Meet Erika De Leija, a strikingly beautiful model from Santa Maria, California. Dressed in a white skirt, top and floral lingerie, Erika steps into the limelight with the photographer, Cassandra Keyes capturing all her beauty. On set of a sunroom filled with beautiful plants, Erika feels absolutely at home and grateful. “These last two days have been such an amazing experience,” says the 23-year-old, after her shoot. “I met wonderful new women, shot video which I’ve done very little of, my photographer was incredible, and I’ve had a lot of personal growth,” she adds, beaming. Get to know Erika as she isn’t the least bit shy in front of the camera. “My passion is modeling,” she tells us taking a seat on the large wicker chair, “but to be more specific, I enjoy the creative side of it.” Giving us a taste of her artistry, Erika tries out a variety of poses, accentuating her long legs, and lovely, all natural curves. “Posing nude is empowering,” she says. “I’m starting to love and appreciate the entire shape of my body, and the shapes my body creates.” Are you enjoying getting to know the stunning and intelligent model, Erika De Leija? Let her know in the comments below, right here on Playboy Plus!
Erika De Leija – Bio:
Birthplace: Santa Maria, CA
Height: 5′ 5″
Weight: 120 lbs
Erika De Leija will enchant you. A gorgeous California girl, Erika embodies what it means to be down to earth and lovely. Hailing from Santa Maria, it actually took her awhile to feel comfortable enough to pursue modeling full time — but once she did, she’s been flourishing professionally and personally. “I grew up in a small town and raised very humble, feeling unappealing,” she tells us. “I feel like it took me a while to grow into my body and the person I am today.” In fact, Erika didn’t know where her desire for modeling would take her, or if it were the right path. “When I started I felt I did not have the personality for it,” she shares. “After some time, I became more comfortable with the social aspects and my body. Since then I have dedicated my career to modeling full time!” Happy that she did, it was only a matter of time before Erika caught our eye on social media. “I first heard about Playboy sometime when I was a teenager,” she says. “My experience [has been] amazing! My photographer was incredible, gave amazing direction and was so sweet!” A strong advocate for posing nude, Erika finds it beautiful. “It’s empowering,” she shares. “My ultimate goal would be to have nudity be something that is more normalized — bodies are so beautiful!” Learn more about the lovely Erika through her stunning pictorials, right here on Playboy Plus!