Fourteen days, eleven of our gorgeous models and two epic luxury resorts. Yes, this is how MAXIM does Phuket…
Tell us a little bit about yourself, Paige.
I grew up in a small town within Los Angeles called Pacific Palisades and I’m the youngest of three children. Family, by far, is the most important thing to me – I am lucky to have two very supportive parents who taught me that I can be anything I want to be in the world. After college I took over a Pilates studio in my hometown that I still own and am able to manage while I travel the world modelling.
What’s the best thing about this photo shoot for Destination MAXIM?
Taking the boat with all the girls to Phi Phi Island. My dad is a fisherman and I grew up on boats so it was fun to experience this with all of the girls. Our group shot on the island is my favourite MAXIM photo of all time.
What is your best asset?
Physically, my cute bellybutton. I used to be insecure about it because it was so high up on my tummy but through modelling and self-love, it has become the best physical thing about me. My best nonphysical asset is my compassion. I try to approach situations with compassion, especially in an argument, and look at what someone’s intention is before I react.
When do you feel sexy?
Right after a workout, when I’m sweaty and my face is red. I think it’s because I feel so accomplished after a workout and stripped down from all the make-up, hair, etc.
What would people be most surprised to know about you?
That even though it seems that I have “resting bitch face”, I’m actually quite friendly.
How would you describe yourself in five words?
Charismatic, conscientious, odd, occasionally manic.
What do you look for in a man?
Kindness is the number one most important thing I look for in a man. How he treats the people around him including his family, friends or anyone in the service industry.
Describe your ideal date?
To walk my dog down to the park near where I live and have a picnic. The ultimate test is if my dog likes you – she’s a very good judge of character.
Would you ever date one of your social media followers?
Of course. Successfully sliding into someone’s DMs is an art and I would date someone who can do this successfully.
Where would you like to be in five years?
I hope to be running a successful business and married with one or two little ones. I believe you really can have it all – just like my parents taught me.
FULL NAME: Paige Nicole Woolen
BORN: January 19, 1992
HOMETOWN: Pacific Palisades, California USA
LIVES: Santa Monica, California USA
HOBBIES: “Couch potatoing.”
HIDDEN TALENT: “I can put my feet behind my head.”
PHOBIA: “Kitchen appliances taking over the world!”
GO-TO DRINKS: “Spicy margarita, buttery chardonnay or a nice pinot noir – please, not all three at the same time.”
LIFE MOTTO: “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”
Photographed by Rocky Batchelor
Produced and Styled by Belinda Roelofs
Hair & make-up by Simmy Carr
Lingerie & bikinis by Mary Holland Lingerie
Videography by Alex Scapens
Shot on location at Baba Beach Club & Sripanwa
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