Flowing With Positivity, Ruby Wilson Is Inspiring.
Winner of the Danielle Cleary Events Model Host Search 2018 in Canberra, Ruby Wilson is a competitive cyclist, a university student and an inspiration to the next generation of women chasing their dreams.
Ruby is a motivated, committed & confident young talent. She has a great smile, healthy look, loads of confidence. She has just worked her ass off & gained a 12-month mentorship, including ‘on the job’ flexible learning experience & exposure to industry professionals in a creative & encouraging environment.
Ruby had the honour of competing with finalists; Lucy Cameron, Kody Leigh Hirst, Nicole Collins, Teagan Pateman, and Tyler Katee. All of whom, are now considered new friends.
Where did the journey begin?
My first modelling job was FASHFEST in Canberra last year, for those who don’t know, FASHFEST is Canberra’s celebration of local and many Australian designers and creatives , I was very lucky to have made it through the auditions and have the opportunity to walk in 5 shows, all for amazingly talented unique designers. After FASHFEST I decided that I really enjoyed the experience and wanted to pursue modelling further.
How much work does it take to get to where you are now?
I love the famous quote, “do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life”, and getting into modelling is something I have really enjoyed so far, so I don’t see it as “work” as such- its more something that I am lucky enough to have the opportunity to do. Of course, there is always the personal development side of any work or role and I am always seeking new opportunities to better myself and build on my skills and knowledge.
What does it mean to be a DCE model host 2018?
I am so proud to be a part of DCE this year, being a model host not only means that I get to work with some great people, but I can hopefully use the exposure and experience not to only better my skills and knowledge in the industry, but to help others as well. I hope to use the exposure from DCE in a positive way to inspire people to chase their goals
What do you love about the role?
So far, I have really loved the opportunities I have had and the connections I have made. I have been able to branch out and make connections with so many wonderful creatives and learn so much from every one of them! I have been really lucky with the opportunities I have had thanks to DCE.
What is your highlight and why?
My highlight of being the DCE model host for 2018 so far would be the process of the competition. Throughout all of the exciting stages I had the opportunity to meet and work with so many great creatives including Carryn Jack, Deejay Jukic from We Are Found, Billie and Co, Momento Dezigns, Dove MUA, Red Photography and of course Lucy from Lucy Laurita!
The competition itself didn’t feel like a competition as all of the other contestants were so lovely and by the end of it we were all great friends and personally, I was happy for anyone of us to win!
What is your must-have beauty product and why?
That’s easy! A good coffee body scrub. I use Frank Body and I am an absolute fan! There’s nothing better than after a long week scrubbing down and enjoying your new skin for a fresh week. I am forever in love!
What would people be surprised to know about you?
Not too many people know about my cycling, for a few years now I have been racing at a competitive level for cross country and road disciplines. Unfortunately this year I had to make a decision between racing and Uni but I still enjoy training and riding for the enjoyment. I am also very involved in encouraging other women to get involved with the sport, currently, it is a pretty male-dominated Sport but slowly there are more and more women getting involved which is exciting to see.
Who is your role model and why?
Being a strong advocate for self-love and well-being, Steph Claire Smith and Laura Henshaw are huge role models. They are both full time models, study and are strong advocates for women’s physical and mental well- being as well as self-love. They both have inspired me to work for my goals and they have amazing tips on juggling a busy schedule, which has helped me stay motivated and focused on all of my commitments.
So what’s next for Ruby Wilson?
At the moment, my goals are mainly staying on top of completing my bachelor of medical radiation science degree. I put 100% into anything I commit myself to, whether it be modelling, an exam or cycling. I really hope to work in modelling alongside my Uni work, and then hopefully spend some time overseas for a while once I graduate to pursue both modelling and cycling.
Competition event partners
A Stylish Moment, Babich Wines, Bethany Larsen, Billie&Co, Brassy Hotel, Brittney Croker, BYS Cosmetics ,Carryn Jack Model + Mentor, Dak & Co, Devojka Models, Doma Group/Doma Hotels, Dove MUA ,DJ Feraude, Focus Cosmetic, Medicine Katrin, Boden MUA, Jimmy Logue Media, Lucy Laurita Designs, Lorna Munro, Ministry Menswear, Momento Dezigns FROCKAHOLICS.COM, Oath & Stone Designs, Oralux Dental, PIP & LOU, The Canberra Dessert Designer, Event Images captured by Red Photography @ericredphotography Stephanies’s Boutique Lingerie, Les Perles de Simone Pérèle, The fashion vault ,Browlab, Tina Nikolovski Photographer ,The Beautique by Jessica Peris, We Are Found & We are found Active. Images
Images suppled by DCE & Ruby Wilson