Model Diaries Interview: Hannah Godwin
Where did you grow up?
I am from Birmingham, Alabama, but I live in Los Angeles.
What inspired your move to Los Angeles?
The weather, definitely.
What do you miss most about Alabama?
Probably my family, and my friends, and good ole barbecue.
What should you do if you have 24 hours in Alabama?
If a football game is on, you have to go. And you have to try grits. A lot of people don’t know about grits, they’re very underrated.
How would you describe your personal style?
I would describe my personal style as being fun, light (so I can throw it easily in my suitcase), and a little bit edgy.
What is your daily uniform?
I would say probably an easy go-to dress that I can throw on and not have to think about.
Sneakers or heels?
Hannah G: Sneaks, easy.
Vintage or designer?
Hannah G: Vintage.
We learned that you did your own makeup for our Cover shoot. Where did you learn these amazing skills?
Yes, I do my own makeup. I learned from watching tons of YouTube tutorials and from having people do my makeup on different shoots. I kind of figured out what I like and what products I like. Fun fact, I actually used to do wedding makeup for people. So I love doing it on other people too!
What is a beauty product you never go a day without?
I never go a day without wearing highlighter. I love being dewy, and glowy, and I feel like it makes you look healthy and alive, and hydrated.
Favorite lip color?
Modesty by MAC. The perfect nude ever.
If you could go back and tell your 13 year old self one piece of advice, what would it be?
It’s so cliche, but to not care what other people think. I cared so much about what all these people thought of me, and ultimately it doesn’t matter. Also, people don’t stay up all night thinking about this small thing that you did during the day.
If I could spend a day with anyone in the world, who would it be?
My mom, she’s the best. Love you mom.
If you had one skill, what would it be?
It would be to cook. Sorry, Dylan, I don’t cook, I burn everything.
What do you do to unwind?
By coming here to the CHIC Mansion and relaxing! I love to go anywhere warm to relax.
What is something your followers don’t know about you?
Something my followers don’t know about me is that I used to have a YouTube channel when I was nine years old and some of the videos would go viral. Please don’t go find them, they are so embarrassing. Don’t tell anyone that though.
What is one message you would like to say to your fans?
It sounds so weird saying fans because I am so just like an average Joe, but stay positive and give back. It doesn’t have to be through money or gifts, but sometimes go out of your way for people because it makes such a difference.
How do you decide what to post on your social media?
I feel like anytime I snap the shot, I know that it’s the shot and I just stop. I don’t overshoot, and as soon as I see that I got the shot, I’m like, we’re good, we’re good. And then we upload it.
What is your most rewarding project you’ve had so far?
I’ve had a lot of rewarding projects that I’ve been able to work on in my career. I feel like every project has been so different and unique. Some have dealt with modeling, some have dealt with fashion. Some, even before all of my life has gotten crazy, were just me doing marketing for a company, and those projects I put blood, sweat and tears into. So I like that I have a different variety of fun little projects I get to do.
Any upcoming projects you can tell us about?
The cover of Modeliste Magazine!
What would you like to be known for?
I want to be known for being goofy and friendly and making, hopefully, every person I talk to feel special in some way, shape or form. I think it’s the simple things.
What is your favorite memory from your trip to CHIC Mansion with Modeliste
My favorite memory from this trip, with Modeliste at the Chic Mansion, was probably either the boat day or the girls nights where we just hang out, maybe have a glass of wine or three, and just laugh, make memories and get to know everybody.
What do you love most about Modeliste Magazine?
I feel like Modeliste is doing something different than a lot of people are. I feel like they’re getting those girls that are relatable, everyday girls that have an eye for fashion and creativity. And I know for me, I felt like I was part of the process of choosing the cover, and choosing the looks and the styles, and the pictures, and the poses, and that was really, really neat. Because a lot of times you don’t get to have a say in what your shoot looks like, but Modeliste really allowed me to show my truest version of myself.
Where do you want Modeliste to take you next?
Jeez, I’ve always wanted to go to Switzerland. I think Asia is very interesting. And would always love to go somewhere tropical. You can’t go wrong if you take me somewhere that has palm trees… I’ll be stoked!
See more of our March cover star, Hannah Godwin here.
See more of our stay at Chic Mansion here.