Victoria’s Secret model Shanina Shaik is the face and body of Seafolly’s new campaign. Here, she shares her favourite beauty products and travel tips.
She’s the Melbourne-born beauty who shot to fame after being the runner-up on Make Me a Supermodel in 2008. Since then, Shanina Shaik has been strutting the runways, including the catwalks of the hallowed annual Victoria’s Secret extravaganzas. She’s also made the time-honoured transition from model to actor with a role in the upcoming remake of The Mummy with Tom Cruise and Russell Crowe. Shaik’s not shirking her modelling duties, though: she’s the face and body of homegrown swimwear label Seafolly and appeared in the spring/summer 2016/17 campaign shot on the beach at Byron Bay. It’s a far cry from her base in New York City but Shaik’s perfectly at home on the sand – she’s an Aussie, after all. Here, she reveals her beach essentials and what you’ll find in her carry-on luggage.
What’s your favourite beach?
“I love any beach with crystal-clear water and soft sand but Byron Bay’s beaches would be my favourites – they’re so serene.”
What are your beach essentials?
“A Seafolly swimsuit, a beach towel, Shiseido WetForce 50+ sunscreen, Ray-Ban sunglasses and a bottle of water.”
How frequently do you travel?
How do you prepare for a flight?
“I pack the night before any trip and always make sure I have my passport and iPad in my carry-on bag.”
What do you have in your carry-on?
“I always travel with a manuka honey moisturiser, Kora Organics Balancing Rose Mist and Kora Organics Recovery Eye Gel Cream.”
How do you stay comfortable on a flight?
“I dress comfortably and usually take an extra blanket or jacket to stay warm.”
What’s your secret to staying fresh on a flight?
“I drinks lots of water and moisturise two or three times during the flight.”
What’s the most memorable place you’ve ever travelled to?
“Eleuthera, in the Bahamas. At Christmas last year, I spent a week there by the beautiful beaches. It’s also where I got engaged [to American DJ Ruckus]!”
How do you overcome jet lag?
“I keep myself busy during the day – as hard as that may be – so I feel exhausted at night.
Where are you off to next?
“Australia, for a week. I’m visiting with my fiancé for the first time! I’m so excited to come home and be with my family.”