Renae Ayris

Hey Renae, congrats on your MAXIM cover. How does it feel?
I’m honoured to be MAXIM’s 50th edition cover girl. To be amongst the likes of Jennifer Hawkins, Miranda Kerr, Jessica Gomes, Jessica Hart and my lady crush Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is so flattering.

Being your first men’s mag shoot, how did you feel going into it?
MAXIM has produced some pretty iconic covers and I’m so excited to be a part of it. When I woke up the morning of the shoot I danced my arse off to my ’80s mix tape to get in the mood!

Perfect! What did you love about the shoot?
Well, in the week leading up to the shoot I was bed ridden with the flu so I was super excited to get outside in the sun, half-naked, doing what I love and also being surrounded by such creative, awesome people. Then, to top it off, I got to do some arts and crafts and cover my hands in gold paint. Tick that off the bucket list!

Are you happy with the results?
I was obviously nervous about how the shots would turn out, being my first men’s magazine shoot and all. And you can only hope that the shots capture what you are trying to portray. There ended up being so many great pics it was hard to choose which ones to use!

Well, you look incredible. When do you feel sexy?
I feel sexiest after a massive workout, productive day, and fresh out of the shower before bed.

What’s your best asset?
My laugh. I’ve been told it’s contagious and it gets me through the day.

You posed in some beautiful swimwear for this shoot. Ever had a wardrobe malfunction at the beach?
Not really, just your standard Bali waterslide lost bikini bottoms story.

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