Famous for her modeling work for Calvin Klein and Dolce & Gabbana, she is also notable as the first New Zealand-born Victoria's Secret model.
She started modeling in her mid teens and won the 2009 Miss Teen Manawatu pageant title.
At different points in her career, she was managed by Clyne, Viva, and DNA Models.
A native of Palmerston North, New Zealand, she later lived and worked in Paris and New York City. She belongs to a family of Maori heritage.
She and Teresa Moore are both well known New Zealand-born models.