The younger sister to everyone’s favorite freckled spectacle, Aliana Lohan is a newly minted Wilhelmina model, and trying to make a (first) name for herself. Of course, her last name is already well known thanks to Lindsay Lohan, who Ali says, “is a good roommate,” after a stint crashing at the actress’ LA pad. WWD recently sat down with the five-foot-nine beauty as part of their Model Call interview series, and she comes across decidedly even keeled for a gal who, as the trade puts it, ‘grew up Lohan’.
“I like to surf. I like to play guitar,” Lohan says, and as to whether her famous family will affect her work ethic, she says, “I would just like to be known as my own person. I don’t need to ride on any coattails. I just want to make my mark myself. I definitely have to prove myself — just showing up on time and doing everything that you’re supposed to do.” While the urge is obviously there to attach Lindsay-Lohan’s-Sister as a prefix to Ali’s name for all time, she isn’t out there asking for it.
“I don’t want to be put on any platform. And I don’t think that I have been,” she said. There are a few quotes that strike us as dangerously Lindsay-esque, though, specifically, “I want to make the most out of the word…” Ali says. “I want to do good things with my fame, or whatever it is.” Or is that actually a quote from the Bling Ring trailer? Here are more takeaways from the interview:
On getting advice from Lindsay:
“She just says the main thing is to do your best and to do what you love. We’re very close and speak very often. Well, the last time we spoke, I guess, was two weeks ago, so kind of often. But yeah, she’s awesome.”
On not repeating Lindsay’s mistakes:
“I want to make the most out of the word ‘fame.’ I want to do good things with my fame, or whatever it is. I want to help and do charity work. There’s something going on in Chile right now with the water, so I think I’m going to down there in a month to help out. My grandfather worked with charities his whole entire life, and we grew up living with him. He always told me about the other side of the world and everything that’s going on.”
On what we don’t know about the Lohan clan:
“That we’re just like any other family. We’re close, we love each other and we have arguments like any other family. At the end of the day, I only trust my family. I feel that so many things have happened, but at the end of the day, they’re always going to be there for you.”
The model just spent a couple months working in Korea (the barbecue “blew [her] mind”) and is now settling into life sans sister in New York City. We happen to think she’s got a very editorial look and should have no problem distinguishing herself in the biz, but check out her photos below to see for yourself.
this is some kind of spaceship or something.