SO I REALIZED IN ANSWERING MY OWN INTERVIEWS RECENTLY THAT SOME QUESTIONS DURING THESE WERE FAR FROM PERSONAL. WHICH IS TOTALLY FINE; WE'RE HERE TO TALK ABOUT OUR WORK! STILL, SOMETIMES AS READERS, WE ARE LEFT WANTING TO GET TO KNOW THAT PERSON BEYOND THEIR CAREER— AND I THINK IT'S A SHAME THAT SOME OF THESE SUPER IMPRESSIVE PERSONALITIES AROUND US ARE OFTEN SEEN AS RIGID WHEN THEY'RE REALLY SUPER SPUNKY. WHICH IS WHY I WANTED TO ADD EXTRA SPICE TO THE QUESTIONS THAT I ASK— AND TO SHOW THAT THEY ARE 1000% HUMAN, EVEN IF THESE SUPERWOMEN SEEM BEYOND IT SOMETIMES!
MEET THE KAPLAN TWINS
Who are you?
Allie and Lexi Kaplan, CEOs Gemzeez and artist duo The Kaplan Twins
Describe yourself in 4 words:
Exciting, Innovative, Sweet, Fucking Awesome
What made you want to start Gemzeez? Any fun stories behind the name?
Our father was a dentist and he always placed so much importance on beautiful smiles. Always being on camera, we wanted to make our own more special!
Do you believe you’ve found your calling?
Yes! Being an entrepreneur is definitely our calling.
What motivates you?
Feeling like I can take on any challenge, success, and the freedom to not have to rely on anyone but myself.
Who was integral in helping you get to where you are today?
Each other, our mom, and our closest friends who were always supportive and there for me ;)
What is your mantra?
Shoot for the stars
Life is a party
you can be anything you want to be as long as you’re a good person.
Who are you inspired by?
Strong, independent, successful, female entrepreneurs
Athleisure Brand: Alo
Trainer: Tina, for tennis!
Make up artist: Doniella Davy, for Euphoria!
Healthy Restaurant: Kreation
Un-Healthy Restaurant: ChickFilA
Podcast: How I Built This
TV show: Sex and the City
Movie: Sex and the City
Song: Driver’s License
Cheese: Blue cheese
You’ve been working so hard— and we are all in awe! What are 3 tips you can give your community when it comes to being a female entrepreneur and artist?
No is only the first answer, you need to fail in order to succeed, TikTok is the new Instagram! (But important to utilize all social media channels!)
What’s your daily workout routine?
Since COVID working out has been difficult! But lately we’ve been really into tennis! We play 2-3 times a week!
What are some things everybody should know when it comes to wellness?
Wellness is about how you feel from within, not a number on a scale.
What is your skincare routine? OR What are 3 other foods or supplements you try to incorporate to your diet daily routinely?
We have a very minimal skin care routine! Just Crushed Tonic ;)
We rarely wear makeup so we don’t usually experience breakouts. My go to is the Kiehl's "Ultra facial moisturizer” before sleep and when I wake up!
What is your favorite Crushed Tonic benefit?
It keeps skin looking young and fresh, and keeps hair healthy and able to grow faster!
Favorite Crushed Tonic flavor? OR Favorite Crushed Tonic recipe?
Marine Collagen powder added to a morning smoothie :)
And now, spill the C-Tea ;) 🍵
Celebrity (or non-celebrity) crush:
Biggest red flag:
If he ignores you when he's mad instead of communicating
How to win you over in a DM:
Something most people don’t know about you:
I’m more of a homebody
Something most people should know about you:
I don't like partying
Advice you give but never follow:
What does your dating bio say?
My Love language is red wine
Describe your type / 3 things you look for in your significant other:
Kindness, Generosity, Compliments me
What's the weirdest thing a fan has ever done for you?
Not a fan, but Harry styles threw his tequila on us at a party for absolutely no reason. Weirdest experience.