Uniqua Shantell Burch

Fourteen days, eleven of our gorgeous models and two epic luxury resorts. Yes, this is how MAXIM does Phuket…

What’s the best thing about this photo shoot for Destination MAXIM?
Getting to connect with different creatives from all over the world – we had the best team! It’s every girl’s dream to run around one of the most beautiful locations in the world feeling sexy and luxurious.

What would people be most surprised to know about you?
I have a major obsession with Harry Potter – it’s almost a sickness. I own so much Harry Potter paraphernalia.

Describe yourself in five words.
Ambitious, outgoing, compassionate, spontaneous, trustworthy.

What is your best asset?
My legs – they literally go on for days. Personality wise, I would say my sense of humor. I can’t go one day without laughing and being happy – it’s life’s medicine.

When do you feel sexy?
I feel at my sexiest when my make-up and hair is done and I’m prancing around in a bikini and/or lingerie – I get to show off my skin and curves.

What would you be doing if you weren’t modelling?
I’ve been modelling for about 10 years but if I wasn’t I’d probably be teaching English in foreign countries since it goes along with my addiction to travelling.

What do you look for in a man?
Tall, muscular, funny, outgoing, chivalrous, loyal, honest, respectful, a great listener and conversationalist. Someone who also treats his family wonderfully is ambitious, aggressive, sensual, romantic and confident but not super conceited. He is charismatic, loving and smells insanely good. A man who wants to be married and have children someday, someone who believes in doing the right thing and who can bring home the bacon. Am I asking for too much?

Probably not. Would you ever date one of your followers?
I don’t discriminate. If you’re following me and you reach out, and I actually see the message, and I like what I see then sure, why not?

What’s next for you?
I actually have a pretty major project coming up I’m not allowed to talk about until it’s released. All I can say is that it’s well worth the wait and you’d better get used to seeing my face!


FULL NAME: Uniqua Shantell Burch
BORN: April 19, 1991
HOMETOWN: Las Vegas, Nevada USA
LIVES: Miami, Florida USA
HOBBIES: “Reading and travel.”
HIDDEN TALENT: “I can sing a bit. Not anything I would professionally pursue but I’m not half bad.”
GO-TO DIRNK: “Depends on my mood. I’m a martini girl but my go-to right now is a Pornstar – vanilla vodka, passionfruit juice, lime and champagne. Yum!”
LIFE MOTTO: “Never forget that you are the most expensive thing you are ever going to own.”
INSTAGRAM: @UniquaShantell
SNAPCHAT: @unique_lovexoxo

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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