Sunday, April 12, 2015

Listen Up: Suki Waterhouse is Having a Moment

Listen Up: Suki Waterhouse is Having a Moment:

If you haven’t seen her on the arm of Bradley Cooper or you’re not one of the 597,000 people who follow her on Instagram, allow us to introduce you to model-of-the-moment, Suki Waterhouse. With three glossy covers coming out and a supporting role in upcoming YA blockbuster Insurgent, the 23-year-old British beauty is set to hit the big-time this month, no doubt securing her status of the model-of-the-moment. In anticipation of her inevitable rise to super stardom, here’s a look at everything you need to know about the It-Brit as of late.

1. She’s one ‘Lucky’ girl:

In addition to making her Vogue cover debut this month, Suki also stars on the cover of Lucky magazine’s April edition aptly titled “The Lucky Girls Issue.”

2. It doesn’t come out often, but let it be known, she has a sexy side too:

In her raciest photo shoot yet, Suki heats up the pages of GQ‘s April issue, hitting the beach in little more than a high-cut swimsuit and a sheer T-shirt.

3. She’s tougher than she looks:

“I studied karate growing up—I’m a brown belt—and me and my sister used to beat the crap out of each other,” she told GQ magazine.

4. When she’s not beating someone up, she likes to keep “active:”

“I’m active,” she said in British Vogue‘s October 2014 issue, “but I just don’t like being hungry or feeling like I’ve deprived myself. I want to enjoy life. I mean, I’m bigger than the typical model, and I’m shorter, too. I really can’t say why it’s all worked for me.”

5. She wasn’t always the It-girl that she is today:

“I wasn’t the hot girl, the popular girl,” she explained. “I had a hard time [in school]. Mostly because of some girls who weren’t very nice.”

6. She started modeling as a way of rebelling:

I had a bit of teenage rebellion, and I saw modeling as an opportunity to get away from school and parents, so I thought, ‘OK, maybe I will be a model,’” she told Into the Gloss. “But even so, I’m still not someone that, like, blow-dries my hair every morning.

7. Don’t be surprised if she gives up modeling completely to pursue her acting career:

“I can see how a person could get addicted to the adrenaline of moviemaking. With fashion, you go deep into a shoot for one day, but a movie lasts so much longer. It’s literally like going to summer camp. I’ve got a bunch of keepers from movie sets.”

8. The jump from model to actress us pretty common these days, but it’s been part of her plan from the start:

“I was über into theater and had a lot of training, so it’s not completely out of nowhere at all,” she told Lucky in the April issue. She had a supporting role in Love, Rosie with Lily Collins and will play Marlene alongside Shailene Woodley in Insurgent. 

9. She has single-handily turned taking a bath into a thing of art:

“I can stay in the bath for—well, the longest has been seven or eight hours,” she said. “I get completely set up with my laptop so I can watch The Sopranos, put out some scented candles, music. I have a towel nearby so I can dry my hand to change the music or the TV. I make a little heaven for myself. And then I just refill and refill.”

10. She doesn’t mind pimples; she finds them quite funny:

“If I have a spot [read: zit], I name the spot. I introduce it to my friends on a night out. If my friend has a spot, I ask them if I can borrow it. ‘Can I borrow your spot? Can I pleaaaase borrow it? I really want it.’ ” She cackles. “You have to own your spots. Show them off. I’ve had some great spots—I named one Greg; another one was Trevor. Tortola was a good one.”