Somehow we’re already on our penultimate interview, how did that happen?!
With the end in sight, lets keep these interview rolling! This time we speak to the gorgeous Rhiannon Mariani!
I am a freelance hair and make-up artist, I live and work on the island of Oahu, Hawaii and I will be turing 25 next month. I’m a hard worker with big dreams, a big mouth and big hair.
I won’t lie, I found it way too exciting you’re from Hawaii! What sizes do you usually wear when it comes to lingerie? And were you refitted at the shoot?
I was refitted at the shoot. I came in a 34F and left a 32GG, and I wear a large on the bottom. I have some serious shopping to do now!
Hopefully a lot of it will be Curvy Kate! Do you have any Curvy Kate favourites?
I totally fell in love with the Emily in Coral. I really didn’t want to take it off.
The Emily is one of my favourite bras, ever. And I love that new colour way, it’s SO pretty. Were you a Curvy Kate fan before the competition?
I knew of the brand and loved them but wasn’t able to purchase them.
Hopefully the competition will raise awareness and mean they’re more readily available. How did you find out about the competition?
I saw a post about it on a tumblr blog I follow.
Good old Tumblr. What made you decide to enter?
My mom passed away when I was 16 and at various times in my life I feel like she has sent me opportunities that seemed to just fall in my lap. I know this was one of those things and I just had to do it.
I’m sure she’d be so proud of you. So, how does it feel to be a part of the first ever American Star In A Bra?
It feels amazing, I never imagined I would make it this far.
How have your loved ones reacted to you getting through?
I have had an overwhelming amount of support. I’ve always known I had a great support system but this has shown me just how amazing my loved ones are and how much they care.
That’s so nice to hear! So the photo shoot has been and gone now, how did you feel before and after the shoot?
It was just a whirlwind, so exciting from the minute I got on the plane to New York until I got home. It was such an amazing experience, I feel so incredibly lucky to have had the chance to be in the Top 10.
What were the best and worst partys of the shoot?
The best part for me was sitting in the hair and make-up chair, so much fun to be on the other side of that for once and I loved talking to the girls. I honestly cant think of a worst part…I spilled me juice at once point, does that count?
Well if that’s the worst thing to happen, we’re doing something right! And I bet it was lovely to be on the other side though, getting pampered. Are you proud of your shape and size?
Absolutely! It hasn’t been easy being a bigger girl my whole life, but it has made me who I am as a person and I wouldnt change that for the world. Besides, being a beauty on the inside is the most important thing.
I can’t even tell you how much more I prefer window shopping as opposed to actually having to try things on. I love my boobs, but they do not love the clothes I would like to put them in to.
It can be hellish, can’t it? That’s why I buy the same things in various different colours! So to you, what do you think makes a Curvy Kate girl?
A beauty inside and out, who loves her curves and has a passion for helping other girls love their curves too.
I think you’ve hit the nail on the head. What would be the best part about winning?
Other than knowing how proud my mom would be of me…getting to represent Curvy Kate would be such an honor.
I’ll say it again, she would be SO proud of you. What’s the fitting situation like in America?
If you can’t fit into Victoria Secret..not good. If you’re abouve a DD you have to shop almost exclusivly online and that is very frustrating.
The UK has its first Victoria Secret opens here soon, definitely won’t be paying them a visit! So how do you think it’d feel to win the first ever American Star In A Bra?
The best feeling I could possibly imagine.
And do you have any advice for anyone considering entering next time? Or even our next Australian and UK competitions?
Don’t over think it, just do it! No matter how far you make it, every step of the process is fun and totally worth it.
Some wise words! Just one last question Rhiannon…don’t hate me for it! It is the meanest one yet! Why do you think people should vote for you?
I think I would be a great represetative of the brand and as cliche as it sounds, I never wanted anything more than I want this in my whole life.
Good luck Rhiannon!
To vote for Rhiannon, head to her page on the Curvy Kate USA Facebook application for Star In A Bra. Whilst you’re at it, why not become a fan of the Curvy Kate USA Facebook page to keep up to date with the competition and the brand?
Next up we hear from Tiffany Schmidt!