#NZFW Model Focus: Rael Wright

Rael Wright is walking in the New Generation, Kathryn Wilson and Superette Shows for New Zealand Fashion Week. Represented by Red11, she was offered a contract with the agency after making it to the top ten in a model search competition. 

We asked Rael a bunch of questions about modelling. Her passion for the industry is real!  

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What's your favourite part about being a model?

When I'm on the runway or in front of the camera. I genuinely enjoy doing it. I feel like I'm in the right place when I'm modelling. 

Tell us about being backstage before a show?

It's pretty exciting! I love it once we are all lined up in our first look. The final look comes together like art. 

Who are your favourite New Zealand models?

All my girls at Red11. We are all really close. We all build each other up and celebrate each others' achievements. 

The best thing about being signed with Red11?

My agency creates a family-type environment for us. We are supported by both the staff and the models. I have made a lot of close friends through my agency. 

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Tell us about a favourite shoot you've been on? 

Shooting with Australian photographer Steven Chee. He shoots for Vogue on the regular and has shot Gigi Hadid, Hayley Baldwin and Gemma Ward.

I felt really good at the shoot, which motivated me to keep doing what I'm doing. 

Your top beauty tips?

You've heard it all before but honestly, water is the beauty liquid from the gods. Other than that I wear makeup as little as possible. I always carry makeup remover in my handbag so I can take my makeup off as soon as I'm done at a job. I keep my skin fresh using all natural skincare from Lush and home-made remedies. Less is more in this department. 

Who's your favourite NZ designer?

Georgia Alice. Her clothing is fresh, chic and effortless. 

Thank you Rael, and good luck for the New Gen show today. We'll be cheering you on! 

model basics. xx 


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