Hailing from New Zealand, Maia Cotton first began her modelling career after being scouted on Instagram. Now, based in New York, we caught up with her to talk about her new campaign for Bonds Intimately...
Tell us about the last time you had ‘All the feels’.
The last time I had ‘all the feels’ was when I came home to New Zealand and surprised my Nana. She had no idea I was coming home and it was such a happy moment.
What do you love/miss most about your home, New Zealand?
I miss my family and friends of course, but also little things like driving on the open road, the amazing food and the beach. Kiwi summers are the best!
If you could, what would you tell your younger self today?
I was definitely an over-thinker growing up, so I would say… don’t sweat the small stuff. Life is much more enjoyable when you smile more, enjoy the journey, and embrace each moment!
What do you look for when shopping for underwear?
I look for a combination of style and comfort. I love underwear that is chic and playful, but can also be worn all day without trouble.
What pieces from the Bonds Intimately range do you love the most and why?
What does body positivity mean to you?
To me, body positivity is accepting and embracing my body and the bodies of others for the incredible thing that it is. It is about celebrating our differences and loving them.
What does 2019 have in store for you?
2019 has a lot in store for me I hope. The modelling industry is unexpected and so full of twists and turns that it can be hard to predict exactly what will happen. Kicking off the year with Bonds is an exciting start though!
What’s one word you’d use to describe how you feel about your body?