Hey, Aline, so you’ve only been modelling for 12 months?
Yes, I’m quite short so I never thought modelling would be an option until a friend encouraged me to get in touch with photographer Marc Collins, who shot this MAXIM feature. He is a genius and his first-ever shoot with me turned out really nice so I submitted the photos to a modelling agency and the rest is history.
How’s it going so far?
I am really enjoying it and being in front of the camera feels really natural to me. I’m currently working in Berlin but next stop will be Rome and Milan.
Being our Woman of the World this month, and travelling the globe for your job, what is your favourite city?
Paris would be one, and Cape Town and London would definitely make my Top 10, but I couldn’t choose only one. I just love to explore new cities, different kind of foods, and culture. There a so many beautiful places and I still have so many more on my bucket list.
But if you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
Nooo! Please don’t make me choose. Hmmm… I guess it would be New York City. I just love the energy, it is so inspiring and vibrating that you immediately feel like anything is possible. But I could also easily live in Barcelona or the Cote d’Azur.
Have you ever been to Australia?
No, I haven’t but before I was born my dad used to work in Sydney — he just couldn’t refuse the job offer. My parents always mention that their time in Sydney was the most amazing time in their lives. They even still keep in touch with some of their former neighbours who
gave them a really warm welcome back then.
What’s the first thing you think about Australia?
I have met quite a few Australians and you guys are so laidback, friendly and good looking! This would be my first thought followed by your diverse and beautiful landscape. I know about the different climatic areas, the Great Barrier Reef, the warm mentality, the strict immigration laws, and… I also know I have to travel to Australia as soon as possible!
You had us at “good looking”. What do you find sexy in a man?
I am attracted to a good sense of humor, a healthy amount of confidence, and a sharp mind. I like guys who are grounded and straightforward — I don’t like to play games.
So physical appearance is immaterial?
Well, it helps to look nice. Actually, this might sound strange but I find masculine hands really sexy. I also like the lines right over the groin — the bit that sees smart girls make stupid decisions — very sexy.
What’s the funniest pick-up line you’ve had from a guy?
“Sorry, but you owe me a drink, because when I looked at you
I dropped mine.” I don’t think it was true but it made me laugh and this is really all a girl could ask for. And please guys, don’t go for the, “I have lost my phone number, can I have yours?” line. This is the worst pick-up line you could ever use and it won’t lead you anywhere.
Describe your perfect date?
A perfect date can’t be planned. No matter if you are in a fancy restaurant or in a shabby pub, it is really all about the chemistry between you and your date. But don’t get me wrong, if you are not in the lucky position that you just found your perfect match it might not be a bad idea to take her to a shabby pub.
How would you describe yourself in three words? Responsible, cheerful, impatient.
What’s next for you?
Milan. It will be my first time working in Italy and the market is highly competitive. I’m also planning to travel to the US in November, so I’m super excited as I’m pretty curvy for a model and the US market will work well for me. My dream would be to become a GUESS girl, I just love their visual style.
What do you want to achieve in the next five years?
I’ve studied economics in a dual system while working in Zurich and I’m already applying at universities for a part-time MBA (Masters) program. I love my modelling job but it won’t be forever and I’m too German to not have a Plan B. Wow, I sound like I a geek! Truth is, I can really see myself having a career in management. That sounds even worse, but you get the point.
PHOTOGRAPHED by MARC COLLINS
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