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Shawna Lee

From encouraging people to follow their dreams to streaking through the White House there’s a lot to love about our fun and frivolous cover star with a never-give-up attitude…

Congrats on your MAXIM cover, Shawna. How do you feel?
It feels amazing. MAXIM has always been a dream of mine and although it’s not my first magazine cover it’s as special as any.

Any funny on-set anecdotes from this photo shoot that you can share?
Yes – falling into the hot tub right after getting all glammed up! Luckily, I was able to save my hair and make-up — I learnt I was more flexible than I thought!

Well, you look gorgeous. What’s your best asset?
Physically? You tell me. Otherwise, I’d like to think I help bring out the best in people and encourage them to follow their dreams.

When do you feel sexy?
After my second drink!

How have you kept yourself busy during the COVID-19 period?
Relaxing in my hot tub, swimming in the pool, reading, scrapbooking and streaming on BIGO.

What would people be most surprised to know about you?
I briefly died when I was 16 years old from a car accident and was supposed to be paralysed from the waist down.

Whoa! Besides not dying, what’s another of your best hidden talents?
I’m an excellent cook.

Nice. What is the most exotic food you’ve ever tried?
Sea urchin!

Sounds… fishy. If you had to smell like a specific food for the rest of your life, which would you choose?
Freshly baked chocolate chip cookies.

What does a man have to do to win you over?
Feed me!

What have you learnt about men over the years?
When it comes to men, you can’t judge a book by its cover.

What is one thing men should always remember about women?
Even when we’re wrong – we’re right.

If you were a man for a day, what would you do?
The Helicopter [laughs].

What’s the weirdest thing someone has sent you via social media?
Let me give you a little bit of advice — DO NOT send dick pics to random women on social media. I promise no-one wants to see that kind of stuff!

Which would you choose: being a supermodel, a genius or super rich?
Genius.

What is the most outrageous thing you’ve ever worn to a dress-up party?
I went to an ABC party (anything but clothes) and made a dress out of blue Trojan condom wrappers!

Would you rather wear full scuba gear 24/7 for a year or go to a funeral dressed as Darth Vader?
Definitely Darth Vader all the way!

What’s the best piece of advice anyone has ever given you?
Never give up! Ninety-seven percent of the population are employed by the three percent who never gave up.

Finally, finish these sentences: Public nudity is…
The only way to go.

If I ruled the world for a day… I would streak through the White House.

Status Update

NAME: Shawna Lee
HOMETOWN: Huntingdon, Tennessee USA
LIVES: Las Vegas, Nevada USA
NICKNAME: “BamBam because I lived in Alabama most of my adult life.”
FOUR-WORD SELF-DESCRIPTION: “Hardworking, sassy, intelligent, spontaneous.”
WORST HABIT: “Overthinking.”
PET PEEVE: “When men leave the toilet seat up!”
FAVOURITE HOBBY: “Travelling.”
GO-TO DRINK: “Vodka, water and lime.”
GIRL CRUSH: “Jessica Alba.”
BEDTIME ATTIRE: “Who wears clothes to bed?”

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