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Dripping with Sex Appeal

This month we’re proud to feature Maisa Kehl, a Brazilian model, influencer, host, actress, dancer, fitness motivator, and spokesperson. She started her career winning pageants from 1989 to 2016, studied International Business, and earned an Associate of Arts in English degree. Maisa has graced the pages of over 45 international magazines and appeared on more than 20 covers. Currently, Maisa lives in the USA and is available around the world for print, advertising, marketing, promotions, catalogs, and much more. 

Photography by Cameron Doane / @camerondphoto

MUA: Jessica Tullas / @glambarbyjess

Tell us something surprising about you? I am a sexual being and I’m also a spiritual being, I don’t choose one or the other. I read Tarot, play with crystals, attend to sound baths, I’m certified in Reiki level II, and much more. It took me a long time to understand that I don’t have to fit in with people’s ideas of me. I love the artistic side of modeling and photography, however, that never defined me. I also love to explore my spirituality, my inner self, and how I can share my gifts with the world. Exploring all that I AM is the best adventure of them all. 

Were you excited to shoot for Playboy? Extremely! I was born in a small town in Brazil, and I didn’t pursue modeling for 10 years because I was told “you are not going to make it”, modeling is too hard of a field. You’re not tall enough, skinny enough, competitive enough. I’m so grateful for not listening to everyone else and believing in my heart’s desires. To be invited to shoot for FHM was an honor and a dream come true. Beauty comes in all shapes and forms and FHM celebrates it.  

What inspires you? My parents, who have always been my biggest cheerleaders and support.

Why did you choose to pursue a career in modeling? To actively promote and remind women that it’s okay to love and honor themselves FULLY, allowing women to be more sex-positive and body-positive in every stage of their lives. 

Who do you look up to in the modeling industry? All the women that came before me and created a space so I can do the work I do today. 

What are some of your hobbies? I like yoga and meditation because it’s a way for me to alleviate stress, clear my mind, and refocus. Plus, I can do it anywhere. I travel so much that it’s invaluable to me to have something that keeps me healthy and feeling good no matter where I am.

Name three things on your bucket list? To skydive, visit more countries and start a charity foundation. 

Turn-ons… Integrity, politeness, kindness, drive, and a positive attitude.

Turn-offs… Insecurity, laziness, cockiness, bad manners, or bad hygiene.

Describe to us your perfect date… Take me to a beach house. Let’s listen to waves while we prepare a homecooked meal, then enjoy the view and a glass of wine over great conversation and laughs. 

Which world capital would you most like to visit, and why? There are several that I wish to visit, Canberra in Australia is at the top of my list. Especially because it was a planned city just like Brasilia in Brazil (the capital of the country where I’m from). 

What is your mantra? It’s only too late after we are on the other side of the dirt, until then keep on going!

Want to see more of Maisa? Then follow her on Instagram @maisakehl or visit her website at for all her latest news and story updates!