In the Air with… Shanina Shaik


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. 

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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?

“Every week.”

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.”

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