We go inside the makeup bag of Jesinta Campbell to see what makes Miss Universe stand out!
You’ve had a pretty exciting couple of months, tell us about the lead up to Miss Universe pageant?
“The Miss Universe Pageant is all about being yourself and putting your best foot forward. It is something that is hard to ‘practice’ for however I put a lot of focus into my health and fitness so I felt my best when I stepped out on the stage. I also watched videos on YouTube of Jen Hawkins and tried to emulate her famous strut. She’s super confident, sexy and she knows how to engage the audience with her lovely smile.”
What made you decide you wanted to be involved in pageants?
“This was the first pageant and I saw it as an opportunity for me to challenge myself - being up on stage in front of thousands of people is no easy feat! I also hoped it would create a public platform for me to do more with my charity work and go on to make a positive difference within the world.”
Where do you keep your crown and sash?
My sash is hanging at the bottom of my bed, everyday it reminds me how incredibly lucky I am … it’s very humbling to wear the sash and to know that I get to represent our country overseas! My crown is actually kept with the Miss Universe Australia organization. It’s so beautiful and it needs to be kept very safe!”
What is your weekly exercise regime like?
“I grew up on the Gold Coast so I absolutely love being outdoors. When I was growing up we spent all summer at the beach and my parents live in the Hinterland on property so I was always outside climbing trees or pushing my sister up and down the paddocks in our billycart. I have always been active and my love for the outdoors has never diminished, no matter where I am in the world! When I am in Sydney I run around the botanical gardens or do the odd soft sand run at Bondi. When I am back home on the Gold Coast, I run around the Nerang River with Mum. I don’t feel like I have ‘worked out’ unless I really sweat. As much as I enjoy Pilates and yoga, I prefer a good cardio workout. I love a fitness circuit and often go to a spin or boxing class with friends.”
How do you stay motivated to train and exercise?
I can really feel the difference when I don’t exercise. I love the feeling after getting up in the morning and going for a run or going to the gym. It kick starts your metabolism and I feel revitalised and full of energy. This is what keeps me motivated!”
Favourite workout song?
I always have to exercise to music. A good song can make you feel invincible and is great to push you to go the extra little bit even though everything is burning! I am a ‘Top 40’ girl, I love anything with a really good beat. At the moment ‘OMG’ by Usher is my number one workout song, it sometimes makes me forget I am even working out!”
What is a normal day’s eating plan like for you?
“I absolutely love food and I love cooking and experimenting with new things! For me food is all about nourishment, I see it as fuel for my body. I usually start the day with a freshly squeezed juice with lots of ginger and a yummy Quinoa porridge with cinnamon and a drizzle of honey. Lunch for me usually vary between salads, sushi and because it’s winter at the moment I love a hearty soup with a piece of really good quality gluten-free bread. I absolutely love seafood so for dinner I try to eat as much fish as possibly during the week, it’s high in Omega 3s and does wonders for your skin and hair. However, I am a true Aussie girl and most nights I just stick to my three veggies and meat.”
What is your biggest indulgence?
“My biggest indulgence is a bubble bath, some chocolate and a good book. At the moment I am reading ‘The Elephant and The Twig’ by Geoff Thompson.”
How do you look after your skin?
My skin care routine is pretty simple, I cleanse and moisturise every night and exfoliate once a week as I am prone to the odd breakout. I also drink lots of water and never go to bed with my makeup on.”
How do you look after your hair?
“I have highlights in my hair and with all the curling, blow-drying and hairspray it can get very dry. I try to have a treatment every three weeks to keep it in good condition.”
Where do you love to shop?
I love to shop at little boutique stores and support young up-and-coming Australian designers. I am passionate about supporting Australian-made products, I also love to raid op shops and the odd market to find that extra special one-off piece that no one has.”
What is the last thing you bought?
“The last thing I purchased was a pair, well actually five, Novo Shoes. I absolutely love the collection of boots they have in store at the moment and I am in love with the black Zeva ankle boot. I find ankle boots are the masacara of shoes – a quick fix that makes everything look great. I chuck them on with tights or even wear them with a dress and a jacket. They make a casual outfit a little dressier and you instantly feel glamorous.”
How do you relax and chill out?
“I love spending time on the Gold Coast with my family. Getting up in the mornings and having a coffee on the deck, which overlooks an often misty Valley, with Mum and Dad is so relaxing and the nicest way to start the day! I also love going to the beach with a bunch of friends for the day and setting up under one the palm trees. I also love to go bush walking in Binna Burra or explore the Waterfalls at Springbrook.”
Are you in a relationship?
“Currently, I am not seeing anyone. I am 100 per cent focused on the pageant in Vegas. I don’t think I’d have time for a boyfriend!”
What are your plans from here?
“From here I go and compete in Las Vegas. It is such an exciting time and I just have to have fun and make the most of every opportunity that comes my way. I would love to get further involved in my charity work and would love to travel the nation talking to young people about chasing after their dreams and making the most out of life!”
Where will we see you in five years time?
“In five years time I see myself involved heavily in volunteer work that inspires youth and encourages individual leadership. I will have travelled to the top 10 destinations around the world that are listed in my book of goals through both my volunteer and paid work. I will be successful with earning a living using my passions and talents and I have a dream to own a home (preferable eco-friendly) in both the country and somewhere on the beach!”