Abbey Lee Kershaw (born June 12, 1987, Melbourne, Australia), also known as Abby Lee, is an Australian supermodel and actress. After several successful years, including the 2011 fashion season, V magazine called Kershaw a supermodel. Abbey Lee Biography Age, Height
According to Kershaw, as a child, she “constantly lay in the hospital.” When she was four years old, she suffered from meningitis, and she had to make two lumbar punctures. She also had a knee swelling and several fractures due to the constant climbing of trees.
She “grew up among 42 nationalities”, explaining this in an interview by the fact that her school, which had 150 children, was very multicultural. Abby Lee later won the prestigious Australian Girlfriend Model Search 2004 contest. After graduating from school in 2005, she moved from Melbourne to Sydney, where she began her modeling career.
Kershaw lived 100 meters from the beach, and it was there that she was spotted by Katie Ward , who had previously discovered models such as Miranda Kerr and Samantha Harris. Abby Lee signed with Chic Management for a week.
Personal Life & Information:
Currently lives in New York. Among her friends are models such as Freya Beha Eriksen, Daisy Lowe, and Catherine McNeill. She has a pet – a lizard named Annie Hall. Kershaw has 10 piercings: in the nose (in the left nostril), in the nipple, in the navel and seven in the ears.
She also has several tattoos, including a small pacific in the palm of her hand, an owl in the middle finger, a sign of Gemini on her ankle and the word “truth” (Russian truth), hidden on the inside of her lower lip. She recently added two new white ink tattoos on her stomach. Kershaw also showed herself to be an artist who paints abstract paintings with oil paints.
She says about her sexual orientation that she “always swayed in both directions”, but considers herself not to be bisexual, but “just experimenting”. Her boyfriend is musician Matthew Hutchinson from the band Our Mountain, and in 2011 it became known that Abby joined the group. They met when both participated in shows in Melbourne, and met again in 2009 in New York.
Real Name: Abby Lee Kershaw
Birth Name: Abby Lee Kershaw
Age & Birth Date: June 12, 1987 (32 years old)
Place of Birth: Melbourne, Australia
Weight: 52-55 kg
Chest: 82 cm
Waist: 61 cm
Hips: 89 cm
Hair color: brown natural
Eyes Color: Blue
Clothing Size: 34
Shoe size: 42-43
NEXT Agency (London, New York, Paris, Milan), Chic Management (Sydney), 2pm Model Management (Copenhagen), 62 Models and Talent (New Zealand)
In 2007, Kershaw signed a contract with the NEXT modeling agency and by March moved to New York. On December 11, Models.com called it “Next Superstar” (Russian: the next superstar) .
Kershaw made her catwalk debut at the 2008 New York Fashion Week, managing to go through 29 shows, including shows by designers such as Oscar de la Renta, Halston, and especially closing the Rodarte show. Her first fashion week in Milan was held in exclusive shows for Gucci. In September of that year, Abby Lee stumbled on high heels and fell on the Rodarte show in New York.
A month later in Paris, she fainted at the Alexander McQueen show because of a very tight leather corset. However, these two incidents did not affect her future contracts. Abby Lee became one of the new models selected for the fourteen covers of V magazine in the September 2008 issue. November 15, 2008 in Milan, she first entered the international level, appearing on television at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, where she participated in the Pink Planet segment (Russian pink planet).
Since 2008, Kershaw has shone in the advertising campaign for Gucci’s new Flora perfume.
In 2009, the model was forced to miss the autumn shows due to a knee injury: she tore the ligament and could hardly walk. Abby Lee participated in a frank shoot for the French magazine Purple Fashion, published in the fall / winter 2009 season.
Terry Richardson’s infamous photo shoot sparked outrage in the blogosphere, where Richardson was accused of coercing girls for his own sexual gratification. In his defense, Kershaw said: “Terry does not force the girls to do something that they do not want. He immerses you in a pile of dirt in one string, because you yourself want it. You touch yourself because you want. In my opinion, this shooting truly reflected what was between both of us, and I felt good participating in it. I’m not ashamed of it, why? ” After missing the 2009 knee-high fall season,
Kershaw reappeared at Milan Fashion Week, opening the Dolce & Gabbana fashion show. And since she also opened and closed the shows of Fendi and Versace, this prompted New York Magazine to name her “Milan’s Top Model” (Russian best model of Milan). December 1, 2009, she took part in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show for the second time, but this time she had 3 exits – in the segments “Star Trooper” (Russian star soldier), “Pink Planet” (Russian pink planet) and in “Enchanted Forest” (Russian enchanted forest).
In 2010, Kershaw enjoyed great attention, participating in various campaigns, filming and shows. She took part in the filming of the Pirelli calendar for 2010 by photographer Terry Richardson, and for 2011 – Karl Lagerfeld. In March 2010, it became known that she would be the face of the Chanel ready-to-wear campaign for the fall / winter 2010/2011 season. This news came after she closed the Chanel haute couture show in fall 2010 and opened the Chanel fall-winter 2010/2011 season ready-to-wear show. For the fourth time in November, she became a cover model for Australian Vogue (her previous cover appearances took place in March 2010, March 2009, and September 2008).
In the spring of 2011, Abby Lee made her self-portrait for the new Do-It-Yourself (Russian do-it-yourself) campaign of Rag & Bone along with models Sasha Pivovarova, Edita Vilkevichute and Lily Aldridge. She earned $ 100,000 as an exclusive Chanel model at their spring-summer collection shows in Paris. Kershaw missed New York Fashion Week, going to London. Magazine V in his “The Discovery Issue” (Russian edition of the opening) crowned Abby Lee Kershaw as a new supermodel. The magazine called Kershaw “Australia’s greatest fashionable export after El MacPherson joined the ranks of models such as Cindy Crawford, Claudia Schiffer, Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell and Christy Turlington”.
In January 2012, Abby Lee shared 5th place with the American model Arizona Muse in the list of 50 best models according to models.com, and 21st in the list of Top Money Girls (Russian most money girls) on Information site.