Award winning Latina Star

Nikki Delano / @nikkidelano 

Tell us something surprising about you? I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Forensic Psychology and I double minored in addiction studies and criminology. I’m not only beautiful, but I am also smart finishing at the top of my classes in college. A second surprise about me is that I love to wrestle. I like to get my opponents in a grapevine. Once in the grapevine, it’s over for them.

Were you excited to shoot for Playboy? I was extremely excited to shoot for Playboy. I’ve always wanted to become a playmate and represent the brand with honor, beauty, and integrity. Getting the cover solidifies my modeling career. 

What inspires you? What inspires me, that’s a very good question. It’s not what but rather who inspired me. My grandmother raised me to give everything I do 110% and never give up. Her motto is “if I ever fall, to get back up and try again.”

Why did you choose to pursue a career in modeling? I choose to pursue a career in modeling given that growing up I would always see Miss America and loved the glam and spotlight. Their beauty and poise intrigued me and I wanted to follow in their footsteps. The winner would not only be beautiful but she would also devote her time helping homeless animals, traveling to poor countries, and feeding the less fortunate, and donating her time to food drives. 

Who do you look up to in the modeling industry? I look up to Tyra Banks in the modeling industry. Tyra is a retired model but growing up I loved watching her show “Next Top Model.” I was enamored by the way she styled the nominee and helped them become the best models they can be. 

What are some of your hobbies? My biggest hobby is traveling. I love to take in the culture, sightsee, and learn about other countries’ traditions. I also love to shop for random unique pieces.  

Name three things on your bucket list? Three things on my bucket list would be bungee-jumping, swimming with beautiful sea creatures, and learning another language preferably French.

Turn-ons… I’m going to fill you in on my turn-ons. My first turn-on is kissing. I love kissing given that I’m a passionate person. Locking lips is looking into someone’s soul. My second turn-on is a smile. I like a person to have nice teeth and it’s the first thing I see when meeting a person. Lastly, someone who’s compassionate and loves animals. 

Turn-offs… My turn-offs would have to be yellow teeth. I mentioned that I love kissing but if the person I’m locking lips with has bad teeth that is a no-go for me. Another turn-off would be arrogance. I’ve dated gorgeous men but if their attitude sucks that is a huge red flag and turn-off.

Describe to us your perfect date… A perfect date for me would be jumping out of an airplane. I am an adrenaline seeker I want my date to be as wild as I am. After skydiving, we can get some yummy food and go back to my place so we can feed each other. 

Which world capital would you most like to visit, and why? I would like to visit the US capital Washington DC. I’ve never been to DC, getting to walk into the White House would be amazing.

What is your mantra? My mantra is live, love and laugh.