Meet Australia’s latest model-on-the-rise export: Georgie Perkins. At just 21 years old, the 5’11 beauty is killing it in the modelling industry right now. To name just a few of her accomplishments to date, Georgie has landed campaigns for brands including Manning Cartell, walked the runway for the likes of Dior and Armani and appeared in publications such as InStyle and ELLE USA.
With her international appeal and high-fashion look, it’s a no-brainer that Georgie has been snapped up by agencies worldwide, including DNA Model Management New York and London’s Storm Management, as well as being represented by Sydney’s Priscilla’s Model Management.
With Georgie’s already impressive portfolio growing by the day, we chatted with the Aussie-native herself to get you the facts on this one to watch.
1. She’s got love for the homeland
“Australia is great. I used to find it too small and comfortable but I’ve come to love that the most,” she tells theFashionSpot. “Australians themselves are the best fun – friendly, easy-going, welcoming, great sense of humour. I come from a farm so I really miss the space when I am overseas. It’s also nice to hear birds and bugs and not taxis and garbage trucks!”
2. She was already well travelled before becoming a model
Georgie went backpacking for a year around Europe and Asia, although admits that it was quite different to how she travels now. She recalls being on a frugal budget and eating instant noodles most days!
3. She keeps active to stay in shape
“I love activities. Running, jogging, walking, bike riding, kayaking, horse riding,” she lists. “I don’t have a set routine but I try to work out each day.”
4. Her career path could have been very different
If she hadn’t been scouted, Georgie would be studying for a law degree at Sydney University, having already started the first year of the course before leaving to pursue modelling.
5. She’s ambitious
Tim Walker, Ricardo Tisci, Vivienne Westwood and stylist Edward Enninful are all at the top of Georgie’s list of people in the fashion industry to work with.
6. She loves to make the most of an off-duty day
For a standard day away from modelling, Georgie claims, “I would definitely wear bright-green undies instead of the nude undies I always wear. I probably wouldn’t brush my hair and would definitely not wear any black. I would hire a bike and ride really fast around the city, visit my friends, dance a lot and stay up really late.”
7. She’s a jeans and t-shirt girl
Georgie describes her style as pretty basic and loves to keep it casual. “I love sneakers. I am so happy that sneakers are becoming a real thing in fashion these days. I am all about that,” she says.
8. Tokyo is her all-time favourite travel spot
She also explains that Rome is a Europe highlight and that she loves New York “for its energy and weirdness”.
9. She has an eclectic taste in music
Her top-played iTunes features Chris Brown, Red Hot Chilli Peppers and old-school Kanye West.
10. Her party trick is an assortment of fun facts
“I spend my days learning weird facts so that when things get awkward at parties, I can just whip one out and amaze people. Fun fact – a small person can fit inside the artery of a blue whale.” Bet you didn’t know that one!
11. She’s logical
The one thing Georgie would never leave the house without is her house key!
12. Her favourite book is Alice in Wonderland
“Every time I re-read that, I learn something new from the book”.
13. She has a love for all things Disney
Georgie claims that she’s really disappointed that she’s not Mulan. Maybe she will get lucky and do a Mulan-inspired shoot!