Model of the Month: Chanel Caldwell @chaanel_
WORDS: Mandy St George - Que Models PHOTOGRAPHY Anthony Kalajzich & Jess Frankie
Getting to know Chanel Caldwell from Que Models. We find out a little more about her life behind the camera, from beauty and healthy lifestyle, and her favourite experiences in the fashion and modelling industry.
Tell us about yourself – where did you grow up and what is your background?
I grew up in Perth, where I completed high school before heading overseas to begin my modelling career. I spent about 5 years modelling basing myself between London and Hong Kong with a few countries in between! I took a break from modelling for a while too work on Superyacht’s, and now I’m back!
Favourite thing about your hometown?
Definitely the hot weather and the beaches! Nothing better than sitting at the beach watching the sunset over the water.
How long have you been modelling for, and how were you scouted?
I’ve been modelling for 9 years now. I was scouted at the Dolly model Search in a shopping centre in Perth. The agency (now my Mother Agent) had called me a few weeks later asking me to come into the agency and I signed with them that day!
Top 3 daily beauty rituals?
Sunscreen and seeking shade out of the sun!
Drinking 2L of water a day.
Cleanse, moisture, eye cream & serum morning and night!
Top 3 self-care strategies?
Getting in some form of exercise at least 5 days a week.
Getting a really good sleep at night (new have a new puppy so this one is hard right now haha).
Listening to my body and giving it what it needs.
Getting to travel around the world going to place and locations I would have never gone to! Experiencing different cultures and also getting to work with people from so many different countries is amazing!
What have been the best experiences you had from modelling and travelling?
Making life long friends from different parts of the world who understand your job and what you go through.
Seeing the world and working at the same time – its never really felt like a job when you get to combine the two.
Tips for any upcoming models?
If you have the opportunity to travel for work then absolutely do it. If you don’t feel comfortable for whatever reason, then speak up! Have fun and always be kind to everyone on set.