Lianna!

The beauty heiress is mak­ing her way as mod­el­ling’s next big thing.

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THIS TIME LAST YEAR YOU WERE ROCKING THE COVER OF OUR BEAUTY IS­SUE! WHAT’S BEEN HAP­PEN­ING THIS YEAR?

My mod­el­ling ca­reer has been hap­pen­ing, which is re­ally ex­cit­ing! My first ever cover shoot was with Girl­friend, and since then I’ve had sev­eral other ed­i­to­ri­als and cov­ers, in­clud­ing some in­ter­na­tional ones like Harper’s Bazaar Greece and Madame Fi­garo. I did the cover of the Qan­tas in-flight shop­ping magazine, which is global!

HOW DOES IT FEEL KNOW­ING THOUSANDS OF PEO­PLE ARE SEE­ING YOUR FACE?

See­ing your pic­ture in print is a dif­fer­ent feel­ing. Th­ese days, ev­ery­thing is on the in­ter­net and so­cial me­dia, and my gen­er­a­tion is very into on­line. But ac­tu­ally see­ing a hard copy of some­thing you’ve worked on – noth­ing’s like that.

YOU RE­CENTLY WALKED FOR AUS­TRALIAN DE­SIGNER CHRISTO­PHER ESBER AT NEW YORK FASH­ION WEEK. HOW WAS THAT?

That was huge! Firstly, go­ing to New York was amaz­ing, and then be­ing a part of fash­ion week, see­ing all the dif­fer­ent mod­els and talk­ing to them. Un­for­tu­nately, I didn’t get to see Gigi Ha­did or Ken­dall Jen­ner, but I met some re­ally nice, beau­ti­ful girls that were in the same shoes as me.

WHAT WAS GO­ING THROUGH YOUR HEAD THE MO­MENT YOU STEPPED ONTO THE RUN­WAY?

I was think­ing: “Oh my God, don’t fall.” When I first stepped out, the adren­a­line rushed through me and I was like: “Stay calm.” Fall­ing is one of my night­mares. It’s dif­fi­cult, be­cause some­times you get into th­ese weird shoes or the floor’s a bit slip­pery. There’s a lot of sce­nar­ios where that could hap­pen!

IF YOU COULD FOL­LOW IN THE FOOT­STEPS OF ANY MODEL, WHO WOULD YOU CHOOSE?

I see lots of women that I ad­mire and look up to for their hard work and ca­reers, but I don’t want to model my­self on some­one be­cause I am my­self. I’ll make my own mis­takes. I want to make my own path and be unique.

IS THERE ANY­THING YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE CHANGE IN THE FASH­ION IN­DUS­TRY?

I al­ready think it’s changed a lot, es­pe­cially since the su­per­model era of the ’90s. It’s about hav­ing a per­son­al­ity, not just a face. And you get to see a model’s life through so­cial me­dia and see that they’re a real per­son. That’s where Snapchat and In­sta­gram play a huge role. I’ve also seen a lot more plus­sized mod­els, which helps to give a wider view of what women’s bod­ies can look like. Not every­one is stick thin. Though there’s noth­ing wrong with be­ing thin and noth­ing wrong with be­ing curvy.

WE’VE JUST KICKED OFF OUR AN­NUAL MODEL SEARCH. WHAT AD­VICE DO YOU HAVE FOR GIRLS WHO ARE TRY­ING TO BREAK INTO MOD­EL­LING?

Al­ways be con­fi­dent, and know who you are and what you stand for. Be­ing your­self is re­ally im­por­tant, be­cause peo­ple are gonna like you for you.

YOU HAVE AWE­SOME STYLE. HOW WOULD YOU DE­SCRIBE YOUR LOOK?

It’s very edgy. I’m not a girlie-girl. I’ve lived in Amer­ica, Greece and Aus­tralia, and I feel like my style has evolved with the dif­fer­ent coun­tries I’ve lived in.

WHAT’S YOUR GO-TO MAKEUP LOOK?

I go for a nat­u­ral look be­cause I think less is more. It’s not about mask­ing your face. Al­though makeup can help you look dif­fer­ent, I be­lieve in en­hanc­ing your nat­u­ral beauty.

WHAT MAKEUP TIPS CAN YOU SHARE COM­ING INTO WIN­TER?

It’s all about cleans­ing and mak­ing sure your skin is mois­turised. Your skin tends to get a bit dryer, so a light and dewy cov­er­age is good.

ANY BEAUTY HACKS TO SHARE?

I love an in­ner cor­ner high­light. When I do my mas­cara, I take a cu­tip and dip it in primer to rub any specks off. I also like to smudge a bit of eye­shadow into my lash line – it helps de­fine your eyes without look­ing like you’ve tried.

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