I’m a 24 year old girl with big dreams, a hard working ethic & a brain that never stops ticking. I’m highly motivated to succeed and push my limits.
I like to think I’m a chilled, very down to earth kind of chick who loves her job & appreciates everything that has come my way! It hasn’t been given to me though, it’s been earned the hard way!
I am definitely not just a model. I wakeboard, I ski, ride a motorbike, snowboard, skate & surf. I promise you that I give anything a good crack! My motto is “ if a boy can do it, I can!”
I first started modelling when I was 10 years old. My Mumma enrolled me into a children’s agency & became my full time taxi for years on end!
When I was 15/16 I travelled overseas to model and hopefully land "My Big Break"! I lived in Hong Kong for 2 months and China for another month… and no big break for me! haha! BUT it was a major learning curve & I didn’t give up!
When I was 21, I gave international modelling another shot! You have to try! This time I was off to the big smoke… The US for 6months! I loved this & managed to really grow a big network & a really strong profile.
After a while I caught the travel bug & spent some time hooning around with mates until I made my way back to Australia…home sweet home!
I’ve hopped, skipped and jumped to a few different agencies over the years. While I’ve had amazing experiences it’s all about keeping things fresh, growing your personal relationships and focusing your career in the direction you dream of!
I’m currently based in Melbourne where I have a beautiful boyfriend named Josh. Josh supports me, makes me laugh … he makes me very very happy! We are currently renovating a house. An adventure!!
No time for diva behaviour! I’ve had to spend the winter months showering outside, I’ve lived out of a suitcase for almost half of the year and I am still cooking all of my meals on a camper cooker and a BBQ. A challenge but LIFE IS GOOD!
To add to our temporary chaos at home, Josh & I have a cheeky dog…Isla. She is our little baby! We adore her.
In summary, I try and tell myself everyday…
“LIFE IS GOOD”
“Appreciate everything I have”
and last but not least…
My advise to you:… BE YOU. Don’t try and be anyone else. Be that Aussie bogan with a wild laugh (like me!) and be proud of who you are. Don’t let anyone bring you down. Be Happy and enjoy life because who knows what tomorrow brings!
Love Elyse Xxxx
2017 - The Block Contestant with Josh Barker
2017 - WaterAid Australia Ambassador
2016 Face of Caulfield Cup Carnival
2016 Ambassador for ATC Longenes Golden Slipper alongside Rachel Griffiths
2016 Face of AW Chadstone
2016 Surf life saving / DHL Ambassador
2016 Face of ULTA 3
2016 Face of Macquarie Centre
2015 Rolex GP Ambassador
2015 Melbourne Spring Racing Ambassador
2015 Launched label, Evrryday
Face of Billabong
Face of EMU Australia