For Him Magazine

Josie Stevens “Beauty Like No Other”

Meet FHM Sweden May 2024 cover star Josie Stevens / @JosieStevens

Photographer Bruno Talledo / @brunotalledo

MUA Olena Hopey / @makeupbyolena

PR: LSA @leoalderman @lsapublications

Tell us about the moment you found out you would be featured in the magazine. What was your initial reaction? My first reaction was excitement and gratitude. It’s such an honor to be on the cover of FHM, something I dreamed about since I was a teenager. I feel very fortunate to have this opportunity and I had so much fun shooting this layout.

Can you share your favorite shot or spread from the magazine and why it holds special significance for you? There have been so many amazing, iconic FHM covers but one of my all-time favorites is Anna Nicole Smith’s layout. She was so beautiful and glamorous and the photos were stunning.

When you’re not working, what helps you decompress and relax? I find that being in nature really helps me relax and clear my mind. I love going to the beach and hiking in the desert, depending on whether I’m in my house in Las Vegas or the one in California. I also love yoga, but the most fun way to relax is in bed.

What’s the strangest fan encounter you’ve ever had? All my fans are so sweet and I am super thankful for their love and support but I have certainly had my share of strange encounters. To be honest, I’m a bit eccentric myself so I enjoy a strange moment… I would say some of the gifts I have received from fans are pretty wild, but the craziest ones are probably not appropriate to print. I’ll let you use your imagination and whatever your picture probably still isn’t as odd as what my answer would be. Truth is stranger than fiction sometimes.

What’s the best “wardrobe malfunction” story that you can now laugh about? I am a walking wardrobe malfunction, haha. I love wearing wild outfits so something is always popping out, to the point my friends have a secret code to subtly let me know if something escaped.

What are some of your biggest dreams you hope to achieve? I’ve been very blessed to be able to live out most of my dreams having my own clothing line, big interior design projects, starring on a TV show, traveling the world, and being on amazing magazine covers like FHM. My dreams for the future are to continue to build upon all those things, expand my brand with new product lines, and enjoy my life to the fullest. I also hope to find new ways to give back and share my blessings with people because that’s the most important thing, finding ways to make the world a more beautiful and loving place in any way you can, big or small.

What’s the weirdest beauty tip or trick you’ve picked up? I spent a few years working as a celebrity makeup artist and fashion stylist so I’ve picked up a lot of interesting tricks but the weirdest one is that most clothes that performers wear on stage are washed with vodka. Sounds crazy but it truly does work. You put it in a spray bottle and it cleans leather clothing or heavily rhinestoned or studded items that can’t be washed in traditional ways or dry cleaned. And you can always have a sip or two while you clean.

If you were stranded on a deserted island with only one accessory, what would it be? I would enjoy a bit of solitude on some tropical island, running around naked all day in the sun with no responsibilities, so I probably wouldn’t want to be rescued right away… but a solar-powered cellphone would be great so I could eventually return to civilization.

What’s your go-to guilty pleasure snack? I don’t feel guilty about any of my pleasures… but I do have a sweet tooth and I have to eat at least one cookie before bed every night.

What is the absolute worst thing a man can do to completely put you off? I think the cliches are true for a reason, so all of the standard things that most women don’t like are turn-offs for me. Dishonesty, bad manners, inconsistency, not having a sense of humor, etc. It’s hard to pick the worst because I hold myself to a high standard and I require being treated with the same consideration, love, and respect that I give to everyone in my life.

What advice would you give to aspiring models? I think the most important thing in any business is to have a strong vision of what you want to achieve while also remaining open to other possibilities. You can achieve anything if you are consistent, work hard, and tap into what unique qualities only you have to offer. Don’t be afraid to be different.

Thanks for taking the time to speak to us, do you have any last words for our readers? Thank you so much for this opportunity. I’m very active on all my social media platforms and I hope you all will join me on there. I would love to share my life and adventures with you and look forward to hearing from you. Love ya.