I love that the BellaSugar and FabSugar teams have been able to bring back Model of the Week! This week, we are featuring the lovely Lydia Hearst. You may recognize her last name from the magazine company that publishes Marie Claire and Bazaar. Or you might know her name from Hearst Castle, from the estate of her great-grandfather William Randolph Hearst, or as the daughter of kidnapping victim Patty Hearst. However, Lydia is more than just an heiress and socialite. She is also a model, an activist, and a philanthropist—and she is coming out with a Puma Lydia handbag in November.

She was born on September 19,1984, as Lydia Marie Hearst Shaw in Wilton, Connecticut. She always loved fashion and makeup, so a modeling career was something that suited her passions. Lydia first got her start in modeling with Ford Models and is now with ONE Model Management.

She has been a part of big campaigns such as Prada, Louis Vuitton, MAC, Alexander McQueen, Moschino Cheap & Chic, DKNY, Bottega Veneta, Clinique, Heatherette, L'Oreal Feria, Neiman Marcus, PUMA, Saks Fifth Avenue, South Coast Plaza, Jovovich-Hawk, Rene Lezard, Lord & Taylor, Sephora, and soon, Roberto Cavalli for H&M. You can look forward to seeing her as the face of NARS for Spring 2008.

In addition to racking up commercial modeling credits, she has appeared on the cover of many magazines like Avenue, German, Italian, Hellas and L'Uomo Vogue, New York, Marie Claire Japan, BON, Flaunt, and Nylon.

To read about her fashion interview, click here, and to read about some of her beauty secrets and to see some snazzy modeling snapshots, read more

What is your secret to beautiful skin and hair?
Making sure to get enough sleep and always staying hydrated. Also, I take vitamins every day.

What is the one product that you can't live without?
The original Creme de la Mer.

What is your guilty pleasure?
I eat healthy most of the time. I live for coffee, though. With my schedule it's impossible to do all that I do without it.

What are your favorite drugstore products?
Jergens Shea Butter Skin Enriching Moisturizer.

Happiness is...
The comfort of my own home. I love the mornings that I can sleep in, relax and go to the theater to see a play.

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