FULL NAME: Olivia Rose Caneva
BORN: May 3, 1994
HOMETOWN: Yarra Valley, Vic
FIVE-WORD SELF DESCRIPTION: “I like to think that I’m grounded, optimistic, loyal, fun and ambitious.”
GO-TO DRINK: “Vodka, lime and soda and lime. But if it’s a really special occasion, then my all-time favourite is a blue coconut cocktail with vodka – amazing!”
PHOBIA: “Don’t take me to get a needle vaccination – it takes two nurses and good friend to hold me down!”
GIRL CRUSH: “Delta Goodrem has always been an inspiration to me. She’s also been a MAXIM cover girl!”
LIFE MOTTO: “Never give up – no matter how hard it gets remember all the beautiful things in your life that you are grateful for right now.”
Tell us a bit about yourself.
I’m a small-town country girl who’s been studying science degrees and working in bookkeeping and real estate until I became a MAXIM cover girl a few months ago – this has changed the ball game in modelling opportunities for me.
How long have you been modelling?
I’ve been involved in the industry since I was 15 but only recently started taking it a bit more seriously in the last 12 months. I don’t rely on modelling as I’m also a bookkeeper and studying exercise science. So, there’s never all my eggs in one basket – there are many avenues I’m still assessing.
What is your best asset?
My sweet urge to succeed. I’m very determined and have been since I was a little girl. I’ve learnt to enjoy the journey, and the smaller victories it requires, to reach my ultimate goals.
When do you feel sexy?
When I’ve been looking after my health and keeping fit because it makes me feel strong, confident, unstoppable, bad-ass and beautiful.
What’s one thing men should always know about women?
We want happiness for the ones we love. Our feelings are always very passionate and it’s only because we care so much. Women are incredible.
What do you look for in a man?
I don’t necessarily look for anything – if there is a genuine connection and chemistry I can feel, then that’s all I need to know.
Describe your ideal date.
Anything outdoors and active is always so much fun or… a road trip.
What’s the weirdest thing someone has sent you via social media?
Whilst on this trip with Destination MAXIM in Mozambique – you know, Africa, on the other side of the world?! – I get this message, “Hey, are you in Africa at the moment? Let’s catch up, I’m next door.” What?!
Where would you like to be in five years?
Well, one of the things attracting me to modelling is the opportunity it provides me to travel and work with a variety of clients in Australia and abroad. In five years I’d like to be seen as somebody with a diverse portfolio of clients in the fitness/swimwear industry. The world is my oyster!
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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