Meet the fresh face of Sonsee, Kate Wasley
At just 23 years old, it-girl Kate Wasley has fit a lot into her young life. Growing up in Perth, WA, the last few years have seen her taking the modelling world by storm, working with big brands including the likes of Lorna Jane, Frank Body and ASOS.
And we’ll let you in on a little secret – prepare to see a lot more of Kate around here. She is the star in our latest photo shoot and the fresh new face of Sonsee joining the beautiful Jennifer Atilemile.
A career in modelling came to Kate as somewhat of a surprise. “I was scrolling through Facebook and saw a competition that said, ‘If you love your curves, apply’, so I thought I’d give it a go,” she recalls.
Not long after, she got a call from Vivien’s in Perth, who were looking to sign her. “I remember thinking, oh God, this has gone way too far!”
And it didn’t stop there. Kate went on to win the competition, becoming the face of Autograph Fashion in 2016, and has since moved from Perth to Sydney to further her modelling career, traveling between home, the UK and US regularly for jobs and opportunities she never believed possible.
Social media – the thing that started it all – remains a big influence for Kate, who looks to Instagram in particular for inspiration in her work and everyday life. “I tend to look at pages that aren’t edited, the ones that don’t Photoshop women’s bodies,” Kate says.
Body image is an issue that hits close to home. Alongside long-term friend and fellow model, Georgia Gibbs, Kate has launched a project called Any Body, which focuses on self-love, inclusivity and acceptance. Any Body celebrates bodies of all shapes and sizes, and works to erase beauty standards and eliminate the unfair and often cruel comparisons that come from society. It’s this project of all of Kate’s achievements that she’s most proud of.
“All the messages we get everyday are so heartwarming,” she says.
We can’t wait to see what she does next.
Fast five with Kate Wasley
What’s your life motto?
Those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.
What’s your go-to brunch spot?
Sydney – Bondi Wholefoods
What’s your favourite podcast?
Gen Y. It explain crimes and what the criminal was thinking.
Describe your ideal Saturday morning.
Definitely sleeping in, driving up the coast to Yelo with my friends and grabbing coffee and brunch.