Posing for top photographers has been her endgame since she was a kid in small-town Oregon.
"I loved my horses and sports and even competed in rodeos, but I was always inspired to model from reading Vogue and watching America's Next Top Model," Strongin told us.
"I also wanted to explore the world beyond my small town upbringing."
Sharing with her over 30,000 Instagram followers swimwear shoots from Australia, Florida, Malibu, Italy and beyond, she's far superseded her goal.
As her heat streak continues to pick up steam, Maxim caught up with Mariah to find out what turns her on, why she loves her Calvin's and her ultimate fantasy. Listen up:
How can a man catch your attention?
A guy can get my attention by not trying too hard—by just being himself. Good style and being fit aren't bad either. I always tell my girlfriends, "If a guy compliments you before he tries to touch you and you are into him, then he's worth a date."
Interesting. What's the worst pick-up line you've ever heard?
This just happened recently: I was walking down the street to the subway from a casting and heard, "Where are you going? Can I come with you?" This was proceeded by him and his friend following me for three full New York avenues.
Creepy! How do you let a man know you're interested?
A guy will know I’m interested if I tell him. I used to let him tell me first, but life is too short to not say what you mean or own how you feel. I try to do one thing that scares me everyday.
What's your ideal date?
My ideal date would be a workout, followed by Aire Ancient Baths (with a massage obvi), and a nice light dinner with a glass of wine. He better not forget dessert though!
We'd never! What about a man turns you on the most?
Someone I can both talk to and learn from and who is very open. A cutie with a great personality is my #1. Also, if he has good friends, most likely he's a good person.
We have tons of friends. When do you feel sexiest?
Honestly, I feel my sexiest when I put on my Calvin's after a good workout. It's the perfect boy-wear meets girls-wear, and I was raised a tomboy, so for me that style makes me feel "Strongin sexy."
What's the secret to a sexy selfie?
It's in the eyes; you HAVE to flirt with the camera. Playing around with angles is important too. Find your best two angles and switch them up between other normal posts.
What's your favorite thing to do in the bedroom?
What should a man never do in the bedroom?
Think about himself first.
Any sexy fantasies?
Jason Momoa—Aquaman—bringing me breakfast in bed.
Lastly, what's your guiltiest pleasure?
I generally eat extremely clean, so my guilty pleasure is definitely a burger and a vanilla shake from Shake Shack.
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