The Face Top 12: 5 Minutes With Ruth Willmer


The Face has come to Australia and in a crazily exciting turn of events, 5 out of the Top 12 models shortlisted to take part in the Fox8 series are from WA! For those who didn’t already know (btw where have you been) clearly, there really is something in the water! Watching these girls on TV is a bit of a trip for me after having worked with them all backstage over the years, so what better way to show you how truly gorgeous they are on the inside as well as out, than to share 5 minutes with each of them, day by day in this Style Voyeur exclusive!


Name: Ruth Willmer

Agency: Vivien’s Model Management

Age: 20

Hometown: Albany​WA

Current location: Albany WA


How did you get into modelling? I literally didn’t have any interest in modelling at all and was found on Facebook by Christine fox and then I was signed with Viviens and the next thing you know I was modelling and have been loving it ever since!

What was your first big break? Being on The Face has definitely just completely changed my modelling career already. Definitely the launch pad I wanted.

What has been your favourite job so far? Hmmm… that’s a good question. Every photo shoot, catwalk and showcase, I honestly love doing. It’s all such an honour every time someone wants to use me.

What is your favourite thing about modelling? Meeting people! I love talking to new people and working with them. When a team is together doing what they love to create something it’s just the best thing ever.

What is your ultimate beauty tip? Less make up is the best, half of the time I don’t even wear any. It’s good to let your skin breathe, especially with modelling. Using good mineral foundation when you do wear makeup is key also. I use Morgan Annie mineral powder, and the amount of compliments I get about my skin when I wear it is crazy. Look after your faces ladies

What are your ultimate travel essentials? Tooth brush and hairbrush! I swear I forget the simplist things every time!

What is the one piece of style advice you always follow? Don’t wear what everyone else is wearing. Be an individual. So many people wear what everyone else is because they’re too scared of what others will think. Dress to impress yourself, I say.


What do you do to stay fit? I do a lot of outdoor classes with my personal trainer, she’s the best. I like to do cardio, abs and arms mainly. But also do a lot to keep my legs and butt toned. I love it all really! Been training to keep my body in shape for the last year and I’m addicted to keeping fit now.

What are your favourite labels? Oooo wow. I have so many labels in my wardrobe but I can’t seem to pass up a staple. Always fits nice and looks good. That and converse, can’t get enough!

Who are your favourite designers? Ellery for sure.

Who is your favourite model inspiration? Naomi Campbell, who else.

What inspires you generally? My mummy!

What are your favourite hangouts in Perth? Well I don’t really hang in Perth as I’m in Albany. I’d have to say my favourite coffee shop there is Fredrick’s, best coffee going.

When you leave Perth, what do you miss most? In this case Albany, I literally miss everything. My home, my family, my friends, my cat, I could go on and on all day. Such a perfect town.

What are you currently listening to? I’m obsessed with drake atm, oh girl he’s just too redonk for words.


What are you currently reading? The night circus.

What do you do to kill time between castings/ on shoots? Facebook and Instagram, c’mon, every model does it don’t deny it.

What are you wearing right now as you do this interview? My leather cons, black chinos, a black top I scored at an op shop with my op shop buy which is a denim shirt tied around my waist and my new rad hat I bought the other day when I was in the city.

Where are you right now as you read this? Chillin on my bed.

What were you doing right before this interview? Working in retail, urban 280 is where it’s at.

What’s in your handbag? Wallet, phone, lipstick, mirror, tweezers, hand sanitiser, and my never ending collection of bobby pins.

What are some of your guilty pleasures? Tropicana packs at red rooster….. Gets me every time.

What are some of your biggest pet peeves? People who think modelling is always glamorous.

Where do you see yourself in 5/10/20 years time? Overseas, enjoying the sunshine.

What is your ultimate end goal in life? To not live in regret and live my life to its fullest potential.


This or That…

Heels or flats? Flats, did I mention I love my converse?

Coffee or tea? Coffee

Eyeliner or mascara? Mascara

Work or play? Work and play! You need one just as much as the other

Summer or winter? Summer, can’t get enough of it!

Stripes or plaid? Plaid

Flip flops or sandals? Flip flops

Scarves or hats? Hats!! So obsessed it’s not funny

Chocolate or vanilla? Chocolate

Love or lust? Lurrrrve

Clubs or Dinner? Both?

Sleep in or get up early? Sleep in

City or country? Country

Night or Day? Ooo tricky, both I think

Jimmy Hendrix or Jimmy Barns? Miley Cyrus (don’t hate me)

Fiction or Non Fiction? Fiction

DVDs or cinema? DVDs, good for snuggling

Water or Champagne? Ha Champagne

Twitter or instagram? Insta! Get around me @ruthwillmer

’til next time,

xxx SV xxx


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