with Jessica Monaco / @ladyjessicamonaco
Photographer: Chrissy Littlefair / @littlefairphotography
PR: LSA Publications / @leo.alderman / @lsapublications
Describe yourself in three words… In true Scorpio style, loyal, honest and trustworthy. Along with the other positive traits. I have many close friends. If you’re with me, I’ve got your back. Others would tell you, I’m fascinating, compelling and highly addictive… your just going to have to find out why.
Were you excited to shoot for Playboy? Excited would be an understatement! I am elated. Feeling like a supermodel, sharing a cover with the likes of Cindy, Naomi, Claudia and Eva. Mariah Pamela and all the rest of the iconic divas. Immortalised on another glossy international cover. What a feeling to be an official playmate!
What was it like starting out as a model? Lots of castings, rejections too! It’s resilience that leads you to success. I eventually landed a contract with Pirelli. That’s when it got exciting. Looking back ‘It’s not where you start, but where you finish that counts!’ Problems and challenges help you to grow. I appreciate every obstacle that came my way. Every disappointment, painful kick in the teeth, or door that closed in my face. It was all a sign that a better gift consignment was ready to be delivered to me! Never ever give up or lose hope…
What would you consider to be your biggest challenge as a model so far? Accepting the role of being a real-life goddess and owning it! Sometimes you’re dealt a messed up hand in life, it’s how you play your cards. You have to be strong and use them wisely! I’m very lucky to always be spiritually ascending, shining my magical godly like light on to others for their benefit. I’m a powerful energetic force that can bring magic to another, which can be too much for the negative or disingenuous individual. I’ve encountered naysayers, the judgemental and energy vampires, steer clear of it, it’s just their own insecurities or inability to mind their own affairs! Make sure you’re pretty perfect before judging another human being. It is not your task to understand other peoples ways or judge them, it is your task alone to understand your way and walk it with happiness! I’m truly grateful and thankful for what I have achieved so far and so are my family. It really would be amazing if people could be complimentary and celebratory of others achievements. My family are very important to me, their wellbeing is paramount to me, I will stop at nothing to see them happy and healthy. My fans and supporters have been very loyal and supportive of me even through the tough times. I send love to everyone out there. Remember being nice costs nothing and manners go a long way. Health is wealth… investing in mind, body and soul increases the true value of your personal wealth of character. Your happiness is the state of your mind… keep your thoughts positive, count your blessings, be kind and thoughtful to one another. Especially animals.
Describe your perfect day off when you are not modelling? Unless on the beach, or working out! My favourite days are spent at a beautiful spa with a girlfriend, after a light workout, spoiling her to a relaxing day and champagne lunch. There’s nothing better than fine company and good food, followed by special treatments and Zen to soothe those muscles. Everyone deserves a bit of luxury in life at times. There is abundance for all. It’s no longer a secret.
Do you feel more like a city person or a country person? I’m very lucky to have lived in London, the countryside, New York and the French Alps! I like a bit of everything. Currently a city girl, I see myself amongst rural leaves or somewhere beachside in the future.
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? Can I live in The Maldives please? Being a tropical fish, it’s my natural habitat. I thrive in warm waters. Failing that I fell in love with Brighton Beach in Melbourne, Australia last year. It has a stunning mix of modern, futuristic and classic beachside homes incorporated in a quaint residential area, close to the city, the best of both worlds! A big beachside home is perfection in my eyes. Like many, I did not grow up with a silver spoon in my mouth, far from it. Nothing was handed to me on a plate. I’ve worked very hard for everything from the age of 13 without the support of anyone. I had many weekend and after school jobs. Its been non-stop. I also studied extremely hard. I have 4 A levels at A* and studied a BABM at University in London my hometown. Humble people like myself truly appreciate luxuries and to be spoilt occasionally. I definitely will be looking forwards to retiring one day…
Do you have a secret talent? I sure do, and happy to share it. I was once a professional dancer travelling the world with my talent. Some of us have that vibe you just can’t teach. We are the rare breed, custom made, you’re not going to find anyone else quite like my notable character.
A guilty pleasure? A fine Vintage Burgundy, Montrachet. Truly delectable like myself. Life’s too short to drink cheap wine, treat yourself. I’ve also discovered ketones recently which have drastically improved my health and lifestyle. They’re helping me immensely to get back to my peak physical and mental condition. I would love to share this magic with you more. stay tuned to my social accounts where you can experience my exciting elixir…
Which song is absolutely certain to make you cry whenever you hear it? No room for crying in these big happy green eyes. My Kryptonite turns years into stone. I have many songs! I could dance all night long, let my hair down, enjoying myself and have fun. I love all genres, especially discovering the 80s and dance music. 17 by MK last year was the best tune I heard, we played it on repeat all night long amongst the others. It makes me so happy, bringing back summer memories with best friends Claire and Roxy frolicking in the English countryside. I can’t wait to go back to Ibiza and Bali. These places have some mystical energy indeed… Es Vedra here we come then of to Seminyak to recover.
What is your favourite word in any language and what does it mean? My whole life I’ve been a people pleaser. I have the highest respect for submissive, gentle people in this world. I’ve learnt its ok to say the word No! In Russian it’s Niet! I love the dialect and sound of this strong accent and its natives. The country, cuisine and its culture fascinates me. A city break there is way overdue. Born and raised in London I was very lucky to grow up with languages around me. I’m fortunate to speak and understand five of them.
Any last words you would like to share with our readers? I’m positive and excited about the amazing opportunities waiting ahead for us all. Inviting more world travel, blessings and abundance my way. I’d be delighted for you to follow my Instagram where you can keep up to date with my adventures and get to know me better. Remember guys, the storm cannot prevent you from reaching your destination or becoming the best you can be. It can slow you down. It can even hurt you. But it will never have the power to stop you! Keep pushing through.