FULL NAME: Paige Nicole Woolen
BORN: January 19, 1992
HOMETOWN: Pacific Palisades, California, USA
FIVE-WORD SELF DESCRIPTION: “Do you have spicy margaritas?”
GIRL CRUSH: “Emily Ratajkowski. Not only is she an advocate for women’s rights but she has an amazing body and I love her DGAF attitude.”
LIFE MOTTO: “If you stress too much about something too much before it happens, you basically put yourself through it twice.”
Tell us a bit about yourself.
I grew up in a small town called Pacific Palisades in California – it’s a beautiful place just in between Malibu and Santa Monica. I started dancing (modern and hip-hop) from a young age and still enjoy it a lot. I moved away to college in Washington, DC and when I returned home I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to take over a Pilates studio in my hometown. Now I live in Santa Monica and still own the studio – it’s very fulfilling to me to watch people’s bodies heal and change through Pilates.
Are there any other funny anecdotes you can share about this Destination MAXIM experience?
True story: A monkey grabbed my phone when I had set it up on self-timer to take photos so I had to run inside, grab a cookie and trade it for my phone. Monkey 1, Paige 0.
When do you feel sexy?
I feel sexiest when I first wake up in the morning – this is my most natural state – there’s no make-up on my face, no fancy clothes on and no filters. It’s just me in my rawest form.
What is your best asset?
My ability to make people laugh. I try to at least get a giggle out of someone everywhere I go. When someone laughs I feel like they forget about whatever is stressing them out for just a small moment and that’s fulfilling for me.
What do you look for in a man?
True kindness. I think being kind is overlooked these days especially in the wake of social media. You can tell what someone has or what they look like but you’re unable to see who they truly are when the mask is off.
Got a hidden talent?
I can understand Spanish but I don’t look like I understand Spanish so everyone is pleasantly surprised in Mexico when I can help navigate where to go or find out where the bathrooms are.
What’s next for you?
I’m excited to be invited back with MAXIM Australia to Thailand! I love the team and everyone who works there. I had such a positive experience in Africa and it opened so many doors for me.
Photographed by Rocky Batchelor
Styling by Belinda Roelofs
Hair & make-up by Simmy Carr
Lingerie & bikinis by Mary Holland Lingerie
Videography by Alex Scapens
Shot on location at White Pearl Resorts, Mozambique
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