Abbey Lee Kershaw Quotes

Abbey Lee Kershaw (born 12 June 1987), known professionally as Abbey Lee, is an Australian fashion model, actress and musician. Following several years of success leading up to the 2011 fashion seasons, V magazine dubbed Kershaw a supermodel. Models.com has listed her as an "Industry Icon"

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Abbey Lee Kershaw


My favourite outfit was this black lace dress that I found in a vintage shop in Williamsburg, New York.

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I like people with depth, I like people with emotion, I like people with a strong mind, an interesting mind, a twisted mind, and also someone that can make me smile.

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Let's just say, if I weren't a model, I'd be a walking collage. I see my body as a blank canvas that's aching to be decorated; I find it all very fascinating.

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I love Prospect Park-watching fireflies at night and going to the bandshell for free music.

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New York is such a versatile city, and there's always something new to discover.

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I was always in hospital as a kid: I had a tumour on my knee, lots of broken bones. I loved climbing trees.

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I try to do things that make me feel good. I go to yoga classes, drink a lot of water, eat healthily and keep things like alcohol and coffee to weekends. I don't overdo anything.

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In the end, to do a good accent, you just have to be a good listener.

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I see potential in everything. It's about opening your mind to what you can do to the garment: because they're cheap, you can cut them or stitch them, and if you stuff it up, it's fine - it's only two dollars.

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I'm aiming to do what I need to do for acting and nothing more. I'm bowing down to acting.

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It's because I have no sense of shame that I'm always willing to give things a go: I've ridden horses naked into the sea, I've climbed rocks, all kinds of things.

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Sure, we had to be skinny. I lived on Diet Coke and apples for two years. For the couture, we had to get up at 4 am to be sewn into the clothes and there was huge pressure to be thin. But I made a million dollars by the time I was 20, I bought a town house in Manhattan and put myself through Columbia. Does that make me a victim?

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The chi of a room is important to me. If I walk into a hotel room and it doesn't feel right, I ask to change.

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A lizard is a perfect pet for a model. They only need feeding once a fortnight. And I'm always travelling, so it's perfect. If I had a dog, it would drop dead of starvation.

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