COVER MODEL ZOE HOAD PICTURE: JERAD WILLIAMS
After a cracker of a week, it’s a little hard to believe we’re about to roll into winter. Or what passes for it on the Gold Coast. It’s not going to stop us from showcasing swimwear in our fashion section (p12) or stepping out to savour a social scene that’s only just warming up (p22-23). Take advantage of the reprieve from searing temperatures to focus on your fitness goals. In wellbeing, Natalia and Brianna O’Toole have tips on workout gains without the pain (p6). In this issue we also feature a face you’re about to see a lot more of. For the first time, Zoe Hoad opens up about the eating disorder that nearly derailed her high-profile modelling career. “I’ve seen so many girls modelling who do crazy things to prepare for photoshoots like eat only acai bowls or only consume liquids. But an eating disorder is such a sensitive topic. It’s like a hot pan – you just can’t touch it,” she tells Emily Macdonald. Turn to p8-9 to find out how she beat her body image battle. Have a great weekend.