Meet Model & Entrepreneur Tiffany Stanley
Introducing Tiffany Stanley, the UK-born model, TV host, entrepreneur, and advocate for summer skin safety. After growing up in a small village in Kildare, Ireland, Tiffany pursued a corporate career before transitioning into the world of modeling and winning Miss Kildare, which propelled her to global recognition. With features in magazines and newspapers worldwide, she also hosted the CW network show “The Look All Stars” and established her own successful tanning brand, MALIBU BRONZE CO, leveraging her platform of nearly 1 million followers.
However, Tiffany’s journey to success was marked by personal hardships. Overcoming a tumultuous childhood marred by domestic violence, alcoholism, and addiction, she emerged as a resilient individual who cared for her siblings and ultimately triumphed over her circumstances. Her experiences shaped her compassionate nature, motivating her to co-found Lucrafy, a social media agency supporting small to medium businesses.
Amidst her achievements, Tiffany’s focus remains on raising awareness about summer skin safety through her brand Malibu Bronze. This mission became deeply personal when she tragically lost her mother, Sharon, and both grandparents to skin cancer within a span of nine months. Inspired by this devastating loss, Tiffany embarked on a mission to educate others about healthier tanning practices. Additionally, she played a pivotal role in banning fur farming in Ireland by posing nude for PETA, generating national headlines and raising awareness for animal rights.
Beyond her public image, Tiffany possesses intriguing qualities, including her intuitive empathic nature and energy reading abilities, which allow her to see and communicate with ghosts. Although she rarely discusses these gifts, she remains a trusted advisor among her friends, often sought for guidance and advice.
Through her transformative journey, Tiffany serves as a symbol of determination, resilience, and empowerment. She aspires to inspire others to overcome trauma, embrace wellness and fitness, and become the best versions of themselves. With her multifaceted background and dedication to various causes, Tiffany Stanley continues to make a significant impact in the worlds of fashion, entrepreneurship, and advocacy.
Can you share with us your journey from being a supermarket checkout girl to becoming Ireland’s top model? What were some of the challenges you faced along the way, and how did you overcome them?
The main challenge was trying to stay positive when other people said I was wasting my time and to ‘get a proper job’. Alot of people put me down and thought I didnt have what it takes. It was really hard to keep going – but im glad i did!
As a successful creator with nearly 1 million followers, how do you use your platform to inspire and empower others? Are there any particular messages or causes that you prioritize in your content?
Overall, I like to create content that helps motivate & inspire others…. and empower them! its a unique mix of positivity, wellness and fun things like beauty and fashion. Every week i post content about skincare and summer skin safety, i just eally want people to understand the dangers of frying their skin in the sun… it’s simply not worth it, not to mention, it’s very aging for the skin. I notice alot more men are buying tanning products and SPF, and I think this is amazing!
Apart from your modeling career and tanning brand, you’re also a co-founder of the social media agency Lucrafy. How do you help small to medium-sized businesses manage their social media presence, and what led you to venture into this field?
I have worked in social media for 10 years now, so I wanted to design something that helps small/medium businesses leverage the power of this unique tool – at a reasonable price. When I set up my brand, Malibu Bronze, I quickly realized how expensive and frustrating this can be, if you’re not careful, your resources can be gobbled up quite quickly. There are so many greedy advertising agencies out there – I fell victim to a few myself… so lucrafy was set up to help fledgling businesses get started…at a fraction of the cost. My goal is to help people long term… share the good energy and grow together.
Your personal bio mentions that you grew up in a challenging environment filled with violence and addiction. How did those experiences shape you as a person, and what advice would you give to others who may have faced similar challenges in their lives?
It’s taken me many, many years to process the trauma and become the confident person I am today. On the plus side, it made me resilient, determined and powerful… I knew I had to change my life and I was the only one who could do this. My heart goes out to anyone with a tough childhood… Luckily in today’s day and age, there are many support networks, internet groups and charities who can help. Just remember.. tough times don’t last, tough people do 🙂 Use this as a catalyst… you can achieve anything you set your mind too – you are more powerful than you realize!
Could you share an interesting or unusual fact about yourself that most people might not know? Perhaps something related to your energy reading abilities or your experiences with ghosts?
I’m deeply intuitive, ever since I was a child I would have visions that then came true…at first it was bizzare but then i was like, ok that’s pretty cool! I’ve also seen ghosts on several occasions, both dark energies and positive ones. I don’t often talk about it, I know it can freak some people out lol
You posed nude on behalf of PETA, which sparked a national conversation and led to the banning of fur farming in Ireland. How did you become involved with animal rights causes, and what other initiatives are you passionate about in this realm?
I had seen a video on fur farming online – I was disgusted by what I saw. I did research and was horrified to see this was going on in Ireland! I emailed PETA and asked how can I help this cause?I got alot of online hate for posting nude like that… but I don’t care. I’m proud my efforts paid off… fur farms are illegal now! I’m also a monthly donor to ASPCA and various animal shelters of LA – helping homeless pets find homes. I’m not ok with anyone that wears fur.. and have gotten into several fights with friends who choose to wear it.
Being a BA in communications, how has your educational background influenced your career and the way you communicate with your audience? Do you feel it has given you an edge in the competitive world of modeling and social media?
A little – but I learned way more through my own research and studying what I saw online. If you have wifi & a laptop… use these magical tools asap – you have everything you need to make money online. Honestly what I learned in a 3 year degree, can be learned in like 6-9 months. College is great – but it’s not the be all and end all. I have so many friends who are young multi-millionaires – all self made & never went to university. Especially in the USA – to accrue large debts to attend college … make sure you think critically. We have many avenues to success available now.
You’ve worked as a TV host for the CW network show “The Look All Stars.” What was that experience like, and how did it contribute to your growth and visibility within the industry?
The show was super fun to film and really taught me alot about TV hosting. I loved it and want to work more projects like this. It was wonderful to help make over people – a lot of our guests were going through hard times – divorce, losing a job etc.. so it was nice that we made them feel good about themselves 🙂 I love hair, beauty and make up… so this was a really fun experience! working with TV stars such as Kim Vo, Celeb influencers like Patrick Starr, and Adeles’ make up artist Micheal Ashton. Super grateful for working with all these wonderful souls!
Looking ahead, what are your goals and aspirations for the future? Are there any upcoming projects or collaborations that you’re particularly excited about?
Business wise , I want to grow Malibu Bronze & Lucrafy into global companies. Career wise I want to keep growing my social skills and use the audience to highlight things that can benefit humanity… share positivity & empowerment. I am open to the universe and whatever she has in store for me 🙂
Keep Up With Tiffany On Instagram! @TiffanyStanley1