Good morning everyone! Last but not least, we hear from the beautiful Bec Davey today, the last of our finalist interviews. So without further ado…
Hi Bec! Why don’t you tell our readers all about yourself?
My name is Rebecca Davey – but everyone calls me Bec – I’m 18, I’m from Tasmania and I bar tend at a golf club. I love having fun with my friends and dancing, and for that we need a good supportive bra!
Too right we do! What dress size do you wear?
I’m a size 10 in dresses.
It’s strange that people still thing that their bra size has to match their clothing size, which isn’t often the case, especially with cup sizes. What size do you wear, and were you refitted at the shoot? We have a bad habit of sending people away from the shoots with a new bra size!
Before the competition I was wearing a 12e and in my photos I was wearing a 12DD, which was way too small! I got refitted at the shoot though, in Curvy Kate, and I’m a 10G/GG.
The same size as me! That’s quite a jump in sizes as well! Why did you decide to enter Star in a Bra?
My Mum reads Take 5 magazine every week, and she saw the competition and thought I should enter, although she forgot to tell me about it until the last week so I nearly ran out of time! At first I was thinking “yeah, this sounds great” but then I read the article and realised it had to be in my underwear! I thought about it again and again – I wasn’t so sure that I wanted pictures of myself in my underwear on Facebook etc, but I thought I’d give it ago, knowing that if I didn’t make the top 20 then no one would see my pictures any way! After I got through to the top 20 and then final 5 I felt so proud of myself for stepping out of my comfort zone and putting myself out there.
Good for you Bec, it can’t have been an easy decision but I bet you’re glad you did in the end! How does it feel to be part of the final 5?
It’s an unimaginable feeling! I’m so grateful to everyone who supported and voted for me.
How did you feel when you found out you’d made it through? It must have taken a while to sink in!
I was actually on holiday in Brisbane when I found out I was in the top 5 I was overwhelmed and ecstatic – I was smiling all day!
Well that was a holiday bonus! How have your loved ones reacted to the good news?
My family and friends have been great about it, very supportive. They’ve all encouraged me to give it a shot and and are so happy for me getting through.
That’s really lovely to hear, it’s so important to have support from those around you. Tell us all about the photo shoot, I was so sad I couldn’t be there!
I arrived at the photo shoot after only one hours sleep and a plane ride with butterflies in my stomach! I met all the girls and they were lovely. We were given food and drinks but I was way to nervous too eat much so I stuck to eating strawberries and grapes so I didnt bloat myself aswell! I was the last to have photos taken so by the time it was my turn I was a lot more relaxed.
You really must have been nervous! It must be terrifying, I couldn’t do it. But it sounds like your nerves eventually went away. How did you feel before and after the shoot?
As I said before I was nervous to get my gear off and pose infront of the camera. Everyone was so nice and made me feel relaxed. After the shoot I was so comfortable and wasn’t worried anymore at all!
That’s great to hear. I think everyone starts off being really nervous and scared but by the end of it, it’s hard to tear you all away from the camera! For you, what was the best part of the shoot?
Being photographed, and being made to feel like a super model. Oh, and getting a free set of lingerie of course!
Everyone loves a freebie! And the worst?
Having people trying to film you with no make-up on!
Well I’m sure you don’t need the make-up but I’d be exactly the same! Do you have a favourite Curvy Kate set?
I love the Thrill Me and Tease Me.
The Showgirl range seem to be a real hit with you Australian lovelies! I’m the same though, I’d be hard pushed to pick between a favourite between the two as well. What do you love about Curvy Kate?
I love that they cater for the bigger breasted woman! There’s only a few lines out there that do but I can never find a bra that has a cup size big enough with a small enough sized band. And the fact that Curvy Kate’s bras are pretty! Who said we can’t have larger bras that are pretty? I love that curvy Kate use healthy looking models that the everyday women can relate to.
You sound like a Curvy Kate girl already! Have you learned anything from the competition so far?
I’ve gained alot of confidence! I have also learned to be happy with your body and to love our beautiful curves.
Well said Bec. Now as you know this is the first year Star in a Bra has been in Australia, and hopefully it won’t be the last. Do you have any words of wisdom for anyone considering entering next year?
Do not hesitate – it is an amazing opportunity girls! Trust me, you will kick yourself later if you dont have a go!
What would be the best part of winning the competition?
A trip to London! I could never imagine I would be able to go to London before, let alone model there and now it may be just around the corner! And the modeling contract – what an opportunity! And I’m defiantly not complaining about the years supply of lingerie either…
Well who would?! My underwear drawer is looking a bit bare, maybe I should consider entering…as a curvy girl, what do you think are the pros and cons of having such a figure?
Growing up you get bagged out for being curvy, but as you get older, you find thinner girls would kill to have curves so you learn to embrace them and show them off. Curves help to fill out dresses a lot better too.
That’s very true, I think it’s all about learning to accept your body for what it is. It seems people can struggle with this, and the curvy vs. skinny debate seems to rage on as a result, what’s your take on it all?
Society is so obsessed with size! Your either too short, tall, skinny, big etc they’re never ever happy. The top 20 got bagged out for being “too skinny”; that’s the first time in my life I’ve been told I’m too skinny! I’m too “fat” and “short” to be a “normal runway model” but “too skinny” to be a “plus size model”. But being a curvy model suits me just fine.
I think you’re right, it shouldn’t matter whether we’re ‘too’ this or ‘too’ that, it shouldn’t be an issue. Last question Bec – why do you think you should win this years Star in a Bra?
This is a hard question to answer! I think I should win because I’d love to start a modeling career and this would be an amazing opportunity for me. I think I’d represent the brand well and I am proud to wear Curvy Kate!
Good luck Bec!
And that’s that – our top 5 finalists have all been interviewed, the pictures are up, Take 5 magazine is up, there’s nothing left but for you to get voting! We hope you enjoyed the interviews, I want to thank the girls for being brilliant at answering my huge list of questions as part of their curvy campaign to be this years Star in a Bra.
To vote for Bec, follow this link.
And to see all our contestants, head on over to the Curvy Kate Facebook page for everything on this years competition.