Playboy.com: What does the Playboy brand represent to you?
Empowerment, boldness and sexiness.
Playboy.com: What makes you feel sexiest?
Being in lingerie or just being completely naked. For some reason that is empowering and makes me feel completely sexy.
Playboy.com: Describe yourself in one word.
Playboy.com: What’s the best adventure you’ve been on lately?
Coming to L.A., because I came two weeks ago. They told me about my shoot three days before, so I flew out last minute.
Playboy.com: How did you end up modeling for Playboy.com?
I sent photos to a Playboy.com photographer — I’ve been a fan of his since he was 19 — and he sent them over to the casting director.
Playboy.com: What type of music do you listen to while doing a photo shoot?
R&B or techno because it loosens me up and takes off the pressure.
Playboy.com: What’s on your nightstand?
My iPad, books and lotion.
Playboy.com: What was your favorite part of your Playboy.com photo shoot?
The people; they just made me feel so comfortable and were amazing to work with.
Playboy.com: What is your favorite physical attribute?
My boobs…and my smile, too, I think that catches people. It’s a toss-up between the two.
Playboy.com: What is your favorite cologne on a man?
Dolce and Gabbana, The One.
Playboy.com: What are you doing with your free time?
I just finished my semester at school; I’m taking the summer off and I’m moving right now. I have lots going on. When I’m not modeling I’m usually home doing homework and traveling when I find the time.
Playboy.com: What are you taking in school?
I’m working toward a science major; I want to be a PA — a physician’s assistant — in pediatrics.
Playboy.com: What is your idea of a perfect date?
I’m simple and down to earth, so I’m really happy with dinner and a movie or going for a walk, something like that. I’m not super high maintenance.
Playboy.com: What is the TV show you’re most embarrassed to watch?
SpongeBob. It’s the only show my son wants to watch so I end up watching it all the time.
Playboy.com: What are your best and worst character traits?
Best is that I’m really fun and caring, and my worst is that sometimes I get really nervous and anxious.
Playboy.com: What do you find most attractive in a man?
Confidence and fun.
Playboy.com: What qualities do you admire most in other women?
Sincerity and realness. The first day of my shoot there was another model there named Vanessa Robbins and she was the sweetest, kindest girl ever and I was kind of nervous because models aren’t always nice and approachable.
Playboy.com: How old are you?
Playboy.com: If you could commit one crime and get away with it, what would it be?
Maybe streaking? I’ve always wanted to try it, but I don’t want to get arrested.
Playboy.com: What’s the most important thing that you learned in the last year?
Who I am. I’m in that self-discovery stage — I’m not a whole lot older, but the older I get, the more I recognize what I want and what’s important to me.
Playboy.com: What is your biggest turn-on?
Playboy.com: **What is your signature scent?**
Flowerbomb by Viktor & Rolf.
Playboy.com: Do you have any secret talents?
I used to be a go-go dancer.
Playboy.com: Have people been supportive of you posing for Playboy.com?
Yes, my family has been really supportive. I wasn’t sure how they were going to take it, but everyone I’ve encountered was very supportive and couldn’t be more excited for me.
Playboy.com: What are your goals for this year?
School is always a goal of mine. I’m working toward my BA; I still have a year to go. I also want to be a Playmate, which is a long-term goal.
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