From the amazing landscapes to the stunning women, there’s so much to love when it comes to New Zealand. But there’s nothing from New Zealand we love more than our own sexy Kiwi, Carey Lee. Read our exclusive interview and let this Kiwi beauty show you that New Zealand is not all Hobbits and Orcs – they also have FOXES!
Photographer: Angel Riley
What is your ethnicity and where do you live?
I’m a Malaysian model born & raised in Auckland, New Zealand.
What do you love most about New Zealand?
I love that wherever I go, New Zealand will always be home to me.
If someone was visiting New Zealand for the first time, what is something they must do or try before they leave?
New Zealand has the best pies, I swear! (haha) You have to get one from a bakery though, not supermarket or any commercial chain stores. Apart from that, we have so many beautiful coastal beaches and pretty waterfalls. No matter which city you visit, you’ll always find somewhere to explore.
What body part do you get complemented on the most?
I would say my smile… (umm) Actually, my booty gets a lot of attention (haha).
What is your craziest drunk story?
I don’t drink often, but once I was out clubbing and got scouted for a feature role in a music video… It was being filmed the next morning! I partied the night away, and went to the shoot with only 1-2 hours sleep… Was exhausted, but such a crazy cool spontaneous experience!
When do you feel most sexy?
I feel sexiest when I feel the most confident. Anything from rocking a photo-shoot, to listening to my favorite music, dressing up for an event, being complimented, or even fresh out of a shower after a killer workout…I don’t think we should ever apologize for feeling sexy.
How long have you been modeling and how did you get started?
I’ve dreamed of being a model since I was 13 years old! I decided to turn that dream into a reality 2 years ago… At that time, I realized that a life lived with fear is a life half-lived and refused to be a prisoner to other people’s opinions of me. I took the opportunity to work with an incredible international photographer, and everything just kicked off from there.
What do you like most about being a model?
I love the creativity as well as meeting and vibing with like-minded individuals. Seeing the final product is always so rewarding knowing how hard I worked for the result… I think that would be the best part. Travelling is a plus too!
What’s your favorite place you ever did a shoot?
My favorite location to date was a beautiful estuary by a place I used to live. It’s my favorite because of the turning point in my life at the time… And I got to share the moment with my beautiful son and my favorite photographer and good friend Leila Ann.
What’s the worst thing you had happen to you during a shoot?
I once had a middle aged woman verbally abuse me at the beach… What’s worse is that her children were around to experience her swearing and yelling. Thankfully it was already 10.30pm and the last look of the shoot.
Do you do anything special to prepare for a shoot?
I like to listen to rap, R&B or trap music to hype myself up for a shoot.
How has modelling changed your life?
Modelling has changed my life dramatically. I feel like I have grown so much as a person and have met some people who continue to inspire me to this day.
Are you single or taken?
Is it more important for a guy to be good in bed or good at conversation?
You know what… I ultimately think both are important but I wouldn’t be able to be intimate with someone without connecting with them on an emotional level first. I love a guy who can keep me on my toes by holding a great conversation.
What is the #1 thing that puts you in the mood?
A good kisser.
What’s your method of flirting?
(haha) Oh gosh… (umm) You know what? I’ve never really thought about my “method of flirting”. I think guys love a confident girl as much as they love feeling confident… So I would definitely drop a compliment or two. Hey, if he’s made an effort then credit should be given where credit is due… Right?!
What’s the best way for a guy to get your attention?
Just say hi! Don’t be shy, I don’t bite… Unless you want me to! (haha)
What’s the worst pick-up line you’ve heard?
…You won’t believe the amount of times I’ve been asked if my head hurts falling from heaven (haha). But you know what…the worst ones are the cringy, rude comments. Or dick pics from strangers! DON’T do it guys!
What’s your craziest sexual experience?
Wouldn’t you like to know… 😉
What is the most embarrassing thing to have happened to you on a date?
I once went to dinner with a friend and it was great until at the end when he insisted on paying and started touching me on my back on our way out of the door. I guess it was embarrassing for me as I never realized it was a date… I felt terrible! I later confronted him about it and had to admit that we would only ever be friends. Great guy though! But I only saw him as a friend.
What’s the most exciting thing you’re working on right now?
I’ve got something brewing as we speak! I can’t say too much yet, but right now I’ve been travelling between Australia and New Zealand… Australia will see more of me really soon – I promise you’ll be the first to know!
Learn more about your favorite Asian models in our Model Interviews. We have lots more to come in the weeks ahead. Stay tuned!
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