Supermodels and rock stars go together like peas and carrots it seems, but Greenville native Maggie Rawlins Douglas wanted to dig deeper than that, and so it was instead the boy next door, George Douglas, who stole her heart. After graduating from the College of Charleston, Maggie went to nursing school and was working as a nurse until she switched from being on call to casting calls—for the likes of Sports Illustrated and Garnier, among others. Her (much-followed) Instagram account is full of sexy, sultry, and stylish snaps. But the ones she looks happiest in? With that boy next door.
Instead of beauty pageants, you pursued nursing and still found your way down the runway. How did that happen? >> To be quite honest, modeling was never a “dream” of mine. My dad is a photographer and my mom is an artist, so I grew up in an environment that instilled a love for the arts. I had a couple of agencies reach out at the end of high school, but I knew going to college was a priority. After graduating from nursing school and passing boards, I worked as a nurse in hematology/ oncology. I loved it! But a friend of mine sent my headshots to a talent manager, and I ended up flying to Miami for a few weeks to be “developed.” I knew I needed to at least give it a shot or I would always wonder what could have come.
What is your biggest campaign or spot you’ve landed so far? >> I shot an international commercial for Garnier earlier this year. It was a 14-day shoot and was one of the coolest experiences yet. We shot all over California.
What’s the best part of your job? >> Traveling and meeting new people in all different stages of life. It’s been cool to develop strong relationships with people in the same industry, as it’s really hard for people who aren’t in the industry to truly relate or understand what it’s like. So it’s been cool getting to make these friendships and have an outlet to the ups and downs of the business.
What’s the worst part? >> Leaving my husband and dog is definitely the worst part!
Your husband is surely the envy of many a man. How did you know he was the one? >> People always said, ‘When you know, you know,’ and I had that realization pretty early on. He is the best man I know, and I can’t imagine doing life without him.
As a beautiful woman in the world, what do you think men could improve on with regard to women? >> The blame game! It’s 2017. When will women stop being held accountable for the actions and thoughts of men in regards to sexual assault?
What brings you joy? >> So many things! Jesus. Coffee. The beach. My dog. Cheese. Margaritas. And, of course, [my husband] George.
This sounds like a job interview, but where do you see yourself in five years? >> Ah, I have no idea where I will be in five years to be honest. Still modeling? A nurse? A mom? Who knows.
What are your top three beauty secrets? >> Dirty hair always looks better than clean hair. Wash your face every night. And, moisturize!
Originally published October 2017