It's a Guy Thing

The Girl with the Hour-glass Figure

with Jasmin Shojai 

Photography by Robert D. Cobb

Happy to have you featured on FHM! Tell us, what are some of the things you did to prepare for this shoot? This incredible photoshoot was produced in Los Angeles, California. We prepared a lot for this. Robert, the photographer, communicated with my team and me leading up to the photoshoot. It was an honor to finally work together and create amazing images. I wore some of my sexiest lingerie – I am a huge fan of leopard print designs.

You’ve got an amazing figure and beauty about you, we’re keen to know what you would say is your favorite physical feature about yourself and why? Aww, thank you! I definitely put a lot of care into my fitness routine and my skin as well. I believe in good quality skincare, it is important to have a fresh face, and glowing skin, as much as a fit figure. My favorite feature will have to be my legs, I have been working out and dieting which has kept my legs toned and slim.

Being a glamorous model must have its perks, what are some of your most memorable experiences in your career?  My most memorable experiences have been posing for Playboy (especially my past three covers) and traveling around North America. I have to say I’ve met some incredible people and attended amazing events. I had the opportunity to work with a lot of high-end industry professionals throughout Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Seattle and Toronto. I definitely have enjoyed my travels as a professional model. Some of the other perks I have enjoyed are the times where I have been interviewed on radio stations – it’s great to speak with people who are so interested in your journey. Being able to voice my experiences and have an audience listen to that is pretty cool

What would you say sets you apart? Definitely my skills, determination and passion for what I do. I believe those qualities have helped me gain a lot of opportunities and have progressed me to where I am in my career. 

I also have a ‘diverse’ background, I am half German and half Persian – the way I was raised I suppose was very unique. I was always taught to perform my very best and reach for success in the fields that matter most to me. Having a mixed ethnicity has definitely given me a ‘unique’ and exotic appearance too, which I believe strongly ‘stands out’.

On the topic of men, what were the complete best, and worst first impressions you’ve got on a first date? It’s funny because I tend to block out any bad memories of dates. 

The best date I went on once, was a first date. And it was very fancy and romantic. I wasn’t sure what to expect, so I suppose that’s what impressed me in the end – it was better than I thought it would be. The man was very charming and a gentleman. He pulled out the chair for me, made me feel very special. I remember having a wonderful conversation for hours in a restaurant whilst eating a beautiful 5-course dinner. He got me flowers on the day which was very nice.

My worst dates would have to be times where the guy was very awkward and not much of a gentleman at all – this would happen during the days I tried dating apps. I never tried those again after a few times. I believe you can meet more ‘authentic’ men in other scenarios and places 

What would you say is the most surprising thing about you that not many people know? I am very much into business and finance. I am also a nerd when it comes to mathematics. I don’t post about it as often as I could. So many fans will often be surprised when they hear that. I am currently studying Business and Investment Banking on the side of my career in modeling and acting .

If you had to choose, would you say money and wealth determines success, or is it one’s personal achievements and happiness? Well, I would say ultimately all of the above qualities determine success. In saying that I believe that money alone does not fulfill or make a person happy. You need to be able to do what you love and enjoy every experience. And that to me is the ultimate happiness. That to me is probably the biggest part of success.

On a more personal level and in an ideal world, where do you see yourself in five or ten years; time in terms of family life, career, or both? In terms of career, I definitely see myself as an accomplished actress. With the right steps and persistence, I am working towards being a professional actress in film and TV. My dream is to definitely become an A-list actress one day. I am also aiming to progress more as a model. I am excited about the future opportunities that are ahead – I would love to pose for more magazines. To be on the cover of FHM would be an incredible honor, I will also say. On the side of my career, I would like to have a family and settle down with a man I truly love. 

2020 has been a challenging year for us all. what advice would you give to other models or aspiring models out there in light of all the challenges faced? I think it’s very important to have a positive but also smart mindset. In light of what’s been happening, it’s definitely made circumstances more ‘challenging’. Businesses have been affected and that’s where it gets hard. For models just starting out, there are still opportunities to get started; that is, get the right training or classes to become a model. For everyone in the creative industry, it has been challenging but I have personally seen a lot of people stay focused, and persist with projects. So I encourage models and other industry professionals to stay optimistic and to search for opportunities that are out there. Even networking and events are good places to start. Having a good list of contacts for the near future is always beneficial 

Any final words to our readers on what to expect from you this upcoming year? Stay tuned for a number of phenomenal projects coming in the new year. I will also be planning my international travels and look forward to networking with industry professionals overseas. There will be a lot of opportunities next year. I am also progressing as an actress; fans can expect to see more film and radio show appearances in the new year, and beyond.