JOANNA HILL (MISS GLOBAL 2013 - 2ND RUNNER UP) POSED FOR MAXIM AUSTRALIA MARCH 2015 COVER ISSUEFeb 18 2015
HELLO, LADIES. TELL US ALL ABOUT YOUR AMBASSADOR ROLES WITH ULTRA TUNE?
JOANNA: We were retained by Ultra Tune for a series of TV Ads.
LAURA: Yes, Ultra Tune were extending their offering from car servicing and needed an advertisement that enable them to cut through the clutter and noise of other big spending corporations. They approached us with a clever and smart script that focused on a key aspect - rubber.
JOANNA: We knew the ad would be fun and allow us to incorporate a little bit of humor into a male-dominated category.
WHAT'S ALL THE FUSS ABOUT WITH THESE ADS THEN? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPmW_7vAfIc
LAURA: We became the Rubber Girls as part of an ongoing TV and print campaign. We didn't think it was controversial as the Ultra Tune commercial is based on a soft dominatrix theme. Some people thought it was exploitative and irrelevant to selling gyres but we play the roles of strong, demanding woman going to an Ultra Tune store to buy tires. I believe it shows two independent women who know exactly what they want. The Rubber Girls' outfits and theme indicated the new tires Ultra Tune has in store.
JOANNA: There really shouldn't have been any controversy as that's not what we set out to do. The ad should've been seen as empowering to women rather than offensive. The highlight of the commercial was the two of us woman over powering the man at the desk while wearing rubber. We knew exactly what we wanted - good quality tires. I don't see a problem with that.
DO YOU LIKE YOUR CARS FAST AND EXPENSIVE OR BIG, BULKY, AND DURABLE?
LAURA: The faster, the better!
JOANNA: Fast and expensive. There is no bigger thrill than getting butterflies from the speed of a nice, fast car.
HAVE YOU EVER USED YOUR LOOKS TO GET OUT OF A SPEEDING OR PARKING FINE?
Laura: Yes, and it works great for parking fines but not so much for speeding.
Joanna: Guilty! I find my British accent works wonders.
CONGRATS ON YOUR MAXIM COVER PHOOT. HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT IT?
LAURA: I'm excited! I've always wanted to be on the cover of MAXIM. It's one thing I can tick off my list of goals and I"m looking forward to attending the MAXIM events this year.
JOANNA: I feel great, thank you! It's been such an honor to be a MAXIM cover girl and I have really enjoyed the entire process. Harley Davidson, Ferrari, great models to work with, and of course Laura!
WHAT'S YOUR BEST ASSET?
LAURA: My legs and my eyes.
JOANNA: Character reading and self confidence- these two combinations are gifts that come in handy in life.
WHEN DO YOU FEEL SEXY?
LAURA: When I go to the beach wearing a tiny bikini while tanning in the sun and suntan oil all over my body.
JOANNA: When I'm being watched. Something about it totally changes my posture and whole attitude. I feel way sexier.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOURSELF IN FIVE WORDS?
LAURA: Friendly, easy-going., funny, stubborn, fit.
JOANNA: Ambitious, creative, outgoing, positive, independent.
WHO IS YOUR GIRL CRUSH?
LAURA: Candice Swanepoel is my favorite blonde, she's beautiful and has an amazing body and Joanna Hill is my favorite brunette.
JOANNA: My brunette is Adrianna Lima, her eyes are amazing! Blonde girl crush is Laura Lydall, of course!
WHERE DO MEN GO WRONG WITH WOMEN?
LAURA: I see this quite a lot, and it's usually when they try too hard to show-off.
JOANNA: Being too possessive, comparing exes and not enough compliments! There are the main killers.
WHAT'S ONE THING MEN SHOULD ALWAYS KNOW ABOUT WOMEN?
LAURA: How to make her laugh and have fun!
JOANNA: You've got to stay away from her top draw in her nightstand. It's got her Secret Service files and the stuff she needs to hide when her parents surprise visit!
WHAT'S BEEN THE MOST EMBARRASSING MOMENT IN YOUR LIFE SO FAR?
LAURA: I was at a birthday party on a boat with Jo, she said "I think your dress is going to break" and the next minute it did. I had to spend the rest of the party wearing a bikini while everyone was dressed nicely.
JOANNA: I was traveling from England back to Australia after visiting my sister. All the way through Heathrow Airport I noticed people looking at me. I walked around the shops in Dubai waiting for connecting flights, got on the plane and people were still looking at me. Once I landed in Australia I went to a full length mirror to find a big yellow "heavy load" sticker on my bum! Thanks, sis!
WHAT IS YOUR MOTTO IN LIFE?
LAURA: You only live once, but if you do it right once is enough.
JOANNA: What goes around comes around. I'm a strong believer in karma. Treat people how you want to be treated and life will be good to you.