AUSSIE HOME IS WHERE HART IS
HOMEGROWN supermodel Jess
Hart is one of our most successful exports on the international stage. A Victoria’s Secret model, Sports Illustrated star, Vogue cover girl and international designer runway darling, she’s ticked off all the big model moments.
And while she loves the glamour life in New York, the 32-year-old gap-toothed beauty is entering a new phase – in her life and her career. “I’m grateful I’m in a position to be a little more selective these days,” she says. “My 20s were all about building and maintaining my career profile; now in my 30s I feel I can carry the experience through and collaborate more with my work.”
In an industry that has been notoriously brutal to women of a certain age, Hart is instead embracing the opportunities and confidence that come with experience.
“You definitely have more wisdom as you get older and I really love that aspect. I love being a woman versus a girl.
“You can never not help feeling that you haven’t done enough but I’m trying to give myself the freedom to accept that and let the universe take its course.”
Hart (pictured) is excited to be returning to Australia as a special guest at the Stella Artois Caulfield Cup next Saturday in Melbourne.
“I cannot wait, I’m so looking forward to being home. I haven’t been to the races in Australia for so long. It really is our thing, we have this special vibe at the races,” she says. “I love my life abroad – the US very much feels like home now – but coming back feels natural and warming. There’s a smell to Australia, the minute you walk off the plane it’s intoxicating.”