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Lilly Mattingly

Lilly Mattingly was born and raised in Louisville Kentucky and has just recently started her modeling career. Here, we get to find out just what she’s all about!

Tell us a bit about yourself? I’ve lived in Louisville Kentucky for 19 years now and am starting college this fall at UK. I’ve always been a kind of shy person and I feel like modeling has helped me come out of my shell recently and given me the courage to show off my huge personality that those close to me know well.

What was your initial reaction when you were chosen to shoot for FHM? My initial reaction when I heard that I was chosen to shoot for FHM was shock and excitement, I couldn’t believe that I was actually going to be in a magazine!

How do you prepare for a shoot? I prepare for a shoot by trying to eat extra healthy and hitting the gym a little harder when I know I have a shoot coming up soon.

Can you describe your perfect man? The perfect man to me is someone who’s supportive of what I do, has compassion for those around him, is trusting, and comfortable in his own skin.

What is your ideal date? My ideal date is the typical cheesy romantic candlelit dinner at a nice restaurant or the two of us cooking dinner at home together then watching movies all night long.

What do you do for fun? What I do for fun is spending quality time with the people in my life that I care about which can range from going out on the weekends with my girlfriends or binge-watching tv shows and movies in the basement with my boyfriend and dogs. 

Tell us a bit about your most embarrassing moment? One of my most embarrassing moments is when I started my first waitress job and I was still pretty nervous. I was walking dishes to the back of the kitchen and slipped in a big puddle of gross dishwater in front of everyone and my legs flew up into the air causing me to land completely on my side in front of all my new co-workers.

What would you say is the most difficult part about being a model? I think the most difficult part about being a model is comparing yourself to other models… the modeling industry is extremely competitive and it takes discipline and confidence in order to succeed in it.

What are you most looking forward to doing this year? What I’m looking forward to most this year is seeing where life takes me as I start a new chapter in it. This year is going to have a lot of major changes for me such as seeing where my modeling career takes me along with the transition into college.

Lastly, what is your life motto or a quote that means a lot to you? A quote that means a lot to me is “Here’s to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.” This quote is meaningful to me because I’ve always been very close with my mom, we’ve been there for each other through many tough times, and I’ve always looked up to her as the strong, caring, loving, and supportive woman that I hope to be someday.

Want to see more of Lilly? Then follow her journey on Instagram @lillyamattingly 

Photography by Kevin Talley

MUA Alexis Blake Talley – @AlexisBlakeHmua