When you think of Ireland’s top exports, what comes to mind? Jameson, Guinness, rugby, I don’t know, leprechauns? Well, to hell with all that. The fact is, Tiffany Stanley is, hands down, the best thing to come out of Ireland. For the last three years, the Dublin-bred model has been on a tear, living in West Hollywood and breaking her way into the film and television industry.
There are a lot of adjectives that come to mind when describing Tiffany, but lazy definitely ain’t one of them. This girl works. Works very hard, in fact. She has since the beginning.
“I started many years ago and was rejected a couple of times,” she admits. “There’s one particular agent who told me I was too short and I was too curvy and I wasn’t the right look. You know, it was very upsetting at the time to hear that.”
Tiffany didn’t let that deter her, though. (It’s complete poppycock, anyhow.) She wound up getting signed with another agency and three years later she was crowned Irish Model of the Year. The cherry on top: that same year the agency that told her “no” went out of business.
“If one door doesn’t open just find another one that does” says Stanley.
We got a chance to talk to the Irish stunner about everything from Conor McGregor, working out, food, and of course, the American Dream.
Did you watch the Mayweather vs. McGregor fight?
Yes, I absolutely loved it. I thought it was really good. Obviously, I was rooting for Conor because I’m Irish. I’m still really proud of him. He did such a good job, you know, going up against a world champion and even to have the confidence to do that, that’s just amazing. I mean, I really love that sport and I think it was a really good fight overall. It was a good outcome.
What the most “LA” thing you’ve done so far?
I think the most LA thing I’ve ever done would be hiking through Runyon Canyon, because it’s such a touristy thing to do. But it’s also, like, so beautiful when you reach the top of the canyon. You can see the whole city; I always see lots of people I know up there. There are always celebrities and paparazzi there and it’s also just a really good workout. So I think anyone who comes to LA, hiking Runyon Canyon is probably one of the most LA things you could do.
I hear you’re really into yoga. What’s your favourite yoga pose?
My favourite yoga pose is downward-facing dog. It’s great for your shoulders, your upper back, and it also stretches your legs out. Also, I just really love yoga. It’s great for your mind, body, and soul. It helps calm you down, but also really helps you work out your entire body.
What’s your go to cheat meal?
Oh that’s a good question, I really love food! (Laughs.) I really love sushi like crab rolls and tempura. My first choice would definitely be sushi. Second choice would be, like… I love French fries with cheese! So that type of thing. I love fast food.
What is your biggest accomplishment?
I think I was most proud when I got my O-1 visa to move to America. It’s the same visa that Justin Bieber has, so it’s very hard to get it. I remember when I had to apply for it; I had to show all my press, my covers, and TV clippings. I really had to show all my body of work to get it. So once I got that I really felt accomplished and was super excited and thankful that America was technically welcoming me to come and work here. So that was definitely one of my biggest achievements so far.
What is your ideal date night?
My ideal date would be to… If it’s a first date, I’d like to go out to dinner and just get to know someone and that type of thing. But if we’ve been dating for a while I like to stay home and watch a good movie and order some Chinese take-out.
When you’re not working, what’s your ideal day off?
My ideal day off is just something chill like getting lunch with friends, going to the beach — just something low-key like that. And then coming home and just watching a movie. I’m very down to earth and I prefer to just hang around with good friends.