with Playboy Africa April 2023 cover star Hailey Ray / @haileyrayk
Such an absolute honor to have you on Playboy! Tell us about your daily schedule as a model, do you have a routine? My daily schedule as a model starts with getting 7-8 hours of sleep – I make this a priority. My alarm goes off around 8:30 am! When covid started, I began doing at-home workouts which have become a habit for my body and mind. I’ll head to the living room and crush my workout! I intermittently fast, so breakfast is consumed around noon. My afternoons involve catching up on emails and editing content. Depending on where I am in the world, I’ll have a relaxing night watching movies or go out for a nice dinner with friends! Face Timing with my family also fills my cup.
How do you like to begin your day? I begin my day by making my bed and having an ice coffee.
What are some of your biggest dreams you hope to achieve? Some of my biggest dreams are owning my own business and a few properties around the world.
What helps you decompress and relax? I love a bubble bath and going to get a massage.
Who has been the most influential person in your life and why? The most influential person in my life is my mom. It’s hard to put into words all the sacrifices she has made for me. When I was 15, my dad passed so she became a single mother of 2. Within 3 years, she also lost her sister and dad. Through the passing of so many loved ones, she has taught me how to overcome adversity and become resilient. She continued to work exceptionally hard to keep my sister and I involved in as many school and extra-curricular activities as we dreamed. I can confidently say I would not be where I am today without her love and support.
How romantic are you? When I’m in a relationship I prioritize creating sentimental gifts and spontaneous trips away. I’m a sucker for receiving teddy bears and flowers.
What was the biggest lesson from your worst breakup? The biggest lesson I’ve learned is to not give out multiple chances. The first time it may be a mistake, but the second time is a choice.
Would you rather be loved, respected, or admired? If I had to choose, I would rather be respected. With respect comes love and admiration. I take pride in the choices I have made because they have got me to where I am at today.
Are you a city traveler or nature explorer? I’m a little of both. I’m always up for an adventure no matter where it is.
What’s on your travel bucket list? I would love to explore the Philippines, travel around Europe, and experience Japan.
Where can our readers catch up with you and stay updated with your work? You guys can stay updated with me on my socials @haileyrayk.