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Embraced by a field of golden sunflowers, Barbara Desiree, our Miss January, simply shines. Yes, she’s blooming gorgeous.

Barbara is ready to take on the world. “Being free” is what it’s all about, she says. “I want to do it all, see it all, and feel it all. I think that everyone is different, and everyone has different goals and dreams. But whatever they are, you need to do them, and do them now.” Barbara knows what it means to seize the moment. Her dad taught her that with determination and courage, anything is possible… even overcoming sickness, as he has done.

While she is serious about fulfilling her goals – she says, “I’m way too ambitious for my own good” – Barbara knows that wanting something and working towards it are two different things. So, instead of listing things that she hopes to do in the future, she says, she will just keep working until she gets them. Stay tuned. We’ll bet those sunflowers have all turned their faces to her and are watching her every move.

Photography By David Moser

GJan/Feb 2015 Dani Matherset the mag via Zinio or MySubs


What are your professional ambitions: I want to succeed and go as far as I can in my modeling. I do not have set goals; I have millions of goals!

Turn-ons: Passion, hard work, artistic talent, sense of humor, the “nerdy/quiet type.” I never choose a guy on his looks, it’s all about personality, how we get along, and what we have in common.

Turn-offs: Guys who are clearly not being themselves or guys who try to impress others with expensive things.

My dream date: Something fun and simple where we could get to know each other. An indy film, a show at the theater, or a nice dinner are things I like to do… But, a perfect date for me would probably include taking a long drive in the summer, listening to music followed by dinner for two at his place (or mine) that we made together, then going on the roof or something to eat at night.

Worst job I had before modeling: My restaurant job, waitressing and as hostess. The worst! The food industry is not my thing…

People I’d like to meet: Alive: Robert Downey Jr, Lena Dunham, Lana Del Rey. Dead: Andy Warhol, Edie Sedgwick, Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe.

Three things I can’t live without: My phone, my car, and leggings.

My guilty pleasure: The HBO series **Girls**!!!

My favorite food: I love shrimp and pasta! I also love sushi and quesadillas!

Happiness is: Doing exactly what you want to do when you want to do it, whatever and whenever that may be.

Sexy is: Being confident and feeling sexy in your own skin. Everyone is beautiful and sexy in their own way. Everyone has beauty in them.

Favorite quote: “You live alone, creating your life as you go.”

  • Bust:    32B
  • Waist: 24
  • Hips:    31
  • Height: 5’5”
  • Weight: 110
  • Birth Date: 23 August 1990
  • Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Barbara can be seen in Playboy South Africa, Jan/Feb 2015.


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