MAXIM New Zealand October 2020

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in this issue

4 min
introducing ariarne lepine

Hello, Ariarne, congrats on your first MAXIM feature. How do you feel? I feel honoured to even be considered in your magazine alongside all of the other beautiful women. It was certainly a pleasant surprise to discover I was going to be a part of something of such high significance. It’s a really great shoot. What did you love most about it? That I had the opportunity to assist in the styling and aesthetic of it. I love the fluidity of this shoot and the opportunity to freely express myself, alongside Neil’s [photographer] direction. Well, you look gorgeous. When do you feel sexy? Thanks! I feel my sexiest when I’ve got a good outfit on. Tells us a little more about yourself and life story so far. I was originally born in Sydney but moved to Queensland…

1 min
status update

FULL NAME: Ariarne Lepine BORN: March 31, 2000 HOMETOWN: Brisbane, Queensland LIVES: Sydney, NSW HOBBIES: “When I’m not working I’m hanging out with my friends at the beach or looking after my mini Dachshund pup Frankie.” BEST HIDDEN TALENT: “I can flip my eyelids inside out.” PHOBIA: “Spiders.” GO-TO DRINK: “Love a good whisky and apple juice. Or just a plain old voddy, lime and soda if I’m trying to not suffer too much the next day.” HANGOVER CURE: “Definitely going to the beach and swimming in the ocean. It cures everything! Plus, a Powerade and some hot chips.” LIFE MOTTO: “‘What we do in life, echoes in eternity’ – Gladiator.” INSTAGRAM: @ariarne_lepine…

4 min
the stallone legacy

“I THINK EVENTUALLY FROM BUILDING SOCIAL MEDIA AND BUILDING A BRAND, I CAN CREATE SOMETHING I CAN CALL MY OWN.” You might call it a cotillion on steroids, but Sophia Stallone’s coming out party was the time she and sisters Sistine and Scarlet were named Miss Golden Globe for the 2017 awards ceremony. The trio made the cover of The Hollywood Reporter and were finally being asked by interviewers about their own exploits and not just, “What’s it like to be the daughter of Sylvester Stallone and [former model] Jennifer Flavin?” “I never thought I would ever be on the cover of anything, especially with my sisters,” Sophia, 23, tells MAXIM about what became a transitional moment in their lives, leading to modelling gigs in Tokyo, Milan and Shanghai. “It was a…

7 min
desert warrior

Dust,” warned Darrin Graham in his signature dramatic style, “is the enemy.” I remember his caution now, seconds too late. The wiry Wide Open Baja guide was prepping us for three days of tearing through some of the most remote areas of Baja California in over-powered race buggies, yet I thought he was speaking theoretically. You know, of hypothetical threats like plaque or communism. Illusory tricks pulled by the powers-that-be into getting you to brush your teeth, or vote Republican. But what was purely theoretical only hours ago is now acutely practical, as a wall of yellow sand swallows me whole and clobbers my goggles, blinding me like a heart attack. I’m following a raceprepped buggy at over 70 mph as it rips through some of the most pristine desert I…

2 min
rebirthof a legend

Determined to honor one of the most iconic and influential supercars in history, the EB110, iconic automaker Bugatti set itself a seemingly impossible task. The company wanted to modernize this classic, bringing it up to standards set by the company’s groundbreaking Chiron hypercar — without losing the design inspiration and DNA left by one of the cars that defined not only the 1990s, but the arrival of the supercar in the public consciousness. With the unveiling of the new Centodieci model, it seems like the brand has achieved the impossible. With a striking design that, despite modern lines and aerodynamic enhancements, still evokes strong memories of the pioneering EB110, the Bugatti design team has walked the fine line between honoring the past and embracing the future. “The challenge was not to allow…

2 min
the secret agent’s suv

In Daniel Craig’s latest outing as James Bond in the this fall’s No Time to Die, no fewer than four Aston Martins including the iconic DB5 and Valhalla supercar share the screen with him. None of them are SUVs — and until recently, the very idea of an Aston Martin that was anything but a flat-out sports car would seem preposterous. But the storied 107-year-old British marque recently debuted the DBX, its first-ever SUV and one that delivers the performance and style long associated with the Aston Martin badge, and we can’t help but think Bond is missing out. Powered by a 542-hp AMG 4.0-litre V8, it’s capable of doing 0–60 mph in 4.3 seconds with a top speed of 181 mph. Car and Driver speculates that the DBX may well…