Elyse Knowles, a name synonymous with beach babe, has been a long time supporter of It's Now Cool, and we love working with her every single time! She is renowned for having the most down-to-earth personality, with her insane social following reflecting her lifestyle in all it's laid back glory! Whether she is surfing up the coast, skating down her local street or dressed up looking like a supermodel going to one of Australia's exclusive events, Elyse always looks a million bucks! With the massive smile and svelte toned body, we chat with Elyse and find out some of her secrets to being the healthy beach babe Australia loves!
How did you get into modeling?
My mumma put me in modelling when I was 10. I absolutely loved it. It was great for my confidence as I was always a shy girl!
What do you love most about modeling?
I love meeting someone new everyday, travelling overseas and seeing amazing locations I wouldn’t be able to get to by myself. Modeling has opened up some amazing opportunities and I feel very blessed and lucky to be able to do things that I have only ever dreamed of!
What would be your dream job?
To be known as a true down-to-earth Aussie babe that everyone knows, loves and can relate to is my dream. Whether it be a major ambassador for Myers or David Jones or have the opportunity to expand overseas I don't mind - just to get out there are give it all a go! Victoria's Secret is always a dream that I will probably have forever!
You have got a pretty massive instagram following – how does that affect your life and work?
Instagram and social media is very powerful. Sometimes I think that people know a little too much about my life, but then I remember that it has got me to where I am today, so I have to be really appreciative of it. My work load has changed heaps since social media started firing up with more people becoming aware of who you are and what you are all about.
Talk us about your beauty regime?
Wipe my cake face off from my day at work then cleanse, exfoliate and moisturise! I use a bit of natural make up when I go out. Ulta 3 have a wicked CC cream that I usually just throw on.
Where would someone find you on a Friday night?
I'm a pretty chilled girl so I don’t go out too much. I'd rather cook a nice dinner and stay home with some friends or my man.
You have recently changed to 22 Management – Where would you like to see your career go in the next year or two?
Yes this is super fresh and I am really excited about the new change. 22 have a different direction for me so I am excited to see what we can do together as a team. I am really interested into getting into some presenting and to start working with some amazing brands in more of an ambassadorial role.
If you could do a shoot anywhere, with any international photographer for any brand what would it be?
Hmmm hard one. To be honest I have always dreamt of going to a country in need, working with their community, photographing the experience and special moments I have with people and location and to spread the love awareness to more fortunate people both back home in Australia and across the globe. I am hoping to line up something like this soon. I know Russell James does a lot of work with cultural projects through his initiative, Nomad Two Worlds, doing something in that space would be pretty amazing.
How do you stay in shape?
Exercise (I love boxing!), eat healthy and have a positive mind. As soon as I start feeling down my body reacts and goes into a “I can't be bothered" mood. I always have healthy snacks on me, drink loads of water and stay as active as possible.
Training with my trainer Terri Freeman. We do a session 2-3 times a week depending on my schedule. She is an ex body builder so she really knows her stuff!
Secret cheat food?
Natural Confectionary Party Mix haha. I just can't help myself...
Finish this sentence.
I can't live without.. my diary, phone and electric cooker because we don’t have a kitchen (#renovatinglife)
I can't stop listening to.. Nick Cunningham, he is living with us atm so I feel like I know every single word to his new album!
My favourite person in this world is.. my man, he is my rock, and my dog Isla, she is my baby.
Summer is all about... wearing no clothes and no shoes, BATHERS ONLY, salty hair, sunkissed skin, the smell of sunscreen, road trips, the beach and endless happiness!!
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