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Abbey Lee Kershaw

  • Australian model
  • Born June 12, 1987

Abbey Lee Kershaw (born 12 June 1987) is an Australian model, actress and musician. Following several years of success leading up to the 2011 fashion seasons, V magazine dubbed Kershaw a supermodel. Models.com has listed her as an "Industry Icon".


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.




My favourite outfit was this black lace dress that I found in a vintage shop in Williamsburg, New York.




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.




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.




New York is such a versatile city, and there's always something new to discover.




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.




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.




I'm aiming to do what I need to do for acting and nothing more. I'm bowing down to acting.




In the end, to do a good accent, you just have to be a good listener.




It's quite rare that you find models taken care of backstage.




I was always in hospital as a kid: I had a tumour on my knee, lots of broken bones. I loved climbing trees.




I like my hands. They do most of the talking.




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.



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