She’s a VJ, model, designer and entrepreneur. But why stop there when she can do more? Georgina Wilson added another feather in her cap – and is richer for the experience – when she became the host of Asia’s Next Top Model, Season 3.
“I never know what’s going to happen during my day. I love it – it’s madness,” she says of her busy schedule. “To be honest, the first day of shooting was one of the scariest things ever, especially the first elimination. But I was working with an amazing team, from the judging panel to production and most importantly, the girls. As soon as I saw them, I knew it was so much more than what was being filmed.”
To think she also runs her own company, eyewear line Sunnies Studios, with three fellow partners (“We’re actually available on the flight you’re in right now – just ask the lovely stewardess”) and just launched her first book, Bestie, with actress, singer and TV host, Solenn Heussaff.
Life is hectic but Georgina still sets aside time to travel. “Traveling is everything. I live to travel. I love any destination, be it new or old. From Ilocos to Iceland, I love it all,” she says. “Traveling is the only thing you can buy that will make you richer. My ultimate dream is to visit every single city in the world.”
And she can be quite flexible about it. “Contrary to popular belief, I don’t mind getting down and dirty,” she says. “I love exploring cosmopolitan cities – but you can put me in the middle of the countryside; I’d be happy, too. As long as I’m traveling and exploring, I’m happy.”
Georgina’s travel tips
- Travel with great friends
- Eat local and meet the locals
- Avoid tour guides
- Research and plan, but leave room for spontaneous decisions
- Check the weather
- Bring a good camera
- Get lost at least once
This article originally appeared in the June 2015 issue of Smile magazine.