FULL NAME: Savannah Madison
HOMETOWN: Cincinnati, Ohio/USA
FACEBOOK: Savannah Madison
Tell us a bit about your shoot – where, when, the idea behind it, etc…
This shoot was taken at a park in Burbank, California. We wanted a natural outdoor look.
Are there any other funny anecdotes you can share about this shoot?
As we were shooting two ladies were walking by with a Cairn Terrier and the animal lover in me had to stop and pick him up. His name was Hercules and he instantly became part of the shoot! I’ve always adored Cairn Terriers ever since I watched the “Wizard of Oz”, one of my favourite movies!. Oh and I almost forgot while in between shoots I walked into a chipotle in my lingerie to eat lunch!
When do you feel sexy and why?
When I’m with my ideal person who adores me unconditionally. Of course, wearing stilettos, a see though blouse and a mini skirt helps!
Favourite holiday destination?
Santorini in Greece for the food, scenery and atmosphere.
What is your best asset? Physically and otherwise.
Having a positive attitude and a good sense of humour, but physically it would definitely have to be height! Height is the only thing you can’t buy from a plastic surgeon nowadays so I’m definitely going to have to go with my height. It’s amazing how many people’s heads turn when a 6’2 (in heels) blonde walks into a room.
Give us a little more background about yourself and your life story so far.
I’m a country girl – raised in rural Ohio just outside Cincinnati, where I currently live. I attended college in Dayton Ohio and have a degree in occupational therapy. I am passionate about helping others and animals. I love life and I’m passionate about my professional modelling career. I work hard on being confident and motivated – both are critical in getting ahead in this business and life. Positive attitude is everything! “When you can’t find sunshine, be the sunshine ☀” Kindness goes a long way as well… “You get more bees with honey than vinegar.” As much as I enjoy the fast-paced modelling life, I’m really a homebody! I love to binge watch Netflix on the couch snuggled up with a significant other, and hanging out with my dogs, friends and family.
What would people be most surprised to know about you?
I have trained my labradoodle “Doodle” as a therapy dog. We volunteer at local hospitals in nursing facilities where he gets to work with me.
How would you describe yourself in five words?
Easy-going, happy, positive, pleasing and compassionate.
How long have you’ve been modelling and what would do if you weren’t modelling?
I have a career in occupational therapy and have always had a passion for helping people, which I absolutely love. People always asked me if I ever considered modelling, but I didn’t seriously pursue it until two years ago and it’s been a fantastic experience so far!
What have you learned about men over the years?
You must have self-confidence and self-love before any relationship can be successful. Jealousy is your worst enemy and you have to let go of the past. Mutual respect for one another is a MUST!
What’s one thing men should always know about women?
The more controlling and jealous you are over a woman the more you’re going to push her away… and the more resentment she will have toward you.
What do you look for in a man?
I love foreign accents, especially a New Zealand accent! I am impressed by a man who puts effort and consideration into the time he spends with me. Someone who is respectful, easy-going and has a great personality. He has to love to laugh and does not take life too seriously. He has to love animals as well.
Describe your ideal date.
For my perfect date I love dressing for the occasion. I’m totally uninhibited and enjoy showing off the body that I work so hard at perfecting all week. For my date I’d wear a sheer top, short skirt, high stilettos and that’s about it. I love cooking so I would start my evening with a homemade dinner. I have a steak and shrimp marinade that can’t be beat! I would then end the night with dancing and drinks out on the town or retire to the couch or bedroom to watch Netflix, snuggled up. I’m pretty flexible either way, but If you’re on a date with an amazing person the date is always perfect and the rest just falls into place.
What can we get you at the bar?
I’m actually not a big drinker, but when I do drink I prefer an extra dirty, dry martini.
Got a hangover cure?
This is why I don’t drink that much. LOL. But I would have to say Tylenol and milk thistle – for liver recovery.
What’s your best hidden talent?
I can touch the tip of my nose with my tongue. 👅
Do you have any phobias?
I don’t like getting in big bodies of water where things live. And, of course, spiders…
Who is your girl crush and why? (OK to name a few if you want)
I find girls like Doutzen Koes, Angelina Jolie and Irina Shayk very attractive. I love blue eyes, full lips and height!
What’s the freakiest/weirdest thing someone has sent you via social media?
Endless marriage proposals.
What is your motto in life?
I believe that a positive attitude goes a long way for dealing with all of life’s challenges, so I don’t take life too seriously. Only you can make yourself happy… stay positive!
What’s next for you? Any exciting projects on the horizon you can share with us?
There are a lot more publications coming this year. More exotic destination shoots in the future.
Finally, where would you like to be in five years?
Lying topless on a deserted beach under an umbrella looking at the ocean with a cool drink in my hand. Enjoying life with my friends! Always remember life is what you make it! Stay positive and keep moving forward. There’s always brighter days ahead!
What turns you off the most?
Narcissism and negativity! I can’t stand anyone who is a self-involved, disrespectful or a constant complainer.
Are men intimidated by you?
Initially, yes. When a 6’2 platinum blonde in stilettos walks into a room it can be a little intimidating. I’ve been told though that I’m very easy to talk to once they get the nerve to approach me. I’m always nice to everyone who speaks to me and I welcome the opportunity to meet a new person. You never know what interesting characters you’ll get to meet!
What is your favourite movie of all time?
“Lord of the Rings” is definitely one of my favourites. The NZ landscape is amazing and breathtaking!
Have you ever been to New Zealand?
No, but my grandfather travelled there when I was little girl and he absolutely loved it. He said it was one of the most beautiful countries he’s ever visited and he brought back a stuffed sheep toys for me. I’ve been fascinated with the NZ ever since then. After watching the TV shows “Zena” and “ Hercules,” which were filmed in NZ, I fell in love with the countryside! Visiting New Zealand has been on my bucket list ever since.
What’s your favourite fruit?
Not to be biased since I’m on the cover of MAXIM New Zealand, but I would have to say the Kiwi fruit! Kiwi fruit is a perfect example of the fact that beauty comes from the inside… and it’s delicious!
Favourite sports team?
Of course it would have to be the NZ rugby team “The All Blacks” 🏉
Are you the quite shy type or loud and party going?
I’m kind of in between. I’m not super shy and I’m not very loud, but I am very personable and love a great conversation. I’m more of a homebody but every once in a while it’s nice to get out and party. When I let my hair down, I don’t hold back.
Photographer: Arthur St. John
Hair & Make-up: Amanda Terry
Tan: Glow Girl LA
Wardrobe: Starline LA
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