BTS with Miss July 2016
I’m Texan. I’m American. Playboy has always been iconic to me. I love that my photo shoot has stars and stripes to represent where I come from. My mom is my best friend, and she and my dad are so excited and proud, which has always been important to me.
MY FAVORITE ARTIST
I love the Austrian painter Egon Schiele. Sometimes I’ll go to a museum and not feel much, but when I saw a Schiele show at New York City’s Neue Galerie, I wanted to spend the entire day there. That tells you how much his work resonates. It’s weirdly uncomfortable to look at, yet delicate and beautiful.
WHY I ALWAYS KEEP UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS
I’m a big fan of the Kardashians. I have two personalities. I can be weird and dark, but I think the Kardashians appeal to the basic side of my personality. I also try to intellectualize the show in an anthropological way. They’re human and no less valuable than anyone else.
MY TOP SUMMER BBQ FARE
Last year I spent the Fourth of July in London. My friend’s family felt so bad that I wasn’t in America for the holiday, they threw me a barbecue and cooked English sausages in lieu of hot dogs, which were amazing. But my favorites are still burgers and hot dogs—with mustard. I hate ketchup.
WHAT LOVE FEELS LIKE
How do you know you’re in love? When you don’t have to think about it. I’ve always been overly analytical when it comes to emotions. In past relationships I’ve felt a kind of separateness I thought would never go away, no matter who I was with. I was trying to convince myself I should be with someone. You shouldn’t have to think about it like that. I learned the separateness I felt was because I wasn’t with the right people. It’s basic, but it’s really all about your gut feeling.
THE MOST UNATTRACTIVE TRAIT
Anyone who’s always overly polite bores me. That’s how you know they’re bullshitting you.