Meet the Models — Gabby Westbrook-Patrick
Gabby is 16 and likes maths and Rihanna.
It’s kind of depressing that Gabby Westbrook-Patrick is more of a woman than I’ll ever be, and that she is many years my junior. She is insane looking. Like, insane-beautiful, not insane-crazy. I caught up with her at the MBFWA casting we held with our contributors Mark Vassallo and Yimmy Yayo and tried to bond with her over liking Rihanna.
Ingrid Kesa: How old are you?
Does that mean you’re in year 10 at school?
Are you from Sydney?
I was born in New Zealand but I’ve lived in Sydney since I was three so I’m practically Australian.
Where abouts in Sydney do you live?
Paddington; just around the corner.
Is this your first time walking at Fashion Week?
That’s exciting. Have you walked in any shows before?
Well, I did LIFEwithBIRD this morning, and that was really amazing. The people were so lovely as well.
So it was a good first time?
Yeah, it was really good.
What Australian designers do you like?
I really like Kirrily Johnston’s stuff. I like Bec & Bridge too, they have some cool things for my age as well.
What other jobs have you been doing lately?
I did an editorial for Black Rainbow which is a French magazine, and I did some stuff for Dion Lee and then a Mink Pink campaign.
Is it hard to juggle modeling with school?
Yeah, it’s really hard to balance everything.
Are your teachers cool with it?
Yeah, my school’s pretty flexible but it is hard to manage everything especially going into year 12 at the end of this year.
Do you know what subjects you’re going to do?
I’m going to do French, economics, English obviously, 2 unit maths, and bio.
What’s a band that you really like at the moment?
I like Rihanna.
I like festival music as well.