Kelly Gale has been interviewed for the 'Beauty Experts' column in Vogue.com
Check out the interview below!
With her impeccably chiselled features and perfect-10 body, part-Indian, part-Australian Kelly Gale is one of the most arresting faces on the modelling circuit. The 18-year-old has walked for Chanel, turned heads at the recent Victoria's Secret show and makes frequent appearances in our fashion pages.
In a Vogue exclusive, she talks about her great genes, extensive fitness regimen and clever hair tricks.
I feel beautiful when I get compliments for things other than my looks; like when people tell me I have a good sense of humour or that I'm a kind person.
Treat yourself to a spa treatment or have a home-spa day with your friends. I always feel most glamorous after getting a massage, a mani-pedi, a body scrub or a facial.
I'm lucky to be born with good skin and hair, so I just use Dermalogica Skin Smoothing Cream every morning and evening after basic cleansing. My lips tend to get very dry; no matter how much water I drink or lip balm I use, so I use Aloe Lips to keep them soft. When I'm tired or stressed I spritz my face with a Vitamin E mist or rose water -- it's instantly refreshing.
￼￼￼I wash my hair with Redken All Soft Shampoo and Conditioner twice a week and use a hair mask every other week. My hair is naturally wavy but it gets frizzy if I wash it in the morning and go out. My trick is to wash it in the evening and braid it before I sleep. When I wake up, my hair is wavy without being frizzy.
Day to night
My daytime look is just Guerlain Terracotta bronzer and black Dior Diorshow mascara on upper and lower lashes. Some days I also wear a liquid liner, like the Lancôme Artliner in Noir. For a night out I add a highlighter -- I like M.A.C Mineralize Skinfinish in Gold Deposit, paired with soft smoky eyes and deep red lips.
I love massages; they're my guilty pleasure. I get one every second week. When I travel for work I almost always get a massage at the hotel spa after a day's work, after I've paid a visit to the gym. I also like to get a pedicure, but that's because I enjoy the foot massage that comes with it.
I wish I could say I don't exercise at all and I eat whatever I want and that I was born with this body. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. Genes play a huge role and I have to thank my dad for my long legs. I do, however, keep my diet healthy and balanced and dedicate a lot of time to exercise, no matter where I am. I work out for one to two and a half hours, six days a week, and switch up the routines, alternating between spinning, boxing, running and jump rope for cardio. I do a lot of exercises with resistance bands to get my legs and butt in shape and I also do different ab exercises.
Yoga is also a huge part of my life; not only does it keep my muscles long and lean, it helps me stay calm and handle stress. My mum first started teaching me yoga when I was a kid -- I love it, and have been a yogi ever since. I also walk everywhere. If I'm going some place within 10km, I will always power-walk unless it's pouring or very cold outside.
Cooking is one of my biggest passions; I cook almost everything I eat. My breakfast is plain yoghurt with berries and homemade, unsweetened, wheat-free, gluten-free muesli, or a green smoothie. For lunch, I eat an undressed chicken or shrimp salad and for dinner I almost always have a salad with some form of protein.
Earning her wings
A couple of weeks before the Victoria's Secret casting I cut out all sugar, carbs, dairy and sodium from my diet. I also gave up my two biggest addictions: nuts and dark chocolate. My diet consisted of steamed fish or prawns with lemon and herbs, or baked chicken breast with lemon and pepper, or scallops cooked in lemon and garlic with no oil. I also snacked on broccoli and carrots.
I also stepped up my workout routine before the show. I'm active all year round, so increasing the frequency and intensity of my workouts was a challenge. I worked with Michael Olajide twice a day to get in perfect shape and practised boxing and jump rope and incorporated resistance bands in my training.