Abbey Lee Kershaw is an Australian Supermodel, and was born in Melbourne, Australia on June 12, 1987. She is currently ranked No. 5 on the Top 50 Models Women list by models.com and is also ranked 21st on the Top Money Girls list, also by models.com. She was first discovered when she won the prestigious Australian Girlfriend Model Search in 2004. After high school she moved to Sydney to begin modelling and got scouted by Chic Management's Kathy Ward, the model scout that also discovered many big-name Australian models such as Miranda Kerr and Samantha Harris, and within weeks Miss Kershaw was signed with Chic Management and ready for the runway!
In 2007, Abbey signed with Next Management and by March had moved to the Big City, and by December 11 of the same year, models.com named her the 'Next Superstar'. From there, Abbey's career boomed. At New York Fashion Week she turned heads with her Lauren Hutton-esqu gap tooth and her pierced nose. She somehow managed to walk in a staggering total of 29 shows, walking for designers such as Oscar de la Renta, Halston and notably for Rodarte. She was one of the fresh faces to land in one of the fourteen covers of V magazine Fall issue, with others including Anna Selezneva and Eniko Mihalik. Each cover boasted a head shot of a famous model, either from the new parade or the current crowd, such as Lara Stone, Natasha Poly and Agyness Deyn.
Miss Kershaw has emerged as the hottest face of 2010, heavily in demand for campaigns, shoots and shows. She was featured in the 2010 and 2011 Pirelli Calendar. In March 2010, it was announced that she would be the face of Chanel's Fall/Winter ready-to-wear campaign, news which came after she closed the Chanel Spring 2010 couture show and opened the Chanel Fall/Winter 2010/2011 ready-to-wear show. V Magazine's 'The Discovery Issue' crowned Abbey Lee as the new supermodel, declaring that even though Abbey has been rising through the ranks for years, last season, and probably this season, belong to her.
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