Gabriela Cevallos

Gabriella Cevallos

Your parents are both Mexican. How do you eat a taco?
I always eat my taco over another tortilla, so when stuff falls out – BOOM! – extra taco.

What’s something sexy in Spanish we should say to get your attention?
Desde que te conocí no hago nada más que pensar en ti. (Translation: Since I met you I do nothing else except think of you).

Too easy. What’s your best asset?
I’ve been told it’s my butt. However, as you can see from my MAXIM shoot it’s clearly my guns. Chk-chk boom!

Do your sculpted arms have something to do with your involvement with Bodytrim?
Of course! How else do you think I got these weapons of mass destruction?

You’re also the co-founder of Mero Mero (a healthy Australian fast food franchise). What’s that all about?
Nowadays, people work longer hours, juggle careers, families, and have busy social lives. So in 2011 I launched Mero Mero: we serve fresh sandwiches, salads, soups, wraps, and coffee. Two years on and the business is booming. We have three stores in Sydney and about to open our fourth, as well as one in Melbourne.

Word is you travel between Sydney and Los Angeles for work. What’s your ideal job?
My modelling career is in full swing but I’d like to work as an actress, whilst also building Mero Mero throughout Australia and the US. Big dreams for a little girl, but I’ve never been one to shy away from a challenge.

You’ve mixed with a few A-listers in LA. What’s the best party you’ve been to?
The house parties in Beverly Hills and the Hollywood Hills are out of control. It’s a toss-up between Jamie Foxx’s house party – having dinner with Jamie, Denzel Washington, and Tyrese Gibson – or singing songs around the piano with Tom Jones, Priscilla Presley, John Stamos, Johnny Knoxville, and Tom Hanks on the bongos. A very surreal moment, and yes, I felt like I was in some weird movie.

Tough choice, but who’d have a better chance of hooking up with you – Jamie Foxx or Tom Hanks?
I think Tom Hanks is double my age – not to mention married! In fact, I’ve met his lovely wife Rita, so that’s definitely never going to happen. Jamie, on the other hand, is hilarious, and I like a guy who can make me laugh, so he would have a much better chance.

What’s the most debauchery you’ve seen at a party?
My birthday was pretty crazy. I had 25 of my girlfriends on a boat and there was a lot of boob flashing, champagne showers, and twerking. In fact, things got so crazy we all agreed to make a Hangover pact and look at all the photos once before deleting them!

You’ve been making headlines recently with a few court appearances. Are you a bit of a bad girl?
Not at all! I’m a good girl but sometimes I channel my inner Rihanna.

What’s the naughtiest thing you’ve done?
Are you trying to get me arrested? Let’s just say I like the outdoors…

Got it. What’s the weirdest rumour you’ve ever heard about yourself?
That I have butt implants! I actually find it amusing people really think that. And for the record – no, I don’t.

You’ve been linked to a few NRL footballers. What’s the story with that?
I’m not sure where some of those rumours come from. Sometimes it’s the tabloids trying to spin a story out of nothing. I did have a serious relationship with [South Sydney Rabbitohs NRL player] Sam Burgess but I’m not the kind of girl who likes to be defined by who I’m dating or who I have dated. I try and keep my private life exactly that, private.

Why did you and Sam call it quits?
Throughout our relationship I chose to keep our personal life out of the media spotlight. I’m a very protective person when it comes to my friends, family, and boyfriend and that’s something I don’t plan on changing. Our careers were headed in different directions and juggling a serious relationship just didn’t work out in the end. He’s a nice guy and I wish him all the best in his football career.

Do you prefer rugby league players over their AFL counterparts?
I have a dream that one day all men will be viewed as equal. Black, white, NRL, AFL… no, I don’t have a preference. I actually didn’t even know who Sam was before I met him. As long as you’re a gentleman, you’re in with a chance.

Who will win the NRL Grand Final this year?
I’ve never really been into footy but I have a feeling the Sydney Roosters might win it.

Finally, what do you wear to bed – PJs, undies or do you go commando?
No pants are the best pants.

Santi Pintado

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