For Him Magazine

Crushing Hard!

with Rachel Anne / @Livefitlove00

Photographer Arthur St. John / @ArthurStJohn

HMUA Taylor Jazz / @Taylor_Jazz

Tell us something interesting about yourself people would not ordinarily know about you. I’m certified in Pilates and yoga instruction and used to teach hot yoga classes. Fitness and whole-body health is my passion and my dedication in life. 

If you weren’t a model, what would you be? Between modeling, full time and running an online clothing boutique I stay pretty busy. But if I had to start all over, I would have gone to veterinary school to be an emergency doctor for animals in need.

Who is your celeb crush? I’ve never really been one to crush on celebrities but two A-listers that really inspire me are Howard and Beth Stern. Besides a beautiful and happy relationship, the amount of time, love, and resources they donate to animal charities is truly incredible.

What is the one thing about yourself that you wish more people knew? I am one of the most down-to-earth people you could ever meet. I’m my happiest in sweats and sneakers, and I love getting my hands dirty. I’m not afraid to put in work to get where I want and what I want in life.

What does your typical day look like? I get up every day bright and early to hit the gym. Two hours at a minimum keeps me mentally and physically feeling my best. After that, I dive straight into listings & photography for my online business. I model my own pieces, handle the web listings, and do all the packaging and shipping as well. I love working from home, with three of the most adorable furry co-workers at my feet. My adopted kitties are my world. On Weeknights I am either volunteering with pet adoptions, or in the kitchen. I love to cook, and I find it to be one of my most favorite creative outlets. 

When you are not busy modeling, what is your favorite thing to do? I love decorating and organizing in my home. I find beauty and peace in the quiet time, and I love the zen of a beautiful home after a busy workday. 

Which three words best describe you? Focused, intelligent, and strong.

Were you excited to shoot this feature? 2021 has been a whirlwind of door-opening opportunities for me. I am beyond grateful for each and every one. The opportunity to shoot for FHM was definitely another one of my dreams coming true.

Do you have anyone special in your life? Tell us a bit more. I do. Having that one person in your life that supports you and your career is important to me and I’m so grateful to have that. Happiness starts in the home, and it gives you the foundation to push further every day.

Where to from here? What are your plans for the future? If things calm down for my schedule this winter, I would love to work on the book I started writing a few years back. I’ve been through so much in my career to get myself where I am today. Ideally, a vacation to a tropical island and some quiet time to put this incredible journey on paper and get it published. With palm trees behind me and a few new passport stamps.