What a Beautiful Woman Wants: Mackenzie Thoma

“The sexiest thing in the world is verbally being told what a man wants to do to me.”

Anyone who likes huskies, Rage Against the Machine, thrift shopping and classic cars already has a lot in common with Mackenzie Thoma. 

The Rebels MGMT-repped stunner went from styling hair at a salon in her hometown of Newbury Park, California to shooting commercials, posing for esteemed photographers like Chris Applebaum and absolutely killing it on the ‘gram. 


“My favorite memory in my career has been shooting a five-day make-up commercial, which was filmed on a road trip from Mammoth Lakes all the way down to Los Angeles,” she tells Maxim. “We got to play in the mountains, in the desert and at the beach. I also got to drive a really rad vintage car.  

Read on to learn about Thoma’s guiltiest pleasure, former Maxim cover girl crush and, in this writer’s opinion, killer taste in music.    


How can a man catch your attention?

By making me smile, encouraging me, motivating me, and telling me how well I’m currently doing. Gas me up about more than my looks.

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

Someone literally hugged me at a bar and told me they were horny. I almost threw up.

How do you let a man know you’re interested?

He will definitely be receiving videos of my husky and I being cute on the regular.

What’s your ideal date?

Eating by the beach and being outdoors together.

What about a man turns you on the most?

Hard work and independence. I want to be an addition to his life, not a necessity. No one wants a man who’s looking for a new mom.

When do you feel sexiest?

When I wake up in my nightie, put my robe on, and sip my coffee on my porch.

Who’s your biggest celebrity crush?

99.9 percent of my celebrity crushes are on women. I’m pretty sure I’ve been crushing on Candice Swanepoel since I was 13.


What’s on your favorite music playlist?

I have to say I’m not sure how to answer that. I have an extremely wide variety of genres on my iTunes. If you put it on shuffle, you’d hear Missy Elliot, Beethoven, Tupac, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Rage Against the Machine, and Modest Mouse. There’s a lot going on inside this head.

Do you have a favorite athlete or sports team?

I have never found an interest in sports unless I was playing and I don’t follow up with any sport enough to have a favorite. However, my dad used to take me to see the Los Angeles Lakers when I was a kid and I loved that.

What fashion brands do you like the best?

I pretty much only shop thrifted clothes. Second-hand clothing is stylish and good for the environment. Most of my closet comes from Lady Paige Thrift.

What’s your favorite meal?

Anything that involves raw salmon and ginger!

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

Does getting my feet massaged count?

Definitely. And what should a man never do in the bedroom?

No surprises! The sexiest thing in the world is verbally being told what he wants to do to me.

Have any sexy fantasies?

Anything where I get to dress up.

Lastly, what’s your guiltiest pleasure?

Currently? Milano mint cookies. 


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