Gina Liano: 'I take my coffee how I take my men. Short, weak and skinny'

Mel Cornford

She’s our non-nonsense fashionista and life advice expert who dishes her frank view on everything from when to wear activewear and dealing with creepy copycat friends. Gina Liano spills a few insider secrets with Be, from her favourite cheat meal to her number one karaoke song.

My day doesn't begin without...  a coffee.

One thing people don't know about me…  I'm a traditional mother who cooks and cleans.

My go-to karaoke song… I haven't done karaoke for a long time but my go-to song would probably be anything by Whitney Houston. 

My hidden talent… There's not a lot hidden when you've been on reality TV! But my hidden talent would be that I have prosecuted child abuse cases for 17 years. 

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What’s something you can’t do (but wish you could)… I wish I could perform lifesaving surgery. 

Superhero talent you wish you had… The ability to read minds. 

My guilty pleasure...  Eating chocolate and biscuits. 

Most used app on my phone... Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, keeping up with all my followers.

Most embarrassing song on my iPhone...
  Would have to be ‘I don't want to miss a thing’ by Aerosmith. 

My go-to workout track… When I work out I like it to be quiet but If I had to choose one it would be ‘Love On Top’ by Beyoncé. 

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Favourite body part to train...
 is my mouth, when I eat chocolate and biscuits.

My workout of choice...  Would be walking on the beach.

I’m currently binge watching... Wentworth on Foxtel.

All-time favourite movie…  Moonstruck, I love Cher and Nicholas Cage.

The movie that made me cry my eyes out... The Notebook was one of the most touching movies I have seen in a long time.

My celebrity crush… My celebrity crush is Kevin Costner.

Favourite cheat meal... Lasagne. 

Secret sweet treat… My favourite sweet treat is cheesecake.

My go-to smoothie recipe is... it has to have banana and strawberry in it. 

Last meal I made… The last meal I made was roast lamb for my boys. 

My last meal on earth would be… My last meal on earth would consist of desserts only, including cheesecake, pavlova and choc mint slices. 

Most used ingredient in the kitchen… Olive oil.

I take my coffee... I take my coffee how I take my men. Short, weak and skinny.

Cocktail of choice... I don't like alcohol so anything that's a virgin with coconut milk in it.

Top 3 dinner party guests…  Would be Beyoncé, Kevin Costner and Hillary Clinton. But in reality it's just a couple of girlfriends from down the street and my children. 

My favourite restaurant of all time... I have eaten in restaurants all around the world but my favourite is still Rosetta at Crown in Melbourne.
The beauty buy I can't live without… It is difficult to narrow down. It would have to be the Matifiante lotion by MAC. 

What’s your signature fragrance... Gina by Gina Liano!

The most used item in my wardrobe… 
My black Chanel handbag.

My latest wardrobe splurge… Apart from diamond rings, my latest wardrobe splurge would have to be Bulgari handbags. 

My desert island survival essentials would include...  Body lotion and a bikini. 
My secret Instagram obsession... The Kardashians.

Person who most inspires me… I get inspiration from a lot of people but in particular women who are strong, focused and have a sense of purpose. 

Proudest career moment… Completing my law degree and being admitted to practise.
Most shocking thing I’ve ever read about myself... That I have had breast cancer when in fact I haven't. 

Best compliment I’ve ever received… Was from my son Myles when he was about 4 years old. He told me I wasn't fat I was just a “skinny bloated lady”. 

I'm happiest when...  I'm at home at the end of the day with my boys.

Mantra or motto I live by... “Snap out of it!”

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