Living her Dream

with Kayla Salinas / @kaylasalinas__

HMUA @taylor_jazz

Happy to have you feature on Playboy! Can you give us a bit of a background on your career as a model and where it all started? I actually had ZERO experience modeling before I actually started dipping my toe into the career field. I actually have spent most my life doing everything BUT modeling. I served in the United States Army, as well as went on to become a nurse once I got out. I decided to start modeling as a hobby and fell in love! 

What are some of your best career highlights so far? Obviously, being in Playboy has to be #1 right? Haha, I’ve dreamed of being in Playboy since I was in High School! I’ve always been a sexual creature, so being able to say I’m a published Playboy Model is absolutely insane.  

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? Working in social media can be a double-edged sword. It’s really easy to grow a following as a female, but with the current restrictions and guidelines placed on most platforms, it’s a common issue to have your accounts banned or taken down. It looks a lot easier than it really is, most of us spend hours upon hours a day marketing and networking ourselves. 

Can you give us a breakdown of a typical day in the life of a glamourous model on set? Days that I shoot are always the best days! I have a 3-day routine I do before every shoot to get my mind and body In the zone. I typically have hair, makeup, and wardrobe ready for me when I get there. I spend hrs getting ready and then the fun begins. Going from location to location, changing makeup/hair/outfits, it can really drain you. By the end of the day, I’m ready to throw a movie on and a glass of wine.

What are some of the biggest misconceptions people have about what you do? The biggest misconception about what I do is that us as people are some kind of way, or that our work changes who we are as people. When in reality, everybody is so excepting, judgment-free, and have beautiful families of their own. 

 Now we know there are some pretty perks that come with being a beautiful woman, what would say are your favorite ones? My favorite perk is that people are just more inclined to want to talk to you or be nice! I’m a social butterfly and love talking to people any time I get a chance. I love when people are so willing to just talk and joke around. 

Given that you’re 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? Wouldn’t say it’s the nicest, but my favorite is all the cheesy pickup lines people throw in my DMs. They always make me laugh and some people get extremely creative. 

What makes you feel absolutely sexy? I feel sexy when I’m able to get ready for the day and put together a fire outfit. Nothing pours out confidence like a well-put-together outfit with your hair and makeup done. 

3 things that you can’t go a day without? 3 things that I can’t go a day without… definitely would have to be my daily nap, food, and my puppy Tito! 

Anything exciting we should be on the lookout for coming through this year from you? Yes! I’m hoping to not only be in a few more magazines, but I’m starting up a really fun (clothing optional) series soon that will be on all my platforms.

Where can our readers find out more about you and stay updated with your current events and adventures? The easiest way to keep up to date and see what I’m doing is my Instagram(@Kaylasalinas__) I post all of my content as well as any future adventures I get into.

Thank you so much for sitting down with us and letting us get to know you! Any last words for our readers out there? Just remember to never give up on your dreams. I’m proof that you can come from anywhere, any background, with no following and no experience and end up with amazing opportunities like this one. You’re your own worst critic, so be kind to yourself.