She’s one of those people who even if you love her (like I do), you hate her a little too. She’s just so…. perfect. Last time I had the pleasure of catching up with Alexandra Knight, it was a rainy day in Melbourne. The sky was grey, the streets were flooding, I was slightly hungover looking like shit and there she was…. bringing life to the expression ‘Like a breath of fresh air’.
I sat across from her at Oscar Cooper café in Prahran watching as she spoke about her family, her career, her jetset life and how her make up bag is “never unpacked” as she travels all over the world working her toned butt off. If you’re ever lucky enough to meet Alex in person you’ll soon see she’s talkative, passionate, and one of those rare people who has the ability to capture a room not just with her looks, but her personality as well. I’ve known her for a few years so you would think I’d be immune to her charms by now, but still I find myself staring at her thinking wouldn’t life be so easy if looked like that……
* Big sigh * and back to reality……..
Alex currently lives in New York with her ridiculously handsome and equally high achieving boyfriend Nick Stone, owner of NYC café’s Bluestone Lane, but more about him later. She was born and raised in bayside Melbourne, the third of four genetically blessed children. After her dream career on the running track was cut short due to injury she turned to modelling, the natural progression when you look like Alex does. She even has one of ‘those’ stories, getting her big break when she was discovered on the tube in London by an assistant of Mario Testino.
Alex has gone on to work for some of the biggest fashion houses in the world including Prada, Versace, Giorgio Armani, Dior, Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Lanvin and Chopard. She has been the face of True & Co Lingerie, and with those boobs believe me, no one’s looking at her face! She’s graced the catwalks of London, Paris and New York Fashion Weeks and been featured in magazines worldwide including Marie Claire, Elle and Grazia.
While working constantly and travelling all over the world the past few years, she somehow also managed to get herself a Bachelor of Biomedical Science and a Certificate in Integrative Nutrition. Also, she’s studying to become a pilates teacher. Overachiever much?! Oh and one more thing, last weekend she ran the New York Marathon. Sometimes I have to wonder if this girl gets more hours in a day than I do?
Keep an eye out for big things to come from this one! You can also follow her on Instagram @alexkateknight