Welcome to Beauty Bytes, a place where I chat to celebrities about all things beauty, from their favourite products to the best advice they’ve ever been given. Read on for the beauty low-down from Adria Arjona…
If you’ve not heard of Adria Arjona, chances are you’re going to see a whole lot more of the 25-year-old American actress from now on.
The Mexico City-born daughter of a Puerto Rican beauty queen and a Guatemalan musician spent most of her bohemian childhood travelling the world, before landing in New York City to pursue an acting career.
Now she’s gearing up for international success. She’s not only signed up to star across from Jared Leto in the Spider-Man spin-off Morbius. But she’s also the face of Giorgio Armani‘s new sustainable perfume My Way.
Here Arjona tells Marie Claire’s Fiona Embleton how the Armani campaign pushed her out of her comfort zone…
Fiona: Starring in an unretouched beauty campaign is groundbreaking, but also daunting. What did it feel like to show your wrinkles in a fragrance ad?
Adria: The My Way campaign was probably the most vulnerable thing I’ve ever performed in. Usually you hide behind a character or the lines that a writer has created for you. This time I decided to just be myself. I love the fact that the campaign wasn’t re-touched. I’m not a model, I’m an actress and I love to be relatable. You can see my freckles and my little smile wrinkle, and that’s one of my favourite things of the whole campaign. It tells you, ‘This woman smiles.’ To embrace and feel confident with who you really are – that’s a powerful message to send out.
Head over to Marie Claire UK to read the rest of the interview!
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