TAKE A SWIPE
Dating apps all seem to be based on looks alone—you swipe right or left depending on whether you like someone’s appearance. But you’d better have good lines in your Tinder profile if I’m going to swipe right. You have to catch my attention with something.
When I found out I was shooting for Playboy, I was home in Chicago, visiting my family. I ran downstairs and told my dad first. You’d think that would be weird, but he’s a photographer, so we were both like, “Hell, yeah!” He always joked that he would support me even if I posed for playboy on the top of the Empire State Building.
LIKE A SURGEON
I was actually interested in becoming a plastic surgeon. I wanted to make people feel good about themselves. I’m happy I didn’t pursue that, because it’s a hell of a lot of school. But blood doesn’t bother me; it fascinates me. The human body presents so many unanswerable questions!
Your body is your body. I’m Lithuanian American, and in my family you would never be ashamed of your body. It has never really been an issue. Like, what is nudity? Is there much difference between a man’s body and a woman’s body? No. Embrace it as you want.
I love to look up random facts and then quote them out of the blue to my friends. They’ll be like, “How did you know that?” I love knowing weird little details, like the fact that a flamingo can swallow only if its head is upside down. Or that a cloud can weigh more than a million pounds.
WHERE TO NEXT?
Thailand is definitely on my radar. I also want to go to an exotic petting zoo and hold a monkey—that’s at the top of my list. I need to have a monkey in my life. I also want to swing through the forest on a zip line. But I’m down for anything. I just want to see where life takes me.
WHAT I LOOK FOR IN A GUY
Looks aren’t that important. I have a track record of dating nerdy guys; being a little nerdy is hot, even if you look like a nerd. I don’t mind glasses—I don’t mind any of that. Personality is number one. If you don’t know what you’re talking about and can’t hold a conversation, there’s no way I’ll be into you.