It's a Guy Thing

Our Dream Girl

Vanessa Guimoye

Tell us about a bit about yourself? From a young age, I always knew what I wanted to be when I grew up. Modeling has always been my passion. I started in the industry in Peru where I was born and continued when I moved to Florida in my early teens. I have done magazines, music videos, runways, tv hosting, and have won several beauty pageants including Ms. International World. I have had the opportunity to walk the runway in Seoul, South Korea for fashion week and have represented brands and companies all over the world. I am always looking for the next challenge in my career and for new opportunities.

What was your initial reaction when you were chosen to shoot for FHM? I felt excited and honored. I’v always wanted to shoot for FHM. It was a dream come true. I used to read the magazine when I was younger and I always wanted to be one of the beautiful women featured in the magazine.

How do you prepare for a shoot? I am always myself on a shoot. You have to relax and let who you are come through in the photos. I eat healthy, exercise, and I always show up on time, ready and prepared.

Describe your perfect man: A perfect man to me is the one that is intelligent, attractive, makes me laugh, makes me a priority, and has positive things going on in his life. Family must be important to him as well. 

What is your ideal date? Honestly, my idea of a perfect date is going to have a nice private dinner where I can have a good conversation and get to know the person better.

What do you do for fun? What I like to do for fun is biking, working out, or boating. I love to watch good movies and attend live performances of all kinds. My absolute favorite thing to do is to travel, learn about new cultures, and make new friends.

Tell us a bit about your most embarrassing moment? While I was doing a beauty pageant I got very nervous and started rambling. I went on and on and what I said did not make sense. It was very embarrassing but it taught me to calm down and focus.

What would you say is the most difficult part about being a model? The most difficult part of being a model is that you have to travel most of the time and be away from your family. It is also the most exciting part of this career because you get to meet so many people and see beautiful new places.

What are you most looking forward to doing this year? I’m definitely looking forward to my trip to Macchu Picchu. I am from Peru but I have never had the chance to go. I want to see all the wonders of the world.

Lastly, what is your life motto, or a quote that means a lot to you? All of our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.

Be sure to follow all of Vanessa’s exciting adventures on Instagram @vanessaguimoye

Photography by Yosbel V Amor