It’s the last interview for this Star in a Bra comp (boo hoo!) but thankfully we’ve gotten to know some gorgeous curvy ladies a little bit better in the process.
There’s not too much longer to wait before we have our winner, so without further ado, let’s catch up with stunning Carley Austin.
Hi Carley – can we just say how amazingly patriotic you look in the cherry Gia? You look gorge! Even though we found out the basics from your top twenty interview, we’d like to know more! Please could you tell us a little more about you?
Hi everyone! I’m Carley and i am 18 years old, from Sydney. I am currently a high school student completing year 12 (only 4 more weeks until Graduation, yay!) My favourite hobbies are singing, dancing, playing guitar and going to the beach. I have a passion for music, and I have been in a four part vocal girl group called ‘Victoria Avenue’ for over 4 years. We have recorded with professionals performed in front of celebrities! I am hoping to attend university next year to start a degree in media. My ambition in life is to have a successful career in doing what i love which is to be a part of either the media or entertainment industry.
What sizes do you usually wear when it comes to lingerie? Were you refitted at the shoot?
Until the Curvy Kate competition, i thought i was around a 10F. I was completely wrong! The lovely ladies at the shoot then fitted me for an 8GG! it felt a lot more comfortable- What a difference!
Why did you decide to enter?
I thought i should give it a shot as i saw it was a fantastic opportunity and it would be a lot of fun! And boy was i right! I also wanted to send a message out to all the curvy ladies out there to present that you should be proud of your curves and you shouldn’t hide them!
How does it feel to be in the top ten? How have your loved ones reacted?
I was so surprised! I couldn’t believe that i had been chosen out of the hundreds of woman in Australia who had entered! It was extremely exciting. My family were excited for me too and they have been supporting me all the way! Especially my mum, she is very proud of me!
How did you feel before and after the shoot?
I was very nervous before the shoot! Especially because i was the first girl to arrive! However when I got there, all of the ladies and the photographers were so lovely and they looked after me, so i was fine. I was still nervous as they were doing my makeup; trying to think of how i am going to model, what poses i should do when i have never done it before! However when i began the shoot i felt a lot more comfortable, they guided me through it and it was so much fun!
The best part was meeting everyone. All of us girls got along really well and it was nice to chat to everyone! The worst part could only be the fact that it was FREEZING while doing the shoot, the fan which was used to add movement to our hair made us shiver!!
Do you struggle to find clothing and lingerie to fit your curves?
I do find it a struggle, especially for simple things… Woman’s essentials like contoured bras, strapless bras and bikinis. It is really hard to find a good fit which will support you and feel comfortable at the same time. Also, it is very hard to find pretty lingerie for bigger busts as they are usually all plain colours. Curvy Kate offers these to woman which is another reason why i would be honoured to represent this fantastic brand!
Do you have any favourite Curvy Kate sets?
I am in love with the Curvy Kate Entice Set! It’s hot!
What do you think defines a Curvy Kate girl?
A fun, confident and outgoing girl with a positive attitude who is proud to show off their curves!
Do you have any advice for people thinking of entering next year?
I strongly advise to just go for it! You never know what may happen. I didn’t think of getting into the top 20, let alone the top 5 when i first entered, but i did! And it has been the most amazing experience! Make sure you let all of your family and friends know so the will support you along the way. Do not hesitate to enter, if you are proud of your curves, go for it !!
What would be the best part of winning?
I think the best part of winning would be travelling to London for the photo shoots! It would be such an adventure and a wonderful experience!!
Why do you think you should win?
If I was chosen to be a representative for Curvy Kate, i would aim to set a good example and inspire other woman to help them realise that having your own, unique curves, are lucky assets to have!
To vote for your WINNER, head on over to the Curvy Kate Australia Facebook page and click the ‘Vote Now’ tab.