We catch up with the gorgeous CLAUDIA JOVANOVSKI to see what the former MAXIM’s FINEST AUSTRALIA winner has been up to…
SINCE MY FIRST APPEARANCE IN MAXIM IN 2018 I HAVE… launched my personal website; been published in multiple international magazines in the USA, Canada, South Africa and Australia; been fortunate to shoot and work alongside many large brands including Mizuno, Rebel Sports, ASICS, Chobani, Fitbit, Celius and more! I’ve also been on over 10 international trips including Fiji, China, Indonesia, U.S.A. and South Africa. Oh, and I won an International Bikini Fitness show — The Arnold Classic Africa.
THE BEST THING ABOUT THIS MAXIM FEATURE SHOOT IS… the cheeky shots of my bottom!
WHEN I’M NOT POSING FOR MAXIM… I’m working, exercising, modelling. I must confess I’m a workaholic – I have my hands in many pies at the moment and have no intention of slowing down any time soon. I’m a business owner, online body transformation coach, professional bikini-fitness competitor, international model and influencer.
MY BEST ASSET IS… my quick wit because who doesn’t love a good joke?!
I FEEL SEXY WHEN… I’m in high heels and lingerie – the female form is exquisite. High heels and lingerie is like wrapping paper on your gift.
I CAN BEAT ANYONE AT… tequila shots!
THE LAST THING THAT MADE ME LOL WAS… Two elderly foreigners with thick accents, a husband and wife. They parked their car in two-hour parking spot. The husband says to his wife, “We can only park here for two hours. The wife points at the parking sign, which reads in bold 2P, then replies to him, “No, stupid, it means we can park here from 2pm.”
A GUY COULD WIN HIS WAY TO MY HEART BY… being genuine, down to earth, kind and respectful.
WHAT I FIND SEXY ABOUT MEN IS… directly below the belt – haha!!
ONE THING A GUY SHOULD ALWAYS KNOW ABOUT WOMEN IS… never stop wooing her. I’m not talking about expensive gifts, etc… I’m referring to making an effort, giving her your time and making her feel special. Just a quick text to check in with her or tell her you love her smile or you are thinking of her. Nobody ever gets tired of being made to feel special.
MY PERFECT DATE WOULD INVOLVE… Something active. Bonus points if the date is outdoors in nature.
THE WORST PICK-UP LINE I’VE EVER HEARD IS… “Are you Australian? Because you meet all my koala-fications!”
THE WEIRDEST THING SOMEONE HAS SENT ME VIA SOCIAL MEDIA IS… a playlist they had named after me which contained every song I had ever posted on my 24-hour story.
I CONSIDER MYSELF AN INFLUENCER BECAUSE… I create content that is able to provoke my audience. Being an effective influencer gives you the power to encourage your audience to buy and consume certain products, provoke their emotions (smile, laugh…), and alter their mindset.
THE BEST PERSON TO FOLLOW ON INSTAGRAM OTHER THAN ME IS… Celeste Barber – I love a good giggle after a long day in the office.
MY GO-TO DRINK IS… coffee first thing in the morning. Wine, vodka-soda, tequila on a night out.
MY HANGOVER CURE IS… coconut water.
MY FAVOURITE MOVIE IS… The Lion King – it has many
underlying morals and lessons.
MY GIRL CRUSH IS… Emma Watson because she’s cute, intelligent, well-spoken and seems kind.
PUBLIC NUDITY IS… encouraged.
AT BEDTIME I WEAR… Lion King PJs – sorry to ruin any fantasies!
MY SUPERPOWER WOULD BE… healing.
ONE THING I’D CHANGE ABOUT THE WORLD IS… increased education.
THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE I’VE EVER GIVEN IS… do what you love! ■
FULL NAME: Claudia Jovanovski
BORN: February 4, 1993
HOMETOWN: Cape Town, South Africa
LIVES: Sydney, NSW
FIVE-WORD SELF-DESCRIPTION: “Funny, Intelligent, Positive, Active, genuine.”
BEST HIDDEN TALENT: “Dancing.”
PHOBIAS: “Losing my drive and passion.”
LIFE MOTTO: “Whatever you do, give it 100 percent.”
PHOTOGRAPHED BY WAYNE DANIELS
INTERVIEW BY SANTI PINTADO
HAIR & MAKE-UP DANA CASE & FRINGE ON CROWN
STYLING AGENT PROVOCATEUR
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