e have a big community, which was really nice for me when I was a kid. It was interesting to spend a lot of time with the adults because I enjoyed hanging out with people who weren’t always of my age group,” Georgia recalls. “It’s a bit of a gypsy life, but you also take in a lot of wisdom from the older people. But you know what? I don’t know if I gained that sense of maturity very early on. I’ve only regarded people based on their personalities and never let age come into the picture. I was raised to be like that – to sit at the table and have proper conversations with people no matter who they are.”
Given Georgia’s success and a picture-perfect life (she counts Cara Delevingne as a close friend), it’s easy to presume that she’s got her head in the clouds. But once you speak to her, Georgia comes across as warm, grounded, professional, and – despite having come to the shoot right off a long-haul flight – enthusiastic. Hall, a rock in Georgia’s life, has obviously taught her daughter well. “My mum came from a very poor family, so she’s always telling me to be thankful and appreciative of what I have,” Georgia says. “She’s also a glass-half-full kind of person. She has a very positive outlook and she reminds me to see the best in everyone.”
In the unforgiving realm of fashion, however, best is not always enough. Ever since she decided to make a career in modelling, she has been forced to think much more about body issues and accepted standards of beauty. “I think every girl feels insecure at times; [but] I don’t think we should view beauty as something external. I never really worried about my teeth, my body or compared myself to other women. To be honest, it’s quite an interesting process for me because I think about the concept of beauty much more now than when I was younger,” she observes.
Has this changed her own perceptions of perfection? “Everyone’s different and we should celebrate that as much as possible. But if you have something that really bothers you and it’s making you incredibly unhappy and if you feel that changing it would make you a happier person, then go for it,” Georgia offers.
Just then, the track skips and Donna Summer’s “I Feel Love” comes on. Georgia bops along, revealing her penchant for disco hits. She admits she never inherited her father’s musical talents, but enjoys music every other way. And while her father may well be one of the greatest rock ’n’ roll stars the world has seen, Georgia only had eyes (and ears) for another band. A boy band, to be exact. “I loved *NSYNC! I was obsessed with them,” she gushes dramatically. “My favourite’s Justin Timberlake. He’s one of the few people I felt starstruck with. I don’t think there are people like him anymore – boy band-wise. He was dancing, singing ... doing the whole thing. He got us girls when we were younger.” Now, that is something I’m sure her father can relate to.