"I was a finalist in a DOLLY cover girl contest in 1989. A girl at my school had won it the year before and my friends encouraged me to enter it. I didn't win, though! It was one of the very first of those competitions and the public voted for a girl from New Zealand. The agency had rights to represent all the finalists and so they asked me if I wanted to join them, so I did."
"I was still at school so I was a bit limited in what I could do because I wanted to stay at school. So I would take a few days off here and there, or I would work in the school holidays. Whenever a job came up I either could do it or I couldn't. If I had exams I had to say no!"
"When I first met Linda Evangelista, she told me she thought I was really pretty and I was like 'Oh my God, Linda just told me I was pretty!' That did freak me out a little bit."
"My favourite jobs were always working with John Galliano, but we're not really allowed to talk about him at the moment [John was dismissed from Christian Dior in March after an alleged anti-Semitic tirade at a Paris bar]. The best jobs are usually great trips where you travel to some amazing place. Quite often with a job you get access to beautiful houses, or sometimes even a castle, that you wouldn't normally get to see. That's always fun."
"Once you're all made up and ready to go it's glamorous, but there's a lot of work to get to that stage. Usually we start at four or five in the morning, and at that hour, it's definitely not glamorous."
"People get quite obsessed with what you look like and you think, 'But you don't even know me!' Or if you're shooting on the street and there's a whole lot of people around, watching you, that is very bizarre.
"I think you should always wear things that suit you and that make you feel good. I certainly don't follow the latest trend just because it's a trend. If it doesn't suit me I certainly won't go with it. I think that accessories are a good way to update your look without having to be a slave to the looks that the teenagers are going for."
"Being a model, I have access to great designers and obviously I've owned some beautiful clothes but I don't really wear them in everyday life. My style has always been quite classic and understated and that doesn't change unless I'm in front of the camera."