Megan Gale, the gorgeous Australian supermodel who just finished shooting a movie with Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron in Mad Max - The Fury, has given us some awesome advice on dating, what to do about our career and how to succeed.
Interview with Maddie Wheat, The Global Townhall teen celebrity correspondent who is “Miss Wheat State Teen USA” in Donald Trump’s Miss USA Pageant.
Maddie Wheat: What advice can you give us teens on dating, love and boyfriends?
Megan Gale: I would say don’t get too serious too soon. I had boyfriends from the age of about 15 and you do think that “they’re the one” and no one will ever be better and while that can be true, more often than not that is not the case. And if you get your heart broken, just know that it’s happened for a reason – someone better is meant to come along!
Maddie Wheat: How about career advice?
Megan Gale: Have a long, hard think about what you want to do and why. It’s such a huge decision so it’s best to allocate a lot of time to thinking about what you want to do with your life. It is easy to rush into something because there’s pressure to make career decisions and I do believe in the saying “if you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life”. If you head towards something that truly makes you happy then that is the best possible outcome.
Maddie Wheat: How did you get your break?
Megan Gale: I shot a TV commercial in Italy for a phone company and it kind of went viral! I became a household name in Italy overnight which then made me a household name back home in Australia and everything else just kind of grew from there!
Maddie Wheat: How did you succeed in your industry?
Megan Gale: By being persistent, determined and not giving up!
Maddie Wheat: What is a mistake you have made and what did you learn from it?
Megan Gale: I have made many! Too many to list but I would say that I ALWAYS try and look at what I’ve learnt from my errors and always try not to repeat them.
Maddie Wheat: How old were you when you knew what you wanted to do?
Megan Gale: I was about 18. I started modeling full time and knew it was something I had a genuine interest in. I had no desire to be famous from it, I just wanted to work consistently, travel and work with great people within the industry. It took a while for that to happen though.
Maddie Wheat: How do you handle rejection that comes with part of your industry and life?
Megan Gale: Oh I’ve had rejection in my career from the beginning so it does help build a thick skin. That said rejection never feels nice, but it’s about how you handle it, try to remind yourself that things happen for a reason and if you miss out on an opportunity, know that it wasn’t meant to be and perhaps there’s something bigger and better that’s around the corner for you.
Maddie Wheat: For more tips from Megan on skincare, makeup, fitness and diet, Megan also did an interview with The Global Townhall here.