There are a few reality stars I admire, and Bethenny Frankel and Whitney Port are two of them. They've used their reality TV audience to help them build an empire and pursue their dreams as business women. After her stints on The Hills and The City, Whitney launched her sassy clothing line, Whitney Eve, and now the designer has a new gig as a judge on Britian's Next Top Model, works as a Spokesperson with Crest and is about to launch a jewelry line. I got the scoop on all of that and and of course, her fave beauty products. Check it out. What are your must-have beauty products and why?
- Lucas Papaw ointment for its moisturizing lip balm actions
- Moroccan oil for moisturizing my ends
- The new Crest 3D White Glamorous White Toothpaste and Intensive Professional Effects Whitestrips to get my smile white and bright, and to keep it that way
- Fresh high noon tinted moisture for a sheer cover on my face
- Illamasqua cream blush for a dewy peachy cheek on my apples
Congratulations on your gig on Britain's Next Top Model. What do you think of the modeling industry in the UK compared to the US?
I think the modeling industry there is exactly the same. There is the pressure to be thin, unique looking, have a mix of a commercial and a high fashion look, a great personality, be easy to work with and motivated.
How is it to work with Tyson Beckford?
He was like my big brother. He looked after me and made sure I was always taken care of and protected. He loves a good night out which was fun to be a part of.
You've also just launched a jewelry line! Who or what were you inspired by? I was inspired by various pieces of costume jewelry I have picked up along the way on my travels. When I am with my mom we will visit little flea markets and find so much cool stuff, so I did a mix of metals and chains and golds.
When you're not working, what's your guiltiest pleasure? Manicures and pedicures!