BIG-TIME SPORTS LOVER

Women's Health Australia - - COVER EXCLUSIVE -

Be­ing healthy and ac­tive is re­ally gen­uine for me; that’s what

I’ve grown up do­ing. I went to na­tion­als in three dif­fer­ent sports when I was a teenager: bas­ket­ball, net­ball and wa­ter polo. Straight af­ter Year 12, I went to play a sea­son semipro­fes­sion­ally in SEABL (South East Aus­tralian Bas­ket­ball League – the level be­low the WNBL). It was pretty cool, look­ing back now. Af­ter that, the plan was to fol­low in my sis­ter’s foot­steps and go to col­lege in Amer­ica. How­ever, I de­cided against it. I guess I al­ways wanted to be do­ing ex­actly what I’m do­ing now. But play­ing sport gave me a good work ethic and re­silience, which has def­i­nitely come in handy in my mod­el­ling ca­reer.

I think com­ing from a very sporty en­vi­ron­ment also helps in be­ing con­fi­dent with your body – you know your body is a means to do a lot. Then, go­ing into mod­el­ling, I could see the detri­men­tal ef­fect that it can have when you’re not con­fi­dent. I hon­estly be­lieve there’s more to life than wor­ry­ing about your body or fit­ting into a size. There are so many more im­por­tant and ex­cit­ing things to do than spend­ing time think­ing about that.

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