Introducing … Olivia
MAXIM Australia|August 2019

She’s a lovable, down-to-earth, hot Aussie country girl, she’s sporty, she can easily beat you in a thumb war and she’s the 2019 MAXIM Cover Girl winner. Yes, the gorgeous OLIVIA CANEVA is definitely one to watch…

Santi Pintado

Hello, Olivia, congrats on your first MAXIM cover. How do you feel?

It’s a dream come true! To be given the opportunity to grace the MAXIM cover is a big, pinch-yourself moment, so basically it feels like I’ve won the lottery. I’m so incredibly grateful and honoured — it was such a fun photo shoot, thank you so much MAXIM legends!

No worries. Tell us a bit about yourself.

I grew up in the Yarra Valley in Victoria – you might know it as one of the world’s premier wine regions – it’s truly beautiful and you should definitely go there for some cheese and wine, trust me! I’m a bit of a country girl, so I’m very connected with my small local community and still participate in my local netball club. After finishing my Year 12 VCE I went straight to university to study dermal science, finished half the course and realised it wasn’t for me. Now, I’ve virtually completed my exercise science degree, whilst modelling, and I couldn’t be happier. I can’t wait to see where my modelling career goes from here.

You recently won the 2019 MAXIM Cover Girl Australia competition. Why do you think you are the winner?

I was constantly finding new ways to promote myself during the competition – from my local sports club to Facebook and even my local noticeboard really got some attention. Every day I was uploading new content and creating new write ups on why I thought people should vote for me, but most of all I NEVER gave up. It’s my stubbornness, which I like to fancy-up and call determination, that really played a huge part in me winning.

How did you react when you found out you had won?

I think I woke up my neighbours from all the frantic screaming, and my dog had no idea why I was pacing the house whipping out a ton of crazy dance moves.

How did you celebrate?

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