We have a chat with Australia’s Next Top Model finalist Lucy Markovic.

It’s been nearly a year since Cycle 9 of Australia’s Next Top Model wrapped, and we haven’t seen a lot of teenage runner-up Lucy Markovic. But don’t be mistaken in thinking that her career has stalled. Quite the contrary, Lucy – the youngest contender on her season – made the smart decision to finish her schooling before launching into her post-AusNTM modelling career.

Now, at just 18 years of age Lucy has signed with IMG, the agency responsible for careers of Miranda Kerr, Gemma Ward, Nicole Trunfio and Cycle 7 AusNTM winner Montana Cox. Having made the move from her Queensland hometown to Sydney where job opportunities are plentiful, this doe-eyed ingénue is ready for her close up!

Lucy, tell us how you got into modelling
I actually started modelling through Australia’s Next Top Model when I was 16.

White photo shoot with my model family – can't tag Alex, her tag notifications off can yall chill –

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What’s the best place you’ve travelled for work so far?
I’ve only been modelling professionally for 3 months, so I haven’t really been anywhere exciting yet. If I could, I’d love to work in either Paris or New York City… I’m not fussy!

Another one

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How do you best like to spend your time when you’re not working?
I’ve just recently adopted a kitten, so playing with her is definitely how I like to spend my free time! Her name is Alby, and she’s the cutest

Alby-Albus-Dumbledore ?

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Models have to be super-healthy and in great shape for work. How do you stay in shape?
Usually running; I do that a lot. I try not to do weight training too much because this affects my weight gain. I just usually try to eat the right food in the right amounts.

chillin ?? #calvins

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What are your top 3 wardrobe staples right now?
My bomber jacket, my long sleeve white tee because it literally goes with anything, and my Adidas sneakers.

Shoots ⬜️

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What item of clothing are you dying to have this season?
was dying to have a bomber jacket, and I just bought one yesterday so I’m all set!

In love with my @luna_australia i-light case, my life is complete ?

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What has been your most extravagant fashion purchase?
I was given a Givenchy clutch – it’s the best thing ever! My sister bought it for me as a present, and I felt so lucky!

Formal 2015 // @michaelmurchiephotographer

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Describe your signature style for us
Probably a combination of boyish, athletic and simple. Sometimes I’ll wear pink and little shorts. Sometimes I’ll look sporty. Other times I’ll literally wear my boyfriend’s tees.


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Who is your personal style icon?
I love Rihanna’s style – she is just so out there and different. She’s not that kind of out there like Miley Cyrus though. Rihanna still has class. If I could, I would dress like her.

Shoot for @isabellequinn_ @imgmodels in love ?

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Do you have any party tricks?
I’m weirdly good at beer pong…

Yum after a good run ? @havenspecialtycoffee

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Are you working on any projects you want to tell us about?
I do personal videos on Instagram of make-up looks. I’m considering starting a YouTube channel too. We’ll see!

Don't think I'm a makeup artist, just showing you guys my daily makeup routine ?✌?️

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You can spot Lucy in our Womens New Arrivals section now here!