Kelly Gale is a Swedish-Australian model of Indian and Australian heritage. Kelly is known globally for her work for Victoria’s Secret, the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, and Playboy, as well as being featured in the music video of “Duele el Corazón” by Enrique Iglesias.
Born Name Kelly Olivia Gale
Nick Name Kelly
Occupation Fashion / Runway model
Born: May 14, 1995, 23 years and 9 months, Gothenburg, Sweden
Sun Sign Taurus
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Dark Brown
Height 5 ft 9¾ in or 177 cm
Measurements 33-25-34 in or 84-63.5-86 cm
Bra Size 32B
Father – Jeffrey Gale
Mother – Gita Gale
Siblings – She has siblings including a younger brother.
Kelly went to Näsetskolan and Göteborgs Högre Samskola in Gothenburg, Sweden.
She started modeling at 14, so faced bullying in her schools. She changed many schools due to that problem.
She has Indian ethnicity on her mother’s side while she is of Australian descent on her dad’s side.
Gale was born and raised in Gothenburg, Sweden. She also lived in Ghana for four years, and Australia. Her mother, Gita, was born in Pune, India and was adopted by a Swedish family at age 5, her father, Jeff, is a photographer and former footballer from Tatura in Victoria, Australia. She has two younger brothers, Sam and Jamie.
Gale has been involved in sports since an early age. She played soccer with Näsets SK in Gothenburg and tennis since she was seven years old. She attended Näsetskolan and Göteborgs Högre Samskola.
At age 13, she was discovered by a model agent outside a coffee shop in Gothenburg. Initially, Gale’s parents were opposed to her working as a model but she eventually started modeling one year later. One of her first modelling jobs was for H&M.
Gale’s first big fashion show was Chanel in 2012.
In 2013, she was chosen to walk the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show for the first time, she has since walked the show in 2014, 2016 and 2017.
Gale has been in adverts and catalogues of H&M and H-I-G-H. She has walked runways for Azzedine Alaia, Chanel, Monique Lhuillier, Tommy Hilfiger, Band of Outsiders, Narciso Rodriguez, Badgley Mischka, Vivienne Tam, Ralph Lauren, Christopher Kane, Reem Acra, Tom Ford, Jean Paul Gaultier, John Galliano, Academy of Arts, Diane von Fürstenberg, Nanette Lepore, L’Wren Scott, Thomas Tait, Houghton, Rag & Bone and Victoria’s Secret.
She has been featured on the cover of French Revue des Modes, and on editorials of Teen Vogue, Vogue Italia, Elle, Vogue India and Lucky.
In 2016, Gale is the Playboy Playmate of the Month for September 2016.
Gale leads a very healthy lifestyle, paying particular attention to the type of food she eats. She trains for 2–3 hours each day and ramps up the tempo in the weeks prior to the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. Her fitness regime includes power walking, jogging, boxing, and yoga.
Kelly is signed with these modeling agencies –
The Society Management – New York
Elite Model Management – Paris
Elite Model Management – London
Why Not Models – Milan
Elite Model Management – Stockholm
Modellink Model Agency – Stockholm (Mother Agency)
Elite Model Management – Barcelona
Model Management – Hamburg
Unique Model Management – Copenhagen
H&M, H-I-G-H, Polo Ralph Lauren, Bloomingdale’s, and others.
First Fashion Week
She debuted with Haute Couture – Autumn/Winter 2011 fashion show where she walked for Azzedine Alaia.
Being a Victoria’s Secret model, she has worked out under the guidance of boxing champion Michael Olajide, Jr. He has trained numerous VS models like Adriana Lima, Doutzen Kroes, etc.
Besides boxing, she does power walking, jogging, and yoga. Gale exercises for up to 3 hours a day and keeps a check on the type of food she eats.
Her typical day diet plan looks like –
Breakfast – Plain yogurt, sliced apples, homemade grain free muesli, pistachio butter (homemade)
Lunch – Bread, avocado, walnuts, dried figs, and goat cheese
Snack – Raw dark chocolate (Kelly eats 30 grams of dark chocolate almost daily)
Dinner – Chicken breast, asparagus, mushroom, and spinach, topped with parmesan cheese and balsamic vinegar
Loads of water all day.
Kelly before Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show stops eating carbs, sugar (also dark chocolate), dairy, and sodium and increases the duration of her exercises.
Kelly Gale Favorite Things
Food – Nuts, dark chocolate
Kelly Gale Facts
Kelly is a Swedish-Australian model.
Gale has walked in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in 2013, 2014 and 2016.
In 2012, Kelly walked her first big fashion show for Chanel.
Kelly was featured in the Enrique Iglesias’ song Duele el Corazón.
In her childhood, she has played soccer with Swedish-based football club Näsets SK.
Gale has always been athletic. She started playing tennis at 7.
Kelly was discovered outside a coffee shop in her hometown when she was 13.
For September 2016, Kelly was the Playboy Playmate of the Month.
She is good at cooking and eats her self-cooked food, primarily.