Fourteen days, eleven of our gorgeous models and two epic luxury resorts. Yes, this is how MAXIM does Phuket…
Tell us a little bit about yourself, Maddy.
I was born in Sri Lanka but my family lived around the world and finally settled in the UK. I went to four different schools in four different countries then ended up studying Pre-med at Uni and CBT (Psychology) at Oxford, afterwards. Today I don’t practice as a psychologist, instead I travel the world and work as a model.
What’s the best thing about this photo shoot for Destination MAXIM?
The other girls I got to work with – their independent, empowered demeanour rubbed off on me. Also, this fun-filled but super educational trip allowed me to get inspired and be more unapologetically myself.
Are there any funny anecdotes you can share with us?
On the last night we all got together by the pool way past midnight and got personalised twerk lessons by Ashley. The scene was quite PG.
What is your best asset?
I think my tits. Sorry, I mean wits – phew!
When do you feel sexy?
When I’m dancing – not just when I’m out and wearing a hot number, but I play music and dance while I get ready every morning and in the car or anywhere really, it’s the best!
What would people be most surprised to know about you?
I am a former Miss Sri Lanka title holder.
Describe yourself in five words.
Independent, energetic, ambitious, clever, loving.
What would you be doing if you weren’t modelling?
I guess I’d be a psychologist. I love helping those in need and taking care of people – it’s in my nature.
What do you look for in a man?
Kind, loyal and supportive sounds good! But I am attracted to the athletic type.
Would you ever date one of your followers?
Yes, I have a few athletes who talk to me.
Describe your ideal date?
A remote island, villa perched on a hill overlooking the sea – just you and me.
Where would you like to be in five years?
Five times richer than I am today — haha! I’d like to be financially independent and successful on my own – this is always my goal – but the more I make, the more I seem to want to make.
FULL NAME: Maddy Maya
HOMETOWN: Colombo, Sri Lanka
LIVES: London, UK
HOBBIES: “Cooking, yoga and petting my dog – more like an addiction!”
HIDDEN TALENT: “Belly dancing.”
PHOBIA: “Controlling men!”
GO-TO DRINK: “Gin and tonic – but I hardly drink.”
LIFE MOTTO: “There is no traffic on the extra mile.”
Photographed by Rocky Batchelor
Produced and Styled by Belinda Roelofs
Hair & make-up by Simmy Carr
Lingerie & bikinis by Mary Holland Lingerie
Videography by Alex Scapens
Shot on location at Baba Beach Club & Sripanwa
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