Exclusive Online Editorial: Leila GoldKuhl Gets Sun-Kissed
You live between Sydney and Los Angeles, tell me about your favorite aspects living in both cities:
LA is where I’m based out of at the moment but I found myself totally in love with Sydney. I love being able to spend time in there. It’s so relaxing, I live right in North Bondi on the water. My favorite part about being there is actually sticking close to the house. Simple things like grabbing a coffee right down the street or cooking a beautiful meal with my boyfriend & being able to see an incredible sunset over the water each night. Being in LA is the total opposite. Every second of the day there’s something going on. I’ve made some really great friends here and we’re always doing something different and exciting. It’s amazing to keep myself so busy every free moment I have, but LA really gets exhausting for me.
Where has been your favorite place to travel for work?
Sydney has my heart.. but I once flew to Cape Town, SA for a week and it was absolutely gorgeous. I am dying to go back. That’s another place I could see myself spending a lot of time. Plus I have a couple awesome friends there.
How would you describe your experience on “America’s Next Top Model”?
It felt like a whole different world. I have come so far from where I was then & looking back it’s really hard to describe. I really just try to focus on what’s happening now and what’s next!
Are you interested in doing television again, or any acting in the future?
Acting isn’t a priority for me right now at all. I think it’s something you really have to dedicate so much to. For me it doesn’t come natural and I have too much going on to be able to focus on that. But of course any opportunity that comes my way I’m willing to take a stab at.
Are there any upcoming projects you’re working on that you are excited about?
I’m really excited about the rest of this year. I’ll be doing things I haven’t done before and traveling to so many new places. But everything kinda happens last minute and can change at any second. Right now I’m just excited to be so busy with work and want to continue that trend.
What are your favorite ways to stay fit?
Antigravity yoga is something my mom introduced me to. Think of a yoga class mixed with arial acrobatics.. I guess. Anyway it’s really fun and an amazing workout. But eating fresh, healthy, organic foods are really key to maintaining a healthy body.
Single or Taken?
Any beauty secrets or routines you can share for our readers?
Drink lots of water and eat lots of veggies on top of a healthy balanced diet. It keeps my skin looking bright and clear.
Fashion is a difficult industry to get into and survive in, any advice for aspiring models?
My best advice is not to put too much pressure on yourself. It’s an industry that can drive you to be self destructive sometimes.
What is your top 5 summer playlist?
I am always in the mood for something different. I can’t think of 5 songs I want to hear all summer because I love finding new tracks. Sorry!
Leila GOLDKUHL @ next model management
STYLIST :: Monica Murillo
MUA:: Nathan Hejl
Hair :: Derek Yuen