Baby got back (and brains)!
Here at Foxy Asia Magazine, we pride ourselves on knowing what constitutes a genuine “sexy nerd.” After many long hours of careful scientific research, we’ve developed a highly complex method to determine whether a woman is actually a sexy nerd. First, we determine if she’s into nerd stuff (math, science, gaming, etc.). Second, we determine if she’s super hot. And… that’s pretty much it.
Take model Anna Xiao for example.
Sexy? Big check.
Boom! You got yourself a “sexy nerd.”
If you don’t know Anna, you will, because she’s becoming one of the hottest new models around. She took the admirable path of putting her education first though, achieving a Master’s degree in engineering from a prestigious university.
We’re happy to say that the Asian beauty has graduated now and has become more active in the modeling industry, shooting with Instagram’s finest photographers. We think you’ll agree, knowing Anna has the brains to back up her gorgeous looks somehow makes her just that much more attractive.
Hey Anna, welcome to Foxy Asia Magazine. How’s everything going?
Things are great. Thanks for having me.
We were hoping you could start off with telling us a little bit about yourself. What are some things your fans would be surprised to know about you?
I feel really lucky, you know. I’m passionate about so many things in life, modeling, travelling, singing and dancing, cooking and baking, yoga…and the list goes on forever. I’m just grateful that I’ve had the opportunity to experience all these fun things. I’m happy to be here to share my stories and inspiration with all of you.
Well one thing most people would be surprised to find out about me is that I have a Master’s degree in Engineering from Warwick University. And I’m a math nerd lol.
When people hear that for the first time they would be like ‘You went to Warwick? No way, how can anybody focus on engineering when you are in the room?’ Then once they get to know me, they realize I wasn’t kidding.
I wanna be someone to show all the young girls that you can be beautiful and intelligent at the same time. And you should always go after your dreams, no matter what they are, how difficult they seem or if people judge you.
So, you’re good at math…quick, what’s the square root of 69?
Easy. It would be somewhere in between 8 and 8.5 because 69 is in between 64 (8×8) and 72.25 (8.5 x 8.5). I would say…8.3!
You’re absolutely gorgeous. What is your ethnicity and where are you from?
I’m originally from China and I lived in Hong Kong for the last 7 years.
You’ve seen the world as a travel blogger. What would you say has been your greatest experience so far?
Luckily I have the opportunity to travel around the world and see different cultures, beautiful artwork and architecture, meet interesting people and try different cuisines.
I have been to more than 18 countries and 50 cities. I had so much fun and I can spend hours and hours sharing my travel stories. I started a travel blog last year on Sina.com (http://blog.sina.com.cn/annaaroundtheworld) where I share my trips with people in China. All my friends I grew up with love to read my blog and to see the world through my eyes. They always tell me how fascinating it is to see how big the world is and how different cultures can enrich your life. Especially my parents, they didn’t really like the fact at the beginning that their only kid was going to leave the country and explore the world on her own, but after reading my blog they became more understanding and supportive of my dreams. That experience itself is already very precious to me.
If I have to pick one trip that I had the most fun – I would say LA! It was love at first sight when I saw that gorgeous sunset, and when I was running by the beach, I felt so much joy and so free. Wanna watch the sunset with me? Check out my video here (https://instagram.com/p/BNL2idzgmpk/).
Now, can you tell us how you got into modeling? Was it something you always wanted to do?
I only started to do modelling 5 months ago. And people are always so shocked when they hear that, especially photographers. They are surprised by how well I perform and how professional I am. I guess my background and appreciation of the industry made it natural to be professional, and I’m learning and getting better every day. In my opinion, it doesn’t matter how long you’ve been doing something, it’s about how hard you try and how good you choose to become.
Modelling has always been my dream since I was a little kid. I even remember when I was only 6 years old, I would dress up my Barbie doll and arrange the set and photograph her. However I’ve spent most of my life doing what is supposed to be the right thing to do like crunching numbers, figuring out a math question, or getting a Master’s degree. Just last year I became a finalist of the Miss Asia contest and some photographers started to contact me after that, then I got into modelling.
I’m absolutely loving what I’m doing now and I’d love to do more. I also like singing and dancing, and I would love to try acting.
What would be the dream photo shoot and where?
My dream photo shoot? I’ve always wanted to go to the Bahamas and do a shoot on the pink beach with the cute piggies. Or anywhere that has nice beach and sunshine, like Bora Bora or Maldives. Of course working with a great photographer and team is also key.
What goes through your mind as you’re posing for a shoot?
I think about all the things that make me feel beautiful and sexy, it can be a place I’ve been or a favorite perfume scent, look into the camera lens and “make love” to it.
What about your style do you believe makes you most distinctive?
I think to be sexy and classy at the same time really makes a girl stand out. That’s definitely the style I’m going for. To be sexy is not just about showing skin or opening your legs in a photo shoot. It’s about embracing your feminism and feeling beautiful in your heart. I do believe that true fabulousness comes from within.
What is the wildest behind-the-scenes story you can share with us from on set?
I have so many, which one would you like to hear lol. Ok one time we were on set shooting nude, I had no idea the makeup artist was the photographer’s girlfriend until we chatted about it during the break. When I asked her how she felt when she watched her boyfriend shooting all these models nude, she was totally cool about it and said ‘we’ve both worked in the industry many years, we are used to it.’ There were actually 3 other people on set taking care of the lighting and filming behind the scenes videos. The point is if you want to become a model, you have to be really comfortable with your body.
I have no choice but to be nosey and ask you some dating questions. What qualities do you look for in a man? Describe your perfect guy.
What I look for in a man is being responsible, caring and ambitious. I don’t want a perfect guy because the flaws are also something that make them unique. I think when it comes to love, it’s all about appreciating each other the way they are and growing together.
Are you single or taken? If taken, how did you meet?
I’m single and I have been single since February, which is the longest time I have ever been. Because I wanna really take my time before I jump into another relationship that’s not gonna work. As girls we tend to do that just because it feels good when you have a boyfriend, so it’s like grabbing a life raft when you feel like drowning on your own. I think it’s really important to learn how to love yourself and finding who you are before you are able to love someone else. Of course I’d love to meet Mr. Right tomorrow, start a family and have kids! But meeting someone is not something I can control, so I will work hard on the things I can.
What is the smoothest way for a man to seduce a woman? Any tips for our readers?
Be sincere. Show her instead of tell her, do instead of say. To me words really are worth nothing, if you really want her show her how serious you are and be persistent, she will eventually be moved.
What’s the furthest a guy has ever gone to impress you?
When you think it can’t get better it always does. So I’m gonna leave that to the next guy ; )
In your opinion, what makes a man good in bed?
Show her how badly you want her and how crazy you are for her, good sex will come naturally.
Well Anna, thank you so much. Before we let you go, can you tell our readers where they can find you if they’d like to learn more?
Follow me on my Instagram: instagram.com/annaxiaoig
Or Facebook: facebook.com/anna.xiao.official
I’m also working on my website and I will start a travel blog in English soon.
If you’re not following Anna’s Instagram, your life is definitely less awesome than you think. The stunning model is the total package, and her Instagram celebrates her body from head to toe.
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