Hanging Out With Elle Morris

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posted by James Willmott

Introducing Elle Morris. After first bursting onto the scene after stints in Bali, Los Angeles and Miami, the young Australian model ambassador has come along way since humble beginnings growing up in the peaceful town of Avoca Beach on the Central Coast of New South Wales. Now with a huge and bright future infront of her, the world is truly becoming her oyster with opportunities springing up left, right and centre, all in the name of good times and good causes.

We caught up with Elle to chat about how she first got into the modelling game, get some insights to her healthy eating plans and fitness routines, and discover her incredible goals for the very near future.

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Thanks for taking the time to catch up Elle. What have you been up to?
I have been quite busy, which is great. I’ve been spending a bit of time in Melbourne, and then coming up here to the Gold Coast. I’m living in Bondi at the moment which has been a lot of fun, so in my free time just been chilling at the beach now that its summer time again!

You are originally from the country, where abouts in particular? Do you get back there often?
I’m originally from Avoca Beach. My mum now lives at McMasters Beach. I love living in Sydney, but it’s a very fast paced place, where as I am much more of a mellow person and prefer the easy going things in life.

How did you first get into modelling?
Well I originally had no desire to be a model, but my mum kept bugging me and entering me in the Girlfriend model search comp which I originally I was like ‘no way I don’t want to do that!’ She always had faith in me and would say I’ve got a shot. Looking back I’m really glad she did because after that my agency called up and it was go from there!

Describe your style?
My style changes all the time. It’s quite relaxed, and I also make a lot of my own clothes. My dad does a lot of stuff with denim which has rubbed off, and my mum makes swimwear, which we are actually working on a range together at the moment. I love beachy clothes, denim, cons, boots and anything else that says ‘relaxed’.

Being a model, you obviously need to stay fit and have a great eating plan. Can you tell us some of your favourite dishes and any fitness routines?
I love food! It’s probably my favourite thing in life! I had the luxury of growing up on a farm, so I’ve always had a lot of home grown veggies, so I’m pretty crazy about that stuff. In saying that though, I’ll never deny myself a treat! Fitness-wise, I’m very much an outdoors person. I mainly go for bushwalks, mix it up with a bit of pilates, yoga and a few other things.

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Do you have a favourite meal?
Oh so many! I’m loving zuccinhi pasta at the moment, but mum’s cakes have also got to be up there!

If you weren’t a model, what else do you think you’d be doing?
I’d love to be doing something with animals, but my dream job would be acting, im really hoping to get more involved with that side of things and that’s hopefully my next avenue. I think I would have already been pushing really hard to get involved in that industry. I’d love to be the host of an animal talk show, or travelling around documenting my experiences. Somehing outdoors and with animals would be perfect!

You were recently the face of Model Co alongside a group of other Aussie models. Ca you tell us about this experience?
Yes, it was awesome! So it was a collaboration with ‘It’s Now Cool’ and we used a lot of different swimwear brands and the Model Co range. It was focusing on their tanning products, and I’ve always used the products so I was stoked to be apart of it. It was a great time and great experience. They are becoming much more affordable and continue to build their reputation. In the past they’ve used people like Elle McPherson, so I was stoked to be apart of the project.

Any Summer beauty secrets?
I love to be in the sun, so definetly wear sunscreen, keep hydrated, eat healthy and a nice balance of partying and down time. You’ve got to have fun though because when you smile it really comes through!

Do you have any favourite Australian labels that fill your wardrobe?
I’m never really too picky with anything actually, if I see something I like I’ll grab it, but I also have a bit of a fear with shops, which is a pretty strange phobea of mine. With Instagram I get gifted a few things which is great, and I also make a lot of my own stuff too which adds a bit of personal touch.

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What would we find playing on your ipod?
Always Neil Young! I love Fleetwood Mac, Rufus, Flight Facilities, just a bit of a random mix, but I love all the old school music.

Do you have any trips coming up?
I should be in LA from January onwards for a few months, but I’d love to set up a bit of a base there and hoefully then pursue a bit more of my acting dream. So I’ll enjoy Summer here in Australia and then head over chasing the dream! I’ve worked over there before, so it will be good to head back! Perhaps even hit Coachella.

Apart from being infront of the camera, What else will we catch you getting up to?
I love spending a heap of free time with my rooster, his name is Red. I actually also love making my own ‘David Attonbrough style documentaries out in the bush. As long as I am outside I can keep entertained pretty easily! I have also been working on some childrens books, based in my little fairyland I had when I was a child, so stay tuned!

Favourite place in Bondi?
I love to go to North bondi fish for a yum lunch, but BBQ’s at peoples houses are pretty damn good too! A few of my friends own some bars so we hang out a little bit there too.

You’ve also lived over in Bali, can you tell us how long you were over there and why you were there.
I hadn’t been there sine I was 16 and then I went on a holiday with mum just for 2 weeks and had no idea people were living and working there form all other countries! I all of a sudden though, wiat, I could do this! So I went back for a month on my own, and then a villa came up right nextr door to where we were staying and I just took it. I told my mum and she was like WHAT. Although it seems like a while ago, I will always remember it as having the best time, we were in Canguu and I also really can’t wait to get back there. I worked and met so many great friends there so it defiantly holds a special place in my heart. On the modelling side, we were always shooting in epic locations by the beach or in super nice villa’s which was amazing!

Be sure to stay tuned for more stories from Elle Morris, right here on The Lens!