JESSICA WILSON
MEGA|August 2021
The beauty boss and newly-wed is fostering an inclusive beauty community
MIA CASTRO

Whether she’s modeling, coming up with the next raved about product, or walking down the aisle, Jessica Wilson—or Jess, as many call her, exudes a beauty that simply captivates. Bare faced for our early morning shoot, she’s still radiating the bridal glow from tying the knot with her long-time partner Moritz Gastl in an intimate civil wedding held at Palawan. When I asked what her secret was, she reveals that it was just the joy that they were able to pull off the wedding after two postponed attempts. “Every bit of the weekend from seeing the plans actually coming to life to everything going better than what I could have envisioned. It was just the overall feeling of happiness that it was happening,” she shares fondly. Even when she was stung by a stonefish, one of the world’s most venomous fish, a day after the wedding, Wilson remained grace under pressure. “I just tried to make more sense out of it. I’m not the type to look more spiritually at things but for this one, I don’t see it anymore as a negative thing and rather, just a reminder of how important it is to not take anything for granted and appreciate every moment in life.”

Though she’s taking a break from wedding planning in no means has she been idle since her return. As a bonafide beauty girl with an impressive resume, it was only a natural evolution that she’s one of the creators of Sunnies Face—the globally recognized brand that made the it-girl look relatable. “We’re not one specific beauty style. Similar to us, the founders, we like to travel and even just with our backgrounds, like Martine [Cajucom] is from America, we’re half British. We all have different things to bring to the table,” Wilson explains. As a brand manager, she is hands-on with her work, even multitasking by attending a meeting with her team as she prepares for the shoot. “The way we do our color, the way we portray our campaigns... We shoot a lot in L.A., but the team is Filipino. So, there’s always a good blend of different cultures that come to the products and even just with that, the origin is never one place.”

While her famously striking features spill through every photo, behind the scenes her quiet confidence and the palpable passion for her work proves what a true beauty Jess Wilson is.

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