Tuesday 26 September 2017

8 Things to know about supermodel Stella Maxwell

Victoria's Secret model Stella Maxwell walks the runway during the 2014 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Earl's Court exhibition centre on December 2, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
Victoria's Secret model Stella Maxwell walks the runway during the 2014 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Earl's Court exhibition centre on December 2, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
Model Stella Maxwell walks the runway at the annual Victoria's Secret fashion show at Earls Court on December 2, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

Just who is supermodel on the rise Stella Maxwell?

1. She is a Victoria's Secret Angel

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The newest Victoria's Secret "Angels" models pose for photographers in New York's Times Square during the launch of the new "Body by Victoria" campaign
 

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

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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)

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Stella Maxwell launches Victoria's Secret new 'Body by Victoria' collection on August 12, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
 

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

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Stella Maxwell with the newest Angels. Victoria's Secret/Instagram
 

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

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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

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Model Stella Maxwell backstage at the Concept Korea Spring 2011 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Theater at Lincoln Center on September 9, 2010
 

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

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Model Stella Maxwell walks the runway at the annual Victoria's Secret fashion show at Earls Court on December 2, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
 

“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

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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.

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