FULL NAME: Laura Jacobs
HOMETOWN: New York, USA
FIVE-WORD SELF DESCRIPTION: “Motivated, cunning, sharp, intuitive and compassionate.”
FAVOURITE DRINK: “I love spicy margaritas and white wine.”
HANGOVER CURE: “Pickle juice. The brine in pickle juice is a better electrolyte than anything and the salt also rebalances you.”
HIDDEN TALENT: “Probably that I can sing an E above high C. My operatic voice is the highest and called a coloratura soprano.”
LIFE MOTTO: “You can’t take your money to your grave. So many people are caught up with money and while we all need it, I want to be caught up with experiences and love.”
Tell us a bit about yourself.
I’ve been in the modelling industry forever, I was scouted at 14 years old and it’s been a great journey. Six years ago I knew my purpose was to help new models navigate the industry with ease and share my knowledge. I can proudly say I now have a top mother agency that is listed on models.com who represent over 40 internationally working models worldwide.
What would people be most surprised to know about you?
That I trained my whole life to be an opera singer! I even sang one night for the MAXIM team on this trip. I’ll say the Mandala house has gorgeous acoustics.
When do you feel sexy?
When I’m all dressed up in a little black dress with perfect hair and make-up. I feel I can take over the world this way!
What is your best asset?
I’ve been told my butt is pretty great but it’s been my own internal struggle to embrace my curves – the MAXIM team certainly helped me with this. Another great asset I have is my work ethic – when I want or believe in something I can’t be stopped.
What have you learned about men over the years?
That they all have a soft interior even though they may act macho or masculine.
What’s one thing men should always know about women?
Women want to see your soft and sensitive side when the time is right. The “bad boy” only gets the girl for so long.
What do you look for in a man?
I look for someone determined and driven in their own careers who understands mine and wants me to shine – and as a result we both shine. Power-couple goals!
Describe your ideal date.
I’m a foodie so I will always say amazing wine and delicious food at a top rated restaurant.
What’s next for you?
I’m hoping to expand my agency in a huge way! It’s definitely about time I bring on a team to help me and delegate. Running this company all alone for six years has been quite a grind but so worth it. I can’t say too much but stay tuned.