Katie Kearney

Destination MAXIM Australia – Africa

FULL NAME: Katie Kearney
BORN: June 5
HOMETOWN: St. Louis, Missouri, USA
FIVE-WORD SELF DESCRIPTION: “Brave, kind, funny, driven, blonde.”
GO-TO DRINK: “Red wine or a negroni.”
HANGOVER CURE: “Swish30 – it’s this amazing drink you swish like mouthwash and I swear by it. It immediately gets rid of any hangover, jet lag, etc…”
GIRL CRUSH: “Margot Robbie.”
PHOBIA: “Squirrels.”
LIFE MOTTO: “Be kind and work hard.”
INSTAGRAM: @katiekearney
SNAPCHAT: @katiekearneyyy
TWITTER: @katiekearney_

What would people be most surprised to know about you?
I’m actually incredibly shy and have been my whole life. The only reason I entered pageants was to try and break this. Even today, I’m still more on the reserved side and struggle in certain settings.

What is your best asset?
Kindness – I always pride myself on this one thing. After a person meets me, if they leave feeling only one thing, I hope it’s, “Wow, she’s so nice.” Physically? Well, my dad gave me pretty good legs. Thanks, Dad!

When do you feel sexy?
At the beach in a bikini, tanned and happy. The ocean is easily my happiest place on earth and when I’m happy and laughing in the sun, I feel very sexy.

What have you learnt about men over the years?
Don’t try and change a man.

What’s one thing men should always know about women?
Surprising us with coffee in bed goes a long way.

What do you look for in a man?
Loyalty. When I was younger I was always dating the life of the party. Now I just want someone who is kind, has a good head on their shoulders and only wants me.

Describe your ideal date.
Either a round of golf – a great way to get to know someone quickly – or a night-in watching movies, drinking wine and eating dessert.

Where would you like to be in five years?
Married with a happy, healthy family and a career I love that challenges me every day… and still travelling the world at the same time. ■

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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