Model Olivia Culpo Talks Confidence, Lip Balm and BF Nick Jonas


Model and former beauty pageant winner, Olivia Culpo (Instagram).

When Olivia Culpo hit the Grammy’s red carpet last week with boyfriend, pop idol Nick Jonas, the internet was buzzing about the stunning model and former Miss Universe. I caught up with Culpo at the pop-up Old Spice Nature Exchange Vending Machine in NYC’s Grand Central Station this week to talk pageant beauty tips and favorite products.

And I couldn’t help but ask about Nick’s grooming regimen, too. Culpo admitted to crushing on boyfriend Nick Jonas, for more than his killer voice. “He always smells really good, so whatever he’s doing now works,” Culpo said. I know a few guys that love women’s beauty products, but Olivia insists her beau isn’t one of them. “I’ve got to be honest – I don’t think so!” laughed Olivia. “I think guys have a different way of grooming, really.”


A portrait of model Olivia Culpo (Instagram).

Read on for my exclusive interview with the model, actress, and beauty queen.

Hilary Sheinbaum: What beauty tips do you live by?

Olivia Culpo: I tried putting teabags under my eyes, because they say that the green tea – the caffeine – will help with under-eye bags and moisture. It worked! That’s a new tip.

HS: Are there any beauty techniques that you tried that resulted in disaster?

OC: Honestly, the spray tans can get out of control! I’m getting to the point where I tell myself maybe it’s best not to spray tan, ever. It can go wrong… and what do you do then? You’re kind of, orange!

HS: What beauty tips did you learn from your pageant days?

OC: I learned the importance of being confident. I think that at the end of the day, it’s not so much about what you look like – it’s really about the way that you feel. That resonates with people. If you’re comfortable with yourself, then you’ll look beautiful. If you’re not feeling comfortable with yourself, than that kind of shows. I think that as cheesy as the pageant industry can be seen at times, it actually does help women – boosting their confidence and growing into their own. I have to give it credit for that.


Model Olivia Culpo (Instagram).

HS: What’s your beauty regimen like now?

OC: I wash my face day and night. I actually really love Dr. Lancer face wash, and I also love Neutrogena.

HS: What’s a beauty product you can’t leave the house without?

OC: Lip balm! I hate having chapped lips. Keeping them moist is great. I like the eos brand. I’m not sure what the flavor is, but I do love the blue one.

HS: What’s your go-to look for hair?

OC: Being able to have your hair done is always great – if you have time. Throwing it up in a ponytail is easiest at times, but if I’m going to ever do it, I never blow dry it. I usually just let it dry and maybe just curl the ends quickly.


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