Aleyna was shot exclusively for MODELS.com by Daniel Jaramillo, with styling by Valerie Duardo, hair by Yasu Nakamura, and makeup by Ryosuke Yamazaki. Thanks to Richie Keo, Ebony Simmons & Hadar Pitchon.
Place of Origin:
Australian (but a mix of Anglo-Saxon/Mediterranean – nothing direct)
I won Australia’s Next Top Model Cycle 10 and a part of the prize was a contract with Priscillas Model Management, who are now my mother agency. I then met with Marilyns Paris and D’Management on a scouting trip to Australia and in New York I met with DNA and Premier, and was signed within a couple of months!
What was your first modeling job?
My first international job was walking for Saint Laurent in Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear. It was a big moment for me so of course I was nervous, but more excited.
I enjoy watching movies, going for walks, being with family and friends, yoga, listening to music, cooking, going out to cafes, etc. all very relaxed everyday enjoyment.
What are you listening to at the moment?
I will honestly listen to anything, any music, any genre, I just enjoy having something on and depends a lot on the mood I am in at that moment. I have been listening a lot to bands in an upcoming festival I am going to in Australia.
Favorite movie, tv show:
My favourite movie is Shawshank Redemption, I’ve only watched it once but that was all it took. My favourite TV show is Walking Dead. I’ll watch anything, except horror.
Favorite designer, fragrance or beauty product:
I have always loved Dior. Just such beautiful designs. The perfume I usually wear is Chanel Chance Eau Vive. Everyday I use Micellar water to clean my face, then use a foaming cleanser in the shower and always moisturise afterwards. An average once a week I like to exfoliate and do a face mask.
What were you doing before modeling?
I was at school studying, living in my old house a few hours out of Sydney with my family. Completely different lifestyle to now.
What would you be doing if you weren’t modeling?
I would be at school still, studying for my HSC, probably with a part time job and living at my old house. After modelling is still a bit of a mystery, getting through day by day at the moment. I have goals I’d like to achieve one day, but I am happy with what I am doing and where I am in life right now.
What’s something uncool that you love anyway?
I don’t know if it is “uncool”, but I watch a lot cooking videos, cake decorating etc. I always seem to just drift into watching them while I have free time and can entertain me for hours.
Favorite modeling experience so far?
Shooting the Balmain campaign.
What’s the best thing about your hometown/country?
Other than family and friends, Australia is the best for so many reasons. I miss being there. I love the weather, the beaches, the people, the culture. The best thing would be the comfort of being there, I always feel at home anywhere I am. I am very fortunate to live in such a great place.
Place you would love to visit:
I’ve always wanted to go to the Greek Islands. Right now anything that requires laying around and being completely relaxed appeals to me. But I would go anywhere tropical with beautiful weather, great foods and beaches so I can swim!!
Currently you’re obsessed with/about:
Nutrition, I have been doing lots of research into foods and effects of foods on the body etc. I think healthy living is very important and I am very passionate about looking after your physical and mental health.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
Everything happens for a reason. I think that says everything, it’s hard to accept a lot of the time but I guess it gets me through a lot of my ups and downs.