What a Beautiful Woman Wants: Elena Matei

“I’ve always thought Batman was sexy.”

If you’ve ever picked up a copy of the Angels coffee table book by famed Victoria’s Secret photographer Russell James, then you’re probably already familiar with Elena Matei. 

The Moldovian model is featured alongside industry legends like Adriana Lima, Cindy Crawford and Heidi Klum, as well as former Maxim cover girls Alessandra Ambrosio, Elsa Hosk, Lais Ribeiro, Candice Swanepoel in the sensual nude study of the female form. 


It’s no surprise that the stunning rising star lists her Angels appearance as one of her greatest achievements, though her many covers for fashion mags including Harpers Bazaar Vietnam and Elle Greece are up there, too. 

Get to know Matei even more intimately below: 


How can a man catch your attention?

He should be very smart, kind to others, and have a great sense of humor.

What’s the worst pick-up line you’ve ever heard?

I was walking on the street and a guy said, “Don’t take one more step, or you’ll break my heart.”

That’s a strange one! How do you let a man know you’re interested?

He will know from the way I look at him. Plus, my face will turn bright red like a tomato.

Tell us about your dream date. 

At the ocean, looking at the stars while having a pizza and a Coke.

What about a man turns you on the most?

His brain.

When do you feel sexiest?

When I don’t wear make-up and when I’m wearing my boyfriend’s shirt.

Who’s your biggest celebrity crush?

I don’t really have a celebrity crush, but I’ve always thought Batman was sexy.


What’s on your favorite music playlist?

A variety. What I listen to depends on how I start my day.

Do you have a favorite athlete or sports team?

Actually, I love professional wrestling! John Cena is my favorite. So strong!

What fashion brands do you like the best?

Alexander McQueen, Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent and Balenciaga.

What’s your favorite meal?


What’s your favorite thing to do in the bedroom?

Ha, sleep 12 to 14 hours. 

And what should a man never do in the bedroom?

NEVER wake me up.

Have any sexy fantasies?

To pour chocolate all over my boyfriend. 

Lastly, what’s your guiltiest pleasure?



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