8 Things to know about supermodel Stella Maxwell
Published 13/08/2015 | 10:55
Just who is supermodel on the rise Stella Maxwell?
1. She is a Victoria's Secret Angel
Stella walked for the brand for the first time last year at their annual fashion show in London. She earned her wings in April alongside nine other models from around the world.
2. She's dating Miley Cyrus
She and the Wrecking Ball singer were pictured kissing last month and the pair have been inseparable since. She even featured in a racy W spread alongside Miley, who was topless, while Stella fed her cake. Obviously.
3. She's Irish (sort of)
She was born in Belgium to Irish parents Stella Maynes and Maurice Maxwell, who worked as a diplomat. She was raised between Belgium, New Zealand, Australia and the UK as her family travelled the world to follow her father's work.
4. She emphasis the importance of education
While studying at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand, Stella was spotted by a model scout; but didn't begin her catwalk career until after she graduated. "I was actually in New Zealand studying, and I just got discovered," she told Vogue. "I was with my friend shopping, and this woman came up to me and was like, 'Would you like to come in? I own an agency.'"
5. She kicked off her career with a bang
There was no struggle to pay rent or shack up in a model apartment for Stella, whose first jobs include a campaign for Alexander McQueen and an editorial in British Vogue.
6. Her 'lob' is a relatively new look
When she began modelling in 2008, she rocked a bleach blonde pixie cut.
7. She cried when she found out she was becoming a VS Angel
“When my agent rang me and told me about the promotion to becoming an Angel, I was a bit overwhelmed. I got emotional. It made me really happy. They choose the sexiest girls and they have the sexiest lingerie. You grow up watching it. Every girl’s just amazing, every year. To do it, I couldn’t be happier.”
8. She doesn't have a Twitter
Unlike her girlfriend's 20m+ following on Twitter, she's strictly an Instagram girl with nearly 950k followers. "I'm kind of obsessed with Instagram. I like the fact that you can really express yourself, obviously there are limits, but you can always show a lot of your personality and day to day things that no one would ever know," she said.