Photographer Jodi Melody approached Kaylee Mant when she was shopping to see if she could do some modelling for her. Melody then sent the imagery to Kirsty Bunny Management where Mant was then signed. Walking for Dmonic Intent last year at NZFW has been Mant's biggest achievement for her first year of modelling.

Mant is in her final year at Victoria University studying HR, Management and International Business. She plans to enjoy her final months in the capital before heading into the corporate world. Growing up Mant looked up to Chloe Sevigny because of her style. "Nowadays the people who inspire me are my own friends and family who are doing amazing things with their lives," Mant explained. Seeing new talent at the Graduate Show is what Mant is looking forward to the most for NZFW this year.