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You do motocross riding, too. Are you an adrenaline junkie?

I think so! The initial power surge when you put the throttle down is similar to going from a standstill to a gallop on a horse. It’s the rush of that transition to speed that I like.

Tell us about Strippers Vs. Werewolves. We’ve heard it’s gory but fun, like Piranha 3D.
Yes. You can tell by the title it’s a simple film in terms of what it’s about. I think it’ll make good  viewing.

Status Update
Birthday: March 30, 1988
From: Derby, England

Biggest turn-on:
"A guy who has a hot body because of the job he does, not from being in the gym."
Hidden talent:
"I can do the crab-walk really well. That's my one party trick."
If she could have one superpower:
"To be a fly on the wall wherever I wanted without being seen. I think about it all the time."
Pet peeve:
"Arrogance. It makes my skin crawl."
Body part she’s most proud of:
"My stomach. I think it's from doing a hell of a lot of swimming when I was younger, but I never really have to work on it."
Last meal:
"Sausage and mash—bangers and mash, as we call it in the U.K. I absolutely love that. Followed by lasagna."

So you'd move to the U.S.?
I certainly would. I visited last year and absolutely loved how positive Americans are. It's like anything's possible, almost like living in a dream world.

Tell us about Strippers Vs. Werewolves. We've heard it's gory but fun, like Piranha 3D.
Yes. You can tell by the title it's a simple film in terms of what it's about. I think it'll make good viewing.

You do motocross riding, too. Are you an adrenaline junkie?
I think so! The initial power surge when you put the throttle down is similar to going from a standstill to a gallop on a horse. It's the rush of that transition to speed that I like.

And you play online poker?
I've just started learning. I think the key is patience, which I find difficult sometimes! You could be playing for hours and then say, "Ah, I'm just gonna put all my money in." But hopefully in a few years I'll be an established player in America!

What were you doing before your career took off?
I love horses, so I was doing quite a bit of dressage—you know, when you see horses prancing around, almost on tiptoe? It's one of the most disciplined equestrian sports in England. I've only been doing it for a year, but I found I had a natural ability to ride.

Had any accidents?
When I first bought the horse I've got now, I was galloping the fastest I've ever gone. She went around to the right, and I flew off to the left and fell unconscious for a good while. It shook me up.

One look at Danica Thrall proves she wouldn't have to do anything except strike a pose to make it big. But this classic overachiever insists on challenging herself. She recently landed her first acting gig in a campy U.K. flick, Strippers Vs. Werewolves. She took up equestrian sports just a year ago. She's started playing online poker. She rides motocross for fun. And, yes, she'll be starring in your dreams from here on out.

It's hard to believe you've only been modeling for eight months. You must be a natural.
It sounds weird, but when I'm in lingerie I actually feel more confident than when I'm clothed.



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