"I just got signed about seven months ago, and that alone was huge for me as a shorter model," the stunning Fort Collins native tells Maxim.com. "But getting to travel to places like London and Peru and working for brands like KKW Beauty and Fenty Beauty are dreams come true."
Before this rising beauty blows up, get ahead of the curve by familiarizing yourself with Powell's musical tastes, supermodel crush and more:
How can a man catch your attention?
Just by being himself and not trying too hard. I don't like it when guys try to act suave or overly confident. I'm such a dork myself and can't hide it, so I don't like when others try to either.
What’s the worst pick-up line you’ve ever heard?
I had about eight instantly come to my mind. "If you were a Transformer, you'd be Optimus Fine" is definitely at the top.
That's cheesy AND dated. How do you let a man know you’re interested?
I make it pretty well known if I'm into someone or not. There's no point in playing the guessing game.
Tell us about your ideal date.
An adventure anywhere, at anytime. I love doing things on a whim and experiencing a place or finding a random view together, talking about life and listening to good music.
Sounds like a good time. What about a man turns you on the most?
Someone who can pull me out of my head and help me be in the present. I tend to get lost in my thoughts or think about the next thing I have to do, so it's nice to have someone who knows how to pause my brain.
When do you feel sexiest?
Naked and with no makeup on in early morning or dusk light. Lighting is everything for me.
Who’s your biggest celebrity crush?
I have more girl crushes than anyone I know, but Eva Mendes might take the cake .
She's a legend! What's on your favorite music playlist?
I've been really into Daniel Caesar, Nina Simone, and old Justin Timberlake lately.
Do you have a favorite athlete or sports team?
Although I've played every sport and almost went to college for volleyball, I don't keep up with sports teams or athletes at all. Would rather play than watch.
What fashion brands do you like the best?
Truly 90 percent of my closet is thrifted, but I have been super into Jacquemus, Amiri, and Represent.
What's your favorite meal?
What’s your favorite thing to do in the bedroom?
Laying naked in the sheets and finding the cold spot underneath my pillow.
And what should a man never do in the bedroom?
Not return the favor after his girl goes down on him .
What’s your guiltiest pleasure?
Dipping french fries in a chocolate milkshake.
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