Interview Series: Jen Humphrey

A homegrown California girl with flawless style and impeccable taste, it’s easy to see why Jen Humphrey, L.A. based model, actress and author of, has gained such a large following. Classic rock n’ roll and rebellion is the road to her soul. She’s a sensational beauty with a piercing stare, who loves a leisurely Sunday morning in bed with a cup of coffee and her cat Zeppelin. Looking sexier than ever on this month’s cover of Playboy, it was about time we got to know this babe a little better with an exclusive interview and pictorial.


LF: Give us some background on Jen Humphrey, where were you born/how long have you lived in L.A., how do you like your coffee – you know the basics?

JH: I was born in San Francisco, but then moved north where I was raised in Rohnert Park. I have lost count of the years I have been here… Maybe 7 or 8? I’m the worst when it comes to time. I like my coffee with Splenda and a sugar-free vanilla creamer! I have a cat named Zeppelin who I rescued and I absolutely adore him way more than he likes me. I’m a sleeper, I love love love to sleep. I could honestly sleep till 12 or 1 if I don’t set my alarm.

LF: When and why did you start

JH: I started it because I wanted to share a bit of my life and style with the world. Plus I hate having any kind of down time so it was fun for me to dive into working on that when I wasn’t modeling.

LF: What did you do to gain such a large following?

JH: I honestly don’t really know?!

LF: What kind of music inspires you and why do you use lyrics intermittent the photos on

JH: Classic rock n’ roll all the way! My mind just goes there. Music and fashion are my passions so I just wanted to combine them. I feel the lyrics make the photos come alive just like how music is to a movie.

LF: How did you get into modeling?

JH: I got into modeling when I was about 15 and have taken a few breaks throughout. My older cousin was modeling all over the world and when I was little, I was like yep that’s what I want to do!

LF: What do you find sexy?

JH: A bit of rebellion always does the trick. There is just something about doing what your not supposed that is extremely sexy to me.

LF: You’re a Playboy cover girl this month! How did that go down? Can you tell us about the experience and how it came to be, how you felt, what your favorite look was, etc?

JH: Yes I am, and am very excited about it. It all happened so fast but of course I was a bit nervous the day of the shoot since I have never done anything like that before especially knowing it will be published. Everyone was so nice though, so I felt extremely comfortable. I loved all the looks because I they had an old Hollywood glam feel BUT my favorite was my last shot which ended up being the cover. Since it was the last shot they let me get my hair wet, then I went to my go-to pose which is always making a kissy face, haha. I do that when I can’t think of what else to do.

LF: What do you think creates good synergy between a photographer and model?

JH: Trust! If there is no trust then the photographs won’t be as captivating if there is. You are giving people a glimpse into your soul, there needs to be trust and comfort.

LF Where was your absolute favorite shoot location?

JH: I love location shoots they are always so fun and just add another element to the experience. I love any chance I get to go to the dessert so I would have to say one of my shoots in Palm Springs where I shot at the Viceroy. The hotel vibe is so cute I just enjoyed being there and ending the day with a dip in the pool.

LF: If we see you out at a bar and offer to buy you a drink, what would you most likely order?

JH: Easy! I’m a complete wino, so I would order a red wine most likely a cab.

LF: Do you find yourself craving anything? 

JH: I have an extreme sweet tooth and at the moment I crave and have almost every night a graham cracker with nutella on top. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.

LF: What is the first thing you do in the morning?

JH: Make coffee!! It’s a must! Then try to get my cat Zeppelin to cuddle with me for a bit but he never does…

LF: Is there a certain color you’re inspired by right now? How would you wear it?

JH: White! I am loving everything white at the moment, it looks so clean and sharp. I would wear it all layered together then add a bad ass black boot.

LF: Do you have a spirit animal? If so, what and why?

JH: Yes I do! My spirit animal is a raccoon, which makes total sense. Raccoons are known to be a bit of a troublemaker and like to get into mischief. I can be a bit mischievous at times….

LF: How fast do you live?

JH: Live Fast, Die Young…

Photography by: Chris Swainston

Styled by: Aban Sonia

Beauty by: Gabbi Pascua

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