South Africa

Close to Our Heart

with Tayler Mercier

Photography by Nino Batista – @ninobatista

“This is a very exciting time for me. It’s an honour and a privilege to work with FHM. I’m a Texas girl at heart and it is my love for travel that makes this international shoot very special to me and close to my heart.”

Describe yourself in three words… Independent, sensual, romantic.

Were you excited to shoot for FHM? Yes. Very excited. It’s an amazing opportunity.

Why did you choose to pursue a career in modelling? I have always loved fashion and glamour and this was my way of expressing that interest.

What are some of your hobbies? Travelling, spending time with my friends and family and my dogs, decorating, shopping, singing in the car and going to the gym.

Describe your perfect day off… That’s easy. Staying in bed all day in my pyjamas.

Name three things on your bucket list… For me, this would be three places I have to visit. Italy, France and Greece.

Do you feel more like a city person or a country person? I am definitely a country girl at heart. I grew up in a small town so my heart will always be in the country but day to day I live a city girl’s life.

What inspires you? Original deep thought is very inspirational to me, self-made success and love for family and friends inspires me to be a better version of myself.

Tell us something surprising about you… I am a huge animal lover. Dogs and horses have my heart.

Describe your perfect date… Dinner by candlelight and a full body massage with soft music in the background.

Turn-ons: Someone who makes me laugh is my biggest turn on. Honesty is a must. Someone who challenges me intellectually.

Turnoffs: Arrogance. If someone goes out of their way to appear important that is not a good sign for me. Chauvinists. Anyone not looking for an equal partner is a no-go for me. Liars. They must be honest with integrity.

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