Anna-Lisa Christiane on Modeliste Influencer Getaway to Red Frog Beach Resort
Photographed by Sarah Krick
Where were you born?
Wellington, New Zealand
Where do you currently live?
Los Angeles, CA
How did you become an Influencer?
I started off as a full time model documenting my travels and lifestyle and enjoyed it so much that being an influencer is now my main priority. 🙂
Where do you draw your inspiration from when creating content for your feed?
I love traveling and have now been to 19 countries ( hoping to visit the 20th in 2020 because I’m lame 😉 ) my love of traveling inspired my mainly travel style feed. I love bright happy vibes when it comes to the aesthetic of my Instagram.
Top 3 New Year’s Resolutions?
Finally getting on Youtube #1!
#2 Moving into a bigger pad to make better youtube content haha as my current apartment in Hollywood is tricky for that.
#3 Lastly visiting some really cool locations next year that aren’t just touristy but more unique like Africa id really love to go on a wildlife safari ASAP haha definitely a dream of mine for awhile. Top of my list is also Maldives, Dubai, Japan, Turkey, Jamaica and lots more! I really love traveling to new places so in 2020 I definitely want to continue the adventure!
How would you descibe yourself to people who don’t know you?
My friends that know me the best know I don’t take myself too seriously in real life I love to joke around and laugh a lot. I’m very outgoing and always up for a challenge I love doing things that scare me a little and I’m quite an adrenaline junkie. On Instagram its easy to come off as girly but honestly I have quite a tomboy personality love to be outdoors fooling around with my friends.
What is something your fans would be surprised to learn about you?
That I consider my personality more tom boy than girly.
Most memorable career moment that you’ve had so far?
I guess back when I was modeling I was featured in Vogue for a runway show I did during Paris Fashion Week 2017 which was pretty cool achievement for me as a model. Now my greatest achievement and what I’m most grateful for is the opportunities I’ve had to travel and see the world. It’s very hard to travel often from New Zealand as its very far from most countries so I’m really grateful for the experiences I’ve had so far. 🙂
What’s the most incredible location that you’ve traveled to?
For me I loved traveling to Mykonos, Greece. I’ve never seen somewhere so beautiful before I was obsessed with all the white and blue and laid back vibes there I really want to go back this summer!
What’s the most challenging part of your career?
To be honest I think if you’re an influencer especially on Instagram usually in most cases your life is pretty great and I would feel weird saying something was super challenging because for me I feel like being able to live by mostly my own schedule, create content, work with amazing brands and travel the world is such a crazy blessing. For me I feel like the hardest part is just starting people compare themselves to others way too much online and feel scared to start their own instagram or youtube brand because they feel like they’re not good enough or its too late which is simply not true and I really encourage anyone who wants to start their own influencing career to just start! And be consistent which tbh I suck at haha
What is the one word that you live by?
Honestly Nike. JUST DO IT haha and to not let fear hold you back.
What is your go-to karaoke song?
Britney Spears Hit me baby one more time 😉
What is your hidden talent?
I have a hidden talent I just haven’t found it yet.
How would you describe your personal style?
I either look fully dressed up or I have my hair in a bun in sweats (which is most days)
What is your favorite fashion trend of all time?
I miss the juicy couture tracksuits… is that tragic
What is your must-have beauty products?
MAC Fix it spray and Beauty Blenders
What’s a beauty tip that works every time?
Charlotte Tilbury lip cheat iconic nude with Dior lip glow to the max rosewood over top makes your lips look fuller but natural. I also really like adding some highlighter on the top of my lip which just adds to the effect of a fuller looking lips.
Best beauty advice that you’ve ever received?
To use a beauty blender over brush.
How do you define beauty?
Confidence is beautiful to me and when a girl feels confident she smiles more a cares less of what others think. For me I feel the most beautiful when I don’t compare myself to others which is very easy to do these days. I feel like we’re constantly being shoved this image of what beauty is and we all need to remember there’s no one else out there that’s you and being YOU is rare. When you’re confident as yourself you look your best I believe.
What is the biggest lesson that being a model/Influencer has taught you?
Again it’s very easy as a model/ influencer to compare yourself to others and for me the biggest lesson in that and in life is to stop looking at what everyone else is doing and to really focus in on your own goals and dreams. In this industry, you’re constantly being judged which can affect a lot of us but you have to always remember that you’re not going to be everyones ‘tea’ or style which is okay and you’re better off being yourself and happy then feeling uncomfortable being something you’re not.
What is your latest project?
Building my YouTube channel so you guys can get to know me more on a personal level and see what life is really like on a daily basis. I’m really excited for some up and coming videos in 2020!
What was your favorite part of the Modeliste Mode Around the Globe Influencer Getaway?
I loved traveling with Modeliste and really enjoyed my time in Panama! I love going to places I’ve never been and Panama was certainly one of them. I loved how friendly and relaxed everyone on the trip was too it’s really refreshing to travel with other people in the same industry as you who are very chill to be around. I also loved going zip lining in the jungle that was so epic!
What did you love most about Red Frog Beach Resort in Bocas Del Toro, Panama?
Staying at the Red Frog Beach Resort was so insane. Firstly the villas were literally next to the jungle and monkeys were next to the pool we actually saw a monkey in the backyard tree which was insane and an experience I’ve never had before. All the staff were friendly and made the trip an incredible memory for me. I definitely want to re visit!!
What did you love most about flying Copa Airlines?
Flying with Copa Airlines was a great travel experience their Copa Airline lounges are a great way to kill extra time before flying and we all felt really well taken care of.
To see more of our beautiful stay at Red Frog Island Resort, please click here.