Nicole Kidman‘s niece Lucia Hawley has spoken out after landing a lucrative new job as an E! Network red carpet reporter.
‘NEPO BABY’ Lucia Hawley says she ‘would never deny her privilege’ and is determined to prove herself
Lucia Kidman, Nicole’s sister Antonia Kidman’s daughter, addressed nepotism and admitted to having a “privileged life and background.”
The 25-year-old journalist stated that her family connections have made her more determined to succeed in the industry.
She told Woman’s Day this week: ‘I would never deny my privilege and I actually, totally hold my hand up and say, ”yeah I’m privileged, I come from a really privileged family and I’m so grateful for the opportunities that have come my way because of it”.
‘The only thing I can do is work hard and make an individual name for myself and prove myself.’
Discussing her ‘nepo baby’ title, she added: ‘If that’s the worst thing being said about me, then so be it.’
Lucia signed with major talent management agency Chic Talent last month after landing the coveted job of red carpet reporter for the E! network.
‘Incredibly excited to announce the signing of [Lucia]to our roster,’ they announced via their Instagram page.
‘Lucia is the new host of the iconic Live from E! red carpet coverage for 7Bravo.’
Lucia Kidman is the sister of Oscar-winning actress Nicole Kidman and the daughter of Antonia Kidman, a former television presenter turned lawyer.
Antony Kidman, a late Australian psychologist and academic, died of a heart attack in 2014 at the age of 75.
The signing came just days after Lucia explained why, despite her enviable showbiz connections, she should not be labeled a “nepo baby.”
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As the new face of Live From E!, the aspiring journalist will cover Australia’s biggest events, interviewing celebrities and covering the hottest fashion moments.
While some may accuse Lucia of using her “nepo baby” connections to advance her media career, she insists she worked hard to get her “dream job.”
She said: ‘I’ve been working towards this,’
Lucia admitted in her interview that her mother’s work as a TV host was beneficial to her career, but only because it taught her ‘perspective’ rather than opening doors.