Rocky girl makes world stage
SHE'S mingled with superstars, travelled solo overseas, and she is still only 17.
Rockhampton girl Lydia Hunt has burst onto the modelling scene since graduating from The Cathedral College last year.
The gorgeous teen shot the campaign for Burberry's Blue Label and modelled for Ginza and Spur magazines in Tokyo, along with modelling stints in Paris and Osaka.
While at a Paris Fashion Week party Lydia confidently mingled with musicians Katy Perry and Kanye West.
Lydia even went on a date with a member of popular indie rock band The Kooks - but she isn't telling who.
It's been a whirlwind few months for the rising star of Brisbane-based Vivien's Model Management agency.
So she was grateful to take a short break and catch up with friends and family over the past fortnight.
"I didn't tell my mum I was coming home," Lydia said. "I was shaking when I saw her."
The down-to-earth teen said she loved seeing her family and friends, who were all eager to hear about her international adventures.
"I really fell in love with Paris," Lydia said. "And the first time I saw snow was in Japan."
Despite her age, Lydia has been able to handle herself in the tough world of modelling.
"I don't think I expected to be travelling so much," she said. "But I'm not really nervous anymore."
Lydia also had some wise words for aspiring models.
"Don't give up, you'll always be criticised so don't take it too much to heart," she said.
Her next stop will be Sydney for fashion week before hitting the global circuit again in May.
"I'll possibly go to New Zealand for a couple of weeks, then Asia, Paris or London," Lydia said.