ABBY CHAM­PION

Harper’s Bazaar (Australia) - - Contributors -

Man­ners still mat­ter for a modern belle in Amer­ica’s south.“grow­ing up in Alabama taught me a lot about man­ners and fam­ily,” the model says. “I learnt to have good val­ues and en­joy what I have and the op­por­tu­ni­ties I’ve been given.” Good man­ners have served the 21-year-old well dur­ing her ca­reer walk­ing for the likes of Chanel, Miu Miu and Bal­main, pos­ing for­vic­to­ria’s Se­cret and, re­cently, shoot­ing for BAZAAR in Croa­tia (“Go with the Flow”, page 88), where she chat­ted hap­pily with the crew be­tween shots, wax­ing lyri­cal about her grand­mother’s fried chicken.“it is hands down the best thing ever,” she in­sists. Shoot­ing in Croa­tia in­volved an early start:“we got up at 3.30am and shot for about five hours, and then at lunchtime it rained for three hours.the rain was re­ally crazy, and the wind was so in­tense that we ended up go­ing back to the ho­tel be­cause we were afraid of get­ting hurt. But other than that, Croa­tia was ex­tremely beau­ti­ful. I would def­i­nitely go back.” My pre-shoot work­out reg­i­men is ... “I’ll work out once a day, but if I’m in train­ing [for a shoot] I’ll work out two to three times a day, then add in a re­cov­ery ses­sion be­fore and af­ter. Ev­ery cou­ple of nights I do an in­frared sauna, and when I’m trav­el­ling I al­ways bring bands so I can do band work in the ho­tel room.” I love mod­el­ling be­cause …

“it gave me some­thing to move out of Alabama for, and a chance to recre­ate my­self in a dif­fer­ent place. I get to grow in the way I meet new peo­ple and learn about dif­fer­ent cul­tures.”

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