What a Beautiful Woman Wants: Shelby Coleman

“If you have a positive energy, are kind to others, and love to laugh like I do, I will pick up on it right away.”

These stunning photos of Chicago-bred model Shelby Coleman speak for themselves. Still, it’s worth noting that this New York Model Management-repped stunner has been featured in campaigns for major beauty brands like Maybelline, Laura Mercier, and Kate Spade since she was discovered by famed Italian designer Giambattista Valli in her hometown. Read on to learn about Coleman’s biggest turn-on, low-key dream date, guiltiest pleasure and more.   


How can someone catch your attention? 

If you have a positive energy, are kind to others, and love to laugh like I do, I will pick up on it right away.

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

The silly pet names are more annoying than the actual pick-up line. Calling a girl “baby” or “ma” or “sweetie” when you’ve just met her is not hot! Just tell her you think she’s beautiful and want to meet her.

How do you let someone know you’re interested? 

 If I send you funny memes. 

Tell us about your dream date. 

My favorite dates aren’t necessarily fancy. Sharing a bottle of wine and a pizza while sitting on a balcony/rooftop in the summertime, or cooking at home while playing music and dancing.


What turns you on the most? 

 Taking charge, having a sense of humor, admitting when I’m right!

When do you feel sexiest? 

It might sound weird, but when I’m sore from a workout. It reminds me that I’m taking care of my body and makes me feel accomplished.

Who’s your biggest celebrity crush? 

Michelle Obama. 

What’s on your fave music playlist? 

I love Frank Ocean, Rick Ross, Kendrick Lamar, Sabrina Claudio, and Alke.

Do you have a favorite athlete or sports team? 

I don’t follow sports much.

What fashion brands do you like to rock? 

Reformation, Jacquemus and Givenchy. 


What’s your absolute favorite food or meal? 

Fresh fish on the bone with lemon, olive oil, and salt.

Favorite travel destination? 

So many! I recently went to Tanzania and fell in love with it. Also Mozambique, Greece, and Italy, where my husband is from. Italy is like another home for me.

What’s your guiltiest pleasure? 

 Oreos. And when I eat them I can’t eat less than seven at a time. 

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