It's a Guy Thing

Daring Jacqueline Dimperio

with FHM Canada March 2024 cover star Jacqueline Dimperio / @jacqueline.dimperio

Photographer Arthur St. John / @arthurstjohn

Tell us about the moment you found out you would be featured in the magazine. What was your initial reaction? When I found out I would be featured in FHM magazine, I was extremely excited! Modeling has been a huge passion of mine and it’s something that I’ve done off and on throughout my life.

Can you share your favorite shot or spread from the magazine and why it holds special significance for you? The cover photo holds a special significance to me because this is my first time being on the cover of a magazine.

When you’re not working, what helps you decompress and relax? My favorite ways to relax and decompress are Epsom salt baths, listening to music, beach days, and once in a while I’ll have a glass of wine.

What’s the strangest fan encounter you’ve ever had? I haven’t had a strange fan encounter yet – I consider myself lucky.

What’s the best “wardrobe malfunction” story that you can now laugh about? I was walking on the red carpet a few months ago and my dress kept falling down in all the wrong places. Thankfully, the photographers let me walk the carpet twice to retake my photos. At the time I was really embarrassed, but now I can laugh about it.

What are some of your biggest dreams you hope to achieve? My goal is to complete my book which would share my health battle with Lyme Disease. I’ve struggled with Lyme for 10+ years while not knowing if I’d fully recover. I was bedridden for several years off and on, which forced me to put aside most of my dreams, including modeling. Another reason why I’m happy to be a part of FHM is because I thought I would never model again. Modeling is important to me because it’s a way I can express myself artistically. A goal of mine is to use my social media platform to spread awareness about Lyme Disease because it is often misdiagnosed and people spend years looking for answers and proper treatment. Although I have had a few health challenges over the past few years, I have overcome a lot and can finally start living my life to its fullest.

What’s the weirdest beauty tip or trick you’ve picked up? Drinking lemon water helps with my skin. I try to drink a glass every morning to detox and maintain a healthy glow.

If you were stranded on a deserted island with only one accessory, what would it be? Probably an Apple watch. I would still feel connected to family and friends this way. Hopefully, I’ll be able to charge it lol.

What’s your go-to guilty pleasure snack? Cheesecake – I’m always craving sweets.

What is the absolute worst thing a man can do to completely put you off? Being dishonest and not sticking to their word. For me, actions always speak louder than words.

What advice would you give to aspiring models? Be yourself and do not feel pressured to look or act a certain way. Being unique will get you further in your career and passions.

Thanks for taking the time to speak to us, do you have any last words for our readers? When life throws you curveballs, keep going. Stay focused on your goals and work hard to make them happen.