Blanca Brooke is quick with a smile, an encouraging word, and a glass of champagne. Growing up with six older siblings in a small Czech Republic town, Miss November learned to compete mentally and physically – and to adopt constant optimism. “Nothing knocked me down,” she says, with her bubbly enthusiasm.
She’s a competitive runner and a swimmer and studied statistics and econometrics at the University of Economics in Prague. Glamour modeling wasn’t a goal. (“It just happened.”) But now she loves being in front of the camera.
“Modeling has opened doors for me in many ways,” she says. “One of the best experiences of my life was posing for PLAYBOY South Africa. It was a dream come true.” And we say, three cheers to that!
What are your professional ambitions? Having a recognizable face is always a good tool to help communicate your ideas or dreams. And I have many dreams I would like to be well-known model and start a foundation for kids who grow up without family.
Turn-ons: A man with sense of humor who can make jokes about himself and can make me laugh.
Turn-offs: Someone who is arrogant or a womanizer.
My dream date: A deserted beach at sunrise or sunset, good wine and food, and my dream man next to me.
Worst job I had before modeling: Working as a cashier during my secondary school studies.
People I’d like to meet: Beyoncé because she is terrific singer and entertainer and Bill and Melissa Gates because of how their foundation sends help to the right places.
Three things I can’t live without: Dental floss, running shoes and salmon.
My guilty pleasure: Quest bars. I think I’m addicted
My favorite food: I love sushi. I don’t eat meat but can’t give up fish.
Get me a plane ticket to: Bali!
If I could change anything: I would always start with me
Happiness is: The moment when you feel you don’t miss anything. When you feel everything is complete.
I’m not embarrassed to say: I’m proud of myself.
Sexy is: Self-confidence and not talking badly about others.
Posing for Playboy was: The best experience in my nude modeling goals.
Someone I look up to: I don’t have a specific person. I look up to people who contribute and help others because they have power, money and tools for it.
Favorite quote: “Clean your hands before you judge” – Bob Marley
Photography by John Zelezny
Hair and Make-Up by Jessica Vaugn, our Miss July 2014.
Published in Playboy South Africa November 2014