Chances are you’ve seen her grace the cover of Sports Illustrated, Maxim and our very own Ocean Drive, among countless other fashion magazines.
Agdal keeps it real for her 1.6 million Instagram followers, and she’s always serving a thousand watt smile; but, supermodel Nina Agdal doesn’t take herself too seriously, though. Yes, she’s gorgeous and jet setting around the globe from one photo shoot to the next; but when she’s not, you’ll find her cooking up dinner at home with her boyfriend (Jack Cook, son of legendary supermodel, Christie Brinkley) and friends, and kicking back some Pura Still (did you say alcoholic still water?!) for fun! Plus, you’ll never guess where you’ll find her when she’s in Miami!
First off, congratulations are in order because you are the new ambassador for Pura Still. What do you do as an ambassador? It’s a fancy job title!
NINA AGDAL: I feel so lucky to be one of their first ever ambassadors. As an ambassador you are an extension of the brand so it’s important that you first of all like the brand and appreciate the product. As an ambassador, I help “promote” Pura Still but since I actually like and enjoy it, it’s pretty easy. Whenever I go to any party I obviously bring Pura Still because I want everyone to try it and hear what they think! It’s really fun!
Do you have a favorite flavor? Do you drink yours straight up or you do mix it up?
NA: I keep switching it up. I loved the blackberry in the beginning and now I’m really into the mandarin-orange flavor. I like to mix it up so I don’t get sick of one flavor.
So before you get to enjoy your Pura Still, I know you’re going to share with our readers how you stay so fit? What’s your regimen or do you naturally look this good?
NA: I go through phases of different types of workouts but what’s been working for me lately is doing my own pilates regiment. I also run for 45 to 60 minutes twice a week. I’ve been working on filming some of the workouts I do at home so people can do it at home too! Pure Barre or SLT classes are also great to add into your routine but it’s most important to find what works for you and what makes you feel good!
Favorite things to do while you’re here in Miami? Favorite hotel or hotspot you just can’t miss?
NA: I actually love Flanigan’s! It’s just so fun and easy going so if I have time, I go there for some ribs or Pubbelly Sushi for their snow crab roll. Soho house is great for seeing everyone because it’s such a social hotspot. So is The Standard… Their spa is the best!
You recently opened up about your struggle with anxiety—why was it important for you to share?
NA: We all have our own “issues” and unfortunately, anxiety has become a bigger one for me. I felt like I needed to share because I know so many people deal with it and the more we can openly talk about it, the less power it feels like it has. I wanted to share my journey with anxiety. I’m striving to find a way to control it and when I do, I want to share that too. Social media plays such a big role, especially the millennium society so being open and honest about what’s really going on behind filters is so important.
What do you do to find that inner balance again?
NA: I try to do at least one good thing a day for me—whether it’s a meditation podcast, a work out, a hot bath or a nice meal. Whatever it is that would make me happy that day, I always make it a priority. I know it sounds silly but even just taking the time to make a good cup of tea and taking a minute to breathe can make a difference some days. And being surrounded by good, kind and positive people make all the difference.