One on one with Seafolly Campaign winner, Lara Schroeder
Lara Schroeder is the new kid on the WINK block and has an incredible story about how she kickstarted her career. Read about how this beauty won the 2017 Faces of Seafolly Campaign and what this now means for her.
How did you feel when you were announced as the winner of the 2017 Faces of Seafolly Campaign?
At first I couldn’t believe it! I expected a girl who resembles your typical “beach babe” with tanned skin and blonde hair to win; it’s the reason why I feel like I have had difficulty breaking into the modelling industry in Australia. So when a girl with fair skin and dark hair won the FOS competition, it truly gives reason to celebrate for many reasons! Not only does it show that Seafolly is accepting of all girls but it proved that hard work and perseverance pays off. Definitely an unforgettable moment – one to be proud of.
This puts you amongst the likes of Gigi Hadid, Miranda Kerr and Shanina Shaik. What has winning meant for you in terms of your career?
Winning the Faces of Seafolly was such an amazing opportunity that I am incredibly thankful for! Not only was I able to model for an iconic swimwear brand but I also worked with Josie Clough from It’s Now Cool and a few months later I signed with signed with WINK Models!
Why did you want to enter the Faces of Seafolly competition?
From the moment I read what the Seafolly Spirit is and represented, I felt I was destined to enter the FOS competition. I have always used my Instagram platform to spread inspiring and motivating messages that encourage people to embrace their natural beauty, to love and accept others, to be active and real, to not give up on their dreams and just enjoy life. Learning about what the Seafolly Spirit is, I felt as though I have always been a Seafolly Girl at heart.