Whitney Port got all dolled up — and undressed — for the latest issue of Maxim magazine, because now that she’s not on The City anymore, she doesn’t want to still be typecast as the good girl. And while the budding designer looked quite comfortable posing for pictures in lingerie, it turns out she wasn’t always so photogenic.
Port talked with the men’s magazine about everything from never eating pasta (hey, we once asked her about that, too!) to her time on The Hills and The City, and her dream of joining Adriana Lima and Chanel Iman on the runway.
Part of the appeal of The City was the “fish out of water” aspect of a California girl in the Big Apple. Did you think of yourself as a New Yorker?
I have a love-hate relationship with New York. I love the energy, I love the culture, I love the social aspect of it. But you don’t have the freedom to just get in your car and go anywhere you want. Sometimes I felt a bit trapped and landlocked.
You’re super tall and skinny and had braces until you were a senior in high school. So were you one of those gawky girls who blossomed late?
I was the ugly duckling as a baby and a toddler. As I got a little older—granted, I did not look so
hot with braces—I wasn’t, like, horribly unfortunate looking. And I wasn’t tall in high school, which is weird. I didn’t get this tall until college. I had a really late growth spurt, and now I’m 5’10”.
Which is, like, the perfect height for a model! Is it true you wanted to be a Victoria’s Secret Angel?
That’s more of a dream. I mean, if they called me and were like, “Oh, my God, Whitney, we love you. We want you to walk the runway,” I’d consider it. But I don’t know if that would ever happen.
Whether the lads who actually read Maxim actually care about Port’s musings on reality television is debatable. Nevertheless, the issue will be on newsstands everywhere by January.
this is some kind of spaceship or something.