Mar 24, 2016 1:04PM

Meet The Models Making Their Runway Debut At MBFWA 2016

Cutie pies.

Meet the gals who are about to tear it up on the runways at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia come May. It is going to be huge: Toni Maticevski is opening the week, Dion Lee returns home, and Oyster faves Romance Was Born, Emma Mulholland and Georgia Alice will all be doing their thing. 

It's true that every year has stand-out model talent, but it's the newbies — walking their first runways ever this year — who you should get to know immediately. Cop their sweet drawing skills and great life goals below.

ZOE
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BELLA
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AYIEDA
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ALANNAH
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ELLIE
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GEORGIA
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ILANA
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JESS
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LUCY
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SABRINA
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RACHEL
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MONIQUE
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OLIVIA
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Name: Olivia-James is my first name!
Nickname: OJ
Star sign: Libra
Where's home? I'm a Kiwi, so New Zealand is always going to be home, but I live in the Northern Beaches of Sydney.
What were/are you most into in High school? I love French, English and Art.
What's the best piece of advice you have ever received? "You are the master of your own destiny."
What are you most excited about at the moment? Im excited for life! Everyday serves as a reason to be excited. Seize the day and live!
What would be your last meal? Probably some masterful creation by the culinary queen herself, my mother!
Describe how you feel about walking at MBFWA in five words: Ecstatic, Grateful, Ambitious, Thrilled, Passionate
What is your idea of utopia? Frolicking in the ocean with Leonardo DiCaprio floating on a lilo next to me while feeding me mango, because grapes are cliché.
If you were Supreme Leader for the world for a day what rules would you implement? I would implement world marriage equality. The ensured protection of all species. I'd make Earth Hour a weekly occurrence and make everyone walk or bike to get places that day, and would shut down petrol stations for the day. I would host a worldwide lottery, the biggest anyone had ever seen and then use the lottery money towards eradicating poverty, hunger and disadvantage that exists within South-East Asia, Africa, and a lot of other third world countries; As it seems people would be more willing to donate money towards the possibility of them becoming a billionaire rather than donate money in an attempt to save lives, so I'd really be playing humanity at its own impulses and behaviour — saving lives and bettering the world while I'm at it!
What do you want to be when you grow up? I want to be completely unique and just a brilliant person. 

Photography: Eddie New 
Hair & Make-up: Diana Djurdjevski @ DLM
Photography Assistants: Nick Ryall & Micaela Mandorff 
Models: Lucy, Ellie, Olivia, Ayieda, Zoe, Sabrina, Monique, Rachel, Jess, Alannah, Ilana, Bella and Georgia @ IMG

Lucy Jones