Photography: Jsquared Photography Make Up: Kelsey Deenihan for NARS and Exclusive Artists Hair: Lucie
What is your favorite Hollywood hotspot? The Tea Room at H. Wood
What was living with your brother Doug like? Doug is VERY protective of me and picky about who I date. I do end up taking his advice a lot because he usually ends up being right. He’s an amazing brother but he is also my best friend.
What is your favorite MTV Video? Beyonce’s “Single Ladies.” Her body was unbelievable and she exudes such a fierce sense of feminism and strength, you can’t take your eyes off of her. What is your favorite color? Pink!
What bands do you like? Kings of Leon, Black Eyes Peas, The Cure
Are you a day person or night person? I like to think I’m both– I have a lot of energy! Every girl loves her girls nights out, but I am someone who likes to be productive, and most of that is done in the mornings for me!
What are your plans for the future? I will be an entrepreneur and businesswoman for the rest of my life. I want to continue franchising “Casey’s Cupcakes and Cappuccinos,” launch my cosmetic line, expanding the C.A.S.E.Y. Foundation, and work on ways to promote good work, be it through the entertainment industry or something else.
What can you tell Runway that the rest of the world doesn’t know? I have a lot of business ideas and ventures for the future. There truly is no greater feeling of accomplishment than seeing your own creations and ideas come to fruition over years of hard work. I love my girly moments where I revel in beautiful clothes and fancy jewelry, but there is nothing I take more seriously than my career.
Tell me about these wonderful cupcakes. I was so excited with the idea of opening my own cupcake parlor. I remember being a little kid and watching my grandma make cupcakes from scratch, so she generously gave me her secret recipe and we follow it to the T. We like to say we mix a lot of love and only the freshest ingredients in every batch, and that’s why they are so irresistible. (www.caseyscupcakesandcappuccinos.com)
What charities do you help? My personal foundation, C.A.S.E.Y. (Children’s Alliance for the Success and Education of Youth in Need), is devoted to promoting the benefits of education in youth and overall aid for children in need. I work closely with the Literacy Project Foundation as well as Union Rescue Mission donating worn dresses to girls who can’t afford to buy their own prom dresses. (www.caseyschildrensfoundation.com)
What else are you working on? I can’t say too much yet, but I will say… you haven’t seen the last of me on TV!
What is your favorite thing in your closet? My jewelry! Accesories really make or break an outfit. You can be in a thousand-dollar designer outfit, but if you have the wrong jewelry, it could be totally ruined. I really love all kinds of jewelry, from diamond earrings to funky vintage pieces. Who is your favorite fashion designer? Naeem Khan. His gowns are breathtaking.
Who is your favorite shoe designer? Is this even a question? Christian Louboutin, of course! Where did you go to school? I am currently at Pepperdine University getting my degree in psychology.