we speak with shanaya king - part time model / part time cop!
what’s your heritage?
my mum is aboriginal / mauritian & my dad is european / australian.
how did you get into modelling?
I’ve always had an interest in modelling. I was scouted by Country Girl Management in 2017, where they taught me about the modelling industry. I was lucky enough to be selected for their national final in Queensland. When I returned to Western Australia, I met with Chadwick Models Perth and I was lucky enough to sign with them.
you’re also a police offer - how did you decide on this career?
When I was younger, all I wanted to do was make a difference and to help the community. I was never interested in going to university and I wanted a job that kept me on my toes, that’s why I decided to become a Police Officer. modelling is a nice balance because I love getting dressed up in my spare time!
3 key mantras to live by?
- create a life you can be proud of
- life doesn’t become easier you just get stronger
- never stop doing your best just because someone doesn’t give you credit.
we loved having you in the studio, what was your favourite style from our new collection?
My favourite style from the new collection would have to be the ‘Messina Mule’ white croc!! I absolutely love this shoe, the detail is so beautiful and it’s such an elegant shoe to wear with anything.
thanks shanaya! xx