Your Front-row Seat
with Bella Thai
Photography by Sebastian Klingk / @sebastianklingk / sebastian-klingk.de Location: Phuket, Thailand
This month we’re giving you an extra special treat with an inside look into the life of the ever-sexy Bella Thai. She’s an extraordinary woman who’s doing wonderful things with her career. She’s smart, sweet, easy on the eye and now Bella gives us some insight into who she is and what’s she’s all about. Enjoy!
We’re happy to have you as our cover for FHM! Tell us what are some of the things you did to prepare for this shoot? The photographer asked me to bring bikinis and lingerie for the shoot. So I bought six new bikinis and a lot of lingerie and came with two big bags filled with mostly bikinis and lingerie. It took the photographer an hour just to decide what I should wear.
You’ve got an amazing figure and beauty about you, we’re keen to know what you would say is your favorite physical feature about yourself and why? That is a hard question. I work out every day to keep in shape and I only see the parts which I need to work on. I love to smile and I like my smile and my lips.
Being a glamorous model must have its perks, what are some of the most memorable experiences in your career? When Playboy contacted me (Sorry FHM – but they were first!). Since I started modeling in late 2017 it was kind of a dream, to be in a major magazine. Around mid-2019 I was contacted by Playboy Italy. It was super exciting. On one hand, it was the first time in my career in a major magazine and on the other hand, it was my first topless shoot. The team was super nice and made me feel very comfortable. It was a fantastic experience.
What would you say sets you apart? I think it is my smile. Most Photographers have asked me to look serious but I always tell them, I like to smile. I want this shoot to look like personal pics, when a friend takes a picture of you, you smile! You smile when you take a picture for your social media. So I wanted to smile. With my very first photoshoot, I was lucky to be published in a New York magazine. A Model Manager from Beverly Hills saw that and contacted me. He said, I should always smile on my pics to be different from the standard portrait photography and I have always stuck with that!
What would you say is the most surprising thing about you that not many people know? I grew up in a rural area of Thailand with no power. We had power with a generator at night for two hours. We got our water from a small creek behind the house. My grandparents raised me and I grew up on their farm. I did work in restaurants after school and cleaned the dishes. I earned 1 USD per day and with this, I bought the school essentials for my brother and I and sometimes some sweet treats! My life changed when I moved to Bangkok to finish school there. That is where I met my husband. I remember my past and I honor it. It teaches me a lot and I don’t want to forget any part of it. I enjoy small things and I am thankful every day for my life.
If you had to choose, would you say money and wealth determines success, or is it one’s personal achievements and happiness? I think if you do something with passion, I mean with real passion, it opens all doors for you. So I think success is a result of your passion. Everything else comes with it and success is individual for each one. Passion is this feeling deep inside you, when you do something and you know it is right. You know, you love to do it. That is real success for me.
On a more personal level and in an ideal world, where do you see yourself in five or ten years; time in terms of family life, career, or both? I think I will not model anymore in 5 years but have a baby, or two…
2020 was a challenging year for us all, what advice would you give to other models or aspiring models out there in light of all the challenges faced? Stay on your path. Do not force anything. Don’t be naive and do not play any role. Be yourself. Give all your passion into it and just believe. It will come by itself.
Any final words to our readers on what to expect from you this year? I still can’t believe I started this year as a cover girl for FHM. Thank you so much FHM! Due to Corona, there aren’t many shoots this year booked yet. So it will also be a surprise for me. I hope that we beat this virus and life gets back to normal. Stay safe! Kisses Bella.
Want to see more of Bella? Then follow her on Instagram @bellathaimodel or visit bellathaimodelvip.com for all her latest news and story updates!