with Dorothy Duncan / @simply_dot_xoxo
Photography by Matt Lusk / @luskphoto
PR by LA Media Group / @la.mediagroup
Happy to have you featured in Playboy! Can you give us a bit of background on your career as a model and where it all started? It is an honor to be a part of Playboy, such a dream come true. I have worked with well-known brands and bartend at the top bars in the STL where I started 7+ years ago, through the years I built amazing support and confidence to start modeling, which has always been a dream of mine. I have not stopped since!
What are some of your best career highlights so far? Stepping into travel modeling is my favorite part of my career path so far. I was not brought up to travel, so I love to see the world with my own eyes and experience it. The experience and independence that modeling gave me, has already made it all worth it.
Social media is a very powerful tool. Given your massive following, what are some of the challenges you face when it comes to marketing your brand and maintaining a solid following? My biggest challenge when it comes to maintaining a solid following and marketing for my brand is my safety. In every aspect, modeling can be very risky. It is fun when strangers start noticing you in public- knowing who are, and wanting pictures with you; but when it started happening to me, I then realized the safety risks that come with it. Being cautious with my platform is my number one priority.
Can you give us a breakdown of a typical day in the life of a glamorous model? What many people don’t see is that my daily life is the consistent hustle, which can feel so far from glamorous. If many actually understood what living the life was like, they would probably consider an alternative career path for themself. I maintain balance with work and play, Working out, traveling, shooting, my pets, and my loved ones are what keep me happy and busy!
What are some of the biggest misconceptions people have about what you do? The biggest misconception about what I do is that the work is all fun. Don’t get me wrong, when beginning this journey I knew the experience would be my favorite part, but I knew getting those experiences would take years of investing and time. Not everyone is fit for the dedication but with consistency and time, comes results.
Now we know there are some pretty perks that come with being a beautiful woman, what would you say are your favorite ones? In social interactions, business, even school- we all know the world rewards beauty. Being beautiful can involve some great opportunities! My favorite perk of being beautiful is the places I get to go and things I get to be a part of.
Given that you are a stunning woman who undoubtedly gets a lot of attention, what are some of the nicest things men have done to try and get your attention? The attention is nice, but can definitely be too much when there is not balance. I love when a man makes me feel important and comfortable, along with contributing to my life making it easier rather than harder. I love materialistic and shiny things, but when it comes to getting and keeping my attention, one’s personality is the main influence. The nicest thing a man has done is treat me how I deserved.
What makes you feel absolutely sexy? RED makes me feel sexy!!! First off, my red hair. Red lips, red high heels, or even a red vehicle.
3 things that you can’t go a day without? Three things I need daily are coffee, my planner, and last but not least… my cellphone. All three play a role in my daily life.
Anything exciting that we should be on the lookout for coming through this year from you? Since this was my busiest year of travel modeling and I have gotten good results, you definitely can expect me to continue. I did book my first trip to Vegas which is happening soon! I’m very excited about the work and fun out there! Also this fall I plan to release my first calendar in time for the holidays and New Year!
Where can our readers find out more about you and stay updated with your current events and adventures? Following me (Simply_Dot_xoxo) on Instagram is the best way to stay updated with my journey.
Thank you so much for sitting down with us and letting us get to know you! Any last words for our readers out there? Go where you feel the most alive.