Tegan Martin

She’s wowed us as Miss Universe Australia and impressed us on reality TV shows The Celebrity Apprentice Australia and I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!, but this month stunning glamour model Tegan Martin returns to MAXIM to help celebrate our special 6th Birthday with another super-sexy cover shoot. Enjoy…

Welcome back, Tegan. Your first MAXIM cover, which was back in June 2016, did amazing — why do you think it went so well?
Thank you! It certainly did seem to be well received. The cover had a real superwoman vibe and at that time in my life I was going through a stage of growth and really starting to grow into my own. So, I guess this is why the cover resonated with so many people.

Were you surprised how the media reacted to it?
Not at all, they responded really well which is nice. Whenever I do anything I know the media will react to it in some way — I just don’t know how. I’ve learned to not really look into it or let it bother me. I hope they will also love this cover shoot. It’s very much inspired by old-school Christie Brinkley [’80s Sports Illustrated model and actress). I love Christie Brinkley!

Anything else you can tell us about the shoot?
Neil [Dixon, photographer] and I had such a great time shooting this feature. We again wanted to keep it sexy and strong and I always feel good in black, full pieces — they really work well with my curves.

What have you been up to since you last graced the pages of MAXIM?
I’ve been a busy girl! I was in South Africa for the first part of the year filming I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! and soon after I travelled to America to launch my Universal Confidence workshops for young women. I was then fortunate enough to come home to a new ambassadorship with Suttons City Infiniti Rosebery car dealership in Sydney meaning I get to drive one of the latest set of wheels every month!

You mentioned doing reality TV show I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! How was that experience?
STRANGEST experience of my life. I’m not going to lie — it was tough. But I’m pretty tough and I’m pretty lucky I got to experience such a rollercoaster ride with such a cool group of people. I loved the comradery and making new friends but I HATED the boredom and starvation.

And the food challenges were crazy but seemed to nail them.
I felt physically sick walking into the Tucker Trials but I think the adrenalin just kicked in and saved me — I just have a super competitive streak. But the food smelt vile – I can’t even describe how disgusting the smell was. I have such a weak stomach and I’ve had a parasite before so it really wasn’t easy for me.

For those who missed it, please enlighten them with what you had to consume.
I ate rat and impala brain smoothies and a skewer with all raw turkey insides on it. Nothing in a challenge was easy to eat. Our whole life for weeks was about being good little celebrities who fought hard so we could win miniscule treats. One day I won two small cubes of chocolate and it was the happiest moment of my life. I know it sounds silly but it starts to become your reality when you are in there for so long and it’s the little things that make you happy.

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