Saturday, July 6, 2024

Rule 5 Saturday - Anna-Lisa Christiane

It’s no surprise that a woman like Anna-Lisa Christiane would one day find herself strutting runways in New York and Paris, but addressing the U.N.? At the age of 19? Didn’t seem like it was in the cards. And yet there she was in Austria discussing climate change with an august body of world diplomats.

“If I could speak at the U.N. at 19, if I could travel to Austria or Thailand alone at this age and have such a great time, what else can I do?” she asks, reflecting on a transformative experience that came as a result of her winning the title of Miss Earth 2015, a beauty pageant that advocates for environmental awareness, conservation and social responsibility.


“I’ve always been confident, I’m not insecure about myself. But it was a shock. But I was lucky to have this person come in,” she says, looking back on a pivotal point in her life. “I’m from a small island. How can I model? It was such a wild concept for me. When I was in high school I always thought I had to escape to America to become an actress or a model. But I never thought it could start in New Zealand.”
Show business seems like her obvious next step, following a racy single released on Spotify. Like her music career, her film career is still in its nascent stages. On her first audition she landed the titular role of Yehenara in a 2021 movie called Heroine Yehenara, in which she plays a concubine who rises to power in 19th-century China. 

Linked at The Pirate's Cove in the weekly Sorta Blogless Sunday Pinup and links. The Wombat has Rule Five Sunday: All American Girl and FMJRA 2.0: Even Worse up and running at The Other McCain. Linked at The Right Way in the weekly Rule 5 Saturday LinkOrama.


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