Christina Riordan

Destination MAXIM Australia – Africa

FULL NAME: Christina Riordan
BORN: March 25
HOMETOWN: Marina Del Rey, California USA
FIVE-WORD SELF DESCRIPTION: “Happy, determined, independent, healthy, thrill-seeker.”
HIDDEN TALENT: “Cooking. I love going to my favourite restaurant or travelling and recreating the dishes at home.”
GO-TO DRINK: “Decisions, decisions! Depends what I’m in the mood for – but you can’t go wrong with a good tequila.”
GIRL CRUSH: “I love Candice Swanepoel. She is gorgeous and seems natural and down to earth.”
LIFE MOTTO: “Live life to the fullest. We never know the amount of time we have here – learn, live and love.”
INSTAGRAM: @christina_riordan
SNAPCHAT: @xtinariordan
TWITTER: @_christinar_

Tell us a bit about yourself.
I’ve experienced a lot in my short life. These positive and negative experiences have shaped me for the better and wiser woman I am today. Aside from modelling, I have a degree in Clinical Nutrition and a minor in Psychology – I have a passion for preventative medicine and helping others. I love getting the most out of life and I will never stop travelling or learning. This world is such a beautiful place and I want to share this with the world and help others along the way.

How long have you been modelling and what would you do if you weren’t a model?
I’ve been modelling full-time for five years and part-time 10 years. If I wasn’t modelling I’d be a dietitian.

What is your best asset?
Physically, my eyes and smile. Green eyes are pretty rare and people often ask if they are my real eyes. I also like my determination in life – I don’t give up easy when I set my mind to doing something.

When do you feel sexy?
After an amazing workout, oddly enough – I feel alive and endorphins are flowing.

What’s one thing men should always know about women?
We are strong, both mentally and physically, and can handle pretty much everything we are given to do.

What do you look for in a man?
A kind smile, compassionate to others, humorous and goal driven.

Where would you like to be in five years?
I’d love to have a couple of successful businesses and be on a beach somewhere drinking sangria, soaking in the sunshine.

What’s next for you?
I’m working on my own lifestyle channel on YouTube and IG, so come travel and learn with 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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