Exclusive interview with Liliana Neugebauer

Introducing Liliana Neugebauer: South American beauty, model, journalist, designer, fitness inspiration, health guru and super mum who you will recognise from pampeano's luxury a/w campaign to launch their innovative new collection of artisanal leather pieces.


We managed to pull her away from the camera for five minutes to discover a little more about her and try to learn a beauty secret or two. 

So tell us a bit about yourself

My Name is Liliana Neugebauer, I am originally from Colombia, German citizen,

I am a journalist and graphic designer,

Love sports, especially the ones that keep your adrenaline high,

I am a passionate writer,

Mom of an amazing 12 year old boy,

I 'm charismatic, cheerful, and always make people who are around me feel comfortable

What was your big break in the industry?

Working for Hotel Melia, Saudi Arabia


What is the most important quality required to do your job?

I think Charisma, and being someone that can change like a chameleon, and has no limit to their imagination

What has been the highlight of your career so far?

Working as a modelling Agency in Colombia when I decided to give the opportunity to other people like me


What is the best piece of advice ever given to you?

Do not be forgettable. Make an impression by showing your distinctive personality


What do you do when you're not busy modelling?

I'm a professional journalist and graphic designer, at the moment I am working on various projects, one of them being my clothing line


What is your favourite drink?

Colombian Coffee-Frappuccino and Chai latte


What is the first thing you do every morning?

Prepare my protein shake and the lunch for my Son

And the last thing you do at night?

Brushing my teeth? Haha no, I always watch TV;  I love American shows, mostly about superheroes


What is your best beauty secret?

I use sun protector every day, and I drink a lot of water that keeps my skin and hair healthy


How do you like to keep yourself fit?

I'm going to the gym 6 days of the week, weights and spinning as cardio. And of course diet; right now I am trying the carbs cycling diet


If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?

Bora Bora. It's hard not to be enchanted by this paradisiacal destination: Lush jungles extend into sky, high volcanoes and sands stretch into upscale resorts, perfect for diving, surfing, and kite surfing

What are you most proud of?

Everything that I set and I work carefully I've reached

What are your origins?

Colombia! Latina 100%


How would you describe yourself in 3 words?

Emotional, productive and cheerful


Favourite pampeano polo belt?

Polo belt "Jefe"


What would you wear it with?

My favourite jeans from diesel my long brown leather boots and a dark blue shirt


What do you look for when buying leather goods?

I always look for quality, colour and texture. It has to be attractive to the eyes but very classy and elegant

What's your favourite quote?

The first and greatest commandment is don't let them scare you


Who inspired you growing up?

My Grandma, the person I always want to be, strong, feminine, a business woman, a good mother


If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?

Learn to speak other languages fluently instantly. No more reading subtitles. That would be great


What was the last photo that you took with your phone?

A super delicious breakfast I posted on my Instagram, I am building my cooking book so when I am inspired and cook I always take a picture! (by the way, it was a green smoothie)

And finally, do you have any tips for aspiring models that you wish you would have known starting out?

Yes a lot, but I think the most important to starts is Do your homework! Know something about the agency or client and be aware of scams. Not everything out there is legit!

You can keep up to date with all of Liliana Neugebauer's work on her Instagram and Facebook page

Discover Lily's favourite polo belt

Meaning 'boss', the Jefe is a true icon from pampeano's classic polo belt collection. Thick, rich Havana brown leather is stamped with the traditional pampa patterns and wax-dipped saddlery threads are intricately hand-woven into the shapes. Regal navy and cigar brown colours have been selected for this belt; for a classy combination that can be effortlessly coordinated with endless combinations.


Visit the polo belt here