Just a pretty FACE
Not AUSSIE CATWALK STAR BRIDGET MALCOLM HAS MANY TITLES, BUT NONE AS IMPORTANT TO HER AS BEING A ROLE MODEL
There’s a fine line between model and supermodel, and Bridget Malcolm is close to crossing it. On the set of Stellar’s shoot, the crew is mesmerised by the 25-year-old Aussie as she moves gracefully from pose to pose, nailing each and every frame.
Since being scouted in her hometown of Perth aged 14, Malcolm has steadily climbed the ranks of the fashion world. She’s just been called up to walk the Victoria’s Secret runway next month for a second time, and she’s the face of Seafolly’s summer campaign. “I grew up seeing the ‘Seafolly girl’ – Miranda [Kerr] and Jess [Hart] – so it’s cool to be a part of it,” she says. “It’s a huge honour.”
But instead of indulging in fame, Malcolm is intent on being a good role model to young women, giving advice on everything from relationships to body image on her blog. “Looking up to models is cool and all, but I’ve never really understood it,” she says. “I guess that’s what has made me want to prove I’m someone worth looking up to.”
Perhaps it was Malcolm’s experience last year, when she was trolled on social media, that inspired her to help others. “Whether it’s fat- or skinny-shaming, it’s such a superfluous thing to do to someone. It’s so irrelevant to who they are as a person,” she says.
Malcolm manages to stay grounded with interests outside of fashion. Ask the former ballerina about classical music or books and she’ll happily talk your ear off. After high school, she had to choose whether to pursue modelling in New York or play oboe at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. “I was like, ‘I can’t believe I’m trying to decide between being a classical musician and a model,’” she laughs. “What sort of first-world problem is that?”
With Malcolm’s schedule jam-packed with jobs all over the world, it’s safe to say she made the right choice.