We at Maxim would like to think that we’re connoisseurs of mighty fine women, and, well, model Barbara Desiree is living proof.
You’re a veteran in the world of modelling. What’s the strangest thing that’s happened on set?
A veteran? (Laughs) Honestly, believe it or not, I have only been modelling for a little over 2 years now. We were doing a topless/nude shoot, and then a few older gentlemen came out of nowhere! They took off their shirts and wanted to join in the shoot. They refused to leave, and where basically in the background of any angle we tried to shoot. We didn’t know whether we should laugh, or if we should be creeped out, because really….
How did you get into modelling?
My first modelling gig was in 2012, for a radio show calendar. I was Miss February 2013. A friend of mine entered me into the calendar contest, and I told him he was nuts. Needless to say, I ended up going and getting picked. After that, a few local photographers contacted me to shoot, including J.Scott, and he’s basically the first one that found me and told me that if I worked at this very hard, that one day, I could be on the covers of all the big magazines. How things ended up happening and turning out is a dream come true in itself. I have worked my butt off to get where I am, and trust me, I’m not stopping.
What’s a typical day like for an unfairly gorgeous model like you?
Thank you for that compliment! “Typical” is boring, I’m anything but. Anything can happen, anytime, and I like to keep things interesting. Falling into routine is a big fear of mine, and I will do whatever I can to make sure I stay spontaneous. One of my “typical” random days have included deciding I’m going to just take off and drive like 500km to see my friends when I’m bored at 1am. A typical day could also be working/traveling/shooting, but my typical is most people’s never, so, that’s a hard question for me to answer!
Do you have any hidden talents?
I can sing, I was involved in the show choir and the performing arts theatre most of my life. I also go-go dance at concert venues/events, which some people already know! Honestly, I love putting on a show. I’m also double jointed in my thumbs, which is freaky, AND, if you are lucky and I try hard enough, I can tie a cherry stem in a knot with my tongue (winks).
You’ve got an enormous Instagram following, you must get the strangest comments. Care to share one?
(Laughs) I try not to look at a lot of them, but sometimes, it’s hard not to. I’ve had people write to me saying that if I direct message them, they will pay me 2 000 dollars (about R25 000), or something crazy like that. Oh! Once, a guy tagged me a million times on Instagram and Facebook, saying I was out to dinner with him, then he private messaged me asking me to write back saying how good dinner was, and that he was trying to piss off his girlfriend! I was like, uh, sorry, block! Crazy.
What’s the best tip you can give to a man?
Be yourself, never try too hard, and relax! If a girl is going to like you, it’s not because of how much money you have, the car you drive, how many girls you’ve previously been with, etc.
And your ultimate turn on?
I like shy guys; I hate cocky guys. If you are a guy that thinks you can’t get me, and you are ultimately in the “friendzone,” you most likely could get me. I love a sense of humour, artistic talent, and someone I can share my mind and ideas with. I also love a good leather jacket, Ray-Bans, and a “I don’t care about what anyone else thinks” attitude.
Let’s get a little bit vain, what’s the sexiest part of your body?
I hate complimenting myself, but most people would say my butt, or my technicoloured, hazel/green, crazy eyes. What do you guys think, Maxim (winks)?
We couldn’t agree more. What can we expect from you in 2015?
You can expect lots of big things! Like I mentioned before, there is a lot I cannot get into detail publicly at this time, but all I can say for now is to be on the lookout! Lots of things are in progress here, maybe even gracing the pages of an issue of Maxim SA someday. Well, hopefully, anyway!
Photography by J. Scott