PHOTOGRAPHED BY GAVIN BOND
STYLIST PRINCE +JACOB
HAIR CHARLEY BROWN
INTERVIEW BY ALEX CATARINELLA
COVER ART BY HACULLA AKA HARIFF GUZMAN
Alex Catarinella: Hey Nina! So, how long have you been modeling?
Nina Agdal: I’ve been doing it two and a half years full-time, but I was discovered when I was fourteen in Denmark. I was in school studying journalism and then I ended up dropping out and moving to America.
AC: You could totally be interviewing me!
NA: No, I didn’t get that far! But now I want to be a dentist. I have a passion for teeth. I have this weird thing — I brush my teeth at least four times a day, I floss them every night. I always try to make my friends do the same. That’s the one thing I really like about myself: my teeth. I’ve never worn braces, so I feel like I owe it to them to take care of them. I think everyone should! It’s the first thing you see when you smile. I smile all the time, so I feel like my teeth should be on point. People are really afraid of dentists — I wanna be the cute, sweet dentist who gives people candy when they’re done or something. I think I’m gonna go to LA because that’s where people have the most money and everyone wants to spend the most money on their teeth.
AC: What would you say is your career highlight so far?
NA: Sports Illustrated Swimsuit definitely helped my career a lot. Thank you SI Swim! I’m also on contract with a company called Aerie which is American Eagle’s lingerie and I love them so much. I’m all over Times Square!
AC: Do you ever head over there to check out your billboards?
NA: If I’m in a bad mood, sometimes I go and then feel inspired to actually keep working… I’m not gonna lie! Every model who says they don’t go and see their own shit is lying. It’s something to be proud of.
AC: Rumor has it you have a lil crush on Justin Bieber…
NA: Oh my God, the Biebs! Justin is having a rough time. I just want to be there for him and support him. I think he’s so cute! Imagine how much he has accomplished. I just think he’s fucking cool man. I was at his concert front row and I was like, “Look at me!” I don’t know if he saw me, but I really, really tried to get his attention.
AC: So, do you have posters of the Biebs all over your bedroom walls?
NA: I actually don’t! I have a lot of photos of him on my phone though.
AC: Moving on. How does it feel to be a “bombshell”?
NA: I really don’t consider myself one. I think it’s just about like… I have boobs! I was born with boobs and a butt. And I’m really confident — I think confidence is the sexiest thing on a woman or any person. I have that so I guess that’s why people think I’m sexy. I dunno.
AC: Okay, and let’s talk about that yummy Carl’s Jr. commercial…
NA: It premiered during Super Bowl which was really exciting. I love it but I was so nervous about my grandma seeing me in that way. She’s on YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram everything! But she watched it and said I looked amazing. And really tan — I was so tan! I had like three spray tans.
AC: How many fish sandwiches did you end up eating?!
NA: I didn’t eat all of them, but I think I went through like fifty to seventy five.
AC: OMFG! Do you have any borderline insane asylum Twitter fans?
NA: I have great fans — they are so cute and so sweet. But once there was some guy who wrote to me on Facebook in a private message that he wanted to eat ice cream off my curves. Another time, a couple sent me nude photos of themselves and said they’d pay to fly me to Berlin to their hotel and have a threesome with them.
AC: Amazing. Got any bombshell girl crushes?
NA: I think Mila Kunis is sooo sexy. I mean, Rihanna blows me away — she’s to die for. Rihanna, keep it up! You’re making the whole world happy by just looking at you.