Stephanie Joy Field, center, of Sydney, Australia, rehearses before the Prabal Gurung Spring 2015 collection show on Sept. 6 during Fashion Week in New York.
Field, 19, who has only been modeling since January, was actually scouted in Australia at age 13 but decided to finish high school before beginning her career. Although her family remains back in Sydney, being homesick isn’t a problem for her. “I went to boarding school, so I’m kind of used to not being at home.” One aspect of modeling that does challenge her, however, is the constant scrutiny. “You always have to be…on show, and, like, presenting yourself right,” she explains, “because…everyone’s always watching you.” One thing she appreciates about modeling, though, is the people. “I love meeting…amazing people, and working with, like, some really amazing clients,” she says, adding, “and you get to have lots of fun while doing it.”
Field plans to study university level law and psychology by correspondence next year, with an eye towards her life outside of the fashion industry. “I’m just gonna see what happens with the modeling, and I’ll have a fall-back if it doesn’t come through.”