20 Questions with Kalani Hilliker
Photographed by Kevin Berru
Location Garza Blanca Cancun
What’s the first thing you thought of this morning?
The first thing I thought about when I woke up this morning is…. I need to go back to sleep.
How would you describe yourself?
I’m very outgoing. I like to try new things. I like to say I’m pretty funny and I think I’m a very genuine and honest person.
How did you begin your career as an influencer, and what steps did you take to get where you are today?
So, I started off when I was super young on a TV show called Dance Moms. And that kind of just led me into this world of social media and everything that, you know, you grow up with. And that’s how I started becoming an influencer and doing things like this.
What’s something your followers may not know about you?
My followers may not know that I’m extremely afraid of heights, terrified of heights. I didn’t even go to the top of the Eiffel tower when I was with my family, I’m so scared.
As an influencer, how do you hope to influence people most through your platforms?
As an influencer, I feel like it’s my job to influence the younger generation of people, similar to my age. I like to be like a big sister to my fans and inspire them to remain true to themselves and never let anybody else alter your personal opinion of yourself.
What can people expect to see from you in 2021?
I’m coming out with a new brand that I’m creating, which I’m really super excited about.
What would you consider your uniform?
Honestly, I’m a girl that likes to be comfy. My uniform is a matching sweat outfit and some air forces. I feel like that’s just my go-to all the time.
Vintage or designer?
I’m definitely more of a designer girl.
Sneakers or heels?
I mean, it depends on the event. I’m a girly girl, but love sneakers.
What is your go-to beauty look at this very moment?
I really love just like a dewy glowy, natural look. Maybe that’s because I’m currently here, but that’s usually my go-to.
What is your favorite Pixi product?
I think my favorite Pixi product is the palette. It has such beautiful colors for that glowy look I’ve been going for.
Who are the women in your life that you find inspiring right now?
I’ve been super inspired by all the girls here. We all have such different vibes and different things that we’re going for. It’s really cool to just have a big group of women together, inspiring other people.
What was your favorite part of your getaway with Modeliste at Garza Blanca?
My favorite part of this amazing trip has just been meeting the girls. You know, I didn’t know a single person here and I feel like we’ve all gotten really close and became like a little family.
Is there anything you’d like to say to your fans?
I would like to say thank you for supporting me through all these different adventures in life. I’ve been doing this since I was so young, so it means a lot to me and I love you.
What do you love most about Modeliste Magazine?
What I love most about Modeliste Magazine is that they bring everybody together and really like to empower you. Everybody’s so kind and so sweet. It’s really made me want to work harder and, just have a great time in life. That’s all.