ne moment Nicole Trunfio is posing in front of the camera for her Stellar shoot, and the next she’s standing beside her daughter Gia’s pram, cooing as the wide-eyed sixmonth-old gazes back at her. Little Gia will almost certainly never remember this time in Australia, but it’s an entirely different story for 32-year-old Trunfio, who admits she thought her modelling days were done after she became a mother for the second time.
“Being a woman with two kids [son Zion is three], you take on that role of family woman,” she tells Stellar. “And I thought people would just see me that way now. But because of the time we’re in, we’re really embracing and empowering women. And it’s great.”
The model came home earlier this month to kick off her run as the face of Melbourne’s Chadstone Shopping Centre, fronting the spring/summer campaign that launches on August 15.