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.https://www.instagram.com/p/3OTLflryDV/
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!https://www.instagram.com/p/BCHeYlUryMD/
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 cutesthttps://www.instagram.com/p/BF2zzl-LyGf/
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.https://www.instagram.com/p/BE2_t4sLyPf/
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.https://www.instagram.com/p/BCE6J49ryKe/
What item of clothing are you dying to have this season? I wasdying to have a bomber jacket, and I just bought one yesterday so I'm all set!https://www.instagram.com/p/BEf2ZkzryJG/
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!https://www.instagram.com/p/-OP62MryE8/
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.https://www.instagram.com/p/BEAjDdkLyPW/
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.https://www.instagram.com/p/BENrvfxLyNZ/
Do you have any party tricks? I'm weirdly good at beer pong...https://www.instagram.com/p/BCUIKifLyIJ
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!https://www.instagram.com/p/BEVUhgpLyDT/