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: Shenika Rule
Agency: Scene Models
Current location: Perth
How did you get into modelling? I got into modelling from my sister sending a photo into an agency.
What was your first big break? Modelling the Kooey swimwear Launch with Samantha Harris.
What has been your favourite job so far? Opening for Desert Designs and Gorman during PFF 12.
What is your favourite thing about modelling? Being able to go to work and ‘dress up’.
What is your ultimate beauty tip? Wear sunscreen ☺
What are your ultimate travel essentials? Chapstick lipbalm, socks, hand moisturiser, iphone and a scarf.
What is the one piece of style advice you always follow? “Keep it simple.”
What do you do to stay fit? Run on a regular basis and home yoga when I can.
What are your favourite labels? Anything I spot that suits my style before I have an event.
Who are your favourite designers? ATM Gorman – Give me anything pineapple print.
Who is your favourite model inspiration? ATM Miranda Kerr – Reading her book at the moment as well and I like how she handles situations and is still a modelling mum. Nicole Trunfio going from a small town in WA to live in NY – Something I hope to do, if given the chance.
What inspires you generally? When total strangers can help other people in need.
What are your favourite hangouts in Perth? Beaufort St Merchant for breaky and after hours The Merrywell at Crown.
When you leave Perth, what do you miss most? Family, the sun and beaches.
What are you currently listening to? Pharrell – Happy (My son is obsessed)
What are you currently reading? Australian True Crime Stories
What do you do to kill time between castings/ on shoots? Facebook, Instagram and music.
What are you wearing right now as you do this interview? Boyfriend ripped jeans, white tee and leopard ballet flats.
Where are you right now as you read this? Home
What were you doing right before this interview? Cleaning out my closet ☹
What’s in your handbag? Lip blam, moisturiser, wallet, keys, head phones, toy cars (thanks to my son).
What are some of your guilty pleasures? Coffee and chocolate, anything sweet actually!
What are some of your biggest pet peeves? Bullies and not respecting the elderly!
Where do you see yourself in 5/10/20 years time? Now and 5 years, full time modelling – After 10 years Nursing in a hospital in Perth.
What is your ultimate end goal in life? To look back and not have regrets – Be successful in what ever career I chose to pursue.
This or That…
Heels or flats? Both
Coffee or tea? Coffee
Eyeliner or mascara? Mascara
Work or play? Both
Summer or winter? Summer
Stripes or plaid? Stripes
Flip flops or sandals? Flip Flops
Scarves or hats? Hats
Chocolate or vanilla? Chocolate
Love or lust? Love
Clubs or Dinner? Dinner
Sleep in or get up early? Sleep
City or country? City
Night or Day? Day
Jimmy Hendrix or Jimmy Barns? Fleetwood Mac
Fiction or Non Fiction? Non Fiction
DVDs or cinema? DVDs
Water or Champagne? Water
Twitter or instagram? Insta @shenikarule ☺☺
Image Credits: Top photo credit to come, the rest taken by Style Voyeur at various Perth Fashion Festival shows from 2013 & 2012
’til next time,
xxx SV xxx