Famous for her participation in the 2010 season (Cycle 2) of New Zealand's Next Top Model, she is especially notable as the first Maori (indigenous New Zealand) winner of the series. In 2014, she was photographed for Harper's Bazaar Germany and Marie Claire South Africa.
At the start of her career, she signed with the Auckland, New Zealand-based 62 Models agency.
In 2013, she was photographed for the covers of Ellements and Slave magazines.
She spent her youth in Whakatane, New Zealand.
In 2014, she walked the Paris Fashion Week runway for designer Jean Paul Gaultier.