Kristen Louelle Gaffney praised Olivia Culpo and what she’s realized from her, and revealed she launched the man magnificence to her boyfriend, Christian McCaffrey, in an EXCLUSIVE interview with HL.
Kristen Louelle Gaffney is taking in her success as a mannequin after just lately making it to the favored Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue for the primary time and is crediting Olivia Culpo, 29, who’s appeared in a earlier problem of the journal, with “helping” her get to the place she is right now. The magnificence, who’s married to NFL star Tyler Gaffney, 30, gushed over the influencer and actress, who additionally occurs to be her greatest good friend, whereas speaking about how she reached out to encourage her when she received the information she was a finalist within the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Swim Search competitors.
“As far as people who have reached out, one of my best friends is Olivia Culpo. The reason why she is one of my friends, she is a true girl’s girl,” Kristen, who tried out for the Swim Search competitors twice earlier than, mentioned in an EXCLUSIVE interview with HollywoodLife. “She will share her network with you. She will push you harder and give you the tips, she has no agenda.”
“Same as [model] Jasmine Sanders, she continued. “She was with me as my mentor on my shoot in Atlanta City. You know when you just clicked with someone, we just clicked. She helped me so much, she made me feel confident about the shoot. I just saw her in swim week, not too long (ago), Olivia and Jasmine have been huge mentors and have helped me get to where I am today.”
Kristen, who was the one finalist for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and not using a modeling contract, went on to share the very best piece of recommendation Olivia has given her as she navigates her means across the modeling trade. “She always says to handle things with grace,” she defined. “I think she is such a class act. She is always the bigger person. It’s easy to get distracted in this industry and she always says to handle things with grace and class. I think it’s important to remember and I think that will take you a long way.”
It seems that Olivia has additionally been helped by Kristen relating to her love life. The former Miss Universe was really launched to her boyfriend Christian McCaffrey, who she’s been courting for 2 years, by the blonde magnificence and her husband, Tyler. “Tyler and I really launched Christian and Olivia. We have been there after they met,” Kristen confirmed. “We had a double date.”
She additionally admitted that she knew the lovebirds have been going to hit it off and become a couple they usually all mesh properly collectively as pals. “There’s this operating joke. We name ourselves the unicorn squad as a result of our boys are simply unicorns,” She mentioned, referencing Christian and Tyler. “They’re magical creatures. They’re simply true gents. Stanford Educated.”
“They have been each operating backs at Stanford, and Olivia was single and requested if I knew anybody and I solely knew nice issues about Christian,” she continued whereas speaking about her determination to set Olivia and Christian up. “So Christian got here to our home, and we met her at a resort and all of us went to dinner. I took an image of him ready for her and he’s holding flowers.”
She added that whereas taking the image she was pondering to herself, “I actually hope this works out as a result of I received the image that he’s about to satisfy his future spouse, or I’m the creepy good friend who’s taking footage.” Luckily, all went properly. “It labored out and we’re all greatest pals and they’re simply the very best,” she mentioned.
The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue that Kristen is featured in got here out on July 19.