From our brothers at Maxim South Africa, say hello to cover model Laura Lydall.
The Melbourne native has been doing a fine job representing her home country, having recently been crowned the winner of both Ms Australasia pageant and Jetset Magazine's model contest. Part of her reward for winning the latter competition includes access to a private jet, which the bodacious beauty has used to bounce around locations all over the globe as she pursues work in modeling and television.
Check out her sizzling shoot in the gallery above, and get the latest scoop on Lydall's lifestyle and pursuits in the exclusive Maxim interview below.
Tell us a bit about yourself.
I worked as a lending manager in a major bank for years then decided to pursue modeling and acting. After starring in a few controversial TV commercials, then a TV series and many international magazine covers, I was lucky to be the lead actress filming a TV commercial with Jean Claude Van Damme which is out January. You can watch these on YouTube or my Facebook fan page. This year I was the winner of the Jetset Magazine model contest. I've been flying all over the world. In October, I was crowned the winner of the Ms Australasia pageant. I studied finance, but recently I studied personal training and nutrition which I found more interesting.
Where is the most exotic location you've been?
Travel is a perk of modeling, and luckily Jetset Magazine awarded me with private jet travel for the next 4 years after winning their modeling competition. The most exotic location so far is the Maldives.
What made you decide that modeling was the career for you?
I decided modeling is something I enjoy and thought I'd take the opportunities that came my way. I always looked at it as a hobby rather than a career any earnings from it are just a bonus.
You are a very busy woman. How can a man make sure that he gets your attention?
Fool proof ways to get my attention come in two categories, namely: bad attention and good attention. If you are able to hold an interesting conversation and have a sense of humor, you have my "good" attention. In terms of bad attention, being overly persistent or obsessive, being sleazy or arrogant, poor manners and men who overly critical of other people.
This year is almost over, and you have achieved quiet a lot during 2016. What are you hoping to achieve in 2017?
My goals for 2017 are to achieve more than 2016 with regard to doing better modeling and TV work, focusing on fundraising for the charities that I support, and finishing some projects that I have started this year.
What is your favorite life quote?
You live once, but if you live it right then once is enough.