Where are you as you answer these questions?
I am currently lying in my bed in pink silk PJs drenched in coconut oil to hydrate my skin and hair while my sweet little dog Chloe stares at me wondering when I will pet her next.
What’s a typical day for you?
I wake up and drink my coffee then go on an hour long walk with my hyper and full of life little dog. This is my favorite part of most days as it is a way for me to clear my mind and organize the rest of my day. If I don't have a modeling job that day, I usually am running errands and then working on my laptop with tasks related to my non-profit, Models of Compassion, that my best friend and I founded earlier this year. I usually end the night with meeting some friends for dinner and drinks at chateau marmot or ordering in, cuddling and watching Netflix.
What inspires you the most?
Helping others. I feel the most inspired when I make someone else feel happy and loved or when I can relieve a being of suffering even if it is just for a moment. Making any amount of positive change in another living beings life is my ultimate goal, always.
What is your favourite city in the world and why?
Shocking as it may be to some - I love Los Angeles. I have the beach, amazing weather, the city life or the country life (whichever I choose), and my family near by! What more could I want. The vibe and energy in this city is so laid back and comfortable. Although, I love to travel and there still are SO many cities I long to visit but haven't so who knows, maybe I will have a new favorite city in the future.
What are your favourite things to do in LA?
Walk, dine and socialize are a few of my favorite things to do in the city of angels. I live in an area where I am able to walk to almost anything I would ever need, my car rarely gets any use these days! There are so many amazing restaurants in LA and new ones are always opening - not to mention a huge selection of vegan/vegetarian places! I love eating out which leads me to socializing. I love connecting with my little circle of amazing friends and talking about life and hearing all of their interesting stories and experiences. I gain my energy from being social and connecting with others. I am definitely an extrovert even though I am shy at times.
Do you have any beauty tips for traveling?
Whatever you do, make sure you always have coconut oil with you! Flying dehydrates you and can make your skin and hair very dry. I like to find a sauna to get rid of water retention and then lather up in coconut oil after. Different climates can always mess with your skin as well - coconut oil cures all.
What do you do to keep in shape?
Walk, walk, and WALK! I walk 3-5 miles per day at a steady fast pace and then I try my best to do Carries Pilates Plus at least 1-2 times per week to stay lean and toned.
What are some of your passions?
My top three passions are my family/friends, animals and children. My support system of family and friends is the greatest part of who I am, I am the most passionate about making sure they are happy, loved and healthy. As a part of my non-profit, Models of Compassion, I work a lot with animals and children. I love all beings, but what I am most passionate about is exotic animals, extinction and preserving their habitats, and putting an end to any suffering. I enjoy working with children in orphanages to educate them but most of all to show them they are worthy of receiving love and capable of giving love. I really believe love is all we need.
Who is your ultimate muse?
I have so many in all different categories. Physically, Adriana Lima has always inspired me - I find her to be the most beautiful woman on earth. Influentially, I love everything Angelina Jolie stands for and I admire her dedication to her family and this planet. Style wise, I love how Kate Moss dresses and carries herself. She is definitely one of my top style icons.
Which is your favourite In Your Arms bikini?
Every. Single. One. - I am serious though, I literally love every single style! But If I had to choose, I think the Lunar is best for my body shape and personal style. I love simple and sharp. This bikini makes me feel effortlessly sexy.