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"The most stupid compliment I ever received...? "You are beautiful". All women are beautiful, so be original... we hear this all the time... and models do even more!".
BY ALESSIO CRISTIANINI
Well, this means I will not introduce Mayte Caimi, our new cover model, saying that she is beautiful. She is, but I cannot say it (read above). I would not want Mayte to take it the wrong way... ;-)
Mayte is originally from Argentina, but she currently calls Mexico City her home. This is where she has been living for the last couple of years, and where she will go back when her year of modeling around Asia will be over. So far Mayte has been living and working as a model in Singapore, Shanghai, Bangkok. Next stop... nobody knows.
Despite her young age, Mayte is a really smart person, and maybe smart is not even enough to define her sharp mind and original personality. We spent a very pleasant and - photographically speaking - fruitful morning on the set working on this cover model feature. Talking, talking, talking... and exchanging ideas and views about life. And more.
Mayte was just back from a trip to Bali, where she did a video for a TV commercial, and in Bali she found and bought the red "spiky" helmet you see in some of the pictures (a very good idea). Keep reading her interview, and have a look at her picture gallery. Ladies and gentlemen... our cover model is the beautiful (there, I said it...) Mayte Caimi. ;-) - Alessio
Three words to describe yourself
Love - Courage - Curiosity.
Your best quality is...
I am a very passionate person
A bad aspect of your personality?
I am messy... untidy... ;-)
Learn, Teach, Dance
Your favourite music
Punk rock - Indie pop and Jazz.
The craziest thing you've done in your life
The craziest thing I did and still do is to try to live my life challenging cultural preconceptions and rules about how we should do every single thing in our lives...
And the most embarrassing moment of your life?
I enjoy ridiculousness... I am shameless! But the closest feeling to feeling ashamed could show up if I happened to pronounce or write some word in the wrong way...
What attracts you in a man?
For every man I have known I felt attracted by really different aspects, for each one of them. I wouldn't mind if he had long hair and looked like Kurt Cobain anyway... ;-)
What do you do when you see a guy you like, how do you let him know you like him?
Body language talks for me ;)
The most stupid compliment you ever received...?
"You are beautiful". All women are beautiful, so be original... we hear this all the time... and models do even more!
What do you like the most in your body?
My skin and my eyes
Flat shoes or high heels?
Flip flops! Sexiness and elegance are not in the shoes
Cotton underwear or lace lingerie?
Both. It depends on my mood and on the occasion.
How important is sex in your life?
So much! Is one of my favorite ways to show the world I love myself and everything around me. I would rather have a couple, to have sex, than have sex... to have a couple!
Alessio Cristianini for ADVERSUS