Model Diaries with Gizele Oliveira
Photographed by Sarah Krick
Where were you born and where do you currently live?
I am from Espírito Santo, Brazil and I currently live in Los Angeles.
How did you begin your modeling career?
I started my modeling career modeling for an uncle that designs bridal dresses. One year later when I turned 18, I signed with an agency in my hometown and one year later I moved to Miami to start my international career.
What’s your favorite time of day?
My favorite time of the day is sunset. My hometown is known to have one of the most beautiful sunsets in Brazil so I started being obsessed with them when I was little. It is the one moment of the day I always look forward to!
What’s your biggest strength?
My biggest strength is that no matter how hard things are, I never give up on chasing my dreams and goals.
When are you the most inspired?
I’m the most inspired when I’m surrounded by different cultures. That was my favorite part when I lived in NYC.
What’s the biggest learning experience you’ve had?
My biggest learning experience is that good communication is the key to anything you need in life.
What are you most excited about for 2023?
What I’m most excited about in 2023 is that I will be turning 30 this year!
What are your top 3 New Year’s resolutions?
My top 3 new year resolutions are to spend less, take care of my health more and don’t forget to follow my dreams everyday.
What’s the best compliment you’ve ever received?
The best compliment I’ve ever received was that I have a beautiful heart. That to me counts more than any other compliment!
Sweet or savory?
What’s one thing people don’t know about you?
The one thing that people don’t know about me is that I’m actually very shy and it took me many years to leave that aside. Modeling has helped me to overcome that.
Heels or flats or sneakers?
I love heels! But since I’ve moved to LA I’ve become a true sneakerhead.
What are the three things you can’t live without?
I can’t live without my dog, my big water bottle and lip balm!
What’s your current favorite piece of clothing that you own?
My favorite piece of clothing that I own at the moment is definitely a vintage Tierry Mugler jacket that I bought online!
What’s a must-have clothing item everyone should own?
A must have item everyone should own is an oversized blazer!
Must-Have Beauty Products?
My must-have beauty product is Skin Food by Weleda!
I don’t follow any specific routines, I usually just try to keep my skin clean, moisturized and I drink lots of water!
What’s heavily played on your music playlist right now?
I usually listen to 90’s or Y2k songs!
What book did you most recently finish?
I usually listen to podcasts instead of reading books. The last one I listened to that was amazing was about non violent communication and it was great!
How do you start your day?
I start my day cuddling with my dog and ordering my daily matcha.
Any upcoming projects you can tell us about?
I’m working on a collaboration with a clothing brand that is going to come out soon!
What would you like to say to your fans?
I would like to say don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t follow your dreams.
Why are you most excited to be our next Cover Star?
I’m so excited because this photo shoot is very different from everything I’ve done in my whole career and the first one of 2023!