What a Beautiful Girl Wants: Marissa West

“I think women should always go after what they want. If you’re interested in a guy, tell him straight up.”

Good news, guys: You don’t have to wait until Friday to meet this week’s “Beautiful Girl.” 

“Maxim Cover Girl” competition voters will recognize Marissa West from the finals—she ultimately placed 10th overall. 

From cheerleading professionally for the Carolina Panthers to running the torch in the 2001 Olympic Games, the shredded stunner from Virginia has always kept fitness as a virtue. 


A certified personal trainer, West is the proud founder and owner of the West Kept Secret workout studio in Charlotte, N.C. Her expert exercise and diet tips have been featured in Men’s Health, POPSUGAR, and Model & Scout

Read on to learn about her biggest turn-on, unlikely celebrity crush and ultimate sexy fantasy (hint: it involves exercise) below: 


How can a man catch your attention?

By sweating through and surviving one of my HIIT classes!

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

“Did it hurt…when you fell from heaven?”

So original. How do you let a man know you’re interested?

I think women should always go after what they want. If you’re interested in a guy, tell him straight up. You never know until you try!

Tell us about your ideal date.

A nice long cardio session outdoors. If he can stay at my pace after mile one, he’s a keeper!

Sounds intense! What about a man turns you on the most?

His scent. I love a signature cologne.


When do you feel sexiest?

When I’m dripping with sweat after a super hard workout!

Who’s your biggest celebrity crush?

Will Ferrell. Is that weird? I think he is dead sexy!

Talk about a curveball. What’s your favorite thing to do in the bedroom?

Read! I always keep an entrepreneurial book next to my bed—I love staying inspired!

And what should a man never do in the bedroom?

Steal the covers! Take one for the team and let me comfortably bundle up, please!  

Have any sexy fantasies?

I think that setting a new personal record for my marathon time would be really sexy.

Lastly, what’s your guiltiest pleasure?

All things mafia on Netflix


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