"It's been exciting times," explains the half-Aussie, half-kiwi, model Georgia Fowler who has gone from a model-on-the-rise to the prestigious, lofty cruising altitude of a Victoria's Secret Angel, seemingly overnight. Don't be fooled, this hard working beauty has spent the last nine years perfecting her craft since the age of 16, the past few spent as a resident New Yorker. 

Fowler is in Sydney to celebrate Etihad airlines' 10th anniversary of service to Australia and will be attending further celebrations for Australian label Ellery's 10th birthday at MBFWA and here, she chats to Buro's Divya Bala on parties, earning her Angel wings and what she misses most about life in the southern hemisphere.

What was it like walking for Victoria's Secret?
It was so much fun, something to tick off the bucket list. It was a dream. I had [VS] angels plastered all over my diary when I was young so to be up there with them, talking to them, walking beside them in the lingerie was quite 'pinch me'. And I went for [auditions] for so long. So hard work, don't give up on it! It pays off in the end.

What's the first thing you do when you get off the plane here?
I grab a good coffee. I miss the coffee here so much when I'm away. It's getting better in New York but there's something about it here. And they don't do the chocolate sprinkles on the cappuccino there!

Do you enjoy being back in Sydney?

It's so nice. I love getting back home, seeing the sea. My family is here and its the best thing. I'll try and pop over to New Zealand to see my nanna if I can.

I'm really excited to be back this time because Etihad are throwing a big ten year anniversary so there's going to be a big party on Wednesday night and it will be a lot of fun. On top of that I get to see family and enjoy a week in Sydney.

Did you ever walk for MBFWA?
I did some shows, it must have been a while back now!

What is the thing you are most proud of, professionally?
Walking in the Victoria's Secret show was a real dream of mine. Shooting for magazines like French and Italian Vogue - and, of course, the cover of Harper's Bazaar Australia. Definite highlights.

Q&A: Five minutes with Victoria's Secret angel Georgia Fowler