Beautiful Motivation

with Playmate Rachel Anne / @LiveFitLove00

Photography by Arthur St. John / @ArthurStJohn

HMUA Taylor Jazz / @Taylor_Jazz

Location: Serob Papazyan

PR by Aaron Madariaga

Where were you born and where do you live now? Born and raised in upstate New York. 

Favorite color? Blue, whether it’s the sky, the ocean, or my kitchen dishes. I find it to be the most peaceful and serene color.

Favorite movie of all time and favorite actor? I don’t have a favorite movie or a favorite actor because I’m not really a movie person. I love a good comedy or a documentary on Netflix.

Favorite style of music? Favorite music artist? If I’m in the gym, I like hip-hop because the beat keeps me going. If I’m in the house or doing my make-up I’m really into pop or country.

Beach or pool? A private beach, with views for miles, blue water and white sand.

Read the book or watch the movie? Read the book, on a beach, with my toes in the sand until the last page.

If you could be an animal, what would you be and why? Eagles are very patient and are known for waiting for the perfect opportunity. Their strength and agility sets them apart from others, and on top of all that, the ability to fly far above and away from the problems on earth.

What attracts you the most in a man? A sense of humor and compassion. Kindness, being down to earth and manners are so rare these days. It’s still the biggest attraction in a man. And they have to love animals! 

Biggest turn-on and biggest turnoff? Strength and drive is the biggest turn-on. Motivation is everything. Arrogance and entitlement tie for first place for the biggest turnoff.

Any pet peeves? Long lines, heavy traffic and rudeness.

Describe your perfect date… A day on a boat, sun shining, dinner on a private beach or island, in a cabana with palm trees and an amazing view. With a personal chef, of course.

Describe yourself using 3 adjectives… Smart, caring, motivated.

Tell us a secret about you nobody else knows… I was picked on when I was younger for my weight which motivated me with the fitness journey I’m on today! I studied nutrition and business in college and changed my body through yoga, cardio, weights and clean eating. 

Where is your favorite vacation destination and why? Anywhere warm, sunny or tropical. I took my first vacation by myself to Puerto Rico a few years ago and fell in love with the independence and serenity of the beach and sun and a good book. And morning workouts on the beach. It was an amazing experience to take a trip alone and I recommend everyone try it at least once.

Have you ever been to Sweden, if not, would you like to visit someday? I’ve never been to Sweden but it’s definitely on my bucket list for travel.

Congrats on your Playboy Sweden cover! What does this mean to you? I’m honored to be a Playboy Playmate and a cover model for Playboy Sweden. This has been an amazing journey and a milestone in my career. I look forward to more and the exciting travel that comes along with these great opportunities.

What do you think of when it comes to Playboy and the iconic bunny? 

Beautiful, strong-minded and career-focused females. Passionate about their goals, their brains and their beauty. Taking care of yourself from the inside and out. Setting an example for younger girls in their teens and twenties. Set huge goals for yourself and surpass them all.

What is your biggest challenge as a model so far? Not letting myself get overwhelmed. Prep for a shoot is always nonstop. From twice-daily workouts to skincare and facials, nail, hair and beauty appointments and maintaining my work schedule and my volunteering, it can get very chaotic quickly. I use my workouts and long walks to de-stress, unwind and stay focused. 

If you could change any one thing in the world, what would it be and why? I would change the fact that so many small animals are abandoned, homeless or neglected in this country. Animal rescue is something I’ve been heavily involved with for the past five years and it’s something I’m very passionate about.

Who inspires you the most? Beth Stern. Howard Stern’s wife. Not only beautiful on the outside, but a model, tv personality, and animal rescue advocate giving her time and resources to save cats and kittens and educate others on animal rescue and adoption. 

Where do you see yourself 10 years from now? Running a rescue organization for abandoned, stray or rescue cats and kittens. Also, publishing my first book on some of the unbelievable things that have happened along the way from way back when I first started, to where I am today.