This stunner has been modelling since 2011 but ever since landing a gig as a ring girl for the Floyd Mayweather vs Connor McGregor fight last year, Tawny has been one to watch. Time for you to get to know her a little better…
Hey Tawny, tell us a bit about your MAXIM shoot?
We shot this in Atlantis, Spain and it was absolutely incredible and so beautiful. It’s a moment in my career that I want to tell my children about someday. Gio is such a talented photographer and we came eye-to-eye on this vision.
What do you think about when shooting a feature like this?
I just get in the zone. When the sun was setting it was starting to get chilly, especially in the water, but we are all troopers and pushed through it. I always enjoy creating even if it means being cold for a moment or two.
Any funny anecdotes you can share from the day?
When we were finishing up our last set, while I was on the rocks in a bikini, there was a man in the water that looked like he was doing the “dead-man’s float” — it’s what people do when they are tired in the water and can’t swim anymore. Some of the guys on set ran to his rescue and it turned out he was swimming naked! It was all caught on a drone by someone on set and it even made the news. I will never forget it – and I’m glad he was OK!
Phew! So, when do you feel sexy?
I feel sexy when I’m sun kissed, so that my freckles stand out.
How would you describe yourself in five words?
Funny, loving, sweet, optimistic and curious.
How do you relax?
Mostly when I’m listening to music — it just takes me to another place. I also really love yoga and when I’m in a class I just tend to forget about all my worries and focus on me.
What is your “claim to fame”?
To be honest with you, I feel like it was an accumulation of things. Ever since I was 19 and modelling, I made sure I pushed harder and harder every year to get to where I am now. It all began when I was a freelance model, then I was discovered by my model manager who signed me with several agencies, then I shot for a popular lingerie company called Pink Lipstick, became a ring girl for boxing on TV and was featured in Sports Illustrated and even worked with Playboy. These are just some pivotal moments in my career.
What’s it like having over 700,000 followers on Instagram?
It’s pretty rad people follow and look up to me. I love when they recognise me when I’m out and about — I love seeing my fans.
Would you ever date one of your social media followers?
A couple times I have. One person was a comedian on a TV show and the other was an actor – they were nice but just not for me and that’s all I’ll say. Sometimes you just have to go through the wrong ones to get to the right one.
What’s the first thing you notice about a guy?
His energy – it’s like one a million if I lock eyes with a guy. If I saw a man, and he was #husbandgoals, then I would say that is super attractive.
How does a man best impress and win you over?
Be an overall gentleman, sexy, ambitious, adventurous and open to growing with me.
What would be an immediate turn-off?
Being a f–k boy.
Lastly, where do you see yourself in five years?
I hope to still be doing what I love, having my own business and hosting a TV show. I also hope to have a beautiful house with a sexy husband who loves to travel and grow with me. ■
NAME: Tawny Jordan
HOMETOWN: Peoria, IL USA
LIVES: Las Vegas, NV, USA
HERITAGE: Filipino, Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Irish and British.
NICKNAME: “There’s a few — T, TJ and Sexy Klutz. I’m a huge klutz so I’m always bumping or tripping into things.”
PHOBIAS: “Spiders and any type of bee.”
HIDDEN TALENT: “I have the ability to make people laugh. I can’t tell jokes worth shit, but in any situation I promise to make you laugh… at me!”
LIFE MOTTO: “Life is what you make it.”
Photographed by GIO RHIVERS
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