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:: Spotlight :: Model Profile - Candice Elizabeth

By: Carmine Pascuzzi

Candice Elizabeth is a 26 year old glamour/swimwear model originally from Brisbane, Queensland but currently residing in Perth, Western Australia.
Candice only began pursuing modelling through online competitions and social media networking opportunities in 2013. Prior to this, Candice did some modelling for fun when she was studying to be a teacher so that she could get themed shots to apply for acting parts in student films. She loved being in front of the camera but it wasn't until her teaching job ended that she realised teaching was the only thing stopping her from really giving modelling a go, so she went for it!

Q. Did you grow up in your early teens wanting to be a model?

A. Gosh no! I was very self-conscious, shy and had low self-esteem throughout high-school. I was a bit of an ugly duckling and a late bloomer. It was until I started doing bar work that I really came out of my shell and I’m a totally different person to who I was in my teens!

Q. What have you discovered / learnt from the modelling scene?

A. You can’t please everyone! You might take a picture that one person will love and the next person will absolutely slam. Also, people are much more open on the internet and say things that they wouldn't normally say to your face. You need to have a thick skin. Especially given that modelling is purely aesthetic and based on physical appearance. One person’s beautiful is another person’s ugly.

Q. Career highlights to date?

A. Coming Runner-Up in Playboy Miss Social June 2014 (looking to take out the title this month!), getting published (photos and article) in a US magazine a couple of times, with a cover soon to come.

Q. Favourite hobbies?

A. I love going to watch live theatre and live music. Don’t know if you could call that a hobby but I don’t really have time for a regular hobby!

Q. Favourite music?

A. Depends on my mood. I like mostly metal and rock music but also hip/r&b/top 40 stuff to dance to at the clubs.

Q. Favourite films?

A. The Notebook!

Q. What is your fashion sense?

A. It varies widely depending on where I am – for work I love corporate pin-up style outfits like high waisted pencil skirts with cute heels and blouses, so quite feminine. If I’m heading out for the night I love form-fitting bandage dresses that show off my curves with killer heels. My favourite piece of clothing at the moment though is my leather-look pants, they looks awesome with any kind of top – and heels of course!

Q. Beauty tips?

A. To feel instantly sexy, swipe on some red lipstick. Always have a pair of hot neutral heels in your car to instantly dress up any outfit. Oh and don’t forget to floss!

Q. Advice for young girls aspiring to be models?

A. If something looks too good to be true, it probably is. Best to be overly-suspicious of people than overly-trusting as some people will try to take advantage of you. Trust your gut. Also don’t sacrifice your health and well-being in order to look ‘good’.

Q. Do you think a man should treat a woman like he does his car?

A. Not unless the car has auto-pilot and can drive itself! I don’t want a man ‘driving’ me then hiding me away in his garage until he feels the need to take me out and show me off. I can drive myself just fine, thank you very much. Don’t ever treat a woman like a possession.

Q. Favourite place visited?

A. I haven’t done a lot of travel overseas (I am shocking with money and can’t save money!) but I really did enjoy Singapore when I went there for my birthday this year – so much so I’m going again next year. There was an awesome rooftop bar at Marina Bay Sands that my girlfriend and I spent the night at drinking and partying away for my birthday. Was a killer night and such an amazing view over the city!

Q. Do you have a role model/s?

A. Not really, I don’t think it’s healthy to hold another person in such high esteem that you put them on a pedestal. Nobody is perfect.

Q. People you've admired generally?

A. Not off the top of my head!

Q. Are there any issues that you feel strongly about and would like to briefly discuss?

A. With kids joining social networking sites at younger and younger ages, there needs to be more education in place to educate children about the serious consequences that cyber bullying in particular can have – as well as any form of bullying. They also need to know what powers they have to take action if they’re being bullied, who they can go to for help and what is and isn't acceptable behaviour online. I think one of the major issues with dealing with the issue of bullying is that so much of it goes unnoticed.

Q. Future ambitions?

A. As I already mentioned, I’d love to take out the Playboy Miss Social title this month! I’m also super keen to win a competition to be on a Zoo Weekly magazine cover. Would love to get more paid work – published in magazines and for clothing labels etc.

Credits

Published:
Zoo Weekly Australia - November, 2013
Zoo Weekly Australia - June 2014
Chulo Magazine - March 2014
Chulo Magazine - April 2014
Chulo Magazine - June 2014
Bikini Magazine - July 2014

Titles:
Playboy Miss Social - June 2014 Runner-Up
Lingerie-Magazine.com Calendar - Miss June 2015

Measurements:
Height: 5' 3"
Weight: 114 lbs
Bust: 36"
Waist: 24"
Hips: 36"