Growing up, Kymberlee Street has always been fascinated by the modelling world. She initially got her foot in the modelling industry when she was scouted by an agent back in 2017. From there she entered her first beauty pageant and she ended up getting crowned Miss Philippines Australia 2017. This win took her on a journey of self-development and boosted her confidence, opening up many doors and opportunities in the industry. She began doing more runways and photoshoots and continued to work hard and push herself out there, appreciating every moment.
Model & Mode Magazine recently caught up with Royalle Modelling’s Kymberlee to discuss her journey in the modelling industry and here’s what went down:
What do you like most about being a model?
Getting the opportunity to meet and work with like-minded and talented people, creating exciting, creative, and beautiful content is what I love most about the industry. Getting in front of the camera and just doing my thing, having fun with it, expressing myself in different ways, and making visions come to life.
The downside to being a model?
Unpredictability. Not knowing when you may land your next job may be a bit worrying and risky at times. But at the same time, the excitement of having a new week every week is like an adventure and you never know what will come next!
What has been the most memorable experience of being in the modelling industry so far?
Having the opportunity to travel to Malaysia in 2019 to compete in a model reality tv show called Miss Pink Lady Asia! This was such an amazing and exciting experience and something I will remember for the rest of my life. Similar to the next top model, each day we had different photoshoots and challenges that tested my skills and abilities. I learned so much, gained insights, and met some incredible people.
Who have been the most interesting people you’ve met so far?
From photographers to makeup artists, stylists, brand owners, and other models. I have met and crossed paths with so many people along the way. I have met some of my closest friends in the industry and have met people who I had admired and looked up to. With a genuine interest in learning from others, hearing their stories and experiences, and listening to the advice is something I really value.
What has been the most valuable lesson you’ve learned while in the modelling industry. This can be about the industry or about yourself.
To know your self-worth, understanding your strengths and insecurities, keep humble, and staying true to yourself. The modelling industry is not as glamorous as it may seem. People don’t realise what goes on behind the scenes, and the amount of work and effort to get ‘that shot’. There will be people who don’t support and you will not get every job you apply for. But the ability to take on everything with a positive and open mind will allow you to constantly grow and succeed as an individual.
Is your family supportive of you being a model?
I am very fortunate that my family does support me through not only being a model but with all that I do. Their constant love and encouragement push me each day to follow my passion and continue to reach my goals.
If you could go back in a time machine to the time when you were just getting started, what would you do differently?
I don’t think I would want to change anything or do something different because that would change the present and I wouldn’t be who or where I am today. All the wonderful experiences, setbacks, and opportunities have shaped me to be the person I am, proud of all my achievements.
What is the best advice you have ever been given?
Don’t sweat the small stuff and never give up.
What are your future plans? Inside your career or out of it.
Whilst modelling, I am determined to finish my Bachelor in Accounting and Finance. I have also just launched my own skincare range (Defence Skincare) in September and will be heavily focusing on this new business venture. I am a lover of travel and would love to explore the world and do some work overseas.