Sporteluxe Be You Campaign

By Thursday, February 19, 2015 No tags Permalink 9

I was interviewed by Emilie Sharp for the an article about body confidence for Sporteluxe. The Be You campaign celebrates self-acceptance, cultural diversity and individuality and aims to inspire young women to feel comfortable in their own skin. “We’re all for empowering women here at Sporteluxe HQ so we chatted to Jessica about the campaign as well as her top beauty tricks and tips to keep her bikini body in shape while she’s on the go.”

Jessica_Gomes_body_confidence_secrets_1What does ‘Be You’ mean to you?

To be a trailblazer! To be a warrior! For me, the campaign is about being the real you, the person that you desire in your heart to be. With no fear of what others may think. To love all of you and control your own destiny.

How do you make yourself feel instantly amazing?

I try to appreciate what matters in my life every day. I’m alive. I’m healthy. I have my family and my friends who make me happy!

When do you feel most yourself?

When I’m at home in bed after a shower with no make-up on. Just in my pyjamas writing in my journal.HONORED TO BE AN UPSIDE GIRL

What are your ‘go-to’ beauty tips and tricks for a little extra confidence boost?

Go get a massage or have a facial. That always picks me up! Get the blood flowing and get glowing.

Do you have any advice for people looking to become more comfortable in their own skin?

Just surround yourself with positive and healthy people. I think it’s important to be surrounded by people who lift you up and who want the best for you.

What’s your favourite piece from the new THE UPSIDE collection?

I love THE UPSIDE logo muscle tanks and the polka dot leggings and ballet bra.

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If we were to take a sneak peek into your gym bag, what would we see?

Black ASICS shoes, Xtend Barre ballet socks, a sweater from THE UPSIDE, headphones and rose body mist.

How do you stay fit when you’re traveling?

I drop into an Xtend Barre class. Go for a jog or a walk. Or if I’m tired, I’ll stretch and get a massage.

Can you describe your day on a plate?Jessica-Gomes-interview-green-smoothie

Breakfast Boiled eggs or oats with a green smoothie.

Lunch Grilled chicken salad with quinoa, kale, tomato and feta.

Snack Almonds and goji berries. Or a coconut water, blueberry and protein powder smoothie.

Dinner Grilled fish with salad or a piece of red meat with steamed vegetables.

What are your top workout songs?

I don’t have a list of particular songs but these artists are always on high rotation: Beyoncé, Rihanna, Coldplay, Jay Z, and Kanye West.

If we were to take a sneak peek into your gym bag, what would we see?

Black ASICS shoes, Xtend Barre ballet socks, a sweater from THE UPSIDE, headphones and rose body mist.

How do you stay fit when you’re traveling?

I drop into an Xtend Barre class. Go for a jog or a walk. Or if I’m tired, I’ll stretch and get a massage.

Arriving Back In Australia

By Thursday, July 24, 2014 No tags Permalink 4
At Sydney Arrivals wearing a white skivvy with a long over-sized neutral coat with a popping black collar, dark shades, pointy leopard-print shoes and black leather skinny-legged pants.

At Sydney Airport Arrivals – Excited about the launch of the David Jones Spring / Summer Collection. Picture: John Grainger

 

Excited about the launch of the David Jones Fall / Winter Collection.

Wearing a white skivvy with a long over-sized neutral coat with a popping black collar, dark shades, pointy leopard-print shoes and black leather skinny-legged pants. Picture: John Grainger

 

My Diet and Exercise Secrets

By Friday, January 17, 2014 No tags Permalink 2

Jessica Gomes. © The Australian Women's Weekly. Photographed by Peter Brew-Bevan.

Thought you might enjoy this article published in Australian Women’s Weekly magazine.

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Smouldering Australian model Jessica Gomes has already had a dazzling start to 2014, stealing the show at the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition 50th anniversary party just a day after making the cover of The Australian Women’s Weekly Health magazine.

Here, the 28-year-old from Perth, who is the face of David Jones, reveals some of the secrets to her success.

FOOD

Jessica eats to nourish rather than deprive herself and is a big fan of brown rice, green vegetables and quinoa. Here’s a typical day of meals:

Breakfast: Blueberries or sliced mango with Greek yoghurt or a fruit smoothie with added protein and vitamin supplements. And a good coffee. Alternatively, poached or scrambled eggs with avocado, salmon or good quality bacon.

Lunch: Kale salad with some white fish or a chopped salad with chicken. At least three times a week, cold-pressed green juices too.

Dinner: Grilled salmon with spinach and a little bit of mashed potato or sweet potato. If she feels like a splurge, steak and fries.

EXERCISE

Variety is key for Jessica, who listens to her body when it comes to exercise rather than punishing herself with strenuous daily workouts.

Her personal trainer works her hard when she’s up for it but, she says, “when I feel I want a more gentle exercise we do Pilates and yoga. I love to sweat it out in the gym and also to get out and hike and do walks”.

And she’s an enthusiastic proponent of massage and pampering too.

BEAUTY

Despite having a world of expensive anti-ageing creams and artful make-up at her fingertips, Jessica keeps things simple in the bathroom.

Her daily regime is “oil cleansing, foam cleansing, toning and moisturising”, supplemented by a weekly mask and a monthly deep cleansing and facial.

And despite the pressures of her industry, Jessica is not tempted by cosmetic surgery. She prefers a natural look. “I think it just makes people look the same and not different,” she says. “It scares me.”

Jessica on the cover of The Weekly's health special