|Abbey Lee Kershaw|
Abbey Lee at the premiere of Ruben Guthrie, July 2015
12 June 1987 |
|Occupation||Model, actress, musician|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Manager||Next (London, New York, Paris, Milan)
Chic Management (Sydney)
2pm Model Management (Copenhagen) 62Models and Talent (New Zealand)
My favourite outfit was this black lace dress that I found in a vintage shop in Williamsburg, New York.
I was always in hospital as a kid: I had a tumour on my knee, lots of broken bones. I loved climbing trees.
A lizard is a perfect pet for a model. They only need feeding once a fortnight. And I'm always travelling, so it's perfect. If I had a dog, it would drop dead of starvation.
I see potential in everything. It's about opening your mind to what you can do to the garment: because they're cheap, you can cut them or stitch them, and if you stuff it up, it's fine – it's only two dollars.
I'm aiming to do what I need to do for acting and nothing more. I'm bowing down to acting.
New York is such a versatile city, and there's always something new to discover.
The European girls, like the Russians, tend to stick together, but there's never any rivalry. Sometimes there's a little bit of tension with the older girls because they might feel a little threatened by the younger models, but it's not between personalities.
Let's just say, if I weren't a model, I'd be a walking collage. I see my body as a blank canvas that's aching to be decorated; I find it all very fascinating.
I don't get sick much because in the U.S. I always eat with my fingers, you know, to get used to the bacteria.
It's because I have no sense of shame that I'm always willing to give things a go: I've ridden horses naked into the sea, I've climbed rocks, all kinds of things.
The chi of a room is important to me. If I walk into a hotel room and it doesn't feel right, I ask to change.
I try to do things that make me feel good. I go to yoga classes, drink a lot of water, eat healthily and keep things like alcohol and coffee to weekends. I don't overdo anything.