Closing out the month from her private theater to her office, August All Star, Mia Malkova proves that work can also be play if you love your job enough. “I feel empowered with my career choice being on the taboo side,” she tells us. “Female empowerment is women being able to do whatever they want, free from society’s judgments of how women should behave.” At The Blackberry Castle in Portland, Oregon, Eli Tucker, Roy Reyna, and Marcel Slaps capture Mia as she glides from room to room. “Something that has been bringing me joy recently? I’ve been watching ‘Love Island’ and getting out into nature more,” she shares. “My guilty pleasure is reality TV. I don’t want to love it, but I do,” she adds with a laugh. As for dating, Mia looks for someone who has done the work. “I look for someone who is always trying to be the best version of themselves. The most important quality is self-reflection,” she says. “I’m drawn to someone motivated, funny, mature, and kind. My biggest turn-on is feeling like someone is super into me. I’m turned off by bullies and immaturity.” Learn more about our legendary August All Star, Mia Malkova, right here on Playboy Plus.
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