Melbourne-born Lilian Dikmans is a model, lawyer and Muay Thai fighter. A newly launched “Generation Fluid” campaign by Maybelline New York covers her three simultaneous careers.
“There is a lot of fear involved when you choose to take on a new career, but that’s what also makes it exciting. If you are not willing to experiment and try new things – you will never find what works for you,” Dikmans says.
Lilian Dikmans returned to the US this past April following her fight last October in Perth. While in New York filming for Maybelline, she also visited Evolution Muay Thai Gym run by fellow-Australian Brandon Levi, known as a training base for English actor turned knockout Muay Thai fighter Jonny Lee Miller (Trainspotting, Elementary).
The video covering “Generation Fluid” recently hit the stream. Talking makeup Dikmans says that it helps her shift between her three different career worlds.
“Legal-wise I’ll be going for a more polished look. In the modelling world, you can take more risks with your makeup choices… I don’t really wear makeup when I am training.”
In addition to being a lawyer, Lilian Dikmans (3-0-1) has become the first Australian model to compete in Muay Thai. Although not aspiring to a career of world champion, the Melbourne-born beauty proved it was indeed possible to remain prominently active in the field of lights and glamour and compete in full contact sport simultaneously.
The “Generation Fluid” campaign also features the likes of musical theater performer and dancer Jayme Jo Massoud, dancer and choreographer Jordan Charles Herbert, creator of “Not So Mumsy” blog Marcia Leone, music and makeup artist Claire Howell, and writer and digital content creator Helen Chik. More information and other videos can be found on the Maybelline New York Australia and New Zealand website.