It must be surreal for Sophie Van Den Akker to be confronted by her own face emblazoned large-scale across Melbourne. Especially since the official Face of Melbourne Spring Fashion Week (MSFW) has only recently celebrated a one year milestone in the modeling industry. With her self-described "athletic" frame, transformative face, and international appeal, we wonder what took the 21-year-old so long!
Graduating from the latest round of the juggenaut that is Australia’s Next Top Model; Sophie has since appeared for iconic swimwear label Speedo (alongside Miss Universe Australia Rachel Finch), graced the pages of the UK’s Faint Magazine, and walked runways up and down the east coast. Sophie's icy blonde looks betray the warmth exuded when she speaks of her affection for her hometown and the latest labels to catch her eye. We managed to steal the rising model away from her fashion week duties to answer a few questions.