Heidi Andrews – Miss Global International 2015
Cover shot by @danbrady.co
Growing up did you always know you wanted to be a model?
I was born to perform! I have been modeling professionally since the age of 16 in Australia and Internationally for New Zealand fashion magazines, Couture Collection in Indonesia, Vintage Bride in Australia and recently the face of Passion Carnival in Trinidad and Tobago. I am much more than your typical model though. My love for the spotlight truly began 15 years ago on the stage in theatre and gymnastics. Then I quite literally ‘run away with the circus’ as well, performing in rural Queensland for 12 months.
Talk about your passion for healthy living?
I am an avid fitness lover and extremely dedicated to nutrition, undergoing studies in the field with a particular interest in health coaching. I work out of my family business; Competitive Boxing and Fitness and recently launched my own program in the industry which helps educate young women on the importance of nutrition and staying active. I’m a firm believer in a happy, healthy mind and soul!
Tell us about your proudest moment?
Magic is the only way to describe my proudest moment; being crowned Miss Global International 2015 in Trinidad and Tobago last September. I was crowned the 11th winner and first ever Miss Australia to take home the crown. I was also awarded Best in Swimwear, Best in Interview and Miss Congeniality (voted by all the other contestants). I’ve spent the last 6 months touring with my title and won an all expenses paid trip to Carnival in Trinidad.
Who is your favorite music artist?
I’m from the R&B era – give me some smooth soul and alluring funk any day.
What do you do in your free time?
A phrase I don’t use too often. I have a very demanding schedule between launching my own line of active wear this year, international travel to promote Miss Global International and being an ambassador for several Australian and International charities. I am determined and very ambitious in my free time.
What is your fitness secret?
Learn to love squats and don’t be scared to run! The most frequently asked question as a personal trainer is how to get abs? A flat stomach is truthfully made in the kitchen so be ready to sacrifice all your favorite foods and beverages.
What’s the biggest city you’ve been to?
I am extremely blessed to have seen as much of the world as I have. An avid traveller you could say; New York, London, Los Angeles, Paris, Dubai, Miami, Hong Kong, Rome, Dublin… The list goes on.
What’s your most favorite city to visit?
I have been to London 4 times; I just can’t seem to get enough of the history and culture. Although just recently I went to New York and we had a serious love affair. There is something spectacular about NY that’s impossible to forget. It’s majestic, eclectic and exceedingly seductive.
What city do you have on your list to go to before you die?
I’m a serious jetsetter! I’ll see every inch of the earth before I die but next on my list is Havana, Cuba. I want to go back in time with them before the economy changes.
What can a man do to get your attention?
Perfect smile and great humor. Sometimes a girl just gotta laugh…
How do you stay inspired to go for your dreams during the tough times?
It’s easy to forget your achievements when things take a dive but if you can remind yourself of the bigger picture suddenly the tough times seem insignificant and you can jump right over them. I like to go back to basics with a steady training schedule and nutritional eating plan to reset my state of mind.
Any advice for a model looking to make this a career?
You have to be incredibly stubborn, willing to take risks and adapt to the changing ideologies. There is an industry for everyone in the world and if you have the right determination and passion you will find your niche and drive towards it.
What can we expect from you in 2016 – 2017?
This year I am on tour promoting Miss Global International as the 2015 title holder so a lot more travel, red carpets, photo shoots and everything else lush in the lifestyle of a Beauty Queen.
How can we follow you online?
You can find me everywhere:
Facebook |@Miss Global International 2015 – Heidi Andrews
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