Photographer Malachi Banalas takes us into the desert with Whitney Cordray
(C+P) — Meet Whitney Cordray, our bombshell fitness junkie and featured model of the week. Whitney is a born and raised California girl who lives for the fit life. Learn a little bit about this blonde beauty in our short and sweet Q&A with her.
What is your name, age and current occupation?
Whitney Cordray, 26, registered dental assistant and model.
Where is your hometown and where do you currently reside?
My hometown is in Sacramento, Calif. and this is where I currently reside but I do want to move to Los Angeles in the near future to pursue my modeling/acting career.
Tell us about your personality in 1 sentence.
I’m a weird crazy Ninja Turtle and Gym fanatic.
If you could travel anywhere in the world right now, where would you go?
Egypt, to see if I could squat a pyramid!
What are you fitness secrets? How do you stay in shape?
I don’t have any fitness secrets to be honest. I work really hard and try not to focus too much on getting results.
The more I expected to see physical gains, the less I’d see it. When I didn’t expect any results is when I started seeing change with my body and within myself as well. If you fall in love with the process, the results will come.
I work out 6 days a week, and take one rest day to let me body rest and regrow and build new muscle. I never do the same routine and always am trying to change up my workouts to trick my body.
One thing I always make sure to do is listen to my body. If it hasn’t been 6 days and my body is sore and tired as well as my mind, I take a rest day and regain the strength for the following day.
Always listen to your body, it will tell you exactly what you need if you just listen to it. Also, I lift and I lift heavy. Don’t be afraid to lift heavy ladies, it won’t make you look manly.
And your guilty pleasure?
Pizza and lifting!!!
What are your favorite things to do when you’re not working?
When I’m not working? Hitting the gym of course! It’s my sanctuary. But when I’m not working out, I dream about what my next work out will be! Haha, just kidding. I really like to play fetch with my kitty, Monkey, yes he’s a cat and plays fetch and yes I named him Monkey.
What has your favorite photo shoot location been and why?
My favorite location was Joshua Tree. It was amazing shooting in the desert!
What is your favorite asset?
My favorite asset would have to be my eyes. My eyes are blue but they change from blue to green sometimes depending on what I’m wearing. I never knew they changed color until a few people told me that my eyes were green on a few occasions.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
In 10 years I hope to be settled down. Ill be 36 and wont be getting any younger, haha, so I hope to be happily married and with a few babies to chase around. I’ve always been the family type of person.