Anika Shay is one of the best things to come out of New Zealand. At 5′ 5″ and weighing 127 lbs, she has curves in all of the right places. Her sun washed brown hair complements her brown eyes. Anika tells us she is quite open-minded, “I was brought up on a hippie commune, so I’m a very free-spirited person,” she says. “It was on a small island off the coast of New Zealand, so small that we didn’t even have a supermarket. I love yoga, surfing, and the sound and smell of the ocean.”
Anika’s burgeoning modeling career brought her for a time to Australia, where she won her first swimsuit competition. Soon Playboy came calling, and she simply couldn’t resist the temptation. “I met my photographer, Cassandra Keyes, about a year ago,” she says. “One day, she told me that I should pose for Playboy, and I was like, ‘Heck yeah!’ I think it’s every girl’s dream to be a Playboy model, and I couldn’t be more excited.” Excited doesn’t even begin to cover it – after only two pictorials, Anika made Cybergirl of the Month in July 2014.
“I went to an all-girls school, so boys didn’t come along until later,” she says. “But when they did, I went a little bit crazy!” When we look at Anika, we go a little crazy, too – she’s got some seriously dangerous curves, and she knows how to use them to her best advantage. “When I’m attracted so someone, I don’t care what they look like,” she says. “I care what they are like! I like a guy who’s fun and laid-back, but ambitious, too.”
When she’s not modeling, Anika works as a makeup artist. On a typical night out with her friends, she gets more than her fair share of attention. “I like to start with a few glasses of wine at home,” she says. “Then I’ll put on my hottest little dress, go out and dance the night away.” When it comes to men, Anika is similarly willing to have a good time. “I just got out of a long relationship, so right now, I’m loving the single life,” she says. “I wouldn’t have it any other way.”