May 11, 2014 5:16PM

Meet The Model: Maja @ Premier

Shot by Igor Termenon.
Maja Simonsen loves her family, dragons, and watching people run into walls. Plus, she just got engaged! Congrats, girl. We caught up with the perpetually-postive cheeky monkey over email to get to know her better.
 
Jerico Mandybur: Where are you from and where are you currently living?
Maja Simonsen: I'm half Danish from my mum's side and half Norwegian from my dad's, so a true Scandinavian! I grew up in Denmark with my mum and big brother and we travelled to Lithuania a few times a year to see our dad. He moved there when we were little. I am currently living in London with my boyfriend, but I'm moving around a lot with work. I have the most of my friends and social life here, so I'm trying to base myself here as much as possible.
 
Earliest childhood memory?
I have the most of memories hanging out with my brother and cousins. The memory that makes me giggle is how as a stubborn little child I was always slamming the door and locking myself into my room when I was angry at my mom for not getting things my way. My brother didn't like us 'fighting', so he would always try to apologise for me to my mother 'cause he wanted us all to be friends. Hehehe how cute is that? :)
 
Moment that changed your life?
The moment that changed my life the most was when I met my boyfriend and when he recently proposed to me!
 
Three women you look up to?
My mum — she is the most incredible women. The only explanation in my head for her to do all the things she has done for us and the amount of unlimited love she has given us, is that she has superpowers. Bam! I can't find any other explanation. My grandma — she has a heart of gold and a million billion grandchildren and every single child gets the same love. I love her sooo much and she is so inspiring to me in every way, although I'm not very happy when she wins in LUDO, our favorite board game. (I'm a bit of a sore loser.) But then she gives me some of her homemade cake and we are best friends again. My cousin/sister — I call her my sister although she is my cousin. We have been raised together and have always had her as a sister in my heart and soul. Since I was little I have looked so much up to her. Always wanted the same clothes, same jewelry, same EVERYTHING, it must have driven her nuts. No words can describe how much love I have for her.
 
Best piece of advice you ever received?
ALWAYS BE YOUR SELF — always always always. Don't change for anyone or anything. No matter where you are from or what you are doing, it is so important to keep you head on your shoulders and remember your roots and be down to earth. I recently heard my boyfriend's grandma say something that made me think a lot. It was, "You never meet a stranger." I'll let you guys think think about that one. ;)
 
What does 'beauty' mean to you?
It's probably a cliché to say happiness within your self. But WOW, a person who is happy with them selves and has a positive energy is beautiful to me. 
  
What would your last meal be?
That's not a very appealing thought. If I knew it was going to be the last meal I would eat, I think I would have other stuff to worry about than food! LOL. But if I had to choose, to it would involve cake, sugar, cookies, chocolate, oreos, tortilla chips, more sugar, sugar, sugar, sugar! I wanna be floating on a sugar high when I pass away. Yaaayyy.
 
What animal do you identify with the most?
I'm not sure if I identify myself with this animal and I guess you also can't say it's a real animal, but I would like to be like a dragon. They are so cool! They are a mixture of all animals and then some extra things too. To name a few; they have eyes like a cat, wings like a bird, body like a snake and they can spit fire! Bonus. How awesome is that?! 
 
What rules would you instil if you were Supreme Leader of Earth for one day?
I would turn off all the power and make everybody wear blindfolds for a day and watch people walking into shit. Bam, bam, bam, haha!
 
What song do you really wish you'd written and why?
Oh that's a tough one. Hmmm there are many I wish I had written. But to name one song (most of all 'cause I think its funny) I would choose 'The Humpty Dance' by Digital Underground. Listen to it and learn the lyrics — that's when it gets fun!
 
Best YouTube clip you've ever seen?
The best Youtube clip has to be this one! It's called 'Unicorn after wisdom teeth' and it's so funny. I have seen it so many times that I can quote the whole thing inside out.
 
If you were an emoji, which would you be?
I asked my dear friend Ella Jazz for some help with this and she said she thinks I would be the 'kissing lips', which I think is cute, so I'll happily go along with that. :)
 
Send us a selfie?
 
Photographer: Igor Termenon
Fashion: James Mitchell
Hair: Roger Cho using Bumble and ​bumble
Makeup: Erin Kristensen using MAC Pro and Benefit
 
Photographer's Assistant: Hollie Fernando

Model: Maja Simonsen @ Premier