#1839 Emily Baker is scared of nothing, because she’s a Kiwi

Emily Baker for Vogue China. Photo: tfs

Another day, another win for upwardly mobile Kiwi model Emily Baker. The 17 year old upstart was profiled on New York Magazine’s The Cut this morning, and, proving she hasn’t let success go to her head, she took the opportunity to thank her family straight off the bat, and kept tight-lipped about upcoming campaigns..

On her parents: “I really needed their support to help me get through [fashion month]. Without them I don’t think I could have done it.”

On her childhood: “I was [a] pretty quiet kid. I loved the beach and fishing.

On the problem with being so in demand: “There is absolutely no time to sleep.”

On what she’s been doing post-fashion week: “I shot for Chinese Vogue with Daniel Jackson which just came out… Everything else, you’ll have to wait and see.”

On maintaining the model physique: “It is an effort, of course, but it is a part of the job of being a model. I live quite central to everything in New York: healthy markets and great restaurants. Living by the gym is quite convenient, too. But I don’t have an extreme diet or anything. I just drink plenty of water and eat healthy with tons of vegetables and fruits.”

On what scares her: “Nothing, I’m a kiwi!”

On what inspires her: “My past mistakes are my greatest inspiration. Each time I’m reminded of them, I am driven to improve. There is nothing more inspiring than knowing you have a second chance at something.”

And on life: “Life is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets, so love the people who treat you right and forget about the ones who don’t! Also, I believe that everything happens for a reason, so if you get a chance, take it. If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said that it was going to be easy; they just promised it would be worth it.”



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  1. oldgirl says

    a god role model for young women who want to model, to many just do not get how it can be to stay in shape, keep a clear head, and treat it as a business 

  2. henson says

    nice interview, great honest answers. She seems like a lovely girl destined for even more success. Other models need to take note:)

  3. Amy says

    Thanks for the post Isaac!  Emily Baker and Zippora Seven are the 2 stand out NZ models for me.+ I think it’s amazing how she can pass for a 27 year old in these pics?

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