Meet cute Canajian Katie Banks. “I’ve been modelling now for about 2 years and I see no reason to ever stop,” she says. “At times it feels like a dream come true, this fairly unique life that I live, but I wake up every morning smiling and ready to dive right on in and start my day. I started out working the trade show circuit with a fitness company ‘Supreme Protein’. I had a lot of fun and met some really great people. One on the biggest achievements I have made to date was to pose for Playboy. Up until about a year ago it was this unbelievable dream that I was too afraid to even dream in fear that it just wouldn’t ever come true. At times I still cant’ believe it even though I have printed proof. I appeared in the 2011 issue of the Sexy Summer Girls and had a six page spread. I also currently appear on their Women of Playboy site. My ‘day job’ is my site www.katiebanks.com and I love it.” As you can tell, Katie has quite a lot to say, and you can get more of it by following her at twitter.com/katiebanksdd and visiting her frequently-updated Youtube profile, youtube.com/user/katiebanksdd.
(Psst. Yeah, you — weirdo. If you want to buy her dresses or panties, you can do that here. Now beat it.)
Hometown/Birthplace: Vancouver BC Canada
Current location: Vancouver BC Canada
Measurements: 30I-24-37 [Note that is not the number 301 on the boob measurement; it's 30-eye, the letter "I" as in they're bigger than a 30H but not as ginormous as a 30J. --Ed.]
Upcoming projects: I was always taught to reach for the stars and never give up, so now after spending time shooting with playboy photographer Waldy Martens and being on the Playboy Morning Show with Adrea and Kevin, I’ve been bitten by the Playboy bug, worse than before. I plan on getting involved as much as I can with events going on at the Mansion and looking for new opportunities within the Playboy family. I’m also wanting to get into doing perhaps a few music videos and some acting — after all, I do have a diploma in Fine Arts.
I think my best physical feature is: My butt — all throughout high school it always seemed to be my derriere that attracted the guys.
Men say my best physical feature is: I get boobs a lot and of course butt but the most surprising one I would say is my hands. I have been told all throughout my life as well as a lot lately that my hands are very elegant and girly.
Tattoos: I have a teal/blue butterfly on the back of my neck; it’s a memorial tattoo for my dad. He taught me to reach for the stars and always believe in myself and that I could achieve whatever I set my mind to. He taught me to spread my wings and fly. He died when I was 20, at a time in my life where I changed from the child that once was to the adult and the person I am now. I am planning another one but I’m waiting for about another year to get it. I am getting 2 spall puppy paw outlines with the initials E and K after the loves of my life, my two small chihuahuas Eva and Kinzie.
Sexiest woman ever: Ohhh that’s a tough one — Holly Madison. I fell in love with her quirky cute personality on The Girls Next Door, and she’s a big reason why I fell in love with Playboy.
Sexiest man ever: Probably Colin Firth. I don’t know what it is about him but he’s sexy. I’d say Ryan Reynolds pre-Blade 6 pack abs, he just seems like a really cool guy to hang out with who would make you smile and laugh all day long. If he ever gets a little out of shape and single tell him to call me.
My best trait is: I would like to think it’s my personality — I’ve always been a positive thinker, I try to find the good in every situation and learn from it. I think that life can be really hard sometimes and that it’s so easy to get depressed or bogged down so I try to look at things in a favourable light. Life is after all what we make of it.
My worst habit is: Oh, no. I would say that I am horrible at cleaning all my hair out of the drains — yep, I think just about every drain in my house is clogged right now — and I am forever leaving the tea towel on the top of my gas stove which is a fire hazard. Or so all my friends say.
I wish more men would: Be gentlemen! Gone are the days of chivalry. I want to be treated like a lady, have him open my car door for me, escort me inside, et cetera. Gone are the days when men used to woo women and romance. I’m an old romantic at heart.
The key to my heart is: Laughter. I can be a bit of a goof at times, making funny voices when I talk or doing silly things. I love to smile and giggle and laugh
Compliment me on: Well guys, I hate to say it but the old standby is true: Always compliment a pretty girl on her brains and a smart girl on her looks. For myself I would much rather hear a well thought-out observation on something that I clearly put a lot of thought into.
How much should a man groom his private parts?: Well I think that considering I keep myself well groomed that some grooming is required. It at least has to look pretty and not leave behind any bristly reminders of our time together.
My grooming down there: I shave her till she is perfectly smooth and soft.
Favourite style of panties: I love thongs or g-string the most when wearing them under something because I hate panty lines of any kind. I’d far rather go commando then have a panty line. But for hanging around the house in bra and panties I love a cute pair of booty shorts. And don’t worry I always take lots of pictures of myself in my underwear, just follow me on Twitter and you’ll know what — if anything — I’m wearing.
What I like in a bra: Well I like something that gives me good support considering my ta-tas are so big, but I don’t like to be too covered up, so a demi-cup is great. I love bright colors, the brighter the better. I used to never own a bra that was black, white or nude.
Pet name for my boobs: Honey and Dew, there use to be some really cool saying to go with that but for the life of me I can’t remember.
What I love about my boobs: I love that they are so round and perky. I love laying flat on my back and seeing them standing at the ready.
When it comes to my body, please do: Massage and run your hands all over. I love soft intimate touches. Oh, and play with my hair; I love that too.
When it comes to my body, please do not: Stick fingers into anything without at least a clear nod of approval.
Most important rule or rules of bedroom etiquette: The Bloodhound Gang had it right when they said we’re nothing but mammals; however, being overly aggressive is a big turn off for me.
Physical feature I like to show off: In public, bare midriff can be very sexy, I work hard to have a nice flat tummy so why not show it off. And in private — let’s just say I go tit for tat.
The sexiest outfit I will wear in public: It sounds kinda funny, but I gotta say a thin white spaghetti strap tank top with no bra on and a pair of short shorts tends to get me the most attention — sometimes more than I can possibly handle.
Something I will wear the bedroom if you are deserving: As a model I have a very extensive collection of lingerie and I love to put them on and walk around the house. I will give you several options and look for your feedback, in a variety of different ways. I’m a big pleaser. Or maybe I just love to be naked and it happens to please.
A superficial thing I am attracted to: A near total lack of protruding nose and ear hair is definitely a plus with me — but seriously, my taste in men doesn’t run to the superficial.
My favorite physical feature on a man: A nice tight tush. I love when a guy can fill out a good pair of jeans.
My favorite trait in a man: I like guys who are clever. You know, not like players who always have an angle, but intelligent people who are creative and enjoy teaching me things and making ordinary life much less ordinary.
A man will impress me if: He can carry on an intelligent conversation with me while I am wearing a very low cut dress.
A man will turn me on if: He is wearing just the right scent; sometimes I will get close to a guy who has just a hint of something wonderful and I get thoughts that are very inappropriate to have for a complete stranger. And he will most likely never even know about it.
A man will disappoint me if: He is intolerant or rude to those less fortunate to him, old people, or little dogs.
The simplest thing you can do to make me happy is: Help me clean the house when it needs cleaning or do something special for my little monsters — Kinzie and Eva, my two chihuahuas.
I will not even give you a second look if: You stare too long and can’t maintain eye contact while we are talking. If I’m standing right there talking to you and your eyes keep sliding away or wandering south it tells me that you couldn’t care less what I’m saying and aren’t really that interested in me as a person, just as a hot girl. It also makes you come across as really rude and I can’t stand rude people.
Something stupid men do or say when they first meet me: I tend to notice that most guys are too shy to talk to me and don’t like to make eye contact; in fact they seem to think that my eyes are located where my nipples are. But — I will admit, I do understand.
I will sleep with you when: I feel sufficiently secure in the fact that you’re not just trying to get with me so that you can brag about it to all your buddies later.
I will never sleep with you if: I can tell that you only see me as a conquest, and not a person.
Don’t you dare: Walk up to me and grab my ass. I hate when guys walk up to me or past me and grab my ass. It’s rude and an invasion of my privacy. Now if you’re my guy it’s another story and then it’s a game.
The best date I ever had was: Honestly, it’s going to sound silly — it wasn’t really a date, more like two people hanging out and getting to know each other. We went to Ikea and wandered around being silly laughing and exploring all the oddly named crap that Ikea has to offer. (Which by the way I love, my whole house is furnished by those crafty Swedes). Finish it off with 50-cent hot dogs and ice cream and you have a winner.
I am the ideal woman because: I’m a sweet girl next door who loves to get dressed up and be girly but who also loves to get her hands dirty, whether it’s playing video games, camping, playing sports, working on cars or helping to fabricate something. Plus, and this is a little embarrassing to mention, I think about sex a lot, and I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that.
I am not the ideal woman because: I am just like my astrological sign, a bull. Which means sometimes I can tend to be a little stubborn and bull-headed and I’m not afraid to speak my mind or call you on your shit. But then again, depending on the guy, that might just put me in the ideal woman category.
I am the best in the world at: Pantomime; you randomly play me a song off the radio and I’ll pretty much know all the words and have created some random dance to go with it.
I need a man who can: Be my support system and my best friend. Someone who will help push me when I need a push, support me when I need strength and let me be who I want to be in life. I want someone in my life who will be my partner not my parent or keeper.
In my opinion, astrology is: A fun way to characterize people; not to be taken completely to heart, but it is eerily accurate sometimes.
If you come to my house, don’t criticize: The dog toys everywhere. I try to clean them up at least twice a day but those two little monsters will have them back out and all over the place in two seconds flat.
The last movie that made me laugh: Paul — it was hilarious and cute; combine that with two silly Brits and a sci-fi plotline and you have a winner.
The last movie that made me cry: I can’t remember exactly — but oh man, I tend to cry at movies quiet a bit. I usually get teared up if there is something to do with daddy daughter relationships because, well, I just miss mine so much sometimes.
My philosophy of love: Love is a thing that needs work and constant nurturing, like a plant. It needs to be watered, it needs sunlight and room to grow. So many couples think that once you say I love you that’s it, that’s all you need. I think that love is a verb (to love) not a way to describe a feeling. It’s something you do, something you show and something you work to maintain.
My philosophy of sex: I love sex! Seriously, a lot. But only when it’s with someone that I can trust. Like I said, I’m a pleaser and that might mean that stuff might go down that I would not want bragged about all over the internet. I don’t think that I am any different from most people on that.
My philosophy of life: Life is short and you get what you put into it. Make the life that you want happen, seize the day, grab the bull by the horns and make your dreams come true. Is that enough platitudes for you? Well, they are all true.
I should be on the cover of Playboy because: Because if I had 3 months to live and the Make-a-wish people called me and asked what’s the one thing I want before I die, I’d say the cover of Playboy — please please please. But maybe that’s not the best scenario — depending on what disease I had or how sick I was, I don’t know if the photos would turn out that hot. Best to get me on that cover now while I’m 100% healthy!