Bryana Holly is very busy. Or really badly organised. Or has a fear of mobile phones. We’re not quite sure which of these it is, but it takes two months and six attempts to get her on the phone for an interview.
It shouldn’t be a surprise, really, given how in demand Bryana is. Since word got out on her so-hot-it-could-melt-the-polar-ice-caps selfie-heavy Instagram account, the cyber-followers and modelling campaigns have been steadily growing. No surprise that answering the phone isn’t a priority.
But we’re glad when she finally takes our call. Not only does her soft West Coast American accent make us go all funny inside, but she’s also funny, smart, charming and cute as a kitten.
Gentlemen: prepare to fall in love…
FHM: Hi Bryana! You’re not easy to get hold of… too busy sunning yourself on the beach?
Bryana: Yep, pretty much! I’m a beach girl 24/7, even when it’s winter here. If the water’s not freezing I’ll surf, otherwise I play volleyball. Today I’ll probably go out on a hike, though.
Are you an outdoorsy, adventurous kind of girl then?
Yeah, I like to be outside as much as possible. I love camping.
Would it impress you if someone took you out and went all Bear Grylls on you?
Definitely. Show off your manly man skills. I’m reading a book called In Your Face by David Perrett, about sexual attraction. Masculinity is a big theme of it…
What have you learnt from reading the book?
That women tend to marry feminine guys, as it makes us feel like they’d care for our children. But that we’re sexually attracted to more masculine-looking men.
How can a man make himself look more manly and masculine then?
Grow a big beard and learn how to build a fire. Guys should take more risks with chicks and not just do the typical date thing.
What’s the LA party scene like?
It’s crazy, but I don’t drink so I stay away most of the time. The last time I went out was New Year’s Eve and I ended up kissing a girlfriend. It was my best friend. It was cool. We do it to keep the creepy people away. When guys are weird you just go straight for a girl.
What’s a weird fact about you that we wouldn’t know?
I’m extremely flexible. I like to wrap my legs around my head and roll myself up in a ball. I can’t just sit there like a lady.
Would you rather be challenged to an arm-wrestle or a pillow fight?
I’d probably pick a pillow fight. I’m a professional at that. My secret tactic? All-out aggression, especially when you’re in bed…
What’s the weirdest thing a guy’s ever done to impress you?
My last boyfriend invited me to Hawaii after meeting me once. He bought me a ticket and everything.
That’s pretty forward…
It was. I had to lie and say I’d lost my passport, but then he offered to pay for a new one and I was like, “Shit!” I ended up going and had a great time, but it didn’t work out. Flying me away when we’d only met once was a bit much. His mum was there and everything…
Photography by: Carlos Nunez
Words by: Jordan Waller