with Shimmy La Roux / @shimmylaroux
Photography by @mileslong4real
We’re happy to have you on the cover of Playboy! Can you give us a bit of a background on your career as a model and where it all started? I’ve been a performer for most of my life, so I’ve been pretty comfortable in front of the camera. However, in the past 5 years, I’ve more recently gotten into modeling and it’s been a wonderful way to bring another element into performance.
Having a full schedule must make it difficult for you to get much alone time, talk to us about the top 3 must-dos to ensure you fit in some well-deserved downtime? I block off a schedule a few hours a week to just sit and read, I take daily walks with my headphones in listening to either music or a podcast and I travel at least once a year with no technology.
what does it mean for you to be seen as a strong, intelligent, ambitious woman? A strong, intelligent, ambitious woman is one that defines her own life, loves loudly and openly and isn’t afraid to try new things (even if they may not work out.
What are some of the biggest misconceptions people have about what you do? The biggest misconception is that this is done alone. I am so thankful to have a wonderful team of people who make me look good, keep me grounded and push me to be the best I can be.
What does freedom of self-expression mean to you? Freedom of self-expression means being very clear on who you are, what you want from life and how you choose to live that life. There is something incredibly liberating about being true to yourself at all times.
We absolutely love your Instagram, your content is very dynamic, inspirational, and downright sexy, could you perhaps tell us what your personal experience as an influencer has been like? My life is such a mix of glamour and simple joys! I think it’s important to show multiple sides of my life and let people into the madness. One day I’m getting prepped for a photoshoot or a show and 12 hours later, I’m in a robe making tea and eating snacks.
3 things that you can’t go a day without. some type of caffeine (coffee/tea usually), my phones and my laptop.
What about those crazy DMs you must receive! Care to share a few funny stories regarding those? My DMs have been pretty tame, actually. Hopefully it stays that way!
Now we’re sure you experience a lot of male attention on and offline, any advice you would like to give to men out there who are hoping to catch your eye the right way? Being interesting and gracious is incredibly sexy. Show me how well you treat others, and you’ll definitely have my interest.
What is the absolute worst thing a man can do to completely put you off? if you are arrogant, lack empathy or compassion.
That said, what advice would you have to give to all women out there when it comes to love and relationships. Listen to your gut. If something feels off, it probably is.
Thank you so much for sitting down with us and letting us get to know you! Any last words for our readers out there? [sl: Be kind to each other. We’re all we’ve got.