Lyena Strama has the brains to back up her mesmerizing looks.
Raised on a small farm in the Polish mountain village of Debno, the VNY-repped beauty immigrated to New York City with her mother at age 10. Though she began modeling just four years later, she admirably juggled her growing career with school for the better part of a decade, eventually earning a double degree in economics and finance.
"The one piece of advice I have for fellow models is to get an education," she tells Maxim. "I'm so happy that I have something to eventually fall back on."
Considering Strama has already found work with big fashion brands like Rachel Allan, Dillard’s and Dolce & Gabbana, she won't need a fallback plan any time soon.
Find out what makes this stunning up-and-comer tick below:
How can a man catch your attention?
Anything related to food catches my attention. If a guy is interested and wants my attention he better be able to cook a good dinner from scratch. That's the way to my heart, a man that cooks.
What’s the worst pick-up line you’ve ever heard?
“I have an extra movie ticket..." Really? Or, “I have a Groupon for this restaurant I want to try.” C'mon, guys!
No effort there. How do you let a man know you’re interested?
When I’m interested in someone I just tell them, "Hey I like you, lets have fun!" Life's too short to play games.
Agreed. Describe your dream date.
Roses, champagne and lots of dessert on a boat in a warm place.
Sounds perfect. What about a man turns you on the most?
A guy that made himself completely on his own and is humble about it.
When do you feel sexiest?
I feel the sexiest in a bralette & some comfy sweats without makeup, but my hair has to be done. When I'm comfy, I'm happy. When I'm happy, I laugh and smile a lot, and there is nothing sexier then a genuine smile on a girl.
What’s the secret to a sexy selfie?
Look at the camera like your crush is watching you through it. Works every time!
What’s your favorite thing to do in the bedroom?
Cuddling with my boyfriend and bingeing episodes of Shameless. And naps. I love naps.
What should a man never do in the bedroom?
A man should never wear clothes in the bedroom.
Good answer. Any sexy fantasies?
Hook up on the beach. Never done it! Or a plane.
Lastly, what's your guiltiest pleasure?
My guiltiest pleasures are Magnolia Bakery in New York and Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. I could spend all weekend in bed with takeout cake from Magnolia and binge through a season.
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