Women of UK Swimsuit Calendar

MAY - Maya
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Model Profile


What was it like being photographed at Darby Dan Farms, one of the most prestigious horse farms in KY for the very first, Women of UK Swimsuit Calendar?
I felt honored and privileged to be photographed at the prestigious Derby Dan horse farm. The scenery was breath taking and made my first experience ever being on a farm memorable.

What is your favorite part of being in the calendar, so far?
My favorite part would have to be that of being able to meet new people, working with the amazing photographer, David Gillispie. Being in the calendar also led to the opportunity to be in a country music video featuring, Shooter Jennings.

Why did you select UK for your university?
I selected the University of Kentucky because it allowed me the opportunity to become a part of a prestigious college that has a successful history for academics. The tradition at UK is astonishing and the fan base is of one that I have never seen before.

What's your favorite UK tradition?
Big Blue Madness

Describe one of your favorite things about UK, and/or Lexington.
Our crazy fans! What other school has people camp out for days just to attend an open basketball practice?!! Only BBN.

Describe your typical weekend night in Lexington.
A typical weekend would comprise of either spending time with close friends or working.

Do you have a favorite sport at UK?
Of course! I'm a die-hard Kentucky Wildcat Basketball fan.

What is the dream job you would like to have after graduation?
Becoming an ESPN female sports analyst. I have a deep passion for basketball, football and baseball and unlike most girls; I actually know what I’m talking about.

Why did you choose to be part of the Women of UK calendar?
I wanted to bring diversity to the calendar and become a part of Women of UK Swimsuit Calendar history. And being in the calendar is so much fun!

List 3 or 4 words that describe you best? 
Smart, Funny, Determined and Kind-hearted

Why did you choose your major?
I choose the major Human Health services because it will ensure that I will gain employment in a competitive job market. After graduation, I plan on attending graduate school at UK in hopes of becoming a Physician Assistant specializing in women’s health.

What special talents do you have?
I would have to say dance. I’ve been dancing on a competition level since I was 3. I also can make the best cupcakes in the world!!

Name something that most people don't know about you. That I like to eat frozen strawberries over non-frozen. lol

What do you look for in a guy? What is sexy?
I look for someone who is attractive, intelligent, determined, has a charming personality, Godly and funny. What I find sexy is a good sense of humor and a beautiful smile. Most importantly someone that I can take home to mama!!

Tattoos - Turn on, turn off, I'm fine either way?
TURN ON! But I prefer that ALL tattoos be concealed.

Would you say you are more country girl or city girl?
Hands down a city girl. It is something about city living that is breath taking…. Experiencing the fast pace vibe and the city lights is exhilarating.

Roses or chocolates?
BOTH! Every girl deserves to have her cake and eat it, too! :)

I would like to say…
It has been an honor to be a part of the Women of UK’s first swimsuit calendar. It is my desire that my participation will encourage all women of diversity to pursue their dreams and to seize all opportunities that might come there way. I also hope that all women will believe and love themselves and know that all things are possible if you believe in yourself and have faith.