She’s a blonde beauty, known for her incredible voice, enviable figure and stylish fashion choices – and most recently she made her television acting debut in the hit drama The Secret Daughter.
But whilst many might assume that former Miss World Australia Erin Holland has been blessed with inner confidence all her life, it hasn’t always been the case.
In an exclusive interview, the 27-year-old opened up to Femail about her past, to reveal how she has achieved success and share her top tips for looking and feeling confident this summer.
‘Growing up, I was very much a band geek who did pretty well in school and definitely wasn’t much of a looker, neither traits considered very desirable by the cool kids,’ Erin revealed.
‘I had very supportive parents however who encouraged me to be me no matter what anyone else thought which I am incredibly thankful for.
‘Had I not followed my heart and pursued music I would have never moved to Sydney to study classical voice, and the career I’m blessed to have now would never have happened.’
Erin has fond memories of the summers she spent growing up in Cairns, spending lazy days simply swimming and building sandcastles on the beach.
Erin admits she hasn’t been blessed with inner confidence all her life- and was a ‘band geek’ at school
Erin revealed she really found her fashion confidence after working with stylists such as Donny Galella in Sydney
‘Summer has and will always be my favorite season!’ she said. ‘One of my fondest summer memories as a kid was when we used to head up to Port Douglas and have a cheeky chocolate milkshake at the Marina Mirage.’
Whilst back then, her wardrobe consisted of little more than shorts and a pair of thongs, Erin revealed she really found her fashion confidence after working with stylists such as Donny Galella in Sydney, who she credits for helping her ‘branch out of my comfort zone and try new things I never would’ve thought I could pull off.’
These days, Erin enjoys trying new styles.
‘I get bored easily and I think that’s well reflected in my style – I’m always up for trying something new!’ she said, explaining her key for feeling confident is preparation.
Erin admits she always feels more confident with a pair of smooth and silky legs