Elena Pappas is one of those drop dead gorgeous South African babes that you don’t come across every day. Luckily, she is our LW Babe of the Week and we have the pleasure bringing her mouth-watering beauty to you right here on LW Mag. More than just a banging body and a pretty face, Elena is a full time Health Science student who has her mind set on what she wants out of life, and given the chance, she would love to read peoples minds.
Full Name: Elena Pappas
Hometown: Roodepoort, Johannesburg
Day job: Student and model
Music of Choice: Hip hop or house.
Cocktail of choice: I don’t like cocktails… I would rather have a glass of wine any day!
Shooter of choice: Vodka… No playing around!
Claim to fame: My super sweet world class episode on MTV
How did you get involved in modelling and how long have you been doing it for?
I joined ICE Model Management when I was about 17 so I have been doing it on and off for a couple years now.
What attracted you to modelling?
I just thought it would be a great way to earn some extra money. And who doesn’t want to be a model? It’s so much fun to model for different brands and to be pampered by always getting your hair and make-up done.
Tell us some of the perks of being a model?
I guess just getting to shoot in some really awesome locations and meeting really amazing people.
“Nobody should be too shy to approach anyone else. Models are much more approachable and friendly than what people give them credit for”
What has been one of the best shoots you have been a part of and why?
Probably shooting for MTV’s super sweet world class because it was such a fun and memorable experience. I also loved the aspect of acting as oppose to always just doing photographic modelling.
Where do you see your modelling career taking you?
I’m not sure yet. I am a full time Health Science student, so modelling definitely takes the back seat. I would however still like to keep modelling for as long as possible. I would love to be featured in Sports Illustrated one day.
If you could make up a superhero that would fit your personality perfectly, who would you be and what powers would you have?
I over think so many things, so I would love to be able to read minds and tell what everyone is thinking. That way I would probably spend much less time over analyzing everything that people say. I would also be able to fly and make myself invisible. Everyone wants to be a fly on the wall at some point.
I you could be a guy for a day, what would you get up to and what do you think the best thing about it would be?
I would love to be someone like Harvey Specter for the day so that I could experience what it’s like to work as a lawyer in a top firm in New York. He is such a boss!
What do you do to keep yourself in such good shape?
I absolutely love to gym. I usually go 4-5 times a week. I do a lot of cardio and weight training, as well as pilates.
With a body like yours, we are pretty sure you get a lot of looks and get hit on a lot? What are some of the good and bad things you have experienced due to this?
Not really. I do have a boyfriend so I don’t really chat much to guys that may potentially hit on me.
What advice would you give a guy that is too shy to approach you?
Nobody should be too shy to approach anyone else. Models are much more approachable and friendly than what people give them credit for.
What type of qualities in a guy attracts you?
A nice smile, a sense of humour and he needs to care about how he looks and take care of himself and his body.
Finish these sentences:
“I like doing glamour (lingerie & bikini) shoots because…”
they make me feel sexy and confident.
“The only time I would ever pose naked is when…”
I’m being shot by Mario Testino or Terry Richardson.
“…goes through my mind when I’m in front of the camera.”
Confidence and sex appeal
“I can’t stand it when a photographer asks me to…”
pose the way he wants me to and gives me too much direction. I’m an experienced model and I know how to pose myself!
“I know I look sexy when…”
I’m feeling in good shape.
“The trick to showing sex appeal in a shoot is…”
feeling as though you are a Victoria Secret model.