The Mitchfitz
MAXIM Australia|May 2019

After teaming up on America’s The Amazing Race, stunning Sports Illustrated Swimsuit models, and former ring girls, DESSIE MITCHESON & KAYLA FITZ are definitely one dynamic duo to keep your eyes peeled on…

Santi Pintado
Hey Dessie and Kayla, congrats on your first MAXIM Australia feature together. Tell us a bit about the shoot.

DESSIE: Believe it or not this is going to be my second feature with MAXIM Australia, but first with Kayla, and I couldn’t be happier about it! Myself, Kayla and the photographer Drew Dailey wanted to do something fun for Summer. So, we decided to use my friend’s yacht and get some killer shots in Newport Harbor in Orange County, LA. We’re super excited for MAXIM Australia readers to be the first to see this!

KAYLA: I loved being able to shoot in a beautiful location and have fun with my best friend. We always have a good time.

Well, you both look gorgeous. When do you feel sexy?

D: When I feel confident, having a killer outfit on or swimsuit and with natural hair and make-up. Exactly like we did for this shoot! K: I always feel my sexiest when I’m in my bikini. I’m a Florida girl who’s currently living in California and I just think it’s always stuck with me.

What is your best asset?

D: I always get compliments on my eyes.

K: I also get told I have pretty eyes, which I always find funny because I don’t think so. I’m always asked if my boobs fake — which they’re not — so I’d also say these are my best assets.

When you’re not posing for MAXIM what are you girls doing?

D: Kayla and I host a show three times a week on Twitch. We’re also on YouTube and growing our audience pretty fast — our channel, Ignite House, is about to hit 100k followers! Other than that, Kayla and I are busy doing catalogue shoots and castings. K: Yeah, I model full-time but the show occupies most of my other time.

What is the show all about and where can we watch it?

D: It’s a livestream show on Twitch and YouTube. Ignite is a cannabis company so we do everything from education about CBD to sumo wrestling! It’s a fun show and you never know what we might be doing. You can find it at www.twitch.tv/ ignite or on YouTube under Ignite House.

Sounds good. Give us a little more background about yourselves.

D: I was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I was a gymnast growing up and then did track and field, diving and golf in high school. I was also in every school musical and play, so I was always keeping myself busy. My whole family is still there, but I decided, almost six years ago, to move to SoCal to pursue modelling. Before I moved I became MAXIM USA’s Hometown Hottie so that really drove me to see what else I could achieve. I’m definitely glad I did — I love it here as there are so many opportunities. K: I grew up in a small town outside Orlando, Florida and moved to Los Angeles at 22 to fully pursue my modelling career. I love to eat and try new foods and absolutely love to travel.

What would people be most surprised to know about you both?

D: People are always shocked when I tell them I’ve had four surgeries on my left knee from sports.

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