with Playboy Africa October 2023 cover star Albina Ligress / @albinaligress
Such an absolute honor to have you! How do you like to begin your day? I like starting my day by waking up early to catch the sunrise over the city skyline. After some morning stretches and a light nutritious breakfast, I do face yoga exercises and learn Hebrew and Spanish languages. Then, I plan my schedule, which includes traveling, photoshoots, replying to messages and calls, and perhaps some time for self-care and relaxation.
What’s the most exciting hobby or interest you’ve pursued recently, and how did you get into it? I recently started to attend courses to get a private pilot license. The initial classes are a deep dive into the world of aviation, where I absorb the fundamentals of flight theory, navigation, and aircraft systems. I started doing this because I was traveling by plane 1-3 times per week and occasionally was invited as a flight attendant on private jets which made me excited about planes. I have a small dream now of having my own private jet and flying to Lanai Island on my own or with my family.
If you could spend a day doing anything you wanted, what would your ideal day look like? If I could spend a day doing anything I want I would also do the most craziest and dangerous things like wingsuit flying, volcano boarding, cave diving, etc.
What’s a project or goal you’re currently working on that you’re really excited about? My recent goal I am currently working on and excited about is becoming a model and an actress.
What’s the most memorable date you’ve ever been on, and what made it stand out? The most memorable date I have ever been on was a date with my Israeli ex-boyfriend when I was 18 years old. He gifted me two condos in Ukraine and I was very excited about it.
Are there any qualities or traits you find particularly attractive in a partner? What do you value the most? There are a few things that I value the most in a partner: generosity, carefulness, ability to find beautiful things everywhere.
Who has been your biggest inspiration or role model in your personal or professional life? My biggest inspiration and role model is the actress Marilyn Monroe.
What do you enjoy most about your hobbies or interests outside of work? I enjoy the most about my hobbies adrenaline and high levels of emotions, the beauty of nature.
How do you find a balance between your personal life and your career? In order to find a balance between my personal life and my career I try to always focus on the most valuable and effective actions. I am trying to figure out what exactly my family and partner need and what they can do by themselves, and a similar thing in my career – what gives the biggest result.
How do you stay motivated and overcome challenges in your work? I always stay optimistic in order to overcome challenges in my work.
Where can our readers catch up with you and stay updated with your work? Readers can catch up with me via my Instagram @albinaligress.