Currently finishing her degree in design, Ella Murphy loves meeting all the crazy talented people she finds in the New Zealand fashion industry. Scouted in Auckland by Sara Tetro from 62 Models, Ella Murphy was just 13-years-old. Her parents thought she was too young and Murphy found herself being scouted a second time when she was 16-years-old by Katherine Lowe. "I decided to see what it was all about," said Murphy.

Her biggest achievement was a particular month last year when she was picked up for Kate Sylvester's Marr Factory show. That then lead to a New York lookbook shoot and then a last minute call to be in her fashion weekend show. "It was crazy exciting for a newbie Wellington girl! It was my first real taste of the fashion industry," she explained. Murphy is signed with 62 Models in Auckland and KBM in Wellington, but recently met with an overseas scout and hopes a trip to Europe could be in her cards.