with Playboy Denmark February 2024 cover star Josie Stevens / @JosieStevens
Photographer Bruno Talledo / @brunotalledo
MUA Olena Hopey / @makeupbyolena
Tell us about the moment you found out you would be featured in the magazine. What Was your initial reaction? My first reaction was excitement and gratitude. Hef was such a charming, kind man and I always had so much fun at the Playboy mansion, so it’s an honor to get to be on the cover of Playboy. One of my lifelong dreams as a girl was to be in Playboy, so it goes to show that dreams can become true.
Can you share your favorite shot or spread from the magazine and why it holds special significance for you? Pamela Anderson. no question. That was the first Playboy I ever saw, and I thought she was the most beautiful, glamorous woman I’d ever seen. She inspired a generation, and I was one of those inspired by her.
When you’re not working, what helps you decompress and relax? I like to walk on the beach, as cliché that sounds, and yoga has been something that has helped me relax in the evenings, well, yoga and other things.
What’s the strangest fan encounter you’ve ever had? I’ve certainly had a few crazy encounters, but a fun one that sticks out in my mind is that right after my reality show on E! Channel, “Married to Rock”, aired I went to the mall and immediately got surrounded by dozens of girls wanting photos and autographs. I realized then my life was about to be very different.
What’s the best “wardrobe malfunction” story that you can now laugh about? I am, fortunately, or unfortunately, notorious for my wardrobe malfunctions, so at this point, I think it’s just a part of my style I do my best, but I have a lot of curves to contain up top and sometimes they just break free. Haha.
What are some of your biggest dreams you hope to achieve? I always find myself pulled back into fashion design. My clothing lines were very fun for me and I’m exploring new opportunities to get back into that. It’s a really exciting time in my career right now and many things are evolving for me. I’ve been very blessed with the ability to create my own fashion lines and products, and of course, I love modeling and acting and look forward to more amazing experiences doing that, I also hope to inspire young women to follow their dreams.
What’s the weirdest beauty tip or trick you’ve picked up? I used to be a makeup artist and fashion stylist so I’ve picked up a lot of interesting tricks over the years but the weirdest one is probably that you can wash almost anything with vodka. Sounds funny but it’s true if you put vodka in a spray bottle you can clean everything from leather pants to couches, it also works to clean your house and sanitize your hands. I guarantee your favorite rock star is washing his stage clothes with vodka because it’s not like they can put them in a washing machine. And a little sip while you clean never hurts.
If you were stranded on a deserted island with only one accessory, what would it be? I would be perfectly happy running around naked in the sun all day, so the answer would have to be a cellphone that is solar-powered, but I could also go for a yacht.
What’s your go-to guilty pleasure snack? I don’t feel guilty about any of my pleasures but I do love sweets, and always have a cookie before bed.
What is the absolute worst thing a man can do to completely put you off? My biggest turn-off is when someone doesn’t have good manners. I think it says a lot about people’s character in how they conduct themselves in their small gestures if they consistently show consideration for other people- being polite and respectful to everyone, showing up on time, holding doors open- things like that reveal a lot about someone’s true temperament.
What advice would you give to aspiring models? The best advice I would give an aspiring model, or anyone really, is to have a vision of what you want to achieve and make it a habit to work towards that goal every single day without giving up. No matter what, there’s always something you can do that pushes your dream forward, from taking care of your body at the gym to working on your image and style or developing your social media presence. It doesn’t always have to be huge steps forward, just consistent ones.
Thanks for taking the time to speak to us, do you have any last words for our readers? Thank you so much. I hope you will join me on social media and keep up with all my adventures and I look forward to hearing from you. Love ya.