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Jessica Gomes – The Ultimate Asian-Australian Role Model

Jessica Gomes - The Ultimate Asian-Australian Role Model
Jessica Gomes - The Ultimate Asian-Australian Role Model: She's appeared in countless campaigns, had her own reality TV show at one point and rocked the David Jones runway recently for their Spring Summer 2015 show.

Growing up…

It was a huge thing for me being Asian in Perth – I always felt like the minority for sure. Even in modelling, I felt that I was disadvantaged to some degree, but I just feel so lucky now that I can be a role model for young Asian girls. I just wish I had more of that growing up.

I was on a reality TV show…

Ages ago, I was working in Korea and they created a reality show based around my life. They followed me around to all my photoshoots, and just shot what I was doing over there.

The best thing about being an ambassador for David Jones…

I love being able to meet incredible people. I just got to work with Daniel Johns on the latest Spring Summer show… but the clothes are incredible too. It’s also great to be a voice for this brand – it’s a big deal, it’s quite surreal.

On the catwalk…

I try and just listen to the music and have fun. I think this season is all about fashion inspired by music. I just want to be free and relaxed and just enjoy it all; versus being like “oh my god I don’t want to stack it, what am I doing!”

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My favourite fashion brand…

I love Jac + Jack for all of their casual, comfortable clothes.  I love wearing things that I can just wear every day and that I can relax in, and I can just throw a pair of jeans on with. I just like comfort.

As for beauty…

I’m really into Caudelie’s Beauty Elixir spray, Guerlain’s Super Aqua-Eye Anti-Puffiness Soothing Eye Patches and SK-II’s Facial Treatment Masks. I’d also love to start my own beauty brand possibly in the future… I am definitely working on something.

My favourite workout…

It’s definitely hot yoga at the moment because you just sweat and it’s a great stretch and it’s very toning for the body.

The best song to exercise to…

The new Calvin Harris song ‘How Deep Is Your Love’ – it’s so good.

Written by Iantha Yu

Iantha Yu is a journalist that specializes in writing and styling beauty, health and lifestyle content. She joins The Carousel as Beauty Editor after previously working at SHOP Til You Drop and Women’s Health magazine, and prior to that, edited her own beauty website.

She firmly believes that good skincare, a bright lippie, or good quality false eyelashes can change your life (or at least your mood for the day).

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