Who is Olivia Culpo? That depends on who you ask.
To politicos, Culpo is the former Miss Universe who left pageant life to protest Donald Trump.
We could keep going, but instead, we went straight to the source: Ms. Culpo herself. The former Miss Universe was in Manhattan for ghd's Copper Luxe launch, and (yay!) so were we. After testing the hair line's latest flat iron, we quizzed the O.C. on her life right now. Here's what we discovered...
A photo posted by Olivia Culpo (@oliviaculpo) on Oct 27, 2016 at 5:15pm PDT
1. She's got Blake Lively #goals
"My inspiration for this ghd look was a braid I saw on Blake Lively. She has really cool style, so I watch her red carpet looks a lot."
2. She was a band geek in high school...
"I remember going to band camp as a teenager in the summer. I went to band camp for four years! Going up the hills at band camp with a giant cello on wheels would be awful. I'd look at the person playing the flute and I'd want to die. And my friends made fun of me. Everyone made fun of me. Even in high school, I was always struggling when I'd leave school because I'd want to hang out with my friends, obviously, but my cello wouldn't fit in anyone's car! So I would have to be that person who couldn't go anywhere fun because I'd have to be with my giant cello."
3. And that helped her become a beauty queen.
"I think there's a lot from my posture related to the cello... It definitely made my arms and back stronger. To this day, I can tell that one arm is more muscular than the other because it's the arm I use to hold up my instrument. And wheeling that thing around was great for muscle tone!"
4. Gym makeup? No. Gym hair? Yes.
"My off duty hair is air-dried, but I'll bend the ends with a curler or an iron. I try to keep it as minimal as possible, but I'll use something. It's like, I'm not a makeup at the gym person, but I'll always use a hair tool."
5. Fans don't usually "Ask Her More."
"People ask me a lot of questions on Instagram, but it's usually about what I'm wearing. They always want to know what lipstick I'm wearing. They also want to know what's in my bag. And they want to know how I stay fit, especially when I travel. In interviews, I get asked that question all the time. I like talking about fashion and beauty though, honestly. They're two of my favorite subjects, and I'll always talk about them... I also really love talking about my family. But it's tricky because I don't want to talk about things that are super personal, especially without their permission, you know? So that's hard."
6. But if you really want to know about her family...
"Okay, well, my grandmother is still teaching ballet and she's 83 years old. She still wears heels all the time, and I have really high arches, and I think heels are really comfortable. So for me, there's no 'secret' to walking in heels, it's just in my genes. Thanks, grandma!"
7. She has some strong ideas on feminism and inclusion.
"Nobody ever completely fits in. That's life, and that's actually a good thing. Everybody's different, and that's also a good thing. A great thing, really. So, if you don't want to wear heels and makeup, you are not any less valuable than any other woman. For me, beauty and clothing and hair is art. I really think of it as a creative form of expression that I'm lucky enough to do. And I'm glad I can inspire women to play with makeup and hair stuff as a way to express themselves, because I know how much I love it. But feeling good, feeling beautiful, and feeling like yourself, that is so particular to every person. It's not one answer. You can love books or be a music nerd and also love fashion. You can ignore fashion and still be beautiful. Only you can really decide how to divide your time. And only you can decide what's valuable and what matters in your own life."
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