When Aisha Jade McKinnon entered the Big Brother household in 2014, she entertained us with much more than her PDA-heavy relationship with Travis Lunardi. The New Zealand-born babe rocked some commendable threads around the Gold Coast house, and, now that she’s back in the real world, has been delving into the fashion industry with a new modelling career and budding fashion-icon status.
“It’s going great,” she tells theFashionSpot on her leap into modelling. “I kind of fell into it after the show. It wasn’t my profession beforehand so I’m learning as I go.” Bumping into her at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia on Day 1, Aisha tells us that she wouldn’t be walking on the runway just yet. “I’m obviously not doing fashion week stuff, just watching,” she explains. “I’m good at watching, not walking. I don’t know how those girls do it.”
Aisha is signed with London Model Management, which has seen her burst onto the modelling scene with shoots for POPSUGAR and online store Beginning Boutique. Her on-show bae, Trav, is also with the same agency, and, yes, they are still together and better than ever. Aisha had literally flown in from Melbourne the morning we caught up with her, after spending a week with Trav and his family over Easter.
Needless to say, Big Brother was not a bad choice for Aisha at all. She landed the guy, the job, and the life, really. “Life’s just taken a quick turn for the better,” she gushes. “I had such a blast and it’s opened so many doors for me.”
Watch our full interview with Aisha at MBFWA 2015 below.