Arielle Raycene

Destination MAXIM Australia – Thailand

HOMETOWN: Wellington, Kansas, USA
best asset: “Probably my hair, or smile, and tenacious spirit.”
FIVE-WORD SELF-DESCRIPTION: “Resourceful, ambitious, vivacious, dedicated, generous.”
HIDDEN TALENT: “I’m classically trained in piano.”
FAVE DRINK: “Champagne or tequila on ice please.”
HANGOVER CURE: “An extra-large iced green tea unsweetened from Starbucks, charcoal water and a 55-minute sweat in an infrared sauna.”
GIRL CRUSH: “Charlize Theron because she’s a complete and utter bad-ass in all of her roles.”
LIFE MOTTO: “Keep growing and keeping going.”
INSTAGRAM: @thearielleray
TWITTER: @arielleraycene


Tell us about yourself and brief life story so far.
Well, it’s the practical story you’ve heard so many times before – small-town girl from Kansas moves to the city to try and make it big. Basically, that’s me in a very, very, broad nutshell. As for my life story, it’s still being written and the best is yet to come.

What would you do if you weren’t modelling or acting?
I’d want to be a psychotherapist because I like helping people.

What have you learntabout men over the years?
Do your own thing, have your own life and the men will come. I look for in a man with a good personality that is comfortable in his own skin, has goals and a game plan.

What’s one thing men should always know about women?
We over-think everything, so try to be clear and tell us what’s going on!

Describe your ideal date.
The key to an ideal date is letting go and just having fun – dates don’t need to be fancy but they should be a bit spontaneous and carefree. Going to some kind of show, art opening, a play or live music is always a good start.

Where would I like to be in five years?
Working nonstop as an actress, have the balance thing down pat for my soul and body, start a charity and be extremely successful and happy. Materialistically, I’d like to have lots of money in the bank, a loft in Tribeca in New York, a white Mercedes-Benz G-Class wagon and fabulous clothes. I’ve got a lot to do!

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Photographed by Rocky Batchelor 
Styling by Belinda Roelofs 
Hair & make-up by Yuni Wilson 
Swimwear & lingerie by Mary Holland    
Jewellery by The M Jewelers 
Videography by Cameron Brunt
Shot on location at Lime Samui Villas


Anja Tyrrell