Introducing our #TIALSBB of the week, Kianna Fahey or better known on instagram as @yaskianna. Kianna starred as one of our bad ass tennis players in our TIALS American Dream Collection Video (check it out if you haven't yet)! We got a chance to chat with Kianna behind the scenes of the set about how she juggles school, social media and modeling, her tattoos, her favorite Disneyland rides and more!
As a student, how do you juggle your social media, modeling and your studies?
It's pretty tough to be honest, if I am focusing on makeup or a shoot, I sometimes feel guilty for neglecting my studies. But doing makeup and using social media as my platform is something I really enjoy doing. It ends up being like an escape from school work and studying. I love to be creative with my looks because nursing school does not really give me that option. When it comes down to it, I am always going to make time for makeup because it really is a passion of mine.
When did you start getting tattoos?
I started getting tattoos when I was 18 and then I literally could not stop. I think within the first year that I started getting tattoos, I got like ten tattoos at least!
What are your favorite tattoos?
Ahhh!! I love all of my tattoos so so much, it's totally super hard to narrow it down. I would say my Tinkerbell tattoo done by @tattoosbyconnie and my Alice tattoo done by @melvin_arizmendi are my favorites!
What got you into doing your infamous makeup looks that you post on your social media?
I had always been into makeup and buying makeup (like literally anything and everything), but I was not very good at it. I think once I started watching makeup Youtube videos all the time, I realized that I could follow their advice and eventually I wanted to try out more adventurous looks. It has been really cool for me to see my progression with makeup and I just love to push myself to be more creative than the last look.
When you’re not in school, modeling or doing your makeup looks, what do you do in your free time?
My dog Presley is literally my entire life, so whenever I have free time I try to take him to do fun things like to the beach or the park. I also love to go thrifting and to Disneyland (of course). I really love going to the movies and trying out new coffee shops too!
Since you’re a really big Disney fan, what are your favorite Disney movies and rides at Disneyland?
Yes, I am a total Disney nerd!! I just feel like there are not any other movies that can make you feel they way Disney movies do. My favorite movies are Alice in Wonderland, Nightmare Before Christmas, and Big Hero 6. My absolute favorite ride at Disneyland is Peter Pan's Flight, but I love the Guardians of the Galaxy ride and Indiana Jones too.
Kianna wears the American Dream Bikini.
Photos by Al Kalyk
Shot on location in Los Angeles, CA