#ModelMuse McKenna Waitley for Stay Active, #Md2 for Spring 2017

McKenna Waitley

We last spoke with model McKenna Waitley in September 2015. She was one of our original model muses. She grew up in San Diego, California, and lives the MalenDyer lifestyle – from the beaches of SoCal to her love of sports.

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RELATED: Original MalenDyer Interview with Model McKenna Waitley

MalenDyer: Last time we spoke, you mentioned you wanted to ride an elephant and to visit Bali. Are you able to check those items off of your list?
McKenna Waitley: No, unfortunately I couldn’t get to Bali, but I did hold a koala and hang out with kangaroos in Australia.

MD: Speaking of Australia, share with us more about your experience Down Under.
MW: I went to Australia for two months. It was my first time, and it was an unforgettable experience! My favorite part was probably scuba diving the Great Barrier Reef. I have always wanted to explore it, and I was able to work a little as well, which was a great combo.

MD: Since you are from San Diego, let’s talk about SD. What did you love most about growing up there?
MW: Yes, I grew up in San Diego, which I still believe is one of the best cities in the world! I love the sun, beautiful beaches and overall just friendly people that live here.

MD: What has been your most memorable SD summer?
MW: I think one of my most memorable summers was when my family moved to Coronado. It was a beach day every day. We biked from one side of the island to the other, had bonfires on the beach and I made music videos with all of my sisters [she added with a smile].

MD: You’ve also spent time in Seattle and Houston playing soccer. Do you ever miss that chapter of your life?
MW: I actually do miss soccer a lot. It is a huge part of who I am…

Read more of our interview with model McKenna Waitley in our Stay Active, #Md2 for Spring 2017 issue at malendyer.com.