love caramel popcorn. I have a sweet tooth and love candy and chocolate.
Playboy.com: What do you find most attractive in the opposite sex?
I look for confidence; confidence is really sexy, but not cockiness. I look for someone really funny that makes me laugh and has a good smile. I love nice white teeth.
Playboy.com: what is your idea of a perfect first date?
Going to an amusement park or just something fun like go-kart riding. I’m not one for sitting down and eating, I like adventure and fun.
Playboy.com: What was the craziest thing that happened to you on Badass?
It was probably the first episode of Badass that I did, which was on the back of a motorcycle naked. We were just going so fast, it was insane! It was a lot of fun.
Playboy.com: What was it like to be naked on a motorcycle?
It was really liberating, actually. It was the biggest adrenaline rush. It was so much fun I just wanted to get back on it again and keep going, it was such a freeing feeling. I think everything’s a lot more fun when you do it naked.
Playboy.com: Do you have a favorite place you like to travel to?
Yes, I just went on a holiday out to the Great Barrier Reef at Port Douglas and it’s amazing — it’s hot and it’s so beautiful.
Playboy.com: Are you single?
Yes I am.
Playboy.com: Who is your favorite sex icon?
Marilyn Monroe. I think she’s absolutely stunning — she’s all woman, so glamorous. I absolutely adore her.
Playboy.com: What do you see yourself doing in the next five years?
I want to travel the world. I want to meet a man, buy a house and have a family.
*****Follow Lauren on Twitter: @PBlaurenvolker*