You’ve seen Raine Michaels before, but not like this.
The 18-year-old daughter of Poison frontman Bret Michaels and actress Kristi Gibson is on a mission to ascend the ranks of the ultra-competitive modeling industry.
She’s already clinched one of the “Sweet 16” spots in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model search—a feat made even more impressive when her career’s modest beginnings are taken into account.
“My mom and a couple of good friends of mine told me to try out for modeling,” Raine told Brazil BUM BUM. “I finally listened, went in and got signed. It was so exciting!”
We caught up with the stunning rock heiress to ask about her guiltiest pleasures, sexiest fantasies, and what it’s like to call Bret Michaels “Dad.” Listen up!
What’s the coolest thing about growing up with a rock star for a father?
My dad is a free-spirited guy who taught us to always believe in ourselves. He loves playing music and touring so it was awesome being able to go up on stage with him and sing. He has great connections and a lot of his friends are talented musicians, so I have always gotten to go to a lot of amazing concerts and meet other artists.
It’s also been bittersweet because he toured so much that I didn’t get to see him as much as I would like to. But he goes out of his way to come see me and we still always have the best time.
How has your dad supported you throughout your modeling career?
Both my dad and mom have been extremely supportive and extremely protective of me throughout my modeling career.
As parents should! Speaking of modeling, what are your biggest career highlights?
By far my biggest career highlights were making the top 16 of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model search, walking in their fashion show, and, of course, meeting the stunning Kate Upton. I also had a small guest spot in Sharknado 6, which was really fun and cool because I got see into the acting world. I would love to get into acting.
I could see it! What’s the secret to snapping a sexy selfie?
The right angles and lighting. And a good smize.
Definitely didn’t just Google “smize.” How can a man catch your attention?
I love a man that knows what he wants. Confidence, not arrogance, is key. Show me a diamond smile and I’m all yours.
What’s the worst pickup line you’ve ever heard?
Now that I’m in Tennessee for college, the worst one I’ve heard by far is “Are you from Tennessee? Because you’re the only ten I see.”
LOL. How do you let a man know you’re interested?
I smile and talk a lot. My body language also totally gives it away.
Describe your ideal date.
Anything that is intimate or fun where we can get to know each other—I’m not super picky. Ideal examples would be a candlelit dinner on the beach, going to an amusement park, seeing a concert, or spending time at a museum. I’m a total museum nerd.
Interesting! What about a man turns you on the most?
Confidence, ambition, passion and a good sense of humor. I also look at a man’s smile and eyes.
When do you feel sexiest?
I feel sexiest when I am feeling comfortable, and most of the time that’s when I’m wearing jeans and a body suit or a bikini.
You definitely look comfortable on camera. Any sexy fantasies?
All I’m gonna say is it involves a little Ed Sheeran playing. The rest is for my man to find out.
Fair enough. What’s your favorite thing to do in the bedroom?
Other than binge-watch Riverdale or The Vampire Diaries and sleep? I’ll leave that up to the imagination…
Stumped us again! What should a man never do in the bedroom?
Touch my feet. I’m super ticklish.
What are your guiltiest pleasures?
Ketchup chips from Canada because I am half Canadian, white chocolate Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Nicholas Sparks movies, and, currently, the song “Like To Be You” by Shawn Mendes.
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