Getting to know stunning UK model, actress and social media sensation ROXY HORNER…
Congrats on your first feature for MAXIM Australia, Roxy.
Thanks for having me! I’m so excited to be featured. We shot in the Gold Coast at a stunning house and I treated myself to a nice hotel nearby the night before. When I’m in Australia I just really love being by a pool or the beach as we don’t get that too much where I’m from. So, shooting in the sun by a pool made my day!
Well, yes, you are from the UK. What else can you tell us about yourself?
I grew up in a town called Essex and started modelling at 13. In my half-term breaks I would always go to London to work and I loved it. I never knew this could be, or would be, my job but I’ve always been confident and silly in front of the camera – this is ironic since I can be shy in person. I studied film at 16 and then went full-time from there. Then pretty much my whole family moved to Australia and I decided to stay back in the UK to continue my work.
Is acting something you’re fully into now?
I started performing arts when I was around three and dabbled in acting for a while now, but yes I recently did my first short film called Art of Expression, so I’ve been pretty busy with that in my spare time.
You also write and perform music, right?
Well, my dad is a musician so I grew up around music and my sisters and I would go into his studio and mess around when we were kids. It’s not something I take seriously – I just enjoy writing here and there.
How did you get into modelling?
I was scouted. It was never something I would have thought to do but when the opportunity arose I just went with it.
Well, you look amazing! When do you feel sexy?
I feel at my sexiest when I’ve been on the beach and then had a shower because I feel glowing and clean with wet hair.
What’s your best asset?
Is it weird if I say I like my eyebrows? They’re big and bushy! Second to that my bum because before it was fashionable to have a big bum I had a hard time trying to fit into the modelling industry. Everyone wanted a small bum and no hips when I started. Thank goodness that’s now changed and I can embrace being me.
If you weren’t modelling what would you be doing?
I enjoyed making movies at school – I wanted to be a film producer. So, maybe I would have been doing something behind the camera.
What’s the first thing you think about when you hear the word “Australia”?
Kangaroos! I love your animals here, they’re the best. Oh, and the word “Bogan”. That’s a word no-one knows in the UK. I think our equivalent is a “chav”.
If you could spend a day with anyone in the world, who would it be?
Rami Malek or his movement coach – I want to learn some of those dance moves!
Describe your ideal man.
Someone who makes eye contact, smiles and shows me a sensitive side. I also dig a man who is chivalrous – I’m a hopeless romantic and I love spontaneity. I’m not with this current generation about hiding your feelings.
What do you find sexy in a man?
This is tricky. I don’t have a type when it comes to looks because I have a type of person I’m attracted to – an ambitious man with confidence but not arrogant or boastful. How sexy is it when a man doesn’t need to show off or talk about things they’ve done because they’re just amazing being themselves.
What should men always remember about women?
If we say five minutes we mean 10.
If you took MAXIM on a date, what would it entail?
For MAXIM I would take you for a candle-lit dinner by the sea – I told you I’m a hopeless romantic! Potentially, there would be a few puppies there, too.
Would you kiss on the first date?
A kiss – maybe. But only a kiss – and it would have to be right at the end of the date, too. Oh, and obviously only if I really fancied him and wanted to see him again.
You’ve been romantically linked to a few famous men – including Leonardo DiCaprio and British rapper Taio Cruz. What did you learn about these relationships?
Well, we shouldn’t believe everything we hear or read. I think it’s important to keep some things to ourselves but, hey, when you’re mixing in the circles and going places you bump into people who are well-known and then everyone makes a fuss. We’re all just people at the end of the day.
Tell us something nobody really knows about you?
I still have a teddy that I’ve had since I was born. Is that sad?
Not at all. What do you do to chill?
Netflix is too cliché, isn’t it? Well, a baggie T-shirt with a chamomile tea or red wine – depending on my mood – laying on the sofa. Boom!
If you ruled the world for a day what would you do?
Give everyone a day off and call it Chill Day.
Where would you like to be in five years?
Married, with a baby, but still being a boss.
Finally, what’s next in your career?
It’s a surprise – stay tuned!
FULL NAME: Roxy Horner
BORN: June 18, 1993
HOMETOWN: Essex, England
LIVES: London, England
HIDDEN TALENT: “I can twist my hand all the way around. I must be double-jointed!”
FAVOURITE CAR: “Lamborghini – the flashier the better.”
SLEEPWEAR: “A nighty or PJs, but always commando.”
LIFE MOTTO: “I try to do something every day that challenges me, to help me grow as a person.”
PHOTOGRAPHED BY NEIL DIXON
INTERVIEW BY SANTI PINTADO
STYLING: BELINDA ROELOFS
HAIR AND MAKE-UP: MIA CONNOR (INSTAGRAM @MIACONNOR)
LOCATION: INSTAGRAM @SHOOT_LOCATION_BURLEIGH
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