50 Questions with style & travel influencer Brooklyn Kelly

Part Kiwi/part Aussie (born in New Zealand but moved to the Gold Coast at seven), Brooklyn Kelly is fast becoming known far beyond the ditch as she makes a name for herself on the influencer scene. But while her followers probably know her best for her fashion and travel Grams, behind-the-feed she’s busy juggling her time between studying for her last year of a Bachelor of Nursing, modelling, and then the usual duties that come alongside being a travel and lifestyle vlogger, blogger, and Instablogger.

Having just returned back to Australia following a ski trip to New Zealand, we thought now was the perfect time to get Brooklyn in for our latest Fast 50. Here we chat to the lifestyle influencer about everything from swimming with wild dolphins for a campaign to swimwear shoots in 4 degree temperatures…

Missed the last articles in the 50 Questions series? Click the links to read interviews with Brooke StylesPolabur’s Polina Burashnikova, and Alivia Latimer.

1. Best beauty product of all time? Lip balm, I would die without it
2. Five beauty products you can’t live without? Fake tan, moisturiser, lip balm, Moroccanoil hair treatment, sea salt spray
3. Hair “done” or messy? Messy…
4. Favourite fragrance? Si by Giorgio Armani
5. Favourite item of clothing? Matching tracksuits, haha
6. Favourite fashion brand? I don’t just have one… it’s really hard to choose – I like so many
7. Gym or exercising outdoors? For me, exercising outdoors is nice because you can smell the fresh air and soak up some vitamin D, however, to burn fat I love doing gym classes – this is where I will push myself the most
8. Healthy eating or treating yourself? I’m a sucker for “treat yoself”, but I think diet needs to be balanced and everything in moderation
9. Can you cook? Ha! I’m learning… If I have a recipe, I can follow that and cook a nice meal – but I can’t cook anything really off the top of my head except for bacon and eggs 😂
10. Favourite food to indulge in? CHOCOLATE forever

11. First thing you pick from the mini-bar? Vodka and soda
12. Best place to eat out? Girls’ night: Bonbons in Miami on the Gold Coast – they do $5 tacos on Thursdays, such a treat. Date wise: Japanese
13. Happiest moment? Passing my last university exams
14. Saddest moment? My dog passing away
15. Blog or YouTube? I love being a YouTuber, however, I just launched my blog – www.brooklynkellyy.com – and I loveeee writing, especially about beauty and the places I travel to
16. Iphone or camera? Camera, but the new iPhone can take just as good a picture I reckon
17. Type of camera? Canon eos M6 for vlogging
18. Facetune or untouched? Facetune
19. Lightroom or VSCO? Lightroom – it all depends on what presets you have. Snow is a good app as well
20. Favourite filter? Instagram: Aden, Lightroom: Greece 8, VSCO: E5

21. Favourite way to edit pics? I like a mixture. I have realised I don’t have one way of editing – my style is that I edit every picture differently!
22. 9-5 job or full-time influencer? Full-time influencer. Obviously the pay is better, but I love nursing – I feel like I get a lot out of helping others
23. How did you first get your start in Instablogging? Through modelling for brands then my following grew and so did the blogging
24. How much time goes into a normal picture found on your Instagram account? Haha, I take a lot of pics then find one I love and then have to edit that! It takes a couple of hours
25. What’s your top Instagram tip? Don’t let Instagram get to your head – the real world is right in front of you. I can’t stand people who gain a big following and then think they are entitled and better than others
26. Who takes your pics? My boyfriend and mum, haha
27. Career highlight since being an influencer? Traveling for free
28. Career lowlight since being an influencer? Comparing myself to others, feeling like I’m not good enough, coming to the realisation that people will use you for exposure
29. Best campaign you’ve ever worked on? Ah, it’s so hard – there are so many… I literally can’t choose! But swimming with the wild dolphins was amazing in one campaign I worked on
30. Worst thing that’s happened to you on a photo shoot? It was the middle of winter like 4 degrees in the morning and I had to hop into this pool which was ice cold… my lips literally went blue! And also being offered lettuce for lunch on a shoot :/

31. The best gift you’ve ever received as an influencer? I love all my gifts, they all have something special about them and come from different places of the world… Although I did receive a return ticket to anywhere in the world from Emirates – that was amazing!
32. Last thing you googled? ‘Cain Nunns’. My Nan just told me he is her cousin! He is a reporter. I just found that out about 5 minutes ago while she was filling me in on family history, haha
33. Favourite film? ‘The Notebook’
34. Favourite book? I’ve only read one book .. that was ‘Twilight’
35. Favourite song? I have heaps of favourite songs – but at the moment: “I Said Hi” by Amy Shark
36. Living in the city or living by the beach? By the beach
37. Favourite travel destination? Italy or the south of France
38. Most Instagram-worthy spot? White walls, haha
39. Top three essentials to pack when traveling? Toothbrush, headphones, money
40. Going out clubbing or quiet dinner with friends? I hatttteeeeeeeeeeeee clubbing on the Gold Coast. I much prefer dinner with friends 🙂

41. Partner or single? Partner of 7 years
42. Siblings? 2 – one brother and one sister, both younger 🙂 17 and 18
43. What city are you currently living in? Gold Coast
44. Celebrity crush? There are so many famous hotties… how can I choose only one! 😛 Okay, so Tom Hardy, David Beckham, and Chris Hemsworth… also Jamie Foxx is up there too
45. Pets? A blue staffy called Levi
46. What is your best asset? Smile?
47. Biggest misconception about you and your job? Everything, hahaha
48. Top Instagram accounts to follow? @haileybaldwin, @gypsea_lust, @latenightsinthecity, @josefinehj
49. Favourite quote you live by? “Never regret anything that has happened in your life, it cannot be changed, undone or forgotten – so take it as a lesson and move on. Positive mind, positive vibes, positive life.”
50. Top career tip? I don’t really have any tips, I just think that you can succeed in anything you love doing and invest your time into.

All images: Brooklyn Kellyy

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