Bentley Stingley

Destination MAXIM Australia – Thailand

HOMETOWN: Los Angeles, California, USA
BORN: July 6, 1991
FIVE-WORD SELF-DESCRIPTION: “Romantic, clever, ambitious, empathetic, creative.”
FAVE DRINK: “Don Julio 1942 on the rocks.” 
HIDDEN TALENT: “I can make a spot-on goat noise or speak goat, as I like to jokingly refer to it.” 
PHOBIAS: “I’m terrified of lizards.” 
LIFE MOTTO: “Follow your gut feeling.”
INSTGRAM: @bentleystingley 
SNAPCHAT: @Bentleystingley
TWITTER: @bentleystingley

Tell us a bit about yourself.
I’m originally from Los Angeles, California and multifaceted when it comes to my career. I model, act, run a social media marketing company in South Africa and I’m also licensed medical aesthetician who specialises in adult acne as well as scar revision. I’m currently living between Johannesburg and Cape Town in South Africa.

What would people be most surprised to learn about you?
I’m a huge equestrian enthusiast and trained and broke horses in my teens. I competed in every riding style and love to play a good game of polo. 

How was your MAXIM shoot here in Thailand.
I got to work with such beautiful amazing ladies, as well as the stellar MAXIM team in a luxury villa, and my one-on-one shoot was very orientated around the water as I am such a water baby. I surf and was a swimmer for years. We mostly shot the wet look. 

When do you feel sexy? 
When I’m in Lingerie – there’s just something about a nice, classic, classy lingerie set that just makes you feel extremely sexy.

What is your best asset?  
My mind – people underestimate my intelligence so I use it to my advantage.

 What’s one thing men should know about women? 
Equal rights doesn’t mean that courting and chivalry should go out the door. In my book nice guys don’t finished last, so be gentlemen, be honest, be thoughtful and don’t play games.

Describe your ideal date.
A date planned around something that’s personally thoughtful to me. Learning about my likes and dislikes then creating a date around the things I love – it shows he pays attention and is creative and thoughtful. 

What’s next for you?
I have the modelling season in Cape Town, South Africa coming up and I’m also launching an e-commerce store – so, keep your eye out!

For models interested in joining us on future Destination MAXIM Australia trips, simply DM us on Instagram at @maxim_aus or email us at

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

Stormi Michelle

Ella Cook