Shooting star: Aussie model Aleyna FitzGerald is on the rise
She's still largely a cherubic-faced 17 year old, but already Aleyna Fitzgerald's modelling career has far exceeded expectations. Since winning Australia's Next Top Model in 2016, the doe-eyed, Sydney-bred teen has quickly found favour on the international runway circuit, walking for Dior, Saint Laurent, Valentino, Giambattista Valli, Balmain, Rodarte, to name a few. And after nabbing a spot in the highly coveted Balmain A/W '17 campaign, we're expecting to see a lot more of this beautiful face at the spring/summer '18 shows in New York, London, Milan and Paris.
Fresh from starring in something a little closer to home - Forever New's Ever After campaign - Yeong Sassall grills our latest success story about all things career, fashion and fantasy.
Where are you living now?
Sydney, Australia is my home base, I travel a lot for work but the family house is still home for me.
What's been your biggest career highlight so far?
Definitely doing the Balmain F/W '17 ad campaign in Paris. It was my first international campaign and it was such an exciting experience.
Your most prized possession?
I don't think I have one! The most valuable things in my life are people - my friends, family and boyfriend.
What's the most extravagant designer purchase you've made so far?
I recently bought a really nice pair of Prada sunglasses. I love them!
Your favourite show outfit (that you've walked in) so far?
There's so many to choose from! A standout for me was the beautiful red Giambattista gown (above) I walked in a few months ago - made me feel like a princess!
Your favourite model?
I've made so many friends in my job, I could never just choose one!
If you had to pick a wedding dress, what would it look like?
I love the style of the embellished, long sleeve dress in the Forever New Ever After collection. It's an elegant, simple silhouette but with so much intricate detail and hand beading. I think mine would be something like that.
The best beauty tip you've picked up so far?
Definitely to drink lots of water and eat healthy foods 80% of the time. Have a great make-up remover to use daily, even when you haven't worn any make-up, and a light facial cleanser followed by moisturiser.
What's your ultimate career goal?
In terms of modelling, I hope to continue to work with amazing brands and people, and would love to travel the world while doing it. I love fashion, so maybe after modelling I'll have the chance to work with big brands like Forever New or a fashion magazine!
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