Meeting celebrities, especially those you have admired for quite some time, is one of those milestone moments that can leave you dumbfounded. What do I say? Will she be nice? These are just some of the thoughts going through my head when I was told I would be interviewing Oscar, Golden Globe and Primetime Emmy award winner as well as domestic goddess and owner of lifestyle brand Goop, Gwyneth Paltrow, for her partnership with Merz Aesthetics.
This all-natural, wholistic advocate who has revolutionised the way we live, eat and think is partnering, for the first time, with an aesthetics company for its pure anti-wrinkle injection. Merz Aesthetics® is one of the world’s largest medical aesthetics business, with a product portfolio of clinically proven injectables. It is also the makers of the popular non-invasive skin tightening device, Ultherapy®. Located in 32 countries with its global headquarters in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, it is part of Merz Group, a family-owned company founded in 1908 and based in Frankfurt, Germany.
I was given a short time to conduct the interview via Zoom. When it was my turn to be let in, the thought paramount in my head was what to say to avoid the initial awkward pleasantries. But of course, as soon as I saw her on my screen, ready to talk to me, I could not help but blurt out, like a great fan, “You are looking as gorgeous as always!”. To which she smiled and said, “It’s this light that’s hiding all my flaws.”
We were off to a good start. Here’s the interview.
ANTON SAN DIEGO: What made you decide to partner with them for their pure anti-wrinkle injection?
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