South Africa

She Has It All!

Elizabeth Marshall

Photography by Jason Ellis

Elizabeth, what an absolute honor to have you, how excited were you to be in FHM? I couldn’t believe it at first! I had recently finished a really fun, eclectic shoot in Dallas with a friend of mine, and I was both shocked and delighted to hear that the images had been selected by the magazine. 

Modeling is a big part of your life, could you tell us what inspired you to start and what your journey has been like to get to this point? I’ve always been a creative person. Theater, fashion, music, art, history and finding inspiring ways to blend them all together has always been a fascination and a hobby of mine. I started lifting weights a few years ago, and it wasn’t long before I realized that I truly love combining the aesthetics of strength, femininity, beauty and grit. Opposites are interesting and fun to play with. 

You look incredible, what are some of your favorite ways to work out? I’m not the biggest fan of cardio, but I get in at least 20 minutes of some high-intensity form of it at least five days a week (usually spin or intervals on the SStairMMaster). I also aim to lift six days a week and I alternate between upper and lower body days.

We would love to get to know you! Describe to us what a day in the life of Elizabeth is like? It almost always involves a great workout in the morning, some coffee afterward and an adventure of some sort that allows me to create content or art for my social media pages. I split my time between Texas and Colorado, so I’m rarely without a cool place to shoot and fun things to do.

What are some of your favorite things to do? Exercise (obviously) but that can come in several different forms. Most of my weight training is done in a gym, but I LOVE to hike and do other athletic outdoor activities whenever I can. I also love music and cars, and both live shows and long drives in the country or somewhere beautiful do more than just about anything else to help me feel alive. 

You’re glamorous and fun, what would you say makes you the happiest? Bringing joy, hope and happiness to others. It’s cliche but giving really is one of the best ways to feel genuinely rewarded and good about yourself. 

Turn-ons? Intelligence and a great sense of humor.

Turn-offs? People who act like they’re better than others.

What makes you tick? A lot of creativity, a dash of aggression, another dash of stubbornness and a heart that cares deeply about others and about living a good life.

As an established model, what advice can you give aspiring models out there to help them achieve their dreams of doing what you do? Don’t quit! Very few people are naturally good at modeling, so keep practicing until you find your groove. Also, you don’t have to be 19 years old or rail thin. We’re fortunate to be in a time where lots of looks and body types are being celebrated.

Thank you so much for letting us get to know a bit of you! Any last words for our readers out there? Be kind. Always.