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13 . 02 . 20

MEET OUR LATEST NV GIRL MEGAN MACKENZIE

Born and bred in the US, this Queen is currently beaching it up in Sydney, living her dream of being an international model! Effortlessly cool and an absolute dream to work with, get to know Megan Mackenzie, the latest gal to bring our Nakedvice pieces to life!

 

HOMETOWN?

Scottsdale, Arizona

Currently residing in Sydney, Australia

STAR SIGN?

Sagittarius

TYPICAL DAY IN YOUR LIFE?

First thing in the morning, I love coming down my stairs to see my two Cavoodles flipping out to see me, best feeling. I give them a cuddle then go skull some coffee. 

Usually I like to get my work out over and done with before the day begins. Either reformer pilates or with a PT. Not every day but most. 

Some days I have photoshoots or castings. 

If not, I am at Watson’s Bay in my home office, probably having another coffee, reading through scripts or other random tasks for a production company called 2Jons I work with based in Melbourne.

At night I have acting classes the first half of the week, so I also fit in studying for that somewhere in there. Otherwise I am having wines with friends, cooking dinner or going out on a date with my boyfriend!

HOW DID YOU GET INTO MODELLING?

I was approached a few times in Arizona and California to sign with agencies when I was around 13/14. I had no idea what that even meant. A family friend, who was an ex-model, talked me into it and after some council, I followed up with one of the agents that kept reaching out.

As soon as I signed, agents from Japan and New York asked if I would take a contract in their markets for 2-3 months each. My parents were very keen on me finishing high school, so I waited for graduation and the morning after I jumped on a plane and have had a full-time modelling career around the world ever since! 

ANY ADVICE FOR ASPIRING MODELS OUT THERE?

If you are looking to get into the industry, I would say make sure your identity doesn’t get lost in what you do or how you look. Your validation should come from within, so love yourself first and know you will need a thick skin at times.

You will get many no’s to the one yes and that’s ok! Often a client won’t book you simply because they wanted a blonde and you're brunette, so make sure not to take rejection too seriously. Not to be cliche but this is the truth… everyone is unique and there is no other ‘you’ than you so never compromise that or stress about looking like the next girl! Embrace who you are, be the healthiest version of yourself, stay humbly confident and that will get you to where you need to be!

HOW DO YOU KEEP FIT & HEALTHY?

I strongly believe that life in general is about moderation, especially with your fitness and diet. I try and work out not only for my physical shape but my mental state. I function so much better after releasing endorphins from a workout compared to days where I don’t.

Four days a week is a great week but if I can’t get around to that many days I will make sure I eat a healthy diet that day. Light meats, lots of veggies, occasional carbs, I listen to my body and what it needs and what it doesn’t.

I also believe that you need to live your life, have a wine, have some pasta on the weekend! Don’t be too hard on yourself, but set goals to keep balanced and accountable as well. 

FAVOURITE TRAVEL DESTINATIONS?

I like to go back to my native soil in the US, mostly the coast of California, NYC, Montauk and of course, Arizona.

Besides visiting home, I love Italy. All of it. 

I’ll also never say no to an exotic island somewhere or an adventure filled holiday.

GO-TO OUTFIT?

I love a good pair of Re/Done or Levi denim shorts or jeans with usually somewhat of a 90’s cut, a plain tee and stacks of gold jewellery (necklaces, bracelets earrings rings etc etc.)

Usually my Chanel boy bag is my first choice and for shoes, my Dior black boots or white sneakers or kitten heels of some kind... I don’t know, I like changing up my shoes all the time! I love eccentric sunnies - coloured lenses, vintage frames, classic Celine's... whichever really, love 'em all. 

YOUR STYLE ICON?

I am more inspired by places I go and era’s over certain style icons. I am pretty multifaceted with my style and it's always evolving but at my core, the Arizona in me is always a 'lil bit rock 'n roll. 

FAVOURITE NAKEDVICE PIECE?

Everything Nakedvice is so fire but if I had to choose, I'm a sucker for boots…

The Fela Boot Harness is pretty badass or The Hendrix Boots!