Behind-the-Scenes with Playmate Allie Silva

To succeed in modeling, you have to be smart and independent. At the drop of a hat you can be sent to a new city with a public transit system or an airport that’s totally unfamiliar to you. You have to be able to take care of yourself and navigate foreign places. I’ve been to some of the most beautiful and romantic locations but had to explore—and hang out in gorgeous hotel rooms—all by myself.

Despite what my Instagram may look like, I’m actually a quiet and somewhat introverted person. I enjoy visiting my family in Connecticut and going to the grocery store with my mom. I like watching SportsCenter with my dad, making pancakes with my nephew and fishing in the woods with my two older brothers. With my #GrandmaLife, maybe it’s better that my social media accounts are a little misleading!

Prince Eric from The Little Mermaid was my first “celebrity” crush. I can’t stop singing Justin’s Bieber’s “Love Yourself”—“My mama don’t like you, and she likes everyone.” (Come on, you know the song.) I think Harry Potter is life. Those books altered how I think about the world, and you can usually catch me at home on Friday nights watching the movies for the thousandth time. And if I could meet anyone who has ever lived, I would choose Marilyn Monroe. She’s the original icon of glamour and the one who started it all.

I have double-jointed elbows and thumbs—but I don’t think those qualify as a talent, unless you want to see how fast I can hail a car while hitchhiking.

In terms of personal goals for the rest of the year, I’d like to go out of my way a bit more to help people, especially the downtrodden. Also, I need to work on having more patience. Speaking of, are we done with this Data Sheet?