'I'm not saving the world, I am a model': Lara Bingle opens up to GQ Australia about the pressures of fame in a sexy photo shoot
12:23 GMT, 17 July 2012
She may be well-known for dating sportsmen such as cricket captain Michael Clarke and rugby player Danny Cipriani but it seems that Lara Bingle is now a celebrity in her own right.
The 25-year-old model has opened up about the pressures of being in the public eye and how it can have an affect on your personal life.
Speaking to GQ Australia, Bingle said: 'Yes, I live differently to a normal 25-year-old, but I’ve been given this life and just have to run with it. I’m not saving the world I am a model.'
Tough life: Lara Bingle says it can be 'full on' being followed by the paparazzi
The Australian model, whose launched her own reality TV show last month, went on to say that it is very important for her to switch off from her work.
'As much as it’s your life, it’s a job and I like to clock off at times and have other interests,' she explained.
'During the week, the paparazzi are full on, but most Sundays I can pretty much run free and the paps don’t follow me too much at night. You need to keep some things sacred and off limits.'
In the limelight: The 25-year-old model told GQ Australia that her partner Gareth Moody helps her escape the pressures of being in the public eye
Bingle added that one person who helps her escape and live a normal life outside of her job is her partner Gareth Moody.
'He takes me away from the craziness. If I didn’t have that, I’d go insane,' she said.
The blonde star's reality TV show, Being Lara Bingle, seems to have helped Bingle portray the real her to Australia.
'I’m portrayed in a certain light in Australia and there’s a lot of frustration that comes with that for me,' she said. 'The biggest incentive for doing this show was to make people realise who I really am.'
Someone else who has used a TV show to let Australia get to know the real them is country singer Keith Urban.
Shy guy: Kieth Urban admits that despite being in the industry for 25 years, he still feels uncomfortable in front of the camera
The 44-year-old also opened up to the latest issue of GQ Australia about his role on The Voice and his marriage to Hollywood star Nicole Kidman.
'The best thing about it has been the chance for people in Australia to get to know me,' Urban explained.
'My music doesn’t really get played here despite it having a lot of appeal elsewhere, so I’ve found myself without an outlet for my songs because of various narrow stereotypes and perceptions about me.
'That’s been a challenge, but The Voice has offered me an opportunity to connect in a different way and I hope now people check out the gigs because that’s the real show for me…and it ain’t played on a planet of 10-gallon hats.'
Opening up: The singer admitted that he still doubts himself at times but his wife Nicole Kidman is 'great' at calling him on it
Despite being married to a beautiful actress and having a successful career, Urbam admits that he still has his own insecurities.
'Negativity and doubt are always creeping into my life and having to be kept at bay,' he explained.
'Thankfully, Nic is great at calling me
on it, and our marriage is at the stage where she doesn’t have to say
anything. I hear myself prattling on with negative crap and her loaded
silence shuts me up.'
The full interviews can be seen in the September issue of GQ Australia which is on sale July 23
The father-of-two also revealed that despite being in the music industry for years, he still feels uncomfortable in front of the camera.
'Hands down it is the least favourite part of my job,' he said. 'Give me interviews, travelling on planes, sound-checks and rehearsals, making albums and writing songs, but don’t ask me to be a model because even after 25 years of doing this I still don’t know where to look or how to hold my chin.'
Urban went on to say that although he'd like to participate in a second season of The Voice, he's not sure it would fit in with his day job which is currently seeing him working on new material.
'The creative flow is taking me down a new path, past the excruciating blankness of the empty page, to somewhere fresh where singing songs and playing guitar is fun – pure and simple,' he explained.
Urban’s The Story So Far world tour kicks off in Australia in 2013 over the Australia Day long weekend.
The full interviews with Bingle and Urban can be seen in the September issue of GQ Australia which is on sale July 23.
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