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Elizabeth Bert

Destination MAXIM Australia – Thailand

HOMETOWN: Annapolis, Maryland, USA
BORN: August 28, 1993
FIVE-WORD SELF-DESCRIPTION: “Kind, persistent, elegant, sometimes funny.” 
HIDDEN TALENT: “People are surprised when they hear I have my pilot’s license and can fly a single prop aircrafts.”
PHOBIA: “My deepest phobia is pain. I fear pain more than death.”
GIRL CRUSH: “Gal Gadot and Natalie Portman.”
INSTAGRAM: @elizabeth_bert
SNAPCHAT: @ellemanhattan
TWITTER: @elizabeth_bert

 

What would people be most surprised to learn about you? 
That I went to an Ivy League school in the U.S. called Columbia University which only accepts around five percent of its applicants, and graduated at the top of my class. I didn’t do that by being the smartest person in the proverbial room, but by being the most hard-working and persistent. I never gave up even while simultaneously running my own cashmere company and modelling. I think some people equate being “sexy” with not necessarily being much else.

When do you feel sexy? 
I feel sexiest when I’m wearing an oversized T-shirt with no bra and eating pizza. I live in New York City, the best city in the world for pizza, so there’s really nothing like it. 

What is your best asset?
Physically, I would say my eyes and legs. I have very long legs which sometimes makes flying super difficult – there’s just never enough leg room. 

What do you look for in a man?
Kindness and patience. With time, looks will change and evolve, but kindness is perennial. Money and good looks are great but if I had to choose I’d rather have a kind man than a rich or handsome one. 

Where would you like to be in five years? 
Besides being featured on more magazine covers, like MAXIM and Sports Illustrated, I want to also raise awareness for people like me with invisible diseases such as Crohn’s and colitis. I want little girls and boys to see me and realize if I can follow my dreams with such huge obstacles in my life, that they can do it as well – anything is possible. 

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

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

Yuni Wilson

Jade Rodoreda