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Time To Strap In

Photographer Sacha LeyendeckerGreta Matilda

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I love adventurous dates! Take me bungee jumping or snorkelling with manta rays and I’m all yours

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Bungee jumping, skydiving and diving into dark water-filled caves probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you think of a first date, but let’s just say that Swedish model Greta Matilda will leave your heart racing in more ways than one.

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How was your experience shooting with Sacha Leyendecker for Penthouse?

We shot in Loft Studio in Cologne. I love the lightning in that studio and it’s always a pleasure working with Sacha. He knows exactly how he wants his pictures and he’s really good at giving directions without ever sounding harsh. I’m always 100% comfortable working with him. 

What do you enjoy about nude modelling? 

I enjoy that when doing nude photography I get to be proud of my whole body without any judgements. My mum has always encouraged me to embrace my body and never listen to what others have to say, which is hard to do when you’re growing up. 

What makes you feel sexy? 

I spend a lot of time at the gym, and even though it might seem strange considering you sweat a lot, getting a red face when pushing/pulling hard is when I feel the sexiest.

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What do you like to do for fun? 

I love hanging out in the woods or the ocean. I’m proud to call myself a nature geek. 

What’s a motto you live by? 

Always work on yourself and strive to be the best version of a human you possibly can. 

What’s something about you that we might not expect?

Aside from modelling, I work as a tour guide in an old iron ore mine. I also do cave diving. The best thing about cave/mine diving is that you realise how small humans are against Mother Earth. It humbles me. 

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What attracts you to a person in the first instance?

The first thing I notice is not a person’s smile in particular, but if they are smiling a lot. I love people that smile. I also appreciate when a guy is a gentleman and will hold the door for me.

What’s your ideal first date?

I love adventurous dates! Take me bungee jumping or snorkelling with manta rays and I’m all yours. I also love food, so let’s finish the date in a nice restaurant - unless you’re good in the kitchen, then I prefer a home-cooked meal.

What’s something you’d love to do but haven’t yet? 

I want to get my skydiving certificate. I also want to visit Maasai Mara and the Thula Thula reserve. 

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