Hot news just in: Elyse Knowles and I are basically long lost twins. Sleeping is our favourite hobby, we both have dogs who are essentially our kids, and our favourite place in the world is home.
Okay, I’ll take back what I said – sadly Elyse Knowles and I have three things in common and three things only.
Besides the fact that she has over 885k more Instagram followers than me, the queen of multi-tasking has already achieved her dream goal of becoming the face of Australian swimwear brand Seafolly at the young at of 25….and here I am still sitting on my couch binge watching Gossip Girl for the fifth time.
But even though scrolling through her Instagram account makes you wish you had a fairy godmother who could magically give you Elyse’s hardcore abs, golden hair, sun-kissed skin and drop-dead gorgeous blue eyes, the nation’s favourite tomboy just wants everyone to take a step back from the world of filters, angles, good lighting, makeup and Photoshop editing, and instead love the person in the mirror, despite what the haters say.
“Everyone loves you for who you are and if they don’t then they’re not worthwhile. It’s so important to be completely happy with yourself and make sure you stay true to yourself.”
Preach it GF.
“The common issue we have in our generation is that we are surrounded by images that aren’t real. Everyone puts their best version of themselves on social media; it’s hard but we have to remember that that person doesn’t look like that all the time, so definitely don’t compare yourself to that person you see on social media.”
Okay okay, you’re probably thinking she’s just another model who rambles on about all this self-love talk but actually really loves a good filter and touched-up selfie. However, you need to hold it right there woman, because she’s not kidding around at all, and in actual fact, is so much more than just another pretty face.
The girl despises wearing makeup and getting glammed up, and admits that her number one beauty secret doesn’t cost a cent.
“Beauty starts with a good sleep. I’m all about sleep and anyone would say that Elyse puts sleep before a lot of things.”
Yasss, we definitely agree.
To add to this, her own makeup routine literally takes less than a minute, where she quite simply “uses a clear gel to make [her] eyebrows stand up and look thick.” And that’s all. #shook
Her diet’s nothing fancy-schmancy either. For brekkie it’s a smoothie made with Vital All-In-One, “banana, almond milk, cacao, sometimes some extra protein, and cinnamon”, which is then served “out of a bowl” and “topped with some seeds and nuts for crunch.”
Then lunch is scrambled eggs with spinach, avocado, pesto and goats cheese.
And for dinner it’s “lots of veggies with chicken or fish”…and of course, she has “treats in between because you need to treat yourself.”
Hey, great minds think alike Elyse, which means we have four things in common.
But as simple as she makes it all sound and as effortless as she makes it look, her success at such a young age didn’t just appear out of thin air.
“I’ve set my standards pretty damn high which I wish I didn’t but it makes me work really really hard.”
And her strong work ethic comes by keeping one notion at the very forefront of her mind: staying true to her beliefs and understanding that everyone is their own unique version of perfection and beauty.
“Be confident, be strong, and you can focus on yourself and slowly do whatever you need to do for yourself. But stop comparing yourself to others because you’re beautiful and your smile is stronger and more confident than anything else and anyone in any photo.”
Knowlzy for PM? She’s got my vote that’s for sure.
For more on Elyse Knowles, this is what gets the model out of bed at 5:15am every day. Plus, she shares her top tips for feeling fresh and energised all year round.
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