Paulina Gretzky has been working hard to get recognized by the music industry, and thanks to the August/September issue of Complex, everyone may take notice.
The 23-year-old daughter of hockey great Wayne Gretzky modeled poolside for the issue, wearing some sexy pieces from the likes of Alexander McQueen, Lublu Kira Plastinina and Voda Swim for the Tony Kelly-shot spread.
Paulina recently came under fire for a few racy pictures that she posted to Instagram and she got a chance to talk to the magazine about the controversy, as well as her career and what she looks for in a guy.
On not feeling overshadowed by her hockey legend father:
By no means. My dad’s accomplishments are completely different than everything I’ve done with my life and the career path I want to take. What he’s done has only been inspirational for me.
On her turn-offs:
Someone who can’t be honest. I feel like there are so many guys out there that are full of crap. Just be honest. If you’re seeing someone or talking to someone else, there’s no reason to string someone else along. Oh, and bad breath. That is a no-no. Other than that, we’re good.
On whether she was bothered that her racy web pictures received more media attention than her singing:
The only reason people are paying attention to that is because of my father. I don’t think they’d care if I was anybody else. I’m a normal 23-year-old. I know attention is part of the career I’ve chosen, but I wish I was presented in a different light. The rumor that my dad made me shut down my Twitter account is completely false. I want people to see that I’m intelligent. I’m not a bimbo. I have an 8-year-old sister. The only thing I want to do is be a role model. I’m not trying to say, “You should follow me, all you girls,” but I want my little sister to respect me and see how much I’ve accomplished. It’s hurtful when this older generation of people that doesn’t really understand me or take the time to get to know me trashes me.
You can take a look at the pictures from Paulina Gretzky’s sexy spread in the August/September 2012 issue of Complex magazine in the gallery above, as well as a short behind-the-scenes video of the spread below. For the full interview, look out for the issue of Complex Magazine on newsstands now.