Fresh off her recent Playboy photo shoot, Larissa Bartolo’s presence is growing by the minute. She’s quickly gaining attention all over the world, especially the USA (where she will make a few trips in 2015). It’s easy to see why Larissa is a successful model. She’s beautiful, driven, and willing to put in the work to make herself stand out in the modeling industry. Earlier this year, I interviewed Larissa–and it was an absolute pleasure. Some things are better the second time around, and Larissa proves that to be undeniably true.
Recently, you had a photo shoot with Playboy. How did that go and what was your experience like?
Larissa Bartolo: Playboy has always been my dream, and it was everything I imagined and more! Shooting in the beautiful and exotic location of Bali with one of the most talented photographers in Australia, Cassandra Keyes, to live out my dream of becoming a Playboy model; what more could one ask for, ha ha!
Now that you’ve done Playboy, what’s next for you?
Larissa Bartolo: I will continue to work for Playboy now that I am part of the Playboy family, and that’s something I am really excited about. Although I do have a lot of international plans in place at the moment, and you might even see me on your television screens too!
I think that I speak for a lot of people on this: when are you coming to America?
Larissa Bartolo: I will be in the USA very soon! There are a few trips planned for 2015 already, so expect to be seeing a lot more of me!
Since I last talked to you, have you encountered any hardships? If so, how did you overcome them?
Larissa Bartolo: Traveling a lot is very draining; it’s quite hard to maintain a healthy lifestyle when your routine is all over the place, and in this job you need to look your best at all times, so I have been trying to get a lot of rest and relaxation since being back here on sunny Queensland, Australia before the next venture takes place shortly! Other than that, I’ve been taking every day as it comes and enjoying the ride I call life!
How have you grown mentally and physically this year?
Larissa Bartolo: I think I have done more mental and physical growing this year than ever before; I have been placed into many challenging situations, and faced with many decisions without the help of friends and family being close by. So I have definitely grown as a person, but it’s been beneficial as it’s allowed me to really dig deep into my own thoughts and dreams; and create a path, which I am satisfied with.
What are you currently interested in besides modeling?
Larissa Barolo: I am still very into my extreme sports, although I don’t get much time to do them at the moment! Free diving, motor cross, and scuba diving are some of my favorite hobbies. I have recently begun mediation and yoga, which has been very mentally stimulating for me, and to flip to another extreme– I’ve been training in boxing!
Is there anything specifically that you would like to achieve before this year ends?
Larissa Bartolo: I stopped setting specific goals for myself a long time ago, as my life is very fast-paced and I never know where I’m going to end up. My biggest achievement and one I continue to live by–is just letting life be what it wants to be and trusting in myself that it will go in the direction I want it to. It has been working a charm, and I couldn’t be happier at the moment.
What have you learned the most since you started modeling?
Larissa Bartolo: I’ve learned a lot about myself as a person, people around me (some new people have come into my life and some life-long friends have dropped off). I’ve learned things about the world that I could have only dreamed and for that, I’m very fortunate. But these are all things that one can learn in any situation in life–it just tends to be a little more obvious in this industry, ha ha!
What can people expect to see from you in the future?
Larissa Bartolo: A lot! I am on an amazing roll and loving every minute of it at the moment, so expect to see a lot more of me! My video work and TV work has started to increase so get ready to find out a lot more about “the real me.”
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