Bree Condon
Rising star Bree Condon on working with Tyler Perry, adventures in India, and why it’s good to be bad.

Text by Lucy Silberman
Photographed by Antoine Verglas

If Bree Condon looks familiar, there are a few possible reasons: She was a Guess campaign girl for almost a decade; she famously sported a whipped cream bikini on  the  updated version of the classic album Whipped Cream & Other Delights; and she has appeared on shows like The Vampire Diaries, The Young and the Restless, and, most recently, the Tyler Perry drama The Haves and the Have Nots. On that  last one, Condon plays Sarah, the new dis- trict attorney in town. “She’s determined to make  a  name  for  herself  at  all  costs,”  says Condon of her character. “She is ruthless and conniving, which is so much fun to play. It’s always more exciting to be bad.”

Condon has never shied away from the spotlight. When she was little, her parents took her to see Siegfried & Roy; after getting pulled  onstage,  Condon  didn’t  want  the moment to end. “When the act was over, I was  running  back  and  forth,”  she  laughs. “They  had  to  chase  me  off  [the  stage].” Modeling and acting gigs followed for the California native, including a commercial shoot for lingerie brand Agent Provocateur, directed   by   Penélope   Cruz.   “I’ve   always admired and dreamed of working with [her],” Condon   tells   Maxim.   “Never   thought   it would be wearing lingerie in the middle of the desert!”

That’s  just  one  of  several  noteworthy adventures for Condon. Last year she went on an epic, monthlong motorcycle ride through India. “It was one of the most incred- ible experiences of my life,” she says. “When you’re riding a motorcycle, you are part of the landscape,  not  just  looking  at  it.  I’d  take  a Harley  over  a  Bentley  any  day.”  A  certified scuba diver, Condon has also swum with stingrays and dreams of diving the Red Sea in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.

But for now, she’s focusing on The Haves and the Have Nots. “He’s such a force of nature,” the actress says of Perry. “Not only is he an incredible and kind director, but to witness what   he   has   created   in   Atlanta”—where Perry’s production company is based—“was really inspiring.” We could all do with more goodwill, an idea Condon embraces. When asked about her goals for 2018, just one comes to mind: “To make America sane again.” (Maxim)

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