with Amanda Lauren / @instamanda_lauren
Such an absolute honor to have you on Playboy! How is this year going for you? Thank you, I’m honored and privileged to be a part of Playboy! 2022 has been very productive so far. Coming off the heels of 2021 which was a rather tumultuous and exciting year for me, I’m hoping 2022 will be prosperous and a bit more stable.
What is at the top of your list to achieve the most this year? This year, my goals are mostly Financial and Fitness. Keeping my body in the best shape and focusing on a healthy lifestyle and wellness are key for me to perform to the best of my abilities. Financially, I want to begin investing and perhaps exercising my entrepreneurial skills a bit more by starting other businesses. I’m currently working on my MBA in London and learning a lot.
What does it mean for you to be seen as a strong, intelligent, ambitious woman? I can’t see how anyone wouldn’t see me that way. There is a lot of marketing fluff out there in the modeling industry, but to say one is intelligent, ambitious, or strong VS showing these characteristics through action are two different things. For me, I’ll take strong, ambitious, and intelligent over beauty and youth any day.
What would you say makes you stand out in the industry? There are lots of ladies who are educated as well as models. Many are very young and still starting their lives as such. For me, having lived in 3 different countries and multiple cities probably sets me apart from most American models.
Where are we most likely to find you if not in front of the camera being glamorous? Probably relaxed with no makeup on, at the gym working out, or staring at a computer screen reading and learning. Alternatively, passing by an airport on the way to my next destination.
What are some of your biggest passions? I love to travel and to learn, again – I provide proof of this. I’ve visited over 50 countries and I’m working on my second master’s degree. I also love food and culinary creativity which sometimes can put me at odds with a healthy lifestyle. I’m also passionate about financial growth and security. I’ve placed myself in a great position of independent wealth and earning ability which I’m very proud of. Hard work pays off!
3 ultimate deal-breakers when it comes to men? Lack of persistence, narcissism, insecurities.
What are some of the things that attract you to a man? Self-assured and secure, genuinely good-hearted, passionate.
Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years? Hopefully sitting at home earning that mailbox money, semi-retired, and working not to earn, but to give back to others and leverage what I’ve learned to help others achieve. Maybe a mom, too.
What is the wrong way to approach you as an admirer? Arrogantly, rudely, or somehow giving the impression that I exist as a woman to serve you.
Where can our readers catch up with you and stay updated with your work? On Instagram.
We are so happy to have gotten to know you a little bit! Any last words out there for our readers? Thank you for your support and stay safe and well in this ever-changing and uncertain world in 2022!