It's a Guy Thing

Eyes on the Prize!

with FHM United Kingdom February 2023 cover star Gabi Ashton / @gabi_ashton

Photography by Roxy Ryann / @roxyryannphotos

PR: LA Media Group / @la.mediagroup

Happy to have you on FHM! Any exciting projects or travels lined up this year? Thank you for having me! The upcoming months will be very busy for me. It’s a bit daunting actually. I’m not someone who believes being very busy equates to productivity or becoming more successful. I’ll be traveling and doing photoshoots all over the world — Paris, Italy, and Spain. In between those trips, I’ll be spending some time in Southeast Asia. 

What helps you find that work/life balance? I love my work, but I absolutely support laying in bed and doing nothing. Sometimes it’s totally necessary to have a reset. They say boredom sparks creativity; right? It’s true. I’m the most imaginative when I have downtime. I don’t subscribe to the “no days off” mentality. I don’t want to work myself into the ground. To be honest, I’m extremely ambitious and love working, so I tend to be pretty preoccupied with my projects. Life is wonderful because I love my job, but I always find time to relax.

What would your ultimate dream date be? I would love to jet off to the Maldives, or somewhere in the Mediterranean Sea. I’m fantasizing about a warm and sunny vacation only because I was just in the snow haha! I imagine my date and I relaxing in a bungalow over the water, sunbathing, laughing, and having romantic meals together — minimal clothing required of course. I’ll be galivanting around in my bikini most of the time. I love romantic getaways! 

What are you looking for in a potential partner? I love a gentleman who wants to provide and take care of his partner. I have high standards for myself, and I expect anyone I date to meet certain standards when it comes to how they treat me. Life is better when I’m being surprised with gifts and luxury vacations. I feel the most feminine when I feel safe and cared for. Building a strong emotional connection and getting to know someone is beautiful. When you feel connected and comfortable with someone, the physical connection is so much better. I also would want to be around someone with a good sense of humor. I love making my partner laugh! Studies have shown that being silly actually makes you smarter, and it reduces stress. 

What’s your favorite thing about traveling and working as a model? I get to meet people from all over the world and connect with people I would have never had the chance to meet if I worked at a desk all day. I get to be creative, have fun, and travel the world doing things I enjoy. 

Who inspires you the most? I really look up to other models in the industry that are having major wins. I love seeing other women succeed in their careers. I think if they can achieve something great, so can I. For me, I see a win for one as a win for all. There’s plenty of success to go around. 

What makes you the ultimate partner to have? I effortlessly keep things exciting and stimulating. I’m supportive of their goals. I don’t pass judgment and I create space for my partner to be themselves. I’m very attentive, affectionate, and loving when I’m with someone I care about. 

What are some of your travel tips? Google is your friend. Research as much as you can — at least for the basic logistics of getting around. I don’t typically plan things for every day actually, and the less I feel like a tourist, the better. Consider getting a personal travel guide if you can. Travel alone if you can. Things might not go as planned, and that’s okay. Most importantly — enjoy the moment and have fun. 

Where can our readers catch up with you and stay updated with your work? Follow me on social media. Twitter: @GabiAshton or Instagram: @gabi_ashton.