Sports Illustrated Model, Entrepreneur and Chief Brand Officer
I’m in my happy place. I got a drink. I got you. What do you have there?
We are drinking Pompette. Pompette is a hard sparkling seltzer. It’s natural, It’s clean, it’s light, it’s delicious. You can drink it by itself on ice. You can make a mixed drink with it. Low calorie. It’s 48 calories per glass, 160 per bottle. It’s amazing … Fun fact, Pompette just means a little bit tipsy in French, so let’s do that.
You’re not only a supermodel gracing the covers of Sports Illustrated, you are the chief brand officer at Pompette. Has anything surprised you about dipping into this new industry?
As a model, you just show up to set and as long as you feel good and look good, you’re good to go. This requires a lot more behind-the-scenes work before you actually get into a meeting. It’s been really interesting very often being the only woman in a meeting and being put on the spot to give your spiel and talk about a product and really try to sell it. It’s been really interesting to challenge myself in new ways, but I also find it easy when it’s something that I actually believe in and I can just speak naturally from the heart, so it’s not like I have to memorize all these different facts. It’s really something that I know, so I’m happy to talk about it.
You got engaged at the height of the pandemic to NBA star Kevin Love. What’s the latest on wedding planning?
We are committing to next summer. I think we’re just going to hope for the best. A lot of my friends’ weddings have already been postponed or canceled from last summer and this summer, so I’m just praying that next summer feels like a solid time. A lot of my friends keep asking. Until we have the specific date and location, it’s very hard to do any of the other steps. I think there’s going to be an avalanche once I lock down the one moment, but we have some ideas. We’re very excited. I mean, you know me, I’ve created multiple mood boards on all of the vibes and playlists. That’s what I’ve really taken under my belt. Once we set those next steps, then we can try food or look into music or a DJ. Until you know a date, it’s a little bit hard.