Veronica LaVery has a burgeoning modeling career and a name that is taking off around the internet. We were lucky enough to sit down with the June 2011 Cyber Girl of the Month to find out her idea of the perfect date, why she loves posing for Playboy.com and what she finds sexiest in a woman.
Playboy: What inspired you to become a Cyber Girl?
Well I guess the opportunity with a photographer I knew. I told myself I should try it even though I had tattoos and a different look, I still wanted to give it a chance! And then it worked out.
Playboy: What qualities do you bring to Playboy that other women may not?
Well I’m European, from the Czech Republic. I came from a different country so my background is different and I speak different languages. I have tattoos, my sense of humor and personality is also different than the other girls.
Playboy: What is your favorite thing about posing for Playboy?
I need the attention. I love being in front of the camera, so every shoot is amazing, especially getting to work for Playboy.com. Not everyone gets that chance, so I feel kind of special. Even though it’s still nude and girls get naked and everything...but it’s classy and makes me feel beautiful. Even though many people just see it as ‘yeah, you talk your clothes off,’ for us who made the cut, it’s a good thing.
Playboy: How has posing for Playboy changed your life?
I think people recognize me more now. It’s helping me get more exposure. I’m an agency represented fashion model and I was trying to avoid glamor modeling but then I started Playboy and all this glam stuff came along. It’s fun, I think it kind of suits my look more than fashion.
Playboy: Describe yourself in three words?
Goofy, honest and spontaneous.
Playboy: Are you currently single?
Well I broke up with my boyfriend a long time ago, so yes.
Playboy: What qualities do you find sexiest in a man?
He has to make me smile, have nice teeth, confidence. A sense of humor is really important to me…it's not just his looks but the personality.
Playboy: What qualities do you find sexiest in a woman?
Confidence in her own skin, natural beauty and no surgery. Confident in the looks she has by nature.
Playboy: Who is one woman you’d love to see pose for Playboy that hasn’t?
Kim Cattrall, who plays Samantha from Sex and the City. I like Sex and the City and it would be fun to see her, even though she’s older.
Playboy: Name one vice/bad habit you have that most people don’t know about you?
I bite my nails and I’ve been doing it forever and it’s horrible! I feel ashamed. This is the one habit I just hate.
Playboy: What is your idea of the perfect date?
I think it really depends on the guy I’m meeting. If the guy is good then the date is going to be good anywhere. But if the guy sucks, not even the beach or the sunset is going to help him.
Playboy: What are your goals for 2012?
I still want to stick with modeling but I want to get back into acting. I did acting when I lived in the Czech Republic. I would also like to get more magazines work. I did some work for Maxim but I’d like to spread the word about me, get my name around in the Czech Republic. I’ve been in touch with Playboy Czech Republic so hopefully that works out. It’s a big goal for me!
Playboy: Name three albums you think everyone should own
One of the older Limp Bizkit albums, Linkin Park because they’re classic and everyone knows their songs and Guns and Roses. I like rock and metal bands; they’re awesome.
Playboy: What techniques do you use when flirting with and picking up guys?
I don’t really use any technique because I’m more reserved and shy; I wait for them to approach me. I want to look approachable so I’m not mean to anyone...I laugh and make jokes. I think guys are attracted to that and they just come. Sometimes I need to get to know someone before I find my confidence.
Playboy: What is the most important thing you learned in 2011?
That I have to be persistent. I can’t give up on my dreams because if I give up on what I want then somebody else is going to live them for me.
Playboy: Do you have any messages for your fans/admirers?
I want to thank everyone for their support. For following all of my silly tweets and for following my fan page. I also need their votes so I can be Cyber Girl of the year which is coming up soon!
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