Olivia Grace was born in the Islands of Fiji, on the main island. She was an orphan for six months of her life until being adopted by her wonderful loving parents. Her parents were from the United Kingdom, allowing Olivia to travel extensively as a young child. She lived in Greece, Australia and United Kingdom before moving to a suburb of Atlanta. Despite being curvier in shape and of petite stature, in comparison to most of the models in the industry. Olivia has not allowed those factors to become an obstacle or stop her from pursuing her acting and modeling goals.
How long have you been modeling and what inspired you to become a model?
I have been modeling for almost a year now and I felt inspired to model because I know that I have a very unique look. I want to show people that you can be confident in no matter how you look and beauty comes in all shapes, sizes, and skin tones.
What was the first job you ever booked as a model?
The first job that ever booked was for a hair shoot I got to shoot with 2020 Photography who is very well known internationally, it was a great experience. The pictures will be on a billboard, so I am excited for that.
What are some of the perks working as a model?
One of the perks of working as a model is getting to try on different kind of clothing and trying out styles that you wouldn’t normally wear in everyday life. Another perk I would say is the encouragement that comes behind being a model to always put your best foot forward, look your best and keep a healthy lifestyle.
What’s one of your proudest moments in your career?
One of my proudest moments in my modeling career would be being told by a fashion boutique or photographer that they would like to work with me again. I love knowing that I produced the work that the client is looking for, they’re happy and inspired with my skill as a model.
Have you achieved all your modeling goals yet, if now what else would you like to accomplish?
I have nowhere near achieved my modeling goals yet. I would love to accomplish a lot more in the modeling industry. I would like to do more of everything, beauty shoots, more fashion shoots, and I really enjoy working with fashion boutiques. So I would love to do more of that as well as hair shoots because they are really fun. Another major goal of mine is to be interviewed on a top radio station. I want to take my modeling career to the level that whenever I go shopping at the mall or surfing the websites of my favorite fashion boutiques, such as Fashion Nova, Pretty Little Thing, Forever 21, and Boo Hoo, I see myself!
What kind of exercises you do to stay in shape?
I absolutely love weight training. It is so intense and exhilarating to challenge myself that way. One of my new found loves for staying in shape is with Reformed By Lagree. It involves the Megaformer machine, various movements which give you full body sculpting and conditioning. It is the best way to get a full body workout in less than an hour!
How do you deal with Insecurities?
I have struggled with insecurities for as long as I can remember. However, I have been able to build up my confidence through surrounding myself with supportive people, reading the Bible, and knowing that life itself, me being a living breathing human is beautiful. I came to realize that God created me how I am and to be ashamed of that is to be ashamed of God’s work. Hate comments do not affect me because I know that that person is simply trying to affect me negatively and with greatness comes jealously. People who hate are deeply insecure themselves.
What’s your guilty pleasure?
French Fries! I recently quit eating them and it’s been about a month since I have stopped. I miss them so much, but they will only be a part of my cheat meals from now on.
Favorite vacation spot?
Fiji is definitely my favorite (that’s where I am from), I went there when I was younger and I can’t wait to go back. A close second would be Australia, I lived in Australia when I was in preschool and it was amazing!
I am gluten free and dairy free, so I don’t really love restaurants that much because eating out is a hassle. Having to figure out what I can even eat, I usually have to call ahead or look up the restaurants allergen menu. Although right now my favorite restaurant is a little Hispanic place called Lucha Libre, everything there is so fresh and authentic.
Michael B. Jordan, Zac Efron, The Hemsworth brothers, to name a few
What’ the most exciting thing you have planned this Summer?
I’ve been working all summer, so I guess work. I really want to go to California, or on a cruise.
What do you do for fun, when you’re not modeling?
I work out or I play with my puppy. She’s my daughter and I love being with her whenever I can. Oh and SHOPPING!
What’s on your bucket list?
I want to travel more, I’ve already been blessed with living in various countries, England, Australia, Greece and traveling to many as well. Here is a top 5 list off the top of my head.. Japan, Africa, Iceland, Dubai and Italy.
How can fans keep in contact with you on social media?
I love to interact with new people so check me out on my social media’s!
I am most active on Instagram and Twitter! Instagram: Livwillson. Twitter: @OliviaWillson. Website: http://www.OliviaGraceWillson.com .
Photographer is @fuggyfuggy2006 on Instagram.
Awesome interview. Stay hungry and keep grinding to the both of you.
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I am so proud of you Olivia. You are beautiful inside and out. I am so blessed to be a part of your life. I love that you recognize what God gave you and are doing great things, which requires great courage. Please don’t forget us as you continue to succeed in your career. What a career! What a privilege!
Aunt Kelly & Uncle Scott
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Just beautiful, I see Harrison cheering you on in Heaven.
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