The Interview — Katie Willcox, Founder and CEO of Natural Model Management and Healthy is the New Skinny
Katie H. Willcox is the founder and CEO of Natural Model Management and Healthy is the New Skinny. Using her 15 years of experience in the modeling industry as a curve model, Willcox strives to change the game of body image by giving people the tools to challenge the beauty ideal implemented by the media. For more on Katie, be sure to follow her on Instagram and visit katiewillcox.com! Watch Katie's very first makeup tutorial HERE.
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What inspired you to start Healthy Is The New Skinny:
I started HNS do to the lack of information and education around health. I want girls to choose their health over the beauty ideal and they need a platform to show them how.
Describe your typical day:
Every day is different but Starbucks is always involved.
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Who has had the biggest impact on your career:
I would say, my husband, because he always supports me and pushes me to keep going!
One piece of advice you would give your 18 year-old-self:
This life isn't about looking good, it is about feeling good in your soul. If you aren't feeling good, something is off and it is time to return to yourself and figure out what brings you joy... It usually comes with helping others.
Best tips to maintaining a healthy lifestyle:
Keeping the promises you make to yourself is difficult but it is how you form healthy habits that turn into a healthy lifestyle.
How do you decompress each day:
Working out has become a great stress reliever for me, even if it just a walk.
Go-to song on your workout playlist:
Woman by Kesha.
On the weekends, we'll find you wearing:
Yoga pants or something flowing and colorful.
Share your biggest guilty pleasure:
Teen Mom on MTV (don't tell anyone)
What can we expect to see from you in the future:
I am going to continue to educate myself and others on media manipulation and how we can make this world a better place. I will do everything in my power to raise empowered children and we are looking to foster and adopt next! All we can do is spread more love in the best way we can and that is what I plan to do!