FULL NAME: Cherry Liu
BORN: December 30, 1992
HOMETOWN: Taipei, Taiwan
FIVE-WORD SELF DESCRIPTION: “Passionate, persuasive, compassionate, bubbly, dependable.”
GO-TO DRINK: “Hennessy V.S.O.P or tequila shots. And please don’t drink chasers in front of me – I’ll judge you.”
HIDDEN TALENT: “I can’t sing, but I can rap to pretty much all of J. Cole’s songs. And I dance ballet.”
GIRL CRUSH: “Adriana Lima, Margot Robbie and Beyonce!”
LIFE MOTTO: “Go after what sets your soul on fire.”
How long have you been modelling?
On and off, from my first shoot with Gucci to now, it’s been eight years! If I wasn’t modelling, I’d be working full-time behind the scenes in event planning and event production, which I currently do in between modelling jobs.
When do you feel sexy?
I’m really into driving sports cars lately and there’s just something about wearing a classy dress with heels and stepping out of a McLaren that makes me feel powerful.
What is your best asset?
I started training twice a day, a month prior, for this shoot and squatting is not fun when you can’t feel your legs – my butt deserves a gold medal!
What would people be most surprised to know about you?
Cherry is my real name – it’s on my passport.
What do you look for in a man?
I used to care so much about being picture perfect, but I think as we mature we just want a person who is our best friend – someone who makes our heart tingle, believes in us, makes us want to try new things and be a better person.
What’s next for you?
After shooting with MAXIM my mentality really changed – I’m trying to get back into modelling in Asia but don’t let anyone limit you to a frame of what you should be. You can be a boss of a company and still model – modelling doesn’t define you. So, live a little more, make memories and enjoy life.
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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