It's easy to find yourself intimidated at the presence of Georgina Wilson. Not only is she successful in the industry as a model, endorser, and TV host--most notably her latest role as the host of Asia's Next Top Model (Cycle 3)--but she also prides herself as an achiever, earning a degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Sydney.
With her mix of business acumen, that prized entrepreneurial spirit, and the face and personality that has represented over 50 brands in the last decade, it was only natural for her to eventually step into the role of a businesswoman--building a notable eyewear brand that makes stylish fashion affordable to everyone.
Together with fashion designers Eric Dee Jr, Bea Soriano and Martine Cajucom, Sunnies Studios was founded in 2013 in Manila, Philippines. It's an eyewear brand that houses unisex sunglasses and specs to provide on-trend and vintage-inspired frames, offering collections that are inspired by popular styles from each decade.
We recently got a chance to have a chat with Georgina Wilson at the launch of Sunnies Studios in Singapore--an exclusive collaboration with ZALORA. Lounging at the pool deck of Hotel Jen Orchard Gateway, Georgina shared more about her brand and a few of her go-to fashion and beauty tricks to share with our community.
You're already a model, host, and a global endorser, what inspired you to become an entrepreneur?
Before I was all those things, I was an aspiring businesswoman. That side of me has always been itching to come out. Whenever I worked on a campaign with a brand, I would get so involved--I would want to know all the numbers, why it’s working, and be involved in the business side of things. And now I wanted to really take things into my own hands. I have a vision and I really want to make sure that things happened. I didn't think I was going to be an entrepreneur per se but I always knew I would be in something to do with the growth of businesses.
We love how Sunnies effortlessly embodies so many different personalities and styles. How would you define Sunnies in 3 words for those new to the brand and its wide range of styles?
Sunnies is "your new bestfriend."