What better way to celebrate her 30th year on Earth than to pose for this exclusive MAXIM shoot. Gentlemen, without further ado, we present the ever-enticing MTV VJ Erin McNaught
BIRTHDAY: May 22, 1982 .
PARTY TRICK: ‚ÄúI can wiggle my ears individually.‚ÄĚ
iPOD: ‚ÄúMostly electro, dubstep, hip-hop, and drum ‚Äėn‚Äô bass. There's Pink Floyd and old school punk like The Exploited on it, too."
KARAOKE SONG: ‚ÄúJohn Denver‚Äôs ‚ÄėCountry Road‚Äô. It‚Äôs kind of intentional bad singing, at that.‚ÄĚ
DRIVES: ‚ÄúToyota Yaris, It‚Äôs a great city car!‚ÄĚ
TATTOOS: ‚ÄúI have six. Two on my fingers that say, ‚ÄúLove Again‚ÄĚ ‚Äď it‚Äôs about adversity and when things go wrong they can always get better; an anchor on my arm to keep me grounded; swallow on my wrist signifying new beginnings ‚Äď I got it after a break-up a long time ago; the Gemini symbol on my ankle is self-explanatory; and an umbrella on my foot is just a funny one
‚Äď there‚Äôs about four or five of us with it.‚ÄĚ
HER POISON: ‚ÄúThe safe option would be vodka, lime, and soda because if you have a few, that‚Äôs the nicest one to wake up from. But I do like Havana Club and ginger beer. Any nice dark rum is good.‚ÄĚ
Hello, Erin. Firstly, happy birthday!
It‚Äôs been four years since your last men‚Äôs mag shoot. How did you feel doing MAXIM?
I was pretty nervous leading up to it. Shoots in general are pretty nerve-wracking because there‚Äôs always a bunch of people looking at you and you‚Äôre like, ‚ÄúDo I look good in this? Did I do OK here?‚ÄĚ Having not done it in such a long time made it even more so than usual. But as soon as we got the first shot done, I thought, ‚ÄúYep, today is going to be a good day‚ÄĚ.
Why were you keen to do this shoot?
I‚Äôve always had in my head that I wasn‚Äôt quite done with doing photo shoots, and you‚Äôre always trying to have that perfect shoot. In the past I‚Äôve done shoots where I‚Äôve been happy but thought, ‚ÄúHmmm, I could do better here or work on that a bit more.‚ÄĚ I also wanted to celebrate turning 30 because it‚Äôs such an obstacle for so many women. When you‚Äôre in your 20s a lot of women tend to think that when you hit 30 everything starts to decline looks-wise. I wanted to show, that for me, it‚Äôs the opposite ‚Äď I‚Äôve never felt more confident.
How would you describe the theme?
It‚Äôs kind of the morning after a party, but not a crazy or trashy party, just a few drinks. And we‚Äôre in this beautiful penthouse suite at The Establishment Hotel in Sydney getting room service and celebrating. It‚Äôs a nice, sophisticated, beautiful shoot.
Did you prepare for it?
Yeah, I did a lot of soft sand running and a lot of vegetable eating on top of my Dancing With The Stars rehearsals. The dancing itself was keeping me in shape, so I didn‚Äôt have to do much. But I‚Äôm used to getting in shape for my swimsuit shoots with Mambo. I‚Äôm one of their ‚ÄúMambassadors‚ÄĚ, which I love!
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