A:I'm British, originally from Cornwall, which is the South West of England. It's a beautiful place, very quiet, lots of seaside and countryside. People always assume I am a city girl when they first meet me, especially on first impressions built from online, and with the nature of my photos, but I'll always be a country girl at heart. I grew up in a farmhouse with my mum and stepfather, and the rest of the time I was on a houseboat with my father. I led an active life as a child, with a lot of freedom, and I think this has continued on into my adult life. In both staying active and fit, and never really settling anywhere for long.
My favorite way of staying fit, is being outdoors, walking, running or hiking in amazing scenery. I'm sure it stems from my youth, my love for being outdoors and finding adventure in that. I'm guilty of lounging by pools, but given the choice of a jungle trek and a lazy holiday, I'd choose jungle trek!
For me one of the most important aspects of my health and happiness is keeping hold of that sense of adventure I had as a youngster. I think it's the secret to staying healthy both mentally and physically for everyone. If things become stale and based on routine it affects your outlook on life, not always for the better.
Q:When did you begin modeling?
A:I started modeling at 16, not professionally, but that was my first experience of it. I was spotted by Ripcurl on the beach. I was so flattered and enjoyed it so much.
I stayed on with education, I studied arts and modelled for fun and pocket money, part time. I went to Miami after sixth form exams, (a break up with a boyfriend triggered it actually). It made me want to do something radical and crazy for myself. I signed with an American management company when I was there!
I then studied Law at degree level, and by this time I was modelling professionally. I was flying to attend Playboy parties in Europe on Saturday nights, and on Easter break I was heading to Hollywood to cast for lingerie companies or to shoot for Maxim.
Juggling both modelling and a degree was hard, and modelling won in the end. The two potential paths couldn't have been more different, but it was the uncertain path I wanted to pursue more. Honestly, despite law being interesting and stimulating, I just didn't feel like I could commit to such a serious subject forever. The idea of it overwhelmed me, choosing one career forever felt final. Modelling for me was a chance to experience the world and exciting experiences quickly.
Q:Where have you been featured?
A:I have shot for swimwear lines in Miami, Ellie Rose and Montoya Swimwear. I shot for Kirsty Gallagher’s range when I was starting out, and then recently shot for Sports Bras UK campaigns. I've covered a few editions of both Maxim and FHM, Oracle and Elite- even getting voted by one FHM in the top 100 list in 2011. I've shot for Loaded magazine and I was cover girl for a local Miami nightlife magazine last summer, which was great for profile there. I love Miami, it's a great holiday town! I visit often and I was amazing to see a cover edition there. I shot for Supafly, as their lead girl in a video that plays out on MTV and Dance Nation. I was the covergirl also for Beautiful Girls of Las Vegas, (that was also a strange experience last summer on a pool party trip, walking into a store and recognising myself on the shelves). I didn't even know it was launching, so was a complete drunken surprise. I was also featured on the Sports Illustrated website earlier in the year, (I received over 600,000 hits on my blog following that!). Sports Illustrated for me would be a dream shoot. I would love to cast for them. I love the model’s bodies in there, very feminine, curvy, but fit.
Q:How does it feel to pose in front of those cameras?
A:It's wonderful, like how I imagine an actor feels on stage, it's a complete show and completely addictive. Many might disagree, but I find it an empowering thing, you feel very in control of yourself and the situation. You are more aware of your actions, how you move and how what you are doing impacts the experience for everyone. Posing allows you to kind of let go of reality a little, you just move, sometimes you can forget that there are cameras there. That's when you and the photographer interact best, the best shots happen at that time. I often start a shoot quite stiff, the first few shots are usually just a warm up. You connect with yourself, your body and the photographer after that. I love it, I miss shooting when it's down times.
Q:What does your diet look like, when preparing for a shoot?
A:My diet changes dramatically, if I have a goal to work towards, like a shoot date, dieting becomes much easier, (I would suggest that as a tip for girls). Set a date, write it down in your diary, for when you want to look your absolute best for. Once it is on paper, it's official, and you are much more likely to stick to it.
At the moment I am prepping, as I am dieting down for the Cannes Film Festival. Currently my breakfast is a litre of water, a black coffee and 5 egg whites. I try to eat my fruits in the morning before lunch, I'm avoiding even the most natural sugars in the evenings before bed. I'm also snacking on nuts, raw ginger and more coffees! Lunch times I'm eating either an egg white omelette with green veg, or turkey breasts with vegetables. I am choosing turkey breasts at the moment as they dehydrate you, and allow loss of water retention. So usually I am opting for similar at dinner too, which when I'm shooting is important. As a woman I easily hold water, and little tricks like that make a big difference for me. I'm also drinking anything up to 10 litres of water a day to help flush out water my body is storing.
I've been fortunate this week in prepping as I have lived in with my trainer Emma Jane Corry (PT). She mentors me through nutrition, and pushes me further in exercise than I would alone. I like to visit her when I need motivation and intense training before a shoot.
Unfortunately I left Emma today, as I am shooting I'm Athens. I'm on the plane at the moment doing the interview on an iPad! It is hard to keep a routine going with diet traveling for work. I'm sure business people and girls similar to me experience the same thing. It's lack of routine that makes me crave sugars, so I carry raw ginger and green tea bags to drink on flights, and snack on those instead of salty flight snacks offered.
I have recently teamed up with Sports Nutrition UK to launch a range of protein powders, sports drinks and supplements, these are aimed at females who are passionate about fitness or who are looking to start a program for the first time. I wanted to incorporate my lifestyle into the range, so I am also making sure that it will benefit others like me, who cannot always dedicate a routine to fitness, maybe for all kinds of reasons; work commitments, children or study. The supplements will benefit people on the go, just as much as people with a stable routine. I want fitness and diet to mould around all lives and timetables. All my drinks are isolate, so are small in size, easily carried in handbags for example, allowing women to diet no matter where or what they are doing.
I will also include videos, diary entries, diet plans and workouts, alongside the supplement range. Together me and Emma will focus on an all year bikini workout for busy schedules, with easy and personable videos to tutor you online anytime, anywhere.
Q:Looking forward to that! What else do you do when you're not modeling?
A:I enjoy time for holidays, friends and family. I love to spend time with those who know every side and aspect of me, and just spend that time being goofy and laughing. I enjoy going on bike rides, camping, cinemas, dinners, spas; anything that allows quality time. I have a small but trusted group of friends, we know every side to each other and love each other all the same. Friends for me, especially as a single woman, are the most important. Work can feel lonely travelling sometimes, they keep me grounded.
Q:What is next for your career?
A:I mentioned earlier about Sports Nutrition UK, and a range I will be launching with them, allowing easy fitness and diet solutions. I feel that diet should be an easy thing to keep up, and I always hiccup when my routine is disturbed for whatever reason. I'm designing with Sports Nutrition UK and Ammutrition designs especially for every circumstance, it will be very thought through with a woman's timetable and diet needs.
I'm enjoying moving away from only bikini work, to also concentrate on charity work. I am now an advocate for Wheeling Around The World. A good friend of mine is the founder, and perhaps the most inspirational man I know. I met him whilst working for Playboy, he is the owner in Belgium. He has been in a wheelchair since 16, and lives an enviable life in many respects. He has a great many story to tell. His courage and strive for life is amazing to witness. The charity focuses on traveling as a disabled person, and the trials and tribulations that may be experienced. Alexandre the owner is a keen traveller, and particularly in less developed countries, has experienced many difficulties whilst traveling in a wheelchair, (limited access for example). This for many in similar situations has left them less confident in travel. The charity is funding others in the same situation to travel to dream locations, organised groups of disabled children to travel to gain confidence around the world together.
I asked directly be involved wherever possible, as I love travelling I appreciate the charity's vision and do not believe anyone should be limited to not experiencing the joys I have been fortunate to gain whilst traveling myself. I have been helping with areas of pr, marketing and scripting English from French since the start of the year for promotional text. I am helping with the charity gala in Cannes on the 22nd, I love being part of something that means something for the right reasons. I know I will love it even more when I see how the charity benefits individuals directly. I have never been fortunate enough as of yet to be involved directly with people's lives or happiness, so when I first see a smile that the charity has caused it will be a great day.
Q:Can you give us your Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, blog, and website handles?
A:I would love for you to follow me, don't be afraid to get in touch for more info about anything I have mentioned. I love to meet new people in person, and online, it's always a pleasure.
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Interview done by Elliot Rivera for HealtHaven.com