Meet our #FrankiesGirl of the Month Paige Watkins. A Floridian, self proclaimed beach bum, and model. The blonde hair blue eyed beauty who was discovered at a taco stand is a regular at Miami Swim week and was recently featured in GQ. Get to know Frankies Girl of the Month, Paige and read our exclusive interview below.
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Location: Los Angeles, CA
Where did you grow up?
Windermere Florida. Small town outside of Orlando. Famous for Tiger Woods and his bad behavior.
What’s something most people don’t know about you?
When I was younger we would go airboating and catch baby gators with our bare hands (it’s a Florida thing). Makes sense why I then became a University of Florida Gator.
What are your beach essentials?
A Frankies Bikini, sunnies and a good book.
Do you have a favorite Frankies Bikini?
The new Stella set – The fit is incredible.
What are your new year resolutions?
Be the best version of myself. Live a healthier lifestyle. Try to be stress free. Learn how to meditate.
What are some New Year's resolutions that you have broken quickly?
Stop bossing my little sisters around.
If your life could be any movie, which would it be?
Lara Croft – I would like to think I could kick some ass given the chance.
How would you describe your style?
Tomboy meets fashionista and everything in between. It is all about dressing for your mood and taking fun fashion risks.
What are your beauty secrets?
Less is always more! Wash your face before bed every night! But I do love trying new beauty tricks... Like salt spray & texture spray to dirty hair makes it perfect. And rose gold on everything.
What’s next on your bucket list?
Sip red wine in Tuscany, Make it to the top of the Eiffel Tower, Snorkel in the Great Barrier Reef, Ski the Swiss Alps, Stay in one of those bungalows surrounded by water in Tahiti.
What would be your career if you weren’t a model?
I would want to do something in medicine. My youngest sister was sick, and the time I spent in the hospital made helping sick children a passion of mine
What sparked your interest in modeling?
To be honest I never really thought about it until an agent found me when I was younger. I loved how expressive the creative process was. I enjoy working with artistic people and seeing beautiful places. That’s why I decided to make a career out of it.
What was the weirdest or funniest thing that ever happening while on a modeling gig?
One year I was at Swim Week and there was a hurricane coming which means drenching rain. I had to run from one show to another in the rain and in the rush forgot to put my t-shirt on under my overalls. I ran into the next show dripping wet and holding my boobs… right as they were doing a press circuit. Talk about embarrassing.
Who is your celebrity crush?
Jax Teller from Sons of Anarchy… There is just something about a bad boy.
Any hidden talents?
I can pick up just about anything with my toes.
Do you have any beach bod tips for getting in amazing shape?
I love mixing up my workout routine. Boxing, Pilates and Hot Yoga are my favorites. Also nothing makes a beach bod look better than a golden tan
What TV show is your guilty pleasure?
I don’t watch much TV but when I do it’s always binge-worthy. My most recent obsession is Stranger Things. Eleven is my girl crush.
What’s your favorite place to wear your Frankies?
Somewhere remote and tropical with my best friends
Favorite spots to hang out in LA and why?
The lifeguards stand under the Montana stairs by my house in Santa Monica. Most of the year there are hardly any people around and I can go there to relax, clear my head and enjoy the view. Also if I’m feeling frisky I shamelessly love the Santa Monica Pier rides. I laugh like a 6-year-old girl and don’t leave until I feel like I could puke.
What’s your favorite way to spend a Saturday?
Wake up to some puppy snuggles. Then spend the day by the beach. Maybe a nice bike ride to grab brunch (my favorite meal)
What is the best advice anyone has ever given you?
Trust that everything happens for a reason – My Papa.
What's next for you?
Heading to South America to shoot a new campaign next week and it's summertime there - CANT WAIT!
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Photos: Clint Padilla