Our exclusive interview with gorgeous model and coach Camilla Hansson, who won the Miss Sweden competition in 2014 and Miss Earth Sweden in 2012. She took part in the global Miss Universe and Miss Earth pageants representing her country.
As a successful international fashion and lifestyle model she has worked with many brands from a wide range of industries and is always looking for new companies to work with that shares her values.
Camilla has a diploma in nutrition and is currently furthering her qualifications at CNM London. She describes holistic health as being her biggest passion in life and tries to inspire others to live healthier, happier lives whilst caring for our environment.
As a leading international charity campaigner Camilla has advocated on many issues close to her heart. She currently serves as an ambassador to Women’s Environmental Network wen.org.uk where she is working for women’s health and a cleaner earth.
Camilla has been interviewed on CNN, NBC, The Guardian, Business Insider, The Evening Standard and other media on matters arising.
Hi Camilla, please tell us a little about you?
I am a model, coach, nutritionist, former Miss Universe Sweden and Miss Earth Sweden as well as a charity campaigner.
Describe yourself in 3 words?
Ambitious, adventurous, thinker
Who has been the biggest influence on your life?
My faith in God has the biggest influence in my life.
How and when did you start modeling?
I was scouted by a couple of modeling agencies when I first came to London at the age of 18 and decided it was something I wanted to explore. I always wanted to work for myself, for as long as I can remember. So, I have tried to choose career paths that enable me to do so, such as modeling and coaching others.
What keeps you motivated to keep training hard and eating right?
For me health is everything. When I feel good I look good. I’ve had to learn along the way what is best for my body and how to nourish it and make it strong.
What is the biggest highlight of your career?
Probably winning the Miss Sweden competition in 2014 and representing my country at Miss Universe. It was a very special experience for me. Setting up my coaching business the same year was a highlight for me as well.
What is your favourite healthy food?
I would say just a good balanced meal with some quality protein and vegetables together with some good fats in there will keep me going for a while.
And your favourite cheat food?
Definitely something sweet like a nice cake or ice-cream
In five years from now, where do you see yourself and your career?
As most people know health and wellness is my passion. In the future I hope to be able to inspire more people to live healthy happier lives whilst caring for our environment.
Who is your biggest beauty inspiration?
Jessica Alba. She just seems to have it all beauty and brains together with success.
Who are some of your favourite models and designers, and why?
I like models like Miranda Kerr or Gisele Bundchen who have used their fame of modeling into successful business ventures. That’s very admirable. In terms of designers I seem to be more into gym wear now! I like Lululemon’s active wear, they have a very flattering fit.
What are your makeup bag staples when traveling?
I always bring a cover up cream, mineral powder, lip pen, colored brow gel and pink lip balm. That’s my go to natural look for day to day or when traveling.
What is fun and rewarding about modeling? And what is not?
For me modeling is a creative way to express myself through pictures. I like seeing my work in such a visual way. But as with everything else it is important to work with the right people in the industry.
What’s your advice for the newer models?
Decide what sort of modeling you want to do and what suits your look then find an agency that works with the type of modeling that fits your look. Promoting yourself on social media is very important nowadays as well and can bring you many more opportunities.
What kind of music do you like? And don’t like?
I like fun pop music that makes me feel good. Or music that makes me think. Probably not a fan of heavy metal music.
Do you support any charity?
Yes this year I became the ambassador for Women’s Environmental Network. They are the only UK charity working on issues that link women, health and the environment. Their values are very much in-line with my own and I’m very proud to be working with them on empowering women, their health and caring for the environment.
A perfect Sunday is…?
Waking up after a good night sleep and going for a nice big brunch with my girlfriends followed by a walk in the park and ending the day with watching a good movie or catch up on some reading.
3 things you can’t leave home without?
Mobile phone, money and my strawberry lip balm!
What do you think of Social Media?
Good if used in the right way. It enables you to connect with others and lets you share your message about what you do to a wide audience.
Where we can follow you?
Favourite food: Healthy
Song: Black Coffee by All Saints
Travel destination: One & Only in the Maldives
Celebrity Crush: Andy Garcia in “Things to do in Denver”
Restaurant: Farmacy in London
Actor/Actress: Julia Roberts
Quote: “If there is a will there is a way”
Drink: Vodka Soda with lime
Photo Credit: Dima Taranenko