"I Love the Idea of Making Someone Feel Beautiful" — Samantha Jade
Samantha Jade might be small in stature, but what she lacks in height she more than makes up for in personality, love and an enveloping smile. POPSUGAR Australia went to the star's home in Sydney for a never-seen-before look into her life, and the experience was captivating.
Sammi turned 29 this week, but she seems much wiser than her years. After taking some life-changing challenges in her stride over the years — both personally and professionally — she's come out the other side stronger and more determined than ever. Her mum, who died after a fight with cancer in 2014, is her greatest inspiration. Sammi told us, "I've never seen anyone be such a light in such a dark time, it was incredible to see – it changed me and everyone around her."
Surrounded by her hometown friends from Perth (who she lives with), Sammi is calm and relaxed as she sits patiently through our shoot hair and makeup prep. But even without makeup, she's glowing. We take her out of her beauty comfort zone first by putting her hair up into a high top knot, but she's completely unfazed. "I never wear it like this," she exclaims. "It's so different." In front of the camera, she's a complete natural, singing along to the disco hits that are playing, and only stopping for a sip of coffee and a nibble of her banana bread.
After the shots have been taken, we sit with Sammi in her room, barefoot on her bed, and chat to her about her passions. She's done so much in the last year it's hard to know where to begin.
A beauty pro, she often does her own makeup when she's performing. Keep reading to see how she got into beauty, the reason why she follows Kylie Jenner on Instagram and the exciting things we can expect from Sammi next.