I'm a Sydney-based creative, model and coach with big dreams of helping aspiring models make their way into the industry.
Obsessed with: integrity, authenticity, a tidy home, smashed avocado, being a student of life - for life.
PSA: I don't take myself too seriously, though I do take my work seriously.
My goal is to be the role model i needed when i was younger.
It’s taken discipline, grit, resiliance and resourcefulness to get me to today, though I am overjoyed to have built and established my personal brand where I can now share the knowledge I’ve gained through all facets of my life – most importantly through trial and error.
Age is just a number. Whether it’s industry insights, minimalist style and living, modelling, motherhood or mindfulness, my aim is to motivate and inspire young people to create (or re-create) themselves and take charge of their life.
MY MODEL MASTERCLASS MISSION
Be kind to past versions of yourself that didn’t
know the things you know now.
If I could go back in time, I would relish at the opportunity to give me the hug I so desperately needed. I would tell her that everything is going to be ok. You don’t have to ‘have it all figured out by 18, 21 or 30. You’re not ‘too sensitive’. Find your voice,
to stand up to the bullies. The abuse stops when you assert boundaries. It’s ok to cut people out of your
life who make you feel like sh*t.
Future you will be so proud you always found the strength and you never gave up.
I would promise her that one day she will be the person she always dreamed of being, and to get there, making mistakes, struggling, failing and tears
are all essential parts of the journey to grow.
I do a little thing called what I want.
After graduating from University my career path expanded to modelling. For me it was a way to combine both my love of fashion whilst promoting cancer awareness + animal welfare charities.
I was often surrounded by family & friends who told me I’d never make anything of it. Luckily, I
My ‘signature smile’ and strong work ethic has earned me campaigns and project leads with Bras N Things, David Jones, Rebel Sport, Ben Sherman, Underwear of Sweden, Zoggs, St Frock +
more! I’ve also been photographed for covers &
lifestyle features in Vogue Australia, Girlfriend Magazine, Cosmopolitan Brides, NZ Woman’s Weekly + WHITE Magazine to name a few.
A winner isn’t chosen from a group of representatives. A representative is chosen from a group of winners.
I have always been passionate about tackling self esteem and body confidence issues amongst today’s youth. Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined representing my home country on the world
stage in 2014 as ‘Mrs Australia’ with this message.
It was a humbling experience to make history as the first Australian to place in the Top 5 on the Mrs International world stage in Florida, USA – and also take home ‘Best Eveningwear’ and ‘Most Photogenic.’
Forever a member of the ‘Sisters of the Sash’ club, I have remained a mentor and VIP judge for numerous Miss Teen, Miss, Ms, Mrs, and LGBTQ pageants. Paying homage to my once insecure teen self and helping others find their “why” has always been very rewarding work.
WOULD YOU LIKE A TRUTH BOMB?
Wearing the Air Force Blues since 1996.
Anything the boys can do I can do too. I joined the Air Force Cadets as a bright-eyed 13-year-old, learnt field craft + survival skills, how to shoot, fly a glider,
drive a truck, and made lifelong friends across the
Today I bring my skill set in branding + social media
to Australia’s leading aviation-minded youth organisation. I’m proud to be part of a unique group of Instructors that inspire Australian teenagers to work towards their goals.
“Because of you I didn’t give up” is why I love doing what I do. My wardrobe looks like it’s ready for an inspection, boot camp style, and I still make my bed each day with hospital corners. Not even sorry.
Outside of my comfort zone is where the magic happens! I feel in my element trying something different.
Saving my hard earned cash and travelling has seen me touch down in all corners of this wonderful world we live in for both work and pleasure. My greatest travel adventures are those off the beaten track.
Home-staying on Lake Titicaca and trekking the Inka Trail to Machu Picchu in Peru; scuba diving in Rachai Yai from a makeshift live-a-board in Thailand; stand up paddle boarding in Bora Bora;
indulging in the culture and cuisine in the backstreets of Paris, Rome; and getting lost in Turkey are home to some of my favourite memories.
Mother. A title just above Queen.
I feel forever grateful Penelope chose me to be her mother. Through being let down in my romantic relationships, miscarriages and remaining forever hopeful to finding lasting love,
the stars aligned just as they were meant to.
While I’ve been on a mission to teach her all about life, Penelope has been teaching me what life is all about.
Answers to Little Babes and Babylicious. Loves
milk + cuddles, watching Baby Shark and Cocomelon. Will eat food out of your mouth.
Nobody puts her bunny in a corner.
DIRECTION IS EVERYTHING
MY MISSION: To teach you the fundamentals of being
a professional model and find lasting self-confidence.
When I reflect on my career, I’m so grateful for the people who took me under their wing and helped me grow. I di dn’t come from a stable home and I didn’t grow up with many positive role models; learning the hard way and by trial and error is how it worked out for me. Both the positive and negative experiences I have worked through have given me clarity, direction an d the purpose I have today. Through my coaching I now have the opportunity to help others build a successful career, whilst also nurturing lasting self – esteem and body confidence.
Copyright © 2021 Kate Heussler
Copyright © 2021 Kate Heussler