Playboy.com: Describe yourself in three words.
Fun, spontaneous and sassy.
Playboy.com: You were approached by our casting director at a club; tell us about that.
It was amazing, actually. I always go to these Kandy parties in Vegas at club Vanity and I was just saying to my sister that I want to be a Playboy model. I was approached the same night by the casting director for Playboy.com. She asked if I was interested in being a Playboy model and gave me her card, and I just thought to myself, “How does she know!?” I had wanted to be a Playboy model for months now and it was finally happening. I called her right away and went to casting and they loved me!
Playboy.com: This was your first time posing nude. Were you nervous?
I wasn’t too nervous about the nude part; it was more about the talking part. I’m the kind of person that thinks about a million things at once. I’m not shy once I’m in front of the camera [getting photographed]; I love it so much and it’s something I enjoy. I feel like being nude is art and beauty; that’s why I wanted to pose for Playboy.com. It’s not just being naked; it’s a work of art, period. I’m always naked in my house anyway.
*Playboy.com: When do you feel sexiest? *
I honestly feel so sexy all day when I just get my nails done and my toes done. I’m a sensual woman.
Playboy.com: What else is sensual about you?
I love to look in the mirror and dance. I feel real sexy when I do that, really sensual. If a guy was in front of me I would probably give him a lot of eye contact and dance as sexy as I could.
Playboy.com: What is the most romantic gesture a man can make?
For me it would be like “Hey, let’s hit the road, I got us tickets for somewhere exotic.” Something spontaneous and in the moment where you weren’t expecting it is very romantic. Even if a guy doesn’t have a lot of money, a small weekend road trip is great. You can also win me over by being honest, truthful and giving me a lot of eye contact. Sometimes there are guys that just want to talk about themselves, but when a guy shows me he’s interested in me it’s important.
*Playboy.com: Where can we find you on an average day? *
I have my own fashion boutique. It’s mostly club attire and accessories. On a regular day I’ll get up, go to the gym, shower and then go into the boutique for a few hours. That’s basically what I do. I’m always active and doing something.
Playboy.com: What is one style tip all men should take?
To always have clean shoes no matter what. That’s always a rule, at least for me.
Playboy.com: What are some things your fans would be surprised to know about you?
That I’m an amazing cook. I’m partly Salvadorian, so a really big recipe we do in my family for holidays is called Pollo en Crema. It’s cream and chicken, it’s a very simple dish but I make it the best. It has so much flavor. I would say that’s by far my favorite dish—anyone who tries it loves it.
Playboy.com: What is the sexiest first date food?
I really love seafood, so what I think would be sexy would probably be lobster dipped in butter, something mouthwatering, with vegetables. I think that’s the sexiest first date food for sure.
Playboy.com: Do you win men over with your cooking?
I don’t do it for everybody, but as soon as I cooked for my ex he fell head over heels. You have to be pretty special to have me cook for you, though.
Playboy.com: Any interesting goals for the near future?
My goal for 2013 is to open another store and become a Playmate.
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