Interview: Aussie Bombshell Jessica Hart Talks Her Career, Life In NYC, and More!

Jessica Hart

Interview: Aussie Bombshell Jessica Hart Talks Her Career, Life In NYC, and More!
By Neesha Arter

From Vogue, to Elle to Sports Illustrated to Harper’s Bazaar, Australian knockout Jessica Hart has graced the covers of the most important magazines in the world and walked some of the most high-profile runways. The model was discovered when she was 15 years old in a shopping mall in Melbourne, Australia and a decade later, the 26 year old is still turning heads with the signature gap tooth smile that made her famous. We had a chance to sit down with her and get the scoop on her Halloween costumes, the New York City Ballet, and much more!

You went to the New York City Ballet Gala recently, how was it?
I had only been to one ballet in New York before and I loved it. This particular production was remarkable because it was the best of the best, and it was the opening of the ballet season. We got a glimpse of all the shows that are going to be showing this season. Valentino had designed some of the costumes, which were just insane, they were so beautiful.

You live in NYC, what do you love and hate most about living here?
I love the city, everything is so convenient and you can do whatever you want whenever you want. I think sometimes you really have to have a job where it leads you to other places so you’re not here all the time because sometimes it feels too claustrophobic. Just walking outside your door it can be so manic and crazy so that part of it can be a bit too much, but as long as you can get out every so often then you can appreciate coming back. I had a contract in Australia before but didn’t renew it this year because I wanted to focus on time here, but I still go back often. I’ll head back at the end of November and probably for Christmas.

Do you know what you’re doing for Halloween? Any costume ideas?
I think there are a lot of things going on for Halloween. Last year it was like a six day Halloween. Hopefully that doesn’t turn out like that this year. I’ll probably do something the 26th and maybe 27th but I think I’ll be traveling after that. I don’t know yet, I just started researching; you reminded me that I have to start thinking about it. I’ve always had this rule that I have to be something kind of scary because that’s what Halloween’s about. I think this year I’m going to try to be something a little prettier. Last year I had black contacts in and painted my whole face white. The minute I opened my door, everyone kind of looked at me like, “who’s this?”

In the past decade of modeling, what’s been the best part of it and the most challenging?
The best part is also the worst part, which is the traveling. You get to go to so many places all across the world and experience so many different cultures, but at the same time you’re always traveling and you can’t plan anything so it becomes a bit lonely sometimes. You meet all these new people but you don’t really know anyone before you get there. It’s really opened up opportunities and opened up my eyes which has helped me become the person I am now.

What can we except to see from you in the next year?
I have lots of little projects. I’m working on a skincare and make up line. I love the make up that is used in modeling and the tricks and the way you use it. I want to try to make my own version of it. Also, I am working on designing clothes because I have such a love for them and fashion as well as experimenting with it. Both of these are creative outlets for me that I’m dying to explore, so who knows what’s in store for me this year. I’m excited to see what happens!

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