Feel like watching beautiful people sweat it out under the blazing sun? This weekend the competitors in the Dirty Dutch Model Beach Volleyball Tournament will fulfill that need. In its fourth year, the event also features Sports Illustrated model Nina Agdal as host. Football fans already know who she is: Agdal recently made mouths water in her beyond-sexy Super Bowl ad for Carl’s Jr and Hardees (no one ever made a charbroiled codfish sandwich look this good).
The New York City based Dane, 20, talked to us from an outdoor shoot in Jacksonville:
Psyched to host beach volleyball?
Yes, I used to live in Miami so I’ll get to see a lot of my friends. It’s a great event for guys to come check out, too. Lots of hotties in little clothing! Can’t wait.
Has your life changed since the ad aired?
I’ve gotten a lot of positive feedback. But I don’t look like that normally. When I’m not working I try to go natural and not wear a lot of makeup. I think your skin needs to breathe. Plus of course, I don’t walk around in a bathing suit! Guys do stop me, even before the ad. They yell at me everywhere. They’re like, ‘Can I have your number?’ or ‘Damn, girl!’ is the classic. It’s just funny. As long as they don’t come close to me, it’s fine. I just smile, wave and walk away and it works.
Do you think you got the cover of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit Issue?
I don’t know, no one does. It’s all a big secret. I’ll go on David Letterman on Monday and we’ll do the big reveal. Then Tuesday the issue will be on stands. I can’t say much, just that the pictures will be beautiful and my part was shot in Australia. I got a sneak peek.
How do you get into shape for that or any other shoot?
Of course, I’m not gonna lie — for Sports Illustrated, I did squeeze in a few more workouts. Usually, three to four times a week I do cardio, then weights. I recently had my first yoga class. I thought it was going to be boring and that I wouldn’t be able to focus, but I really enjoyed it. I didn’t realize how much you sweat. For me, [staying thin] is more like a lifestyle. I eat whatever I want, just in moderation. I try to keep myself healthy. If I have a double cheeseburger, the next day I’ll have a salad for dinner.
So cheeseburgers are your guilty pleasure?
[Laughs.] Yes. I love double cheeseburgers, loaded with cheddar. I’m not a bacon person, just in the morning. Calm down with the meat, people!
What are your beauty secrets?
I drink a lot of water and use a good moisturizer.
What other news do you have?
I became a brand ambassador for European Wax Center. I thought it would be great to work with them because of course you have to look good and smooth when you’re a model. I just wax specific areas. I thought it would be painful but it doesn’t hurt, which surprised me. I was freaked out at first but they’re not shady or creepy at all, like some places. Really professional. And you come out of there soft as a baby!
Are you dating anyone right now?
No, I’m single. I’m so busy, just trying to focus on myself and my career. I’m in a very happy place right now. All my dreams have kind of come true. Eventually, I’d like to finish school. I miss learning something new every day. But I’m still young.
Info: For Friday-Sunday events: www.modelbeachvolleyball.com; free.