Kalumi chats with Victorias secret model and actress Sarah Stephens- The Aussie super babe shares her advice on keeping a positive relationship with your body and how to stay healthy when constantly on the go. After being in the spotlight from the age of 16, Sarah knows a thing or two about working hard to make your dreams come true!
Where do you call home?
A battle between Brooklyn, New York and Sydney, Australia.
How did you get started in modeling and acting?
I won a national modeling competition in Australia back when I was 16 run by Girlfriend magazine. That was my big launch into the modeling world.
After a few years of modeling I took a break to study acting. I was craving something more, a challenge and I always had a love for film and story telling.
I went to Nida in Australia, William Esper studio in NY and still take drop in classes at various other schools when I can.
I'm still waiting on my green card so getting work or even auditions is a struggle but I did shoot a film in Canada called The Witch a while back.
After shooting that I partook in a four person play called The Flood in NY and Belfast, Ireland. It was one of the most exhilarating and rewarding experiences of my life. I was always intimidated by theatre but I'm so glad I jumped at the opportunity. I would love to do more work on stage.
What has been your favorite job thus far?
Modeling wise, it would have to be walking the Victoria's Secret show and acting wise it would be The Flood play in Ireland.
Modeling isn't an easy job, you are constantly judged on your appearance. Do you have any advice on how to keep a positive relationship with your body?
It can be quite difficult. There are some low days where I can't help but feel this crippling thought that my entire self worth is based purely on my physical appearance. In the end, it's just a job. It's not who I am and, in the grander scheme of things, it's not a job that needs to be taken too seriously. We're not saving lives.
I have a positive relationship with my body now but that was not always the case. Age and experience has helped me overcome body confidence issues. Exercise is also like therapy to me. The endorphin rush is crucial. I exercise not only for my body but for my mind.
When constantly on the go and traveling for work, how do you stay healthy (physically and mentally?)
It can be hard, jet lag makes me lazy and lethargic. Lingerie shoots straight off a 24hr flight to Australia are testing. Basically I just drink plenty of water, get as much sleep as possible, eat healthy and fit in a little sweat session when I can.
What is your feel good indulgence?
A deep tissue massage
Beauty secrets/ beauty advice for other women?
It might be cliché to say but confidence is key. Keep your head held high, smile more and worry less about what other people think.
There's nothing less appealing than a woman constantly criticizing them self and obsessing over their flaws.
I also think less is more when it comes to make up, I don't understand why young girls think they need so much these days, especially during the day. All that foundation and contour might look ok at a nightclub but in broad daylight it looks so heavy. I much prefer the fresh, natural look and it's also so much better for your skin!
We totally agree with Sarah, less is more when it comes to makeup! Don’t forget to follow Sarah @sarahstephens7 to keep up with her latest work!
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