HOTTEST OF THE HOT
When the Australian Penthouse Pet of the Year for 2010 was announced at Men’s Gallery in Melbourne recently, no-one could dispute the result. Model and exotic dancer Jewell has it all: beauty, brains, class, a sense of humour and a desire to give her fans exactly what they want. Here, she tells us about her trip to the top
PHOTOGRAPHY: RICHARD ARTHUR
HAIR & MAKE-UP: TROY FOLLINGTON
How did it feel to be voted Australian Penthouse Pet of the Year?
I don’t think there’s one single word that can describe it. It was just a rollercoaster of emotions and an overwhelming achievement.
Do you see it as your responsibility to be even sexier than usual for the next 12 months?
Of course! I won’t let you guys down. I also see it as an opportunity to show other models who aspire to be Pet of the Year that if you work hard, it will pay off. I want to set a high standard for the next girl.
As the ambassador for an international brand, what qualities should a Pet embody?
I think the most important one is an outstanding personality. You have to have the tits and arse and all of that, but none of it matters if you’re not pretty on the inside. People tell me they like me because I’m down to earth and a nice person.
What’s been the reaction from your family to you winning?
You know, my family only recently found out about my glamour career, but they were very supportive regarding Pet f the Year—and they told me, “If you’re going to do it, make sure you win!”
For the readers who are meeting you here for the first time, give us a quick rundown on your modelling history.
I’ve been in the industry for 10 years and have gone from fully covered up—not even showing my collarbones—to fully nude. Along the way, I’ve been everything from Miss Caribbean to Miss Fitness NSW.
And then there were your memorable appearances for us, eg. as one of a bunch of babes dressed as air hostesses…
Oh, yeah. I’ve been working for Australian Penthouse since 2006 and have done heaps of stuff, including manning your stand at Sexpo. And that’s something I want future Pets of the Year to understand as well, that you really have to earn it.
You’re also an exotic dancer. Where can fans watch you perform?
I started out in a club, but I’m an entertainer not a table dancer. Which is why I prefer doing private parties, where I can put on a proper performance. That girl you see in the magazine—you can have her come to you! For details of where I’m appearing, check out my web site, www.thejewell.com.
Will you be dancing at venues around the country as part of your POTY duties?
Definitely. I’m just corresponding with everyone via Facebook at the moment, but it looks like I’ll be doing an Australian tour.
Do other women ask you for advice on how to be sexier for their man?
A lot of them do, yes, but not just for their man—they also want to feel sexier for themselves. It’s a constant battle, as I know myself. It’s flattering that they look up to me.
Who are your modelling idols, Jewell?
When I was 12, I idolised Pamela Anderson and Carmen Electra—and I still love them! I’m not interested in their lifestyles, only the amazing pictures they produce.
For many men, models and dancers are extremely intimidating. If they’re interested in one, how should they approach her?
Honestly, just smile at her. Smile and say hello. And if the girl responds snobbily or rudely, then she’s not worth your time. If she smiles back, have a chat. It’s not hard to ask, “How’s your day been?”
How can they show her they’re genuine–not just a horny punter trying his luck?
You don’t have to shower her with compliments about her beautiful teeth or hair or boobs. Sometimes that actually turns a girl off. ’Cos on a normal day, you’re not going to see a chick walking across the road and go, “Hey, I like your tits.” Be yourself, be real, be normal.
Let’s talk about sex… Would you describe your personality in the bedroom as dominant or submissive?
I think I’m somewhere in between, but I definitely don’t like a guy who’s, “Yes, Jewell. No, Jewell. Three bags full, Jewell.” I’m not interested in that. I like someone who can take charge in bed. Who can go, “Nah, it’s your turn, mate!”
What’s something that’s guaranteed to drive you wild?
Getting straight in there. I’m not all about foreplay—just give me what I want. No mucking around.
Are you into experimenting with new locations, positions, toys, etc.?
Of course I am. I think that’s healthy. I’m willing to try different things, which helps keep the spark in the relationship. My favourite sex toy? There’s a product called the Lelo vibrating cock ring. It keeps the guy harder for longer and, at the same time, when he’s thrusting in, the girl gets this vibrating sensation that’s like, “More! More! More!” So it works for him, and for her it takes things to the next level—and you’re both happy.
Men imagine strippers must give their partners private shows all the time, but other dancers have told us they don’t like to do that because it feels too much like work. Where do you stand on this issue?
I made the mistake of trying it on my partner when we first started going out. And I got the rude awakening of, “Can you stop that?” The person who really loves you and wants to be with you, they’re not interested in that side. It might be a novelty, but at the end of the day, you’ve got to be yourself. Audiences get to see the glamorous side of me every day—he wants something they don’t get.
In that case, when you come up with a new move or routine, how do you test it out? In front of the mirror or a fellow dancer?
Usually, you test it out when you wing it on stage. At least, that’s what I do! Because, really, what drives me to perform—and come up with new routines—is the crowd reaction. And that’s only way you can tell if something works or not.
What do you think about when you’re posing for hot pics like these?
I think, “This fucking shoot better look amazing!” Haha. No, it’s more about thinking of the fans you have out there and how to satisfy them. You don’t want the shoot to be a letdown. You want them to go, “I need to see more of this girl.”
Tell us what, in your opinion, makes for a great pictorial.
Believe it or not, I find it’s what the model is emanating through her eyes. When you ask a guy to choose between a couple of photos of different girls, he might not even realise why, but he’ll generally go for the girl with the come-hither look. Factors like having a great location matter, but if the model can’t communicate to you that she feels great about herself, then it doesn’t work.
What are your memories of this Pet of the Year shoot?
For some reason, Mother Nature did not want us to be outside! Every time we were ready to go, it just poured with rain. In the end, we went with a glamorous, golden setting in a penthouse suite in the city, which really worked. I believe girls are gonna want to become Pet of the Year after looking at a shoot like this.
Got a message for the fans who voted you to the top?
Oh my God, I want to thank every single person out there. When I was at the final (at The Men’s Gallery, Melbourne), I met so many people I’d only known through Facebook—who came to support me, who were screaming my name, who were telling me they voted for me. And it was all because I took the time to answer each of them and say thank you. Saying thank you is what got me where I am today.
You can’t beat the personal touch.
That’s right. I don’t want to be the girl in the magazine who you can never even get an autograph out of. I want to be the girl in the magazine who you can have come to your function and perform.