The January 2013 spotlight interview is with the incredibly sexy Venezuelan model and fitness superstar Michelle Lewin. You’ve seen her on the cover of Playboy Magazine, among others! Find out about her modeling experiences, the worst pick-up line ever used on her, why men are afraid of her at the gym, and more as Citynet Magazine proudly presents Michelle Lewin. Enjoy!
What’s your family background?
I am born and raised in the city of Maracay in Venezuela by my mother. My parents had me when they were 17 and my dad left when I was only one, so I had a tough childhood, no doubt.
Where do you live now?
I have just arrived in South Beach Miami and planning to stay for a couple of months.
How did you get into modeling?
It wasn’t really anything I had planned. I was working in public relations at a clinic and wanted to change, so I educated me to be an airline stewardess. But before I got into that career, a photographer insisted that I come to a beach party to take some test shots. I agreed and a couple of months later those shots ended up on the cover of one of the biggest magazines in Venezuela!
How did you get into Playboy?
Playboy had hunted me for over two years, but since I didn’t like their photographers, I kept saying no.
What could convince you to pose nude?
Posing nude wasn’t my thing but if they were going to give me the cover I would consider it.
What made you change your mind?
I wanted to feel proud about it, not ashamed. I wanted it to be something I can show my grandchildren in the future. So I agreed on one condition: that it was my production. That I could choose photographer, location, make-up, what to wear… and so we did. And the results were awesome!
When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be Miss Venezuela.That’s every girl’s dream in Venezuela. It’s huge over there.
Aside from the cover of Playboy Magazine (Venezuela), what are some of the magazine covers you’ve graced? Quite a few! M! Magazine in Denmark, GlamJam in Canada, DSS in Spain. In the US, I have been on the cover of Nine5Four, Miami Life, Bully Girl, Flava Girl, Radikal, FemmeXposure… yep, I think that’s it (for now).
Your curves are every man’s dream! How do you keep yourself looking so good?
It’s hard work. Gym 5 to 10 times per week and a strict diet. It’s not a holiday, not a all.
Do people underestimate how good you are because you’re so hot?
No, most people treat me with respect. Sometimes I get stupid messages and stuff like that, but never face to face.
How long can you stay away from your cell phone without going crazy?
Around 45 minutes. I’m sorry to say, I’m one of those!
What do you think is your sexiest body part?
I think my face. It has always been my biggest asset. I can look sweet and innocent when I want, but I can also be very seductive on THOSE occasions.
Are you more of a guy’s girl or a girl’s girl?
I’m a girl’s girl. Except in the gym. There I’m just an animal!
Give us a fun fact about you.
No guys in the gym ever want to use the leg press after me. I need 650lbs and there aren’t many men who can work out with that weight.
Worst pick-up line used on you?
Here’s the keys, my Ferrari’s around the corner. That´s just so… ahhhh!!! I just wanna smack him. Who cares about your money or your car?
Describe your ideal date.
My ideal man is dark, slightly tanned, mature and well built without being a freak. He has to be funny and use less time than me in the bathroom. I don’t need someone to take me to the most expensive place. I don’t care about those things. I like innovation and intelligence. Be smart. Let’s eat something simple but good, and let’s laugh as much as we can.
What’s the most common question that people ask you?
Can I take a photo of your legs. I’m not kidding.
Give a shout out to your fans…
Hey, don’t be shy! If you see me on the street, say “Hi Michelle, I saw you in Citynet Magazine. You owe me a hug!” My fans are so shy. They, like, run when they see me.
Any noteworthy upcoming projects?
I’m going to compete soon in Body Fitness or Figure, so keep your eyes open!
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
With my own, very successful company, 30 fitness competition first place wins and 30 covers. And my own talkshow of course!
Great! Good luck with that. And where can we see more of you?
Well, I try to update my twitter as much as possible, and it´s @Michelle_Lewin Then I have facebook of course, you are always welcome to pass by to see what going on. It´s facebook.com/FitnessMichelle