Hooked on Bree
HOW AUSSIE MODEL, FITFLUENCER AND SURFER BABE BREE WARREN CRAFTED HER DREAM LIFE
She’s smart, successful and in demand. Meet model and fitfluencer Bree Warren
YYou know those pivotal moments that could take your life in a totally different direction? For Queenslander Bree Warren, that came when she turned her back on a promising basketball career to become a model. “The life of a professional athlete wasn’t for me,” Bree says of her decision to swap college in the US – where she could seriously pursue the sport – for a European adventure. It’s a decision she doesn’t regret. She eventually moved to New York to work at 25, and has since landed jobs with ASOS, Revlon, Ralph Lauren and Garnier, as well as Aussie brands Lorna Jane and Tigerlily. But it was her sporty start that gave the in-demand model an edge and a 196K Instagram following who love her globetrotting surfer lifestyle. “There’s a misconception that thin equals fit and that’s not entirely true. Fit bodies come in all builds, shapes and sizes,” says the 30-year-old. “It’s about embracing the body you have got, rather than wishing for something you don’t have.” Here, she talks about going against the grain, why pilates is her new basketball and how she’s created her dream life.
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