It's a Guy Thing

Shayra Medal Free-spirited Beauty 

with FHM United Kingdom April 2024 cover star Shayra Medal

Photographer Luis Gomez /

Fashion Designer Ema Savahl

Were you excited to shoot for FHM?  I am beyond thrilled and exhilarated to have the incredible opportunity of being featured in FHM magazine. It’s a dream come true to be recognized and celebrated by such a prestigious publication. The thought of seeing myself in the pages of FHM fills me with indescribable excitement and joy. I can’t wait to share this amazing experience with my friends, family, and fans, and to see where this incredible journey takes me next.

Tell us something surprising about you. I am bursting with excitement to share that I am not only a black belt in Taekwondo, but I have also achieved my major in biology and chemistry! It feels like I’ve unlocked the ultimate level of achievement in both physical and academic realms. The discipline, dedication, and hard work it took to earn my black belt in Taekwondo fills me with immense pride. To top it off, my passion for science led me to pursue a major in biology and chemistry, where I’ve delved into the fascinating complexities of life and the wonders of the natural world. I am truly grateful for the opportunities that have allowed me to excel in both of these incredible fields.

Describe yourself in one sentence.  I am a free-spirited, optimistic, and caring soul.

What are some of your hobbies? My hobbies are Karate, spending time with family, painting, and working out

What Is your biggest turn-on? Chivalry and charm in a man are like the perfect blend of strength and grace. It’s the way he holds the door open, pulls out a chair, or offers his hand to help you. It’s the twinkle in his eye, the genuine compliments, and the way he makes you feel like the most important person in the room. It’s the subtle gestures that show respect, kindness, and attentiveness. It’s a magnetic quality that draws you in, igniting a spark of attraction and making you feel cherished and valued. Chivalry and charm in a man are a turn-on because they embody a timeless elegance that makes you feel like a queen in his presence.

What turns you off the most?  A turn-off to me is both a negative mindset and a man who doesn’t have any manners. a man devoid of an optimistic mindset and manners becomes a repellent force, missing out on the chance to inspire, uplift, and forge meaningful relationships. Which is the antagonist of who I am. 

Describe to us your perfect date. Experience the epitome of romance on a perfect date that combines the thrill of travel, the indulgence of fine dining, and the excitement of a fun-filled activity. Set off on a whirlwind adventure to a breathtaking destination, where you’ll uncover hidden treasures and create lifelong memories. Indulge your taste buds at a luxurious restaurant, where every bite is a symphony of flavors that will leave you craving more. Finally, let your inner child run wild as you engage in a thrilling activity that will have you laughing, bonding, and experiencing pure joy together. This perfect date is an extraordinary blend of adventure, culinary delights, and unforgettable moments, ensuring a love story that will be told for ages.

What would you consider to be your biggest challenge as a model so far? As a model, my biggest challenge is continuously adapting to fit the diverse criteria set by different brands. However, I refuse to let this ever dampen my spirit or shake my confidence. Instead, I embrace the opportunity to showcase my versatility and embrace the beauty in every unique requirement. With unwavering determination, I transform myself into the embodiment of each brand’s vision, effortlessly embodying their message and captivating their audience. Through this journey, I have learned that true confidence lies not in conforming to expectations, but in embracing and celebrating the beauty of individuality. My resilience and unwavering self-belief empower me to conquer any challenge that comes my way, ensuring that I thrive in this dynamic and ever-evolving industry.

Any last words you would like to share with the readers?  Being featured in FHM magazine is an incredible honor, one that fills me with immense gratitude and appreciation. It is a platform that not only allows me to showcase my career and talents but also provides an opportunity to inspire others and connect with new fans. The exposure and recognition from FHM magazine propel my career to new heights, opening doors to exciting opportunities and collaborations. Moreover, being a part of such a prestigious publication pushes me to continuously grow as a person in the field that I am deeply passionate about. It is a journey of self-discovery, self-expression, and personal growth. I am truly grateful for the incredible support and recognition FHM magazine has provided me, and I am excited to continue inspiring and captivating others with my journey ahead.