The road to glamour, as Sam Frost found out on Aug. 11, is paved with hours of makeup and styling, a selection of gorgeous outfits, and loads of patience. "Yes," photographer Peter Brew-Bevan says as he clicks away when Frost looks to him with a direct stare whilst in Kitx suit. "Gorgeous."
All the time spent in a Sydney studio is worth it for Frost. "I always get a bit nervous," Frost says, "but I think the more comfortable I feel, the higher quality the shots. I always like to embrace the opportunities."
The reality star, now seen on Seven's Hell's Kitchen, leads a gallery of celebrities featured in WHO's 2017 Glamour Issue, on newsstands now.
Being on WHO's cover "is quite an honour," Frost, 28, says. "I just love being a part of this issue. You're surrounded by really strong people, and intellectual people I look up to."
Q: Did you feel glamorous at the photo shoot?
A: I really enjoyed it. It was such a beautiful shoot and I had so much fun.
Q: Is being photographed in this way part of a new direction for you?
A: I think so. I always like to just embrace the opportunities and every shoot I do is different. You learn so much about lighting and things that I would never have even thought about before. There's so much that goes into a shoot, but absolutely I do think it's part of this evolution, learning and growing as a person. I think that's so important.
Q: How would you describe your own style evolution?
A: Well I definitely think when I was a child, I didn't really know where I fit because I do have quite a silly personality. I'm really silly and playful. As a child, that's really fun, but then as you are going through teenage years and early '20s and even now, it's less acceptable to be playful and silly, I find. But I'm just like, well, this is who I am. I think I wanted to be less playful and that being less playful was a sign of growing up, but this is my personality. I think I've become comfortable with who I am and embracing that and not trying to fit in because I just like being me.
Q: You're on Hell's Kitchen. Is being a chef glamorous in any way?
A: No! On Hell's Kitchen, I hadn't seen any sunlight, so I pulled up my pants leg and realised my legs were shining blue because they were just so pale. I had this big bruise from where Gazza [Beadle] tripped me up. And then the boys said, 'If people can see how gross your legs are right now.' And they were so hairy because I didn't have to shave them. I was like, 'Oh God!' So that's what it's like on Hell's Kitchen. You definitely don't want to be rolling up your pants!
Q: So what is your definition of glamour?
A: My definition of glamour would have to be strong and bold and feeling confident because I truly think that if you feel strong within yourself, it just radiates and people can see it. It's all over you and I think that's what glamour is.
To hear more from Sam, see her glamorous get-ups and read more about the women featured, pick up WHO's 2017 Glamour Issue on newsstands now.
Check out a behind-the-scenes video from our photoshoot with Frost below.