Forever Stunning Mia Gray

with Playboy Africa August 2023 cover star Mia Gray / @playmatemiagray

Photographer Sultan Ghahtani / @officialsultanphoto

Retoucher Maria Fukushima / @mfretouch

Such an absolute honor to have you! Thank you for having me, always a pleasure!

How do you like to begin your day? By making several whiny noises and telling my Alexa alarm to stop haha. I’m not a morning person but coffee will get me up! After my first sip of coffee, I usually like to organize my to-do list for the day then off to my morning hike. 

What’s the most exciting hobby or interest you’ve pursued recently, and how did you get into it? Since moving to California, hiking has been my latest obsession. It’s not too hard to get into it when you enjoy the outdoors. I actually ended up canceling my gym memberships since morning hikes became part of my daily morning routine. 

If you could spend a day doing anything you wanted, what would your ideal day look like? Wake up with no agenda on my calendar. Staying a little bit longer in bed with my husband and just having a nice chill pool day with home-cooked meals by my husband(I know I’m spoiled lol) but I’m pretty sure I’m only saying this because I have been on the go lately. I usually want to get back to work right away if I’m relaxing a little too long. 

What’s a project or goal you’re currently working on that you’re really excited about? To be able to shoot for you guys more, duh! But also to have more opportunities to give back to our community by participating in more Charity work/events. Would love to also connect with more creative and content creators now that we’re in LA. 

What’s the most memorable date you’ve ever been on, and what made it stand out? My husband took me to a cooking class back when we were still “dating”. No one, including our friends, were supposed to know but he was the one who took the initial step to do something public for the first time. Seeing him in a kitchen was sexy and he knew what he was doing lol

Are there any qualities or traits you find particularly attractive in a partner? What do you value the most? Consistency and Loyalty are definitely on the top of my list as well as the right amount of confidence and security to be able to withstand my free spirit. 

Who has been your biggest inspiration or role model in your personal or professional life? My husband has been my biggest role model in both personal and professional. He has the most contagious positive energy and his work ethic is always unmatched.

What do you enjoy most about your hobbies or interests outside of work? Short Road trips to wine countries and hiking.

How do you find a balance between your personal life and your career? Although I do like my fans to feel very engaged with me via social media, I make sure that when I am spending time with my family and friends they have my undivided attention. I’m not good at taking pictures or videos when I am with my loved ones because I tend to live in the moment.

How do you stay motivated and overcome challenges in your work? I have learned to take mental breaks whenever I hit a speed bump which also leads to motivating me. Traveling always does it for me! 

Where can our readers catch up with you and stay updated with your work? IG @playmatemiagray, TikTok @playmatemiagray. Also, make sure to follow @officialsultanphoto on IG for many behind-the-scenes shots of my shoots.