We interview TV personality and blogger Olivia Cox
We are very grateful to Olivia Cox for sharing a few things with us. Olivia has just been named the new face of Herbalife Skin.
What is the best piece of advice that you would give to a school pupil that wants to be in showbiz?
I think it’s really important to be following a dream for the right reasons. If you have a talent and you love performing, go for it – and always remember why you started. It’ll give you the motivation to succeed.
If you want a great day then what five things do you find yourself doing?
My morning routine is really important to me so I follow my Herbalife SKIN skincare regime as soon as I wake up. I’ll often then do a workout with my trainer @twistedfitness, which helps me feel fired up for the day. Recently I’ve been presenting a radio show in the mornings so I’ll often have breakfast en route to the studio while I catch up on emails and social media I’ve missed overnight. I can’t skip breakfast, I get so hungry!! Being live on air is amazing – I get such a buzz. Once the adrenaline starts pumping, I feel invincible – it’s my favourite part of the day!
What are the biggest challenges that celebrities face?
I think anyone in the public eye struggles with the lack of privacy, especially now that social media is so huge – we expect to know every detail of someone’s day, immediately!
How important is networking for what you do and how do you go about it?
Hugely – you really have to be a people person and happy socialising in this industry. I spend a lot of my time meeting with brands and PRs who I used to work with when I wrote for Marie Claire magazine. It’s good to stay on top of new launches and get all the news first – helps me seem a bit more credible on tv!
How do you stay fit and healthy?
Is diet a dirty word or do you have everything in moderation.What is your best health tip? It sounds boring, but I believe in moderation. I am careful about what I eat because I like to feel my best, but I don’t eliminate food groups – that’s just make me want them more! I do a lot of HIIT training, and run when I can. I used to be in the Army, so I’m petty militant about getting my work-outs in – I’m sure it’s annoying to those around me!
What are you most proud of in your career so far?
Do you regret anything? Talking live on Sky News was amazing – I love live tv, and hope to do more of that this year. I don’t believe in regrets – there may be experiences I can learn from, but I always try to look forward rather than back.
What’s next for you?
Where would you like to be next year at this time? I’ve started doing a lot more radio work – I have a breakfast show weekdays on fm1fm, and I co-host the Hoxton Fashion show on Wednesdays at 10am. Radio takes a completely different skill set so it’s a work in progress! I’m also doing more sports and travel work – I’m passionate about sport so the dream would be to present for a sports channel.
Everyone seems to have a blog these days. Is the internet saturated?
Is there a blog begging to be written? Yes and no. There are millions of blog out there, but not all of them have a purpose. If you’re thinking of writing a blog, find your niche and research your audience. Really speak to them and give them practical advice.
Running in Hyde park
Cocktails on rooftops
Lazy summer BBQs with friends
Shopping on the King’s Road in Chelsea