Photographer: Gavriel Maynard
Mali! Our favourite Sydney-raised rainbow warrior. She starred in our Beauty Daily exactly this time last year and she’s told us all about her love of Paw Paw Ointment in a Beauty One-On-One but she’s yet to tell us a joke, or send us a YouTube link, right? It’s about time we got to know her better.
Jerico Mandybur: Where are you from and where are you currently living?
Mali Koopman: I’m from Sydney and I currently live in Newport.
Who are five women that inspire you?
Jane Campion, Fran Lebowitz, Miranda Hart and my pals Carly and Pariss.
What’s the best piece of advice you ever received?
My grandma says “Taste every fruit of every tree in the garden. It is an insult to creation not to experience it fully.” I recently discovered that my grandma stole that advice from Stephen Fry but its still good advice.
What song do you really wish you’d written and why?
I wish I had written ‘Jenny’ by Flight of the Conchords because its such a good song I could then boast about how I’m some lyrical genius.
What’s your earliest childhood memory?
Singing many Delta Goodrem and Ricky Martin songs and wanting to grow up and become a palaeontologist.
I can make a swan from an apple. It’s a handy skill to have.
What rules would you install if you were Supreme Leader of Earth for one day?
For one day I would make all plane flights free.
A good joke you’ve heard recently?
What do you call a sheep with no legs? A cloud.
What’s the best YouTube video you’ve ever seen?
Photography: Gavriel Maynard
Stylist: Imogen Wilson
p: Gavriel Maynard
v: Manuela Leigh