Check our latest interview with gorgeous Californian Actress and Tv Host Caitlin O’Connor.
Caitlin has graced the pages of Sports Illustrated, FHM, Maxim, and many more. Following her passion in acting and after minoring in theater at UCLA, Caitlin landed her first role on the MTV series Chelsea Settles, as well as guest spots on hit series Two and a Half Men and Ray Donovan.
Currently Caitlin can be seen as host of top events like the Maxim’s Super Bowl Party, ArsenicTV, The Chive & many other red carpet events.
You can follow Caitlin on Instagram at @Caitlin__OConnor
Hi Caitlin, tell us about you?
I am an actress and television host living in Los Angeles California.
Describe yourself in 3 words?
Persistent passionate professional
Best advice ever given?
Don’t smoke your reflection.
Who has been the biggest influence in your life?
The biggest influence in my life was my grandmother who passed away 1 year ago, I miss her dearly.
How and when did you start into modeling?
I got my start while in college at UCLA, I was asked to model the Bruin bear wear catalog during my first few weeks of my freshman year
What keeps you motivated to keep training hard and eating right?
A lot of things keep me motivated but I would say my love for my job keeps me motivated the most.
What is the biggest highlight of your career so far?
This year has been a great year so far, I am so excited to be a part of the film Glass Jaw and also I will be on the cover of three Maxim Magazine’s internationally. South Africa Indonesia and Columbia’s Maxim magazine will have me on the cover in 2017.
What is your workout routine these days?
I work out on the go, which means I take the stairs when I can and I do hikes when I can…. I work a lot so it is very difficult to fit in a great workout. I do yoga on the regular!!
Do you have any diet?
I stay away from red meat but I don’t really follow a diet and I pretty much eat whatever I want in moderation.
What is your favorite healthy food?
My favorite health food is kombucha and I also really love salads with lots of vegetables and fruits ….
Your favorite cheat food?
My favorite cheat food is chocolate and I eat a lot of it!
What magazines have you been in over the course of your career?
I have been in many magazines, but my favorite companies to work for are Maxim Magazine, ArsenicTV , and The Chive!!
And which magazine or project is still on your bucket list?
I have never been in Cosmo magazine and would love to be interviewed for that publication.
You recently did a beach photoshoot with snakes, tell us about it?
The snake photo shoot was for Maxim magazine and the behind-the-scenes photos went to outlets like Elle Magazine in Singapore and several other websites, I was very scared of the two red tail snakes I had at the beach that day, but I survived!!!
Any fitness tips you want to share with us?
I think it’s a great idea to stay physically fit throughout your entire life and I would say yoga is the best option for people who want to be spiritually and physically sound for many years.
In five years from now, where do you see yourself and your career?
I really don’t make any plans in Hollywood since the industry is ever-changing and very fickle! I love taking my life day by day and experiencing the opportunities as they come with positivity and professionalism.
Who is your biggest beauty inspiration?
My biggest Beauty Inspirations right now are Emily Ratajkowski and Olivia Wilde.
Who are some of your favorite models and designers, and why?
My favorite models are Elsa Hosk and Emily Ratajkowski among many others. I know that Elsa has spoken about her modeling career in the beginning as being very tough and it has taken her many years to gain credibility and leverage the success that she has been able to attain, she spoke out about not being prepared for the professionalism that the industry requires and I very much agree with her. It has taken me many years to develop the work ethic that I have now.
What are your makeup bag staples when traveling?
I never leave my house without moisturizer and Foundation as well as eyeliner
What is fun and rewarding about modeling?
As a TV host an actress the most rewarding part of my job is making the crew and the cast impressed with my performance and making the experience of working with me the best it can be.
What’s your advice for the newer models?
My advice for new models is to take it slow and never think that you will run out of time because you do have enough time to leverage beauty and personality into great success.
We know you are everywhere now, from the Maxim’s Super Bowl Party, to ArsenicTV. Congrats!! How do you manage a busy life like that?
I love saying busy, and I would have it no other way! I think it takes a certain kind of person to always want to be on a flight somewhere or traveling to a new location. It’s definitely tough on my family and friends to be out of town all the time.
What music do you like?
I listen to hip hop and reggae mostly
Do you support any charity?
I support several charities! Best Buddies and Generosity Water are my favorites.
3 things you can’t leave home without?
I cannot survive without my cell phone, a pair of flip-flops, and gum
Idea of a perfect Sunday?
My three hobbies are naps, playing with puppies, and living on social media — so I would have to say a Sunday in the sun taking a nap with my dog would be amazing!!
What do you think of Social Media?
Social media is a double-edged sword and I believe it has affected my own life in a very positive way. I am more eager to share my life with others, and I am more motivated to do things with myself knowing that I can share it with my family friends and followers. There is also a downside like becoming addicted to social media platforms and addicted to the instant gratification and validation from your posts. You have to strike a good balance and share exactly what you want to and realize that being popular on social media is not a make-or-break for your life.
Where we can follow you?
You can follow me on Instagram @Caitlin__OConnor
Song: I have too many favorite songs to list one but Night Nurse is one of my favorites
Travel destination: Anywhere in South Africa is amazing
Celebrity Crush: Henry Cavill, Megan Fox, Olivia Wilde
Restaurant: Kabuki sushi in Hollywood
Actor/Actress: Olivia Wilde and Meryl Streep
Quote: Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around
Book: On the road by Jack Kerouac
Movie: Vanilla Sky by Cameron Crowe
Drink: Coffee coffee coffee
Festival: Burning Man
Photo Credit: Marc Hayden