Meet the stunning and free-spirited American model, and recent MAXIM New Zealand cover girl, wowing the world…
Give us a little more background about yourself, Mattie.
I’m a southern girl from a small county in Florida. I was raised in the waters doing a lot of fishing, travelling, and exploring the world. Most of my life has inspired me to go above and beyond with everything that I do. I have always been a free spirit, I set a positive vibe to everyone and everywhere I go.
What would people be most surprised to know about you?
There is actually a lot to be surprised about when it comes to me. Every day there is something new that I am trying to do. I surprise myself all the time.
You travel around the world for your job, what’s been the most exciting country or city you’ve visited and why?
I got into modelling because my mother and great grandmother did it and I always admired their beauty. I’ve been in the industry for three years now and the most exciting place I’ve had the pleasure to visit was Mozambique, South Africa. I love nature and the beauty of their nature is stunning.
Being our Woman of the World this month, where in the planet would you like to take a vacation?
I would love to visit the Maldives — next on my list!
Have you ever been to Australia?
Not yet, but I’m hoping to visit soon!
Besides “G’day, mate”, kangaroos and koalas, what else do you know about Australia?
Spiders! You forgot spiders!
You recently appeared on the cover of MAXIM New Zealand — how was that?
So exciting I love seeing the final project. It’s so much fun!
When do you feel sexy?
When I’m behind the camera — it just brings out a different side of me.
What is your best asset?
My hair because it’s a woman’s crown. Maybe my smile, too, because it’s contagious. I’m always smiling and laughing, so I’l have you laughing all of the time.
What have you learnt about men over the years?
There is no magic age where men suddenly become perfect.
How does a man win his way to your heart?
A man can win his way to my heart with manners and by being a gentleman. And chicken nuggets, of course.
Would you ever date one of your social media followers?
It could always be a possibility.
What’s the weirdest thing someone has sent you via social media?
Somebody once asked me to give them public wedgies.
Where would you like to be in five years?
I want to be an inspiration to our upcoming generation because they are our future and the future is so bright. Yes, I have other major goals and dreams that I’m striving to achieve, but what I really want is for others to love themselves. Loving yourself is the best thing you could ever do. Don’t compare yourself to anyone because you are a thousand times enough.
What’s next for you? Any exciting upcoming projects you can share with us?
Stay tuned and follow me on Instagram for my next journey!
FULL NAME: Mattie Spears
BORN: September 16, 1997
HOMETOWN: Wakulla County, Florida, U.S.A.
FIVE-WORD SELF DESCRIPTION: “Soulful, explorer, ambitious, motivated and confident.”
HIDDEN TALENT: “I can probably out-fish you.”
FAVOURITE DRINK: “Beer, please!”
HANGOVER CURE: “Crack open a cold beer.”
PHOBIA: “I’m deathly afraid of cockroaches.”
BEDTIME ATTIRE: “Big T-shirt’s are my go-to.”
LIFE MOTTO: “Always wake up and strive to be a better person than you were yesterday.”
PHOTOGRAPHED BY ROCKY BATCHELOR
INTERVIEW BY SANTI PINTADO
HAIR & MAKE-UP SIMMY CARR
STYLING BELINDA ROELOFS
LINGERIE MARY HOLLAND LINGERIE
VIDEOGRAPHY ALEX SCAPENS
LOCATION WHITE PEARL RESORTS, MOZAMBIQUE
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