Meet Esther, our Model Search Winner for 2017! We recently took some time to get to know her, read below to find out all about this natural beauty.
Tell us a bit about yourself
My name is Esther Vis I’m 21 and from Western Australia. I grew up in a country town in the south west called Bridgetown, but have lived in the city for the past 4 years. My passion is photography and modelling, I am currently in the process of turning that passion into a career.
3 words to describe yourself
Creative, adventurous, loyal
Where did it all start?
So since I can remember I have wanted to do modelling. When I was in my young teens and living in the country my mum took me up to an agency in Perth they said I was too young at the time and they would like me come back in a few years. I moved to Perth when I was 17 and re visited these agents but unfortunately I wasn’t suited to their agencies. This was quite a frustrating time for me as I wasn’t where I knew I wanted to be.
In 2014 I finally joined an agency and gained some great experience with them for a couple of years.
What are your favourite hobbies/things to do in your spare time?
I love making lino prints, which is the process of designing and carving an image onto lino and then printing it onto various media types, such as over photos, onto clothing etc. I also love to keep myself inspired for my photography so I am regularly creating mood boards for future shoots.
If I’m not doing something creative in my spare time I’ll usually be at the beach or hanging out with my family and friends.
Some of your favorite foods?
Favourite foods hmmm…..everything?
I am definitely into my pasta and I love a good pizza. I enjoy so many different types of food.
Chocolate… when I start I can’t really stop.
Favourite travel destinations
This is a hard question I have been to so many places that are special in many different ways.
I would have to say one of my favourite places would be Taos in New Mexico. New Mexico is a small town with so much history, such as the Pueblo which is a Native American community that has been inhabited for over 1000 years. This place really captured my heart.
New York Apartment
New York is amazing and everything we hoped it would be. My boyfriend and I just didn’t stop eating, drinking and partying the whole time!
Santorini is breath taking, I remember sitting on top of the house we were staying in with 100s of people standing in the small streets and alleyways watching the sunset and when the sun went behind the ocean everyone was cheering and clapping.
Bali I think will always just feel like a second home. I have been travelling there since I was a young child. The people, the scenery, the food, the beautiful architecture and culture forever inspires me.
Our own backyard! Australia truly is such a special and pristine wonder of the world! I think travelling to so many destinations really has made me appreciate this wonderful place we get to call home. Karijini I think would have to be my most favourite place of all.
Go back to America and visit places we missed out on last time.
What is something you are passionate about/loving at the moment?
I have always been passionate about nature and the environment. I love being outdoors and exploring. I think if I didn’t live near the beach in the city I would go crazy!
Do you have any tips or messages for girls aspiring to make their dreams come true?
I really think persistence is the key. If your dream is constantly on your mind like modelling has been for me you just have to keep pushing yourself in that direction and try to do something each day to get you one step closer to your goal.
Where do you want to see your modelling career go in the next few years?
I would love to see it grow into a full time and busy career.
What does it mean to be the winner and next face of the Ete Swimwear campaign?
To have the opportunity to be part of a team where people have envisioned and worked passionately to create a great label is awesome! Now getting to take that vision further and help turn it into a reality is very exciting! I can’t wait!
For more, read What I've learnt about following my dreams by Matilda Djerf.