There’s so much more to this poetry-loving former Miss Romania Australia who sings and plays the piano. MAXIM investigates…
Hello Dina, congratulations on your MAXIM feature debut.
Thank you, I feel so honoured! It’s definitely a dream come true.
Tell us a bit about yourself.
I come from a Romanian background and my journey in modelling started from winning Miss Romania Australia, when I was in high school, which led to an international competition called Miss Diaspora. While I was studying my degree in Communications I got back into modelling and was signed to Wink Models in Sydney.
What’s the biggest misconception about the modelling world?
That all of us are brain dead.
If you weren’t modelling what would you be doing?
I’ve been modelling for a few years but if I wasn’t I’d probably be working as a homicide detective.
No further questions your Honour! What would people be surprised to learn about you?
That I sing and play the piano.
Nice. What is your best asset?
This might seem a bit lame, but my eyes – they change colour from green to blue to grey.
When do you feel sexy?
Either straight after I work out — the adrenaline hits – or as soon as I wake up after a good sleep. I feel so refreshed.
Who is your girl crush?
Adriana Lima – do I even need to say why? She’s a goddess!
What’s the weirdest thing someone has sent you via social media?
Besides unnecessary dick pics, confessional Romeo-esque love poetry.
What do you look for in a man?
Someone who makes me laugh, is the number one thing, and who is also easy-going and loves an adventure.
What’s the worst pick-up line you’ve received?
The worst is relating how I’m Romanian to being a vampire and biting them.
Riiiight. Foolish men, eh? So then, what have you learnt about the opposite sex over the years?
I have learnt that men aren’t as heartless as we all think.
What’s one thing men should always know about women?
Women love food, sex and hugs – we aren’t as complicated as we seem.
If you had to take MAXIM on a date, what would it entail?
We would head straight to the bedroom. Kidding! I’d keep it classy and take you out on a romantic dinner then afterwards to a bar with good music for some dancing.
What can we get you to drink from the bar?
An Alize Bleu and Lemonade Highball please.
Done. Got a hangover cure?
Avocado, toast and eggs.
What’s the lamest thing you’ve heard said about yourself?
I’ve heard a lot of weird shit about me. Most being that I’m a stuck up bitch because I can look unapproachable at first, but if you get to know me I am the complete opposite.
What’s next for you? Any exciting projects on the horizon?
I have got a few shoots coming up and I’ll be heading into the studio to make some music – so keep an eye out for that! ■
Photographed by COLIN BATES IMAGES (@COLIN_BATES_IMAGES)
INTERVIEW BY SANTI PINTADO
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