with Sofi Pototska / @sofipototska
Photographer: Gabriel Radulescu / @gabrielrphotography
MUA: Anna Sizova / @dubaimakeupartist
PR: LSA Publications / @leo.alderman / @lsapublications
Describe yourself in three words… Fun, confident, and sensual.
Were you excited to shoot for Playboy? Absolutely! It’s a wonderful opportunity and a big honour for me. Also, I am only 21 which makes me the youngest Playboy cover model. I am very excited about this chapter in my life.
Why did you choose to pursue a career in modelling? Modelling makes me more confident. Now I feel much better in my skin, and I know my strengths and weaknesses, and best angles. Also, I get to travel around the world, which is helping me to grow as a person.
Describe your perfect day off when you are not modelling? Waking up to an ocean view from my window, doing my morning workout, having my coffee and cheesecake, hoping I will not gain weight (laughing). Then some ‘Me’ time at the spa and lunch with my close friends. I love exploring new things so visiting new places or trying different activities like jet skiing, sailing, or diving is a perfect retreat for me. After, who knows, take a helicopter ride to dinner and a show, or having a glass of champagne with a sunset view and enjoying everything life has gifted me so far.
What makes you feel sexy? I think feeling my best self at any given time makes me feel very sexy. I put an effort to live a healthy lifestyle and surround myself with positivity. And for sure, some sexy lingerie underneath my lady-like dress, red lipstick, and a compliment from a gentleman I like is always helpful!
Turn-ons… I do like surprises. Anything that involves water or sky activities is my type of enjoyment. Having breakfast at the airport on my way to explore a new city. When I get more than my expectations. When a man I admire teaches me about the field he is best at.
Turnoffs… When actions don’t speak louder than words.
Which world capital would you most like to visit and why? Singapore. I like to be in the environment of technologies and innovations and I think Singapore has succeeded at that, and it’s a very beautiful and romantic city after all.
What are the most important qualities for you in a man? I enjoy it when a man is passionate about his work, as I’ve always been interested in people with big goals in life. Also, being an international model I spend a lot of time travelling, so it’s nice to have someone who understands my schedule and supports me even from afar. My main love languages are gifts, acts of service, and quality time, I do enjoy when a man who makes an effort to surprise me with his romantic actions. That is how I know I am important to him, and he takes pride in being my knight in shining armour.
What inspires you? I feel the most inspired when I surround myself with beauty and positivity. I like travelling, being in nature, listening to a nice song, spending time with loved ones. I think it’s important in today’s world to stop yourself and enjoy the moment.
Do you have a mantra? Yes, I do. I heard it from many successful people around the world: Live your life to the fullest and enjoy your mistakes as part of the fun success journey and you will never have regrets about any possible lost opportunities.