Alice Zhou at Bintang Models

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Signed to Bintang Models six months ago, Alice Zhou had started training with another modelling agency in China when she was 14-years-old. “I have had quite a range of experiences within the industry since I was little,” said Zhou. The stylist who discovered Zhou recommended she got in touch with Bintang because it was a culturally diverse agency that is very responsible for their model’s development. “I knew they were the agency for me.”

Now 19-years-old, Zhou’s family have strongly supported her to become a model. Her biggest achievement to date was working with Karen Walker for her latest campaign and walking for Zambesi’s SS18 collection. “Elizabeth was incredibly down to Earth; it was an amazing experience.” As for this New Zealand Fashion Week, Zhou is excited to be involved. “Honestly, I would be honoured to walk for any of the designers showing this year. I would love to learn more about the scene here in Auckland.”

Zhou is looking to establish herself in New Zealand before venturing out and joining international agencies. Aside from modelling, Zhou is a talented lady - “Call me crazy, but I am currently studying at the University of Auckland majoring in Finance and Supply Chain Management while managing my modelling career.” Zhou also loves art and painting and is bilingual, with a wealth of understanding of both Western and Eastern cultures, which she would like to merge in some creative way.