Next model Hailey Hildenbrand on her best-kept beauty secret and where she goes out in the Magic City (hint: it's not a nightclub).
Where did you grow up? HAILEY HILDENBRAND: I grew up in a one-stoplight town called Strasburg in Lancaster County, Penn. It’s right in the heartland of the Amish community.
How were you discovered? HH: My junior year of high school I was playing in a volleyball tournament in Philadelphia and was approached by Beth Boldt, the scout who discovered Naomi Campbell. Several months later, I signed with Next.
What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done for a shoot? HH: I had to dye my hair pink for a hair campaign.
What is your mantra? HH: Let go and let God.
What makes you feel sexy? HH: Driving around in my Jeep blasting country music with the roof off.
Hidden talents? HH: Singing has always been a passion of mine. I have a few clips posted on my Instagram (@haileyhild13). And I play a mean game of Ping-Pong.
What are your beauty secrets? HH: Coconut oil is my go-to. I feel like it’s the best thing for my hair and skin. And sunscreen, always!
Next vacation? HH: Taking a mission trip to northern Israel has been on my heart.
Fitness routine? HH: I live near Flamingo Park, so I will go to the track and create my own workout. I love going to Maham yoga. They put a fun twist on yoga and we jam out to hip-hop music while getting a more high-intensity workout.
Favorite restaurant? HH: Doraku. Absolutely love their sushi.
Go-to hangout? HH: Vous Church. It’s the place to be.
You have so many followers on social media.What’s it like to have so many eyes on you? HH: No matter what, I always think twice before anything I post or say. I would do the exact same thing if I only had 10 followers.
Advice to aspiring models? HH: Always stay true to yourself. Everyone is unique in their own way, and that’s what makes this industry so beautiful.