Welcome to BellaSugar's Model of the Week. This week, we are chatting with the beautiful Australian brunette, Jessica Gomes. Jessica was born in Sydney, the baby of a family that includes two older sisters, an older brother, a Portuguese father, and a Chinese mother. Her childhood was simple and rustic, so her interests lay more in reading, art, and sports than in fashion and beauty. (Gasp!)
Fearing she wouldn't grow up polished, Jessica's mother sent her to finishing school at the age of 13. It was there that she appeared on the hit TV show "Bush Patrol," which lead to a modeling contest and the start of a successful career.
You might recognize her from her photos in Vogue, Teen Vogue, Glamour, and the Victoriaís Secret catalog. She has appeared in ads for Adidas, Gap, Motorola, and DKNY. She also recently signed with Estee Lauder as the face of Diddy's Unforgivable fragrance.
When she's not walking the catwalks, Jessica enjoys interior design, yoga, dancing, painting, gymnastics, playing tennis, squash, surfing, swimming, and boxing. She currently lives in NYC and gets back to Australia to see her friends as often as possible.
We spoke to Jessica about her beauty secrets, so to read the interview and see a gallery of photos,
BELLA: What is your secret to beautiful skin and hair?
JG: My secret to beautiful skin and hair is eating a healthy diet, which includes lots of fruits and vegetables. I also eat a lot of fish for their high omega-3 content, as well as taking fish oil supplements to help keep my hair shiny and my skin glowing. Oh, and I drink lots of water!
BELLA: What is the one product that you can't live without?
JG: Lucas Paw Paw Ointment from Australia and Laura Mercier Tinted SPF Moisturizer.
BELLA: What is your guilty pleasure?
JG: Hmmm. A glass of rosť and a cigarette...and then a piece of chocolate!
BELLA: What are your favorite drugstore products?
JG: New Skin for my blisters, Trident Sweet and Sour Strawberry Gum, and Venus Razors.
BELLA: Happiness is...
JG: Is hanging out with friends and buying a beautiful piece of jewelry.
i never knew she was in Victorias Secret
From one unstable person to another...Hope everyone is happy in your head - we're all doin' pretty good in mine!!