Life as a Model: according to Maddy Mark-Seymour

A look behind the glamour and the Instagram filters.

We’ve all had those moments where we take a selfie and have that 30-second daydream that mayyybe we look good enough to be a model. Sadly, reality comes crashing down pretty quickly and we realise that just ain’t going to happen anytime soon. It never hurt anyone to dream though, right?

Keen to get a slice of the action, we thought we’d tap the minds of some up-and-coming models. Here’s a look behind the glamour and the Instagram filters to see what life as a young model is really like.

My name is… Maddy Mark-Seymour

I have been modelling for… six months

I was discovered by… shopping at Gilles Street Market

My go-to outfit when I’m off duty is… pyjama pants and a big tee

My favourite snack before a show is… medjool dates

If I weren’t a model, I would be… I’m not sure, maybe something do to with the environment or cooking 

My favourite TV show at the moment is… The Bachelorette 

My hidden talent is… I’m a decent cook

My guilty pleasure is… Sunday sleep-ins 

My style icon is… Essena ONeill 

My fave thing about Adelaide is… there is less traffic than in other capital cities!

The best place to shop in Adelaide is… Gilles Street Market

My fave cafe/restaurant is… Mai Kitchen

A beauty product I can’t live without… coconut oil

The wardrobe staples I can’t go without are… comfy jeans, thongs and pretty little summer dresses

The best advice anyone has ever given me is… you shouldn’t waste time worrying, it never changes the outcome

My most embarrassing model moment is… getting home from a shoot to find a large splat of toothpaste on my top

If I could have any superpower it would be… to end animal cruelty

Gigi Hadid or Kendall Jenner… Gigi Hadid.



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